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8th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop

The Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at Aalto University School of Science will organize the 8th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop, on Sep 16–21, 2022. The main venue is Sannäs (Porvoo, Finland), a beautiful place in rural Porvoo. The Science Factory aims at continuing to enhance the interaction and discussion within the international TMS–EEG community.
8th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop

When? Sep 16–21, 2022 (+ optional hands-on on Sep 15)

Where? Porvoo and Espoo, Finland

When to apply? Deadline Jun 2, 2022

Participation fee: €1200

Overview

The Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at Aalto University School of Science will organize the 8th Science Factory: TMS–EEG Summer School and Workshop, on Sep 16–21, 2022. The main venue is Sannäs (Porvoo, Finland), a beautiful place in rural Porvoo. The Science Factory aims at continuing to enhance the interaction and discussion within the international TMS–EEG community. During the intensive week, the participants will share their ideas and results and the beginners will learn about the methodology from more experienced researchers.

The participation fee (€1200) includes accommodation for 4 nights (Fri–Tue) in Sannäs, where the core of the workshop is held, one night of accommodation in a hotel next to Aalto University campus (Tue–Wed), meals during the course, and bus transportation to Sannäs and back. Students will be accommodated in double rooms. We recommend that the participants will be granted 3 ECTS credits for the work done during the course and during preparation for the course and presentations there.

Application

The course is targeted to students and researchers working with TMS, the emphasis being in TMS–EEG. The participants are chosen based on their applications and level of studies; primarily, master’s or doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers are chosen.

Please use Webropol to submit your application: 1) fill the registration form and 2) add a short motivation letter (max. one page, in PDF format), describing why you want to participate in the course. The application deadline is on Thursday, June 2, 2022 (the sooner the better since the number of students is limited to 40!) If you have any questions, please contact Ilkka Rissanen ([email protected]), the subject line of the email should begin with “SF2022”.

Outline of the workshop

Different kinds of formats of teaching will be used in addition to lectures. The students will work in small groups, each team with its own senior coach. The group members work together on tasks related to the lectures of the other teachers, while the coach works as a mentor. Students are expected to participate actively in the various sessions and events. TMS–EEG devices will be available for demonstrations and hands-on practice during the week.

Each coach will conduct a teaching session on his/her own research area in an interactive manner. During each session, one team and its coach will act as designated opponents, while the remaining students are also expected to participate in the discussion.

The 8th Science Factory will include:

  • TMS–EEG hands-on session (optional) on Thursday 15 Sep 2022 (Aalto University Campus, Espoo and Meilahti Hospital, Helsinki)
  • Core part of the workshop Friday 16 – Tuesday 20 Sep 2022 (Sannäs, Porvoo)
    • Introductory lectures on TMS basics and TMS–EEG methodology
    • Teaching sessions where leading researchers will present their work and understanding, discuss the topics, and coach the students.
    • Demonstrations with TMS–EEG devices
    • Students’ presentations on their work and ideas, receiving feedback from top researchers of the field
    • Networking with the fellow researchers in the TMS–EEG field
    • Last but not least, some brains-off-duty time, including various possibilities to enjoy the beautiful nature around the venue, the lake, sauna, sports and other refreshing activities
  • A data analysis workshop on Wednesday 21 Sep 2022 (Aalto University Campus, Espoo)
SF2022 program

Pre-tasks

Students are expected to prepare in advance a microposter (the template will be provided later) about their background and interests for the microposter session. The microposter is not a scientific poster, but rather a concise description of you as a scientist.

In addition, students will present their research work in an oral or a poster presentation during the course. The students giving the oral presentations will be selected based on the abstracts that will be asked after the registration period has ended. Note that also old scientific posters (e.g. from previous conferences) are allowed in the poster presentation. Students are also expected to read some preparatory material prior to the course (to be provided later).

Confirmed Teachers

Prof. Marcello Massimini, University of Milan, Italy

Prof. Risto Ilmoniemi, Aalto University, Finland

Prof. Hartwig Siebner, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark

Prof. Ulf Ziemann, University of Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Fiona Baumer, University of Stanford, USA

Dr. Silvia Casarotto, University of Milan, Italy

Dr. Mario Rosanova, University of Milan, Italy

Dr. Laura Marzetti, D'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Dr. Nivethida Thirugnanasambandam, National Brain Research Centre, India

Dr. Lorenzo Rocchi, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UK

Dr. Sara Määttä, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland

Dr. Pantelis Lioumis, Aalto University, Finland

Dr. Tuomas Mutanen, Aalto University, Finland

Dr. Victor Hugo Souza, Aalto University, Finland

Faculty

Organizers

Prof. Risto Ilmoniemi, Aalto University

Prof. Marcello Massimini, University of Milan

Collaborators

Aalto Brain Centre (ABC), Aalto University School of Science, Finland

Aalto TMS, Aalto Neuroimaging (ANI), Aalto University School of Science, Finland

BioMag Laboratory, HUS Medical Imaging Center, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland

Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences “Luigi Sacco”, University of Milan, Italy

Cancellation policy

Cancellations should be communicated by email to ilkka.j.rissanen(at)aalto.fi. For cancellations made until August 15, 100% of the fee will be refunded. For cancellations made until September 5, 50% of the fee will be refunded. For cancellations after September 5, we unfortunately cannot give refunds.

The Science Factory organizer cannot be held liable by delegates for any damages, costs or losses (e.g. travel and accommodation costs or any other financial losses) incurred in the event that the Science Factory is cancelled or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the Science Factory organizer (force majeure) or due to events, which are not caused wilfully or by gross negligence of the Science Factory organizer. Force majeure means an event, which prevents organizing the Science Factory at the time specified or renders it unreasonably difficult. Such events include (but are not limited to) war, insurrection, natural disaster, epidemics, interruption in the general energy supply, fire, strike, embargo, material restriction imposed by the State or other equally significant and uncommon reason beyond the Science Factory organizer’s control.

Contact person

Ilkka Rissanen ([email protected])

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