This next workshop series of 2021 will bring together non-invasive neuroimaging tool developers, neuroscientists, engineers, and industry partners to discuss emerging tools and pathways for disseminating current imaging technologies. Please join us on Feb. 18 and 19, and March 9-11!
Recent advancements in electromagnetic recording, molecular imaging, and other non-invasive brain imaging modalities have allowed researchers to examine the human brain with incredible sensitivity and specificity. Now, it is critical to evaluate how these tools will benefit the future of human neuroscience research. Starting next week, the NIH BRAIN Initiative is hosting a two-part virtual workshop series on non-invasive neuroimaging technologies. As mentioned in the BRAIN 2.0 reports, these workshops will convene experts in neuroimaging from academia and industry to discuss the broader dissemination and transformative potential of new imaging tools in neuroscience.
Workshop 1: Dissemination of Non-Invasive Imaging Technologies
Session 1: Electromagnetic Recording Techniques
Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM (EST)
This session will explore advancements in electromagnetic recording technologies, including breakthroughs in wearable functional brain imaging systems and acoustoelectric imaging. Confirmed speakers include Drs. Peter Schwindt and Russel Witte. Dr. Miikka Putaala will discuss the dissemination of magnetoencephalography (MEG) technologies. Dr. Andrea Wijtenburg will moderate the session.
Session 2: Optical and Acoustic Imaging
Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 12:15 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)
Participants in this session will explore novel optical and acoustic imaging technologies, such as wireless high-density optical tomography and functional photoacoustic CT. Confirmed speakers include Drs. Joseph Culver, Maria Angela Franceschini, David Boas, and Lihong Wang. Drs. Patrick Britz and Claudia Errico will discuss the dissemination of optical imaging and transcranial ultrasound technologies. This session will be moderated by Dr. Cheri Wiggs.
Session 3: Molecular Imaging Technologies
Thursday, February 18 from 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM (EST)
The third session will explore new molecular imaging technologies, such as high-resolution in vivo PET imaging and neurochemical connectome scanners. Confirmed speakers include Drs. Georges El Fakhri, Richard Carson, and Ciprian Catana. Dr. James Williams will talk about disseminating molecular imaging tools. Dr. Yuan Luo will moderate this session.
Session 4: Hemodynamic Imaging Technologies
Friday, February 19, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 3:40 PM (EST)
Participants will discuss the latest advances in hemodynamic imaging, including next-generation MRI capabilities and magnetic particle imaging (MPI). Confirmed speakers include Drs. Michael Garwood, Kamil Ugurbil, Thomas Foo, Susie Huang, David Feinberg, Wei Chen, Douglas Noll, and Larry Wald. Drs. Bryan Mock, Patrick Ledden, and Patrick Goodwill will discuss strategies to disseminate MRI and MPI technologies. This session will be moderated by Dr. Shumin Wang.
Workshop 2: Transformative Non-Invasive Imaging Technologies
Session 1: Electromagnetic Recording Technologies
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM (EST)
The first session will explore emerging electromagnetic recording technologies and methods, neuroscience research opportunities, and pathways for dissemination. Speakers will highlight new approaches to MEG/ EEG signal processing, neural signal decoding, wireless EEG systems, and many other topics. Confirmed speakers include Drs. Julia Stephen, Dimitrios Pantazis, Bin He, Stephanie Jones, Svenja Knappe, Matti Hamalainen, Scott Makeig, Shane Cybart, Miikka Putaala, Vishal Shah, and Tim Mullen. This session will be co-chaired by Drs. Yoshio Okada, Julia Stephen, Kari Ashmont, and Andrea Wijtenburg.
Session 2: Molecular Imaging Technologies
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM (EST)
This session will explore new molecular imaging technologies and methods, neuroscience research opportunities, and tool dissemination. Topics include large-scale multi-site studies, radioligand development, breakthroughs in MPI and PET imaging, and others. Confirmed speakers include Drs. Tarun Singhal, Jorge Sepulcre, Karmen Yoder, Tammie Benzinger, Georges El Fakhri, Bob Mach, Robert Innis, Robin De Graaf, Piotr Maniawski, and James Williams. This session will be co-chaired by Drs. Georges El Fakhri, Diana Martinez, Yuan Luo, and George Zubal.
Session 3: Hemodynamic Imaging Technologies
Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 6:20 PM (EST)
The final session will explore advances in hemodynamic imaging technologies and methods, neuroscience research opportunities, and pathways for dissemination. Speakers will discuss multi-modal integration, MRI hardware, physiologic noise and artifact reduction, and many other topics. Confirmed speakers include Drs. Renzo Huber, Catie Chang, Emily Finn, Mark Woolrich, Laura Lewis, Tom Foo, Kawin Setsompop, Damien Fair, Steve Connolly, Maria Angela Franceschini, Bryan Mock, Patrick Britz, Claudia Errico, and Patrick Goodwill. This session will be co-chaired by Drs. Deanna Barch, Peter Bandettini, Vani Pariyadath, and Cheri Wiggs.