Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Oct 24-26, 2015
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).
Cancellation Policy: The course registration fee is $2,500USD. Payment is due by one month before the course start date. A written notice of cancellation must be received 30 days prior to the start of this activity. A 10% cancellation fee will be assessed at that time; after that date, cancellation requests cannot be honored.
- State the rationale for the use of TMS in depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other off-label conditions
- Explain regulatory issues and policies concerning TMS
- Name the two main components of transcranial magnetic stimulation devices
- Operate 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
- Outline steps necessary to set up a TMS service/lab
- 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 20.00 Attendance