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PULSES Australia: Welcome

We are excited to announce the Clinical TMS Society will be offering a two-day PULSES course in Melbourne, Australia on February 4-5, 2023!

PULSES: A Comprehensive Review of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. 
A review by Clinical TMS Society members for Clinicians, Nurses, Technicians & Researchers

This two-day training course offers a certificate of completion and features lectures and over 2 hours of hands-on training delivered by Clinical TMS Society renowned clinicians, engineers, and researchers and some special guests.  Attendees will receive current, historical, and practical knowledge for treating patients with TMS based on the best evidence.

The program includes:

  • A new two track system with some new lectures developed specifically for prescribers, nurses, and technicians; 
  • An introduction to the history of and basic scientific principles of TMS by Professor Anthony Barker, who designed the first-ever TMS machine in 1985;
  • A review of the clinical studies that serve as the foundation for treatment of TMS for depression, as well as clinically applicable research and current important studies;
  • Four lectures on the practical administration of TMS for patients, including practice setup to patient dosing, scheduling, and management;
  • A review of protocols for TMS: high frequency, theta-burst, low frequency, bilateral, alternative brain targets, rescue treatment, maintenance treatment;
  • A revised lecture on TMS risk and their prevention and management, including seizure protocol review;
  • Hands-on training on coil location placement & motor threshold determination with multiple TMS devices;
  • A review of promising indications beyond depression, including, obsessive compulsive disorder, smoking cessation, migraine, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and pain;
  • Two separate educational activities for physicians and nurse/technician/psychologist training; and
  • An extended Q & A Panel with all PULSES faculty and special guests.

Attendees may elect to attend one or both of two optional events hosted as part of this Australia PULSES course: 

  • A cocktail party with TMS legends, the evening proceeding the program
  • A new two-lecture course detailing essentials to establish & market a TMS practice in Australia with tips from successful physicians from US and Australia

PULSES Australia Pricing:

FRIDAY NIGHT COCKTAIL RECEPTION: CTMSS will be hosting a Friday night cocktail reception on February 3, 2023 at The Slate Restaurant from 6-8 pm. This is a separate fee of $100 USD.

OPTIONAL BUSINESS LECTURE ON SUNDAY, February 5, 2023: This PULSES Course will offer a separate lecture on The Business and Marketing of a TMS Office: Lesson from Early Adopters on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 7am-9:25am. This is a SEPERATE registration cost of $200.00 USD


Participant Type

Early Bird Registration
(ENDS Friday, September 30, 2022)

General Registration
(STARTS Saturday, October 1, 2022)

CTMSS Member


CTMSS Member Non-member  

Prescribing clinicians: MD's. NP's and some PhD's.



$1,900.00 $2,250.00  

Non-prescribing clinicians: Nurses, psychologist, medical assistants, technicians, coordinators, medical students/trainees and researchers.



$1,400.00 $1,500.00  

Business Attendee: Other interested parties. business executives, advertisers, vendors, etc.



$2,250.00 $2,600.00  

*All registrations will be checked for membership.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (Australian EST)

Location: The Langham, Melbourne, 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia

Cancellation Policy:

  • Event registration cancelled before Thursday, December 1, 2022, is refundable minus a $75 administrative fee. We must receive an email requesting a refund by December 1, 2022.
  • In the event CTMSS must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, CTMSS will refund the cost of registration. However, CTMSS does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email or call (+1) 845-392-3238.

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PULSES Australia: Registration

