2003 MINNESOTA WORKSHOPS
HIGH FIELD MR IMAGING AND
SPECTROSCOPY, & MAGNETIC
IMAGING of BRAIN
OCTOBER 17-20, 2003
HANDS ON fMRI TRAINING COURSE
OCTOBER 21-22, 2003
Radisson Metrodome Hotel
at the University of Minnesota
615 Washington Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Department of Radiology
University of Minnesota
High Field MR Imaging and Spectroscopy, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Brain Function
The goal is to provide a forum to introduce and discuss the technical issues and applications of MRI/MRS conducted with high magnetic fields (>= 3 T). Presentations from experts in the major areas of high field MR research will discuss fundamental principles, methodology, and applications. After attending this workshop, individuals can expect to be well informed of the advantages and limitations of high field MR and will have acquired much of the basic knowledge necessary to undertake high field MR investigations.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has evolved into a widely used method for studying brain function and high magnetic fields continue to play an important role in obtaining improved functional maps. By bringing a group of recognized experts who are in the forefront of the field, this workshop will provide an in-depth overview of fMRI, including basic principles, underlying physiology, new developments and various applications. Designed as both an educational program and a scientific forum for the presentation of the state-of-art research, the workshop is intended for a wide spectrum of basic and clinical scientists including cognitive scientists, physicists, radiologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and others interested in the technical development and applications of fMRI.
MRI Training Workshop
The training course is designed to provide attendees with hands-on experience in fMRI. The course is mainly targeted for individuals who are new to the field. The course will focus on basic principles, data acquisition and data analysis. It will be followed by attendee participation in lab sessions designed for each topic. For trainees that will also attend the workshops, lectures are scheduled to provide an overview of the topics covered by workshop speakers. Upon taking this course, participants will have adequate experience to start a fMRI project in her/his own laboratory with proper equipment.
There will be a area devoted for the presentation of posters. If you would like to present a poster at the workshop, please submit a one page abstract via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Deb Morgan; CMRR 2021 6th Str. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455. The abstracts must be received by September 15, 2003.
The conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome, located on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The conference will be held in the University Ballroom. There is parking available in the Washington Avenue parking ramp located next to the hotel. There is a low cost airport shuttle service available; and free hotel van service within 5 miles of the hotel.
Radisson Hotel Metrodome - The Radisson Metrodome is located on the University of Minnesota Campus; 615 Washington Avenue S.E. Minneapolis, MN 55414. Telephone numbers for reservations are 612-379-8888 or Toll free: 1-800-333-333. The conference has a limited block of rooms available for the conference, please make your reservations early. Cost of the rooms is $109.00 single or double, plus applicable tax.