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The Organisation of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) meeting was held in Vancouver, Canada from June 25 - 29th 2017. Many from the OHBA team attended the conference and presented talks and posters on their research.

As part of the OHBM 2017 Keynote Series, Professor Kia Nobre delivered a keynote speech titled “Multiple brain systems for decision making”. She spoke about the buzz of early research into fMRI applications, the science of anticipatory bias and her experiences of bias in science. Her full interview can be found on the OHBM blog.

The Physiological Neuroimaging Group led by Dr. Charlie Stagg presented two talks and five posters across the four days of the conference:

Charlie Stagg gave a talk at a satellite meeting (Brain Stimulation and Imaging) prior to OHBM. The talk was entitled: "Towards Causality: Combining non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging to understand neuroplasticity".

James Kolasinski was awarded a Merit Abstract Award for his poster on "Linking cortical architecture and perception: a mechanistic role for GABA?”.  He gave a talk as part of the Oral Session on Perception and Attention.

Ainslie Johnstone: "Integrity of M1-M1 tracts predicts neurochemical response to tDCS in non-stimulated hemisphere"

Emily Hinson: "Visualising the timing effects of cathodal tDCS on motor task performance using concurrent fMRI"

Jacob Levenstein: "Clinical acute stroke imaging of motor deficits using VLSM and white matter track based analyses"

Julia Nantes: "Functional dynamics of the medial temporal lobe in autoimmune epilepsy linked to neuronal antibodies"

Adam Steel: "Opposing effects of rewards and punishment during skill learning". Adam won the Innovation Award for Novel Solutions in Biology or Medicine at the National Institutes of Health-Oxford/Cambridge Global Partnership Program Annual Workshop. The International Biomedical Research Alliance presented Adam the award for his work developing Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) with Dr. Charlie Stagg and Dr. Uzay Emir

Dr. Enikő Zsoldos represented the Whitehall II Imaging team with a poster titled 'Mid-life composite markers of biological ageing predict structural integrity measures in later life'