TMS Certification Course & Masterclass

TMS Certification Course & Masterclass
May 21-23, 2024

Join us for an exciting once yearly Brainclinics Foundation event, the TMS Masterclass & TMS Certification Course in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. On May 21-23 2024, we will take you from the basics of TMS and Brain Stimulation on day 1, to exciting new developments in the field of Brain Stimulation and TMS with world-renowned speakers on day 2 and 3. We’re excited to welcome a great line-up of keynote speakers who will share with you their latest insights and research, including Nolan Williams, Dirk de Ridder, Iris Dalhuisen, Lennart Verhagen, Jonathan Downar and Kristin Raj. Topics that will be covered are circuit-based and network brain stimulation, the SAINT/SNT TMS protocol, new clinical indications of TMS including OCD, transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS), alternative coil positions, accelerated TMS and iTBS, precision TMS, stratified psychiatry and TMS induced heart-brain coupling (HBC).

The full three days fulfil the required blueprint of the Dutch Hersenstimulatie Stichting for TMS Certification, and the 2 or 3 days qualify for continuing education credits for recertification. The masterclass (day 2 & 3) has been awarded 13 points and the certification course (all 3 days) 20 points. Accreditation for NVvP and FGzPt will be requested.

The early bird rate is valid until the 29th of February 2024, scroll down for registration!

Hands-on practice will be performed on Deymed and MagVenture hardware.

Provisional Program

Day 1: TMS Certification Course Essentials

9.00 – 9.45
Welcome and introduction TMS Certification Course: TMS essentials
Martijn Arns
9.45 – 10.15

 

10.15-11.00

TMS essentials-I: History, physics  & equipment:
Martijn Arns

TMS essentials-II: Parameters, safety & clinical aspects:
Kristin Raj
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30
TMS as treatment for depression
Jonathan Downar
12.30 – 13.30
Lunch
13.30 – 14.30
The neuromodulation family (tDCS, tACS, VNS, DBS)
Dirk de Ridder
14.30 – 15.30
Hands-on TMS: finding the MT
Kristin Raj, Nikita vd Vinne, Lauren Zwienenberg, Renee Rouwhorst, Eva Dijkstra & Amourie Prentice
15.30 –16.00
Coffee break
16.00 – 17.45 Hands-on TMS: Coil placement and coil orientation
Kristin Raj, Nikita vd Vinne, Lauren Zwienenberg, Renee Rouwhorst, Eva Dijkstra & Amourie Prentice
17.45
Review, questions, closing of the day
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Day 2: TMS Masterclass – What’s hot and new: Beyond TMS, new protocols, new indications and new position of TMS.

9.30 – 10.45
Welkcome and introduction TMS Masterclass
Martijn Arns
10.45 – 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30
Beyond the DLPFC: more targets, more indications, more remissions
Jonathan Downar
12.30 – 13.30
Lunch
13.30 – 15.15
From phrenological single target to network brain stimulation
Dirk de Ridder
15.15 – 15.30
Coffee break
15.30 – 16.00
Clinical effectiveness of OFC TMS 
Amourie Prentice
16.00 – 16.45
Updating the depression treatment algorithm: strategic placement of rTMS in the therapeutic landscape
Iris Dalhuisen
16.45 – 17.30
Hands-on TMS and demo: Alternative coil positions and iTBS
17.30
Review and questions
18.00 – 22.00
Walking dinner
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Day 3: TMS Masterclass – Expanding the interventional psychiatry toolbox: Individualising and speeding-up TMS and new treatments

9.30 – 10.00
Treating the patient: Precision-TMS and Stratified Psychiatry
Martijn Arns
10.00 – 10.45
What TMS frequency to choose? Brainmarker-I as a TMS-frequency stratification marker.
Nikita van der Vinne
10.45 – 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 – 12.00
Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation: A new tool in the neuromodulation toolbox?
Lennart Verhagen
12.30 – 13.30
Lunch
13.30 – 15.15 Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy: Developing a Spatiotemporal Biomarker
Nolan Williams
15.15 – 15.30
Coffee break
15.30 – 16.15
Where and at what intensity to stimulate? TMS-Induced Heart-Brain Coupling as a target engagement biomarker and clinical effects.
Lauren Zwienenberg & Eva Dijkstra
16.30 – 17.30
Hands-on TMS: Heart-Brain Coupling-demo
Lauren Zwienenberg, Eva Dijkstra, Kristin Raj, Amourie Prentice, Nikita van der Vinne.
17.30
Farewell
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Speakers

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Nolan Williams

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences,Stanford Health Care and Director of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab

Dirk de Ridder

Dirk de Ridder

Neurosurgery Professor at Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago in New Zealand and co-founder of BRAI3N.

Lennart

Lennart Verhagen

Assistant Professor, Donders Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen

Iris_Dalhuisen

Iris Dalhuisen

Postdoc Researcher Neuromodulation Radboud University Medical Center

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Jonathan Downar

Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Science
Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto

Kristin-Raj

Kristin Raj

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, Stanford Health Care

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Nikita van der Vinne

Senior researcher at Synaeda Research

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Lauren Zwienenberg

PhD Candidate Brainclinics & Synaeda

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Eva Dijkstra

PhD Candidate Brainclinics
General Manager at Neurowave