First post about the fNIRS 2018 Conference

fNIRS2018 will be held at the University of Tokyo, Japan on October 5-8, 2018.

Hongo campus of the university is located in the central area of Tokyo, and can be approached from the Tokyo international airport within one hour. The venue of the conference is Yasuda Auditorium, which is a historical landmark building of the university. You can enjoy the meeting in an academic atmosphere. Outside of the auditorium, you will experience a special time for thinking and discussion in the Japanese garden which was designed in 17th century.PictureTO2

One day educational course (Oct. 5) will provide a good occasion to learn not only the established method of fNIRS but also a state of the art of the technology. The 3 days meeting (Oct. 6-8) includes a plenary talk, oral and poster sessions, which are organi
zed by co-chairs Gentaro Taga and Turgut Durduran. In the evening of Oct. 7, a social event at National Museum of Nature and Science is scheduled.

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In the past fNIRS meetings, the society has established the status of the meeting as a must-attend one for researchers studying fNIRS. This is also the first society’s meeting held in Asia. Since many researchers and companies in Japan have contributed to fNIRS, this meeting will provide good opportunities to promote new international collaborations and attract more researcher’s interest to the society.

Tokyo is one of the most attractive cities in the world for the beauty of nature and the dynamic combination of traditional art and modern technology. There are huge number of good restaurants and many choices for accommodation.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo.

Gentaro Taga
The University of Tokyo