About the Symposium

About the Symposium

This symposium highlights advances in neuroimaging technologies and methods for applying machine learning approaches to increasingly large-scale data sets that have the potential to transform healthcare by providing non-invasive, reliable indicators of brain health, resilience and vulnerability long before clinical manifestations of disease.

This free event is sponsored by the McCance Center, the Martinos Center and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology.


The symposium takes place February 12, 2021 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Eastern time (US & Canada).

8:30 am – Welcome
Randy Gollub MD, PhD, Director of Imaging Science, McCance Center for Brain Health

8:40 am – Keynote: Quantitative Imaging Markers of Brain Health
Simon Eickhoff, MD, PhD, Director, Institute of Systems Neuroscience, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

9:30 am – 11:00 am: Choose Track 1 or Track 2

Track 1: Opportunities & Obstacles In Precision Multimodal MRI

Moderator: Lauren O’Donnell, PhD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

  • Joint Frequency and Image Space Learning for High Quality MRI ReconstructionNalini Singh (MIT)

  • Deep Learning Methods for Retrospective Harmonization of Structural MRIEugenio Iglesias, PhD (MGH)
  • Towards Greater Precision in MRI Based Brain Age Estimation –  Yangming Ou, PhD (Boston Children’s Hospital)
  • Retrospective Harmonization of Multi-Site Diffusion MRI DataSuheyla Karayumak (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

Track 2: Frontiers of Clinical Functional Brain Imaging

Moderator: Jordan Harrod (MIT)

  • Predicting Brain Age from Sleep EEG: Opportunities for Tracking Brain HealthHaoqi Sun, PhD (MGH)
  • Imaging Based Prediction, Early Detection, and Novel Behavioral Interventions for Psychiatric DisordersSusan Whitfield-Gabrieli, PhD (Northeastern University)
  • Interactive Visualization of Complex Brain Imaging Data Elements to Gain Patient Level InsightsLoraine Franke (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
  • Using Lesion (symptom) – Connectome Matching to Optimize Brain Stimulation Treatments for Neuropsychiatric DisordersShan Siddiqi, MD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

11:15 am – State of the Field
Randy Gollub, MD, PhD, Director of Imaging Science, McCance Center for Brain Health

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Optional mentoring session (for students, postdocs and fellows)