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PULSES Australia: Schedule

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:00am - 7:30am
Check-In & Breakfast
Clarendon Pre-Function
7:35am - 8:00am
Welcome & Introductions
Presented by: Mohamed Abdelghani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych, FCTMSS ~ President of CTMSS & Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
Clarendon Ballroom
8:00am - 9:15am
TMS: History, Basic Principles and Some Practical Considerations
Presented by: Professor Anthony Barker, BEng, PhD, FIET, FIPEM, Honorary Member of CTMSS
Clarendon Ballroom
9:15am - 9:25am
Clarendon Pre-Function
9:30am - 10:45am
TMS Transition into Medical Care
Presented by: Mark George, MD
Clarendon Ballroom
10:50am - 11:00am
Clarendon Pre-Function
11:05am - 12:20pm
Evidence for TMS for Treating Patients: Depression and Other Indications (Start With Highest Evidence Then Others)
Presented by: Professor Paul Fitzgerald, MBBS, MPM, PhD, FRANZCP
Clarendon Ballroom
12:20pm - 12:45pm
Clarendon Pre-Function
12:50pm - 1:45pm
Practical I: Patient Selection Consultation, Informed Consent - Contraindications
Presented by: Samir Ibrahim, MBBS, MPsych, FRANZCP, OAM
Clarendon Ballroom
1:50pm - 2:00pm
Clarendon Pre-Function
2:05pm - 3:00pm
Practical II: First TMS Session - Targeting Calibrating
Presented by: Mohamed Abdelghani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych, FCTMSS ~ President of CTMSS
Clarendon Ballroom
3:05pm - 3:40pm
Tea Time and Transition to Breakouts
Clarendon Pre-Function
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Physician Track
Clarendon Ballroom
  • 3:45pm - 4:45pm: Practical III: Treatment Focus on Depression, Protocol Selection Special Populations ~ Presented by Suzanne Kerns, MD, FCTMSS | Room: Clarendon Ballroom
  • 4:45pm - 4:55pm: Break | Room: Clarendon Pre-Function
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Practical IV: Course of TMS Care ~ Presented by Rick Pitch, MD, FCTMSS  Room: Clarendon Ballroom
3:45pm - 6:00pm
Nurse & Technician etc. Track
Swanston & Yarra
  • 3:45pm - 4:45pm: Device Orientation - 15 min at each deviceRoom: Yarra
  • 4:45pm - 4:55pm: Transition TimeRoom: Clarendon Pre-Function
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Device Rotate - 15 min at each deviceRoom: Swanston
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Evening Reception – with Device Sponsors ~ appetizers & libations
Sunday, February 5, 2023
7:00am - 7:20am
Check-in for Optional Course
Clarendon Ballroom
7:20am - 7:30am
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
Clarendon Ballroom
7:30am - 8:45am
OPTIONAL LECTURE: Setting up a Private Practice & Marketing Practice Tips
Presented by: Todd Hutton, MD, FAPA, CTMSS Board of Director and Past-President
Clarendon Ballroom
8:50am - 9:50am
OPTIONAL LECTURE: Financial Aspects and Insurance
Clarendon Ballroom


  • Leo Chen, MBBS, MPsych, PhD, FRANZCP
  • Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
  • Kimberly Cress, MD, FCTMSS, Past President of CTMSS
  • Professor Paul Fitzgerald, MBBS, MPM, PhD, FRANZCP
  • Todd Hutton, MD, FAPA, CTMSS Board of Directors and Past-President
  • Samir Ibrahim, MBBS, MPsych, FRANZCP, OAM
8:00am - 10:00am
Visit with Devices (Extra time)
Swanston & Yarra
10:00am - 10:10am
Breakfast (during intro) & Welcome & Intro to Day 2
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
Clarendon Ballroom
10:15am - 10:20am
Transition Time
10:30am - 12:50pm
Physician Track
  • 10:30am - 11:30am: Physician Group Rotation per Device Focus on MT Hunt - 15 min at each device  Room: Yarra
  • 11:35am - 11:45am: Transition Time  Room: Clarendon Pre-Function
  • 11:50am - 12:50pm: Physician Group Rotation per Device Focus on MT Hunt - 15 min at each device Room: Swanston
10:20am - 12:40pm
Nurse & Technician etc. Track
Clarendon Ballroom
  • 10:20am - 11:15am: Practical for Technicians & Nurses, Working with TMS Patients 101 Part I: Practical about Brain Depression ~ Presented by Leo Chen, MBBS, MPsych, PhD, FRANZCP  Room: Clarendon Ballroom
  • 11:20am - 11:45am: Break Room: Front Foyer  Room: Clarendon Pre-Function
  • 11:45am - 12:40pm: Practical for Technicians & Nurses, Working with TMS Patients 101 Part II ~ Presented by Kimberly Cress, MD, FCTMSS, Past President of CTMSS  Room: Clarendon Ballroom
12:55pm - 1:25pm
Clarendon Pre-Function
1:30pm - 2:25pm
Side Effects and Seizure lecture
Presented by: Nicholas Mischel, MD, PhD
Clarendon Ballroom
2:30pm - 2:55pm
Tea Time
Clarendon Pre-Function
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Questions with Faculty
Clarendon Ballroom
Become an Exhibitor

