DS2A is use at Paris workshop

Upcoming Conference & Event Schedule for 2024

We have a busy few months ahead of us, with a mixture of research conferences and workshops for basic research and clinical neuroscience. While we won’t be attending all of these events, we will be providing promotional materials, including brochures, and in the case of some workshops, helping with equipment loans.

European Meeting on Human Fear Conditioning

Digitimer is proud to sponsor the 2024 European Meeting on Human Fear Conditioning.  This year the meeting is being hosted in the Dutch town of Heeze from May 6th to 8th.  The conference is organised by the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University (The Netherlands) with the cooperation of the Centre for the Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology, division of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of KU Leuven (Belgium).

This year’s keynote presenter is prof. em. Omer Van den Bergh, a pioneer of human conditioning research in Belgium.  He is widely known for investigating how conditioning mechanisms influence somatic sensations and symptoms, including conditioning with CO2-enriched air to mimic hyperventilation and panic. Using a predictive-processing framework, his later work focuses on understanding how symptoms are processed by the brain in interaction with individual difference variables such as threat sensitivity, and how this impacts the relationship with signals from the peripheral body. Omer’s keynote will set the stage for discussing the role of interoception in fear conditioning and anxiety disorders during EMHFC 2024.

nerve excitability workshop

Aarhus Excitability Workshop

Once again, we are delighted to be able to attend and provide some logistical support to the Aarhus Excitability Workshop, organised by James (Tim Howells) and Hatice Tankisi.  As with previous events, the aim of the workshop, running from 8th to 10th May, is to provide a good grounding in the theory and practice of nerve, muscle and cortical excitability testing, and in the analysis and interpretation of nerve excitability data. By the end of the course, all participants should be able to make Qtrac/Trond recordings of multiple excitability properties to a publishable standard and good degree of reproducibility.  The course will give a good introduction to the biophysical basis of the excitability measures recorded and an appreciation of the difficulties as well as possibilities for interpreting abnormal recordings.  The practical aspects of the workshop will use Digitimer DS5 stimulators, D440 EMG amplifiers and our Humbug Noise Eliminator.  Digitimer will also introduce our new D501 Isolated Temperature Monitor to participants, demonstrating how it can be used to continuously monitor the temperature of a subject during a threshold tracking protocol.

Paris Spring School – Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience

Held from 15th May – 28th May 2024, Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience, provides lectures and hands-on training for international students interested in these techniques.

The intensive programme relies on an expert team of scientists who act as course faculty members.  Of course, demonstrations and practical classes rely on equipment that is rapidly assembled into complex electrophysiology and imaging rigs and this is where Digitimer helps.

Once again we will supply multiple DS2A constant voltage electrical stimulators, a Narishige PC-100 Pipette Puller and our two channel D400-2 Noise Eliminator, just in case there are some stubborn mains noise problems to overcome.  This year we will also be supplying a prototype of our new SPP-100 Extracellular Amplifier, so the workshop attendees can put it through its paces.

DS2A is use at Paris workshop
UK Sensorimotor Conference 2024 Cambridge Image

UK Sensorimotor Conference 2024

Following on from the success of last year’s UK Sensorimotor Meeting in Newcastle, the UK Sensorimotor Meeting 2024 will be held on Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th June in Cambridge and Digitimer will be exhibiting at this three day meeting.  The UK Sensorimotor Conference was created as a collaboration between a number of UK institutions and researchers in the field of sensorimotor neuroscience as a vehicle to enhance knowledge, share expertise, and forge meaningful connections within the scientific community, with a particular focus on providing beneficial opportunities for trainees and early career scientists.

The scope of the meeting is wide ranging: from animal studies through human and clinical work, to robotics and computational neuroscience. Areas of focus include sensory processing, neural control of movement and sensorimotor integration and combines clinical, physiological, neuroimaging, developmental, psychophysical and computational approaches.

With a focus on inclusivity and interdisciplinary collaboration, the conference welcomes participants from diverse academic backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives.  It will offer trainees opportunities for presenting a short-talk or poster presentation.

The conference will offer a fantastic opportunity for pre-PhDs to PIs to share their recent work with the UK Sensorimotor community. There will be keynote presentations and plenty of opportunities to meet and converse with colleagues in the sensorimotor neuroscience field. We will be offering the opportunity to apply for both short-talks (10 minutes) and poster presentations