Dear fellow MR enthusiasts,

The upcoming year will be a special year for us as Benelux community of the ISMRM: then it will be exactly 10 years ago that the ISMRM: Benelux Chapter was founded. Shortly after the foundation, in January 2009, the 1st Annual Meeting was organised in Antwerp, Belgium. As chairman of the 10th Annual Meeting I am thrilled to announce that we will return to where it all started: the Antwerp Zoo. For this 10th anniversary of our ISMRM Benelux Chapter, the organizing committee is currently putting together an exciting program bringing together the entire Benelux MR community by highlighting both technical innovations as well as clinical applications.

Also at this year’s meeting, we have the opportunity to offer two financial grants of € 25,000 and € 5,000. These ‘Challenges’ are raised to encourage young MR researchers to broaden their academic career and make independent research ideas possible, more information can be found on the ISMRM Benelux funding challenges page. As of today you are able to submit your research proposal, so make sure you take a look at these Challenges!

Also the submission system for your regular research abstract is online now. We hope you are also looking forward to this special event just as much as we do.

See you in Antwerp Zoo!

On behalf of the 10th Annual Meeting organising committee,

Rob Holtackers



The Benelux Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) was founded in 2008. The aim of the Benelux chapter is to provide a platform for MRI scientists in the Benelux to discuss their research and to stimulate the application of MRI in the Benelux. To this end each year a scientific meeting is organized. The chapter also supports focus meetings on specific MR topics. Finally, the chapter organizes social events to stimulate the interactions between its members.