Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Neuroplasticity

You're invited to join the Clinical TMS Society for this installment of our Grand Rounds Webinar Series: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Neuroplasticity, featuring Dr. Sabrina Segal! 

The field of transcranial magnetic stimulation is evolving with novel protocols to treat depression, and explorative studies to target other therapeutic avenues for mental health. This presentation will review the neuroplastic mechanisms that underly the therapeutic effects of TMS and explain the role of neuroplasticity in TMS-treated psychiatric and neurological conditions. This talk will also examine novel explorations for TMS and memory.

Don't miss out on our Q&A portion of the webinar!

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to identify and understand the following: 

  1. Identify the neuroplastic mechanisms that underly the therapeutic effects of TMS
  2. Describe the role of TMS and neuroplasticity in psychiatric and neurological conditions
  3. Explore the therapeutic potential for TMS on neuroplastic mechanisms that underly memory

Format: On-Demand

Cost: Members: $25 | Non-members $50 | Student Members FREE


Sabrina Segal, PhD

Dr. Segal earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2010 and her research on exercise and memory received international recognition in 2012. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Irvine, UC Irvine Medical School Department of Anesthesiology and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) from 2010-2014. She was a Research Professor at Arizona State University from 2014-2016, and has taught courses in biology, psychology, and neurobiology at colleges and military bases in California, Colorado and Arizona. Her research has focused on memory consolidation and enhancement via neuroplastic mechanisms.

She is extremely passionate about neuroscience research, the application of research to clinical practice, and improving education for mental health providers. In 2016, Dr. Segal joined the Neuroscience Education Institute, a continuing medical education company founded by world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Stahl, where she developed high quality educational material based on the most current neuroscience research for mental health providers globally. She specialized in neurostimulation techniques like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Dr. Segal has published many scientific peer-reviewed journal articles, and several books. She is the author of: Beyond the Impact: An Update on the Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Sequelae Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and Stahl’s Illustrated: Treatments for Mood Disorders. She was also the host for the Neuroscience Education Institute podcast, where she published nearly 200 episodes on psychiatry and related mental health topics.

She is most passionate about the clinical application of TMS research, and she recently collaborated on TMS research with Dr. Robert Sammons, which was presented as an abstract poster at the CTMSS meeting in May 2023.  Dr. Segal is currently Director of Research at Family Care Center, a multi-state integrative mental health clinic that combines therapy, medication management and transcranial magnetic stimulation.