Event / Workshop

CED AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND Training Days 13 Oct 2016




Thursday 9th and Friday 10th of December


The training days are for users and prospective users of Spike2 and Signal. The courses are designed so that delegates can attend either one or both days. There are two separate core “threads”, each consisting of four sessions of approximately one hour on both days, with some optional workshop sessions planned. For those wanting more, a general workshop will run for an hour after the last session on Thursday, and there is an ‘early bird’ session over coffee for an hour before the formal start on Friday morning.

The program includes a worked examples session for Spike2 and a workshop detailing the new features in Signal for patch, voltage and dynamic clamping. Popular sessions such as the Analysis section of the Spike2 thread are delivered over two sessions, as there is too much to digest in a single session. Workshops are designed with small groups in mind to discuss how CED systems can help in the recording and analysis of specific data types. Often we ‘create’ an experiment using attendee’s data or our own examples. Please bring along any data you would like to look at. Scripts can also be written to illustrate analyses not covered by built-in functions.

Organisers: Danny Eckert (NeuRA), Agnieszka Iwasiw (Symbiotic Devices AUST & NZ) and


Simon Gray

Program Day 1

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
10.30 Meet and Greet – Coffee
11.00 Move to Seminar room and begin workshop
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Session 2
16.00 Coffee Break
16.15 Session 3
18.00 Close Day 1

Program Day 2
Friday, December 9th, 2016
9.30 Morning Coffee
10.00 Move to Seminar room and begin workshop
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Session 2
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Session 3
17.30 Close Day 2


To register for the CED Australia and New Zealand Training Days please click here.

For online payments please click here.


Event / Workshop

ACNS EEG-fMRI Early Satellite Workshop 14 Sep 2016


HMRI/ University of Newcastle, NSW, AUSTRALIA


20th – 22nd November 2016

Concurrent EEG-fMRI can:
·         overcome the inherit sensitivity limitations of both EEG and fMRI
·         enable the investigation of underlying mechanisms and cortical development
·         assist with identification of generators and mapping of the cortical network and cognitive function,
With applications in the fields of epilepsy research, anaesthesiology, pain research and in the greater areas of cognitive science and neuroscience. However, technical and methodological challenges regarding acquisition of good quality data and subject safety can preclude the use of concurrent EEG-fMRI.

This Symposium and workshop aim to provide theoretical and practical training about deriving EEG in the MR environment, and to offer ideas about how concurrent EEG-fMRI can be used to answer scientific and clinical questions.

Organisers: Bryan Paton (University of Newcastle), Vinh Nguyen (QIMR Berghofer), Agnieszka Iwasiw (Symbiotic Devices AUST & NZ) and Brain Products GmbH, Germany

EEG-fMRI Symposium

Dr. Vinh Nguyen, Research officer,

QIMR Berghofer

Dr. Nguyen was awarded a PhD degree of Computational Neuroscience at Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland in 2014 under the supervision of A. Prof Ross Cunnington and Prof. Michael Breakspear. The PhD project examined neural responses across modalities with a focus on the integration of EEG and fMRI to inform brain functions of 1) the visual system during face perception, and  2) the motor system during the preparation of voluntary actions.
Dr. Nguyen is currently a postdoc research scientist in the System Neuroscience Group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute working under the lab of Dr. Christine Guo. His recent work involves the use of neuroimaging and physiological recordings to study brain functions during naturalistic experiment paradigms (i.e. movie and music viewing), and the breakdown of those brain functions in patients with mental illnesses.

Dr Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Rutherford Discovery / Senior Research Fellow
Schools of Pharmacy and Psychology, University of Auckland

Suresh completed his PhD in psychology at the University of Auckland in 2005 after which he joined the newly established Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2014 Suresh received a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship and has returned to Auckland where he works in both the School of Pharmacy (Medicine) and School of Psychology (Science). Suresh’s main research interests are in understanding how drugs alter brain activity and in developing methodologies to measure these changes in both healthy individuals and patient groups. His studies have involved a range of compounds including hallucinogens (ketamine, LSD, psilocybin), anaesthetics (propofol, dexmedetomidine), anti-epileptics (vigabatrin, perampanel, tiagabine) and GABA-enhancers (benzodiazepines, zolpidem, gaboxadol). Suresh’s research has used a wide-range of neuroimaging techniques including magnetoencephalography, electroencephalography, functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Since returning to Auckland his research group have been using simultaneous EEG/fMRI to measure drug action in the brain.

Mr Aaron Warren,

Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health Department, UK

Aaron is currently a third year PhD student in the Department of Medicine (Austin Health)/Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, under the supervision of Dr John Archer, Dr David Abbott, and Prof Graeme Jackson. His PhD focuses on applying  EEG-fMRI techniques to identify markers of neural network dysfunction in children with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe epilepsy phenotype associated with intractable seizures and cognitive regression (‘epileptic encephalopathy’).

Dr David Carmichael, Reader in Neuroimaging and Biophysics
UCL Institute of Child Health

David Carmichael is an MRI Physicist who following a PhD in medical physics at UCL  (2000-2004) has worked on using new combinations of imaging techniques to measure and understand the human brain across spatial and temporal scales. His main focus over the last few years has been on combined measurements of electrophysiology via EEG and functional MRI and quantitative structural MRI. In particular he has worked on technical advances such as the combination of intracranial EEG with fMRI in humans and the development of motion insensitive EEG-fMRI. He is also engaged in a program of work in the application of these methods to study of children with epilepsy who are treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. EEG-fMRI is important in this context by allowing the non-invasive identification and characterisation of epileptogenic brain networks.

