SCMR Mid-Year Meeting: Chicago

Using CMR to Individualize the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure

July 12-13, 2024

Location: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Chair: Dr. Daniel Kim
Co-Chair: Dr. Patricia Bandettini

Organizing Committee:

  • Dr Daniel Kim
  • Dr Patricia Bandettini
  • Dr Kenneth Bilchick
  • Dr Kate Hanneman
  • Dr Vineeta Ojha
  • Dr Anupama Rao

SCMR Mid-Year Chicago Meeting

Target audience:

Scientists, clinicians, trainees, and CMR technologists


The primary objective of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Mid-Year workshop entitled, “Using CMR to Individualize the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure,” is to provide a vital platform for scientists and clinicians to optimize the use of CMR in the treatment of heart failure (HF).

A key aim of this workshop is to facilitate networking and knowledge-sharing among scientists, clinicians, trainees, and CMR technologists facilitating the integration of CMR technology into clinical practice. The workshop’s topics will encompass a wide range of areas relevant to HF, including recent guideline updates, CMR’s role in characterizing HF phenotypes, CMR in cardio-oncology, its complementarity with other imaging and diagnostic tests, fundamentals of image acquisition and analysis, advanced techniques for efficient CMR, artificial intelligence (AI) applications in CMR, risk prediction, racial and ethnic disparities in HF, and insights into the future of CMR for HF diagnosis and patient management.

These topics and educational objectives align closely with the mission of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to provide global leadership in research, training, and education for the prevention and treatment of heart and blood diseases.

Preliminary programme:

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Call for Abstracts:

The SCMR invites MRI abstract submissions related to cardiomyopathy and heart failure.  The scientific abstract topics may include technical development of MRI sequences and novel applications, basic science work, or clinical research.  Additionally, there will be an abstract category for case studies that exemplify the diagnostic power (or limitations) and use of CMR in the management of heart failure.

General Abstract Submission Guidelines

Presentation type: Original scientific research.

  • All abstracts must be submitted (and if accepted, will be presented) in English.
  • A single page PDF document with 0.5 inch margin on all 4 sides.
  • Arial 11 font.
  • Must include a title, authorship (include the institution of the presenting author), introduction, methods, results, discussion

Structure: The abstract must include:

  • Title
  • Authorship (include the institution of the presenting author)
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion

Abstract categories: scientific and case study:

  • For scientific abstracts the content must include: the purpose, methods, results, and conclusion(s) sections.
  • For case studies, the content must include: a succinct clinical history, pertinent CMR findings and other complementary diagnostic results, final diagnosis, key educational points learned from the case.

Figures and tables: Up to 3 figures and tables. Please ensure that your images are of a high quality (at least 300 dpi)

References: References should not be included.

Submission Deadline: 22 April 2024, 5PM CST. Please note that the submission deadline will not be extended.

Submission via email: Abstract must be submitted via email to

When submitting your abstract include the following in your email text:

Subject Line of email – SCMR Mid-Year Meeting, 12 & 13 July 2024, Chicago

  • Title of your Presentation
  • Name of Presenting Author
  • Institution of Presenting Author
  • Email of Presenting Author
  • Indicate either “Abstract Submission” or “Case Submission”

Grading: Abstract will be reviewed by the workshop faculty via standardized evaluation criteria.

Results: Abstract acceptance/non-acceptance status will be made available by mid May 2024. The decision email will be sent to the presenting author only.

Travel awards for trainees: If you would like to be considered for a travel grant, please indicate this at the bottom of the abstract.  We request a letter by your advisor, verifying your trainee status and briefly commenting upon your qualifications (student/trainee status, performance) and justification for requesting financial assistance for travel.

We look forward to receiving your work!

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