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4th Annual Meeting of the ISMRM Iberian Chapter

2-3 July 2024 | i3S, Porto

As Program Chair of the 2024 Annual Meeting, I welcome you with great pleasure to the charming city of Porto, on July 2-3.

Nestled along the scenic Douro River, Porto is renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. From the historic Ribeira district to the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, the city offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity.

The 4th Annual Meeting marks a significant milestone for the Iberian Chapter, with a new Executive Committee. Symbolically, the venue reflects the common ground of our community, as we move forward: functional since 2015, i3S (Institute for Research and Innovation in Health) brings under the same roof three major research institutes in Porto - INEB, IPATIMUP (both founded in 1989), and IBMC (1997) - congregating different disciplines, skills and expertise towards the common goal of designing a healthier future.

To keep our spins aligned, we have prepared an exciting 2-day scientific program. Three plenary lectures will feature leading experts in clinical, preclinical, and computational MRI. In addition, two oral sessions and two poster sessions will showcase the latest research findings in our community, with industry pitches highlighting the latest technological innovations in the field.

As we believe in the importance of networking, there will be ample opportunities to connect during the coffee breaks. This will also be fostered during a special visit to one of Porto's famous wine cellars, with an immersive experience into the world of Port wine production; as well as over dinner, in a typical downtown restaurant where you can taste the local cuisine while enjoying a relaxed atmosphere.


I look forward to meeting you in Porto!


Best regards,

Rui Simões, PhD

2024 Annual Meeting Chair


i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Rua Alfredo Allen, 208; 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Tel: +351 226 074 900 | E-mail: events@i3s.up.pt
GPS coordinates: 41º 10’ 30.008’’ N, 8º 36’ 12.488’’ W.

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Organizing Committee
RUI SIMÕES (i3S, Porto, Portugal)
SARA MONTEIRO (IST | CCU, Lisbon, Portugal)
NUNO ADUBEIRO (ESS-IPP, Porto, Portugal)
JOÃO GATTA (FEUP, Porto, Portugal)



July 2nd




Welcoming Coffee



Opening Session


Silvia De Santis (Alicante ES), Chair of the Iberian Chapter


José C Machado (Porto PT), i3S Board of Directors


Rui V Simões (Porto PT), Program Chair


Plenary Talk 1 - Clinical


Manuela França (Porto PT): All you need to know about liver fat and iron MR quantification


Industry Pitches:


MR Solutions









Oral Session 1 - Clinical


Catarina Carvalho (Lisbon PT): Accelerated MRI Parametric Mapping with PENGUIN


Tomasz Pieciak (Valladolid ES): Unbiased intra-axonal T2 relaxation estimation from spherical variance


Alonso Garcia Ruiz (Barcelona ES): Exploring whole-body MRI markers in healthy and bone metastases along treatment


Carlos Laredo (Barcelona ES): Evaluation of NODDI parameters as imaging biomarkers associated with small vessel disease


Lili Fanni Toth (Barcelona ES): Machine learning analysis of single-voxel proton MR spectra for differentiating solitary fibrous tumors and meningiomas


Inês Esteves (Lisbon PT): Multilevel clinical connectome fingerprinting: uncovering functional connectivity changes across the migraine cycle


Poster Teaser 1 - Preclinical


Poster Session 1 - Preclinical



Networking Event




July 3rd



Plenary Talk 2 - Preclinical (Sebastián Cerdán Lecture)


Santiago Canals (Alicante ES): Non-synaptic basis of addiction: translational MRI evidence in alcohol use disorders


Oral Session 2 - Preclinical


Rita Alves (Lisbn PT): Perturbation of intrinsic oscillatory modes by focal ischemic stroke in rats


Carlos Bilreiro (Lisbon PT): Pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia revealed noninvasively by diffusion-weighted MRI


Teresa Guallart Naval (Valencia ES): A hybrid low-cost MR-PET technology with holographic ultrasound capabilities


Adriana Ferreiro (Madrid ES): Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging and inmunofluorescence of an obesity treatment in mice


Patricia Martinez Tazo (Alicante ES): Sex matters: using MRI brain atlases generated using single-sex subjects creates spurious sex-effects


Olivia Prior (Barcleona ES): Non-invasive characterization of intratumor heterogeneity: comparing MRI-radiomics and histological habitats


Coffee Break



Poster Teaser 2 - Clinical


Industry Pitches:











Poster Session 2 - Clinical



Plenary Talk 3 - Computational


Emma Muñoz (Barcelona ES): Multimodal MRI processing applied to biomedical research


Coffee Break



Round Table Discussion - The future of MRI


Emma Muñoz (Barcelona ES)


Santiago Canals (Alicante ES)


Carlos Bilreiro (Lisbon PT)


Teresa Correia (Faro PT)


Closing Session


Confirmed speakers:

Manuela França, Director of Radiology at Centro Hospitalar de Santo António, Porto Portugal

Santiago Canals, Full Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Group Leader at Instituto de Neurociencias (CSIC-UMH), Alicante Spain

Emma Muñoz, Head of MRI Facility at IDIBAPS, Barcelona Spain

Social Program

2nd July 2024 | More details will be announced soon.

