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Resources below include links to the pdfs of the slides from the talks given at the events.

2014 IDIG Diffusion MRI Workshop, Explore DTI & Alexander Leemans

Links to articles and resources can be located by searching the hashtag #idig2014 on twitter:

google groups forum for ExploreDTI join here

4.8.4 new in visualisations Vos et al., 2013

manual page 37 for atlas based tractography segmentation

NeuroImage Steven Smith special issue on connectomics

Sponsored by the Irish Association of Medical Physicists

2013 The IDIG Spring Symposium

Friday February 8th 2013, National University of Ireland, Galway 

10.30 Welcome – Dr. Dara Cannon, NUI Galway

10:35 Keynote: Prof. Alexander Leemans, University of Utrecht

Guidelines and critical considerations for clinical diffusion MRI research beyond DTI

11:25 Dr. Erik O’Hanlon, RCSI

Pre psychosis “At risk teenagers”: Can high angular diffusion imaging reveal evidence of early 

white matter changes?

11:40 Dr. David Watson, University of Ulster

Application and enhancement of diffusion tensor imaging for clinical research by independent 

component analysis. slides

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Keynote: Prof. Hubertus Axer, University Hospital Jena

Polarized light imaging: Method, results, and its relation to diffusion MRI. slides

13:50 Laurena Holleran, NUIG

Investigating crossing fibres in white matter using postmortem diffusion MRI and polarized light 


14:05 Natalie Forde, NUIG

The effect of clozapine on white matter in schizophrenia: A diffusion imaging and tractography 

study. slides

14.20 Dr. Andrew Fagan, Center for Advance Medical Imaging, St. James Hospital, Dublin. slides

14.35 Tea/Coffee

14:55 Keynote: Prof. Mara Cercignani, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Can diffusion measure brain connectivity? slides

15:45 Sinead Kelly, TCD

The impact of common schizophrenia risk variants on structural brain connectivity. slides

16:00 Jane McGrath, TCD

Brain structure, function and connectivity in autism spectrum disorders

16:15 Christopher Whelan, RCSI

DTI and GWAS in human epilepsy. slides

Thank you to our sponsors: The NUI Galway Millennium Conference Hosting Fund. The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway, Ireland ( The Centre for Advanced Medical Imaging, St. James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland ( Galway Neuroscience, NUI Galway (

2012 The IDIG Summer Symposium 

29th June 2012, Trinity Centre for Clinical Research, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin

Thank you to all who attended, our speakers and our funders The Meath Foundation. Click here for detailed programme

Speakers included: Prof. Kevin Mitchell, Dr. Hans Van Assen, Dr. Karla Miller, Dr. Caroline Daly, Prof. Gustav Strijkers, Dr. Xingfeng Li, Prof. Stefan Teipel.


2010 IDIG Spring Symposium

Monday, 26th April 2010 Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare St, Dublin city centre, Click here for detailed programme Speakers: Prof. James Gee, Dr Irene Kezele, Mr. Chris Mascott and Dr. Gary Hui Zhang.  

2009 IDIG Research Day

December 11th 2009, NUI Galway. Thank you to all our speakers, those who travelled to Galway and to our sponsors who made the day possible: The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway (, Servier Laboratories Ltd., Ireland (, & UCD Diagnostic Imaging and School of Medicine & Medical Science. Agenda and Speakers slides available here: AgendaDr. Nicholas DevaneyProf. Alexander Leemans: & Prof. Gareth Barker


2009 DTI Symposium

March 12th 2009, UCD. Thank you to all those who came along to our DTI symposium on 12th March at Newman House. The event was a great success and we were delighted to see so many people turn up to hear the interesting and exciting presentations on DTI and the latest research in the field. Click here for further information/flyer.Speakers: Dr Phil Cook: "Introduction to Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Dr Daniel Alexander : "Diffusion MRI Beyond The Tensor", Dr Patric Hagmann  : "Tractography and Clinical Applications". Location: Newman House, St Stephen's Green, Dublin City Centre

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