ISMRM goes Hybrid!
Steven P. Sourbron, Ph.D.
After 2 years of virtual ISMRM annual meetings, we are now planning the first ever hybrid annual meeting of the ISMRM. While many of the details are still being worked out, we are committed to provide an interactive hybrid format. Those travelling to London will experience an ISMRM meeting much like in pre-pandemic times, with all the benefits of in-person interaction but with an additional option to interact with online attendees. Online attendees will be able to watch live streams of all sessions in London, and recordings will be available for those in more distant time zones, with increased interactivity than in previous online annual meetings. Importantly, online attendees will also be able to present their work to attendees in London and online. In this talk I will update on the current ideas for the meeting, not only on format but also on content including also the educational program and other special sessions under development.
MR education during the ISMRM annual meeting in 2022: What to expect
Nivedita Agarwal, MD
The ISMRM annual meeting in London will offer a total of 218 hours of education distributed from Saturday to Thursday designed by the AMPC. This also includes 28 hours of tutorials organised by eight different education tracks (Neuro, Body, Cross-Organ, MSK, Image acquisition, contrast mechanisms, Physics & Engineering and Transferable Skills). All education is planned onsite and all speakers have been requested to be onsite to allow for maximum interactivity between them and the participants. We also have planned a three day meeting within a meeting or a Special focus meeting (SFM) dedicated to cardiovascular MR research. This is specially designed for attendees (such as clinicians) who may not have time to attend a six-day meeting but want to get the most of the cutting-edge technologies centered around CMR.
First Hybrid SMRT (just renamed to ISMRT!) Annual Meeting
Rhys Slough, MSc.
Similar to ISMRM annual meeting, SMRT (renamed to ISMRT) annual meeting will go hybrid as well! The annual meeting will have a similar schedule as the meetings in pre-pandemic time with an interesting poster session on Friday afternoon, accredited theme-based education sessions for MR radiographers/technologists on both Saturday and Sunday, and accredited ISMRM sessions and ISMRM-ISMRT joint forum on Monday. We will cover different hot topics in the meeting including AI, high and low-field imaging and advanced practices in MR. We will continue the great Master Class tradition we started in the past two years. Attendees traveling to London will be able to have in-person interaction with gorgeous speakers and other attendees (both in-person and online). Attendees online will be able to view live presentations and join the Q & A and discussions virtually. We look forward to seeing you!
2022 ISMRT Annual Meeting will be fun!
Huijun ‘Vicky’ Liao, MR-RT
2022 ISMRT Annual Meeting encourages interaction/discussion since it will be our first chance to see each other in-person after two years! Besides the hot topics mentioned by Rhys, we plan to have Q&A and panel/group discussions in the safety and clinical sessions where both in-person and online attendees can share their opinions and questions. We also encourage you to join our poster-tour on Friday to interact with our MR radiographer/technologist poster presenters and other MR colleagues around the world. There also will be Grab-n-Go Lunch served for ISMRT Business Meeting on Saturday which will give the most updated status of ISMRT and the Abstract/Proffered Papers Awards on Sunday. We will also be planning on our evening welcoming party which has been a tradition in the pre-pandemic times!