Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Course

There will be no Boston-based fNIRS course in 2014. Please visit fnirs.org for information about upcoming meetings and other events.

2013 Course:

October 24 & 25, 2013
149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA

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The Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging is proud to announce a two-day course on functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), an emerging imaging modality with a wide array of potential applications. fNIRS is noninvasive, employs no ionizing radiation and is portable, thus offering practitioners a means to monitor oxygenation and map brain activity at bedside.

The introductory course covers the fundamentals of this optical technique and offers hands-on experience in its application. Course topics include: an overview of the physics of fNIRS and imaging of the brain, fNIRS instrumentation, safety issues and the basics of experimental design (for mapping brain activity). The course is geared toward end users in application areas such as clinical monitoring and psychology research. Each day of the course includes a hands-on workshop during which participants apply the concepts taught during the day's seminars.

AGENDA:

Thursday, October 24
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction 
9:15 – 10:30 Intro to Near Infrared Spectroscopy
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:30 Infant Tissue Oximetry
11:30 – 12:15 Hands-on 1: Intro to Instrumentation
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 Functional NIRS Imaging
2:15 – 3:15 Hands-on 2: Brain Function Experiments
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:10 Application Talk
4:10 – 4:50 Application Talk
4:50 – 5:30 Application Talk
   
6:00 - Group dinner at Figs
   
Friday, October 25
8:55 – 9:00 Announcements
9:00 – 9:45 Multi-modal Imaging: fMRI/NIRS
9:45 – 10:30 Multi-model Imaging: EEG/MEG/NIRS
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:30 Hands-on 3: Data Analysis / Probe Localization 
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Data Analysis
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:45 Hands-on 4: Data Analysis
4:45 – 5:00 Wrap-up

REGISTRATION:

The fee for the two-day course is $400. Fee includes all course materials, continental breakfast and a group dinner on Thursday night at a local restaurant.

Make checks payable to:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Please include your name on the check

Send to:
Stacey Ladieu
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
149 Thirteenth St Room 2301
Charlestown, MA 02129

Course fees are refundable up to 30 days prior to the course.