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
New Year’s Greetings and welcome to the first OHBM newsletter of 2014. There is a lot happening at OHBM that we are excited about for this coming year.
The planning for OHBM’s 20th Annual Meeting is in full swing, and we’ve already announced that Eve Marder will open as Talairach Lecturer. I am happy to report that the Program Committee has selected an impressive list of keynote presenters including: Katrin Amunts, Hanna Damasio, Yaniv Assaf, Jim Haxby, SH Han, John Duncan and Richard Frackowiak. They have also selected a compelling slate of Educational Courses, Morning Workshops and Symposia. Visit the Annual Meeting website to learn more about them, and don’t forget to register for the meeting at the early rates by the cut-off date of March 13, 2014.
Glass Brain Award
We are pleased to announce that OHBM is establishing a yearly award to recognize and reward “lifetime achievement” by researchers using neuroimaging to discover influential findings regarding the organization and function of the human brain. Criteria for eligibility for the OHBM Glass Brain Award include:
Nominee must have visibly engaged in OHBM activities
Nominee must have evidence of extraordinary lifetime accomplishments in the field of human brain mapping
The nominee must be over the age of 40
The nominee must be present to accept the award given out at the Annual Meeting
No self-nominations are allowed
Nomination information can be found here. Nominations are due in March. The first award will be given at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Hamburg.
Council has recently approved, in concept, the formation of OHBM-affiliated Special Interest Groups and Regional Chapters in the organization’s structure. A subcommittee is continuing to work on the operational details that will be announced this year. Council has also approved an OHBM-sponsored Hackathon promoting open neuroscience to be held in the days preceding the 2014 Annual Meeting. Once finalized, information regarding participation will be sent to you as well as posted on the Annual Meeting website.
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.
Make sure you also watch your inbox for a Call for Volunteers to serve on one of three open ad hoc positions opening on the Program Committee. Terms are three years, and selected individuals will begin their terms at the June 2014 meeting in Hamburg.
I am looking forward to working with the Council, Program Committee and you the members as we continue to bring fresh ideas to the OHBM. Please note the following important dates and deadlines.
Annual Meeting Registration
The 2014 Annual Meeting registration is now open! Register now, early rates close on March 13th.
Call for Photos for OHBM’s 20th Annual Meeting Due – Friday, February 28, 2014
OHBM will be celebrating its 20th meeting at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Hamburg, Germany. As part of the celebration, we would like your involvement by submitting your favorite photos representing the past 20 years of human brain mapping and/or past OHBM Annual Meetings. Please submit your photos by the deadline of Friday, February 28, 2014.
Wiley Young Investigators Award Nominations
For the 19th year in a row, John Wiley & Sons, in association with the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the Wiley Young Investigator Award in Human Brain Mapping. Each year, a $1,500 cash award and an engraved plaque are presented at the Annual Meeting.
Exhibitors and Sponsors Still Being Sought for 2014 – 1st Come, 1st Serve
We would like to take time to thank those companies who have already committed to sponsoring the 2014 Annual Meeting: Avotec Inc., BESA GmbH, Cambridge Research Systems, Electrical Geodesics, Inc. (EGI), Human Connectome Project and Siemens AG.
If you are doing business with or know of a company that you 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 April 8, 2014 with the full balance due by May 6, 2014. Spaces do fill up quickly!
CME Forms and Certificates of Attendance
Physicians rely on accredited continuing medical education (CME) as one of the support systems that helps them continuously improve their clinical research and care of patients. CME programs help meet requirements for maintenance of licensure, maintenance of specialty board certification, credentialing, membership in professional societies and other professional privileges. OHBM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) to provide CME credits and will be offering over 35 CME credits for those who attended the 2014 Annual Meeting in Hamburg, Germany. If you forgot to complete your CME form for the 2013 Annual Meeting, go to http://www.humanbrainmapping.org/CME2013 to access a CME form. If you are interested in learning more about CME’s visit the ACCME’s website at www.accme.org.
Below is a listing of upcoming programs you may want to attend:
March 19-22, 2014: 58th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN)
March 20-23, 2014: 30th International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN) of the IFCN
Estrel Hotel & Convention Center Berlin, Germany
As always, we welcome your ideas and feedback on ways in which OHBM can serve your needs. Simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org.