ISMRM 21st Annual Meeting & Exhibition 20-26 April 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

fMRI: From Basic to Intermediate Brain Connectivity, Part 1
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Manus J. Donahue, Ph.D. & Karla L. Miller, Ph.D.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
Part 1 of the course (Saturday afternoon) will follow a traditional didactic format, starting with four lectures covering the basics of functional MRI, assuming no knowledge of this technique but some familiarity with MRI. The second set of four lectures will cover more advanced, cutting-edge topics in fMRI.
Researchers from a broad range of backgrounds (methodological, basic and clinical neuroscience)  who are interested in the development and application of functional MRI to address neuroscientific questions. Following introductory lectures aimed at novices, the course will delve into advanced topics at the state-of-the-art in fMRI.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals that underlie functional MRI as a technique, including the source of fMRI signal changes, acquisition techniques and analysis basics;
  • Assess how fMRI and related techniques can be used to study neuro-vascular properties;
  • Overview the current state-of-the-art in high spatial and temporal resolution fMRI;
  • Appraise the current state-of-the-art in high spatial and temporal resolution fMRI; and
  • Evaluate the potential benefits of combining FMRI with other imaging modalities, along with the associated challenges.


Moderators: Manus J. Donahue, Ph.D. & Jeroen C. W. Siero

      Zero to Hero: Beginner's Crash Course  
13:30 The BOLD Effect & Its Use for Detecting Brain Activity Clarisse I. Mark, Ph.D.
14:00 Acquisition, Reconstruction & Artefacts Hans Hoogduin, Ph.D.
14:30 Data Analysis Basics Robert L. Barry, Ph.D.
15:00 fMRI in Basic & Clinical Neuroscience Beau M. Ances, M.D., Ph.D.
15:30     Break - Meet the Teachers  
      Taking It Up A Notch: A Taster of Cutting-Edge Methods  
16:00 Neurovascular Coupling & Quantitation Anna Devor, Ph.D.
16:30 Pushing Temporal & Spatial Resolution Pierre LeVan, Ph.D.
17:00 Optical Measurements in Functional Neuroimaging Joseph P. Culver, Ph.D.
17:30 Data Mash-Up: ERPs, EEG/MEG & Neurochemistry Matthew J. Brookes, Ph.D.
18:00     Adjournment  
      18:00-18:15 Meet the Teachers