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International workshop
International MRIlab - A Journey From The Basics To Advanced Methodologies of MRI
Date
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Event format
Location & venue

Module I - Siena, Italy // Module II - Barcelona, Spain
To be announced
56001 Siena
Italy

Registration details

To apply for this event, contact alessia.addessi@medexlearning.com

Module I & Module II are mandatory to the completion of the course. 

The successful candidates will participate in both Modules.

  • Module I: Siena, Italy  17-19 Feb 2022
  • Module II: Barcelona, Spain 7-9 June 2022

The Comprehensive Registration fee will soon be announced.

Language
English
Med-Ex Learning is Scientific Secretariat for this collaborative EXCEMED Programme. These International MRILab Workshops are designed for a group of young neurologists/ neuroradiologists or other professionals with particular interest in quantitative MRI applied to research in Multiple Sclerosis

Application details

 

  • Module I: Siena, Italy  17-18 Feb 2022
  • Module II: Barcelona, Spain 7-9 June 2022

All applications will be reviewed by the scientific committee members who will select the best candidates according to their profiles.

Modules I & II are mandatory to the completion of the course and are included in cost of the registration. 

Successful candidates will participate in both Module I & II.

The following requirements are needed to apply:

  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae of the applicant including bibliography of any relevant publication
  • An applicant’s letter of intent
  • A letter of reference from the applicant’s mentor

The registration fee includes both Modules I & II, as well as : 

  • Online tutorials
  • Live interventions
  • Coffee breaks and lunch
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of attendance

The Comprehensive Registration fee will soon be announced

 

OVErview

 

In demyelinating and neurodegenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) supports diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, assesses prognosis, and improves understanding of the disease. Standardisation and optimisation of MRI acquisition protocols and analysis are therefore critical, both in clinical and research settings. Quantitative methods assessing lesions and atrophy are far less subjective for measuring disease burden in MS, compared with visual inspection, and are moving from research into clinical settings. Structural damage is predictive of motor and cognitive disability and needs to be accurately quantified, also in order to measure response to treatment. Several methods for imaging post-processing have been developed over time with different strengths, limits and scopes. However, whereas quantitative MRI measures have been extensively used in clinical studies and as endpoints in clinical trials, their introduction in the clinical setting has been difficult due to a number of methodological issues.

 

Pre-Event Tutorials

 

These preparatory tutorials provide an overview of the course for the modules focusing on the main goals that attendees will achieve through their learning journey in the field of quantitative MRI. The video scribing format facilitates the understanding of the entire learning path, translating scientific concepts into graphic maps. The tutorials will: 

  • Define the importance of quantitative imaging in the evaluation of structural damage in MS
  • Explain the main advancements and pitfalls in this field and how to approach quantitative MRI in a critical way

 

Post Event Tutorials

The post-course tutorials aim to summarise the main topics delivered in the modules. It will provide attendees with tips and practical exercises to help them develop original research projects building on the information gathered during the course. The tutorials will:

  • Simplify complex concepts into manageable information
  • Efficiently translate the theory of quantitative MRI into working knowledge

 

Learning objectives 

 

Through a series of different educational formats - both live and online - the MRI-Lab, facing basic and advanced methodological key aspects related to the use of quantitative measures of lesions and atrophy, aims to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Illustrate the main issues in the standardisation and optimisation of MRI acquisition protocols
  • Describe how to facilitate image post-processing
  • Discuss strengths and limits of currently used software packages for image quantification
  • Deliver full analysis of lesion burden and atrophy in MRI samples.

 

Accreditation details

 

An application for CME accreditation has been made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) 

 

Disclaimer

 

All EXCEMED programmes are organized solely to promote the exchange and dissemination of scientific and medical information. No form of promotional activities are permitted. There may be presentations discussing investigational uses of various products. These views are the responsibility of the named speakers, and do not represent an endorsement or recommendation on the part of EXCEMED. 
This programme is made possible thanks to the educational grants received from Actelion / Janssen Research & Development, Celgene and Roche.

 

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Chair

Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Disorder Unit Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience University of Siena
Siena, Italy
Section of Neuroradiology Department of Radiology
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital-IDI
Barcelona, Spain
Section of Neuroradiology Department of Radiology
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital-IDI Barcelona, Spain
Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Disorder Unit Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience University of Siena
Siena, Italy

Support

Contact Alessia Addessi if you have questions or need support.

Speakers

Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Disorder Unit Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience University of Siena
Siena, Italy
BIGR, Erasmus MC
University Medical Center Rotterdam Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Neurodegenerative and Demyelinating Disorder Unit Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience University of Siena
Siena, Italy
Section of Neuroradiology Department of Radiology
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital-IDI Barcelona, Spain
Section of Neuroradiology Department of Radiology
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital-IDI
Barcelona, Spain
Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam