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Marie Curie FP7 Advanced Training Course: Brain Imaging and its Applications


Great Malvern, UK July 7th-10th 2010
Application Deadline: 15th April 2010
Organisers: Zoe Kourtzi, Andrew Welchman
Coordination for Optimal Decisions in Dynamic Enivronments (CODDE)

Advances in imaging technology have revolutionised the study of the human brain, providing an invaluable, non-invasive tool for the study of cognitive functions. Despite the excitement around the different techniques, brain imaging generates large amounts of data that differs in its information content.

Future advances depend on integrating different methodologies and applying mathematical approaches to mine complex biological data. This intensive course introduces young scientists (from late pre-doctoral to early post-doctoral stage) to outstanding contemporary work in the theory and application of modern brain imaging methods.

Moreover, it focuses on how these methods are applied to advance basic understanding of the brain and can be applied to help solve practical problems. The workshop consists of a series of research lectures and hands-on experience in small groups. Scientific training will be complemented with tutorials on generic skills that promote career development.

The workshop is organized by the European Initial Training Network CODDE ("Co-ordination for optimal decisions in dynamic environments") that links several European labs. The network and this course is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme.

The main selection criterion will be the degree to which each individual can be expected to benefit from the course. Food and lodging is expected to be free for all selected applicants. Travel support is not available.

Confirmed Speakers include Rainer Goebel (Maastricht), Chris Chambers (Cardiff), Krish Singh (Cardiff), Niko Kreigeskorte (Cambridge), Kia Nobre (Oxford), Denis Schluppeck (Nottingham), Sabine Kastner (Princeton), Andy Smith (London), Guy Orban (Leuven), Wim Vanduffel (MGH / Leuven), Heidi Johannssen-Berg (Oxford), Holly Bridge (Oxford), Tony Movshon (NYU), Glyn Humphreys (Birmingham), Marlene Behrmann (Carnegie Mellon), Paul Matthews (Glaxo-Smith-Klein).

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Rehabilitation in Ageing: Regaining Function and Action.

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A SPARC workshop focused on cognitive, motor, physical and organisational aspects of rehabilitation.
Hosted by The School of Psychology, The University of Birmingham

Event organisers:
Professor Zoe Kourtzi, School of Psychology, The University of Birmingham
Verity Smith, SPARC Coordinator

Date: 07 April 2008

Learning Centre UG 32
The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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This is a special workshop, one in a series to be organised by SPARC (Strategic Promotion of Ageing Research Capacity) to promote the value of scientific ageing-related research for older people and opportunities for further research.

The workshop will cover a wide variety of issues concerned with the maintenance of good health in old age, and recovery and rehabilitation from illness or accident.

The workshop will bring together leading-edge researchers from a range of backgrounds to discuss some of the latest findings from research into the maintenance of good health and recovering good health. It will cover issues relating to cognitive, sensory, motor and physical decline and recovery and better practice within the health service sector.

The workshop will be of interest to a wide range of practitioners and policy makers, health and social care practitioners, employers, charitable and government bodies concerned with the needs of older people, as well as researchers and academics from engineering, biological, social science, medical and health care disciplines.

There is no charge for attendance just an enthusiasm and interest in extending the quality of life of older people through informed user-focused research and its application. The programme can be found here.