SfNIRS Newsletter July 2021

Welcome to the July 2021 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter, covering the period from April 2021 through June 2021. The process of compiling nominations for this year’s board election is now finished, and we are looking forward to the elections themselves. Preparations for the 2021 SfNIRS virtual meeting have picked up speed. The educational committee has done a great job: we have a dozen sessions altogether! Our last call saw Rens Burghardt join the SfNIRS Communications Committee. On top of all that, SfNIRS research webinars have continued providing us with overviews of some of the latest research from our early career members. As some labs are slowly –but surely!–returning to campus, research activity is picking up pace. A slew of new research findings were highlighted by the many news items in which fNIRS was featured.

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SfNIRS Newsletter April 2021

Welcome to the April 2021 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter, covering the period from November 2020 through March 2021. This period has seen the board agree on the tough but necessary decision of delaying our biennial meeting one more year. Also, the election of a new president-elect and board members is approaching and we are starting nominations. Other news include the updated schedules of educational tutorials, research webinars, the new calendar feature, etc. Here is a summary of what happened in these last months.

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SfNIRS Newsletter November 2020

Welcome to the November 2020 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter, covering the period from July 2020 through October 2020. The news continues to be dominated by the COVID19 Pandemic, but the fNIRS datablitz demonstrated that activity remains high in labs around the world. Our community is resilient! In addition to lab-specific research, many activities supported by the society have been ongoing: educational tutorials, research webinars, and of course continued planning on the part of the SfNIRS Communications Committee. Here is a summary of events…

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SfNIRS Newsletter July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter, which covers the period from March 2020 through June 2020. This period has been dominated by the COVID19 pandemic, which has been difficult for research and business. We have had to adapt to the circumstances, including scarce access to our laboratories, restricted movement, a switch to virtual meetings and conferences, among other things. Nonetheless, it has been a period full of news. Here, you’ll find what we think is a complete summary.

The communications committee looks forward to hearing from you about future news items you’d like to see posted.

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SfNIRS Newsletter October 2019

Welcome to the October 2019 issue of the SfNIRS newsletter. This newsletter covers the period since our last newsletter, which came out in June 2019. This period has seen activity in both hemispheres of the world, further progress in preparation for fNIRS2020, and the addition of affective computing to the ever-increasing number of applications.

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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:

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Best practices for fNIRS publications

By Meryem Yücel

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Launch of the new calendar

By Meryem Yücel.

Dear SfNIRSers,

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.

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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.

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A compilation of recent videos – Mar 2021

By Felix Scholkmann

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BIDS Specification to Include fNIRS

By Luca Pollonini and Robert Luke

All members of the fNIRS community are invited to participate in an effort to formally extend the BIDS specification to include fNIRS data.

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Nominations requested for the President-elect, Treasurer-elect and Board of Directors of the Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS) – Call 2021

By Martin Wolf

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The Society in the social networks: Highlights of activity between July 2020 and October 2020

This is an executive summary of some of the activity that has occurred in the past few months compiled from posts made to our Facebook group page and to Twitter.

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