Jointly sponsored by SCMR and ISMRMMyocardial Tissue Characterization with MR Relaxometry: Principles and Emerging Methods

Objective: The purpose of this one and a half day workshop will be to bring academic researchers and clinicians together to an open forum to discuss the principles and emerging techniques for quantitative tissue characterization using MR relaxometry.  The workshop will focus on recent technical advances and applications of T1, T2, and T2* mapping techniques.  Participants are expected to gain knowledge and understanding of the advantages and limitations of novel pulse sequences for parametric mapping of relaxation parameters and their applications for assessing fibrotic, inflammatory, and infiltrative cardiomyopathies, myocardial edema, and iron overload.  The meeting will include 3 plenary lectures, five scientific sessions with a combination of invited lectures and oral abstract presentations, and a poster session and reception. The workshop will provide sufficient time for discussion between participants and experts in the field of MR relaxometry.  The meeting will include sessions on pulse sequences, data analysis, pathophysiology, and preclinical and clinical applications.  While the emphasis of the workshop will be highlighting the technical advances, emerging clinical applications will be discussed to provide a connection between the technical advances and clinical practice. The multidisciplinary faculty and broad target audience will provide a stimulating discussion relevant to cardiologists, radiologists, physicists, engineers, physiologists, trainees and technologists.

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Early Registration Rates available through January 4, 2015
Late Registration Rates begin on January 5, 2015

Registration Type Early VAT Early Total Late VAT Late Total
SCMR, ISMRM, EACVI Green Member EUR 200.00 EUR 40.00 EUR 240.00 EUR 240.00 EUR 48.00 EUR 288.00
SCMR/EACVI Club 35/ISMRM Trainee, Technologist, 
Allied Health, Associate Member
EUR 100.00 EUR 20.00 EUR 120.00 EUR 140.00 EUR 28.00 EUR 168.00
Non-Member EUR 250.00 EUR 50.00 EUR 300.00 EUR 290.00 EUR 58.00 EUR 348.00
Non-Member Trainee, Technologist, Allied Health EUR 150.00 EUR 30.00 EUR 180.00 EUR 190.00 EUR 38.00 EUR 228.00



Reza Nezafat, PhD (USA)
Michael Salerno, MD, PhD (USA)

Committee Members

Peter Kellman, PhD (USA)
Richard B. Thompson, PhD (USA)
Matthias Stuber, PhD (Switzerland)
Daniel B. Ennis, PhD (USA)
Daniel Messroghli, MD (Germany)
Graham Wright (Canada)
Matthew Robson (England)


Scientific Program

Wednesday, Februrary 4th, 2015

 8:30-9:30 - Opening Session

 8:30-8:35 - Welcome Address

 8:35-9:30 - Opening Plenary Session

 8:35-9:00 -Fibrosis and Edema: A Pathologist’s Perspective

 9:00-9:25 - The Biology of Relaxometry Changes

 9:25-9:30 - Questions and Answers

9:30-10:00 - Coffee Break

10:00-12:00- Session #1 -- Imaging Sequences

10:00-10:20 - Invited Talk 1: T1 mapping techniques

10:20-10:40 - Invited Talk 2: T2, T2* mapping techniques

10:40-12:00 - Invited Abstract Presentations

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch

1:00-3:00pm - Session #2 -- Data Analysis/Motion Correction

1:00-1:20 - Invited Talk 1: Reducing the impact of motion in parametric mapping

1:20-1:40 - Invited Talk 2: Estimation of Relaxometry Parameters

1:40-3:00 - Invited Abstract Presentations               

3:00-3:30pm - Coffee Break

3:30-5:30pm - Session #3 -- Confounders of the Measurements and Solutions

3:30-3:50 - Invited Talk 1: Physiologic confounders

3:50-4:10 - Invited Talk 2: Imaging confounders

4:10-5:30 - Invited Abstract Presentations  

5:30-7:00 pm - Posters (Wine & Cheese)

Thursday  February 5th, 2015 

8:30-9:30 - Opening Session 

8:35-9:00 - Plenary: What Relaxometry Can Tell Us: A Clinician’s Perspective

9:00-11:00 - Session #4 -- Physiological Mechanisms in Pre-Clinical Models

9:00-9:20 - Invited Talk 1: Physiological Mechanisms: Inflammation/Edema/hemorrhage 

9:20-9:40 - Invited Talk 2: Physiological Mechanisms: Fibrosis

9:40-11:00 - Invited Abstract Presentations

11:00-11:30 - Coffee Break

11:30-1:00 - Session #5 - Practical challenges for Implementing Quantitative Relaxometry in the Clinic

11:30-11:45 - Panelist 1: Applying Parametric mapping to individual Patients

11:45-12:00 - Panelist 2: Quality Control and Reproducibility

12:00-12:15 - Panelist 3: Establishing Normal Baselines Across Vendors

12:15-12:30 - Panelist 4: Challenges of Applying Parametric Mapping in Clinical Trials

12:30-1:00   - Moderated Panel Discussion