SfNIRS Newsletter, November 2018

Welcome to the November 2018 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter.

SfNIRS 2018 Tokyo recap
The Tokyo biennial meeting of the society was a resounding success. It attracted more people than ever, and  from more countries. The quality of the presentations was outstanding, organization was impeccable, morning tutorials proved highly popular, poster discussions were lively, and exhibitor stands were full of the latest impressive developments. This post is a recap of some of the things that happened.
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By Felipe Orihuela-Espina.
 
 
fNIRS 2020 Biennual Meeting
The next VI biennial meeting of the Society will be hosted in Boston, October 11-14 2020. Boston won two other candidate north American cities. The conference venue will be the George Sherman Union, at Boston University. Mari Franceschini and Ippeita (Pepe) Dan will chair the conference.
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By Maria Angela Franceschini.
 
 
SfNIRS Elections Results:

President Elect : Maria Angela Franceschini
New members of the BOD : Ann-Christine Ehlis (Germany), Joy Hirsch (USA), Fumitaka Homae (Japan), Yasuyo Minagawa (Japan), Ilias Tachtsidis (UK) and Meryem Ayse Yücel (USA)
Thanks the retiring founding members for their exceptional work in bringing us to this point: Richard Aslin (USA), Joseph Culver (USA), Yoko Hoshi (Japan), Ted Huppert (USA), Charles Nelson (USA), Hellmuth Obrig (Germany), Gentaro Taga (Japan), Arno Villringer (Germany) and Eiju Watanabe (Japan).

Find the full list of current officers at: fnirs.org/about-us/officers/
Early Investigator Award Winners
Three outstanding researchers were chosen as finalists for the 2018 SfNIRS Early Investigator Award. Each presented a first-author abstract at the Tokyo meeting. After much deliberation by the selection committee, Kaja Jasińska was named our 2018 Outstanding Early Investigator.
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By Heather Bortfeld.
Gates Foundation Travel Award Recap
Eight  international students and faculty from 5 developing countries attended the Tokyo meeting thanks to the outstanding support from the  Gates Foundation who covered their transportation, accomodation, registration and catering.
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By Stacey Ladieu.
Membership
After an increase of about 200 new members joining following the Tokyo meeting, the society is now close to 600 members.
By Martin Wolf and Heather Bortfeld
Coming meetings and courses
6th European Autumn school on Cerebral oxymetry and optical imaging, December 10-14th, Amiens, France.
fNIRS Training Workshop at Boston University, November 7-9, 2018
Australian NIR 2019, Gold Coast, Australia, September, 15-20, 2019
OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences, Tucson, Arizona, USA, April, 15-17, 2019
Education Committee Member Update
The current communications committe is composed by the following members;
Judit Gervain (France) - Chair, Silvia Benavides (Italy ), Robert Cooper (UK), Christophe Grova (Canada), Sarah Lloyd-Fox (UK), Rickson Mesquita (Brazil), Yasuyo Minagawa (Japan ) and Hellmuth Obrig (Germany).
Clipart: http://clipart-library.com/clipart/998762.htmCommunication Committee Member Update
The current communications committe is composed by the following members; Heather Bortfeld, Chair (USA), Gemma Bale (UK), Sabrina Brigadoi (Italy), Jeff Dunn (Canada), Adam Eggbrecht (USA), Kaja Jasinska (USA), Chunming Lu (China), Felix Scholkmann (Switzerland), Xiaosu Hu (USA), Luca Pollonini (USA), Felipe Orihuela-Espina (Mexico), Yumie Ono (USA), Meryem Yucel (USA), Danielle Forster (Australia), Sergio Novi (Brazil) and Noman Naseer (Pakistan).
Maria Angela Franceschini step down from the committee as she is now President Elect.
 
Job Openings
Research Intern at the University of Iowa.
The communications committee is working towards a new (hopefully easier) way to share job and career opportunities in our social media pages. In the meantime, please continue sending us your openings and vacancies.

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