Autumn 2020 – Virtual SRS


Meeting Date

Friday 06 November 2020


This is the SRS’s first virtual meeting. We are delighted to announce that we will be using the popular Hopin platform for the one day online event.

Links to register for the meeting will be sent out directly to SRS members and previous meeting attendees. You will need to create an account on hopin then will be able to register. 

Our original plan was for the meeting to be hosted in Aberdeen, to coincide with our programme celebrating 40 years of clinical MRI. We are delighted that we can still share the talks virtually, from the home of clinical MR imaging.


The current programme for the event is below.

This year’s McGibbon Speaker will be Professor Fiona Gilbert, speaking on “MRI past, present and future”. Prof Gilbert started her radiology career in Aberdeen, responsible for the National Breast Screening Programme for Grampian. She worked with MRI research in Aberdeen, before moving to the University of Cambridge. She has published many papers and books on clinical MRI, particularly in breast imaging, and has held roles in RCR, SIGN, NICE, the Scottish Cancer Group and the MRC.

Our other speakers include Prof Francis Smith, who pioneered the clinical application of MRI in Aberdeen in the early 1980s; Prof David Lurie, Dr Mary Joan Macleod and Dr Gillian Macnaught on the latest developments of MRI and hybrid imaging; Dr Clare Devlin on medicolegal aspects of radiology and Dr Thillainayagam Muthukumar and Dr David Summers on clinical applications in MSK and neuroimaging.

Attendance at this meeting will be equivalent to 4 CPD points in the self-declared Royal College of Radiologists’ CPD scheme. CPD certificates will be arranged following the close of the meeting.

Anne Hollman Award

The SRS Council this year took the difficult decision to suspend the Anne Hollman Award. Given the abnormal events of 2020 and disruption to normal practice, research opportunities, and many scientific meetings, we recognised that the opportunities for trainees have been limited.

We look forward to many excellent submissions and presentations in future meetings.


You will register on Hopin and a “ticket” will attached to your email account which will provide access to all the talks, networking opportunities and our sponsors’ virtual booths.

The SRS has agreed that this meeting will be free for attendees (depending on demand).

We are arranging the ability for SRS members to have access to recordings of the sessions available after the meeting – details for access will follow soon.


As ever, we are grateful for the ongoing support from our sponsors:

  • Guerbet
  • Philips
  • Sectra
  • Argon Medical Devices
  • Neodynamics
  • Mermaid Medical

The Expo section is the home for our sponsors, with videos of products and developments, and by selecting the toggle in the top right, you can also interact with industry representatives directly who will be present on the Hopin platform.

There will also be a presentation over lunch from Guerbet on Dotarem MRI contrast agent.


Dr Anjali Nandakumar (Grampian) arranged this programme and we are delighted that we will be able to welcome speakers from across the country to be able to deliver these sessions to you virtually. Dr Struan Wilkie (Grampian) has supported the set-up and organisation of the virtual meeting.

If you have any questions about the event please email [email protected] or contact us via Facebook or Twitter, where we will also be posting updates.