TRENDS IN IMAGING BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
Organisation of Human Brain Mapping – OHBM 2020 Satellite Event
9am-5pm, June 25, 2020
Robert Palmer Howard Amphitheatre, 6th floor, McIntyre Medical Building, McGill University
Free Registration here via Eventbrite
Speaker Program: http://ludmercentre.ca/events
Student/Trainees interested in giving a flash talk and poster presentation: Register here
Due to a combination of genetics and environmental factors (epigenetics), the structure and function of neural connections are in constant transformation. Until recently, our understanding of the influence of environmental factors, including synaptogenesis and synaptic pruning, has been largely derived from animal models and post-mortem studies.
Novel neuroimaging technologies, methods and studies, aided by advanced image-processing algorithms, have now created a paradigm shift, permitting comprehensive, non-invasive investigation of brain structure and function in humans.
Neuroimaging combined with network neuroscience has shifted the focus of research from ‘developmental changes in brain structure and function’ to ‘cognitive brain networks’ – the changing relationships among disparate brain components during both normal and abnormal brain development.
Join us for this OHBM 2020 satellite symposium to learn about some of these key areas of change:
- Recent advances in methodologies in analysing neuroimaging data.
- Insights into brain development from large-scale open datasets including ABCD, ABIDE, etc.
- The importance of longitudinal neuroimaging data in understanding cognitive development and psychopathology.
- The role of genetics and epigenetics in normal and abnormal brain development.
8:30 – 8:50 am
8:50 – 9:00 am
Welcome Remarks: Alan Evans, McGill University
9:00 – 10:30 am
- Testing for spatial correspondence between maps of human brain structure and function: Aaron Alexander-Bloch, University of Pennsylvania
- A moment of change: shifts in myeloarchitecture characterise adolescent development of cortical gradients: Casey Paquola, McGill University
- Capturing neurodevelopment through multivariate models: Marc Seal, University of Melbourne
10:30 – 11:00 am
11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:30 pm
Flash Talks by Trainees
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch and poster session
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Longitudinal neuroimaging and cognition/psychopathology:
- TBD: Catherine Lebel, University of Calgary
- TBD: Kathryn Mills, University of Oregon
- Longitudinal early childhood brain and cognitive development: Signe Bray, University of Calgary
- Longitudinal EEG power in the first postnatal year differentiates autism outcomes: Laurel Gabard Durnam, Harvard University
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Coffee break and poster session
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Poster session and reception
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