Thursday, April 19th, 2018

8:30 p.m.


Organizational meeting and dinner for

speakers and the organizing committee only

LOCATION: conference hotel



Friday, April 20th, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


SESSION: New Tools and Methods


Yoshio Okada

Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

"Physiological Basis of MEG and EEG"


Thanasis Fokas

  Department of Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge


Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California


Matti Hämäläinen

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Expect the Unexpected: Exploratory and Hypothesis-Driven "Approaches to MEG Data"


Risto Ilmoniemi

Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University

School of Science

"Prospects for and Advantages of Hybrid MEG–MRI"


Mathew Brooks

School of Physics, Nottingham University

"Optically Pumped Magnetometers: The Potential for a New Generation of MEG System"



Instrument Presentations

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.



11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Miikka Putaala



11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Prof. Gary Green



11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Nicholas Peatfield



Refreshments and Poster Viewing

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.




SESSION: Epilepsy Session I

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.



John Mosher

Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic

"Good Practices in the Acquisition and Analysis of MEG Data in Patients with Epilepsy"


Eduardo Castillo

Epilepsy Center, Florida Hospital for Children

"Beyond the Irritative Zone: Use of MEG to Characterize the Functional Deficit Zone and Predict the Ictal Onset Zone"


Nobukazu Nakasato

Department of Epileptology, Tohoku University

"Detection, Separation and Localization of Deep Epileptiform Activity in EEG and MEG"


Chun Kee Chung

"Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University

Use of Multiple Frequency Band in MEG for

Characterization of Epilepsy"




Refreshments and Poster Viewing

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.



SESSION: Epilepsy Session II

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.



Ritva Paetau

Epilepsy Center, University of Helsinki

"The Epilepsy Syndromes in Childhood — An MEG View"


Stefan Rampp

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Erlangen

"Focal Slow Activity for Epileptic Focus Localization"


Hiroshi Otsubo

The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto

"Can MEG Identify the Epileptogenic Pathology in Children?"


Robert Knowlton

Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco

"The Role of MEG in the Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation"






9:00 p.m. -






Saturday, April 21, 2018



MEG in Sensory-Motor Physiology and Cognition Session

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Xavier de Tiege

Department of functional Neuroimaging, CUB Hôpital Erasme, Université libre de Bruxelles

"Investigations of the Somatosensory System with Magnetoencephalography: From Research to Clinical Applications"


William Gaetz

Department of Radiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

“Localization of Motor Function with MEG: From Early Approaches to the Current State-of-the-Art”


Joachim Gross

Institute for Biomagnetism, University of Muenster

"How Brain Rhythms Reflect Cognitive Processes"


Demitrios Pantazis

McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"Multivariate Pattern Classification of MEG Signals Opens a Window to Human Cognition"




Refreshments and Poster Viewing

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.




SESSION: MEG Markers of Developmental, Degenerative and Psychiatric Disorders

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.



Julia Stephen

The Mind Research Network and University of New Mexico

"Understanding Developmental Disorders in the Context of Brain Networks: The Interplay Between Sensory

Processing and Cognition"


Fernando Maestu

Department of Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid

"MEG in Alzheimer's Disease: Correlation with Current Biomarkers"



Margot Taylor

The Hospital for Sick Children and Departments of Paediatrics and Psychology, University of Toronto

"Functional Wounds of an Invisible Injury: Visualising

Cognition in PTSD"


Chris Edgar

Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

"Neural Abnormalities in Psychiatric and Neurologic Disorders: Identifying pathology Against a Backdrop of Normal

Brain Development"




SESSION: Language Assessment

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Riitta Salmelin

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University

"MEG Measures as Probes of Cortical Language Function"


Susan Bowyer

Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University

"MEG Coherent Source Imaging (CSI) to Localize Primary Language Networks"


Kyousuke Kamada

Department of Neurosurgery, Asahikawa Medical University

"Dynamics of High Frequency Oscillations between Visual Recognition and Receptive/Expressive Language Functions”







7:30 p.m.

Timothy Roberts

Summary comments



Greek Night and Poster Awards

9:00 p.m. -







April 19th: Dinner for plenary speakers at the Conference Hotel


April 20th: dinner for all that have registered for the conference


April 21st: Dinner and “Greek Night” with traditional dances in local tavern for all that have registered for the conference, and awards for best posters





Post-conference excursions (April 22nd, 2018)


For information and registration please contact:

Mr. Sakis Papamitrou:

phone: +30 69 32 41 33 22



All day excursion to Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplion with guided tour of the museums and lunch at Nafplion.

Price (all inclusive): 120 Euro per person


All day excursion to Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nafplion with guided tour of the museums and dinner and wine tasting at the Skouras Winery located in the plain of Argolis (near Mycenae).

Price (all inclusive): 145 Euro per person