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March 2016
3rd Biennial Brain Functional Organization, Connectivity, and Behavior Workshop  
Sunday, March 6, 2016 12:00 AM - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:00 AM
Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada

The program will consist of a combination of a number of outstanding international invited speakers and proffered papers. The aims are to cover the latest topics in functional MRI, with emphasis on connectivity mapping, provide training on the latest methods, and provide a forum for rich discussion on controversies, and future directions as well as on interpretations of new methods. Attendance will be limited to 80-100 attendees to ensure an intimate forum for discussion.  A detailed program can be found here.

Brain Functional Organization, Connectivity, and Behavior  
Sunday, March 6, 2016 12:00 AM - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:00 AM
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Come to Whistler to meet and discuss the latest work in functional connectivity mapping with leading experts from around the World. This small meeting in a spectacular setting of an alpine village close to Vancouver, Canada is the ideal place to interact with the scientists who are publishing the latest impactful work in functional connectivity. Registration is now open!

Contact:    Todd Constable
todd.constable@yale.edu
April 2016
2016 Research Symposium: Computational Psychiatry and Neurology  
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - All Day
The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas

The Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas, in partnership with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, presents the tenth annual Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium on April 14, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. The focus of this year’s Symposium will be on computational and biophysical modeling approaches to examine the mechanisms of mental health issues. Speakers for the 2016 Symposium include Professor Karl Friston, Professor Read Montague, Dr. Sonia Bishop, Professor Peter Dayan, Dr. Xiaosi Gu, Professor John Krystal, Professor Peter Fox, and Professor Mark D’Esposito. For more information, please visit http://www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu/events/research-symposium-2016/.

Contact:    Bruce Jones
BrainSymposium@UTDallas.edu
214-905-3007
Clinical fMRI & DTI Course  
Friday, April 15, 2016 12:00 AM - Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:00 AM
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

This comprehensive course on presurgical fMRI and DTI has a long tradition, is
very practically oriented, conducted by renowned experts, and now held for the
first time under patronage of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM).
The program has been designed to attract physicians, neuroscientists and other
professionals working in the field. The number of participants is limited to ensure
personal instruction, supervision and practical training. The course is accredited
with 12 CME points.


Friday covers the full theoretical background relevant to the topic with lectures and
interactive seminars. There is a late arrival option after lunch for those participants
who are familiar with the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and methodological
background. The afternoon is dedicated to presurgical applications.

Saturday is dedicated to practical aspects and training. After detailed instructions,
the participants are split into smaller groups, conduct actual measurements on our
high-end 3T-imager (Siemens PRISMA) and evaluate clinical data sets under close
expert supervision. You may bring your own cases.


Finally, we offer a course dinner for all participants where a reservation is required.
We will assist you with travel and accommodation issues on request.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Basel.

Contact:    Seline Schellenberg
seline.schellenberg@usb.ch
May 2016
IWORDD: International Workshop On Reading and Developmental Dyslexia  
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 AM - Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:00 AM
BILBAO, Spain

