ISMRM 28th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 18-23 April 2020
ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW, Australia
SMRT 29th Annual Meeting • 17-20 April 2020

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Important Communications

Update on 2019-nCoV (the "Coronavirus")

Dear ISMRM Community,

At this point, everyone has been following this developing global health crisis and are likely as shocked as I have been to see the growth curves for this disease. It has certainly risen to a primary level of concern for our Society. For our members located in severely affected regions or with family or friends affected, you are in our thoughts and central to our concerns. There is not much we can do but hope for your safety and a speedy containment of this epidemic, but we realize that the many difficulties and inconveniences faced by those in affected regions play a direct role in protecting those of us more distant.

I won't bother recounting facts about the outbreak, since they are changing daily. Both the CDC and the WHO are publishing frequent updates. In my previous post I mentioned the parallels to the 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto just before our annual meeting there. But it's hard to know what to make of the similarities between the two outbreaks until more is known about the infection rate, incubation period and lethality of the new virus. Thus, there is a lot we need to know before we can determine its effect on ISMRM activities such as the annual meeting. I can assure you; we will be monitoring the WHO and CDC reports and recommendations closely. A lot can happen (both positive and negative) in the 75 days leading up to our Sydney meeting, but we do not anticipate, at this time, that we will have to make a drastic change to the annual meeting plans. We hope that you will continue your planning and work with us as we navigate this situation. We will update you regularly.

Lawrence L. Wald, Ph.D., ISMRM President

Update on the Australian Bushfires

Early Registration & Housing Deadline: 11 March 2020 at 23:59 EDT

See all important dates & deadlines below.

Sustainability: The ISMRM & SMRT Are Committed to Sustainable Events.

To read about what we have done, are currently doing, and what you can do to help, please click here.

One way you can help is by carbon-offsetting your travel to Sydney. This option is available when you register, including a link to a CO2 offset calculator. 100% of CO2 offsets will be donated to Conservation International.

In addition, the Central Office will be using a carbon offset program to calculate total travel (including staff) and the event itself (including meals, electricity used, and shipping), and will report on these efforts in full to the membership at the conclusion of the Sydney meeting.

Credits & Certificates

Coming Winter 2020:
• Credit Designation
• Evaluation & Certificate Instructions

Abstracts & Stipends

List of Accepted Abstracts

Notice: Abstract acceptance notifications were emailed to first authors on 29 January.

Stipend notifications will be emailed to applicants later in February.

Review Categories (pdf)

Coming Soon:
• Guidelines for Posters & Presenters
• Digital Poster How-To Guide


Corporate Members


RegistrationNow Open!

ISMRM20 Slack


Housing – Open!

Room Sharing

First Time Attending?

Coming Soon:
• Welcome to your first ISMRM Annual Meeting!

At the Meeting

On-Site Services


Resources for Families

New: Traveling to Sydney as a Family: An Inside View from our Family Ambassadors

In Cooperation with the ANZSNM Pre-Conference Symposium:
Intelligent Imaging Summit 2020 (II2020)
24 April 2020, ICC Sydney, Australia

Important Dates & Deadlines:

09 Sept. 2019 ISMRM & SMRT Call for Abstracts; Submission Sites Open
11 Sept. 2019 Housing Opens
Young Investigator Awards Submission Deadline
02 Oct. 2019 Online Pre-Registration Opens
2020 Membership Available for New Applicants and Renewals
13 Oct. 2019 Member-Initiated Symposia Submission Deadline

06 Nov. 2019
at 23:59 EST

Deadline for all of the following:

  • ISMRM & SMRT Abstract Submissions
  • Stipend Awards Application
  • Junior Fellows Application
  • 2020 Membership Application (if required for stipends, awards or other meeting-related reasons)
  • 2020 Dues Renewal for Stipend Applicants
18 Nov. 2019 Junior Fellows Challenge Submission Deadline
16 Dec. 2019 Accessibility Grants Application Deadline
Early Feb. 2020 Abstract Acceptance Notifications
Mid Feb. 2020 Stipend Notifications
29 Feb. 2020 Abstract Withdrawal Deadline
11 Mar. 2020 Housing Deadline
Early Registration Deadline
18 Mar. 2020 Registration Cancellation Deadline
03 Apr. 2020 Publication Date; Proceedings available on website
18-23 Apr. 2020
17-20 Apr. 2020
ISMRM 28th Annual Meeting & Exhibition
SMRT 29th Annual Meeting