European Clinical TMS Certification Course: London 23rd-24th March 2017

  • By Lucille Watts
  • 08 Dec, 2016

Researchers, Clinicians, and Academics from Maastricht University are offering a two-day clinical TMS certification workshop to be held in London, UK 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 machinery is explained theoretically as well as practically, from the required hardware components to the administration of a TMS pulse to the neuronal responses in the brain. As TMS can be applied in different ways, using different so-called protocols which define the number, sequence, frequency, intensity, and burst-rate of pulses, participants gain a thorough understanding of the benefits and limitations of this wide range of applications. This discussion covers both classical and state of the art protocols, as well as the evidence for their efficacy, effect sizes, and domains of implementation. At the same time, participants gain hands-on experience with all the relevant tools and techniques.

 

After learning how to apply TMS theoretically, participants enjoy workshops in our actual TMS labs. Here they are instructed in the everyday operation of the machinery, and both administer and experience different stimulation protocols. They determine individual thresholds of excitability, and learn how to programme TMS machines. This provides them with all the tools to administer clinical TMS therapies such as for depression, anxiety, OCD, tinnitus, pathological pain, addiction, and rehabilitation. Instruction also includes extensive lessons and discussion on safety issues, and qualified teaching staff are present at all times.

 

The course includes academic sessions, hands-on training, individual feedback sessions on intended protocols or procedures and short presentations by researchers about using TMS for psychiatric disorders and rehabilitation:

 

Venue: The King’s Fund, London

Date: 23rd & 24th March 2017 (2 Days)

Price: 850 Euros

Registration: http://www.tmscourse.eu/london

Limited Places Available
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
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