As part of its scientific activities, the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (www.bcbl.eu) with the UPV-EHU are pleased to announce the second edition of IWORDD: International Workshop On Reading and Developmental Dyslexia. Our aim with this workshop is to promote exchange of ideas between world-class dyslexia experts through talks and round tables, and facilitate transfer of knowledge between practitioners and scientists. The ultimate goal is to understand the causes of dyslexia and improve detection protocols and remediation techniques. IWORDD will take place from Thursday May 5th to Saturday May 7th 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. The workshop is split into two parts, each of which should be registered for separately. In order to secure your place for this event, please REGISTER as soon as possible as the NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED. CONFERENCE PROGRAM. Part One: IWORDD -- Theoretical Perspectives (May 5 and 6) For each of the two first days, the invited experts will discuss their perspectives on one hot theoretical issue of great interest for the current state of the field. More particularly, this edition of IWORDD will focus on featuring research investigating reading and its disorders using cutting-edge neuroimaging approaches. The invited speakers will address the issue of the neurogenetic bases of developmental dyslexia (May 5) and of the remediation of developmental dyslexia and the related brain changes (May 6). The following renowned speakers in the field will contribute to the high quality of IWORDD via a dynamic format centered around keynote lectures and round tables. This will be complemented by talks and poster presentations selected from abstract submissions. Note that the language for these two days will be English. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS • Fumiko Hoeft - LENS, Psychiatry & Dyslexia Center, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Haskins Laboratories & Faculty of Psychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan. • Frank Ramus - CNRS, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Institute of Cognitive Studies & Ecole Normale Supérieure, France. • Sylviane Valdois - CNRS, Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition & Université Pierre Mendès-France, France. • Ken Pugh - Haskins Laboratories, University of Connecticut, Dept. of Linguistics, Yale University & Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, USA. • Nina Kraus - Auditory Neuroscience Lab, Communication Sciences, Neurobiology & Physiology, Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, USA. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER. IWORDD CONFERENCE Abstract deadline: January 20th,2016 Early registration deadline: March 1st, 2016 Conference dates: May 5 - 6, 2016 CONFERENCE PROGRAM. Part Two: IWORDD -- From Theory to Practice (May 7). The second part will promote the transfer of knowledge and interaction among researchers, parents, teachers and practitioners. IWORDD - From Theory to Practice will be centered around six keynotes by international experts tailored to a broad audience, followed by a round-table discussion. For this part, simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, English and Basque will be provided. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS • Fumiko Hoeft - LENS, Psychiatry & Dyslexia Center, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Haskins Laboratories & Faculty of Psychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan. • Frank Ramus - CNRS, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Institute of Cognitive Studies & Ecole Normale Supérieure, France. • Sylviane Valdois - CNRS, Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition & Université Pierre Mendès-France, France. • Ken Pugh - Haskins Laboratories, University of Connecticut, Dept. of Linguistics, Yale University & Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, USA. • Nina Kraus - Auditory Neuroscience Lab, Communication Sciences, Neurobiology & Physiology, Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, USA. • Usha Goswami - Centre for Neuroscience in Education & St John's College, Cambridge University, UK. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER. IWORDD FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE Early registration deadline: March 1st, 2016 Conference date: May 7, 2016 For further information please visit www.bcbl.eu. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop. Yours sincerely, Manuel Carreiras Director BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

Contact:    MANUEL CARREIRAS
iwordd@bcbl.eu
Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program Summer Workshop  
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:00 AM - Friday, July 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Pittsburgh, PA

MNTP Summer Workshop

Contact:    Tomika Cohen
mntp@pitt.edu
412-383-7091
June 2016
Brain Connectivity Workshop  
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 AM - Friday, June 24, 2016 12:00 AM
Marseille, France

The Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) is a well-established and prestigious workshop series, which has been held annually in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia for the last 14 years (http://www.brain-connectivity-workshop.org/). BCW attracts every year participants working in cognitive, computational and clinical neurosciences. The discussions are centered on all themes around brain connectivity including structural and functional imaging, modeling, brain function and clinics. BCW is highly influential in the field due to the traditionally high quality of speakers and a long track record of innovation. For instance, both, the Connectome and The Virtual Brain have risen from the BCW community. The typical BCW format —a first educational day of lectures held by international authorities in their fields, followed by two days of short talks with ample time for discussion articulated in thematically focused sessions provides a unique forum for creativity, controversy and brainstorming. BCW 2016 will focus on four themes, perturbing the brain, mapping the brain, and the dynamic brain in function (cognition) and dysfunction (epilepsy). One of the traditional highlights will be the Rolf Kötter lecture, which celebrates the legacy of one of the pioneers of connectomics and founders of the BCW series. This year’s confirmed speakers include Karl Friston, Charles Schroeder, Vince Calhoun, Ivan Soltesz, Olaf Sporns, Sean Hill, Michael Breakspear, Claudius Gros, Randy McIntosh, Bill Stacey, Fabrice Bartolomei, Martin Apitius-Hofmann, Esther Krook Magnuson, Lionel Naccache, Michael Wibral, Marc Goodfellow, Stephan Van Gils, Jorge Martinez-Gonzalez, Pierre-Herve Luppi, Gregor Thut and Patrick Chauvel.

