Functional MRI: Emerging Techniques & New Interpretations
Charleston, SC, USA


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      DAY 1 - Sunday, 22 June 2014 (no CME available)  
15:00     Registration & Speaker Upload Available (until 18:00)  
 18:00     Welcome Opening Reception  

      DAY 2 - Monday, 23 June 2014 (4.5 CME available)  
07:00     Registration & Speaker Upload Available  
08:30     Welcome  
      Session 1: Electrophysiology & Neurovascular Coupling
: Nanyin Zhang, Ph.D.
09:00 Neuronal Circuits, Neurovascular Mediators & the Gain of CBF Response Anna Devor, Ph.D.
University of California
San Diego, CA, USA
09:30   High-Resolution fMRI & Neurovascular Coupling - permission withheld Jozien Goense, Ph.D.
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
      Proffered Papers – Oral Session  
10:00 Age-Related Changes in Grey & White Matter Changes in Cerebrovascular Reactivity & the Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness Claudine Gauthier, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute
Leipzig, Germany
10:10 Alterations in Cerebrovascular Reactivity Across the Adult Lifespan: a 4-year Follow-Up Yang Li, M.Sc.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
10:20 Changes in Spontaneous Network Activity with Altered States of Consciousness Studied with Electrocorticography Xiao Liu, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
10:30     Break & Speaker Upload Available  
      Session 2: fMRI Signal Mechanism & Biophysics
: Ravi S. Menon, Ph.D.
11:00 Early Onset fMRI Coincides with Neural Inputs to the Rodent Cortex Alan P. Koretsky, Ph.D.
Bethesda, MD, USA
11:30 Imaging the Microvascular Network Geometry in Health & AD Bojana Stefanovic, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
      Proffered Papers – Oral Session  
12:00 Layer-Dependent CBV & BOLD Responses in Humans, Monkeys, & Rats at 7T Laurentius V. Huber, M.Sc.
Max Planck Institute
Leipzig, Germany
12:10 Functional Imaging of Olfaction by CBV fMRI in Monkeys Fuqiang Zhao, Ph.D.
Merck Co. & Inc.
West Point, PA, USA
12:20 Hyperoxia Alters Resting But Not Task-evoked Neural Activity: an EEG Study Min Sheng, M.D.
University of Texas
Dallas, TX, USA
12:30     Lunch & Speaker Upload Available  
14:00     Poster Session 1 (no CME available)  
      Session 3: fMRI Imaging Technologies
: Peter A. Bandettini, Ph.D.
16:00 False Positives & False Negatives in fMRI Robert Turner, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute
Leipzig, Germany
16:30 VASO & iVASO - Signal Origins & Use for Physiological Imaging of Brain Function Peter van Zijl, Ph.D.
John Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA
      Proffered Papers – Oral Session  
17:00 Functional Localisation of the Human Colour Centre Using Diffusion-Weighted Functional MRI Rebecca J. Williams, Ph.D.
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada
17:10 Network Diffusion Accurately Models the Relationship Between Structural & Functional Brain Connectivity Networks Ashish Raj, Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY, USA
17:20 Does the Gamma Band Really Drive CBF Responses in the Awake Primate Brain? Ravi S. Menon, Ph.D.
The University of Western Ontario
London, ON, Canada
17:30     Adjournment  
19:00     Dinner  

      DAY 3 – Tuesday, 24 June 2014 (4.0 CME available)  
07:00     Registration & Speaker Upload Available  
      Session 4: Fast-Imaging Methods
: James J. Pekar, Ph.D.
08:30 State of the Art Imaging Technologies in the WU-Minn Human Connectome Project Essa S. Yacoub, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
09:00 Simultaneous MultiSlice Imaging for Rapid fMRI Kawin Setsompop, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, MA, USA
      Proffered Papers – Oral Session  
09:30 An Alternative Method of Slice-timing Correction: Temporal Upsampling of Functional MRI Using a Half-TR Method Kwan-Jin Jung, Ph.D.
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY, USA
09:40 Nonuniform SS-PARSE: Quantitative Estimation of R2* Maps in the Presence of Large In-Plane Intra-Voxel Susceptibility Gradient Stan Reeves, Ph.D.
Auburn University
Auburn, AL, USA
09:50 Effect of Simultaneous Hypercapnia & Hypoxia Challenge on Vascular & Metabolic Responses Shin-Lei Peng, M.Sc.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
10:00     Break & Speaker Upload Available  
      Session 5: OEF & CMRO2 : T2 Methods
: E. Mark Haacke, Ph.D.
10:30 T2-Based Measurement of Venous Oxygenation & Cerebral Metabolic Rate of Oxygen Peiying Liu, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
11:00 MR Measured Oxygen Extraction Fraction & Oxygen Metabolic Index Weili Lin, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
      Proffered Papers – Oral Session  
11:30 Arterial Spin Labelling Reveals a Biphasic Pattern of Peri-Infarct Perfusion in the Weeks Following Focal Ischemic Stroke Evelyn M.R. Lake, B.Sc.
Sunnybrook Research Institute
Toronto, ON, Canada
11:40 Classifying TBI-Associated Changes in Interhemispheric Network Connectivity among High School Football Players using Support Vector Machine Recursive Feature Elimination Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D.
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
11:50 FMRI in Pediatric Medulloblastoma Survivors with Reading Intervention during Tumor Treatment Robert J. Ogg, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN, USA
12:00     Lunch & Speaker Upload Available  
13:30     Poster Session 2 (no CME available)  
      Session 6: OEF & CMRO2: Gas Inhalation & QSM
: Claudine Gauthier, Ph.D.
16:00 Quantifying Physiological Information Using BOLD MRI Daniel P. Bulte, Ph.D.
University of Oxford
Oxford, England, UK
16:30 Mapping Brain Venous Oxygenation Using Susceptibility Methods E. Mark Haacke, Ph.D.
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, USA
17:00     Adjournment  

      DAY 4 – Wednesday, 25 June 2014  (2.0 CME available)  
07:00     Registration & Speaker Upload Available  
      Session 7: Personalized fMRI Interpretation
: Robert Turner, Ph.D.
08:30 Voxel-Wise Modeling & Decoding of fMRI Data Jack L. Gallant, Ph.D.
University of California
Berkeley, CA, USA
09:00 The Use & Potential of fMRI & MRI for Individual Assessment Peter A. Bandettini, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
09:30     Poster Session 3 (no CME available)  
      Session 8: Clinical & Neuroscience Prospects of fMRI
: Truman R. Brown, Ph.D.
10:30 Clinical Perspectives in fMRI: Current State of Neuroradiologic Applications for Patient Care Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D.
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
11:00   Using fMRI Data to Study the Large Scale Organization of the Brain: Implications for Basic & Clinical Neuroscience - permission withheld Jonathan Power, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California
Berkeley, CA, USA
11:30     Presentation of Young Investigator Award (no CME available)  
11:40     Adjournment (Lunch Boxes Served)  

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