ISMRM Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings

🕗 All virtual meetings begin at 08:00 PDT/11:00 EDT/16:00 UTC/17:00 CEST unless otherwise noted. Registration closes the day before the meeting at noon Pacific time. Registration is limited to ISMRM & SMRT members only.

Our Next Virtual Meeting:

Future Virtual Meetings:

ISMRM Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Virtual Meeting:
Work-Life-Family Balance in the Era of COVID-19

17 June 2020 • Time: 08:00-09:00 PDT
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Moderators: Vikas Gulani, MD, Ph.D. and Nicole Seiberlich, Ph.D.

Overview: During this virtual meeting, we'll hear from people throughout our ISMRM and SMRT communities about their work-life-family balance during the era of COVID-19. Different people and regions are experiencing COVID-19 in very different ways. Recently reported data on paper submissions suggest that the experience is not equitable across gender. Nor is it similar from family to family or career to career. Here, we will present a few different perspectives on and ideas for work-life-family balance. We anticipate that you would benefit from participating no matter the number of children in your home (even zero), the stage of your career, and your gender identity. This virtual meeting is an opportunity for our community to gather, learn about each other's experiences, and think of ways to support each other now during the pandemic and in our post-pandemic world.


  • Recognize that they are not alone struggling with work-life balance and enable networking between people in similar situations;
  • Learn strategies to occupy their own or someone else's children through virtual interaction;
  • Approach work in the era of COVID-19 with more patience. This is a marathon, not a sprint; and
  • Learn how and where to raise awareness about the long-term consequences of combined care and work duties.

Working from Home is Not Equitable

Elizabeth Morris, M.D.
Chief, Breast Imaging Service; Larry Norton Endowed Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY, USA

Work-Life Balance Perspective: It’s Messy

Katy Keenan, Ph.D.
Leader, Quantitative MRI project
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, CO, USA

Work-Life Balance Perspective: Using Your Time Effectively

Efrat Shimron, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Work-Life Balance Perspective: Establishing Expectations

Shaihan Malik, PhD
Reader (Associate Professor) in Medical Imaging
School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King’s College London
London, England, UK

ISMRM MR Elastography Study Group Virtual Meeting:
The Value of Quantifying Viscoelastic Parameters in Brain Imaging

18 June 2020 • Time: 08:00-09:00 PDT
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Moderator: Dieter Klatt, Ph.D., Chair, MR Elastography Study Group

Model based MRE Inversion: Validation in Simulation, Phantoms & In Vivo

Matthew D. McGarry, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH, USA

MRE in Viscoelastic & Poroelastic Materials: From Tofu to Brain

Ledia Lilaj, M.Sc.
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Questions & Answers


ISMRM MR Spectroscopy Study Group Virtual Meeting:
Open Source Spectroscopy Software

25 June 2020 • Time: 08:00-09:00 PDT
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Moderator: Cristina Cudalbu, Ph.D.

MRShub - An Online MRS Code & Data Repository

Georg Oeltzschner, Ph.D.,
Brian J. Soher, Ph.D., and
William T. Clarke, D.Phil.


Dinesh K. Deelchand, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA


Benjamin C. Rowland, D.Phil.
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Questions & Answers


ISMRM Diffusion MR Study Group Virtual Meeting
09 July 2020

ISMRM MR in Drug Research Study Group Virtual Meeting
03 September 2020

ISMRM Hyperpolarized Media Study Group Virtual Meeting
17 September 2020

ISMRM MR in Radiation Therapy Study Group Virtual Meeting
01 October 2020

ISMRM Interventional MR Study Group Virtual Meeting
08 October 2020

ISMRM High Field Systems & Applications Study Group Virtual Meeting
22 October 2020

Looking for past Virtual Meetings or curious what topics have been covered before?

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The ISMRM is committed to providing opportunities for its members to connect, engage and develop. As an ISMRM member, you have access to:

Study Group Virtual Meetings: A platform for 27 study groups, established to foster interaction among members with a common interest in topical and active areas of MR. Topics for discussion come from the study groups with discussion and debate promoted by expert moderators, with contributions from the virtual audience. Registration is free and open to all ISMRM members, with priority given to members of the respective Study Group.

Journal Club Virtual Meetings: A platform for a dynamic, international, cross-cutting journal club moderated by experts in the field. The papers for discussion come from the Society’s journals with live access to the authors. Discussion and debate are promoted by expert moderators, with contributions from the virtual audience. Registration is free and open to all ISMRM members.