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Workshops

1. Neuroanatomy for Neuroimagers, organised by Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino

Are you interested in learning more about the neuroanatomy behind your MRIs, fMRIs and PET scans? This workshop will provide you with the tools needed to interpret your images. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the normal functional neuroanatomy behind some of the major brain structures seen in the sagittal, coronal and axial imaging planes. We will then transition into an exploration of the anatomical changes observed in common neurological and psychiatric disorders. The workshop will pair brief lectures with interactive small group exercises and lab practical sessions to deepen your understanding of neuroanatomy. We will focus particularly on the transition from 2D images to 3D neuroanatomical circuits. Come explore the brain areas behind all of those colourful images with Dr Lyndsey Collins-Praino!

Further details for Neuroanatomy workshop:
Tuesday 21 November, 11am-4pm, University of Adelaide Medical Building, Frome Rd.
Cost: $40.00


2. Concurrent TMS-EEG organised by Dr Nigel Rogasch with Symbiotic Devices

This half-day workshop will cover the use of electroencephalography (EEG) to: 1) measure the brain’s responses totranscranial magnetic stimulation (TMS); and 2) guide the timing of stimulation from brain oscillations. Prof. John Rothwell (UCL) will provide an overview of what we can learn about the brain using TMS-EEG, and Dr. Nigel Rogasch (Monash) will describe the practical challenges of combining these techniques. The lectures will be followed by a demonstration of how to set up a TMS-EEG study, and a hands-on tutorial showing how to analyse TMS-EEG data using EEGLAB and TESA (the TMS-EEG signal analyser).

Further details for EEG-TMS workshop:
Wednesday 22 November 9am-1pm, UniSA City East Campus, Room: HH3-09.
Cost: $25.00


3. Concurrent fNIRS-EEG organised by Medilink‚Äč

A local increase in cortical blood flow accompanies almost all neuronal responses to stimulus in the brain. Thisrelationship, termed neurovascular coupling, involves many steps from the initial firing of the neurons to release of chemical transmitters to final vasoconstriction or vasodilatation. Understanding this relationship between brain activity and the resulting changes in metabolism and blood flow remains a vital research area. EEG and fNIRS capture signals inherent to different steps in this cascade of events, linked to the same neural activity. The combination of these two methodologies offers the possibility of examining the cortical activity more comprehensively. This half day workshop will be focused on experimental considerations for combined NIRS-EEG studies, as well practical considerations.

  • 1.00 - 2.00pm : Prof. Tse: Concurrent fNIRS-EEG and relevant research applications
  • 2.00 - 3.00pm : Dr Frank Zanow and Lamija Pasalic - Practical considerations for concurrent fNIRS and EEG - from montage design to data analysis
  • 3.00 - 3:15pm : Break
  • 3:15 - 4:30pm : Hands on session with concurrent fNIRS and EEG. Cap setup, data acquisition and integration, experiment
  • 4:30 - 5.00pm : Q&A

Further details for NIRS workshop:
Wednesday 22 November, 1:00-5:30pm, UniSA City East Campus, Room: HH3-09.
Cost: $25.00


4. Multi variate pattern analysis (MVPA) for cognitive neuroscience, organised by Dr Stefan Bode

This half-day workshop will illustrate the use of multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) for different neuroimaging techniques to investigate cognitive processes. Dr Alexandra Woolgar will cover MVPA for functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI), Prof Thomas Carlson and Tijl Grootswagers will introduce MVPA for magnetoencephalography (MEG), and Dr Stefan Bode and Daniel Feuerriegel will show MVPA for electroencephalography (EEG). We will provide an introduction into variants of these techniques, as well as practical examples and some hands-on experience with data analyses.

Further details for MVPA workshop:
Thursday 23 November, 9am-1pm, UniSA City West Campus, Room: GK3-28.
Cost: $40.00


5. How to Post-doc - an event for postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers, organised by
the ACNS ECR Committee

This year the ACNS ECR committee is shining a spotlight on the challenges of the postdoctoral experience, with keen insights from our panel of distinguished researchers with unqualified success and experience in areas such as grant writing, getting a fellowship, with insights into career planning and making a success of your postdoctoral time. We are very fortunate this year to be joined by Prof Susan Rossell, Director of the Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University, Melbourne and A/Prof Juanita Todd, from the University of Newcastle, NSW. We will also be joined by the newly minted ACNS Young Investigator Award and Emerging Research Award winners. After the panel discussion there will be an opportunity for you to mingle with other attendees and discuss your work which can be continued at the ECR social mixer later in the evening. So whether you are a current postdoc or a postgraduate student seeking to join the fray, come along and hear what our panellists have to offer and interact with your peers in a supportive and informative environment. 

Further details for How to Post-doc workshop:
Thursday 23 November, 1-3pm, UniSA City West Campus.
Cost: FREE


6. FSL mini-Course

The course will be held 17-21 November 2017, at the Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building, University of Adelaide, Australia. Both new and existing users of FSL are welcome on the course as it aims to cover both basic and advanced features of FSL. The intensive 4-day course covers both the theory and practice of functional, structural, diffusion and resting state brain image analysis. Background concepts and the practicalities of analyses are taught in detailed lectures. These lectures are interleaved with hands-on practical sessions where attendees learn how to carry out analysis for themselves on real data. The number of attendees is strictly limited and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Further details for FSL mini-Course: Click Here

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