fMRI 20-year Anniversary Seminar
National Norwegian Advisory Unit for functional MRI and the fMRI group welcome clinicians, scientists, PhD candidates and others with interest in functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to the 20-year anniversary seminar for fMRI at St. Olavs hospital/NTNU.
International experts in fMRI will cover topics from the discovery of the BOLD phenomenon by Professor S. Ogawa (Sendai University, Japan), the underpinnings of the fMRI signal with Professor D, Attwell (UCL, UK), fMRI design and analyses (Professor A, Dale, UCSD, US), different MRI contrast mechanisms to uncover brain activity by Dr. W. van der Zwaag (Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging, the Netherlands), fMRI statistics with Dr. A. Winkler (NIH, US) and Methodological approaches to multicenter brain imaging by Assistant professor Neda Jahanshad (USC, US)
National experts will cover a variety of fMRI paradigm designs and behavioral logging, pharmacological fMRI, clinical use, statistical advice and future perspectives. Please see the exciting programs for all the details.
The seminar is approved as 1 ECT for PhD students, which requires attendance and achieving at least a score of 73% on a computerized multiple choice exam to be taken at home after the course.
The seminar is approved for specialists within neurology and rehabilitation:
- Nevrologi (14 t videre- og etterutdanning )
- Fysikalsk medisin og rehabilitering (14t timer spesialistenes etterutdanning).
|09:45||Welcome||Professor Asta Håberg|
|09:50||Anniversary introduction||Professor Olav Haraldseth and MR radiographer Knut Nordlid|
|10:10||Introduction to seminar||Associate professor Live Eikenes|
|The discovery, origin and analysis of the BOLD signal|
|10:20||Discovery of the BOLD signal and significance for modern clinical and experimental studies of brain function||Professor S Ogawa, Sendai University, Japan|
|11:20||Capillary pericytes: their role in neurovascular coupling, generation of BOLD signals, stroke and Alzheimer's disease||Professor D Attwell, UCL, UK|
|12:10||The evolution of fMRI analyses methods; from block design and event related analysis to resting state fMRI||Professor A Dale, UCSD, US|
|Applied fMRI session|
|14:00||fMRI in presurgical planning||E Berntsen, St. Olav/NTNU (multiparametric MRI)|
|14:30||Pain processing||S Leknes, University of Oslo (pharmacological fMRI)|
|15:00||From lesion studies to basic cognition, frontoparietal experiences from fMRI||Tor Endestad, UiO (lesion studies and fMRI)|
|15:45||Cognitive control in neurodevelopmental versus acquired brain injury||Associate professor Alexander Olsen NTNU/St. Olavs (understanding neurobiological underpinnings of similar symptomatology due to different types of brain injuries)|
|16:15||The neural signature of mind-wandering: A combined EEG and fMRI study||Associate professor Matthias Mittner, UiT (resting state fMRI)|
|16:45||Conditioned Avoidance Response - translating an experimental animal paradigm to an fMRI paradigm||Professor Jimmy Jenssen, HK, Sweden (translational approaches from animal models to human fMRI studies)|
|17:20||End of day 1|
|17:25||Bus to Rockeheim with a short guided tour at the museum, or walking guided tour of Trondheim from St. Olavs to Rockheim|
|18:45||Dinner at Rockheim|
|09.00||Alternative methods for non-invasive MRI based decoding of brain activity||MR physicist Dr. Wietske van der Zwaag, Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging, the Netherlands (alternatives to T2* BOLD fMRI)|
|09:45||Statistical analysis of fMRI data||Dr. Hallvard R Evensmoen, NTNU (univariate, mulitivariate and connectivity analyses)|
|11:00||Statistical challenges in fMRI||Dr. Anderson Winkler, NIH|
|11:45||Reproducibility of fMRI||Professor Karsten Specht, University of Bergen, Norway|
|12:30||7T fMRI and the new national RCN financed clinical 7T MRI infrastructure||Professors Pål Erik Goa/Raphael Kaplan|
|fMRI methodology continued|
|14:00||Methodological approaches to multicenter brain imaging initiatives||Assistant professor Neda Jahanshad, USC, US|
|14:30||Understanding human navigation, combining behavioral data during fMRI with fMRI analysis||Dr. Tobias Navarro Schröder, NTNU (combining behavioral data during fMRI with fMRI analysis)|
|15:00||fMRI in health and disease||Professor Asta Håberg, NTNU/St. Olavs (fMRI to understand neuronal plasticity)|
|15:20||Future perspectives on fMRI||Professor Kenneth Hugdahl, University of Bergen, Norway|
|15:55||Meeting summary and wrap up|
- Airport: Værnes Trondheim Airport.
- Travel to/from airport: Train, bus and taxi
- Hotel: Scandic Bakklandet Hotel
- What to see in Trondheim
- What to do in Trondheim
Norwegian PhDs and PostDocs: Apply for travel grant
Digital Life Norway Research School cover the registration fee plus travel- and accommodation costs for their members (PhD-students and postdocs*). Remember that you have to apply for a travel grant in advance. Please see the research schools homepages for details.
* only for Digital Life Norway Research School