OHBM Alpine chapter Symposium

The Alpine chapter has a strong commitment to translational imaging - how to bring basic imaging science to the clinic ; the tweets below summarize the plenary sessions with highlights on techniques and applications that were presented the 25th and 26th of November 2016.


  1. Sarah Said-Yürekli and Wolfgang Staffen were our hosts for this 2 days session
  2. The search for valid (clinical) fMRI data
  3. Roland Beisteiner started the session with issues around fMRI in single patient
  4. A pool on twitter was then launched to see which of those matter most in the community: 40% paradigm and performance control ; 34% patient compliance ; 20% ROI definition and 6% Registration and Normalization

  5. Felix Hoffstaeder persented the latest fromn Julish and their meta-analysis tool (brainmap.org/ale/) and how this can provide robust clinical information
  6. Cyril Pernet, next presented an overview of the techniques used for fMRI statistical thresholding in group vs. single case studies, highlighting the importance of replicability and analytical stability
  7. Finally, Christoph Stippish, presented cases studies and context to interpret imaging results
  8. Epilepsy
  9. Mattias Koepp presented a series of imaging results in PET and in MRI, in search for the 'killer application' of simultaneous imaging
  10. Next talks presented different applications, and interestingly made both the point that, yes the epileptogenic zone matters, but the disease itself and associated symptoms are very much related to networks
  11. The Immature Brain
  12. The following session was full of amazing high res imaging and the predictive power of imaging with regard to development
  13. MRI in neurodegenerative diseases
  14. talks showed the multimodal imaging is a key component in the identification and diagnostic of neurodegeneratives diseases - two challenging talks show that iron deposit imaging can be such biomarker in e.g. P.D