Anatomy of Theta Burst

You’re invited to join the Clinical TMS Society for this installment of our Grand Rounds Webinar Series: Anatomy of Theta Burst featuring Dr. Bob Sammons!

The presentation will review the Anatomy of Theta Burst. Theta burst is gaining popularity in both research and clinical practice but the fundamental differences with rTMS make it hard for many clinicians to understand. This presentation is designed to facilitate the understanding of and ability to explain theta burst in detail. After a brief review of how theta burst was discovered, the focus shifts to its clinical usage and advanced protocols. A review of continuous theta burst concludes the presentation.

Take advantage of our Q&A portion at the conclusion of the webinar!

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1.  understand why does the definition of theta burst contain both 5 Hz and 50 Hz
  2.  explain why theta burst was originally thought to be stronger and faster than rTMS
  3.  discuss how theta burst originated

1 Hour CME Credit available

Format: On-Demand

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


Bob Sammons, MD, PhD, FCTMSS

Dr. Bob Sammons received a bachelors and master’s degree from Auburn University, a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did a residency in psychiatry at the University of Virginia as well as a forensic psychiatry fellowship. While a Captain in the Air Force he helped set up and run the treatment phase of the Air Force Drug Treatment program in 1971. He practiced adult psychiatry in Grand Junction for 30+ years. He received training in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in 2006 from Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, from Dr. Mark George in 2017 and returned to Harvard for Dr. Pascual-Leone’s intensive course in TMS in 2018. He is Medical Director for TMS Solutions with fourteen TMS offices in various locations in the West. He is on the national Clinical TMS Society Board of Directors, sits on three national committees and is Chairman of the 2022 Annual Meeting. He has been known to cook a little BBQ.