Parallel Didactic Sessions

Thursday September 12, 2019


Maria Mody, Ph.D.

Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

MEG Basics for Clinical Research Design

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Maria Mody, PhD, is Director of the Developmental Language and Reading Research Laboratory at the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and an Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School.

She uses neuroimaging to investigate normal and atypical speech and language development in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia and fragile X syndrome. She has published widely in this area, including a recently edited volume on the Neural Mechanisms of Language (2017).

Her work focuses on bringing together clinicians and biomedical engineers towards development of novel analysis and intervention approaches for application to the field of communication disorders.

Thursday September 12, 2019 & Friday September 13, 2019


Rohit Sharma, RET REPT

Clinical Manager and Senior Neurodiagnostic Technologist
Division of Neurology & Peter Andersen MEG Suite
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Topic 1
Practical aspects of running paediatric epilepsy studies

Topic 2
Anesthesia in the MEG

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Mr. Sharma is currently the Clinical Manager of the Neurophysiology Lab and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at SickKids. He obtained his R.E.T. from the Canadian Board of Registered Electroencephalograph Technologists, his R.EP.T. from the American Board of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potentials Technologists, and his Diploma as a Neurodiagnostic Technologists from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Friday September 13, 2019


Heidi Kirsch, MS, MD

Clinical Director, UCSF Biomagnetic Imaging Laboratory, San Francisco USA<

Getting started with MEG for epilepsy

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Dr. Kirsch is an epileptologist and clinical neurophysiologist at UCSF, where she is Professor of Neurology and Radiology and Clinical Director of the UCSF Biomagnetic Imaging Laboratory. She trained at UCSF and at Johns Hopkins.

Hisako Fujiwara PhD
Research Associate
Division of Neurology, MEG Laboratory manager
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center