The conference will take place at two different venues, Maastricht & Aachen. Teaching & Training will be held in Aachen (7th and 8th of December) and the Scientific part will be held in Maastricht (9th to 11th of December).

Please take this into account for your hotel reservations!

You can find below the respective program for Teaching & Training and the Scientific program:

07 December 2019

12:00 - 13:00

Registration

13:00 - 13:15

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
Opening Remarks
Rainer Goebel / David Linden / Klaus Mathiak

13:15 - 14:00

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
Basic principles of neurofeedback
Rainer Goebel

14:00 - 14:45

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
Clinical applications of neurofeedback
David Linden

14:45 - 15:30

Coffee break
Location: Zahn 7 (Ground floor, corridor 48, room 1)

15:30 - 17:30

Parallel workshop sessions

  1. Location: Library of Dept. Psychiatry (Level 3, corridor 11, room 1).
    Rigorous study design and reporting standards revisited
    Ben Becker & David Mehler
  2. Location: Spiegelsaal (Ground floor, corridor 03, room 1)
    Principles of neurofeedback (fNIRS)
    Thomas Zeffiro, Lamija Pasalic
  3. Location: Main lecture hall ‘Hörsaal 3’ (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
    OpenNFT
    Yury Koush, Tibor Auer, Artem Nikonorov, Evgeny Prilepin
  4. Location: Library of Dept. Neurology (Level 3, corridor 6, room 6)
    Quality assurance across real-time functional neuroimaging modalities (EEG, MEG, fNIRS, fMRI)
    Stavros Skouras, Lydia Hellrung, Johan van der Meer, Stephan Heunis, Jürgen Dammers, Beatrix Barth
  5. Location: Brain Imaging Facility (Ground floor, corridor 22, room 5)
    Turbo-BrainVoyager 4.0
    Michael Lührs, Anita Tursic, Judith Eck
18:00 - 21:00

Social gathering at the Christmas market
Meeting point: Aachen Christmas market at the Money well ("Kreislauf des Geldes")

08 December 2019

08:45 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:45

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
MR physics and data acquisition
Nikolaus Weiskopf

09:45 - 10:30

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
Quality control and best scientific practice in realtime
Stephan Heunis

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:45

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
Functional connectivity neurofeedback
Michal Ramot

11:45 - 12:30

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
Decoded NF and possible neural mechanisms
Mitsuo Kawato

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:15

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
Considerations for neurofeedback clinical trials
Michelle Hampson

14:15 - 15:00

Location:Main lecture hall Hörsaal 3 (Ground floor, corridor 24, room 1)
Clinical targets for neurofeedback
Klaus Mathiak

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 17:30

Lab Tour

  1. fNIRS neurofeedback & hyperscanning
    Child Neuropsychology Section of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University
    Kerstin Konrad, Simon Kohl, Vanessa Reindl
  2. TMS and neuronavigation
    Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Laboratory of the Division for Clinical and Cognitive Sciences, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University
    Ferdinand Binkofski, Antonello Pellicano
  3. tDCS applications
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University
    Benjamin Clemens, Carmen Weidler, Ute Habel
  4. Deep Learning applications and hyperscanning
    ICCF and Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University
    Erik Röcher, Mikhail Zvyagintsev
  5. rtfMRI neurofeedback hands-on
    Brain Imaging Facility, Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research & Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University
    Klaus Mathiak, Micha Keller, Jana Zweerings
18:00 - 19:30

Social gathering at the Christmas market
Meeting point: Aachen Christmas market at the Money well ("Kreislauf des Geldes")

20:00 - 22:00

Welcome reception
Location: Aachen-Münchener Halle
RWTH Main Building
Templergraben 55
D-52062 Aachen

09 December 2019

09:00 - 10:00

Registration
Location: Trajectum

Coffee
Location: Lobby

10:00 - 10:45

Opening
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Rainer Goebel

10:45 - 11:30

Keynote 1
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Translational Neuromodeling, Computational Psychiatry and Computational Psychosomatics
Klaas Enno Stephan

11:30 - 12:30

Special Topic 1
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
From causality to enhancement – different methods for different goals?
Michal Ramot, Megan Debettencourt, Hanna Keren

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break
Location: Mecc Café

13:30 - 15:30

Poster Presentations and Exhibition
Location: Trajectum

15:30 - 16:30

Special Topic 2

Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
New methodological developments in the field of real-time fMRI Applications
Mikhail Zvyagintsev, Yury Koush, Halim Baqapuri

Location: Room 0.9 Athens
How to hit a moving target: What the developing brain can tell us about target selection in real-time fMRI-based neurofeedback
Kathrin Cohen Kadosh, Katya Rubia, Karina Quevedo, Sarah Baumeister

