Welcome to the newest newsletter of COST Action Glioma MR Imaging 2.0
We have finally reached the last GliMR newsletter of 2020. Although this year was somehow different than we expected it to be, the GliMR community has been extremely productive. We have several good news that we are pleased to finally share with you.
Additionally, we would like to remind you to acknowledge GliMR when submitting an abstract for (virtual) conferences and to apply for a ITC conference grant.
If you have any updates that you would like to share with other members, please let us know.
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GliMR Annual Meeting
3-5 February 2021
For more information and updates, click here.
GliMR 2nd Treasure Hunt
4 February 2021
Evening session of the Annual Meeting
For more information and updates, click here.
FSL BASIL course
Virtual Course Tuesday, 24 November 2020
The PhysImAls & the FSL Course team are organising a virtual course on perfusion quantification using Arterial Spin Labelling (ASL) imaging.
Registration is now open. More information can be found here.
Two types of abstracts can be submitted: ‘classic‘ and ‘project‘ (planned/ongoing projects, results are not required).
We encourage early career researchers to use this opportunity to showcase their (ongoing) work, set-up collaborations and receive an award.
More information on abstract submission can be found here.
GliMR is still searching for panellistsand moderators. Additionally, we are looking for enthusiastic early career researchers who are interested in organising one of the informal ‘meet & greet’ sessions.
GliMR is a guest editor for the 2022 Special Issue of Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine (MAGMA), the official journal of the ESMRMB, entitled:
“Micro- to Macroscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Glioma”
The aim of this special issue is to promote research that focuses on advancing MRI to improve glioma imaging diagnostics. The deadline for manuscript submission is 30 June 2021, 23.59h. The complete call for papers can be found here.
We would like to encourage our members to submit their work, as the special issues of MAGMA reach a broad audience and are highly cited.
We are looking forward to your submissions.
International Brain Tumour Alliance
GliMR established a new collaboration with the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). Read more about it here.
On September 16th, GliMR hosted its first webinar, in collaboration with
More than 40 GliMR-members followed the live event; read more about it here. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
List of Publications
The newest list of publications related to glioma imaging can be found here.
Please contact us if you would like to help with this new section.
Researcher of the Month
Congratulations to our Researcher of the Month: Bárbara Abecassis
Don’t forget to nominate one of our colleagues for researcher of the month!
Bárbara Abecassis is a PhD student and a member of WG5
Bárbara is responsible for our social media accounts Twitter and Instagram.
Bárbara is a PhD student at the Gorter Center of High Field MRI, at the Leiden University Medical Center, in The Netherlands. She has joined WG5 and has also been responsible in the past few months for the social medial dissemination of GliMR’s news.
In the upcoming years, Bárbara’s project aims to investigate the value of 7T MRI when imaging glioma tumours, with an especial interest in exploring metabolic markers. The first part of her project has been on technical optimisation mostly focusing on CEST and MRS techniques. “However, I’m looking forward for the clinical application part of my work, where I’ll be scanning glioma patients.” – Bárbara says. It’s a project within the Medical Delta consortium, where health care and clinical research questions meet technological solutions.
Congratulations to our Researcher of the Month and GliMR Member nr. 200: Ricardo Loução of the University Hospital of Cologne, Germany. Ricardo is a biomedical engineer working at the University Hospital of Cologne, as part of the “functional imaging, neuromodulation, and...
The statement is a result of a joint effort of researchers from eight European countries and the US, highlighting evidence gaps and provides a focus for combining resources to tackle these gaps Researchers from the School of Biomedical Engineering...
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.