This is the newest newsletter of COST Action Glioma MR Imaging 2.0.
We are proud to announce the release date of our animation video on the reuse of medical data. During the last few weeks, many GliMR members were involved in the translation and finalization of this video. We hope that we can continue to count on our members to help us distribute the video throughout Europe.
Additionally, in this newsletter, you can read more about, and relive our successful Hybrid Networking Event in Brno, upload your data on a GDPR-compliant data-repository, apply for a job opening, submit for a special issue, be creative, and get to know our new ‘Researcher of the Month’.
Enjoy the GliMR-life!
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We are happy to announce that GliMR has created an animation video to
“Inform patients about the reuse of medical data for scientific purposes”
and that this video is available in 17 different languages!
GDPR allows the reuse of medical data for research, and data sharing, under certain conditions. Therefore, this video is an important tool for hospitals, clinicians, and researchers to help them comply with the transparency requirement of GDPR.
Currently, the final videos are being finished and the release is planned for 4 and 5 November 2021, as part of the Brain Tumor Awareness Week 2021. We hope we can count on ALL our members to help us with distributing this video within institutions (e.g. via data protection officers), networks, patient organizations within your country. Sharing to conference or journal boards is also welcome.
To help you with distributing this project, we are working on a webpage and email template you can use. Feel free to take a look at the page and video, but we urge you to wait with distribution until the release date. Don’t forget to put the date on your agenda. More information about this will follow in the next week.
In the meantime, we would like to ask you to let us know who you can contact within your region and country via these forms. Please, don’t restrict your contribution to one contact or one center. A few extra minutes of your time to share it nationally will significantly increase the impact of this project!
WG5 would like to thank everyone who helped with the video and the language translations.
Relive our first
Hybrid Networking Event
On 28 September 2021, GliMR organised the first Hybrid Networking Event in Brno. This one-day event was joined by 75 participants in total (20 onsite and 55 virtual). We would like to thank all our participants and speakers.
During this event, several GliMR members presented their work during the webinar, we learned how to segment tumors for clinical practice, and were introduced to the world of Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS).
We are proud to announce the implementation of the Brain Imaging of Tumours Repository (BITR) on our website. The BITR allows sharing of data in a secure manner. This repository is developed in collaboration with ENBIT. Make sure to take a look!
Job offer Trento
Two calls (one for a postdoc fellowship, and one for a research assistant) are now open to work in the field of functional brain network reorganization in glioma patients.
To update the banners of our website, we would like to invite our members to create some art, images, photos,…, related to GliMR. Before submitting your work, please take the limitations of the dimension into account.
Karin van Garderen is a PhD student at Erasmus MC Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Her background is in applied physics and computer science, with a special interest in machine learning and data analysis. The focus of her PhD project is the longitudinal analysis of low-grade glioma using image analysis techniques. Karin is a member of the Dutch Medical Delta and the GLASS-NL consortium, the latter of which aims to study the evolution of low-grade astrocytoma by gathering a combination of molecular, clinical and imaging data.
“So far, my research has focussed on automated tumor segmentation and its application in clinical and scientific practice. Using these segmentations, we can better understand glioma growth patterns and their relation to molecular changes in the tumor.” Karin van Garderen
On behalf of the (new) Webinar Team, we would like to invite GLiMR members and all interested peers to let us know their opinions on planned Webinar content. Broadly, the plan is to offer ‘clinical need’ and/or ‘technical progress’ oriented...
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.
This COST Action aims to build a pan-European and multidisciplinary network of international experts in glioma research, patient organisations, data scientists, and MR imaging scientists by uniting the glioma imaging community within Europe and progressing the development and application of advanced MR imaging for improved decision making in diagnosis, patient monitoring, and assessment of treatment response in clinical trials and clinical practice.