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On behalf of the Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN, Aarhus University, Denmark), we would like to welcome you to the First Nordic MEG conference (MEG Nord 2017) – the first international meeting dedicated to development of magnetoencephalographic science and technology in Northern Europe and Scandinavia. With the growing number of MEG groups in Northern Europe, the conference will serve to create stronger ties between them, exchange ideas and techniques, have more collaborative projects, create common standards and jointly apply for funding.

CFIN and Aarhus University are pleased to host the first meeting in what will hopefully become a regular series of international events. The meeting will take place at AU on May 9-10, 2017 (preceded by MEG-related satellite events on May 8), and will gather together scientists from all main MEG centres in Northern Europe as well as collaborators and guests from across the world. Among the currently confirmed participants are distinguished scientists and leaders in the MEG field as well as developers of the next-generation MEG technology. The meeting programme will feature dedicated slots for oral presentations by the main Nordic MEG sites, while poster presentations and short talks are open for submission by participants from anywhere in the world. We are striving to keep the conference participation free of any fees or charges to the participants, but note that registration is obligatory (see below). We hope you will enjoy a stimulating conference, a company of friendly colleagues and the beautiful old Danish city of Aarhus. 

Registration for the MEG NORD 2017:

Registration deadline: 10 April 2017.


Monday, 8 May 2017 – satellite events
CFIN – Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience
Aarhus University Hospital, building 10, 5th floor
Nørrebrogade 44, Aarhus C

09.00-17.00 Pre-conference MEG data analysis workshop (with a break for the lecture below.)

13.30-15.00 in Auditorium K, Building 7 (basement/tunnel), AUH Nørrebrogade (see MAP ...
CFIN-MIB invited lecture series:

Mark Woolrich, Oxford University
Transient Brain States and Metastates
See abstract ...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Lakeside Auditorium (Søauditorierne)
Eduard Biermann (see MAP ...)
Building 1252 – Room 204
Aarhus University

08.45-9.15 Registration

09.15-9.30 Leif Østergaard (CFIN, AU): “Neuroimaging in Aarhus – and why BOLD brain-mappers need MEG”

09.30-10.30 Aalto University presentations:

Risto Ilmoniemi: Towards better accuracy and reliability: Hybrid MEG–MRI technology
Matti Stenroos: Forward and inverse models for MEG signal interpretation
Lauri Parkkonen: High-resolution, real-time and hyperscanning MEG
Riitta Salmelin: MEG of language function: beyond univariate analysis of evoked responses
Hanna Renvall: MEG signals as probes of genetic functions
Mia Liljeström: Large-scale functional networks underlying language and speech
Linda Henriksson: Relating MEG signals to behavior and computational models

10.30-11.00 Coffee break 

11.00-12.00 Gothenburg Presentations

Justin Schneiderman: High-Tc SQUID-based on-scalp and conventional MEG R&D in Gothenburg
Christoph Pfeiffer: A 7-channel high-Tc SQUID-based MEG system
Silvia Ruffieux: High-Tc SQUID magnetometers for densely packed on-scalp MEG
Elena Orekhova: Modulation of visual gamma oscillation by excitatory drive and the excitation/inhibition balance in visual cortex

12.00-13.00 Hamburg presentations

Guido Nolte: Helium recovery, forward calulation without MRI and bicoherence - an overview of current topics at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Thomas Pfeffer: Neuromodulation of temporal and spatial correlations of intrinsic cortical activity

13.00-14.00 Lunch break (sandwiches provided)

14.00-15.00 Biomag Lab (Helsinki) presentations

Jyrki Mäkelä: MEG research in BioMag laboratory
Satu Palva: Roles of neural oscillations and scale-free dynamics in cognition and behaviour
Andrey Zhdanov: Computer vision approach to video-MEG
Miika Koskinen: Advances in applying naturalistic stimuli in MEG

15.00-16.00 Blitz talks

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-18.00 Posters

Tuesday evening:
Dinner at the ARoS Art Museum restaurant, including a social event in 'Your Rainbow Panorama'


Sign-up is closed, no late registration possible.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Lakeside Auditorium (Søauditorierne) 
Merete Barker (see MAP ...)
Building 1253 – Room 211
Aarhus University

09.00-10.00 Jyväskylä presentations

Tiina Parviainen: Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR)
Simo Monto: Neuronal processing of eye contact
Jarmo Hämäläinen: Audio-visual association learning studies at the University of Jyväskylä
Ina Tarkka: Cortical activation in self-paced and reaction-time movements differ in MEG
Doris Hernandes Barros: Effects of Physical Activity on Inhibitory Control in Adolescents

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-12.00 Special guest lecture: Karim Jerbi, Université de Montréal. Decoding rhythmic and arrhythmic brain dynamics: New adventures in MEG

12.00-13.00 Lunch break (sandwiches provided)

13.00-14.00 Stockholm presentations

Daniel Lundqvist: NatMEG - building a national MEG community from scratch
Mikkel Vinding: Disturbed cortical processing of proprioceptive signals in Parkinson's disease
Cassia Man Ting Low: Selective Attention In A Musical Cocktail
Lau Möller Andersen: Evidence for a tactile omission response: Distinctive responses to actual and omitted stimulation

14.00-15.00 Aarhus presentations

Yury Shtyrov: Neocortical representations for language: E/MEG studies of memory trace build-up, activation and decay
Sandor Beniczky: Clinical MEG projects in Aarhus
Sarang Dalal: The Retina as a Window to the Brain
Kousik Sarathy Sridharan: Effect-mechanism of deep brain stimulaiton and dopaminergic medication on sensorimotor function in advanced Parkinson's disease
Elvira Brattico: Stimulus- and person-related factors affecting encoding, discrimination and transmission of sounds in human brains

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-15.45 Simon Jeppe Bjerg (CFIN) will speak on Nordic and European funding schemes

15.45-17.45 Networks, training programmes and grant schemes 

17.45 Close

MEG NORD 2017 is supported by CFIN, Elekta, York Instruments, and CTF MEG