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By Lucille Watts 24 May, 2017
Maastricht University European Clinical TMS Certification Course 2018.

London Clinical Certification Course, 14th-16th March 2018 -  New Date Released.

Following the success of the first London Clinical TMS Course in March 2017, Ectron are pleased to announce that the popular course held at Maastricht University will be offered again in London during March 2018.

Researchers, Clinicians, and Academics from Maastricht University provide the renowned three-day European TMS Certification Course to be held in London, UK with a focus on the clinical applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
NEW : Now extended to 3 full days to allow extra practical hands-on training. Basic and advanced training options to enable both, basic training for beginners but also advanced training for more experienced participants.

For more information and to book a place, please visit the course website:  http://www.tmscourse.eu/london
For more information about TMS for your Hospital or Clinic please email: tms@ectron.co.uk
By Lucille Watts 22 May, 2017

On the 25th April 2017 the National Institute for Health Research published a report stating repetitive task training can help recovery after stroke.

Following a stroke, people who received repetitive task training showed greater improvements in performing functional tasks, such as picking up a cup, standing up and walking. These improvements were sustained for up to six months.

Disability following stroke is common, affecting around half of all stroke survivors. This NIHR-funded review of over thirty trials found that repetitive task training provided small gains in arm and leg function, balance and walking distance (about 35 metres).

We do not yet know the optimum number of sessions, or the ideal duration or intensity. However, it is a versatile and relatively easy intervention which can be delivered by physiotherapists/occupational therapists in groups, individually, in hospital, in the community or at home. Depending on the nature of the exercise, there is also potential for people to continue to practice on their own or with carer support.

This review shows that it can help people to improve functionality and mobility  .

To read more please follow the link to the full article  https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/portal/article/4000640/repetitive-task-training-can-help-recovery-aft...

By Lucille Watts 18 May, 2017
MagVenture are looking forward to a busy week at the Clinical TMS Society (18-19th May) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting (20th-24th May) in San Diego, USA. 

The Annual meeting of the Clinical TMS Society provides an unique opportunity to connect at an international gathering of TMS providers and researchers set alongside both the American Psychiatric Association and International Society for ECT and Neuromodulation meetings. 

If you are in San Diego, come and along and meet the MagVenture Team.

For more information about TMS for your hospital or clinic, please email tms@ectron.co.uk

By Lucille Watts 24 Apr, 2017
In January 2017 Oxleas NHS launched it's rTMS service for patients with a diagnosis of treatment resistant depression. This is a new treatment, included in the NICE guidelines in 2016, for both depression and migraine treatment. At this time, Oxleas NHS are able to provide this treatment for people with depression who are under their secondary mental health services and therefore residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. The team have already seen some positive results in patients.

Oxleas NHS are able to provide both rTMS and ECT to patients out of borough who have funding in place (approved by a local CCG or referred from a Private Psychiatrist or medical insurance scheme). The services are based within new purpose-built premises in the Woodlands Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, Kent. The team is led by Dr Rafael Euba, ECT Consultant and an expert in delivering rTMS.

For more information please follow the link:  http://oxleas.nhs.uk/services/service/ect-and-rtms-services/
By Lucille Watts 31 Mar, 2017
Ectron were incredibly please with the turnout for Leicestershire Partnership Trusts TMS Symposium at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit on the  Wednesday 29th March 2017. The symposium was attended by over forty psychiatry and healthcare professionals from all over Leicestershire area who had an interest in learning about the benefits of TMS.

Dr Claus Mathieson presented a practical 'hands-on session' with MagVenture's MagVita TMS Therapy System which is currently the only system that carries the CE Mark for Clinical use in the UK.

The feedback from all the attendees was extremely positive. If you would like Ectron to support a TMS Symposium for your NHS Trust, please email lucille@ectron.co.uk
By Lucille Watts 09 Mar, 2017

Timing and the 10 Years Tyromotion Celebration
 
Over the next few days the team from Ectron will be in Graz celebrating 10 years of Tyromotion with the Tyromotion team and their international partners. During the event Ectron will learn about the latest advances in Tyromotion technology.

Guest Speakers
In addition to Kathryn Farris, Tyromotion are introducing two more guest speakers.
 
Dr. Andrea Turolla, PT PhD
IRCCS San Camillo Hospital Foundation – Venice/Italy
Topic: New approaches for closed-loop control of devices, in rehabilitation: principles and evidence.
 
Michael Laborn, OT
Ergotherapie Laborn – Ergoldsbach/Bavaria/Germany
Topic: Computer aided intensive therapy of the hand- and arm-function. A promising approach.

To keep up to all the latest news from the event please follow Ectron on twitter @Ectron

By Lucille Watts 06 Mar, 2017
Maastricht University Two Day Clinical TMS Certification Course. Kings Fund, London.

European Clinical TMS Certification Course, 23rd-24th March 2017.

