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SCMR Speakers Travel for international outreach

SCMR established the International Outreach Program in 2014 to promote the clinical value of CMR in patient care and to advance imaging science by expanding CMR education globally.

 2018-2019 International Outreach Activities:

Meeting/Organizer Location Date(s) SCMR Speakers
 CMR Congress of South Africa  Cape Town, South Africa  October 30- November 4, 2018  Ron Jacob
 The Cardiac Radiology National Meeting  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  October 11-13, 2018 Subha Raman 
IACI- Indian Association of Cardiac Imaging: 7th Annual Meeting   Guragon, New Delhi  October 5-7, 2018  
China Chapter of Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance ShenzhenChina  August 31- September 2, 2018 Yuchi Han
12th Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging Congress (ASCI)
Beijing, China
August 16-18, 2018
Vanessa Ferreira, Jeanette Schulz-Menger

SCMR also provides a one-time, one-year free associate membership to all attendees from international outreach supported meetings. For more information on the International Outreach program and meeting criteria please click here.

To view meetings from previous years, visit International Outreach Archives.

 

RAPID CARDIAC MAGNETIC PROJECT AND CONFERENCE 

LIMA, PERU

JANUARY 2019

International Team visiting Peru:

  • Professor James Moon, University College London and Barts Heart Centre
  • Dr. Ron Jacob, SCMR Outreach Committee
  • Dr. Malcolm Walker, University College London
  • Dr. Kris Knott, BHF research fellow, University College London
  • Dr. Redha Boubertakh, Physics, Barts Heart Centre
  • Dr. Katia Menacho, University College London

RAPID CMR SCANS:
• 140 patients scanned on 6 scanners, 2 cities over the 4 full days equivalent
• 55 live cases on Sunday 27th of January (reporting session Rapid CMR course)
• Average scan time 20 mins




RAPID CMR CONFERENCE:
Total number of participants in Peru – 26th and 27th of January 2019

1-day level 1 seminar course: 142 attendees

  • Cardiologists: 50%
  • Radiologists: 14%
  • Technologists: 17%
  • Trainees (cardiology and radiology): 19%

1-day hands-on training and reporting session course: 128 participants
who also attended the 1-day seminar course, including one foreign participant from Paraguay

  1. Live scanning (participants visited the Scanner at the Peruvian Air Force Hospital) and
    observed the acquisition of the Rapid CMR protocol. Participants were divided into
    groups of 14 and observed live scanning for 1 hour.
  2. “Hands-on” sessions using 7 cvi42 reporting stations on Sunday 27th of January:
    Participants were divided into groups of 14 (2 participants per workstation). The
    session duration was 1 hour.
  3. Reporting session (main conference room): 55 cases were reported live with all
    participants.

 

CMR Congress of South Africa (SACMR)

Cape Town, South Africa
November 2018

The didactic sessions were held over 5 days with the last two days dedicated to reviewing cases. The didactic sessions covered a wide variety of topics from basic acquisition, advanced topics and biomedical engineering.  Faculty included SCMR Members Ron Jacob, Katia Menacho, Ntobeko Ntusi,  and Anna Herrey.

There were a  total of 124 attendees (including delegates and faculty).  Attendees came from twelve countries (South Africa, New Zealand, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho Australia, Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, US, UK and Peru).  The  primary specialty of the attendees were as follows: 33 radiographers, 24 radiologists, 19 cardiologists, 17 fellows, 15 biomedical engineers, 6 physicists, 8 internists with an interest in imaging, and interestingly, 2 anesthesiologists.

99 people registered for the level I program and 29 people registered for a two day case-based program with case review and live scanning, case reading and reporting with experts.

Over the weekend,  60 scans were performed over 2 days and 35 of those underwent the rapid CMR protocol, with an average scan time of about 34 minutes (in part because parametric mapping was added and several other sequences, and almost all patients had LGE imaging). The scans resulted in a change in management and diagnosis in about 15% of patients who underwent the rapid scanning protocol.


 

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