This meeting is intended to bring together key researchers working on the physiological
background, application, and analysis of resting state functional connectivity data
in a very familial and highly interactive setting. The number of attendees will thus
be restricted in order to ensure priority to communication on a highly professional
level instead of promoting or introducing the phenomenon. During our three day schedule
we will focus on physical, physiological, statistical, and psychological implications
of r-fMRI and use the forum to define future directions of research.
The Conference will begin with a Welcoming Reception with food and drink on Thursday
evening, September 16, 7:00 to 9:00 p. m. at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
The sessions are scheduled for three full days. Each day will have a major theme.
Day 1 will deal with recent advances and methodological issues in resting state data
Day 2 will cover the physiological and physiological background of low frequency
fluctuations including electrophysiological correlates, the impact of physiological
noise and insights from pharmacological challenges.
Day 3 will focus on applications using resting state fMRI with a specific focus on
psychiatric and neurological diseases.
Each day will be broken up into four sessions. Sessions will have an expected mean
duration of two hours and will include four to five speakers. A specific emphasis
will be made for active discussions during the sessions. Additionally closing sessions
at the end of each day will wrap up the main points and allow for future discussions.