Conference Dinner: 28€

Visit to Porto wine Cellar: 16€

Abstract Submission

The call for abstracts will be open until March 24th; notification of acceptance until April 17th. The meeting will include poster sessions and the selection of abstracts for oral communications as part of the program.

Abstracts that do not comply with the layout / guidelines will not be considered.


Presentation Awards:
The Trainees voted with Best Oral and Best Poster presentations will be awarded free registration & travel stipend to attend the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the ESMRMB in Barcelona (October 2-5, 2024).


Abstracts Guidelines:
- Abstracts are limited to one page and MUST be prepared using the template provided below, simply replacing the fields highlighted in yellow without changes to the pre-defined formats;
- Title is limited to 150 characters (including spaces);
- Body is limited to 3000 characters (including spaces);
- Define all non-standard abbreviations at first use;
- One figure can be included;
- An additional section for acknowledgments can be added to the body (included in the character count);
- Abstracts should be submitted through the web interface, using the link provided below.


The participants should use the layout provided here:
Abstract Template | Download 

Abstract Submission Form




Early bird registration until April 24th, 2024

Payment deadline: April 30th, 2024

Late registration until May 22nd, 2024

Payment deadline: May 28th, 2024


55 €

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150 €

200 €

Visit to Porto Wine Cellar on July 2nd (location to be confirmed): 16€

Conference dinner on July 2nd (location to be confirmed): 28€

* Students should enclose a letter confirming their status signed by their supervisors or other documents that prove their status.

Registration form


Walking distance to i3S

Hotel Ibis São João **
Rua Dr. Plácido Costa | 4200-450 Porto
Website: http://www.ibis.com/pt
Telephone: (+351) 225 513 100
E-mail: H3227@ACCOR.COM
Walking distance: 10 minutes


Axis Porto – Business & SPA Hotel ****
Rua Maria Feliciana, 100 – São Mamede de Infesta
4465-283 Matosinhos – Porto
Website: www.axishoteis.com/pt/Axis-Hoteis/Hoteis/Axis-Porto/O-Hotel.aspx
Phone: (+351) 229 052 000
E-mail: reservas@axisporto.com
Walking distance: 25 minutes


Eurostars Oporto Hotel ****
Rua do Mestre Guilherme Camarinha, 212
4200-537 Porto
Website: http://www.eurostarsoporto.com/
Phone: (+351) 225 072 090
E-mail: reservas@eurostarsoporto.com
Walking distance: 15 minutes


Accessible by subway from Porto city center

Hotel Porto Moov Centro **
Praça da Batalha 32, 4000-101 Porto
Website: https://hotelmoov.com/
Telephone: (+351) 220 407 000
E-mail: portocentro@hotelmoov.com
Average time: 20 minutes


Legendary Porto Hotel ***
Praça da Batalha, 127-130 | 4000-102 Porto
Website: www.legendaryportohotel.com/
Telephone: (+351) 223 392 300
E-mail: legendaryportohotel@continentalhotels.eu
Average time: 20 minutes


Pão de Açucar Hotel ***
Rua do Almada, 262 | 4050-032 Porto
Website: http://www.paodeacucarhotel.pt/
Telephone: (+351) 222 002 425 / 222 011 589
E-mail: respaodeacucar@gmail.com
Average time: 15 minutes


Hotel Moon & Sun Porto****
R. de Sá de Noronha 70, 4050-526 Porto
Website: https://www.moonandsun.pt/
Telephone: +351 222 081 875
E-mail: geral@ms-hotels.com
Average time: 20 minutes


Oca Oriental Porto Hotel****
R. do Padre António Vieira 83, 4300-031 Porto
Website: https://www.ocahotels.com/pt/hoteis/oca-oriental-porto-hotel
Telephone: +351 221 450 307
E-mail: reservas.oriental@ocahotels.pt
Average time: 20 minutes


Trindade Porto Hotel ****
Rua de Camões, nº 129 / 131 | 4000-144 Porto
Website: www.portotrindadehotel.com/conteudos/hotel1/1
Telephone: (+351) 222 061 520
E-mail: geral@portotrindadehotel.com
Average time: 15 minutes



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More information:

Events Management Unit | Rua Alfredo Allen 208 | 4200-135 Porto, Portugal

Email: events@i3s.up.pt | Tel: +351 226 074 900