POSTPONED - International Training Course on Neuroimaging of Epilepsy

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POSTPONED - Given the current status and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we are postponing the International Training Course on Neuroimaging of Epilepsy. The course will now take place May 13-16, 2021.

You are cordially invited to the International Training Course on Neuroimaging of Epilepsy to be held at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre of the Montreal Neurological Institute May 14-17, 2020.

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, founded by Dr W. Penfield, is a renowned epilepsy surgery center. The McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) is a research facility that brings together a large group of researchers in neurology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, physics and computer science. The BIC houses cutting-edge equipment, including 1.5T and 3T MRI scanners, PET, SPECT, MEG and high-performance computational infrastructures.

The course will provide clinicians and scientists working in epilepsy with an understanding of fundamentals and practical skills related to neuroimaging. The course welcomes both individuals with and those without prior expertise in neuroimaging. In addition to offering methodological insights, emphasis will be placed on clinical decision-making and translation to local settings.

Morning sessions will consist of lectures given by a faculty of world-class neuroimagers and epileptologists. In the afternoon, participants will benefit from hand-on sessions guided by a team of experienced tutors, including image acquisition in the MRI suite, quality control procedures, visual MRI analysis, functional MRI, together with established and cutting-edge diagnostic techniques. Following the suggestion of previous attendees, in 2019 we will include more hands-on sessions for review of cases.

For the participants who will be arriving to Montreal for this event, McGill University has agreements for special rates with several downtown hotels. Please check the event’s website for further information.

Program Day 1

Thursday, May 14
Basics of MRI acquisition and visual diagnostics

AM: Lectures
08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast and Collection of Name + Group badges at desk
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome (A. Bernasconi)
09:00 – 10:00 Principles of MRI and novel quantitative contrasts (D. Rudko)
10:00 – 11:00 MRI protocol and visual evaluation (A. Bernasconi)
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Optimizing visual diagnostics (F. Cendes)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
PM: Hands-on teaching sessions
14:00 – 15:00 Structural MRI acquisition, MRI suite (N. Bernasconi)
15:00 – 17:00 Case studies – Visual diagnosis, NOEL lab (A. and N. Bernasconi)
17:00 – 17:30 Break
17:30 – 19:00 Case studies – Group discussion
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Reception - Montreal Neurological Institute

Lectures will be held in the de Grand-Pre Communication Centre, located in the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Hands-on Teaching Sessions will be held in the de Grand-Pre Communication Centre, the 3T MRI suite, and NOEL laboratory.

Program Day 2

Friday, May 15
Computer-aided Diagnostics using Structural MRI - Methods and Applications

AM: Lectures
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 Basic principles of image processing (L. Collins)
10:00 – 11:00 Image analysis - Temporal lobe epilepsy (N. Bernasconi)
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Image analysis - Neocortical epilepsy (A. Bernasconi)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
PM: Hands-on teaching sessions
14:00 – 14:30 Computer-aided diagnostic pipeline - Methods (N. Bernasconi)
14:30 – 16:15 Case studies – Computer-aided diagnosis, NOEL lab (N. & A. Bernasconi)
16:15 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 18:30 Case studies – Group discussion

Lectures will be held in the de Grand-Pre Communication Centre, located in the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Hands-on Teaching Sessions will be held in the de Grand-Pre Communication Centre, the 3T MRI suite, and NOEL laboratory.

Program Day 3

Saturday, May 16
Functional MRI, Multimodal MRI and Connectivity Analysis

AM: Lectures
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 Task-based fMRI – Language and memory (M. Koepp)
10:00 – 11:00 Connectivity analysis – Principles and applications (B. Bernhardt)
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Multimodal imaging of focal benign epilepsies (A. Labate)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
PM: Hands-on teaching sessions
14:00 – 15:30 fMRI acquisition, MRI suite (L. Caciagli & B. Bernhardt)
15:30 – 18:00 fMRI processing and case studies (L. Caciagli)
19:30 - 23:00 Social event - Dinner in Montreal

Lectures will be held in the de Grand-Pre Communication Centre, located in the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Hands-on Teaching Sessions will be held in the de Grand-Pre Communication Centre, the 3T MRI suite, and NOEL laboratory.

Program Day 4

Sunday, May 17

AM: Hands-on teaching session
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:30 Additional case studies (N. Bernasconi and A. Bernasconi)
10:30 – 11:45 Group discussion and concluding remarks
11:45 – 12:00 Handing out of the Certificate of Attendance

Lectures will be held in the de Grand-Pre Communication Centre, located in the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Hands-on Teaching Sessions will be held in the de Grand-Pre Communication Centre, the 3T MRI suite, and NOEL laboratory.

Hotels

McGill University has agreements for special rates with several other downtown hotels.

Follow this link to see the selection.

Organizing Committee

Andrea Bernasconi, Course Director

Neda Labdon-Bernasconi

Debbie Rashcovsky, Events Officer

Facilities Directions

Building directions to the de Grandpré Communications Centre

  • When entering the main MNI lobby turn left and go to the end of the hallway.
  • Turn right and pass the first set of elevators on your right.
  • Go to the second set of elevators that are near the Neurosurgery offices on your right.
  • Take the elevators down to 2B which is the Brain Imaging Centre.
  • When exiting the elevators go right then right again past the reception desk.
  • Go through a set of doors and go down the hall through the second set of doors.
  • You are now entering the Molson Pavilion. Go down the hall and pass through
    the third set of doors. You are now entering the Brain Tumour Research Centre.
  • There are a set of elevators on your left near the third set of doors.
  • Take the elevators down to 3B which is the bottom floor.
  • The de Grandpré Communications Centreis on the right side of the elevators when you exit.

Contact

Debbie Rashcovsky
Events Officer, Neuro Events

Sasha Kelly
Conference and Events Coordinator, Neuro Events

Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital (The Neuro)
3801 University Street Suite 684
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4

Tel: 514-398-6047
Cell: 514-971-6047
Email:debbie.rashcovsky [at] mcgill.ca 

2019 - Attendees comments and evaluations

Attendee comments and evaluations will be online soon.

2019 - Pictures

Pictures of the event will be online soon.

Contact Information

Contact: 
Debbie Rashcovsky
Email: 
debbie.rashcovsky [at] mcgill.ca
Office Phone: 
514 398-6047

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