Chair Message

Dear colleagues;

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 9th Iranian Human Brain Mapping Congress held at Shahid Beheshti University from 3rd to 5th of February 2024. Shahid Beheshti University is the fastest growing university in Iran with emphasis on human resources and new technologies. Moreover, it is one of the major centers and pioneers of brain mapping science in Iran.

Interest in Brain Mapping has grown considerably since we started this annual meeting. Given the interdisciplinary nature of brain mapping science, each year we welcome scientists with different backgrounds including neuroscience, medical sciences, bioengineering, mathematics, biophysics, psychology, computer science, etc. It has become the highlight of our activity when students and senior researchers, clinicians, scientists, policymakers and policy users are all getting together to discuss new findings and advanced technologies in the field of brain sciences. Our main endeavor is to give inspiration to the younger generation by those who dedicated their lives to the advancement of science alleviating human suffering.

This year we continue our slogan “Brain Mapping: From Molecule to Medicine”. We are aspiring to provide a medium for both domestic and world-renowned scientists to discuss and collaborate to obtain a better understanding of the nervous system and related diseases. If brain mapping has taught us only one thing, that would be the importance of networks for optimal functioning. For this reason and many more, we welcome international scientific collaboration. Iran has so much to offer in neuroscience in general, and brain mapping in particular. There is a wealth of talent and energy among our educated youth which should be put into good causes with appropriate mentorship and guidance. In recent years, many high-quality clinical types of research have been published in prestigious medical journals because of access to a wide range of patients and their keen participation in research. We hope that this can be extended into clinical neuroscience as well.

I encourage you to engage with our participants to develop your line of contact and establish new networks to enhance your research. If there is anything that I can do to help, do not hesitate to contact me. I hope you enjoy the program and social interaction.

Mojtaba Zarei, MD, PhD, FRCP

Program chair of IHBM 2024


Conference organizers