Brain Connectivity Workshop 2016, Marseille (France)

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2016, Marseille (France)


We are happy to announce the 15th edition of the Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) to take place in Marseille from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2016.

The Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) is a well-established workshop series, which has been held annually in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia for the last 14 years. BCW is an official satellite of the annual meeting of OHBM, which is held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2016. BCW attracts every year a public of 100-200 participants working in cognitive, computational and clinical neurosciences. The discussions are centered on all themes around brain connectivity including structural and functional imaging, modeling, brain function and clinics. BCW is highly influential in the field due to the traditionally high quality of speakers and a long track record of innovation. For instance, both, the Connectome and The Virtual Brain have been born within the BCW community.

The typical BCW format —a first educational day of lectures held by international authorities in their fields, followed by two days of shorter talks with ample time for discussion provides a unique forum for creativity, controversy and brainstorming. BCW 2016, introduced by a first day of tutorials by experts in their field, will feature focused sessions on themes such as perturbing the brain, mapping the brain, and brain dynamics in function (cognition) and dysfunction (epilepsy).

Registration will open soon.

NB: Please note that European Cup of Football will be held in France during this period and hotels are going to be booked fast!

Confirmed educational lecturers (day 1) and workshop speakers (days 2-3) include:

• Fabrice Bartolomei (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France)
• Michael Breakspear (QIMR, Brisbane, Australia)
• Vince Calhoun (University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)
• Karl Friston (UCL, London, UK)
• Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH)
• Marc Goodfellow (University of Exeter, Exeter, UK)
• Charles Gray (Montana State University, Bozeman, MT)
• Claudius Gros (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
• Sean Hill (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
• Martin Hoffman-Apitius (Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, St Augustin, Germany)
• Esther Krook-Magnuson (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN)
• Pierre Luppi (Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Lyon, France)
• Randy McIntosh (Baycrest Research Center, Toronto, ON)
• Lionel Naccache (ICM, Paris, France)
• Ivan Soltesz (UC Irvine, CA)
• Olaf Sporns (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN)
• William Stacey (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
• Gregor Thut (University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)
• Stephan Van Gils (University of Twente, Ae Enschede, The Netherlands)
• Michael Wibral (Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

A special evening lecture will be delivered by Patrick Chauvel (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France). A detailed program is coming soon.

Organizing committee
Viktor Jirsa, Chair (INS, Aix-Marseille University, UMR 1106 INSERM)
Demian Battaglia, Christian Bénar, Mireille Bonnard, Monique Esclapez (INS, Aix-Marseille University)
Andrea Brovelli (INT, Aix-Marseille University),
Maxime Guye (CRMBM, Aix-Marseille University, UMR 7339 CNRS & APHM)
Ingo Bojak (University of Reading, UK).

An event sponsored by:
University Aix-Marseille, Brain Products, Bionics, Springer EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics Journal, Codebox, Institute of System Neuroscience Inserm, Institute of Neuroscience Timone, Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine, Mediterranean Society of Neuroscience (IBRO member).

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