Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 29, 2014. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
Magnetic resonance (MR) techniques provide powerful tools for studying living systems, from imaging of anatomy and metabolic function to detection and characterization of disease processes, and on spatial scales from individual cells to whole organs. The field of in vivo MR is dynamic and interdisciplinary, bringing together scientists with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine. The in vivo applications of Magnetic Resonance (MR) continue to grow thanks to technical advancements in several key areas of MR technology, including ultra-high magnetic field instrumentation, gradient and radio-frequency coil design, novel acquisition methods and image processing algorithms. This conference focuses on the latest developments in both MR methodology and applications, providing a unique venue for exchanging ideas and developing collaborations. Young investigators and students are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition to the invited talks and poster presentations, the Hot Topics presentations - selected from the poster abstracts - provide for inclusion of late-breaking developments. Topics to-be-covered include, but are not limited to: novel approaches for creating, detecting, and localizing the MR signal; applications of in vivo spectroscopy in disease and basic studies of metabolism; physical, chemical and biological mechanisms that affect the MR signal in vivo; development of new agents and approaches for manipulating the MR signal and contrast; functional MRI to study activation, blood flow and metabolism; and cellular function, from metabolism to gene expression to migration.
A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is displayed below (discussion leaders, where known, are noted in italics). The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by March 27, 2014. Please check back for updates.
- Enhanced Contrast
(David Gadian / Simon Duckett / Robert Bartha)
- Hardware at the Frontier
(Dan Sodickson / Michael Poole / Mark Ladd / Fa-Hsuan Lin)
- MRI of Pain: From Bone to Brain
(Juergen Hennig / Shamillar Majumdar / Jonathan Brookes)
- MR in Neuroscience / Late-Breaking Topics
(Hanzhang Lu, Joel Garbow / Shella Keilholz / Anna Devor)
- Molecular Engineering for Molecular Imaging
(Louise van der Weerd / Mikhail Shapiro / Anna Moore)
- MR in Cardiovascular Disease
(Xin Yu / Michael Markl / Christopher Francois / Craig Malloy)
- MR in Multiple Sclerosis
(Greg Stanisz / Corree Laule / Claudia Wheeler Kingshott)
- CEST Versus Spin Locking Versus MRS
(Daniel Gochberg / Xavier Golay / Tao Jin / Anke Henning)
- Imaging Moving Targets
(Oliver Speck / Krishna Nayak / Colin Studholme)