ISMRM 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition 30 May - 05 June 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SUNRISE EDUCATIONAL COURSE
Brain Networks
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
ORGANIZERS: James J. Pekar, Ph.D. & Jonathan R. Polimeni, Ph.D.
Thursday, 04 June 2015
 
OVERVIEW
The emerging field of brain connectomics has demonstrated the power of network analysis to understand brain structure and function in disease as well as in health. This course will describe the methodology of network analysis of neuroimaging data, from network construction and analysis to structure-function comparisons and group analyses, and provide examples of the power of this framework in both basic scientific and clinical applications.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is intended for clinicians and basic researchers interested in utilizing network analyses of brain connectivity. This course assumes basic knowledge of functional connectivity and diffusion tractography, and a working knowledge of neuroscience, MR data acquisition, and basic analysis methods.
 
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

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

  • Assess established and emerging clinical applications of functional and structural brain networks; and
  • Discuss how brain networks can be applied to both basic neuroscience and clinical applications.
 

PROGRAM

Moderators: Catherine E. Chang, Ph.D. & James J. Pekar, Ph.D.

       
07:00      Brain Network Applications in Basic Neuroscience
Alexander Leemans, Ph.D.
 
07:25 Brain Network Applications in Clinical Neuroscience
Paul M. Matthews, M.D., D.Phil.
 
       
07:50   Adjournment