TMS Certification Course & Masterclass

TMS Certification Course & Masterclass
12 – 14 April 2023

 

Join us for an exciting once yearly Brainclinics Foundation event, the TMS Masterclass & TMS Certification Course in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. On April 12-14, 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 Shan Siddiqi, Odile A. van den Heuvel, Jonathan Downar and Martijn Figee. Topics that will be covered are circuit-based Brain Stimulation and TMS, new clinical indications of TMS including OCD, alternative coil positions, accelerated TMS and iTBS, precision TMS, stratified psychiatry and TMS induced heart-brain coupling/NCG-TMS.

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 with the NVvP and FGzPt has been requested.

We have limited availability, so sign up below and enjoy the early bird discount until January 31st 2023.

Program

Day 1: TMS Certification Course Essentials

9.00 – 9.15 Welcome and introduction TMS Course
Martijn Arns
9.15 – 11.00 TMS essentials: History, physics, equipment, parameters and safety
Trevor Brown
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 TMS as treatment for depression
Martijn Arns
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 The neuromodulation family (tDCS, tACS, VNS, DBS)
Trevor Brown
14.30 – 15.30 Hands-on TMS: Finding the MT
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.45 Hands-on TMS: Coil placement and coil orientation
17.45 Review, questions, closing of the day
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Day 2: TMS Masterclass – What’s hot and new: New TMS indications and protocols

9.30 – 10.45 Welcome and introduction TMS Masterclass
Martijn Arns
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 TMS as a treatment for OCD
Odile van den Heuvel
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.15 Beyond once daily 10-Hz DLPFC TMS: iTBS, accelerated TMS and
alternative coil positions
Jonathan Downar
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 16.15 Clinical effectiveness of OFC TMS and sleep predictors:
Nikita van der Vinne
16.15 – 17.00 TMS as treatment beyond Depression and OCD
Trevor Brown
17.00 – 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 – Treating the patient, not the group: Circuit-based TMS and individualising TMS

9.30 – 10.00 Treating the patient: Precision TMS and Stratified Psychiatry
Martijn Arns
10.00 – 10.45 Brainmarker-I as a stratification marker for Brain Stimulation treatments
Helena Voetterl
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Which brain circuits to modulate? Insights from DBS
Martijn Figee
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.15 Circuit-based modulation: Connectome and lesion studies
Shan Siddiqi
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 16.30 Getting to the heart of TMS: Targeting the Frontal-Vagal-Pathway using Heart-Brain Coupling
Lauren Zwienenberg & Eva Dijkstra
16.30 – 17.30 Hands-on TMS: Heart-Brain Coupling demo
Lauren Zwienenberg & Eva Dijkstra
17.30 Farewell
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Speakers

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Shan Siddiqi

Sidney R. Baer Fellow in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry at Harvard Medical School, MGH/McLean

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Jonathan Downar

Assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
MRI-Guided rTMS Clinic, University Health Network

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Odile A. van den Heuvel

Psychiatrist and professor of Neuropsychiatry Amsterdam University Medical Centers & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Martijn Figee

Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Martijn Arns

Research Director and Founder of Research Institute Brainclinics

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Trevor Brown

Senior neuroscientist Neurocare Group Australia

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Nikita van der Vinne

Senior Researcher Synaeda

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Helena Voetterl

Researcher and PhD Candidate Brainclinics

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Eva Dijkstra

PhD Candidate Brainclinics
General Manager at Neurowave

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Lauren Zwienenberg

PhD Candidate Brainclinics & Synaeda

Tickets

Ticket price is including lunches and walking dinner on thursday evening.

The early bird discount is valid until January 31st 2023.

1,500.00
€1,500.00
875.00
€875.00
750.00
€750.00
1,750.00
€1,750.00

Please note: we reserve the right to cancel the event or change the dates and/or location of the event in case of unforeseen circumstances.