WEEKDAY EDUCATIONAL COURSE
Thinking Outside the Black Box: A Self-Help Guide to Neuroimaging Analysis Case-Based Teaching
ORGANIZERS: Karla L. Miller, Ph.D. & Claudia A. Wheeler-Kingshott, Ph.D.
 
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Thursday, 10 May 2012

OVERVIEW
This two-hour intermediate-level course is designed for scientists and clinicians who are interested in learning about best practices for analysis of various MRI neuroimaging modalities. Lecturers will dissect the analysis pipelines for functional, perfusion, diffusion and structural imaging studies, using an example-driven approach to highlight common problems and pitfalls. The course aims to be interactive and entertaining, while providing pragmatic tips and tricks from experts who have analyzed a ridiculous amount of data.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Appreciate the critical role played by pre-processing across the range of modalities;
Describe and implement best practices for setting up, debugging and monitoring complicated processing pipelines; and
Explain problems and pitfalls that are specific to functional, perfusion, diffusion and structural MRI.
 
AUDIENCE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed for scientists and clinicians who are currently working with MRI neuroimaging data. The focus on practical issues and real-world examples (rather than background theory) makes the course most beneficial to those who are able to put the material to immediate use. The course assumes previous knowledge of some or all of the imaging modalities, and attendees will benefit from prior experience analyzing imaging data.

PROGRAM

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  Moderators: Karla L. Miller, Ph.D. & Claudia A. Wheeler-Kingshott, Ph.D.
     
10:30 Large-Scale Studies: Zen & the Art of Data Maintenance Andrew L. Janke, Ph.D.
11:00 fMRI: How to Find Activation & Influence Significance Mark Jenkinson, Ph.D.
11:30 Perfusion: Finding Flow Fernando Calamante, Ph.D.
12:00 Diffusion: The Tracts Less Travelled Derek K. Jones, Ph.D.
     
12:30 Adjournment