Dear colleagues and friends,

We are very much delighted to announce the 8th Scientific Symposium on Clinical Needs, Research Promises and Technical Solutions in Ultrahigh Field Magnetic Resonance, which will be held on Friday, June 30th 2017 in Berlin, Germany. For further details please visit:

Goals and Objectives

The symposium is from the community for the community. It is designed to provide an overview of state-of-the-art (pre)clinical ultrahigh field (UHF) MR, to discuss the clinical relevance of UHF MR, to explore future directions of UHF MR, to foster explorations into ultrahigh field MR and to initiate local, regional, national and international collaboration and last but not least to provide plenty of time to engage into fruitful exchange with your peers and colleagues.

The symposium is tailored to attract basic scientists, engineers, hardware professionals, translational researchers, clinical scientists, applied scientists and clinicians with all levels of experience and expertise ranging from undergraduate and graduate students interested in imaging to trainees, advanced users and applications experts.

Scientific Program

The scientific program comprises 4 sessions, all balancing technical developments and clinical applications. We are very much honored to present extraordinary (inter)national speakers including MR technology leaders and distinguished clinical experts, all bridging disciplinary boundaries and stimulating the imaging community to throw further weight behind the solution of unsolved problems and unmet clinical needs. For registration please visit:

Poster Session and Poster Power Presentations

The scientific program will be paralleled by a poster session. We wish to encourage those of you who are prepared to walk the extra mileage. The best posters will be rewarded with a poster award. Thanks to the communities valuable feedback we have also included 15 slots of 3 min poster power presentations in the program. This will give a large number of poster presenters the opportunity to be in the enlightening spotlight of the audience. We are eagerly looking forward to your poster contributions. For abstract submission please visit:

Technical Exhibition and Social Event

The symposium will be supplemented by a technical exhibition, by an open day of the Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.) as well as a social event. For registration for the social event please visit:

Tour to the Glass Dome (cupola) of the Reichstag building

The symposium will be supplemented by a tour to the Glass Dome (cupola) of the Reichstag building on Saturday July 1st. The Reichstag is the seat of the German Parliament (the Bundestag). The Glass Dome is one of Berlin’s famous attractions offering a 360-degree panoramic and amazing view of the surrounding cityscape. This modern structure symbolizes the reunification of Germany, evokes the transparency of the government and that the people are above it. The tour provides plenty of opportunities to engage into thoughtful scientific discussions and into fruitful international exchange with peers and colleagues to support and foster collaboration in research and beyond. For registration please visit:

Professional Child Care

On a special note; many of us know first-hand how challenging it can be to balance the needs of our families with the mission to advance science. To this end we are very pleased to offer free of charge professional child care for the course of the symposium and the social event. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can provide further details. If you need professional child care just set a tick the corresponding mark during the registration procedure under:

We warmly invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Scientific Symposium on Ultrahigh Field MR in Berlin. Please save the date. A visit to Berlin is always worth it. Alongside MR science, Berlin has numerous historical landmarks, cultural highlights and sport events to offer. Be Berlin.


Thoralf Niendorf, MDC & Charité, Berlin            

Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Charité, Berlin

Katharina Pau, MDC, Berlin

Sonia Waiczies, MDC, Berlin

Min-Chi Ku, MDC, Berlin

Sebastian Schmitter, PTB, Berlin