Newsletter #12

Newsletter #12

April 2022
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This is the newest newsletter of COST Action Glioma MR Imaging 2.0.

In this newsletter we would like to remind you to pre-register before 15th April (this Friday) if you would like to attend GliMR’s Training School “Artificial Intelligence in Neuro-oncology” in July. More details on this event can be found below, including a message from the Organisers.

For our members that will be attending the ISMRM annual meeting in person (London), GliMR is also planning to organise a meet-up. If interested, please see more details on this below.

In this newsletter you can also find a message from the Webinar Team with a brief summary of GliMR’s latest webinar. Finally, we are proud to introduce our latest Researcher of the Month: Dr Saritha Unnikrishnan.

If you have any updates that you would like to share with GliMR, please email WG5.
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GliMR 2.0 Training School

“Artificial Intelligence in Neuro-Oncology”
from 25 to 27 July 2022 in Dublin


  • Deadline for Pre-Registration: this Friday, 15th April 2022
Please fill in the form: https://forms.gle/dWUjPqwsNJbQwJv3A
  • Message from the Organisers

Dear GliMR-member, trainer, trainee,

On 25-27 July 2021, GliMR will organise its first Training School on ‘Artificial Intelligence in Neuro-oncology’ in Dublin, Ireland. As many of you have questions about the reimbursement of this training school, we have prepared a document to inform you about the COST rules for training schools. These rules can also be found in the COST Vademecum

Please, be aware that Force Majeure doesn’t count for the COVID situation. This means that, if the training school is cancelled due to COVID restrictions, all related costs are no longer eligible. Therefore, we recommend cancellation insurance for your travel.

Non-COST member should make an online profile to get reimbursed (https://e-services.cost.eu/user/login). Long distance travel can also be reimbursed. Air fares cannot exceed EUR 1200. 
Looking forward to seeing you in Dublin!
GliMR meet-up at ISMRM 2022 in London

The suggestion of a GliMR meet-up during the conference has recently been brought up. For everybody attending ISMRM in person, let’s come together for lunch or an evening drink close to the conference centre. In the hope of including as many interested individuals as possible, please fill in this doodle before the 22nd April 2022 (Friday) 
Based on the replies, we’ll let you know about the chosen date and time.
Keep an eye out on GliMR social media and website for updates!
Message from the Webinar Team

Last webinar (31st March 2022): 
7T MRI – What is going on inside of the Subject?
by Dr. Gilbert Hangel

The month of March came to a remarkable end with the insightful GliMR webinar in which Dr. Gilbert Hangel talked about 7T MRI and its effects on the subject. His talk covered practical aspects of installing and performing patient studies with a 7T MRI scanner.

A special emphasis was put on the fact that there are additional sensory effects and safety aspects to be considered in comparison to other clinically available field strengths. Especially vestibular stimulation, electrogustatory effects, magnetophosphenes, and, though less frequent, hallucinations, should be mentioned as possible side effects to the subject before any acquisition. These side effects are also dependent on subject positioning, especially vestibular stimulation. Furthermore, vestibular stimulation causes a readjustment of the brain when moving through the high magnetic field, potentially affecting resting state fMRI studies. On another note, acquisitions with ECG-triggering are more complicated on a 7T scanner as the “textbook” ECG signal, which is visible at other clinically available field strengths, presents additional features.

The GliMR webinar team warmly thanks Dr. Gilbert Hangel and all webinar participants, and welcomes feedback and topic suggestions for future webinars (glimrwebinar@gmail.com).

Researcher of the Month

Congratulations to our Researcher of the Month: Dr. Saritha Unnikrishnan. 

Dr. Saritha Unnikrishnan is a lecturer in the department of Computing and Electronics at the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Sligo, Ireland. She received her B. Tech. (Honours) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Kerala, India. After finishing her degree, she had worked over five years as a software engineer in various multi-national companies in India and Ireland. She obtained her PhD in Computer Vision and Machine Learning with a focus on pharmaceutical applications from the Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Sligo, Ireland.

She is currently leading, as the principal investigator, multiple research projects in digital manufacturing and health innovation in affiliation with three strategic research centres at ATU. She had published UK and US patents from her research and has recently (2022-24) won an Enterprise Ireland commercialisation project worth €400K to develop a software solution using an innovative technology from her research. Her research interests include Explainable Deep AI, image segmentation and unsupervised pattern recognition.

Saritha is working as a management committee member and with the working group 1 of GliMR. She is currently leading an organising committee within GliMR coordinating the first training school titled ‘Artificial Intelligence in Neuro-Oncology’. World class researchers and clinicians from Europe and US, industry personnel from GE Medical and Philips are coming together in this exciting event happening in University College Dublin (UCD) in July 2022.

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GliMR keeps investing in connecting our members, also through social media. Do you want to stay up to date? Follow us, now also on Researchgate and Youtube!

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