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== Purpose ==
== Purpose ==
The MEG community worldwide is a small one, with around 150 MEG laboratories. While there is a bi-annual conference, BioMag, there is no associated professional society, and no dedicated journal. Although there are smaller professional groups for clinical MEG, there is no broader group encompassing the entirety of MEG research. The MEG North America workshop was initiated in 2016 to provide an opportunity for North American research and clinical MEG labs to gather in the hopes of fostering collaboration.
The MEG community worldwide is a small one, with around 150 MEG laboratories. While there is a bi-annual conference, [https://biomagcentral.org/conferences/upcoming.html BIOMAG], there is no associated professional society, and no dedicated journal. Although there are smaller professional groups for clinical MEG, there is no broader group encompassing the entirety of MEG research. The MEG North America workshop was initiated in 2016 to provide an opportunity for North American research and clinical MEG labs to gather in the hopes of fostering collaboration.

The inaugural meeting sought to answer these questions:
#What does MEG add to the field of neuroscience above and beyond other existing techniques?
#How can we support the evolution of MEG acquisition and methods, through both software and hardware?
#How can we develop and support infrastructure to share data and facilitate big science?
#How could an MEG-North America consortium work to address these issues?

Subsequent meetings have continued to explore these topics, with the addition of a Hackathon to focus on MEG analysis methods that will benefit the community at large.


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== Upcoming Meetings ==
== Upcoming Meetings ==
=== 2023 MEG North America Workshop and Hackathon ===
As workshop alternates with the biannual BioMag meeting, the next MEG North America Workshop will be in '''2023'''. Stay tuned for a formal announcement!
*The workshop alternates with the biannual [https://biomagcentral.org/conferences/upcoming.html BIOMAG] meeting, therefore the next MEG North America Workshop will be in '''2023'''. Stay tuned for a formal announcement!


== Previous Meetings ==
== Previous Meetings ==
[[File:MEGNA-2019 GroupPhoto-reduced.pdf|frameless|right|2019 Conference Attendees]]
=== 2019 MEG North America Workshop and Hackathon ===
=== 2019 MEG North America Workshop and Hackathon ===


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The full 2019 program can be accessed [[FullProgram | here]].
The full 2019 program can be accessed [[FullProgram | here]].


{| class="wikitable"
*'''Keynote Speakers:'''
|-
[https://vivo.brown.edu/display/srj3 Stephanie Jones], Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University <br>
[https://www.colorado.edu/faculty/knappe/ Svenja Knappe], Associate Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
| Keynote Speakers|| [https://vivo.brown.edu/display/srj3 Stephanie Jones], Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University <br>
[https://www.colorado.edu/faculty/knappe/ Svenja Knappe], Associate Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder </br>
|-
| Symposium Chairs ||
[mailto:nugenta@nih.gov Dr. Allison Nugent] (Director, MEG Core Facility, NIMH, NIH)<br>
[mailto:bakerchris@mail.nih.gov Dr. Chris Baker] (Chief, Section on Learning and Plasticity, NIMH, NIH)</br>
|-
| Steering Committee|| [http://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/research/researchers/baillet Sylvain Baillet, PhD], McGill University, McConnell Brain Imaging Center <br>


[http://mcgovern.mit.edu/technology/meg-lab/people/dimitrios-pantazis Dimitrios Pantazis, PhD], Martinos Imaging Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology <br>
*'''2019 Symposium Chairs:'''


[http://www.chop.edu/clinical-staff/roberts-timothy-p Timothy P. Roberts, PhD]
[mailto:nugenta@nih.gov Dr. Allison Nugent] (Director, MEG Core Facility, NIMH, NIH)
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia <br>


[https://www.mrn.org/people/julia-m-stephen/principal-investigators Julia M. Stephen, PhD]
[mailto:bakerchris@mail.nih.gov Dr. Chris Baker] (Chief, Section on Learning and Plasticity, NIMH, NIH)
The Mind Research Network </br>
|}


===MEG North America Symposium at BIOMAG 2018===
*'''Steering Committee:'''


The 2018 half-day symposium was held as a satellite meeting of BIOMAG 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 26, 2018.
[http://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/research/researchers/baillet Sylvain Baillet, PhD]
McGill University, McConnell Brain Imaging Center


