SPM Courses

London, May & October 2018

The FIL SPM course on using Statistical Parametric Mapping for neuroimaging is held each May and October as part of the Institute of Neurology's short course programme.

Since 2010, we provide two separate SPM courses reflecting the different imaging modalities. There is a three-day course on SPM for EEG/MEG followed by the long-established three-day course on SPM for fMRI/VBM/PET. Both courses are suitable for beginners and more advanced users. We advise students to gain at least some minimal familiarity with the methodology, for example, from reading introductory articles available from the SPM web page or by following data analysis examples in the SPM manual.

The next SPM course in London will take place on 7-9 May 2018 (M/EEG) and 10-12 May 2018 (fMRI/VBM).

Externally organised SPM courses

Other SPM courses are organised around the world at different times of year and in different languages. If you do organise one, please let us know so that it can be listed here.

Zurich SPM course, Switzerland, 2019
This three-day course, which is held annually since 2007, offers a comprehensive coverage of all MRI-related aspects of SPM.
Course material for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Hamburg SPM 2017 - Course for functional Imaging, 25-27 September 2017
The 20th SPM course in Hamburg will be held at the University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf with courses for beginners and experts (teaching language: german!)
In addition a satellite workshop for a basic matlab course and an addiotional course for the CAT12 toolbox is available.
More information and program:
More information about the CAT Toolbox course held by Prof. Christian Gaser:
Utrecht SPM course, The Netherlands, 24-27 October 2017
This yearly fMRI course is organized by researchers from UMC Utrecht, Utrecht University and guest lecturers from other universities. The course comprises the basics of fMRI (3-day course) and is extended with parallel practical Advanced topic practical sessions (1 1/2 day), which can be booked separately. The parallel topics of this year are Resting state functional connectivity and Machine learning / Multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA). A half-day basic SPM scripting course is also available.
The course is accessible to researchers worldwide, and intended for researchers entering the field of fMRI (basics course) or willing to learn a specific advanced analysis (advanced course). The course consists of theoretical sessions and supervised hands on practical sessions on every day. For the practicals, SPM12 is used for data analysis through a number of assignments. Participants will need to bring their own laptop with a matlab licence for the practical sessions.
More information and registration:
SPM Workshops at the Martinos Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA:
MRN fMRI Image Acquisition and Analyses Course, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA:

Slides of previous courses

The latest course material are from 2017 (fMRI/VBM) and 2017 (MEEG).

Archive: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2005 (USA), 2006, 2007, 2008 (May), 2008 (October), 2009 (May), 2009 (October), 2009 (MEEG), 2010 (fMRI), 2010 (MEEG), 2010 (Vancouver), 2010 (October), 2011 (Brussels) May 2011 (fMRI), May 2011 (MEEG), Oct 2011 (fMRI), 2012 (MEEG, Lyon), May 2012 (fMRI/VBM), 2012 (MEEG), Oct 2012 (fMRI/VBM), May 2013 (fMRI/VBM), May 2013 (MEEG), Oct 2013 (fMRI/VBM), May 2014 (fMRI/VBM), May 2014 (MEEG), Jan 2015 (MEG-UK), May 2015 (fMRI/VBM), May 2015 (MEEG), Oct 2015 (fMRI/VBM), May 2016 (MEEG), Oct 2016 (fMRI/VBM), May 2017 (MEEG), Oct 2017 (fMRI/VBM).

These can be viewed using the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer for Windows or the multi-platform LibreOffice.


Online videos are now available, recorded at the May 2011 SPM for fMRI/PET/VBM course and at the May 2012 SPM for MEG/EEG course.

Higher quality versions of the videos can be obtained on a DVD available for purchase.

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