The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is the primary international organization dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain.
Registation is NOW OPEN! Hope you will join us in Hawaii!
Message from the Chair. Karen F. Berman
I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as the OHBM’s Chair this coming year. The OHBM Council and Program Committee have been discussing ways to bring even more value to members as THE primary international organization dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain.
It’s hard to believe we are already five months out of what was, by all accounts, one of the most successful Annual Meetings for OHBM. Over 3,200 of you participated in the Hamburg meeting, and we are well on our way to planning what is sure to be another meaningful event June 14-18, 2015 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Don’t forget you can still access the PPT presentations from the 2014 meeting on OHBM’s Online Library.
I am pleased to announce that Professor Amy Arnsten of Yale University will be this year’s Talairach Lecturer.
The Program Committee has also selected an impressive list of Keynote Presenters including:
Professor Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Sabine Kastner of Princeton University
Professor Bruce Fischl of Harvard University
Professor Terry Sejnowski of Salk Institute
Professor Michael Breakspear of Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Professor Christian Büchel of University Medical Center Hamburg – Eppendorf
Professor BJ Casey of Weill Cornell Medical College
Thank you to all who submitted an application for a scientific symposium, morning workshop or half-day/full-day educational course for consideration for the 2015 meeting. The Program Committee is in the final stages of selecting the slate of programs, and notifications will be sent within the next couple of weeks.
The Call for Abstracts is now closed. The submission deadline was Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 11:59 PM EST USA.
OHBM is also seeking companies to exhibit or sponsor this event. If you know of anyone interested, please share the 2015 Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus with them.
The OHBM Annual Meeting website has been newly designed and will be updated frequently with the latest information and news to help you plan to attend. Registration is now open!
One of my priorities during my tenure as Chair is to discover new ways to serve our members outside of the Annual Meeting. The Organization recently took an important step in this direction by approving Bylaws changes to incorporate regional chapters and special interest groups into the OHBM structure. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the Latin American Brain Mapping Network whose application was approved by Council. I would also like to welcome the Student/Post Doc Section as the first official Special Interest Group. I encourage you to “like” their Facebook page for the latest news and information
Another exciting project underway is the work of the newly formed Committee on Best Practice in Data Analysis and Sharing (COBIDAS) being Chaired by Thomas Nichols, PhD, University of Warwick, UK. This Committee will examine data analysis and sharing issues with greatest potential to influence the quality of our science such as data sharing options, study provenance/reproductibility, workshop environments, software tool use, maturity and interoperability, etc. The end result will be a white paper outlining specific recommendations.
In February, the OHBM Council will be conducting their first-ever Strategic Planning Meeting. To assist us with our planning, you were asked to participate in an OHBM Needs Assessment Survey. I was excited to see that over 700 of you submitted your thoughts and ideas. Your input will be used to help shape the benefits offered by OHBM and how we engage with members in the future.
Thank you for your continued support of OHBM! We look forward to hearing from you.
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