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Message from the president of ESMRMB, Rik Achten
 
On the 7th of July 2017, the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicine Agency (EMA) confirmed its conclusions on the evidence of gadolinium deposition in the brain following the use of gadolinium contrast agents . Several recommendations concerning the use of gadolinium during MRI scanning are proposed, the most important one being the ban on the use of linear Gd-contrast agents. Although this concerns only recommendations which are now going to be presented to the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), the decisions taken there will almost certainly result in a new European legislation.
The board of ESMRMB considers MRI safety in all its aspects as extremely important and is committed to promptly inform you about any decisions concerning gadolinium use that are taken by the European Commission.
I sincerely hope to see you all in Barcelona for our great conference where more on this topic can be learned, a special session will be devoted to it.

Sir Peter Mansfield

The ESMRMB is struck by a feeling of great loss and sadness by the passing away of Sir Peter Mansfield at age 83 on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

Sir Peter Mansfield is iconic in everything nuclear magnetic resonance because of his early research in NMR that led to the development of clinical MRI. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 together with Paul Lauterbur. Sir Peter Mansfield also invented EPI, echo-planar imaging, a method that has advanced neuroscience in an unexpected way because of speed of acquisition and sensitivity to BOLD signals which form the basis of most functional MRI exams performed today. We will miss him dearly.

The University of Nottingham has opened a book of condolences which can be found herehttp://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/sir-peter-mansfield/index.aspx
 


Message from the ESMRMB Executive Board
as per February 6, 2017

In the past few months our community has faced many attacks on fundamental liberties, we all rely on being able to perform our duties as scientists and clinicians. In particular, among others, we have been shocked by the measure taken by the new President of the United States of America, to ban citizens of 7 countries of the Middle East and Africa from entering the USA. This will hamper scientific exchanges around the world, and prevent scientists from attending international conferences, both in the USA and Europe. For anyone wishing to travel as part of their work to an international meeting, please seek advice well in advance of committing to travel.

The ESMRMB is committed to everybody in our scientific community, irrespective of religion, gender, nationality, age, colour, disability or sexual orientation. For this globalised world to work, we all have to work together and show an open mind towards other cultures and habits. Let’s continue to work together on this great project of MR science and to support each other!
 
The Board of the ESMRMB





ESMRMB Newsletter Vol. 22, January 11, 2017

 Dear Members, Colleagues, and Friends of the ESMRMB,

While listening to the news in the morning, I sometime just can not suppress a feeling of hopelessness and sadness about what is going on in our world. War, attacks, disease and global warming were my partners at breakfast. But then I got the invitation to write a welcome for the newsletter of ESMRMB, and that did lighten up my day. I love my ESMRMB, it is a great scientific society. Not only does it provide our community with education and communication tools, I also noticed that it is a truly integrated multicultural society where you all feel at home.
 
Meanwhile, Tim Leiner and his SPC team, in collaboration with Carles Arus of the LOC, are working hard to prepare yet another never to forget ESMRMB conference, this time in October 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. So if you are contemplating the future on a quiet moment, start thinking about your abstracts and presentations. Deadline for submission will be on May 18, 2017.
 
I am furthermore happy to report that the educational programmes of the ESMRMB, i.e. the School of MRI, Lectures in MR and Hands-on MRI courses, have an extra element since this year, an e-Learning basic course in applied MR techniques. Don’t forget that in order to benefit from substantial reductions for all ESMRMB activities, you can pay your annual membership fee now!
 
As always, for any update on your society’s newest offers, continue to like us on Facebook (@ESMRMB) and follow us on Twitter (@ESMRMB).
 
With winter at the door, I wish you all a happy new year.
 
With my warmest regards,
 
Rik Achten
ESMRMB President

Rik Achten                         
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