About OHBM


The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is an international organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of the anatomical and functional organization of the human brain using neuroimaging. A primary function of the organization is to provide educational forums for the exchange of up-to-the-minute and groundbreaking research across neuroimaging methods and applications. OHBM achieves this through its member led committees and an Annual Meeting that is held in different locations throughout the world.

OHBM Mission

The purpose of the Society shall be to advance the understanding of the anatomical and functional organization of the human brain, and promote its medical and societal applications.

OHBM Will…

  • Bring together scientists of various backgrounds who are engaged in investigations relevant to human brain organization (such as MRI, fMRI, PET, EEG/MEG and other cutting edge approaches including, but not limited to, electrophysiology, preclinical imaging, neuroepidemiology, genetics); and
  • Engage in other activities to facilitate communication among these scientists and promote education in human brain organization.

OHBM HISTORY

It was 1995 when the first gathering of brain imagers convened in Paris, France to share science and discuss techniques and challenges in this newly emerging field. Organizers Bernard Mazoyer, Per Roland and Rudiger Seitz thought it would be a small meeting but this meeting resulted in over 800 people gathering in Paris to take part in the inaugural“International Conference on Human Brain Mapping”. The following year, a second event was held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and was organized by Jack Belliveau, David Kennedy and Bruce Rosen. During a memorable Boston conference town hall meeting (chaired by Alan Evans), the attendees expressed their interest in having a formal organization created. OHBM was officially incorporated in 1997 during the Copenhagen, Denmark meeting, when the general assembly approved the newly created by-laws (written by an ad hoc committee chaired by David Van Essen) and elected its first officers. The Human Brain Map database workshops organized by Peter Fox in the early nineties, and the two early international conferences provided the foundation and served as a catalyst for organizing those working in this growing and quickly changing area of neuroscience. The Annual Meeting of OHBM has become the premiere event in the brain mapping community attracting leading researchers and students alike. Since its inception, OHBM has continued to evolve in response to the needs of our members and student post-doc group in the field of human functional neuroimaging and its movement into the scientific mainstream.

2017
 

Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada

25-29, June
2016
 

Annual Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

26-30, June
 

Creation of Gender/Diversity Task Force

26-30, June
 

OHBM Replication Award created to recognize the best replication study.

26-30, June
 

OHBM Blog officially launched

26-30, June
 

Open Science Special Interest Group Approved

February
 

Student/Post Doc SIG Grandfathered in

February
2015
 

Annual Meeting in Honolulu, HI, USA

14-18, June
 

The OHBM Committee on Best Practice in Data Analysis and Sharing (COBIDAS) on MRI was created

14-18, June
 

OHBM OnDemand (online education platform) launched

14-18, June
 

China Chapter Created

June

OHBM approved the creation of the China Chapter

 

Korea Chapter Created

June

OHBM approved the creation of the Korea Chapter

2014
 

Annual Meeting in Hamburg, Germany

8-12, June
 

The Education in Neuroimaging Award

8-12, June

created to recognize significant contributions to education and training in the field of neuroimaging

 

Latin American Brain Mapping Networking (LABMAN) approved

June
 

Alpine Chapter (serving Austria and Switzerland) approved

December
 

Brain Research Society Turkey approved

December
2013
 

Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, USA

16-20, June
 

OHBM established the Glass Brain Award

16-20, June

to recognize lifetime achievement in the field of human brain mapping

2012
 

Annual Meeting in Beijing, China

10-14, June
2011
 

Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Canada

26-30, June
2010
 

Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain 

6-10, June
2009
 

Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA 

18-23, June
2008
 

Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia 

15-19, June
2007
 

Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, USA 

10-14, June
2006
 

Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy 

11-15, June
2005
 

Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

12-16, June
2004
 

Annual Meeting in Budapest, Hungary 

13-17, June
2003
 

Annual Meeting in New York, NY, USA 

18-23, June
2002
 

Annual Meeting in Sendai, Japan 

2001
 

Annual Meeting in Brighton, England 

2000
 

Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, USA 

1999
 

Annual Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany 

1998
 

Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada 

1997
 

General Assembly in Copenhagen, Denmark 

 

Official bylaws approved and first officers elected, creating OHBM 

1996
 

The second international meeting on human brain mapping held in Boston, MA, USA 

 

Decision made to create a formal human brain mapping organization

1995
 

Bernard Mazoyer, Per Rolan and Ridiger Seitz organize the first meeting on human brain imaging in Paris, France 

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