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PULSES Australia: Schedule

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:00am - 7:30am
Check-In & Breakfast
Room: 
Clarendon Pre-Function
7:35am - 8:00am
Welcome & Introductions
Presented by: Mohamed Abdelghani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych, FCTMSS ~ President of CTMSS & Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
8:00am - 9:15am
TMS: History, Basic Principles and Some Practical Considerations
Presented by: Professor Anthony Barker, BEng, PhD, FIET, FIPEM, Honorary Member of CTMSS
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
9:15am - 9:25am
Break
Room: 
Clarendon Pre-Function
9:30am - 10:45am
TMS Transition into Medical Care
Presented by: Mark George, MD
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
10:50am - 11:00am
Break
Room: 
Clarendon Pre-Function
11:05am - 12:20pm
Evidence for TMS for Treating Patients: Depression and Other Indications (Start With Highest Evidence Then Others)
Presented by: Professor Paul Fitzgerald, MBBS, MPM, PhD, FRANZCP
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
12:20pm - 12:45pm
Lunch
Room: 
Clarendon Pre-Function
12:50pm - 1:45pm
Practical I: Patient Selection Consultation, Informed Consent - Contraindications
Presented by: Samir Ibrahim, MBBS, MPsych, FRANZCP, OAM
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
1:50pm - 2:00pm
Break
Room: 
Clarendon Pre-Function
2:05pm - 3:00pm
Practical II: First TMS Session - Targeting Calibrating
Presented by: Mohamed Abdelghani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych, FCTMSS ~ President of CTMSS
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
3:05pm - 3:40pm
Tea Time and Transition to Breakouts
Room: 
Clarendon Pre-Function
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Physician Track
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
  • 3:45pm - 4:45pm: Practical III: Treatment Focus on Depression, Protocol Selection Special Populations ~ Presented by Suzanne Kerns, MD, FCTMSS | Room: Clarendon Ballroom
  • 4:45pm - 4:55pm: Break | Room: Clarendon Pre-Function
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Practical IV: Course of TMS Care ~ Presented by Rick Pitch, MD, FCTMSS  Room: Clarendon Ballroom
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Nurse & Technician etc. Track
Room: 
Swanston & Yarra
  • 3:45pm - 4:45pm: Device Orientation - 15 min at each deviceRoom: Yarra
  • 4:45pm - 4:55pm: Transition TimeRoom: Clarendon Pre-Function
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Device Rotate - 15 min at each deviceRoom: Swanston
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Evening Reception – with Device Sponsors ~ appetizers & libations
Room: 
TBD
Sunday, February 5, 2023
7:00am - 7:20am
Check-in for Optional Course
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
7:20am - 7:30am
OPTIONAL LECTURE: Welcome
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
7:30am - 8:45am
OPTIONAL LECTURE: Setting up a Private Practice & Marketing Practice Tips
Presented by: Todd Hutton, MD, FAPA, CTMSS Board of Director and Past-President
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
8:50am - 9:50am
OPTIONAL LECTURE: Financial Aspects and Insurance
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom

Panelist:

  • Leo Chen, MBBS, MPsych, PhD, FRANZCP
  • Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
  • Kimberly Cress, MD, FCTMSS, Past President of CTMSS
  • Professor Paul Fitzgerald, MBBS, MPM, PhD, FRANZCP
  • Todd Hutton, MD, FAPA, CTMSS Board of Directors and Past-President
  • Samir Ibrahim, MBBS, MPsych, FRANZCP, OAM
8:00am - 10:00am
Visit with Devices (Extra time)
Room: 
Swanston & Yarra
10:00am - 10:10am
Breakfast (during intro) & Welcome & Intro to Day 2
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
10:15am - 10:20am
Transition Time
10:30am - 12:50pm
Physician Track
Room: 
TBD
  • 10:30am - 11:30am: Physician Group Rotation per Device Focus on MT Hunt - 15 min at each device  Room: Yarra
  • 11:35am - 11:45am: Transition Time  Room: Clarendon Pre-Function
  • 11:50am - 12:50pm: Physician Group Rotation per Device Focus on MT Hunt - 15 min at each device Room: Swanston
10:20am - 12:40pm
Nurse & Technician etc. Track
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
  • 10:20am - 11:15am: Practical for Technicians & Nurses, Working with TMS Patients 101 Part I: Practical about Brain Depression ~ Presented by Leo Chen, MBBS, MPsych, PhD, FRANZCP  Room: Clarendon Ballroom
  • 11:20am - 11:45am: Break Room: Front Foyer  Room: Clarendon Pre-Function
  • 11:45am - 12:40pm: Practical for Technicians & Nurses, Working with TMS Patients 101 Part II ~ Presented by Kimberly Cress, MD, FCTMSS, Past President of CTMSS  Room: Clarendon Ballroom
12:55pm - 1:25pm
Lunch
Room: 
Clarendon Pre-Function
1:30pm - 2:25pm
Side Effects and Seizure lecture
Presented by: Nicholas Mischel, MD, PhD
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom
2:30pm - 2:55pm
Tea Time
Room: 
Clarendon Pre-Function
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Questions with Faculty
Room: 
Clarendon Ballroom