Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - April 29-May 1, 2017

The 3-day course offers intensive training on the FDA-cleared treatment for major depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).  Sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine, includes didactic sessions and hands-on administration of TMS.  The didactic sessions with the TMS faculty of Duke University and University of Texas Southwestern cover all topics relevant to running a TMS clinical service and a TMS research lab, including: new developments in motor threshold determination, treatment technique, stimulus dosing, risks, complications and contraindications, safety screening, post TMS management and continuation treatment, clinical and non-clinical research applications, and emerging brain stimulation techniques (e.g., magnetic seizure therapy).

Course details

  • Activity type: Course
  • Attendance: 20.00
  • JA Credit: 20.00
  • Registration Opens: Sat, Apr 29 2017
  • Registration Expires: Sun, Apr 29 2018
  • Cost: $0.00


Duke (Clinics) South
5th Floor Red Zone
Durhum, NC

Learning objectives

  • Understand the basic principles of TMS technology to enable rational choice and safe use of device
  • Apply the indications for the use of TMS in depression
  • State the the rationale for the use of TMS in depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other off-label conditions
  • Outline steps necessary to set up TMS service/lab
  • Describe post-TMS maintenance strategies


Target Audience

Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioner

Activity Director

Sarah H. Lisanby