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After 2 years delay due to the pandemic, we are happy to announce the next in-person meeting of the Society for functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy will be held in


October 9-12 2022

While we hope everyone will be able to participate in person, we are planning an hybrid format with live streaming

Following the tradition of previous biennial meetings, fNIRS Boston will bring together scientists from all over the world to present and discuss the latest developments and advances in diffuse optics for the study of the human brain.

The aims are to identify new opportunities for fNIRS, to delineate the key challenges facing the field and to identify strategies to overcome these challenges.

The program will span the topics of hardware development, data analysis and algorithms, computational neuroscience and neuroscience applications, clinical applications, neonatal, pediatric applications and neurodevelopment neuroscience, cognitive and social neuroscience, and global fNIRS.

Our goal is to present the cutting edge technology and the novel discoveries of the field.

The objectives of the meeting are:

Discuss recent milestone discoveries

Nurture novel applications

Disseminate novel data analysis method

Provide best practice guidelines

Support clinical translation

Promote adoption of emerging technologies

Combine imaging techniques

Foster discussion and collaboration


Mari Franceschini

Harvard Medical School, USA

Conference Chair

Ippeita Dan

Chuo University,  Japan

Program Chair

Sabrina Brigadoi

 University of Padova, Italy

Virtual Program Chair

Meryem Yucel

Boston University, USA

Educational Program Chair

Program Committee

Gemma Bale, University of Cambridge, UK

Jeff Dunn, University of Calgary, Canada

Turgut Durduran, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain

Lauren Emberson, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

David Highton, The University of Queensland, Australia

Joy Hirsch, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CO, USA

Kaja Jasińska, University of Toronto, Canada

Adam Liebert, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Rickson Mesquita, University of Campinas, Brazil

Yasuyo Minagawa, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan

Haijing Niu, Beijing Normal University, China

Yumie Ono, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Felipe Orihuela-Espina, University of Birmingham, UK

Stephane Perrey, Université de Montpellier, France

Sungho Tak, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, South Korea

October 8-9 2022

Pre-Conference Educational Course

For 2 days preceding the conference we will held an educational course with regular lectures and parallel sessions to provide mini-courses and hands-on demonstrations on more focused topics


George Sherman Union, Boston University

International travel

You will want fly to Boston Logan airpor


Links to Hotels near Boston University

Health and safety

We are working to provide a safe event

Supported by National Institute of Health