Contrast Media Research Symposium (CMR) was initiated by Elliot Lasser, San Diego, in 1970 and has had 21 subsequent editions. It has been and continues to be a unique gathering where top-level researchers from academia and the industry meet to exchange up-to-date thoughts and new data in a collegial and open symposium. The format of CMR balances lectures in scientific sessions with discussions among the audience and speakers playing a major role. Program topics include, but are not limited to: iodinated, ultrasound, Optical and MRI contrast agents, MPI tracers, molecular and cellular imaging agents, and adverse events and toxicology of contrast agents. It is our intention to publish abstracts presented at CMR in a peer-reviewed journal, which traditionally has been Investigative Radiology.
Participation is limited to those having received notice of acceptance of their abstract. If an abstract is accepted for presentation, lodging and meeting expenses for the attendee will be covered by the Organizing Committee as far as funding permits. A small registration fee is allowed if financially necessary (as of 2015). Attendees will be financially responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the meeting site. Attendees are expected to participate in the entire conference.
CMR is famous for its short presentations followed by general discussion. Generally, the symposium can hold approximately 60 short 15 minute presentations over 3 days. In addition two Award Lectures and a special topic invited lecture are included in the agenda.