Advanced fNIRS Workshop

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Dear participant, Thank you for your interest in the NIRx workshop. You will receive a confirmation email shortly! Looking forward to seeing you in London! NIRx team
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2-day intensive fNIRS course to enable researchers to improve their experimental capabilities.

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Purpose

We are pleased to announce a 2-day intensive training course on functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)! Meet us on April 23rd and 24th, at the Imperial College London – Royal School of Mines Building.

This event, organized in collaboration with Dr. Harsimrat Singh from ICL, will give attendees an excellent understanding of how to run a successful fNIRS experiment from selecting hypotheses and designing experiments to collecting data and analyzing results.

During the first day, we will review basic concepts of fNIRS technology and how to design and run experiments. A basic intro to the principles of fNIRS data analysis will be given as well.

During the second day, Dr. Ted Huppert and Dr. Meryem Yücel will introduce more advanced concepts of fNIRS data analysis and guide you through existing tools.

Target Audience

This event is intended for fNIRS end-users that use the technology in their academic studies. Although, the first day is suitable for attendees who have no previous experience with fNIRS as well. The second day is intended for fNIRS users who already have an understanding of fNIRS processing techniques.

While we will be using NIRx instruments to facilitate training the principles of fNIRS acquisition, the concepts for experimental design, data collection and analysis are universally applicable across fNIRS systems.

The workshop is free of charge for all attendees.

Expert Lecturers

Dr. Ted Huppert

Principal Investigator, Huppert Lab – NIRS Optical Lab - University of Pittsburgh

http://huppertlab.net/

Dr Ted Huppert is an Associate Professor (tenured) of Radiology with secondary appointments in Bioengineering, the Clinical Translation Science Institute (CTSI) and Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). He is also a core faculty member of the UPMC Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC). Dr Huppert has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed publications on brain imaging methodology including NIRS, MEG, MRI, and multimodal methods. He is a founding member of the Society for fNIRS.

Dr. Meryem A. Yücel

Research Assistant Professor - Neurophotonics Center at Boston University

Dr. Meryem Ayşe Yücel is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the Neurophotonics Center at Boston University and is an active contributor to the evolving field of fNIRS research. She has developed advanced fNIRS data analysis techniques and has directed and performed various fNIRS human imaging studies at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of MGH/Harvard Medical School and Boston University Neurophotonics Center, including fNIRS assessment of pain during surgery and bedside monitoring of patients with epilepsy. Her current research interests span functional neuroimaging and cognitive neuroscience.

NIRx Technical Staff

The NIRx technical support team has enabled hundreds of fNIRS researchers, with varying degrees of experience, to publish studies in peer-reviewed articles using a wide range of applications. Staff will provide additional one-on-one and hands-on consultation to ensure maximum facetime for attendees.

Opportunity to show your research!

As a research-focused company, it is always very important for us to know what is next in the field. If you would like to present and discuss your work with other fNIRS researchers do not miss this opportunity!

Find more about this opportunity here!

Itinerary

Day 1:

  • fNIRS technology
  • Hands on sessions with NIRx devices
  • Focus on short channel solution for superficial confound regression, hyperscanning, mobility and whole head coverage
  • Research presentation

Day 2:

  • fNIRS Data Analysis and robust statistics with Ted Huppert and Meryem Yucel
  • Walkthrough : Brain AnalyzIR Toolbox and Homer3

Location

Imperial College London

Royal School of Mines Building, Lecture Theater G20

London, UK

- Access to these buildings is best from Imperial College Road

Recommended Hotels

Accommodation information can be booked through ICL partners in:

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/visitors-accommodation

About fNIRS & NIRx

fNIRS is a non-invasive neuroimaging technique that uses light to measure blood flow from the cortex; it has been rapidly gaining popularity in recent years, with publications coming out in nearly every application within the cognitive neurosciences.

NIRx Medical Technologies is a leading developer and distributor of complete fNIRS recording and analysis platforms. Through our offices in Berlin, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and New York, our engineers and grant-funded investigators provide life science research teams comprehensive technology solutions for the most demanding investigative applications.

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