Advanced Hands-On TMS Symposium

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is one of the fastest growing therapies in Psychiatry. Earn CME credits while learning about the latest advances including new applications pending FDA approval.

Course Summary

This course, which was developed by leading clinicians and researchers, provides practical, up-to-date information to Psychiatrists, 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 gain hands-on experience with TMS devices currently cleared for clinical use by the FDA.

The teaching methods employed for this symposium will be Case Presentation with Learner Participation, Panel Discussion, Simulated or Live Patient,
Lecture with Q&A, Small Group Discussion/Roundtable, and Hands-on Demonstration (with TMS Devices). This symposium is geared to Physicians and Allied Health Personal 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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
  • Identify cultural factors related to patient selection

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Workshop Dates

September 7th-10th, 2017 in San Francisco, CA

Course Registration

Course Price: $2,995
Residents and Technician Price: $1,995

Featured Faculty

Faculty at the Symposium has acclaimed teaching credentials from universities and facilities such as the Mayo Clinic, Duke, Stanford, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and UCLA.

Richard A. Bermudes, MD
Ian A. Cook, MD
Paul E. Croarkin, DO
Mark A. Demitrack, MD
Jonathan Downar, MD
Mark S. George, MD
Philip G. Janicak, MD
Karl I. Lanocha, MD
Shawn M. McClintock PhD, MSCS
Nolan Williams, MD


The conference will be held at the
Grand Hyatt San Francisco: Union Square

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