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fNIRS 2024 at the University of Birmingham – Initial preparations
By Erin Buckley, Hamid Dehghani, Javier Andreu-Pérez and Felipe Orihuela-Espina
As you know by now, our next biennial meeting will be held at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) on September 11th to 15th, 2024, and we are already planning for it.
Samuel A. Montero-Hernandez has been appointed virtual chair.
We have assembled the program committee with distinguished researchers from around the world and across subdisciplines:
|von Luhmann||Alex||Berlin Institute of Technology||Germany||Europe|
|Brigadoi||Sabrina||University of Padova||Italy||Europe|
|Benavides-Varela||Silvia||University of Padova||Italy||Europe|
|Leff||Dan||Imperial College London||UK||Europe|
|Mesquita||Rickson||Universidad do Campinas||Brazil||SouthAmerica|
|Highton||David||University of Queensland||Australia||Australia|
|Diop||Mamadou||University of Western Ontario||Canada||NorthAmerica|
|Perlman||Susan B.||Washington University- St. Louis||USA||NorthAmerica|
|Guevara||Edgar||Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosí||Mexico||NorthAmerica|
|Lee||Seung Yup||Kennesaw State University||USA||NorthAmerica|
|Chhabra||Harleen||National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences||India||Asia|
|Al-Shargie||Fares||American University of Sharjah||UAE||Asia|
|Niu||Haijing||Beijing Normal University||China||Asia|
|Tak||Sungho||Korea Basic Science Institute||Korea||Asia|
Locally, we have been working with the University of Birmingham campus services to identify appropriate space and arrange catering details. We are happy to announce that we are now ready to plan for the oral presentations and the workshops. These will take place in our impressive Teaching and Learning Center with capacity for 500 attendants, whereas posters and sponsor stalls will be in the magnificent Great Hall located in the Aston Webb building.
We are also working on launching the conference website and designing a unique conference logo. We will soon put out a call for sponsors.
While there is still a lot to do, preparations are moving forward. We are excited to host you here in Birmingham!
SfNIRS’s solidarity with Turkey and Syria
The SfNIRS Society and its members are heartbroken by the tragic loss of many lives as a result of the earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria on Feb 6th, 2023. We express our solidarity and support with all those who were affected by this terrible tragedy. Anyone wishing to make a donation to help the people affected please consider the following organizations:
The fNIRS 2021 Virtual Meeting
By Ilias Tachtsidis and Meryem Yücel
Dear all, the October general meeting of the society, the first in virtual format is now over. In this post you will get:
- Some conference highlights
- the relevant statistics
- the playlist to all the videos in the YouTube channel of the society
- and the award winners
Nominees for SfNIRS board elections 2021
By Nomination Committee, Alessandro Torricelli, Yasuyo Minagawa, Joy Hirsh
Due to the Pandemic situation, we have elections in 2021, i.e. one year later than planned and the next term will exceptionally be of 3 years duration, i.e. elections in 2024. The following positions are up for election:(more…)
Best practices for fNIRS publications
By Meryem Yücel(more…)
Launch of the new calendar
By Meryem Yücel.
I hope this post finds everyone on good health! I have a quick announcement from the CommComm. Now the community has its own calendar for all the fNIRS related events (conferences, courses, educational webinars, stand-alone talks, you name it). Judit and Rickson already added the webinars they are running.(more…)
Brain Initiative workshop on the dissemination of non-invasive imaging technologies
By Adam Eggebrecht
A Brain Initiative workshop on the dissemination of non-invasive imaging technologies was held as a virtual meeting on February 18-19, 2021. The talks are currently available for streaming on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/BRAINInitiative/featured.(more…)