Residents, Trainee Doctors, & Medical Students | CTMSS Education Slide Deck:
An introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Part 1: TMS in Depression
- Understand the evidence for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for depression
- Describe where TMS falls in a major depressive disorder (MDD) treatment algorithm
- Know the history of TMS
- Understand potential mechanisms of actions of TMS
- Know the efficacy rate of TMS for MDD from scientific literature
Part 2: Beyond Depression
- Know FDA cleared psychiatric indications for TMS
- Understand the basic neurobiology of OCD and addictions as related to the potential mechanism of TMS
- Review the data supporting the use of TMS for OCD and smoking cessation
- Identify the potential risks of TMS
- Understand patient appropriateness for TMS based on demographics, diagnosis, and treatment history
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Speakers: Kristin Raj, MD & Suzanne Kerns, MD
Dr. Raj specializes in the treatment of mood disorders with expertise in neuromodulation and in the psychopharmacological management of the bipolar disorder. She is Chief of Interventional Psychiatry and Chief of the Bipolar Clinic at Stanford University. She is the director of education for interventional psychiatry where she manages resident and fellow education in brain stimulation and the development of didactics. She is also director of the neuroscience curriculum for the psychiatry residency where she has worked to create and assess a new series of interactive lectures. She trained in biomedical engineering in undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University and completed her medical degree and psychiatry residency at Stanford University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Education Committee of the Clinical TMS Society.
Dr. Kerns completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She attended medical school at the University of Sydney in Australia, followed by a psychiatry residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kerns subsequently completed a year-long Fellowship in Brain Stimulation at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) under the guidance of Dr. Mark George, a founding father of TMS. After several years of private practice at Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center with a faculty appointment at the University of Washington, she returned to MUSC, where she is now an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry on the Brain Stimulation Service. Dr. Kerns is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical TMS Society, past Member-at-Large on the CTMSS Executive Committee, past Co-Chair of the CTMSS Education Committee, and she continues to proudly serve as a member of the Education Committee and Resident Education Task Force for the Clinical TMS Society.
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