Pre-conference primer

There's something about MR...

June 22, 2019 | Princess Margaret Cancer Centre | Toronto

Educational course: "There's something about MR..."

Join your international colleagues to refresh yourself on the basics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its recognized value in the radiation therapy context. Renowned experts in MR image production, interpretation and application will provide a solid foundation for practitioners to build upon as they turn their sights to integrating MRI into clinical practice.

  • Registration fee: $125 CDN per person
  • Fee includes: full day session, morning/afternoon refreshments and lunch.


  • Program

  • 9:00 - 9:30
    • Registration and Welcome
  • 9:30 - 10:00
    • Why MR in RT?
      David Jaffray (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada)
  • 10:00 - 11:00
    • Principles or MRI
      Simon Graham (Sunnybrook Research Institute, Canada)
  • 11:00 - 11:15
    • Break
  • 11:15 - 12:00
    • Image aquisition and optimization
      Rob Tijssen (University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • 12:00 - 12:45
    • Functional imaging and response assessment
      Uulke van den Heide (Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands)
  • 12:45 - 13:15
    • Lunch
  • 13:15 - 14:00
    • MR safety
      Nancy Talbot (University Health Network, Canada)
  • 14:00 - 14:45
    • Parallel sessions:
      MR Commissioning and QA - Jihong Wang (MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA)
      Liver contouring - Laura Dawson (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada)
  • 14:45 - 15:00
    • Break
  • 15:00 - 15:45
    • MR for RT planning
      External beam RT - Tufve Nyholm (Umeå University, Sweden)
      Brachytherapy - Cynthia Ménard (Le Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Canada)
  • 15:45 - 16:30
    • Daily MR guidance
      Carrie Glide-Hurst (Henry Ford Health System, USA)

    Contact information

  • For any inquiries regarding registration or accommodations, please contact the educational course manager at [email protected]

  • A cancellation 30 days (May 24, 2019) prior to the meeting date can expect a full refund minus $100 administrative fee.
  • A cancellation made June 14, 2019 and later will result in no refund of registration fees.
  • Cancellations must be submitted in writing to Conference Services at [email protected]