Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Neuroimaging

WhenNovember 13, 2015, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. WhoP. Ellen Grant, MD, MSc Associate Professor of Radiology Harvard Medical School

Founding Director, Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

WhereVirginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, R3012 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016 The first 1,000 days—from conception to two years—are now recognized as the most critical days in human brain development. Our understanding of this fundamental period, however, is severely hampered by the lack of safe, noninvasive tools that can provide insight into relevant biological processes. The Fetal Neonatal and Developmental Science Center was formed to create a multidisciplinary environment that would foster the development of tools and analysis streams to enable better understanding of normal and abnormal early brain development. In her talk, Dr. Grant will discuss advances in magnetic resonance imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy, magnetoencephalography, and informatics that are moving the science of early human brain development forward.