Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - October 17-19, 2020

October 17, 2020 to October 19, 2020

Course Description The 3-day course offers intensive training on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is an FDA-cleared treatment for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and migraines. Sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine, it includes didactic sessions and handson 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. The course cost is $2,600 for all participants. and-neurophysiology 2020 Course Dates The fellowship is currently offered on a quarterly basis.

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: 
10/17/2020 - 8:30am
Activity Ends: 
10/19/2020 - 5:00pm
Durham, NC 27701
United States

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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