On December 12 and 13, 2019 a Working Group and Management Committee meeting was held in Malta, bringing together 60 clinicians and researchers to advance MRI diagnostics for glioma.
During this two-day meeting participants created and strengthened collaborations and brainstormed on the objectives of this Action. The program was packed with talks by experts in the field discussing the technological and clinical aspects of diffusion, perfusion and MRS. Additionally, DSC-MRI and vascular habitats were discussed. Next to these talks, 25 members were invited to present their research projects during the ‘Meet & Greet with the GliMR membership’-sessions, allowing all participants to get to know all aspects within the field and to liaise with each other. To truly spark discussion, two brainstorm sessions were organized. During the first brainstorm session, all participants were invited to discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of several novel MRI- techniques, such as diffusion, perfusion, machine learning, and many other emerging sequences, in a game-like format. During the second brainstorm, issues complicating the set-up of international research projects were discussed, such as data-sharing, knowledge-sharing and GDPR. Finally, there was also time for social networking. Congratulations to “Team Red” for winning the treasure hunt in the city of Valletta!
Interesting links – The full program, including abstracts of the Meet & Greet sessions, can be found here. – Photos and videos, including those of the treasure hunt, will soon be available on our website.