PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR MRS WORKSHOP

Parallel Program Sign-up

We will be running several parallel sessions (tour of animal facility, 2H MRS, hardware and software demos) during the regular workshop program. If you wish to attend one of these sessions it is very important that you sign up as space is limited. During registration we will have a sign-up sheet where you can fill in your name under the session that you would like to attend. Since space is limited, spots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Questions for software presenters:

Some of the software packages are available for download from the MRS workshop website. In order to best prepare, we ask that specific questions regarding software packages be sent via email in advance to help demonstrators effectively prepare for their sessions.

Send emails to Cristina Cudalbu: cristina.cudalbu@epfl.ch

Instructions for session moderators

  • Session Moderator responsibilities: To introduce questions that will be addressed in the session, shortly introduce each speaker, lead the summary discussion at the end of the session & summarize the conclusions reached in the session.
  • Moderator will have a live-chat connection with the 2 overflow rooms. Moderators are asked to summarise questions from the overflow room at the end of the presentation and ask those questions to the presenter.

Instructions for invited speakers

  • The MRS workshop is designed to facilitate education, discussion and exchange of ideas. You can assume that attendees will be familiar with the basics of MRI, but not necessarily the basics of NMR / MRS. Therefore, please make your presentation accessible to the diverse expertise level of the audience and avoid using topic-specific terminology that only some participants in the audience may be familiar with.
  • Invited speakers have 20 minutes; we ask you to prepare a talk for 15 minutes and reserve at least 5 minutes for discussion. Session chairs will enforce these times and encourage questions from the public and brainstorming.
  • We encourage focusing on the latest technologies and recent developments if the topic allows. It is allowed to show your own (unpublished) work in lectures, but please also incorporate solutions and examples from other researchers to provide a good overview of the topic.
  • Try to avoid overlap with the other speakers in the same session. The moderators will assist you here in case you have questions.

Instructions for abstract presenters

  • Abstract presenters will have 15 minutes; we ask you to prepare a talk for 10 minutes and reserve at least 5 minutes for discussion. Session chairs will enforce these times and encourage questions from the public and brainstorming.

All presenters should email presentations to info@mrsworkshop2018.org in PowerPoint or PDF format and confirm that it is compatible with Microsoft Windows. As backup, please also bring presentations on a USB drive.

Instructions for poster presenters

  • We ask that all posters be made in A2 LANDSCAPE format! This is a small size and therefore the posters should emphasize FIGURES. Presenters, consider your poster as a graphical abstract. Be sure to include concise figures and only limited amounts of texts (full abstracts are available for download). It is our hope that this format will encourage discussion and questions during the poster sessions.
  • To make things as smooth as possible, we will print all posters and hang them before the start of the workshop. Therefore we ask all posters to be sent in PDF format (no larger than 10Mb) before September 26th. Be sure to include presenter name, title and poster number on the poster.
  • Send to info@mrsworkshop2018.org