This course, which was developed by leading clinicians and researchers, provides practical, up-to-date information to physicians and allied health professionals who are interested in the clinical use of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation).
Course content will address the science underlying the mechanism of action of TMS, the data demonstrating the efficacy of TMS in treatment-resistant major depressive disorder, and the evidence for the safety of TMS. Additional topics will address practical issues of patient selection, initial treatment planning, patient management during and after an acute course of TMS therapy, and the use of standardized measures to assess patient outcome. The development of TMS technology and TMS coil design will be reviewed. Practical administration of TMS in a clinical setting and insurance reimbursement for TMS will be discussed. Data regarding the efficacy of TMS in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders other than depression will be reviewed along with new developments in TMS and other emerging brain stimulation and neuromodulation technologies.
Finally, participants will have the opportunity to watch videos with hands-on instruction for TMS devices currently cleared for clinical use by the FDA.
The presentational method for this activity is Case Presentation with Learner Participation, Panel Discussion, Lecture with Q&A, Hands-On Demonstration (with TMS Devices), and Simulated Patient. This Internet Activity Enduring Material is geared to Physicians and Allied Health Personnel interested in the administration of TMS for depression. This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.
- Explain the mechanism of action of TMS
- Identify appropriate patients for TMS
- Identify the risks and side effects of TMS
- Manage patients during TMS
- Define the role of the TMS treater in TMS
- Identify and manage common TMS complications
- Define the requirements for setting up a clinical TMS service
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) through the joint providership of CME Consultants and TMS Health Education. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME® to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Consultants designates this Internet Activity Enduring Material for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Original release date: 11/21/16. Termination date: 11/21/18.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), please call TMS Health Education at 844-867-8445 should you require special assistance.
Brainsway, Magstim, MagVenture, and Neuronetics have provided in-kind support for this activity.
Resident and Technician Price: $495
CME Consultants designated this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Buy the online course, take the live course later
Not sure if you are able to attend the live Hands-On TMS Symposium, but want to get started learning about administering TMS now? Sign up for the online course now, and we will apply what you have already paid towards the your tuition for the live course.