The Great Potential of QPS for Optimizing rTMS Outcomes

You’re invited to join the Clinical TMS Society for this installment of our Grand Rounds Webinar Series: The Great Potential of QPS for Optimizing rTMS Outcomes featuring Dr. Amanda Tiksnadi!

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been known as a novel technique to modulate brain neuronal activity non-invasively. The magnitude and direction of modulatory effects of rTMS critically depend on the chosen protocol variables, e.g. stimulation intensity, frequency, train length, intertrain-interval, total number of magnetic pulse, as well as the coil configuration, current direction, pulse waveform, and position of the coil with respect to the cortex. Several methods have been validated to increase the efficacy of rTMS, i.e., iTBS and cTBS. This presentation will cover a new emerging method of QPS (Quadripulse Stimulation) that has shown higher efficacy in motor cortical plasticity than the previous method. This method may solve some of the major obstacles in achieving treatment efficacy for “rTMS-resistant” patients.

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

  1.  Describe the basics of Quadripulse Stimulation
  2.  Explain the efficacy of Quadripulse Stimulation on motor cortical plasticity
  3.  Discuss the potential of Quadripulse Stimulation for optimizing rTMS outcomes

1 Hour CME Credit available

Format: On-Demand

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


Amanda Tiksnadi, MD, PhD

Dr. Amanda Tiksnadi is a neurologist at the Neurology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia. Her special interests are movement disorders, neurorestoration & neuroengineering, and non-invasive brain stimulation.

Dr. Tiksnadi is currently Chief of Neurorestoration Division, Dept. of Neurology, Fac. of Med. at Universitas Indonesia, Chief of Movement Disorder Division, Dept. of Neurology, Fac. of Med. at Universitas Indonesia, and Chief of Brain Stimulation and Neurorestoration Lab at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta as well as Universitas Indonesia Hospital, Depok.