December 2018
Board of Trustees Election Results

The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance is pleased to announce the 2019 Board of Trustees Election results. We thank all the candidates who agreed to be on the slate for the recent election. We appreciate your participation and continued support of SCMR and its mission. 

Elected were:
  • Vice President: James Carr
  • Vice Secretary/Treasurer: Sven Plein
  • Board of Trustees:
    • Allison Hayes
    • Erica Dall'Armellina
    • Marco Francone
Learn more about the new leaders here. Congratulations to all and welcome to the SCMR Board of Trustees.
Looking for Year-End CMEs 

SCMR has over 50 online CME activities available through the online learning portal  covering a wide range of topics: physics, ischemic heart disease, myocarditis, cardio-oncology, congenital heart disease and more. Members receive substantial discounts  and receive free credits after reviewing JCMR articles. Don't wait any longer and earn your CME credits before the year ends!

Houston Level I SCMR Workshop

Fifty-eight healthcare professionals gathered in Houston, Texas on December 1st and 2nd for the SCMR Foundations of CMR Level I Workshop. The 2-day workshop was organized by Co-chairs Dr. Dipan Shah and Dr.  Faisal Nabi , both from Houston Methodist Hospital. The workshop began with opening remarks by Dr. Shah, providing an overview of the workshop and the idea of going "Back to the Basics".

CMR in Nonischemic Myocardial Inflammation #WhyCMR

This JACC Scientific Expert Panel, lead by SCMR leaders Matthias Friedrich and Vanessa Ferreira, provides consensus recommendations for an update of the cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) diagnostic criteria for myocardial inflammation in patients with suspected acute or active myocardial inflammation (Lake Louise Criteria) that include options to use parametric mapping techniques. While each parameter may indicate myocardial inflammation, the authors propose that CMR provides strong evidence for myocardial inflammation, with increasing specificity, if the CMR scan demonstrates the combination of myocardial edema with other CMR markers of inflammatory myocardial injury. 

Case of the Week  
New Pericardial Mass in a Patient with a History of Recent Kawasaki Disease

A 6 year old male presented to the emergency department with a 2 week history of intermittent fever, fatigue, anorexia, and weight loss. His past medical history is significant for a history of refractory Kawasaki Disease diagnosed 1 year prior to presentation.

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