Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark - Mar 18-19, 2019

WG1 - Technical Recommendations on Clinical Renal MRI (open)


The four expert panels in task force 1.2 (https://renalmri.org/taskforce/15) have progressed the development of their recommendations independently over the past few months through teleconferences and email discussions. The aim of this Face-to-Face meeting is to bring the panels together in order to:

  1. Allow individual panels to progress their recommendations towards a more final form in separate working sessions.
  2. Discuss between the panels to identify discrepancies and overlaps between the results of the different panels and agree a harmonised presentation.
  3. Set up an online version controlled repository for summarising recommendations and archiving documents such as study protocols and reports.
  4. Map out a plan for finalising the recommendations in time for the special issue submission deadline of 1 july 2019.

Participants (confirmed)

Dr David Alsop
Dr Octavia Bane
Dr Anna Caroli
Ms Anneloes De Boer
Ms Ilona Dekkers
Dr Sean Fain
Dr Maria  A. Fernandez-Seara
Prof Susan Francis
Dr Anita Harteveld
Mr Christoffer Laustsen
Dr Alexandra Ljimani
Dr Iosif Mendichovszky
Mr Fabio Nery
Dr Andreas Pohlmann
Dr Kanishka Sharma
Dr Eric Sigmund
Dr Steven Sourbron


Day 1 (18 march, room 25)

  • 09:00 - 09:30. Arrival, welcome, introductions, meeting agenda
  • 09:30 - 10:00. Background and setup of the recommendations initiative (S. Sourbron)
  • 10:00 - 12:00. Individual working groups per panel.
  • 12:00 - 13:00. Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Plenary: Panels update each other on progress. (Panel Chairs & co-chairs)
  • 14:00 - 15:00. Plenary: online repository and version tracking.
  • 15:00 - 15:30. Coffee break
  • 15:30 - 17:30. Individual working groups per panel.
  • 17:30 - 18:00. Discussion on sustainability - how to update recommendations after july 2019? (S. Sourbron)
  • 19:00: dinner In Aarhus city

Day 2 (19 march, room 26, G208)

  • 09:00 - 10:00. Plenary: progress report of panels and objectives for the day
  • 10:00 - 12:00. Individual working groups per panel.
  • 12:00 - 13:00: lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00: Individual working groups per panel - future plan, milestones, actions and responsabilities
  • 14:00 - 15:00: Plenary: summary and review progress 


Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby

Room 25, 1 floor, G303

Palle Juul Jensens Boulevard 99

8200 Aarhus N, Denmark


  • Take the tram (Letbanen) from the Railway station to Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby. Letbanen L2 leaves every 10 minutes from the railway station (direction Lisbjergskolen)
  • Or take the bus (2A to Kalkærparken) (every 20 minutes)
  • Or take a taxi (20 minutes ride)
  • Go to Entrance G and wait in the lobby, 11 AM.
  • Christoffer will go with you to room 25.
  • If delayed you may contact Lone Hanberg +45 30346754, who will walk you to the room.


We can suggest a few hotels in the city centre to a reasonable price, see details and please make the reservations yourselves. Please be aware that COST refunds hotel rooms at a flatrate of EUR 120 per night. Lunches and dinner are covered at a flatrate of 20 EUR each:

Wake up, Aarhus: 315 rooms, wifi, breakfast, central (approx. 80€)

SCANDIC the Mayor : 162 rooms, wifi, breakfast, central (approx. 110€)

Comwell Aarhus: 240 rooms, wifi, breakfast, fitness, central (approx. 180€)


Aarhus airport approximately 1 hour away by bus (925X), it is possible to look up the bus/flight connection typical 30-40 min is enough time at the airport.

Billund airport  aproximately 2 hours by bus (912X from the central station)