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Christmas greetings 2018

Dear all,

On behalf of the Society for fNIRS, the Communication Committee would like to wish you all the best in this holiday season and the coming new year!

This has been an exciting scientific year for the fNIRS community. The Tokyo biennial meeting made it clear that our community keeps growing stronger every day. New theoretical insights, hardware improvements, data analysis tools, clinical and scientific applications… the advancement is impressive and sometimes it is difficult to keep up to speed with all the happenings. We, from the Communications Committee, are here to help as much as we can. We would like to invite you to post your latest NIRS-related research news in our Facebook site, tweet with the #fNIRS hashtag or, if you like, send us any information about events, jobs advertisements, publications, graduation of students in the field, etc. that you want us to consider for inclusion in the next newsletter.

Our resolution for the new year is to improve the way we disseminate all fNIRS related news to maximize their impact. We intend to keep you up-to-date through the maintenance of the society website ( ) and the continuation of our newsletter.

Remember that fNIRS 2020 will be held in Boston on October 11-14, 2020.

We hope you have a successful and productive 2019!

Warmest regards,

The Communications Committee

SfNIRS 2018 Tokyo recap

By Felipe Orihuela-Espina

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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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.
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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.

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