OCNS clinical computational SIG: meet and greet, initial discussions

Hi there!

I would like to start a clinical computational SIG.

This could be a meeting place for everyone interested in clinical applications of computational neuroscience, both from the clinical and theoretical side. Ideally we could bring all perspectives together. We could discuss current roadblocks to translating models into clinical research and ways to overcome these. Ideally we would propose a workshop focussed on clinical computational neuroscience. If you have other interests and ideas, please let’s discuss!

So if you want to bring more „clinics“ into computational neuroscience, please shortly introduce yourself—what you do, what your interests are; and follow that up with what you’d like to see the SIG do.

Best wishes

Xenia

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Hey Xenia!
I am Ashmita Reddy, medical undergrad and clinical researcher, my research work aims to diagnose psychiatric disorders using AI and nonivasive biomarkers. I would love to be a part of your Clinical Computational SIG.
Best,
Ashmita

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Hi Xenia,
That sounds like a good idea!
I am a Physics Engineer by training, did a PhD in clinical neurosciences (mainly focussing on multiple sclerosis) and I am currently appointed as senior research fellow. I guess computational neurosciences would be a big added value moving fields like clinical neurophysiology from describing a difference between a diseased population and a healthy population towards a model-based understanding of where that difference may have emerged.

In the past few years, I have noticed how difficult it is (1) to collect multimodal data that is suitable for these models (2) devise an adequate preprocessing pipeline for different modalities and (3) find computational models that are as simple as possible but sufficiently complex to model the effect of interest. Especially (2) seems difficult when working with clinical populations as many methods are ‘mainly’ developed using healthy subjects and I have the feeling their validity goes down quite quickly in clinical populations.

So, for me, a clinical computational SIG could discuss such issues and should connect people working with different modalities to move forward a bit quicker :slight_smile:

All the best,

Jeroen

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Interesting
@Hisham @om

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Dear Jeroen and Ashmita,

thanks for your messages. Looking forward to discussing with you- it is really nice to have people from different fields! Also, Jeroen, all the points that you raised should be discussed in the SIG to evaluate potential solutions.

The clinical computational SIG will be announced soon via the OCNS mailing list to increase its visibility. As soon as we have a decent group size (of about eight) we can meet up virtually for a first discussion.

To anyone who is interested but does not want to publicly introduce him/herself, please send me a private message so that I become aware of your interest in this SIG.

Best wishes,
Xenia

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