Fresno, CA. May 23, 2018 - The Clinical TMS Society wrapped up their 6th Annual Meeting at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Over 550 attendees including 40 plus speakers from more than 30 countries participated in the two-day scientific event.
“The growth of our annual meeting and society reflects the rapid advances in clinical TMS and new treatment options for patients. This year's meeting provided an inspiring opportunity to review new research findings, discuss current clinical practice as a guild, and connect with national and international colleagues,” said Paul Croarkin, DO, MSc, Clinical TMS Society president.
The meeting kicked off on Friday morning with the PULSES workshop: An Introduction to TMS for psychiatric conditions. Over 55 new and prospective providers took part in a full day course which included hands on training with the following TMS devices: Brainsway, Cloud TMS, Magstim, Magventure, NeuroStar Advanced Therapy and Nexstim.
Saxby Pridmore opened the scientific meeting with his lecture which covered his more than 20 plus years working with TMS. The day concluded with roughly 50 posters highlighting the latest clinical research on TMS.
Sunday included a variety of breakout sessions on various TMS topics and concluded with presentations from Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD on noninvasive brain stimulation in Dementia and Linda Carpenter, MD on when to stop TMS.
With the meeting officially over, the countdown begins to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, February 21-23, 2019 and Dr. Croarkin is ready to get started, “We have an exciting year planned with efforts focused on patient access, research, education, and clinical practice.”
The Clinical TMS Society was established in 2013 and includes Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) providers with extensive clinical and research experience from across the United States and the world. The society is dedicated to optimizing clinical practice, awareness, and accessibility of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy.
For more information on the Clinical TMS Society please call (845) 392.3238 or visit clinicaltmssociety.org.