rTMS course for Professionals

rTMS course for Professionals: rTMS in Depression and new developments
2-Day Course

This course is for academics and clinicians who want to use the technique of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) combined with psychotherapy (e.g. cognitive behavourial therapy) for the treatment of depression, OCD and other indications as well as for researchers who want to use rTMS in research-settings.

Advanced topics, such as the use of EEG and QEEG to predict and optimize rTMS treatment, other neuromodulation techniques (tDCS, tACS) as well as sleep problems and chronobiology will also be covered. During this course there is ample time dedicated to hands-on training with different types of rTMS equipment (MagVenture, Magstim, Deymed DuoMag, Mag & More), supervised by one of our experienced rTMS specialists.

For further background reading material also see our recent review on rTMS in depression. A full list of relevant scientific publications can be found here.

The 2-day course will have a focus on:

  • The use and theoretical background of rTMS in clinical practice
  • Working mechanism of TMS and safety aspects
  • The use of rTMS in the treatment of depression
  • An overview of the use of rTMS in other disorders
  • The use of EEG and QEEG along with rTMS for safety aspects, the prediction of treatment outcomes and markers for responders/non-responders.
  • Other neuromodulation techniques such as tDCS and tACS/tRNS.

In addition to the theoretical part, there will be time dedicated to hands-on practice for various protocols and applications on different TMS machines (MagVenture, Magstim, Deymed DuoMag, Mag & More). There will be room for discussion and the newest findings from our own experience in clinical practice will be shared. This course is most suitable for clinicians, psychiatrists and psychologists who have basic knowledge of neuroscience and consider using rTMS treatment in their own practices. Also researchers wanting to use rTMS in their studies are welcome.

The course is offered in Niijemen, Holland:

  • 28 February - 1 March, 2018
  • 24- 25 May, 2018
  • 25-26 October, 2018
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