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!
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.