Brain and Human Body Modeling Conference

From Fast and Accurate Computational Modeling to Clinical Practice Aug. 19-20, 2021

A.A. Martinos Ctr. for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown (Boston), Massachusetts 02129

Format: Virtual only with possible local attendance. Talk duration: 15 min (30 min for a review)

Authors who are unable to travel due to country and/or institution restrictions will be able to deliver a synchronized Zoom presentation or submit a recording of their presentation

Supported by A.A. Martinos Ctr. for Biomedical Imaging and Novocure, Inc.

This small-scale annual international conference facilitates development of fast and accurate brain and human body modeling methods and techniques and broader medical/engineering education.


Day 1 Thursday Aug. 19th 2021

1. Neural Circuits and Brain Stimulation – Connectome
2. Modeling Neurostimulation (Brain, Spinal Cord, PNS)

Invited talk (Alvaro Pascual-Leone, HMS) LINK

3. Modeling Neurophysiological Recordings (EEG, MEG, iEEG)
4. Modeling Brain Tumor Treating Fields

Networking Session: Automated segmentation of the brain – FreeSurfer.

8 AM – 9:30 AM
9:45 AM – 12 PM

12 PM – 1 PM

1 PM – 2:45 PM
3 PM – 4:30 PM

5 PM – 6 PM

Day 2 Friday Aug. 20th 2021

Invited talk (Pedro Miranda, U Lisbon, Portugal) LINK

1. High Frequency and Radio Frequency Modeling
2. New features of established biomedical software tools

Invited talk (TBD)

3. New modeling approaches and new software tools
4. Human model construction and regulatory assessment
5. Adjournment

Networking Session: Commercial bioelectromagnetic modeling tools available to academia.

8 AM – 8:30 AM

8:30 AM – 10 AM
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

12 PM – 1 PM

1 PM – 2:45 PM
3 PM – 4:30 PM
4:40 PM – 5 PM

5 PM – 6 PM


Abstract submission window: April 15th 2021 – May 15th 2021 (the abstract format is given separately)

Acceptance notification window: May 15th 2021- May 30th 2021

Registration: Opens May 30th 2021 ($75 registration fee, waived for students including postdoctoral students)

Full paper submission window: Opens July 1st 2021 (the paper format is given separately).

Full papers are published in a sponsored open-access annual book on Brain and Human Body Modeling (all publications are free of charge, open access, and referenced in PubMed). Conference Publication Manager: Glaser, Charles, Springer Nature, NY. For the past edition, see here.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 2021

Ahveninen, Jyrki (MGH), Brown, James (Micro Systems/Biotronik USA/Germany), Wong, Eric (Beth Israel Deaconess Med. Ctr.), Switzerland/Israel), Carlson, Kristen (BIDMC), Fujimoto, Kyoko (FDA), Golestani Rad, Laleh (Northwestern U), Hämäläinen, Matti (MGH), Horner, Marc (Ansys), Iyer, Viswanath (MathWorks, Inc. USA), Lin, Fa-Hsuan (U Toronto, Canada), Makarov, Sergey (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Miranda, Pedro (U Lisbon, Portugal), Noetscher, Gregory (US Army DEVCOM-SC/ Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Nummenmaa, Aapo (MGH), Pascual-Leone, Alvaro (HMS), Prokop, Alexander (Dassault Systemes/Simulia, Germany/France), Raji, Tommi (Northwestern U), Rosen, Bruce (MGH).


Please contact us for all related questions at makarov@wpi.edu.