The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is the primary international organization dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain.
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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.
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
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
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
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.
Both COBIDAS and the outcome of the Strategic Planning Meeting will be discussed at OHBM 2015 at the Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June 17 at 17:15.
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