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behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure and privilege to
invite you to the 2nd International Symposium on Nonivasive Functional
Source Imaging within the Human Brain and Heart, in Zagreb,
Croatia, September 3-7, 1999.
We are proud to carry on the tradition established at the First Austrian Symposium
on Noninvasive Magnetic and Electrical Source Imaging within the Human
Heart and Brain, held in Graz, (NFSI-97). The goal of this series of biannual
international symposia is to promote the research and use of noninvasive
functional imaging techniques such as MEG/MCG, EEG/ECG, fMRI, TMS both
in basic and clinical applications.
The NFSI-99 Symposium is aimed at gathering scientists from widely differing
backgrounds but a shared vision of a multidisciplinary approach to assess
brain and heart functions in health and disease. While considering a wide
spectrum of topics ranging from data acquisition to data interpretation,
we would like to preserve a strong emphasis on data analysis and evaluation
of emerging modeling strategies. In order to pursue both a scientific and
an educational mission with this meeting we are planning to have in addition
to oral and poster session, invited and tutorial lectures, workshops on
modeling and clinical applications, and a round table on the prospective
and current worldwide initiatives related to the noninvasive functional
We are delighted to welcome you in Croatia. Zagreb, the NFSI-99 host city,
first appeared on European maps in 1094 AD, when it became the seat of
bishopric. Zagreb grew up on two neighboring hills: Kaptol - the center
of spiritual life of north-western Croatia, and Gradec - the settlement
of skillful tradesmen and craftsmen. Now days Zagreb is a city of one million
inhabitants. It is the political and administrative as well as cultural,
scientific, and economic center of the Republic of Croatia.
We look forward to seeing you in Zagreb.