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January 25-26, 2001

James S. McDonnell Foundation

Workshop: Choosing the right tool for the job..
the advantages and disadvantages of different magnetic field strengths for functional imaging.

DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center, St. Louis, Missouri


Thursday, January 25

6:30 p.m. -- 9:30 p.m.

Opening Reception and Dinner/Ballroom C and D

It is important for all participants to attend the dinner. Many of the participants have not met one another and this preliminary social event helps "break the ice" and facilitate the next day's discussions.

Friday, January 26

8:00 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast available/Break Station (outside meeting room--Conference Room H)

8:45 a.m. -- 9:00 a.m.

Opening comments from the organizers/Conference Room H

9:00 a.m. -- 9:30 a.m.

Douglas Rothman, Yale University -- From Maxwell to Mind: Remembering what the "M" in fMRI means.

9:35 a.m. -- 10:05 a.m

Peter van Zijl, Johns Hopkins University -- Whole brain fMRI, spectroscopy and axonal mapping at 1.5T: Advantages and disadvantages.

10:05 a.m. -- 10:20 a.m

Break/Break Station

10:20 a.m. -- 10:50 a.m.

Keith Thulborn, University of Illinois, Chicago -- How many T in BOLD? Perhaps it's a Trick Question.

10:55 a.m. -- 11:25 a.m.

Ravi Menon, The University of Western Ontario -- Is 4T turning 40? Over the hill or still a thrill?

11:30 a.m. -- 12:00 a.m.

Kamil Ugurbil, University of Minnesota Medical School -- Higher is better, in principal, or is it? The challenges of working at 7T.

12:15 p.m. -- 1:15 p.m.

Working Lunch/Chaucers

1:15 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

Discussion Session

Please note: The afternoon discussion session is the essence of the workshop. Participants should not plan their departures earlier than 5:00 p.m. For planningpurposes, the St. Louis airport is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.


DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center

16625 Swingley Road

St. Louis, Missouri 63017

Phone: 636/532-5000

Fax: 636/519-7078

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