SfNIRS Newsletter, September 2016


 image002 fNIRS 2016
The 4th fNIRS conference is only one month away. This month’s newsletter is focused on information about the conference.Please remember that the early bird registration ends on Sept. 16!
The program is online and can be downloaded at fnirs2016.org/program


Abstract Submission Statistics
A total of 247 abstracts from 32 countries have been submitted.199 have been selected for poster presentation and 48 for oral presentation.
Divided by 8 topics, the largest number of submission has been in “data analysis”.
For all the stats please visit fnirs.org/conferences/fnirs2016-conference/fnirs-2016-stats


Conference Venue
The conference will be held at the historical main building of the Université Paris Descartes, in the heart of Paris, at the Odéon, just a few blocks away from the Seine, and walking distance from many of the city’s most beautiful sights, for example the Notre Dame and the Panthéon.



Travel Information
You can easily reach the conference venue from both Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports by taking the RER B train line, and getting off at Saint Michel / Notre Dame station. From there, the University’s main building is only a short walk. You can also reach the venue by subway (le métro), taking line 4, and getting off at Odéon.Odéon is a lively neighborhood, with dozens of small, cozy Parisian bistros as well as upscale Michelin-star restaurants.There are also many options for accommodation.At the link you can find nearby hotels (please note that the organizers have no special agreement with these hotels, and do not endorse them).
Weather in Paris
Weather in the middle of October in the best case is sunny and warm, say up to 18-20 degrees C, in the worst case it is 8-10 degrees and rainy.
Anything in between is possible.
 image012 Election of new members of the Board of Directors
Members of the SfNIRS society, we encourage you to elect new members of the Board of Directors of the Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy. You may elect up to four new members, following the instruction at the website www.sfnirs.clubexpress.com You can find the descriptions of all candidates at fnirs.org/about-us/officers/candidates-2016/The deadline is the 23rd of September!.