Details for the FreeSurfer Course in Barcelona, Spain, September 5-8 2017

This course will be held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona

Address: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Campus de Ciutadella
Edifici Ramon Turró
Aula 13.107 (primer pis)
Ramon Turró, 3
08005 Barcelona

Map located here

Course organized by BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) with the support of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

Barcelona Course Details

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Course Schedule
Payment
FAQ
Lecturers
Travel Information

Accommodations

Course Schedule

* Indicates an optional technical talk. These talks have great content. They are related to, but not directly about, the FreeSurfer processing stream.
** Indicates an optional talk that covers basic/beginner material.

Tuesday, September 5th - Introduction / Single Subject Analysis / ROI Analysis

Time

Title

Type

Lecturer

9:00 - 9:30

** Intro to Linux for FreeSurfer Users

talk/demo

Emma Boyd

9:30 - 9:45

** Intro to FreeSurfer Jargon

talk

Emma Boyd

9:45 - 10:15

Introduction to Freesurfer

talk

Anastasia Yendiki

10:15 - 11:25

Analyzing the Individual Subject

talk

Emma Boyd

11:25 - 11:45

break

11:45 - 12:00

Freeview demonstration

demo

Emma Boyd

12:00 - 12:30

Interaction with Individual Subject Data Tutorial

talk

Emma Boyd

12:30 - 12:45

Interaction with Individual Subject Data Tutorial

tutorial

staff

12:45 - 13:15

Surface-based Analysis: Intersubject Registration & Smoothing

talk

TBD

13:15 - 14:45

Lunch

--

--

14:45 - 15:45

ROI Analysis

talk

Andrew Hoopes

15:45 - 16:25

ROI Analysis Tutorial

tutorial

staff

16:25 - 16:55

** A Non-physicist's Intro to MR

talk

Emma Boyd

Wednesday, September 6th - Group Analysis / Longitudinal Analysis / Troubleshooting

Time

Title

Type

Lecturer

9:00 - 9:50

Group Analysis

talk

Isik Karahanoglu

9:50 - 10:30

Group Analysis Tutorial

tutorial

staff

10:30 - 10:50

Multiple Comparisons

talk

Isik Karahanoglu

10:50 - 11:10

Multiple Comparisons Tutorial

tutorial

staff

11:10 - 11:30

break

11:30 - 12:00

FreeSurfer Troubleshooting

talk

Andrew Hoopes

12:00 - 13:00

Troubleshooting Tutorial

tutorial

staff

13:00 - 14:00

Quality Checking a Recon

demo

Andrew Hoopes and Emma Boyd

14:00 - 15:30

Lunch

--

--

15:30 - 16:15

Longitudinal FreeSurfer see also: LongitudinalProcessing

talk

Anastasia Yendiki

16:15 - 16:45

Longitudinal Tutorial

tutorial

staff

TBD

Barcelona social night

social activity

you!

Thursday, September 7th - Multimodal Analysis / Diffusion Analysis / fMRI Analysis / MR Acquisition

Time

Title

Type

Lecturer

9:00 - 10:00

Basics of fMRI Analysis

talk

Isik Karahanoglu

10:00 - 10:30

FSFAST, Part 1: Preprocessing

talk

Isik Karahanoglu

10:30 - 11:00

FSFAST Tutorial, Part 1

tutorial

staff

11:00 - 11:20

break

--

--

11:20 - 12:20

FSFAST, Part 2: GLM Analysis

talk

Isik Karahanoglu

12:20 - 12:40

FSFAST Tutorial, Part 2

tutorial

staff

12:40 - 13:20

Introduction to Diffusion MRI

talk

Anastasia Yendiki

13:20 - 14:50

lunch

14:50 - 15:35

Diffusion Processing Tutorial

tutorial

staff

15:35 - 16:25

TRActs Constrained by UnderLying Anatomy (TRACULA)

