Updates & Announcements About Coronavirus

Recent developments regarding coronavirus and COVID-19 are of national and international concern to us all. Conference organizers will monitor both the CDC and the World Health Organization for updates and best practices. In addition, local organizers are relying on the Texas Department of State Health Services for information pertaining to the situation in Texas.

We will continue monitoring the range and severity of the pandemic as it develops in the US and throughout the world. We also don’t want to make any decisions about the conference based on the concern or even fear of what might happen over the next several months leading up to the Resting State Brain Connectivity Conference. We continue to hope that the virus’s outbreak will be effectively contained and have a minimal future impact on lives and health and that the conference can continue as planned.

The workshop, conference and symposium are moving forward as scheduled and programmed. Conference organizers will adjust programming as necessary. To the extent that individuals with flight, room reservations and other plans are affected, we will work with them to minimize the impact.

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The Biennial Conference on Resting State Brain Connectivity is the major forum for scientific discourse and interaction on human brain connectivity. The format offers attendees, particularly young academics, great opportunities to present and discuss their own work, and to keep up to date with latest developments.

This year’s program will highlight many exciting new directions this field is taking as well as updates on more established lines of work. We have an exciting lineup of keynote speakers:

Keynote Speakers, Daniel Schacter, Nora Volkow, Gary Glover and Heidi Johansen-Berg

2020 Confirmed Speakers

Gagan Wig — UT Dallas; Texas, USA
Ting Xu — Child Mind Institute; New York, USA
Boris Bernhardt — McGill University; Montreal, Canada
Hesheng Liu — Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital; Massachusetts, USA
Michael Cole — Rutgers University; New Jersey, USA
Xin Di — New Jersey Institute of Technology; New Jersey, USA
Caterina Gratton — Northwestern University; Illinois, USA
Victoria Morgan — Vanderbilt University; Tennessee, USA
Catie Chang — Vanderbilt University; Tennessee, USA
Ray Razlighi — Columbia University; New York, USA
Martin Lindquist — Johns Hopkins University; Maryland, USA

Hae-Jong Park — Yonsei University/Harvard University; Massachusetts, USA
Tim Laumann — Washington University St. Louis; Missouri, USA
Nicholas Hubbard — University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Nebraska, USA
Elizabeth Hillman — Columbia University; New York, USA
Jin Hyung Lee — Stanford School of Medicine; California, USA
Francesca Filbey — UT Dallas; Texas, USA
Dardo Tomasi — NIAAA/NIH; Maryland, USA
Ben Becker — University of Electronic Science and Technology; Chengdu, China
Alireza Salami — Karolinska Institute; Solna, Sweden
Hanzhang Lu — Johns Hopkins University; Maryland, USA

Local Organizing Committee

FACULTY

AFFILIATION

Bart Rypma UT Dallas
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Michael Rugg UT Dallas
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Gagan Wig UT Dallas
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

International Organizing Committee

FACULTY

AFFILIATION

Bharat Biswal New Jersey Institute of Technology; NJ
Mark Lowe Cleveland Clinic; OH
Christopher Pawela Medical College of Wisconsin; WI
Martin Walter Tubingen University; Germany
Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli Northeastern University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MA
Christian Windischberger Medical University of Vienna; Austria

Gold Sponsor

Siemens

Bronze Sponsors

Biopac Systems, Inc.
CorTech Labs