Rapid advances in structural and functional neuroimaging, together with the rise of network analytical tools, provide unprecedented possibilities to characterize the brain in autism. In this workshop we will bring together emerging and established scientists to discuss cutting-edge neuroimaging applications in the study of autism and provide hands-on guidance for their implementation.

The first part of the day will consist of lectures from outstanding junior and senior researchers and includes an interactive poster session. In the afternoon, experts will lead practical hands-on sessions aimed at teaching how to optimally implement some of the advanced analyses presented during the course of the workshop.

The morning session will be hosted at The Neuro, a site with a rich history of neuroscience and neuroimaging excellence. In the afternoon, participants can join the hands-on educational sessions at the Notman House, a technology hub in walking distance from The Neuro that provides an ideal space for easy and plentiful interactions.

Speakers
Damien Fair MD PhD (OHSU, US)
Jason Lerch PhD (Sickkids, Toronto, Canada)
Christine Ecker PhD (Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)
Armin Raznahan PhD (NIH/NIMH, US)
Michael Milham MD PhD (Child Mind Institute, US)
Adriana Di Martino MD (Child Mind Institute, US)
Richard Bethlehem PhD (University of Cambridge, UK)
and many more!

Topics
Big Data - Multimodal Imaging - Connectomics
Imaging Genetics - Human/Animal Translation
Open Science - Neuroinformatics - Imaging Predictors

Call for posters
We invite trainees to submit poster proposals that combine neuroimaging and autism. The three top abstracts will be selected for a blitz round of talks during the morning session. Deadline for abstract submission: March 30.

Registration
Early birds fees are $60 for the morning lecture session and $60 for the afternoon hands-on session. The registration cost will increase after March 30. Please note, capacity for the afternoon session is limited to 70 people. Registration link

We hope that you will be able to join us,
Boris Bernhardt, Casey Paquola, Richard Bethlehem, and Adriana Di Martino

Contact: Deborah Rashcovsky, Events Officer, 514-398-6047
debbie.rashcovsky@mcgill.ca

Website: https://autism-workshop-mtl-2019.github.io/
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