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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 30

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

Happy Monday!

Upcoming Events:

Student Presentation: Nezih Nieto | July 25th, 1:00 - 1:30 PM

Zoom meeting information:

Meeting ID: 954 0715 4972

Password: 349762

Flux 2023 | Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country

September 6, 2023 – Pre-Conference Workshops & Trainee Sessions

September 6-9, 2023 – Flux Congress

52nd Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting | Vancouver, BC, Canada on Wednesday, October 4- Saturday, October 7, 2023

SIIM23 Annual Meeting + InformaticsTECH Expo | Austin, TX on June 14-16

Various Dates: Newborn Brain Society - Fetal Neurology Webinar Series


Bi-weekly Lecture Series: Bruno Madore, Ph.D

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Title: Synthetic/quantitative MRI, and sensor-aided imaging


Sensor-aided imaging methods will be described whereby the acquired data does not come only from the MRI scanner, but from one or more sensor(s) as well; the general idea is that the additional information, from the sensor(s), should enable improved MR images. On a related but distinct note, the images acquired with an MRI scanner are typically qualitative in nature, in the sense that individual pixels are associated with numerical values but these values have no physical meaning or units such as meters or seconds, for example. Methods will be described here that generate quantitative maps of MRI-related parameters such as T1 and T2, and these maps can then be used to synthesise/calculate further MR images if so desired. Overall, while quantitative, synthetic and sensor-aided imaging can extend the range and abilities of MRI as an imaging modality, ultimately the value of these approaches and concepts will be judged on how much they may improve clinical workflow in specific applications.


Bruno Madore obtained a BSc in physics from Laval University in Québec City and a PhD in medical biophysics from the University of Toronto, and he performed postdoctoral studies at Stanford University. He is currently associate professor at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and he serves as senior deputy editor for physics and techniques for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. His research interests include hybrid, synthetic, and sensor-aided forms of medical imaging.

Zoom meeting information:

Join from your computer or mobile device: Password: 028623


Congratulations to Dr. Ai Wern Chung! She edited a texbook titled "Connectome Analysis: Characterization, Methods, and Analysis, 1st ed., ed." that was recently published.

Connectome Analysis: Characterization, Methods, and Analysis, 1st ed., ed. Schirmer MD, Arichi T, Chung AW. Elsevier; 2023; ISBN 978-0323852807


FNNDSC Studies Currently Recruiting

You may be eligible to participate in the pilot study of the Healthy Brain and Child Development Study! The pilot study involves 1-2 visits to give feedback on study activities about child development. Study activities include questionnaires, biological sampling, parent-child play tasks, and child brain assessments. All study assessments and procedures will be provided free of charge. You will be compensated for your time spent participating in the study and for transportation costs. Please email or call 617-919-1726 for more information.

For more information: HBCD Flyer


FNNDSC Wellness Club

FNNDSC Running Club

Thursdays at 4:00pm

Meet outside Trillium by the Landmark Doors!

401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215

All paces welcome ~ 3 mile run

Any questions? Feel free to reach out to or


Brain Games 🧠 📝



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