Early Investigator Award 2022
By Ilias Tachtsidis
Since 2016, the fNIRS Early Investigator Award recognize noteworthy contributions made to fNIRS by a member at an early career stage
Past recipients were:
Nominations for the 2022 award are now open
The award includes a certificate and a cash prize
Nomination deadline: July 15, 2022
Nominations will be evaluated by the Award Committee with the final selection made by the SfNIRS Board of Directors
The award will be announced at the fNIRS 2022 biennial meeting and the awardee will give a presentation during the awards ceremony session
Statement on Ukraine
- Colleges at The Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, in Warsaw Poland are actively helping scientists and students displaced from Ukraine. Information of this effort can be found on their Facebook group. Alternatively go on their website for more information and contact details.
- Science for Ukraine is an organization which aims to support scientists from Ukraine by promoting and listing opportunities across the globe.
- A list composed and maintained by Ukraine Global Scholars, (the list is here)
- WaveJobs: Photonic Aid For Ukraine, the photonics employment-searching portal, is listing work and academic opportunities in photonics for those fleeing Ukraine in need of employement elsewhere. WaveJobs is actively accepting job postings from employers offering positions to refugees from Ukraine and is dedicated to creating a network of contacts between employers and those in need of opportunities.
- UNICEF is supporting health, nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation, and protection for children and families caught in the conflict in Ukraine.
- The International Rescue Committee is preparing to provide critical aid to displaced families affected by conflict in Ukraine.
- International Committee of the Red Cross seeks to help people affected by the conflict and support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross.
- Voices of Children is helping to provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the Ukrainian conflict and helps them to overcome consequences of armed conflict.
- Save the Children, which has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, is providing psychosocial support, distributing winter kits and hygiene kits and providing cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs such as food, rent, medicines, and other vital resources.
- The UN Refugee Agency contributes to emergency relief efforts and helps provide humanitarian assistance to those in crisis. The UNHCR is currently taking donations to send aid to families in Ukraine.
- Caritas is a Polish charity organization currently accepting donations for the “Aid For Ukraine” fundraiser to supply urgent hygiene and basic material assistance along with financial assistance to people in need due to the invasion.
We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for those effected by the conflict, which has brought unimaginable pain and suffering. If anyone wishes to contact SfNIRS for support or help, you can contact the Diversity Equality and Inclusion (DEI) committee via Guy Perkins firstname.lastname@example.org or the Society board members at email@example.com
Year end message from the President of the fNIRS Society
Dear SfNIRS members
I wish you all a happy New Year!
As we reflect on 2021, we can all feel pride about our accomplishments in the past year.(more…)
fNIRS 2018 is Approaching
The fNIRS 2018 meeting will be held in Tokyo, Japan on October 5-8, 2018.
We received 300 abstract submissions.Nearly 450 participants are expected to travel to Tokyo for this event. This is the biggest meeting for the society thus far. We also plan to have three early morning sessions that will involve discussion of specific issues for fNIRS research.
By Adam Eggebrecht
The Washington University Optical Radiology Labs of Joe Culver and Adam Eggebrecht will soon release a new Matlab-based toolbox called NeuroDOT.
The Algorithms journal Special Issue on NIRS
By Felipe Orihuela-Espina
The recent special issue on “Algorithms for Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Cerebral Oximetry and Near-Infrared Imaging” in the journal Algorithms was announced. It covers new developments regarding algorithms, methods and ideas related to signal processing and data analysis for fNIRS, cerebral oximetry and NIRI measurements.
fNIRS Training Course at Campinas
By Sergio Novi
Last April, the Biomedical Optics Lab (LOB) at the University of Campinas (Prof. R. Mesquita, PI) held the second version of its 2-day fNIRS training course. The course was a success, attended by more than 20 researchers who were highly enthusiastic about learning material ranging from the basics to state-of-the-art issues in fNIRS.
The first joint Italian-French Workshop on Cerebral Oximetry and fNIRS
By Sabrina Brigadoi and Alessandro Torricelli
From June 13thto June 15th the first Joint Italian-French Workshop on “Cerebral Oximetry and functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (ifNIRS2018)” took place in Milan at Politecnico di Milano.