FIT’NG Together

FIT’NG Together is the umbrella term for events organized by the FIT’NG Student and Trainee committee. Through these events, we aim to create a community space to showcase cutting-edge FIT research, promote the professional development of FIT’NG trainees, and serve as a networking space for folks at all career stages. FIT’NG Together events are 60 minutes and happen monthly over Zoom.

For membership information, see our membership page.

FIT’NG members can access recordings from past events can be found when they login to the members-only webpage.

The FIT’NG Together series include:

  • Practicals: Tutorials on techniques relevant to FIT’NG research. Practicals will be recorded and included on the website for members only.
  • Paper Discussions: Discussions of recent cutting-edge research with the author(s) of the paper.
  • Work in Progress (WIPs): Opportunities for trainees to present their preliminary work and get advice and feedback from experienced researchers. WIPs will enable trainees to present unfinished projects and get constructive and supportive feedback from the audience.
  • Other Special Events: Includes “fireside” chats with established researchers, data blitzes, advice panels, and more! 

How can I ask for my mentor or program to pay for my membership?

We want FIT’NG memberships to be beneficial to trainees’ professional development.  We recommend spelling out the membership benefits as well as the added benefits provided by FIT’NG Together (listed below) when asking for approval to purchase your membership through your department/program/lab:

    • Access to tutorials on the latest methods for Fetal, Infant, and Toddler imaging and analysis (Practicals).
    • The opportunity to present your work to experts in the FIT field and receive constructive feedback (Works In Progress or WIPs). This is especially important for trainees at universities that do not have a long tradition of doing this kind of research.
    • Stay up to date on major advancements in the field, and have the opportunity to meet/network with the persons driving these advancements (Paper Discussions). “

Upcoming FIT’NG Together Events

FIT’NG Together Recording Disclaimer

Please note that certain FIT’NG Together events are recorded. By your presence at a FIT’NG online event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your registration constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use for any purpose in accordance with the Society mission and standard of conduct.  You are welcome to keep your camera off during these events, you and not the Society, is responsible for these setting options

Past FIT’NG Together Events

Diffusion Imaging Fall Series

October 11, 2022 at 12:00pm EST

The FIT’NG Trainee Committee is pleased to announce a session “Introduction to Diffusion Imaging in Infants” with Martin Styner, PhD.

Diffusion Imaging Fall Series

November 1, 2022 at 12:00-1:30pm EST

The FIT’NG Trainee Committee is pleased to announce a session “Introduction to infant automatic fiber quantification (AFQ)” with Jason Yeatman, PhD; Mareike Grotheer, PhD; and John Kruper.


Diffusion Imaging Fall Series

November 29th, 2022 at 12:00-1:00pm EST

The FIT’NG Trainee Committee is pleased to announce a session “Introduction to TRActs constrained by UnderLying INfant anatomy (TRACULInA)”  with Chiara Maffei, PhD

Practical – How to set up a multimodal observation lab

November 15, 2022 at 12:00-1:30pm EST

Reinhard Grassl – Mangold