The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is the primary international organization dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain.
Message From the Chair: Steve Smith, FMRIB Centre, Oxford University
It’s hard to believe we are already three months into 2014 and that the OHBM’S 20th Annual Meeting is right around the corner. Over 2,600 of your colleagues have already registered to attend the meeting in June, Hamburg, Germany. Although early registration has now ended, standard registration remains open until Friday, May 16th. After that date, you will be able to register onsite at the CCH. Remember, OHBM members received reduced registration rates, so make sure you renew or become an OHBM member!
Register for Annual Meeting!
If you have not already done so, please secure your hotel, as OHBM’s room blocks fill quickly. I am aware that the Grand Elysee and Hotel Steigenberger Hamburg still have rooms available.
2014 OHBM HACKATHON – June 5-7, 2014, Berlin, Germany
The 2014 Hackathon registration is open. This 3-day event (June 5-7, 2014) will be held prior to OHBM at the legendary c-base, a collaborative art and technology space at the heart of the Berlin hacker community. In keeping with the spirit of prior neuroimaging Hackathons, participants will have the opportunity to propose collaborative projects and engage in a number of open challenges. For updated information on the developing Hackathon content, and to contribute your own, check out www.brainhack.org.
Join this vibrant community and help build open neuroscience initiatives in one of the most unique tech venues in Berlin. To keep the collaborations flowing, meals and refreshments are included in the registration and will be provided on-site. Participation is limited, so we encourage you to REGISTER NOW!
For further information, contact OHBM at email@example.com.
TOWN HALL FORUM
On Wednesday, June 11th at 17:15H, OHBM will hold its Town Hall Forum. The Forum is the top source for the latest breaking news and commentary on issues impacting the neuroimaging community and your member organization. It is also an opportunity for you to voice your opinions and questions to the Council - which helps shape future agendas. If you have never attended the Forum before, this is the year to participate! Member input will be sought on several topical issues including the future of OHBM’s Hackathon, research quality and ways to bridge regional and special interests. The new elected leadership will be announced as well as dates and venues for future Annual Meetings. So mark your calendar now!
SELECT OHBM’S LEADERSHIP
One benefit of membership is that you can help direct OHBM activities by suggesting and electing those who serve on Committees and Council. Based on your suggestions, the Nominating Committee has developed a slate of candidates for open positions, which is now waiting for your vote. The election closes Friday, May 19th at 18:00H. VOTE HERE!
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AT THE ANNUAL MEETING
Student/Post Doc Group – Each year, the OHBM Student and Postdoc Section organizes a Social Night for students and postdocs attending the Annual Meeting. A separate announcement will sent once details are finalized, but I encourage you to visit the Student/Post Doc Section on the OHBM website as well as their Facebook page for the latest news and information. Questions regarding these activities can be directed to Lei Liew, Student/Post Doc Section Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Onsite Career Resources – Back by popular demand, OHBM has created an electronic job board where PIs can post “Positions Available” notices (under “Labs Looking for People”) and trainees can post CVs (under “People Looking for Jobs”), before and during the Annual Meeting. OHBM has reserved a room at the CCH-Congress Centre Hamburg from Sunday, June 8th through Thursday, June 12th for job seekers to meet and network with job providers to gather and discuss employment opportunities.
E-Posters - All poster presenters will be asked to upload a PDF version of their traditional poster into OHBM’s E-Poster Module. The E-Poster Module is an online viewing gallery which will be accessible to all conference attendees prior to and during the conference. It will feature the ability for attendees to view electronic posters, post comments and network directly with the author. Instructions on how to upload posters will be sent directly to authors in the next few weeks.
Exhibitors and Sponsors Still Being Sought for 2014 – 1st Come, 1st Served
If you know of a company that would like to showcase at the 2014 Annual Meeting, please send them this link to the OHBM’s 2014 Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus. Applications with deposit are due by May 6, 2014. Spaces do fill up quickly!
Thank you for your continued support of OHBM. If you have any questions or ideas you would like to share, please send them to email@example.com