ESMRMB - Newsletter Volume 15, July 2013
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 In this issue you will find:
  » Welcome by our President
 » Membership: Join ESMRMB now!
 » ESMRMB Congress 2013 – Highlights of the programme
 » ESMRMB welcomes radiographers
 » ESMRMB School of MRI
    for physicians and MR technologists/radiographers

 » ESMRMB Lectures on MR
    for physicists and other basic or clinical scientists

 » MAGMA – ESMRMB Journal News
 » Success for Alliance for MRI – adoption of revised EMF directive
 » ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence applications
 » ESMRMB/ISMRM Teach-the-Teacher
 » Join us on facebook and twitter
 » MR Enterprise section: Philips
 Welcome by our President
Dear Members, Colleagues, and Friends of the ESMRMB,

With great anticipation we are approaching a big jubilee, our
30th Annual Scientific Meeting in Toulouse. The chair of the Scientific Programme Committee, Prof. Xavier Golay and his team established an attractive scientific and educational programme that appeals to radiologists, physicists, radiographers, basic scientists and clinical MR-researchers alike.
Thanks to the efforts of Prof. Isabelle Berry, the chair of the Local Organising Committee, and her team you will certainly feel warmly welcome to Toulouse with its outstanding historical and cultural spirit. The congress will also be a forum for communication, face-to-face interaction and research networking between participants from different countries.
Together with the French Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (SFRMBM), the ESMRMB developed a joint session on  “European projects: Management and research”.
On behalf of the ESMRMB, I am proud to cordially invite you to celebrate this unique event, embedded in a unique ambience, with us.
Not only at the annual congress, we are eager to support you professionally, but also during the whole year the ESMRMB is keen on providing you with the most various and qualitative educational programme and ensure the high quality training. In 2013, the School of MRI and the Lectures on MR offer a wide range of teaching courses - so ensure to check out our courses this year and spread the word among your colleagues! In addition, we continue to provide scientific information to you about new MR achievements through our society journal MAGMA with prompt distribution via early online publication before print.
As you surely already have heard, a positive step has recently been made in the debate regarding safety regulations for worker´s exposition to electromagnetic fields. Thanks to the Alliance for MRI, I am delighted to announce that continued patient access to MRI is now granted with both the European Parliament´s and Council´s endorsement of the MRI derogation in their adoption of the revised EMF Directive.
The meeting in Toulouse will become successful thanks to you and your contributions, and I very much look forward to seeing you all there.
With my kindest regards,
Prof. Elna-Marie Larsson
 Membership: Join ESMRMB now!
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Reduced registration fees to the ESMRMB congresses and courses, online/print access to the society’s journal MAGMA, access to the online membership directory and society documents.