EEG-fMRI Symposium Program
When:   1pm, 20th November 2016
Location:  University of Newcastle
Format 45-60 min talks

EEG-fMRI Workshop
Nicola Soldati, PhD, Brain Products GmbH
Dr Vinh Nguyen, QIMR Berghofer
Agnieszka Iwasiw, Symbiotic Devices

 For program and further information

Register Now for the ACNS EEG-fMRI Early Satellite Workshop.

For online payments please click here.


Event / News and Development / Workshop

IASP – 16th World Congress on Pain 05 Sep 2016

I’m pleased to share with you some updates regarding the coming IASP congress (Yokohama Japan, Sep. 26-30):

For the first time, Medoc will present in an 18sqm booth size (#660&#661), and will show the following systems:
* Q-Sense CPM
* Pathway Model CHEPS
* Q-Sense
Our main focus will be our newest technologies: Pain modulation using a dual probe technology and our latest published normative data for CHEPS.


Our digital promotion will start soon, and we kindly ask you to take an active part!
* Use the IASP digital signature (pls find attached and instructions below)
* Like & share the posts on LinkedIn and Facebook
* Forward the e-blast to your data base
* Talk to attendees
 from your region and invite them to visit our booth and experience our latest technologies LIVE
* Tell us who will join IASP and we’ll welcome them at the booth
* Join us at the exhibition

Pre-congress promotion is important to all of us: It can maximize the traffic to our booth during the congress and it can also awake awareness 
today for any thoughts or unmet needs of our clients.
It is a reason to talk and to interact.
A joint effort is the best way to spread the news so stay tuned… We’ll begin in September.

About the IASP:
IASP – 16th World Congress on Pain will be held in Yokohama, Japan during September 26-30, 2016.
The World Congress provides state-of-the-art learning opportunities on a wide array of topics in pain research and treatment. Thousands of the world’s leading experts and top researchers will share their thoughts,
research and findings. This year congress is expected to host over 5000 attendees worldwide.
You’re welcome to review the program attached with the sessions topics and main lecturers.

For further information click here

Event / Workshop

5th NNI EMG-AFT-Neuromuscular Ultrasound Workshop 04 Nov 2015

Our partners Cadwell will be exhibiting the Sierra Summit, Easy III, Arc Alterna & the Cascade Pro.
Michal Holub, Anita Kharbteng and MedSci Research & Supply, our Singapore distributor; will be at the exhibit.

Visit the Cadwell booth for product demonstrations!

For more information about the Workshop Click Here

Event / News and Development / Workshop

EEG/TMS, EEG/ERP and BrainVision Analyzer Sessions 15 Oct 2015


Symbiotic Devices would love for you to join us at the official workshop of the ACNS in conjunction with University of Auckland! Numbers are limited, please register by the 31st of October 2015, this workshop is not to be missed!

Register Now

Participation and Workshops Material
The participation fee is AU $150 (ex. GST) for one or all three sessions, and includes all workshop material (incl. computers, software, dongle, etc.) as well as the workshop social on the evening of November 25th.

All payments should be made to Symbiotic Devices:

EFT details:
ANZ Bank, 271 Police Road, Mulgrave, Victoria, 3170
Account Name: Symbiotic Devices Pty Ltd (ACN 150 279 315) AFT Symbiotic Devices Family Trust (ABN 39 089 894 745)
BSB: 013271
Account Number: 476903256

Payments by credit card (Mastercard and Visa) will also be accepted, please contact us on: +61 1300 934 947 to arrange payment.


Session One:Optimising combined EEG and TMS measurement.
Practical workshop on Image-guided neuronavigation for TMS and multimodal imaging (combined EEG-TMS): setup, data acquisition and artifact minimisation.

During this session you will work with the following:
TMS compatible BrainAmp DC and BrainCap with Multitrodes, BrainSight TMS Neuronavigation and Deymed TMS

Welcome and coffee

9.00 am ~ 11.00am – Introduction to TMS (theoretical)
  • Invited speaker Jared Horvath
  • Overview of TMS and introduction to TMS equipment
  • Introduction to MRI guided Neuronavigation and its added value to TMS
  • Demonstration and hands-on MRI guided TMS using the BrainSight TMS Neuronavigation
  • Question Time
Lunch1.00pm ~ 3.00pm – Introduction to combined EEG and TMS

  • Challenges of combined EEG and TMS application
  • Demonstration of subject preparation and cap preparation
  • Online EEG-TMS data aquisition
  • TMS induced artifacts and solutions
  • Question Time
Session Two:Advanced EEG/ERP signal recording
Theory and hands-on session: EEG/ERP data acquisition, recording systems, recording with emphasis on exact timing of the simulation and individual channel localisation.

During this session you will work with the following:
actiCHamp Active electrode system, StimTrak, Photo Sensor and CapTrak

Welcome and coffee

9.00am ~ 11.00am – Theory and hands-on session: EEG/ERP data acquisition, recording systems, recording with emphasis on exact timing of the simulation and individual channel localisation.

Session Three:

BrainVision Analyzer2
Overview of BrainVision Analyzer2, ERP Analysis methods and artifact rejection.

During this session you will work with the following:
BrainVision Analyzer2

1.00pm ~ 3.00pm – ERP analysis

  • Including pre-processing, artifact handling, calculation of individual and group averages, visualization and result export and Introduction to Wavelet analysis.
  • Tricks around BrainVision Analyzer 2
  • BrainVision Analyzer2 complementary technologies: extending the capabilities of the BrainVision Analyzer2
  • Question Time
3.00pm ~ 3.15pm – Coffee break3.15pm ~ 5.30pm – Session 3 Continued

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