Event Date/Time: Oct 13, 2011
End Date/Time: Oct 16, 2011
The workshop program will focus on the critical evaluation of some of the most promising neuroimaging biomarkers of psychiatric disorders, with emphasis on establishing the potential utility of either an individual or a composite neuroimaging modality to enable objective disease diagnosis, progression monitoring and/or assessment of response to emerging treatment strategies. Another emphasis will be to reach out beyond MR-based biomarkers by exploring the potential of other imaging modalities (PET/MEG/EEG), either individually or in combination with MR methods, for objective assessment of neurochemical, structural and functional integrity. The format will include both educational and topical presentations describing current leading-edge neuroimaging modalities, with the aim to enhance mutual understanding and bridge knowledge gaps across various areas of psychiatric and neuroscience research. Abstracts will be solicited for possible inclusion as either short proffered presentations or as posters. Invited presenters will include seasoned researchers in their respective areas of neuroimaging research as well as junior scientists from around the world.