{| class="wikitable"
[http://mcgovern.mit.edu/technology/meg-lab/people/dimitrios-pantazis Dimitrios Pantazis, PhD]
|-
Martinos Imaging Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
| Keynote Speaker || [https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/238332-singh-krish Krish Singh, PhD] Professor, Head of Human Electrophysiology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
|-
| Symposium Chairs || [mailto:nugenta@nih.gov Allison Nugent] Director, MEG Core Facility, NIMH, NIH<br>
[https://www.mrn.org/people/julia-m-stephen/principal-investigators Julia M. Stephen, PhD]
The Mind Research Network <br>
[https://www.dellchildrens.net/services-and-programs/comprehensive-epilepsy-center/magnetoencephalography-meg/meet-our-team/paul-ferrari-phd/ Paul Ferrari, PhD] Dell Children's </br>
|}


===2016 MEG North America workshop===
[http://www.chop.edu/clinical-staff/roberts-timothy-p Timothy P. Roberts, PhD]
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


The first NIH MEG North America workshop was held November 1-2, 2016 at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

{| class="wikitable"
|-
| Keynote Speakers|| [http://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/research/researchers/baillet Sylvain Baillet, PhD], McGill University, McConnell Brain Imaging Center <br>
[http://mcgovern.mit.edu/technology/meg-lab/people/dimitrios-pantazis Dimitrios Pantazis, PhD], Martinos Imaging Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology <br>
[http://www.chop.edu/clinical-staff/roberts-timothy-p Timothy P. Roberts, PhD]
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia <br>
[https://www.mrn.org/people/julia-m-stephen/principal-investigators Julia M. Stephen, PhD]
[https://www.mrn.org/people/julia-m-stephen/principal-investigators Julia M. Stephen, PhD]
The Mind Research Network
The Mind Research Network </br>
|}


*'''Important information:'''
==Important information==
**[[Travel Info | Travel information]]
*[[Travel Info | Travel information]]

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Purpose

The MEG community worldwide is a small one, with around 150 MEG laboratories. While there is a bi-annual conference, BIOMAG, there is no associated professional society, and no dedicated journal. Although there are smaller professional groups for clinical MEG, there is no broader group encompassing the entirety of MEG research. The MEG North America workshop was initiated in 2016 to provide an opportunity for North American research and clinical MEG labs to gather in the hopes of fostering collaboration.

The inaugural meeting sought to answer these questions:

  1. What does MEG add to the field of neuroscience above and beyond other existing techniques?
  2. How can we support the evolution of MEG acquisition and methods, through both software and hardware?
  3. How can we develop and support infrastructure to share data and facilitate big science?
  4. How could an MEG-North America consortium work to address these issues?

Subsequent meetings have continued to explore these topics, with the addition of a Hackathon to focus on MEG analysis methods that will benefit the community at large.

Upcoming Meetings

2023 MEG North America Workshop and Hackathon

  • The workshop alternates with the biannual BIOMAG meeting, therefore the next MEG North America Workshop will be in 2023. Stay tuned for a formal announcement!

Previous Meetings

2019 Conference Attendees

2019 MEG North America Workshop and Hackathon

The 2019 MEG North America Workshop was held over November 7th and 8th, 2019, in Bethesda, MD.

The full 2019 program can be accessed here.

Keynote Speakers Stephanie Jones, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University

Svenja Knappe, Associate Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Symposium Chairs

Dr. Allison Nugent (Director, MEG Core Facility, NIMH, NIH)
Dr. Chris Baker (Chief, Section on Learning and Plasticity, NIMH, NIH)

Steering Committee Sylvain Baillet, PhD, McGill University, McConnell Brain Imaging Center

Dimitrios Pantazis, PhD, Martinos Imaging Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Timothy P. Roberts, PhD The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Julia M. Stephen, PhD The Mind Research Network

MEG North America Symposium at BIOMAG 2018

The 2018 half-day symposium was held as a satellite meeting of BIOMAG 2018, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 26, 2018.

Keynote Speaker Krish Singh, PhD Professor, Head of Human Electrophysiology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Symposium Chairs Allison Nugent Director, MEG Core Facility, NIMH, NIH

Julia M. Stephen, PhD The Mind Research Network
Paul Ferrari, PhD Dell Children's

2016 MEG North America workshop

The first NIH MEG North America workshop was held November 1-2, 2016 at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

Keynote Speakers Sylvain Baillet, PhD, McGill University, McConnell Brain Imaging Center

Dimitrios Pantazis, PhD, Martinos Imaging Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Timothy P. Roberts, PhD The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Julia M. Stephen, PhD The Mind Research Network

Important information