January 2017
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Dudley Pennell, JCMR Editor-in Chief: 2007 - 2016

As of January 1st, Dr. Warren J. Manning has succeeded Dr. Dudley J. Pennell as Editor-in-Chief of the Society's journal, the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR). As the transition in JCMR's leadership takes place, let us reflect a bit on the role of the outgoing and incoming Editors-in-Chief. Professor Dudley Pennell took the helm of the journal in 2007, following the previous successful and visionary term of the Founding Editor, Dr. Gerald Pohost. Dr Pennell's role at the time was to continue the fruitful increase in the journal's visibility which started in 1999 with Dr Pohost's term, who left the journal with an Impact Factor of 1.87 and around 65 manuscripts published per year.

Warren Manning, New JCMR Editor-in-Chief
What happened in the next ten years under Dr Pennell's supervision is nothing short of extraordinary. As objective as we are in this field, the numbers speak out for his outstanding accomplishments: more than 100 manuscripts published each year, an Impact Factor that tripled to 5.75, and an Editorial Board of 87 people from all across the globe. These figures express the significant increase in the quality of the papers submitted to JCMR as well as the direction given by the Editorial Board in focusing on important review and position papers from the Society. During his tenure, the Journal publication was transferred to Biomed Central and became available as an on-line Open Access Journal. The concept of Open Access publishing was new at the time, so this transition came with its own sets of challenges and opportunities that were smoothly handled by the editorial team based in London, UK. 
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The historic 20th Annual Scientific Sessions are almost here! Online pre-registration will be open until January 27th and then only available onsite in Washington DC.  

If you are attending the meeting here is additional information to "know before you go"  which covers registration, the meeting app, transportation and more. Registered attendees will receive an additional email covering this information. We look forward to celebrating our 20th Anniversary and hope you have a wonderful meeting!

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 .

Since being launched last September, the SCMR Research & Education has raised over $7,000. These funds will contribute directly to the SCMR Seed Grant Award and the Regional Travel Awards which this year are helping 50 people from around the world to attend the 20th Annual Scientific Sessions. Please consider donating today to assist in these initiatives and more.


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