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Committees

By pooling together resources and experience, the Clinical TMS Society aims to optimize the administration of TMS, develop novel indications for treatment, expand insurance coverage, and increase public awareness of TMS around the world. To accomplish this, the Society has developed eight committees to lead in achieving this mission.

Clinical Standards Committee

The clinical standards committee's responsibilities are to develop and maintain the clinical standards of treating patients with TMS. The guidelines shall cover patient selection, use of protocols, and the level of training and supervision required for administration of treatment. As other indications arise, the committee shall develop and maintain further standards consistent with the previous standards.

The clinical standards committee meets for one hour, on the 2nd Thursday of every other month (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. & Dec.) at 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT.

Paul E. Croarkin

Chair

Scott Aaronson

Chair

The Research Committee

The research committee's responsibilities include reviewing current and past applicable research in order to keep the Society members informed of new research developments. The committee also encourages members to share and pool their clinical outcome data in order to submit ideas to institutions for research to help the goals of the society. The committee is responsible for promoting and coordinating the research poster section at the Annual Meeting Committee.

The research committee meets for one hour, on the 4th Tuesday of every other month (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. & Dec.) at 6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT.

Andrew Leuchter

Chair

Martha B. Koo

Chair

The Insurance Committee

The insurance committee's responsibilities shall be to liaise with public and private payors to create policies relevant to treatment guidelines and will provide members with materials that will assist in the pre-authorization and appeals processes.

The insurance committee meets for one hour, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm ET.

Rebecca Mae Allen

Chair

Richard A. Bermudes

Chair

The Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee is the information hub for society members as well as the general public. The committee will develop and maintain the website that will have two components: a section open to the public to educate about TMS and a section for members only which will act as a resource for shared information. A quarterly newsletter will be published and will serve as a highlight of the work that has been done by the committees. The newsletter will cover topics across the spectrum for members, other clinicians and the public in general.

Mohamed Abdelghani

Chair

Saydra R Wilson

Chair

The Education Committee

The Education Committee is focused on providing educational and training opportunities for clinicians, technicians, researchers, residents, and students centered around TMS and rTMS. It is the goal of the Education Committee to increase awareness of TMS and rTMS and to expand the educational and training options through the Clinical TMS Society. The Education Committee oversees PULSES; an introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Depression.

Michelle Cochran

Chair

Suzanne E. Kerns

Chair

The Membership Committee

Membership growth is important for long-term viability, which is why the membership committee’s primary objective is to increase the number of members in the Society. This committee seeks to increase membership in all areas: clinical, research, technicians, students, business and international members. Committee members are responsible for identifying new opportunities for membership campaigns and contributing membership related content for electronic and print media, the web and social media.

The membership committee meets for one hour, on the 4th Wednesday of every other month, (Jan., March, May, July, Sept. Nov.) at 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT.

Jorge Davila

Chair

Kenneth E Goolsby

Chair

The Legal and Business Committee

The Legal and Business Committee manages all legal and business issues related to the Society. It will inform and educate the members on establishing a practice, and managing legal aspects such as consents, malpractice insurance and training guidelines. This information will be made available through the newsletter and the CME courses.

Ian A Cook

Chair

Mahmoud S Okasha

Chair

The Annual Meeting Committee

The Annual Meeting Committee will plan and host the annual meeting each year. We expect to build on the success of previous meetings and expand the opportunities for education.

Linda L Carpenter

Chair

Richard J. Pitch

Chair