{European IDEA Users Group Meeting} \ \vspace*{1.5mm} 26.-27.04.2007 \ \vspace*{1.5mm} Freiburg i.Brsg., Germany

European IDEA Users Group Meeting
Freiburg, Germany


+++ update 05. Mar 2007 +++ Program Update: The registration will start on Thursday at 9 o'clock. The meeting program will start at 10 o'clock. The social event will hold place on thursday evening. The meeting will end about 16:30 on friday. Some little changes may occur but the begining and the end of the meeting is fixed.

+++ update 06. Feb 2007 +++ please contact to get special conditions in the Hotel Stadt Freiburg (single room 65, double room 77 ), 5 minutes to walk from the University Hospital

Overview   (download a pdf version of this page)  

Dear colleagues,
we would like to invite MR specialists with experience and/or interest in IDEA programming to the next European IDEA Users Group Meeting, jointly organized by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics and the Magnetic Resonance Development and Application Center (MRDAC), University Hospital Freiburg, Germany and supported by Siemens Medical Solutions.
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The aim of this meeting is to provide information about new features of IDEA, to present problems and solutions from various user groups all over Europe, and to provide a platform for closer collaboration between different IDEA users groups in future. Invited IDEA experts from Siemens Medical Solutions will join the meeting and present information about new developments in IDEA programming. Computers with IDEA software installed will be available for demonstrations of problems and solutions. It is to be noted, that teaching the basics of IDEA programming lies outside the educational objectives of the meeting.

Audience Description

The audience will consist primarily of MR specialists with experience in sequence programming. Knowledge of the IDEA programming environment is desired but not strictly required. The meeting is primarily targeted at establishing communication and providing a collaboration platform between the European groups actively involved in IDEA programming. Nonetheless, participants from overseas are also cordially welcome.

Call for Contributions

Besides planned presentations from Siemens specialists participants are also strongly encouraged to present their original work related to IDEA. For this reason we kindly invite participants to submit presentations to characterize their field of IDEA problems and solutions. The submissions are by no means required to present ready-made solutions of particular problems; it will also be possible to discuss unsolved problems both with Siemens specialists and the audience. However, the presented topics should be of a common interest.
We most strongly encourage all the participants to submit presentation topics along with a short abstract as a PDF file (not more than one A4 page). The abstracts received will be evaluated for a scientific and/or technical merit and the best submissions will be selected for the oral presentation during the meeting.
The venue of the IDEA Users Group Meeting is restricted to a maximum of 70 participants. In case the number of participants approaches the maximum the participants who contribute actively to the meeting will be given preference.

Registration and Submission of Contributions     Link to registration page

Please register here. The online registration fee amounts to 50 and may be paid either by credit card or bank transfer. The fee covers participation on the meeting, lunch and coffee breaks. A guided sight-seeing tour through the historical city of Freiburg or similar activities (depending on the weather) and social event (dinner) are also included. Online registration will be open until March 31, 2007. After this time registration is only possible on-site by paying cash (60 ). Note that attendance is limited to 70 participants. For the non-presenting participants places will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For further questions about registration (e.g. if you wish to bring your partner to dinner please contact

The contributing participants may preregister for the meeting here as well and are requested to send an email to containing 


Located in southwest Germany, Freiburg (see is situated close to the borders of Switzerland and France. We are accessible through a variety of transportation possibilities. The meeting will take place in Freiburg, Germany on the campus of the University Hospital.
By plane: If you decide to fly, please purchase your ticket to the nearest and most convenient international airport: From these Freiburg can easily be reached by train.
By train: Freiburg can be reached via high-speed trains - ICE (InterCityExpress) which travels each hour. The exact schedule of trains can be viewed on the German railway internet site
By car: Should you decide to travel by car, Freiburg can be reached from the Autobahn A5.
Some overnight accommodation are listed bellow:


The final program will be based on the contributions of the IDEA users groups and on the presentations of IDEA specialists from Siemens. The registration will start on Thursday at 9 o'clock. The meeting program will start at 10 o'clock. The social event will hold place on thursday evening. The meeting will end about 16:30 on friday. Some little changes may occur but the begining and the end of the meeting is fixed. We will send the final program to all participants of the meeting in the first weeks of April 2007.

Further Information

In case you need any further information do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail: