Belgium, Antwerp

B-Q MINDED Summer School: an intensive, multidisciplinary course on Quantitative MRI

when 26 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 400

This B-Q MINDED Summer School, powered by the Antwerp Summer University, provides an intensive, multidisciplinary course in the field of quantitative MRI (Q-MRI) for improving diagnosis of brain disorders.

This course is part of a collaborative EU-funded (MSCA ETN) European Training Network consisting of 15 Early Stage Researchers (PhD positions) that aims to prepare a new generation of scientists who will turn MRI from a qualitative to a quantitative imaging technique.

Specific attention is given to the development of transferable skills that are essential for a successful professional career.

Course description

This B-Q MINDED Summer School, powered by the Antwerp Summer University, provides an intensive, multidisciplinary course in the field of quantitative MRI (Q-MRI) for improving diagnosis of brain disorders. This course is part of a collaborative EU-funded project (MSCA ETN) European Training Network consisting of 15 Early Stage Researchers (PhD-positions) that aims to prepare a new generation of scientists who will turn MRI from a qualitative to a quantitative imaging technique.

The Summer School is open to non B-Q MINDED students as well. Special attention is given to the development of transferable skills that are essential for a successful professional career.

Topics:

Basic Lab Skills in Computer Science (CUDA).
Outreach Strategy and drafting personal outreach plan.
Code of conduct for research integrity: theory and hands-on session.
Introduction to functional MRI (fMRI) and perfusion-weighted imaging (FWI).
Course and workshop on existing Q-MRI platforms.
MRI in recent studies - hands-on session.
Theory on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AI in radiology and integration in medical imaging.
The summer school consists of 50 h of training (incl. preparatory readings/assignments) and is open to non B-Q Minded students as well.

List of confirmed speakers:

Dr. Shabab Bazrafkan - University of Antwerp
Marianne De Voecht - Policy advisor University of Antwerp
Dr. Jorrit Glastra - Quantib
Dr. Bruno Hoste - University of Antwerp
Dr. Thomas Janssens - Siemens Healthineers
Dr. Erik Ranschaert - ETZ Hospital Tilburg
Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers - University of Antwerp
Dr. Dirk Smeets - icometrix
Prof. Dr. Pieter Van Dyck - UZA
Prof. Dr. Marleen Verhoye - University of Antwerp
Lecturer - The Netherlands eScience Center

Target group

While the programme is tailored to PhD students, also Master students and postdocs are welcome to participate and to strengthen their knowledge and skill level. A good command of English is required.

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the programme.
Credits will be awarded on the base of 100 % active participation in class and final presentations to a professional and academic jury.

Fee info

EUR 400: BQ MINDED - Early Stage Researchers: Free of charge
Master Students, PhD students and postdocs: €400
The fee includes lectures, coffee breaks, sandwiches during lunch (on course days), farewell reception and several social activities.

The fee does not include accommodation, travel arrangements, breakfast/dinner (on course days), breakfast/lunch/dinner (during the weekend).