February 2017
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The historic 20th Annual Scientific Sessions brought together over 1,400 CMR professionals from around the world to celebrate the Society's rich history and path for the future. Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and others who contributed to making this event the best SCMR meeting to date.

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The meeting began with the SCMR/ISMRM Workshop led by Co-Chairs Sonia Nielles-Vallespin and Krishna Nayak. The one-and-a-half day workshop provided an in-depth look at the structure and physiology of the heart and provided a platform to discuss how CMR may best be used to assess pathological changes. Over 250 people attended the workshop.

On Thursday morning, the meeting officially started with four Preconference Courses (Engineer's, Interventional, Congenital, and Physician's) followed by the Opening Plenary session. Moderated by then President, Jeanette Shulz-Menger and Program Chair, Daniel Messroghli, the session explored lessons learned from 20 years of SCMR (Joao Lima), CMR state-of-the-art in 2017 (Eike Nagel), whats next in CMR (Robert Balaban), and the Heart Failure Epidemic (John Cleland). Several concurrent sessions filled the afternoon covering Standardized Protocols, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, as well as Day one's case review, walking posters, and oral abstract sessions. Thursday wrapped up with the Welcome and Poster Reception held with the exhibitors. Read Full Article >>

Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield, PhD, one of the pioneers in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) died on February 8 at the age of 83. At the University of Nottingham, where the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre at The University of Nottingham was named in honor of his innovative work to change the face of modern medical science, Sir Peter developed MRI to become one of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs in modern medical science and diagnostic imaging. In 1993, he was knighted for his service to physics and in 2003, Mansfield and Lauterbur shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. This Nobel award recognizes his important role in the development of MRI, which is used today in research, diagnosis and the treatment of millions of patients around the world. Read full article >>

SCMR has launched 14 new online courses worth over 15 CME credits. The courses contain presentations from top CMR experts covering the following topics: T1 and T2 Mapping, Late Gadolinium Enhancement, Perfusion Imaging, Safety, MR Angiography, 4D Flow and much more. Pricing varies based on the number of CME credits and are discounted for SCMR members. To celebrate the launching of these new courses, SCMR is offering a limited time 50% discount on the following courses: T1 and T2 Mapping and Late Gadolinium Enhancement . Use the code "SCMR" to receive your discount. As a reminder, members can view previous recordings for free by visiting the Archives section of the online portal. To view all of the online courses please visit here .

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