talk

Anastasia Yendiki

Friday, September 8th - fMRI Analysis / Multimodal Analysis / Future Directions

Time

Title

Type

Lecturer

9:00 - 10:00

Tracula Tutorial

tutorial

staff

10:00 - 10:10

Longitudinal TRACULA

talk

Anastasia Yendiki

10:10 - 10:40

Multi-Modal Integration, Part 1: Registration

talk

Anastasia Yendiki

10:40 - 11:10

Multi-Modal Integration Tutorial, Part 1

talk

staff

11:10 - 11:30

coffee break

--

--

11:30 - 12:00

Multi-Modal Integration, Part 2: Group Analysis

talk

Anastasia Yendiki

12:00 - 12:30

Multi-Modal Integration Tutorial, Part 2

tutorial

staff

12:30 - 13:00

break & evaluation form

--

--

13:00 - 13:30

Future Directions

talk

Anastasia Yendiki

* Indicates an optional technical talk. These talks have great content. They are related to, but not directly about, the FreeSurfer processing stream.
** Indicates an optional talk covering basic/beginner material.

Payment

Cost and Deadlines

The fee for the course is €800 for post-doctorates and other researchers. A reduced rate of €500 is available to undergraduate and graduate students (pre-doctorate). MDs, PhDs, and research assistants do not qualify for the student rate. Payment must be submitted as soon as possible to ensure successful registration. The payment deadline is June 30th, 2017 for both payment forms (credit card and bank transfer). In the particular case of bank transfer, once payment has been completed, please send proof of payment to Julieta Pereda ( jpereda@red-innova.es ) to confirm you your spot. If payment has not been received by the deadline or you have not contacted Julieta by that date, your spot will be opened to the waiting list. You will be contacted by us before we do so.

Course fees are refundable up to the payment deadline. A €200 fee will be deducted, should you request a refund before July 15th, 2017. After that, you will not receive a refund but you can send someone in your place.

Once you complete and submit the registration form below, you will receive an email confirming your registration within 24-48 hours. This email will also contain instructions for completing payment through Universitat Pompeu Fabra's event website. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact Julieta.

Questions about payment and registration? Contact Julieta Pereda ( jpereda@red-innova.es ) Questions about course content? Contact Emma Boyd ( eboyd2@mgh.harvard.edu )

FAQ

  1. How many individuals are accepted into the Barcelona course?

    • 60 people
  2. Do postdocs qualify for the student rate?

    • No, sorry.
  3. The course is full. Can you register me for the next one?
    • You can sign up for our course mailing list and you will be notified when registration for the next course opens (that list is here). You can also register for the currently full course to be put on the waiting list for it. This does not however automatically get you a spot in the next course.

  4. Can I get a receipt for the course?

    • Sure! Paper receipts will be available on the first day of the course. If you need a receipt or invoice before then to get a check issued or reimbursed, please use the confirmation email you received when you registered for the course.
  5. How do I know if my payment went through?

    • Julieta will contact you when payment is received.
  6. Do I get any credits for taking this course?

    • No, but we will give you a certificate to prove you took it.
  7. Can I bring my own laptop to work on instead of sharing with someone else?

    • If any issues arise during the tutorial sessions which are unique to your laptop, we will not be able to troubleshoot those issues for you (it takes staff away from answering general tutorial questions). We strongly discourage using your own laptop instead of the ones we provide. If you insist on working on your laptop, please thoroughly test your installation ahead of time - guidelines for this can be found on the TestingFreeSurfer wiki. It might also be a good idea to try to run all the commands in the tutorials (here).

Travel Information

Entry Requirements in Spain

Consult the website of Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación to know the different requirements currently in force for entering Spanish territory.

If you need an invitation letter to support your visa application, please contact us.

Getting to Barcelona

El Prat airport is located in El Prat de Llobregat just 12 km South West of the Barcelona city centre. It has two passenger terminals: Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2). The airport has allocated airlines to terminals, regardless of the destination of the flight.

