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Educational Workshop (Sept. 20-21, 2021)

This two-day course provides background on state-of-the-art methods for studying brain connectivity. We offer this intensive pre-conference workshop for those aiming to maximize their individual outcome of the main conference.

Start: 8:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021
End: 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
Location: Center for BrainHealth Auditorium Room 1.302
2200 W. Mockingbird Lane; Dallas, TX 75235

Registration Rates




Student* June 15, 2020-Sept. 20, 2021 $150.00 USD
Standard June 15, 2020-Sept. 20, 2021 $200.00 USD
Registration Open (choose an option in Educational Workshop)
*Students are those who have not yet earned a PhD and/or an MD diploma and who are enrolled in an educational program. Those registering as a student must show a valid student ID at registration check-in or standard registration fees apply.

Target Audience

The intended audience should be familiar with the basic concepts of functional MRI studies, including standard analysis strategies for task-based approaches. The course, therefore, is suitable for students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty members from various disciplines, including neuroscience, psychology, biology, math, computer science or physics. The course may also serve as preparation for in-depth discussions during the main conference.

Course participants will learn about the basic and advanced strategies in data acquisition and data analysis for estimating brain connectivity. We will discuss the most important limitations as well as current issues under debate, such as the treatment of physiological and other nuisance signals. We will focus on the pros and cons of different analysis strategies and provide examples for their applications in healthy populations and clinical samples. We will deepen your understanding of networks and information obtained using multimodal neuroimaging approaches including MRS, EEG, DTI, fNIRS, and ECoG.

The atmosphere of the educational workshop encourages participants to interact with leading experts to discuss general or specific problems they may have encountered in their own work.

Tentative Program/Agenda

Day One and Two
(8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.)


8:00 — 8:30 a.m. Speaker 1
8:30 — 9:00 a.m. Speaker 2
9:00 — 9:30 a.m. Speaker 3
9:30 — 10:00 a.m. Speaker 4
10:00 — 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 — 10:45 a.m. Speaker 5
10:45 — 11:15 a.m. Speaker 6
11:15 — 11:45 a.m. Speaker 7
11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 — 1:15 p.m. Speaker 8
1:15 — 1:45 p.m. Speaker 9
1:45 — 2:15 p.m. Speaker 10
2:15 — 2:45 p.m. Speaker 11
2:45 — 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 — 3:30 p.m. Speaker 12
3:30 — 4:00 p.m. Speaker 13
4:00 — 6:00 p.m. Group Analysis

Where to Stay?

The ALoft Hotel Dallas Love Field is located across the street from the Center for BrainHealth and offers an economical room choice for attending the Education Workshop, Resting State Brain Connectivity Conference and Satellite Symposium.

ALoft Hotel Dallas Love Field

How to Get There?

If you choose the Aloft Hotel, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) offers several transportation options available to the Conference headquarters, the Fairmont Dallas, including bus and rail systems all within 40 minutes or less.

Directions from the ALoft Hotel Dallas Love Field to Hotel Fairmont Dallas

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