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PULSES: San Francisco

We are excited to announce the Clinical TMS Society will be offering a two day PULSES Course in San Francisco on May 17-18, 2019!

PULSES: An Introduction or Refresher Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Course

This newly modified two (2) day training certificate course features current information delivered by Clinical TMS Society clinicians, engineers and researchers. This course is geared for new and experienced physicians and technicians in the field who seek a strong knowledge base; more hands on exposure; specialized break out sessions for unlicensed technicians; and includes hands-on training with TMS partner devices.

Since it's inception, the PULSES course has been expanded, modified, and improved upon. This San Francisco course will be the sixth PULSES course offered by the society and the first with two specific hours of specific technician training.*

*Clinicians will have access to technician training materials but are not encouraged to attend the technician training as their are other clinicially relevant materials which they will likely wish to attend.

Date/Time: Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18 | 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Location: South San Francisco Conference Center

PULSES: San Francisco Workshop Schedule:*

Friday, May 17, 2019

8:00am - 8:45am Registration Opens - Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am Welcome & Review of Schedule 
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD
9:00am - 10:00am TMS: History, Basic Principles and Practical Considerations
Presented by: Anthony Barker, PhD
10:00am - 10:45am Evolution of rTMS: Review of Clinical Basics and Research
Presented by: Paul Croarkin, DO 
10:45am - 11:15am Break
11:15am - 12:00pm Practical Administration – Office
Presented by: Kimberly Cress, MD
12:00pm - 12:45pm Practical Administration - MT & Location
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD 
12:45pm - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 2:30pm Practical Administration – Daily TX: Particulars & Protocols
Presented by: Randy Pardell, MD
2:30pm - 3:15pm Practical Administration – Extending, Tapering & Beyond
Presented by: Todd Hutton, MD
3:15pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm Seizure-Educate, Prepare, Prevent & Monitor
Presented by: Brian Smith, MD
4:45pm - 5:45pm

Clinicians: Test



Technicians: Mental Health 101 –

  • definitions/clues
  • bipolarity/boundaries
  • ethics/weekly rating scales
  • info collection/suicidality

Saturdy, May 18, 2019

7:00am - 7:45am Breakfast
7:45am - 8:00am Day 2 Welcome & Orientation 
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD
8:00am - 9:00am
Clinicians: Promising Indications Apart from Depression 
Presented by: Mohamed Abdelghani, MD
Technicians: Basics: Biology of Depression and TMS related Neuroanatomy  
Presented by: Robert Sammons, MD
9:00am - 9:45am Essential Insurance & Financial Matters  
Presented by: Max Okasha, MD
9:45am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 10:10am

Group Photo

10:10am - 11:30am Speed Dating with Devices
(10 minutes per station)
11:30am - 12:15pm Live Demonstration – Finding Location of Treatment 
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:30pm Live Demonstration on a device – Finding Motor Threshold
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD
1:30pm - 3:00pm Hands on Experience - Device of YOUR Choice
3:00pm - 4:30pm Q&A with Faculty
4:30pm - 6:00pm Extra Hands on Experience & Cocktail Party