The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is the primary international organization dedicated to neuroimaging research. The organization was created in 1995, and due to the explosion in the field of human functional neuroimaging and its movement into the scientific mainstream, it has evolved into one of the largest organizations serving the Brain Mapping community. One of the primary functions of the organization is to provide an educational forum that initiates the exchange of up-to-the-minute and groundbreaking research across modalities exploring Human Brain Mapping. It does this through a growing membership and an annual conference held in differing locations throughout the world.
With its tradition of alternating meetings between North America, Asia and Europe, the meeting attracts over 2,500 attendees each year. The work presented at the conference typically employs brain scanning techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, SPECT or methods such as EEG, MEG or Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Since the human brain mapping field is cross-disciplinary, OHBM members and attendees range from neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists to physicists, engineers, and statisticians. Immense growth and dramatic new findings continue to characterize the organization.
Membership in the organization is growing and the meeting continues to be one of the most significant neuroimaging conferences for those in the field. The OHBM Annual Meeting boasts a combination of exciting scientific programs and social events, all tailored to the city the meeting is being held.