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/londonLimited Places Available
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org