Countdown to the 2021 Virtual Symposium

If you have an interest in brain imaging and want to maximize the impact of your work on human health, this symposium

is for you. Spanning the full range of technological advances – from image acquisition and processing to clinical translation,

to working with increasingly large datasets – this symposium will focus on ways in which neuroimaging can transform healthcare.


You will have the opportunity to hear from our expert faculty who develop and utilize mechanisms so that currently available

brain images from both clinical repositories and research archives may be mined for exciting, new insights into brain structure

and function – powering forward efforts to discover non-invasive, reliable indicators of brain health that help us understand

disease vulnerability and resilience. Speakers will share methodologies and innovations from their labs, highlight

opportunities for advancing the field, and critically examine the challenges that they face.


Unique to this virtual symposium, we offer forums for participants to engage directly with our expert faculty in topic-specific

breakout rooms. Trainees (student, postdoctoral, or clinical fellow) have the additional option of signing up for a mentoring

circle with one of our faculty.


Human brain imaging holds immense promise for elucidating the biological basis of brain health and disease.

We hope you will be able to join us on February 12th and be a part of these critical conversations!

Planning Committee:

Simon Eickhoff

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Michael Fox

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Polina Golland


Randy Gollub


Yogesh Rathi

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Bruce Rosen

Martinos Center

Brandon Westover


This Symposium is jointly sponsored by the interdisciplinary Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Neuroimaging Training Program

and The Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital.

While the Neuroimaging Training Program is designed to integrate basic and cognitive neuroscience applications with the

fundamental physical and biological bases of neuroimaging, work at the McCance Center for Brain Health focuses on

defining and quantifying brain health to preserve brain function and prevent disease. Together, they bring you a range

of topics, opportunities, and challenges associated with applying neuroimaging to the study of brain health.