El Prat airport & Flights in real time

Transfer options from the airport to the city centre:

By Bus (Aerobús): The Aerobús is an express bus service that connects the Barcelona-El Prat airport with the city centre (plaça Catalunya) in 35 – 45 minutes (Fare: 5,50€). You can take the Aerobús outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. This service runs every day of the year with departures between 5 and 15 minutes. From the city centre, you can take the metro or a bus to move around Barcelona. From the city center to the airport, bear in mind the departure terminal of your flight and take the Aerobús, line A1, to terminal 1 or Aerobús, line A2, to terminal 2.

By train (RENFE): The train service (R2 line) runs approximately every 30 minutes to and from Barcelona airport to the city centre. The journey takes 25 minutes. The train service operates from Terminal 2 (T2). To get from T2 to T1, use the shuttle bus service (Bus transit T1-T2). If you travel from the airport to the city centre, you can get off at Barcelona-Sants, Passeig de Gràcia or Clot which are serviced by metro stops. Barcelona suburban trains

By taxi: You will find a taxi rank outside any of the main terminal exits. Look for the sign pointing to the nearest taxi rank. All official Barcelona taxis are black and yellow and are required to charge you only the value on the taximeter (plus any surcharge, e.g. luggage or night). The rates and surcharges are displayed inside the cab. In Barcelona, a taxi may be ordered by phone; found at authorized taxi rank or flagged down in the street (journey time: 25-35 minutes; fare: from €20)

Barcelona airport taxi service

By Metro L9 (orange line): L9 (orange line). Depart from Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 stop and terminate in various destinations in central Barcelona. (2,15€ each journey or 9,95€ a T-10 ticket (10 journeys available)).

Barcelona Sants is the main train station for national and international arrivals and departures in Barcelona. It is situated in plaça dels Països Catalanes - Barcelona. National and regional trains depart from França station. It is located at avinguda Marquès de l’Argentera, s/n - Barcelona. Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Barcelona Nord Bus Station

Getting around Barcelona

Public transport:

Services generally run daily from 0500 to midnight on weekdays, and until 0200 on Fridays and Saturdays. The metro is the most efficient means of transport in Barcelona, covering most parts of the city. Tickets can be purchased at any metro station and validated in a machine before boarding.

The bus network in Barcelona is extensive and almost all services run through Plaça de Catalunya, Plaça Urquinaona or Plaça de la Universitat.

To get to the suburbs and surrounding areas, FGC and RENFE (operate regional rail lines)

Multi-ride tickets and passes (from one-day to monthly passes) cover all transport in the city. For tourists, there are multi-day passes available between two to five days and they can be used for the journey to and from the airport. See EMT-AMB for details.

For further information you can visit TMB official website.

Taxis:

Yellow-and-black registered cabs can be hailed on the street or booked in advance. Radio Taxi (tel: 93 293 3111) and Servitaxi (tel: 93 330 0300) provide 24-hour daily services. Meter fares includes VAT (rates rise at night, on Sundays and holidays). Tipping is not expected, but if you would like to tip, the usual amount is 5 to 10% of the meter fare.

Public transit to the course

Click here to see the campus map.

METRO Line 1 (MARINA stop) and Line 4 (CIUTADELLA – VILLA OLÍMPICA stop)
TRAM T4 and T5 (WELLINGTON stop)
RENFE (Arco del Triumfo stop)
Local Buses: V21, H16, H14, 92, 36, V27

Accommodations

We can provide you with a list of hotels close to the University where the FreeSurfer course will take place, sorted by price per night.

Please note that Barcelona is among the 10 most touristic cities in Europe, so we recommend that you book a room as soon as you take the decision to attend the course.

More than 150€/night:

Durlet Apartaments

Hotel Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal

Hotel NH Eixample

Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City - 22 @

Hotel H10 Marina

100 – 150€/night:

Hotel Capri by Fraser

Residencia Universitaria Campus del Mar

Hotel Ibis (Hotel IBIS Barcelona Plaza Glòries 22)

Hotel Glòries

Less than 100€/night (student residents):

Barcelona Resident (Residència d'estudiants)

Residència Universitària Internacional

Residencia Universitaria La Ciutadella

Hostel with shared rooms:

Twenty Tu Hi-tech Hostel

Other useful websites

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