|6th Annual Scientific Symposium Ultrahigh Field Magnetic Resonance: Clinical Needs, Research Promises and Technical Solutions|
The symposium is designed to provide an overview of state-of-the-art (pre)clinical UHF-MR, to discuss the clinical relevance of UHF-MR, to explore future directions of UHF-MR, to foster explorations into ultrahigh field-MR and to initiate local, regional, national and international collaboration and last but not least to provide plenty of time to engage into fruitful exchange with peers and colleagues. The symposium is tailored to attract basic scientists, engineers, hardware professionals, translational researchers, applied scientists and clinicians with all levels of experience and expertise ranging from undergraduate and graduate students interested in imaging to trainees, advanced users and applications experts.
The scientific program comprises 4 sessions, all balancing technical developments and clinical applications. We are very much honored to present extraordinary speakers including MR technology leaders and distinguished clinical experts - all bridging disciplinary boundaries and stimulating the imaging community to throw further weight behind the solution of unsolved problems and unmet clinical needs. The scientific program will be paralleled by a poster session. We are looking forward to your poster contributions which will be all considered for the symposium’s poster price contest. We wish to encourage those of you who are courageous to walk the extra mileage. Thanks to your valuable feedback we have also included nine slots of 3 min speedy poster power presentations into the program. This will give a large number of poster presenters the opportunity to be in the spotlight of the audience. The symposium will be supplemented by a technical exhibition, by an open day of B.U.F.F. as well as by a social event.
What is special for our this year's symposium is that it will be preceded by a workshop on RF coils: design, build and characterize your own (please also see www.esmrmb.org ). This workshop is part of the Lectures of MRI series of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB). The RF coil workshop provides an overview of designing, constructing and testing RF coils for both animal and human scanners. Practical sessions will cover approximately ~50% of the course, in which participants will learn to build and characterize surface coils and volume resonators of their particular interests. The course is designed for basic scientists and engineers but also invites clinicians, radiographers, applications specialists and other MR users interested in gaining a better insight into RF coil technology.
|Ort Max-Delbrueck Center for Moelcular Medicine, Berlin, Germany|
|On a special note; many of us know first-hand how challenging it can be to balance the needs of our families with the mission to advance science. The Max-Delbrueck Center is devoted to offset this challenge and has received the "work and family" award in 2013. To this end we are very pleased to offer professional child care for the course of the symposium thanks to the generous support provided the "Freundeskreis of the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine". Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can provide further details.
We warmly invite you to join us for the 6th Annual Scientific Symposium on Ultrahigh Field MR in Berlin. Please save the date. A visit to Berlin is always worth it. Alongside MR science, Berlin has numerous historical landmarks, cultural highlights and sport events to offer. Be Berlin.