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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 duties of this committee shall be to develop and maintain the clinical standards of treating patients with TMS. These 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 the month at 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT.

F. Andrew Kozel

Chair

Nolan R. Williams

Chair

The Research Committee

The research committee's responsibilities include reviewing current and past applicable research to keep the Society members informed of new research developments. The committee encourages members to share and pool their clinical outcome data 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 committee supports and organizes the TMS Affinity Groups.

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 duties of this committee 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 PT.

Rebecca Mae Allen

Chair

Richard A. Bermudes

Chair

The Outreach Committee

Per the bylaws, the Outreach Committee will serve as the communication liaison between the society, the members and the general public. Duties of this committee shall include developing and maintaining outreach and education to medical professionals who are not TMS prescribers, patients, family members, members of the organization, and the general public. The website, press releases, social media and the newsletter are venues to promote the organization and educate the population. The website is under the umbrella of this committee.

The Outreach committee meets for one hour, on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT.

Saydra R Wilson

Chair

William Nate Upshaw

Chair

The Education Committee

This committee concerns itself with a broad range of educational issues. Our scope of influence includes organizing and running the PULSES certificate workshops, developing programs for psychiatric residency / trainee doctor education, including clinician and community slide decks, and all other related matters which may be referred by the Executive Committee. All decisions and resolutions will be referred to the Executive Committee or Board of Directors for review and approval. Due to the nature of this committee, we are committed to remaining device neutral.

The Education committee meetings for one hour on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT.

Debra Jane Stultz

Chair

Michelle Cochran

Chair

The Membership Committee

Per the bylaws, the Membership Committee shall be responsible for advertising the value of membership in the Corporation and expanding the membership of the Corporation. Duties of this committee include the expansion of membership which shall include all TMS providers and others in the US and around the world who are involved with administering, selling, manufacturing, testing, servicing or otherwise using TMS devices. The Membership Committee shall be responsible for reviewing applications for new membership and for reviewing membership of existing members. The membership committee shall make recommendations, as is necessary, to the board, for acceptance, and termination of membership.

The membership committee meets for one hour, on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT.

Kenneth E Goolsby

Chair

Rebecca S. Cohen

Chair

The Legal, Business & Ethics Committee

Per the bylaws, the Legal, Business, & Ethics Committee manages all legal, business, and ethical issues related to the Corporation. The duties of this committee shall be to inform and educate the Members on legal, business and ethical issues. This information can be made available through coordination with Outreach Committee in the newsletter or on the website. In addition, the Legal, Business, & Ethics Committee shall periodically review the Bylaws and make recommendations to the Board with respect to such Bylaws if necessary. This committee shall be responsible for reviewing all board of director and committee chairs and cochairs conflicts of interest.

The Legal, Business and Ethics committee meets for one hour, on the 4th Thursday of every month at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT.

Ian A Cook

Chair

Mahmoud S Okasha

Chair

The Annual Meeting Committee

Per the bylaws, the Annual Meeting Committee shall plan and host the corporation’s Annual ‘educational’ Meeting. The President of the corporation, and other members of the Executive Committee may serve an advisory role on this committee. The duties of this committee shall be to organize and hold the annual meeting of the society.

John P O'Reardon

Chair

Robert A Sammons

Chair