Call for LABMAN Elections 2017

Dear LABMAN Members,

As part of the normal process that renews the Direction Board for each period, we are officially launching the 2017 LABMAN Elections.

All members are kindly asked to vote using the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLFNQCD

As part of the voting process we have included a link with the CVs of some of the candidates.

We will be collecting the votes until November, 30th, 2017.

Best regards to all!

XIX Reunión de Neuroimagen, organizada por el CIMAT, Guanajuato, Gto. del 5 al 6 de Octubre del 2017

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El Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas A.C. (CIMAT) y el Instituto de Neurobiología de la UNAM (campus Juriquilla, Qro.) tienen el gusto de invitarlo a la XIX Reunión de Neuroimagen que se llevará a cabo en el CIMAT, Guanajuato, Gto. del 5 al 6 de Octubre del 2017.

Para la XIX Reunión de Neuroimagen se aceptarán trabajos para presentación en el formato de ponencia y carteles, que serán incluidos en las memorias electrónicas del  evento.

 

Conferencistas Invitados:

Dr. Boris Bernhardt
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Dr. John Lewis
McGill University , Montréal, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre

“Beyond Fiber Orientations : Microstructure Informed Tractography”
Dr. Gabriel Girard
Signal Processing Lab, école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Suiza
Abstract: Diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can measure the orientation of the white matter structure of the brain, in vivo. From the voxel-wise tissue orientations, tractography algorithms can estimate white matter fascicles volume and position. Recent studies have shown that tractography algorithms can fail to recover some existing fascicles and in some cases, produce a large incidence of false positives, biasing the structural connectivity analysis. The false positive connections are largely due to complex tissue configurations of the white matter (e.g. crossing, kissing or merging). Moreover, the relationship between the tractography reconstruction and the underlying white matter microstructure characteristics remains poorly understood. Recently, tractography methods have been proposed to reduce the rate of false positives by taking full advantage of the development DW-MRI microstructure acquisition, modeling and reconstruction techniques. Those methods, called microstructure informed tractography, uses prior information on the microstructure properties of neuronal tissue to reduce ambiguities and separate fascicles in area of complex tissue configurations. Simultaneously, microstructure informed tractography allows the characterization of the white matter tissue microstructure along fascicles. Those emerging techniques are paving the way to quantitative brain structural connectivity analysis.

 

Cordialmente

El Comité Organizador

Dr. Rolando Biscay, CIMAT
Dr. Jorge Bosch, INB-UNAM
Dr. Luis Concha, INB-UNAM
Dr. Ivan Cruz, CIMAT
Dr. Oscar Dalmau, CIMAT
Dr. Thalía Harmony, INB-UNAM
Dr. José Luis Marroquín, CIMAT
Dr. Alonso Ramírez, CIMAT

Agenda of the LABMAN Meeting in the context of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.

The fore coming LABMAN meeting is organized in a critical international scenario. Research teams across our region are pooling efforts to move forward and generate ground-breaking research in brain mapping and neuroscience. This becomes a gigantic trial in face off the lack of awareness of regional funding agencies and decision makers about the growing potential of Latin American labs. Our meeting seeks to continue promoting this high-quality research and visibility not only in our region, but across the rest of the scientific community.

The proposed agenda is as follows:

  1. Report about the previous work.
  2. Discussion about the special letter from Prof. Pedro Valdes-Sosa: About Brain Mapping Research with Economically Disadvantaged Countries. Letter to the Scientific Community from the General Assembly of the Latin American Brain Mapping Network (LABMAN).
  3. Election of the LABMAN’s representative for the Communications Committee.
  4. Election of the LABMAN’s representative for the Diversity & Gender Task Force.
  5. Discussion about the next LABMAN meeting:
    1. Place for the meeting.
    2. Official language.
    3. Selection of a Program Committee representing LABMAN in order to coordinate and approve both the program and associated courses, including the scholarship offer and processing.
  6. Request for candidates to the Direction board (including the designation of the Elections’ Committee).
  7. Future perspectives and core lines of work.