Friday, June 21, 2019

OHBM 2019 links

It was great seeing many of you at OHBM 2019! I was fortunate to be involved in several sessions. Everything is online elsewhere, but I'll collect the links here since they're rather scattered.

First, a MAJOR thank you to my co-presenters at the Sunday course, "Taking Control of Your Neuroimaging Data: Understanding artefacts and quantifying quality":
  • Pradeep Reddy Raamana (Baycrest Health Sciences, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) spoke about QC of anatomical images, but also introduced the session with an overview of quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) procedures, and listed many relevant programs.
  • Martina Callaghan (University College London, London, United Kingdom) spoke about QC and QA for functional MRI, including many facility and scanner-related issues.
  • Esther Kuehn (IKND Magdeburg, Germany) spoke about QC of functional MRI at 7T.
  • I spoke about "Dataset QC" (probably should have called it "Dataset QA!"): ways to summarize QC output for larger datasets, and strategies to maximize the chances that good data will be collected.
  • Alexander Leemans (Image Sciences Institute, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands) spoke about QC for diffusion MRI.
You can download a pdf of the slides of each presentation at Pradeep's site, and view the slides while listening to our presentations at OHBM's site.

I also gave a "lightning" talk in the Open Science Room's Neuroscience toolkit session trying to convince everyone that you should use knitr (or another dynamic report generation program) for summarizing findings instead of copy-pasting images into word. A pdf of the slides can be downloaded from github. My two knitr tutorials (with image plotting code) are here (introductory post, with NIfTI volumetric plotting functions) and here (follow-up with gifti surface plotting functions).

Finally, I presented poster Th580 on comparing the fMRIPrep and HCP prepreprocessing pipelines; as was described in this and related posts. The poster pdf is hosted by OHBM as an "e-poster", but it's a bit tricky to find: to see the OHBM 2019 poster abstracts and e-posters (if the authors uploaded them), go to (linked from the OHBM 2019 "Poster Schedule" web page; the link says it's for authors, but it's actually for anyone who wants to search the posters). For my poster, enter Th580 in the Poster No. box, click Search, click on the title, then click the blue E-POSTER button to  get the pdf. Hopefully this link will take you straight to my abstract and poster download page, but the above directions might help if you're hunting for other posters.