The International Symposium on Frontiers in Functional Brain Imaging (ISFFBI) is cofounded and organized by the Center for MRI Research (CMR) at Peking University, the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science (SKLBCS) at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning (SKLCNL) at Beijing Normal University. The Symposium aims to promote advanced neuroimaging technology and its application on research of brain’s functions in China, and facilitate international scientific collaborations.

ISFFBI will be held annually with a dedicated theme in the field of brain functional imaging. The first Symposium will be held in Beijing during October 19-20, 2013 with the theme of “Real-time functional MRI”. It will be hosted by the SKLCNL at Beijing Normal University, and co-hosted by the SKLBCS of CAS and the CMR at Peking University. The primary objective of the Symposium in 2013 is to advance the development and application of real-time functional MRI and neuro-feedback methodology in China.

October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
Chair: Jia-Hong Gao
9:00-9:10 Opening Ceremony
9:10-10:00 “Decoding fMRI Brain Activity Patterns in Real-Time: From Basic Research to Clinical Applications”
                  Rainer Goebel, Department of Neurocognition, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands.
10:00-10:20 Break

Chair: Li Yao
10:20-11:10 “Real-time Mapping of Functional Network Connectivity Dynamics Using High-Speed fMRI”
                  Stefan Posse, Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico, USA.
11:10-12:00 “Functional Modulation of the Ipsilateral Premotor Activities through Real-Time fMRI Based Imagery Training”
                  Yijun Liu, Peking University, China.

12:00-14:00 Lunch

Chair: Sheng He
14:00-14:50 “Methods and Applications of Real-Time fMRI Neurofeedback”
                   Nikolaus Weiskopf, Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK.
14:50-15:40 “Advances in Non-Invasive Brain Neuromodulation: Simultaneous fMRI and EEG Neurofeedback”
                   Jerzy Bodurka, Laureate Institute for Brain Research, USA.
15:40-16:00 Break
16:00-16:50 “The Artifact in Real-Time fMRI”
                   Yihong Yang, Neuroimaging Research Branch, National Institutes of Health, USA

October 20, 2013 (Sunday)
9:00-10:00 Tour State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University
10:30-11:30 Tour State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Tour Center for MRI Research, Peking University