Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation July 29-31,2023

July 29, 2023 to July 31, 2023

The 3-day course offers intensive training on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is an FDA-cleared treatment for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, migraines, and smoking cessation. Sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine, it includes didactic sessions and hands-on administration of TMS. The didactic sessions with the TMS faculty of Duke University cover all topics relevant to running a TMS clinical service and a TMS research lab, including: device principles and types; the neuroscience of TMS; 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.

Target Audience

  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale for the use of TMS in depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and off-label conditions
  • Discuss regulatory issues and policies concerning TMS
  • Identify the two main components of transcranial magnetic stimulation devices
  • Discuss how to use the TMS device and correctly use it to determine the optimal site and motor threshold
  • Describe the findings from TMS research in imaging and motor cortex excitability studies
  • Apply the indications for use of TMS in depression
  • Identify the risks and side effects of TMS and describe how to conduct a safety screening
  • Design a protocol for seizure management during TMS administration
  • Identify steps necessary to set up a TMS service/lab
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 20.00 Attendance
  • 20.00 JA Credit - AH
    • 20.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
07/29/2023 - 8:30am EDT
Activity Ends: 
07/31/2023 - 6:00pm EDT
Durham, NC 27701
United States
  • WuWei (Wayne) Feng
  • Bruce M. Luber
  • Sandeep Vaishnavi
  • Shawn McClintock
  • Leah Fryml
  • Colleen Hanlon
  • Asa Cordle
  • Andrada Neacsiu
  • ANCC
  • Nurse Practioners
  • Physicians

Available Credit

  • 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 20.00 Attendance
  • 20.00 JA Credit - AH
    • 20.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
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