The popular TMS Course held at Maastricht University is for the first time offered in London this year.  Researchers, clinicians and academics from Maastricht University are running the  two-day clinical TMS certification course with a focus on the clinical applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The course covers the basic physical and physiological principles of transcranial magnetic stimulation presenting state of the art insights and explanations of the latest scientific literature.

The course is now fully booked. For more information about TMS please email tms@ectron.co.uk or call 0117 941 3979
By Lucille Watts 06 Mar, 2017
Ectron is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring  Leicester Partnership NHS Trust's TMS Symposium on Wednesday 29th March 2017. 

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is hosting a symposium on Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and Ectron have great pleasure in demonstrating MagVita TMS Therapy.

Dr Alex O'Neil-Kerr, Medical Director of Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust will be the keynote speaker.

The symposium  will include a live demonstration of MagVita TMS therapy and a Q & A session with an expert panel.

Venue:  Medical training and development centre,
Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Glenfield Hospital Site, Leicester.

For more information about MagVita TMS Therapy for your clinic please email tms@ectron.co.uk
By Lucille Watts 23 Feb, 2017
Ectron were at PhysioFuction's Northampton's Centre of Excellence this week installing TYMO to PhysioFunction's Tyrostation. PhysioFunction specialises in Neurological Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Technology and has clinics across the UK. PhysioFunction physiotherapists  combine hands-on treatment, exercise and technology when treating their patients.

TYMO is a wireless sensor based rehabilitation device that can be used for both assessments and therapy. TYMO offers a variety of different exercises for patients including: balance and postural control, or active use of force and support exercises for the upper body. TYMO is not just a static sensor plate but it also comes with fitted rolling elements that makes the TYMO moveable which makes it ideal in assessing and treating balance problems.

For more information about TYMO for your clinic click here: TYMO

For for more information about PhysioFunction or to find a PhysioFunction clinic near you please click here: PhysioFunction
By Lucille Watts 16 Feb, 2017

The popular TMS Course held at Maastricht University is for the first time offered in London tailored at a UK audience. The course is designed for health care professionals working with TMS, or considering working with TMS, clinicians and researchers who seek training in transcranial magnetic stimulation. The course consists of a mix of academic sessions and hands-on sessions.

Accreditation

The Clinical TMS Certification Course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),  www.uems.net

The Clinical TMS Certification Course is provided by academics and specialists from Maastricht University and was granted 11 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the EACCME.

European Accreditation
European Accreditation is granted by the EACCME in order to allow participants who attend the above-mentioned activity to validate their credits in their own country.

American CME

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at  www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme .

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
EACCME credits

The 'Clinical TMS Certification Course' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 11 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

"Excellent lectures. Very Professional.....Intensive but very enjoyable. Well done" - Previous course participant

"The best way to meet other practitioners and discuss with them" - Previous course participant

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By Lucille Watts 24 May, 2017
Maastricht University European Clinical TMS Certification Course 2018.

London Clinical Certification Course, 14th-16th March 2018 -  New Date Released.

Following the success of the first London Clinical TMS Course in March 2017, Ectron are pleased to announce that the popular course held at Maastricht University will be offered again in London during March 2018.

Researchers, Clinicians, and Academics from Maastricht University provide the renowned three-day European TMS Certification Course to be held in London, UK with a focus on the clinical applications of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
NEW : Now extended to 3 full days to allow extra practical hands-on training. Basic and advanced training options to enable both, basic training for beginners but also advanced training for more experienced participants.

For more information and to book a place, please visit the course website:  http://www.tmscourse.eu/london
For more information about TMS for your Hospital or Clinic please email: tms@ectron.co.uk
By Lucille Watts 22 May, 2017

On the 25th April 2017 the National Institute for Health Research published a report stating repetitive task training can help recovery after stroke.

Following a stroke, people who received repetitive task training showed greater improvements in performing functional tasks, such as picking up a cup, standing up and walking. These improvements were sustained for up to six months.

Disability following stroke is common, affecting around half of all stroke survivors. This NIHR-funded review of over thirty trials found that repetitive task training provided small gains in arm and leg function, balance and walking distance (about 35 metres).

We do not yet know the optimum number of sessions, or the ideal duration or intensity. However, it is a versatile and relatively easy intervention which can be delivered by physiotherapists/occupational therapists in groups, individually, in hospital, in the community or at home. Depending on the nature of the exercise, there is also potential for people to continue to practice on their own or with carer support.

This review shows that it can help people to improve functionality and mobility  .

To read more please follow the link to the full article  https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/portal/article/4000640/repetitive-task-training-can-help-recovery-aft...

By Lucille Watts 18 May, 2017
MagVenture are looking forward to a busy week at the Clinical TMS Society (18-19th May) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting (20th-24th May) in San Diego, USA. 

The Annual meeting of the Clinical TMS Society provides an unique opportunity to connect at an international gathering of TMS providers and researchers set alongside both the American Psychiatric Association and International Society for ECT and Neuromodulation meetings. 

If you are in San Diego, come and along and meet the MagVenture Team.

For more information about TMS for your hospital or clinic, please email tms@ectron.co.uk

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