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SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.

Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

Instructions for different roles for Brain Image Bank Workshop

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Development of Human Brain Image Banks and Age-Specific Normative Brain Atlases

SFC SINAPSE SPIRIT Programme of Knowledge Exchange in Imaging

Instructions for different roles for Brain Image Bank Workshop

1) Speaker in introductory session:

A FIVE MINUTE summary of the brain image banks/atlases you are part of. We are trying to cover a wide range of existing and emerging resources in the first session (10 talks) in a limited  time, so could  you please limit your talk to 5 slides maximum, and cover: the population/sample that you cover, the structure and main  uses of your bank(s), the main challenges you have had and how these  have been overcome; and what you see as future opportunities or  challenges for brain image banking.

We aim to have time for general discussion of the issues arising after all the presentations.

2) Speaker for individual sessions (Evans, Laurie, Poline, Smith)

A TEN MINUTE summary of the main issues relating to the topic. If there are particular issues you would like to highlight to Chairs in the discussion session or you have any key references or resources (that you haven't already shared) please let Dr Susan Shenkin know.

The meeting will then be split into three groups (these will be allocated) to discuss the individual topics. Each group (20-25 people) will have a Chair (named in the programme), Scribe and Spokesperson (will be allocated).

3) Chair for discussion topic groups

You are not required to give a talk, but we would like you to help steer the discussion towards considering the main issues that concern your topic. We are aiming for 45 minutes of discussion, and 15 minutes of feedback per topic. You are of course welcome to liaise with the speaker introducing your session directly, or I can put you in contact. Don’t feel restricted to what we have suggested in the programme. We would like you to guide this international group of experts and practitioners to come up with two or three main points to discuss, and then a list of options of how to address these points (or which points need further exploration or work) and ideally an order of priority, and preferred option for each item discussed. This will then be fed back to the whole workshop through a moderated discussion to try and reach a conclusion on how to take these issues forward. We aim to produce a paper summarising the proposals.

In summary, we are asking you just to consider which are the main issues you think should be discussed and to guide the group in coming up with their suggestions and solutions.

We will allocate a scribe to keep track of the discussion, working with a spokesperson if necessary to feedback to the main group.

4) Feedback discussion moderator

You will chair the opening talk and also coordinate the feedback of decisions arrived at by each discussion group, clarifying the main issues raised by each group and seeking additional comments/suggestions/solutions from the whole meeting (2/3 of which will have been in another session). Please try and watch the time so that all the topics are covered in the session.

5) Others

Thanks for participating in the workshop. Although you don’t have an allocated role on the programme, we are hoping everyone will take an active role in the meeting and discussions. We will allocate you to a discussion group for each session, and many of you will be allocated as either Scribe or Spokesperson for one of the sessions.