16:30 - 17:30

Chair's Symposium
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris

  1. From closed-loop to Total Recall: implicit reinforcement and brain-brain interface
    Klaus Mathiak
  2. What’s in the thermometer? Towards semantic neurofeedback at 7 Tesla
    Rainer Goebel
  3. Neurofeedback for mental and behavioural disorders – new results
    David Linden
18:00 - 21:00

Organizational/Program Committee dinner (invited attendees only)

10 December 2019

08:30 - 09:00

Registration
Location: Trajectum

09:00 - 09:45

Keynote 2
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Critical Issues when Designing Randomized Clinical Trials for Neurofeedback Interventions
Kymberly Young

09:45 - 10:30

Scientific Symposium 1
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris

Methodological insights and novel developments in the field of neurofeedback

  1. Just a very expensive breathing training? Risk of respiratory artefacts in functional connectivity-based real-time fMRI neurofeedback
    Franziska Weiß; Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
  2. Learning bi-modal EEG-fMRI neurofeedback to improve neurofeedback in EEG only
    Claire Cury; Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, Rennes, France
  3. Improving SVM’s Classification Performance during Real-Time Neurofeedback Training
    Toshiharu Nakai; Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan
10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break
Location: Lobby

10:45 - 11:30

Scientific Symposium 2
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris

Application of neurofeedback in healthy participants

  1. Modulatory effects of dynamic fMRI-based neurofeedback on emotion regulation networks in adolescent females
    Catharina Zich; Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  2. Synchronous Inter-Hemispheric Temporal Dynamics in Neurofeedback-Enhanced Attention and Somatosensory Networks Induced by Individualized Real-time fMRI Neurofeedback to Cranial Nerve IX and XII Projections
    Dorina Papageorgiou; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, United States of America
  3. fMRI Informed EEG Model of Right Inferior Frontal Gyrus Activity; computational and functional validity
    Talma Hendler; Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
11:30 - 12:30

Special Topic 3

Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Process-based Framework for Neurofeedback Interventions – Towards Precise Neuromodulation in Psychiatry
Talma Hendler, Nitzan Lubianiker

Location: Room 0.9 Athens
Neuromodulation of altered brain activation patterns in schizophrenia
Jana Zweerings, Klaus Mathiak, T. Fovet, R. Jardri, S. Shergill

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break
Location: Mecc Café

13:30 - 15:30

Poster Presentations and Exhibition
Location: Trajectum

15:30 - 16:15

Keynote 3
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Can science explain consciousness? Lessons from coma and related states
Steven Laureys

16:15 - 17:30

Town-hall meeting
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Klaus Mathiak and James Sulzer

17:30 - 20:00

Social Event (all conference attendees)
Location: Lobby

11 December 2019

08:30 - 09:00

Registration
Location: Trajectum

09:00 - 09:45

Keynote 4
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Directly testing the roles of resting-state networks with real-time fMRI
Stephen La Conte

09:45 - 10:30

Scientific Symposium 3
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris

Clinical applications of neurofeedback

  1. Using connectivity based real time fMRI neurofeedback to modulate attentional and resting state networks in people with high trait anxiety
    Elenor Morgenroth; Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom
  2. Modulation of fronto-limbic networks in post-traumatic stress disorder
    Jana Zweerings; Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  3. Learning and short-term transfer of volitional suppression of pathological oscillations in the subthalamic nucleus through electrode-guided neurofeedback in Parkinson patients
    Oliver Bichsel; Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break
Location: Lobby

10:45 - 11:30

Scientific Symposium 4
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris

Novel methodological developments for brain-based communication and control

  1. Towards Hippocampal Navigation for Brain-Computer Interfaces
    Jeremy Saal; Department of Neurosurgery, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  2. An efficient fMRI-based brain-computer interface to encode yes/no answers
    Danielle Evenblij; Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  3. Triggering Robotically-Induced Movement in an fMRI-Based Brain Computer Interface Gustavo S. Pamplona; (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
11:30 - 12:30

Special Topic 4

Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Promises and Challenges of Amygdala-Neurofeedback
Christian Paret, Talma Hendler

Location: Room 0.9 Athens
Clinical trials and methodological considerations of neurofeedback: ADHD, PTSD and optimal performance in cognitive control
Martijn Arns

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break
Location: Mecc Café

13:30 - 15:30

Poster Presentations and Exhibition
Location: Trajectum

15:30 - 16:15

Keynote 5
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris
Neurofeedback and neuroplasticity: implications for rehabilitation

Heidi Johansen-Berg

16:15 - 17:15

Quo vadis neurofeedback: Clinical evidence or scientific endeavor?
Plenary discussion

Ben Becker and Klaus Mathiak
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris

17:15 - 18:00

Poster Prizes and Closing Ceremony
Location: Room 0.4 - 0.5 Brussels-Paris