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 ESMRMB Congress 2013 – Highlights of the programme
The meeting in Toulouse offers three days of educational and scientific programme particularly attractive to clinicians, basic scientists, MR engineers and MR radiographers alike. 
In addition to the Sir Peter Mansfield Lecture, given by Prof. Gabriel Krestin, the programme consists of 3 plenary sessions, 15 Mini-Categorical Courses and 8 teaching sessions. Further highlights will be the Roundtable Discussion (Multi-transmit for body MRI - is it worth the money?) and the Hot Topic Debate (Is resting state fMRI clinically relevant?). A Joint ESMRMB/SFRMBM Session will focus on “European projects: Management and research” and the very successful introduced Radiographers’ Sessions in 2012 will be extended to 6 sessions with a new format. 
The scientific programme will count numerous parallel scientific sessions for oral presentations. Time slots will be allocated for meeting the authors of traditional and electronic (EPOS) posters, as well as of Clinical Review Posters and Software Exhibits. In 2013 the best posters will furthermore be presented in our newly introduced “Poster Madness Sessions” which will enable you to be briefly informed on the posters that are presented at the ESMRMB 2013!
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 ESMRMB welcomes radiographers
The newly introduced and very successful Radiographers’ Sessions in 2012 will be extended in 2013 to 6 Radiographers’ Sessions and a new concept designed in collaboration with the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) has been developed. The first part of each session will be a talk with teaching character. In the second part of each session company representatives of main MRI equipment providers and pharmaceutical companies will give tips & hints for their products corresponding to the specific topic.
ESMRMB also offers a special reduced registration fee for radiographers and the opportunity to profit from even lower fees as an ESMRMB member. Reduced radiographer membership fee available for only € 50!
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 ESMRMB School of MRI
    for physicians and MR technologists/radiographers
The ESMRMB has already started a very successful year with three School of MRI courses in Lisbon, Rotterdam and Malta. 11 upcoming courses, which will be held all over Europe and providing the opportunity to get prepared for the needs of modern daily MR business, are yet to come. Make sure to reserve your place soon!
Glasgow 2012, Musculoskeletal course:
"Congratulations, excellent course!!! Well worth the time & money, very professionally done, highly recommended."
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 ESMRMB Lectures on MR
    for physicists and other basic or clinical scientists
The ESMRMB is proud to announce that this year´s course programme introduces, beside the well-established courses of 2012, 4 new Lectures on MR courses are part of this year's programme:
Acquisition strategies for hyperpolarised spin systems: Spectral, spatial and temporal
August 25-27, Lyngby/DK
Inverse imaging, spare sampling, compressed sensing, and more
September 16-18, Freiburg/DE
Simultaneous multi-slice/multiband imaging
September 19-21, Essen/DE
MRI simulation for sequence development, protocol optimisation, and education
December 2-4, Bonn/DE
Lisbon 2012, Diffusion course:
„Probably the best ESMRMB course I attended!“
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 MAGMA – ESMRMB Journal News
2012 MAGMA special issues:
MR Thermometry“ with Robert Turner as Guest-editor (published in February 2012)
Arterial Spin Labelling MRI“ with David Alsop as Guest-editor (published in April 2012)
2013 MAGMA special issue:
"MRI and PET together: friends or foes" with Thomas Beyer and Ewald Moser as Guest-editors (published in February 2013)
Forthcoming MAGMA special issue (first issue of 2014):
X-nucleus magnetic resonance imaging” with Lothar Schad and Simon Konstandin as Guest-editors (the papers are currently under review)
2013 Young Investigator Award competition:

A record number of submissions to the YIA: 21 papers have been received this year!
 Success for Alliance for MRI – adoption of revised EMF directive
Council adopts without discussion the revised Directive on electromagnetic fields (EMF Directive 2004/40/EC)

Continued patient access to MRI is now granted with both Parliament’s and Council’s endorsement of the MRI derogation in their adoption of the revised Directive 2004/40/EC on electromagnetic fields. Members States will have to transpose the Directive into national law until 1st of July 2016.
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 ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence applications
The ESMRMB received 2 applications for the Certificate of MR Excellence. Both applicants fulfil the criteria and following that, members in good standing may now have the chance to comment on the 2 applicants until August 30, 2013.
Prof. Carles Arús - CV
Prof. Ahmet Muhtesem Agildere – CV
The ESMRMB Members & Services Committee will make the final decision on acceptance / rejection of the applications, which will then be forwarded to the Executive Board for final approval.
In case you are interested in also applying for an ESMRMB Certificate of MR Excellence, please take note of the upcoming deadline on October 1, 2013.
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 ESMRMB/ISMRM Teach-the-Teacher
ESMRMB and ISMRM together offer young academic radiologists from emerging countries the opportunity of a two-month fellowship in one of the leading MRI centres worldwide to be trained as an ESMRMB/ISMRM certified teacher in a specific field of applied MRI (e.g. musculoskeletal, cardiac, abdominal MRI). The first applications are currently under review and first trainings will start in 2014!
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 Join us on facebook and twitter
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 MR Enterprise section: Philips

Philips collaborates with clinical partners to introduce advanced clinical functionalities in MRI 
New clinical functionalities designed to transform care in MRI address the challenges of an aging population and economic pressures on health care providers
An increasing global incidence of neuro and vascular disease across the world is a result of both aging populations and increasingly unhealthy lifestyles1. Clinicians and researchers from across the world are working in close collaboration with Philips to develop new clinical functionalities that support high quality, clinically relevant diagnostics, whilst also improving patient throughput. These innovations are strongly enhanced by dStream, the digital broadband technology, available on Ingenia 1.5T and 3.0T and through upgrades, for the installed base.

1. World Heart Federation. Urbanization and cardiovascular disease.

Philips MR system upgraded to dStream taking full advantage of clinical innovations
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