FIT'NG Second Annual Conference

Sept 10th -11th, 2023
Santa Rosa, USA

The Fetal, Infant, and Toddler Neuroimaging Group (FIT’NG) is pleased to announce its second annual conference. Human brain development is a complex process beginning in the weeks following conception and involving a rapid progression of events through the first years of life. Advancing understanding of early neurodevelopmental processes represents a critical means of addressing the root causes of neurodevelopmental and other psychiatric disorders and increasing capacity to support educational and occupational attainment across the lifespan. In recent years, technical and methodological advances have led to a rapidly growing field of fetal, infant, and toddler neuroimaging which have demonstrated huge potential to transform this area. FIT’NG seeks to foster communication across researchers using a range of imaging modalities including (but not limited to) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and ultrasound (US).

As the field is still nascent, fetal, infant, and toddler neuroimagers have primarily worked in small silos, rather than together as a larger community. Leading researchers come from various departments and backgrounds (e.g., Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science), and attend diverse scientific meetings—none with a specific focus on fetal, infant, and toddler brain imaging. The FIT’NG meeting will provide a unique forum for collaboration and training amongst researchers focused on advancing understanding of early brain development in the context of environmental influences and clinical outcomes, and those with the methodological and technical expertise to facilitate optimal data acquisition, processing, and analyses. The conference will focus on sharing and stimulating cutting edge research, spurring collaboration, and supporting the development of the next generation of researchers through highlighting the work of underrepresented minority and early career scientists, and creating opportunities for collaboration.

Key Dates

January 1, 2023 – Purchase your FIT’NG Membership

February 15, 2023 – Preliminary Conference Program Announced

February 15, 2023 – Call for Oral & Poster Submissions Open

March 15, 2023 – Registration Opens

March 30, 2023 – Last day to submit Oral & Poster Abstracts

May 31, 2023 – Last day to submit late breaking Poster Submissions

May 30, 2023 – Final Conference Program Announced

June 1, 2023 – Last day to register at the Early Bird Rate

August 6, 2023 – Last day to register at the Regular Conference Rate

Scientific Program Committee

Tomoki Arichi, Co-Chair, King’s College London
Chad Sylvester, Co-Chair, Washington University
Alice Graham, Board Liaison, Oregon Health Sciences University

Marta Korom, Trainee Liaison, University of Delaware
Lauren Emberson, University of British Columbia
Emily Jones, Birkbeck University of London
Ana Namburete, University of Oxford
Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, INSERM
Nora Moog, Charité
Ashok Panigrahy, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Wei Gao, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Elizabeth Norton, Northwestern University
Courtney Filippi, New York University
Natasha Marrus, Washington University
Cameron Ellis, Yale University
Gang Li, University of North Carolina
Duan Xu, University of California at San Francisco
Robert Hermosillo, University of Minnesota
Jana Hutter, King’s College London
Elina Thomas, University of Vermont
Cynthia Rogers, Washington University