Symposium on fMRI - current challenges and future promises

University of Bergen and the Bergen fMRI Group, Norway

The Bergen fMRI Group in collaboration with the Nansen Neuroscience Network is arranging a symposium on "fMRI - current challenges and future promises", September 25 - 27, with Dr. Marcus Raichle, USA, as invited keynote speaker.
The program contains speakers with a wide range of expertise regarding functional neuroimaging, from methodological aspects to clinical applications.
Marcus Raichle will give his lecture in Egget Auditorium at Student center, Parkveien 1, University of Bergen downtown campus (see map: http://goo.gl/maps/icqL2)
The symposium site for September 26-27 will be at the BB-building, Jonas Lies vei 91, 9th floor, at the Haukeland University Hospital Campus (see map: http://goo.gl/maps/Y9d8j)
There is no conference fee for participants. Deadline for registration is September 1, and a limited number of hotel rooms will be reserved until the same date, and will be available on a first-come basis. Further information is available on the Bergen fMRI Group web site: http://fmri.uib.no/, and click on "Upcoming conferences" on the lefthand side.

Pre-conference registrations can be made at https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=117191
If you have any questions please contact Conference Administrator Vivian Fosse ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Preliminary Program is attached below:

Welcome to Bergen and to an interesting meeting in September 2013!

Kenneth Hugdahl                                   Karsten Specht
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N.B. MedIm - Norwegian Research School in Medical Imaging will offer up to 4 travel- and accommodation grants to PhD candidates and research program medical students from other Norwegian cities taking part in the event 'fMRI - current challenges and future opportunities' in Bergen 25-27 September. The support includes travel (max NOK 2000) and 2 nights hotel accommodation. To apply, please send a brief request to Erik Ingebrigtsen, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The grants will be distributed first-come, first-served. 
MedIm webpage: www.medicalimaging.no


Preliminary Program

Wednesday Sept 25, Egget Auditorium, Student center, University of Bergen, Downtown Campus, Parkveien 1, Bergen.

14.30 - 15.30 Marcus Raichle, USA: The Resting State Network
DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Thursday Sept 26, BB-building, Haukeland University Hospital Campus, Jonas Lies vei 91, 9th floor


9.00 -  9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30 - 10.15 Kenneth Hugdahl: A brief history of functional neuroimaging -
10.15 - 11.00 Karsten Specht: fMRI v2.0
11.00 - 11.15 COFFEE
11.15 - 12.00 Rene Westerhausen: fMRI in hypothesis-driven research
12.00 - 13.00 LUNCH (BB-building cafeteria, 4th floor)
13.00 - 13.45 Christian Sorg, Germany: Resting state network and schizophrenia
13.45 - 14.30 Kenneth Hugdahl/Kristiina Kompus: fMRI and auditory hallucinations
14.30 - 15.15 Tom Eichele: fMRI and EEG: Challenges and promises
15.15 - 15.30 COFFEE
15.30 - 16.15 Renate Grüner: fMRI and PET: Challenges and promises
16.15 - 17.00 Leif Rune Skymoen: The Nansen Neuroscience Network
19.00 - CONFERENCE DINNER and NETWORKING EVENT hosted by Nansen Neuroscience
Network, venue to be announced

Friday Sept 27 BB-building, Haukeland University Hospital Campus, Jonas Lies vei 91, 9th floor

9.00 -   9.45 Stefan Heim, Germany: Functional reorganisation of the dyslexic brain: The roles of cognitive profile, training type, and experimental task
9.45 - 10.30 Karsten Specht: fMRI and PET of speech perception
10.30 - 10.45 COFFEE
10.45 - 11.30 Frøydis Morken: fMRI and risk for dyslexia
11.30 - 12.15 Kerstin von Plessen, Denmark: fMRI and child development
12.15 - 12.30 Kenneth Hugdahl: Closing remarks
12.30 LUNCH (BB-building cafeteria, 4th floor)


Special Guest Lecture Event!
Prof. Marcus Raichle, Washington University, USA is visiting Bergen, Norway

«Resting State, Default Mode, Network»

September 25, 14.30 – 15.30 in Egget, Student center, University of Bergen, Downtown Campus
Marcus Raichle is one of the founders of functional neuroimaging and his discoveries of the neurovascular coupling in fMRI, and more recently the resting state, default mode, network are breakthrough milestones in the history of functional neuroimaging.

All welcome!

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