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UCL-BBK NIRS Training Course 2018

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This 2.5 day course is organised and run by Drs. Rob Cooper, Sarah Lloyd-Fox and Anna Blasi, and is sponsored by Gowerlabs Ltd. (www.gowerlabs.co.uk). The course will provide attendees with an introduction to all aspects of NIRS research, from theoretical considerations through experimental challenges to data analysis. The course is suitable for all researchers with an interest in NIRS applications in any population, but will be of particular benefit to those who are new to NIRS, and those whose research involves infants and children.

The course is structured as a series of lectures with examples to illustrate the topics discussed, combined with practical, hands-on sessions to give attendees the opportunity to practice what has been discussed in the lectures. The course will close with a guest lecture by Daniel Leff. Spaces are limited in this course to maximise value for attendees.

Given the interest we've received for the course and the limited spaces available, please register early.

Fees are £600.00 (£400.00 for students*) for the 2.5 day course.

*If it is less than two years since your PhD viva, you also qualify for the student rate.

The fees include refreshments during the course and one ticket for dinner.

Daniel Richard Leff
MBBS FRCS (Gen Surg) MS Oncoplastic (Distinction) PhD

Daniel is currently a Clinical Senior Lecturer working in the Departments of BioSurgery and Surgical Technology, the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery and the Cancer Research UK Centre at Imperial College London. He is an Honorary Consultant in Oncoplastic Surgeon working at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Daniel received his PhD in Surgery from Imperial College London in 2009, working under the supervision of Professor Ara Darzi and Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, in which he capitalised on functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study expertise development in surgeons by tracking longitudinal changes in prefrontal processing accompanying skills acquisition. Following his PhD, Daniel joined the Hamlyn Centre’s ‘Neuroergonomics and Perception Laboratory’ whose research remit is to evaluate surgeons brain function with a view to gaining insights into technical skills training, motor learning, and decision-making. Daniel’s recent focus has been in the detection of changes in brain function that can be used to differentiate high and low demand surgical tasks, facilitate workflow analysis, and which may indicate task induced cognitive burden. These factors if reliably detected may form the basis of intelligent feedback loops to realise brain computer interfacing and enhance patient safety. Daniel has published over 70 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals on subjects relating to the application of surgical technologies, assessment of cortical brain function and surgical oncology. Daniel’s research has been shortlisted for numerous prizes including the Hounsfield Prize (Imperial College London), British Journal of Surgery Prize (ABS), Patey Prize (SARS), and the young scientist award at MICCAI. He has attracted funding from Industry (Hitachi Medical Corp), the Academy of Medical Sciences and Wellcome Trust (AMS), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK).


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