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Introduction


This two-day Summer school, organized conjointly by the CINQ and the RBIQ, features over 15 specialists in brain connectivity methods and applications. It will offer a unique theoretical and practical training on multi-modal brain connectivity methods (EEG/MEG, MRI) in the peaceful environment of the Domaine Cataraqui in Quebec City, facing the St-Laurent River.


The first day includes a plenary lecture by Sabine Kastner and six talks by experts in various fields of brain connectivity, from graph theory to functional and structural brain connectivity. The second day includes two talks and three hands-on workshops each featuring one connectivity analysis software (Brainstorm, NeuroPype and NIAK).


The Summer school will take place on Monday May 15th and Tuesday May 16th, at Domaine Cataraqui. Registration is mandatory and places are limited!

Organization


Pascale Tremblay, PhD

Associate professor, Department of rehabilitation, Université Laval

Researcher, CERVO Brain imaging Center.

Co-director, Consortium d'imagerie en neurosciences et santé mentale de Québec (CINQ)




Karim Jerbi, PhD

Associate professor, Department of psychology, Université de Montréal

Canada Research Chair (CRC) Systems Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging





Julien Doyon, PhD

Professor, psychology department, Université de Montréal.

Scientific director, Quebec brain imaging network (QBIN/RBIQ).

Scientific director, Functional Neuroimaging Unit (UNF), Research Center of the the Geriatric Institute of the Université de Montréal.




Philip Jackson, Ph. D.

Professeur titulaire, Département de psychologie, Université Laval.

Chercheur, CIRRIS et CERVO.

Co-directeur, Consortium d'imagerie en neurosciences et santé mentale de Québec (CINQ).






Sophie Bélanger-Lebel, B. A.

Communication manager, Consortium d'imagerie en neurosciences et santé mentale de Québec (CINQ)

Keynote speaker


Neural dynamics of the primate attention network

Sabine Kastner, PhD

Professor, Department of psychology and neurosciences, University of Princeton

Scientific Director of Princeton’s neuroimaging facility and director of the Neurosciences of attention and perception laboratory.


Invited speakers



Karim Jerbi, PhD

Associate professor, Department of psychology, Université de Montréal

Canada Research Chair (CRC) Systems Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging





Louis J. Dubé, PhD

Professor, Department de physique, génie physique et d'optique, Université Laval

Head, Dynamica Research Group, Université Laval





Bratislav Misic, PhD

Assistant professor, Department of neurology and neurosurgery, Université McGill

Principal investigator, Network neuroscience laboratory, McGill University





Matt Brookes, PhD

Associate professor, School of physic and astronomy, University of Nottingham

Researcher, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham





Maxime Descôteaux, PhD

Associate professor, Department of computer science, Université de Sherbrooke

Lab directeur, Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab





Pierre Bellec, PhD

Assistant professor, Department of computer sciences and operations research, Université de Montréal

Researcher, Unité de neuroimagerie fonctionnelle, Centre de recherche, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM)




Stéfanie Blain-Moraes, PhD

Assitant professor, School of physical and occupational therapy, McGill University

Head, Biosignal Interaction and Personhood technology laboratory, McGill University




Julie Carrier, PhD

Professor, Department of psychology, Université de Montréal

Researcher, Centre d'études avancés en médecine du sommeil à l'Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur, Montréal






Sylvain Baillet, PhD

Professor, Neurology, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering, McGill University

Director, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, McGill University





Annalisa Pascarella, PhD

Researcher, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, National Research Council, Rome, Italy





Hands-on workshops

Three workshops will be offered in parallel on May 16th. Each participant can attend one workshop that will be selected during the registration. To optimize learning, the number of registrants is limited for each workshop.



Brainstorm

The Brainstorm Workshop will be hosted by:

Sylvain Baillet, PhD

Professor, Neurology, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering, McGill University

Acting director, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, McGill University




Elizabeth Bock, MSc

Lab manager, MEG Lab, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, McGill University






Description

Brainstorm is a collaborative, open-source application dedicated to the analysis of brain recordings: MEG, EEG, fNIRS, ECoG, depth electrodes and animal electrophysiology. For physicians and researchers, the main advantage of Brainstorm is its rich and intuitive graphic interface, which does not require any programming knowledge. We are also putting the emphasis on practical aspects of data analysis (e.g., with scripting for batch analysis and intuitive design of analysis pipelines) to promote reproducibility and productivity in MEG/EEG research. Finally, although Brainstorm is developed with Matlab (and Java), it does not require users to own a Matlab license: an executable, platform-independent (Windows, MacOS, Linux) version is made available in the downloadable package.




NIAK

The NIAK Workshop will be hosted by:


Pierre Bellec, PhD

Assistant professor, Department of computer sciences and operations research, Université de Montréal

Researcher, Unité de neuroimagerie fonctionnelle, Centre de recherche, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM)




Pierre-Olivier Quirion, PhD

Systems manager, Unité de neuroimagerie fonctionnelle, Centre de recherche, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM)







Description

The neuroimaging analysis kit (NIAK) is a library of pipelines for the preprocessing and mining of connectomes extracted from large functional magnetic resonance imaging data, using GNU Octave. NIAK offers a catalogue of robust, validated workflows for complex tasks such as registration and denoising of brain images, as well as data-driven functional brain parcellation or connectome-wide association studies. NIAK is an open-source software distributed under MIT license. Linux, Mac OSX and Windows are supported using docker.




NeuroPype


The NeuroPype workshop will be hosted by :


Annalisa Pascarella, PhD

Researcher, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, National Research Council, Rome, Italy






David Meunier, PhD

Research engineer, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon (CRNL), Labex Cortex, Université de Lyon, Lyon, France.






Description

NeuroPype is a new open-source multi-modal brain data analysis kit which provides Python-based pipelines for advanced multi-thread processing of fMRI, MEG and EEG data, with a focus on connectivity analyses. A major strength of the NeuroPype is that it relies on (and interfaces with) several freely available Python packages developed for efficient and fast parallel processing and that it seamlessly connects with existing open-science neuroimaging and signal processing toolboxes. In particular, the NeuroPype framework is powered by the nipype engine [A] and allows for quick development of powerful processing pipelines for neuroimaging and electrophysiology data analysis. The flexible design allows users to configure analysis pipelines that are defined by connecting multiple nodes, where each node may be a user-defined function or a well-established tool or python-wrapped module (e.g. MNE-python package for MEG analysis [2], FreeSurfer for automated brain segmentation or Radatools for graph theoretical metrics, etc.).
 
Target Audience: Students and researchers with an interest in advanced brain network analysis using MEG, EEG or fMRI. Requirements: Basic knowledge of (or a keen interest in) Python.
References:
1. Gorgolewski et al. (2011) Front. Neuroinform. 5:13
2. Gramfort et al. (2013), Front. Neurosci. 7:267

Programme




Price & Registration


The registration for the Summer School  includes:


  • Access to all talks
  • Participation in one hands-on workshop
  • Breakfast and lunch at the Domaine on both days
  • Multiples coffee breaks
  • Networking cocktail on May 15th
  • Diner on May 15th

Registration:

Undergraduate students : $60

Graduate students and postdocs: $70

Professors and research staff: $125


To register, you must be affiliated to a university in one of these capacities, and a member of the CINQ or the RBIQ.

Non-eligible registrations can be cancelled.






Sponsors


The CINQ in sponsored by:


  


Thanks to our sponsors!


Diamant                                               Or


                         


Bronze

 





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