Contact:    Viktor Jirsa
viktor.jirsa@univ-amu.fr
Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (PRNI) Workshop
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016
Trento, Italy

Pattern recognition techniques have become an important tool for the analysis of data from various neuroimaging domains, e.g., MEG, EEG, structural MRI, functional MRI, diffusion MRI, functional connectivity analysis. Pattern recognition techniques are helping to elucidate normal and abnormal brain function in cognition and perception, or the anatomical and functional architecture of the brain. They are starting to be used as biomarkers for diagnosis and for personalized medicine and as a scientific tool to decipher neural mechanisms underlying human cognition. The International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (PRNI) aims to: (1) foster dialogue between developers and users of cutting-edge analysis techniques in order to find matches between analysis techniques and neuroscientific questions; (2) showcase recent methodological advances in pattern recognition algorithms for neuroimaging analysis; and (3) identify challenging neuroscientific questions in need of new analysis approaches. Authors should prepare full papers with a maximum length of 4 pages (double-column, IEEE style, PDF) for review. Reviews will be double-blind, i.e. submissions have to be anonymized. This includes removing all information on the authors and their affiliations as well as citing own work in a passive voice. Non-anonymous submissions will be rejected without review. Each submission will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. Manuscripts have to be submitted by March 18th, 2016, 11.59 pm (PST) via the submission website. Accepted submissions will be assigned either to one of the oral sessions or one of the poster sessions, depending on the reviewers' evaluation. All accepted submissions will be included in the workshop proceedings. Every accepted submission has to be presented at the workshop by one of the paper's authors

Contact:    Paolo Avesani
avesani@fbk.eu
Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting  
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:00 AM - Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:00 AM
Campus Biotech / Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

Please join us in Geneva, Switzerland June 24-25, 2016, for the next annual Brain Stimulation and Imaging Meeting.  This satellite meeting will be held before the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) annual meeting.

BrainSTIM 2015 in Honolulu was one of the first ever meetings to focus on the combination of brain imaging and stimulation. This meeting had over 120 attendees, six keynote speakers and 17 speakers in four oral sessions derived from submitted abstracts. Based on the success of this initial meeting, BrainSTIM 2016 will combine keynote lectures by leaders in the fields of imaging and stimulation, talks selected from submitted abstracts, poster sessions and other opportunities to network and learn about this growing area of research.  The meeting is meant to inform and educate everyone who may be interested in these topics, from novices to experts. The combination of brain stimulation and imaging may lead to better tests of causal hypotheses of brain function, a better understanding of the neural mechanisms of cognition and the mechanisms of brain stimulation, new methods to optimize brain stimulation and better treatments for brain and mental illness among other benefits.

Who:
Keynote Speakers will be Leonardo Cohen, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Michael Fox, Holly Lisanby (pending travel approval) and others.  Additional speakers will be selected by committee from the pool of submitted abstracts.  Abstracts not selected for oral presentations can be presented as posters.  BrainSTIM 2015 is being organized jointly by Prof. Vincent Clark at the University of New Mexico and by Prof. Christoph Michel at l'Université de Genève.

Where:
Campus Biotech
Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

When:  
Fri, June 24 – Sat, June 25, 2016

How to register and submit your abstract:
For registration and abstract submission, please go to http://www.brainstim-meeting.org For any other questions, please email brainstim.meeting@gmail.com Abstracts will be accepted for oral sessions until March 1st.