A Special Announcement
from SMRT President Chris Kokkinos

Dear SMRT Colleagues and Friends,

With the 2019 SMRT 28th Annual Meeting in Montréal only 12 weeks away, I am immensely proud to announce an exciting addition to our SMRT Annual Meeting. We will be commencing a new SMRT tradition, where the SMRT President will be inviting a world-renowned leader in the field of MRI to deliver the “SMRT Presidential Lecture.” The Presidential Lecture will give our meeting attendees a unique opportunity to hear the story of MRI from pioneers and experts in the field.

<i>Chris Kokkinos and Denis Le Bihan</i>

I am both privileged and honored to announce that Denis Le Bihan, M.D., Ph.D. will be the inaugural SMRT President’s Lecturer at this year’s SMRT 28th Annual Meeting in Montréal, QC, Canada. Dr. Le Bihan is a world-leading expert in MR diffusion and is credited with inventing, developing and introducing into research and clinical practice the concept of Diffusion MRI. He is also the founding Director of France’s NeuroSpin, an internationally renowned, Ultrahigh Field MRI Neuroimaging Center, and the site of an 11.7T full body MRI scanner.

If you would like to hear more about how Dr. Denis Le Bihan’s pioneering work helped shape MRI, and discover how he put the “b” into “b-value,” please join us in Montréal for the SMRT 28th Annual Meeting, 10 – 13 May 2019 at the Palais des congres de Montréal.

For more details about the meeting and a look at the entire 2019 program, please go to the SMRT Annual Meeting page.

I look forward to seeing you all in Montréal very soon!

Au Revoir!

Chris Kokkinos
SMRT President