WINTER SCHOOL 2017 – Applications are now CLOSED
The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping
is excited to announce the opening of applications for their 2017 WINTER SCHOOL scholarship opportunity.
March 17th – 20, 2017
The Winter School is held at Western University’s Robarts Research Institute in London Ontario –http://www.robarts.ca/ – and boasts three amazing MRI magnets. We are pleased to have you experience, hands on, our 3T Prisma http://cfmm.robarts.ca/tools/3t-mri/, the 7T Magnetom scanner – http://cfmm.robarts.ca/tools/7t-mri/, and our 9.4T Varian animal scanner – http://cfmm.robarts.ca/tools/9-4t-mri/.
Siemens Magnetom Prisma 3T
Siemens Magnetom 7T
Day 1 – Arrival of Guests
- Guests will arrive in London and be taken to Windermere Manor via Checker Limosine
- Welcome reception if provided where you will be able to meet the primary scientists for the program.
Day 2 – The Program Begins
7:00 am – Continental Breakfast is available in the Windermere Manor Cafe
8:30 – 8:45am – Arrive at the front doors of Robarts Research Institute.
9:00 – 9:15 am – Ultra high field MR and Applications overview presented by Joe Gati, Associate Director of CFMM
9:15 – 9:45 am – Introduction to MR presented by Dr. Ravi Menon, Director of CFMM
9:45 – 10:30 am – pTx – Parallel Transmit/B1 Shimming – Led by Dr. Menon
10:30 – 10:45 am – Break
10:45 – 11:15 am – B0 Shimming presented by Dr. Martyn Klassen
11:15 – 11:45 am – Spectroscopy presented by Dr. Rob Bartha
11:45 – 12:15 pm – CEST led by Dr. Rob Bartha
12:15 – 1:00 pm – lunch
1:00 – 1:30 pm – Gradient coils presented by Dr. Blaine Chronik
1:30 – 2:30 pm – Physics Tour – Dr. Blaine Chronik provides a tour of his gradient coil lab
2:30 – 2:40 pm – Break
2:40 – 5:00 pm – Rotations of three groups divided between the 3T, 7T and 9.4T scanners.
Each segment will be 50 minutes in length 2:30 – 3:20, 3:30 – 4:10 and 4:10 – 5:00 pm
The topics to be covered in each scanner will be:
– 3T – Device Testing – Dr. Blaine Chronik
– 7T – B0/B1 Shimming – Dr. Martyn Klassen, Dr. Ravi Menon
– 9.4T – Spectroscopy Demo – Dr. Rob Bartha, Dr. Alex Li
Dinner off campus with the group
Day 3 – Continuation of Program
7:00 am – Breakfast is open in Windermere Cafe to enjoy at your leisure
8:45 am – Head to Robarts
9:00 – 9:45 am – Considerations of Ultra High Field. TX & RX Coils presented by Dr. Kyle Gilbert
9:45 – 10:30 am – Live Lab Demonstration – Dr. Kyle Gilbert
10:30 – 10:45 am – Break
10:45 – 11:15 am – SAR presentation
11:15 – 12:00 pm – Novel Contrast presented by Dr. Ali Khan
12:00 – 12:45 pm – Lunch with guest industry speaker
12:45 – 1:15 pm – Connectomics, fMRI resting state & DTI presentation
1:15 – 1:45 pm – QSM presentation
1:45 – 3:30pm – Two scanner rotations. 3T will be working on Task Based fMRI and MPRAGE
The 7T will be working on MP2RAGE, SWI and DTI
3:30 pm – Food will be served in the CFMM reception with closing remarks prior to most departing.
Lectures and hands-on sessions to be lead by Top Scientists such as:
Robert Bartha – http://cfmm.robarts.ca/people/core-scientists/robert-bartha/
Blaine Chronik – http://cfmm.robarts.ca/people/core-scientists/blaine-chronik/
Martyn Klassen – http://cfmm.robarts.ca/people/staff/mri-core/martyn-klassen/
plus industry partners and many more!
This is what you need to do ….
All applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for these to be received is no later than midnight January 6, 2017. Winners will be announced at the end of January.
Scholarship winners will be transported to London by CFMM and housed at the beautiful Windermere manor
The manor is within walking distance of our facility and is set in a beautiful surroundings – http://windermeremanor.com/
Your transportation to London will be arranged for you personally by CFMM and your intercity transportation will be supplied by CFMM through Voyageur Transportation, specifically Checker Limousine who will take you from your arrival point in London to Windermere Manor.
The program will be run out of our facility at Robarts Research Institute
The best of luck to you all! We look forward to hosting you here in the spring.