“A night of ‘amazing performance!’ was the billing for this year’s Monday night Bruker MRI users’ meeting at ISMRM in Quebec Canada.”
A long established tradition, the Monday night meeting, was a little different this year. Not least by the fact that the guest allocation was fully booked within 5 days! The 400 specially invited scientists and industry experts joined Bruker for a very special and unique evening of “Performance”! After a warm welcome by Wulf I. Jung, Managing Director of Bruker BioSpin, the scene was set for ‘scaling new heights’. Pre-empting the amusing entertainment, Alan Hume of Bruker Canada presented an informative yet witty talk with an eye on the future of MRI.
Alan set the topic for the evening chatter as he shone the spotlight on the dizzy heights of new ultra high field BioSpec systems up to 15 Tesla, the new desktop MRI system Icon, the latest MRI CryoProbe™ results and other significant advancements in developing new imaging technologies including magnetic particle imaging (MPI). The ‘heights’ soon continued with some very physical highs, as everyone relaxed and enjoyed a very special private performance from the fabulous Cirque Eloize! After three stunning and very amusing acts from their “sold out” Montreal show, which included high-flying trapeze stunts and imaginative acrobatics and stunning balance, the party continued with a buzz into the late hours.
Back at the conference the Bruker booth was attracting a lot of interest all week with live demonstrations of the new Icon, and a challenging quiz based around its imaging capabilities. From the high number of entries it was a lucky Markus Klarhoefer, of University of Basel, Switzerland who won the cool iPad prize draw.
At the end of the conference, later that night, close to 6000 delegates joined the Bruker-sponsored farewell Party, all of whom enjoyed Cirque de Soleil performances and a live band. The relaxed fun lasted until the early hours of Friday for many.
Thanks to our customers and all delegates for helping make it a memorable event. Be sure to act quickly next year – Bruker’s ‘new traditions’ are getting more popular by the minute !