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
- Large participation of students presenting in oral sessions and posters
- Extensive and wide fNIRS research output besides the extremely difficult year with the pandemic restrictions
- The effort of the virtual conference organising committee working across time zones to deliver an engaging conference.
Ilias: “Personally, I am really proud of the organising committee of the virtual conference that includes lots of young researchers; a great testament that our society has a bright an NIR bright future”.
- 471 participants registered; 41% students, 7% Industry, 49% Non-students and 3% unspecified.
- 35 countries from all continents; Africa (0.1%), North America (42%), South America (3%), Australia (4%), Asia (16%), and Europe (35%), showing that we are truly global society.
- 261 abstracts received; of which 151 from students.
- 72 Oral talks, 186 Posters and 3 rejected.
- 114 from Europe, 101 from America, 36 from Asia and 10 from Australia.
- 1 New Special Session fNIRS Standards
- The average number of people in the ZOOM sessions was 200 and for Gather Town 150 people
YouTube playlist is here:
|fNIRS in Neurodevelopment Research|
|fNIRS in Clinical Applications|
|Student||Jonas B. Fischer|
|fNIRS in Cognitive and Social Interactions Neuroscience Research|
|Data Analysis, Signal Processing & AI|
|fNIRS Other Topics|
|Early Investigator Award Ceremony|