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BIC-ISMRM MRI Lecture Series – Winter Schedule

The Academic Committee is pleased to support the British and Irish Chapter of the ISMRM, and they have an excellent lecture series of interest to Neuroradiologists. You can see the full calendar at the link here:


The upcoming lecture is “Physically-primed deep-neural networks for quantitative MRI analysis” by Moti Freiman from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, at 10am London UK time on Friday 2nd February 2024 – see more information and register here.

Any student, researcher or radiographer are welcome to join. Feel free to forward the link to any colleagues who would be interested, and encourage them to sign up to the BIC-ISMRM mailing list (link to sign up: so that they will receive emails in the future.

The BSNR Annual Meeting in 2024 is being held in Bristol, and the event website and registration are now open!

To find out more, visit

We look forward to seeing you there!


13th December, 6pm GMT

Dear friends and colleagues,

As you know, Christmas is now a handful of weeks away and if Christmas is not far behind, nor is the BSNR Christmas lecture. This year we are lucky to have internationally renowned educationist Prof Sugata Mitra talking to us about “The Future of Learning”.

As Neuroradiologists, we pride ourselves not only as doctors but also as trainers and educators. In fact, teaching is often one of the most enjoyable aspects of our work. However, the nature of education itself has been changing rapidly. Technology is advancing at an astonishing pace, throwing up both opportunities and challenges to educators around the world. Prof Mitra is one of the world-leading pioneers of innovative learning through his ground-breaking “hole-in-the-wall” experiments. He is therefore ideally placed to take us on a journey through these rapid and sometimes bewildering changes and hold a looking glass into the future of learning. See the Event Page for a brief resume and a synopsis of his talk. If you are interested, please check out Prof Mitra’s page on Wikipedia for more details.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday the 13th of December at 6pm on Zoom to enjoy this year’s BSNR Christmas Lecture.

Register Here

Best wishes
Dipayan Mitra
BSNR President

We are pleased to announce the BSNR 2023 Award Winners; the standard of posters and presentations was extremely high and we thank everyone who presented their work.

The Burrows Prize for Best Platform Presentation was awarded to Rozanna Meijboom from the University of Edinburgh for her presentation “Neurodegeneration may occur without evidence of clinical or neuroinflammatory relapse in recently diagnosed relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis“.

The Best Poster Prize was awarded to Dr Hannah Holmes from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for her poster entitled “Evaluation of the presence of punctate white matter lesions in a healthy volunteer neonatal population“.

Our thanks to the Academic Subcommittee for adjudicating the prizes, and our congratulations to the winners!

Joint Statement on Sexual Harassment and Assault

The BSNR and UKNG are committed to being inclusive, supportive organisations for all Members and condemn all forms of sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault. The recent report published by the Working Party on Sexual Misconduct in Surgery highlights the fact that sexual harassment including physical assault in the workplace remains a significant issue in healthcare. These appalling behaviours and experiences are not confined to surgery alone and we recognise that some of our members may have been, or might be affected.

There is no place for harassment in any form at work, or in Specialty Interest Groups (SIGs) and we must all play a role in building an informed, zero-tolerance culture. Every one of us has a duty to maintain personal professional standards, to support our co-workers and to recognise and report incidents when they occur. The BSNR and UKNG will work with the RCR and wider NHS to address the cultural and structural factors which facilitate this unacceptable behaviour, in order to provide a safe environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

To underpin this statement, both SIGs will support the RCR in delivering the commitments  outlined in the healthcare charter (

Rob Lenthall
UKNG Chair

Dipayan Mitra
BSNR President

BSNR.UKNG.Statement On Sexual Assault. DM, RL 4.10.23

We are pleased to announce the next BSNR On Call Neuroradiology Course! Aimed at ST1-3 but open to all, this course received excellent feedback last year and this year will feature fully scrollable cases supported by Collective Minds Radiology. Please visit the Event Page for more details and registration.

We are very pleased to announce our 2023 Prizes and Scholarships. The deadline for applications for all of these is the 30th July 2023.

Please see the individual pages for more details:

Prof Ian Isherwood Pump Priming Grant 2023

Prof Iain Wilkinson Undergraduate Essay Prize

BSNR Visiting Scholarships

Any queries contact the BSNR Academic committee on

The use of Cerebral CT Angiography as an Ancillary Investigation to support a clinical Diagnosis of Death using Neurological Criteria: A consensus guideline

This guideline has published by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and was developed with strong input from the BSNR, as well as multiple other stakeholder groups. The guideline has been endorsed by the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society of Radiographers.

We have written a commentary aimed at radiologists and published this month in Clinical Radiology to provide context and rationale for the guidelines.

Read the full guidelines here.

For all our Standards documents, visit the Standards subsite here.

Message from the President

Dear friends and colleagues

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you managed to get a break over the festive period and enjoy some quality time with your friends and families.

Many thanks to those who joined us for the BSNR Christmas lecture by Prof Tim Griffiths. If you were not able to join the live session, a link for the recording is available on the BSNR website. If you have any ideas for next year’s Christmas lecture and/or lecturer (you can never plan too far ahead!) please do let me know.

Hopefully many of you have already filled in the BSNR survey, the link for which was sent out recently. If you have not got round to it yet, please spare a few minutes to complete this. I know I sound like a broken record, but the importance of hearing your comments and suggestions cannot be over-emphasized.

I am sure, like me, you are proud of the BSNR for being an open and welcoming place, irrespective of individual backgrounds. However, there can be no room for complacency. I am sure you would agree that our commitment to promote equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our Society should be one that is serious and consistent. To that end, we are seeking applications from members for the role of EDI representative, who will be a voting member of the Executive Committee. The job description and call for applications will go out shortly. If you are interested and/or have any query or comment about this role, please feel free to contact me.

Many of you will have attended the BSNR Grand Rounds over the last couple of years with presentations from leading centres in UK, Europe, USA and beyond. There have also been a number of other excellent collaborations with societies around the world, led by our highly active Training and Education Subcommittee. Given these developments, we would like to appoint a Global Representative to promote collaboration with international societies and increase BSNR’s profile globally. The call for applications for this role will go out in the next few weeks, please do look out for it.

So, there is lots happening in our Society, but given how busy January is for everyone, I will stop here for now.

Till the next time, wishing you all the very best.

Dipayan Mitra
BSNR President
January 2023

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