PULSES Australia: Become an Exhibitor

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PULSES Australia: Faculty

Mohamed Abdelghani, FCTMSS, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych

Dr. Abdelghani completed his post-graduate psychiatric training at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation trust (SLaM) which is the biggest mental health trust in the UK, a center of excellence and one of the most influential mental health organizations in the world. During his training at SLaM he worked alongside some of the most prominent professors and clinicians in the field. Dr.... Read More →

Anthony T. Barker, B.Eng., Ph.D., FIET, FIPEM

Leo Chen, FRANZCP, Ph.D., MBBS, MPsych

Michelle Cochran, DLFAPA, FCTMSS

Dr. Cochran received her undergraduate degree from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She received postgraduate medical education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, where she completed a residency in Psychiatry. During this residency she was Chief Resident. Additionally, she... Read More →

Kimberly K Cress, FCTMSS, MD

In private practice in Psychiatry since January 2000, Dr. Kimberly Cress brings her extensive experience for difficult to treat mental illnesses to Greenbrook TMS located in Sugar Land, TX and serving the Greater Houston area. A graduate from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Medical School, Dr. Cress’ vast experience includes treating patients with treatment... Read More →

Mark George, MD

Todd Hutton, DLFAPA, MD

Dr Todd Hutton is the founder and Medical Director of Southern California TMS Center and has been practicing TMS since 2009. He is a Board Certified psychiatrist and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He did his residency in psychiatry at the LA County/USC Medical Center and served as Chief Resident his final year. He subsequently did a fellowship... Read More →

Samir S N Ibrahim, FRANZCP, MBBS, MPsych, OAM

Suzanne E. Kerns, MD, FCTMSS

Dr. Kerns completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She attended medical school at the University of Sydney, Australia, followed by psychiatry residency at Duke University. Dr. Kerns subsequently completed a year long Fellowship in Brain Stimulation at Medical University of South Carolina under the guidance of Mark S. George MD, a founding father... Read More →

Nicholas Ara Mischel, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Mischel joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University's School of Medicine in 2019 and has experience in methods of clinical brain stimulation, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). In addition to a background in integrative neurophysiology research from MD/Ph.D. training at Wayne State University, he completed his... Read More →

Richard J. Pitch, FCTMSS, MD


PULSES Australia: Exhibitors

Thank you to our PULSES Australia Exhibitors!


The Langham, Melbourne

PULSES Australia: The Langham

The Langham, Melbourne
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank,
Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia

Hotel reservations are now available.


GROUP RATE BY DAY: $345.00 AUD per night.

To reserve a room online: please click here

To reserve a room over the phone or by email, please reference the following block code: 5ACTM2023
Call: 61-3-86968888

Our block rate is limited, so please make your reservations asap.


  • VALET PARKING | AU$69 for 24 hours

Note: Please note that valet parking charges may vary on public holidays and during special events.For information on Melbourne’s public transport, please contact Concierge.

About Australia

PULSES Australia - About Australia

Home to world-class museums and a swinging arts scene, Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital — and for good reason! Experience the best of this magnificent city with the insider guide on what to do, see, and eat.

Located on the banks of the Yarra River, The Langham, Melbourne is surrounded by must-see attractions — making it the perfect base for your city adventure. Home to all things sport, theatre, art, fashion, and food.


    Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria, or NGV, is Australia's oldest and most visited art gallery. Roam around the two impressive galleries, each containing a treasure trove of exhibitions, including Australian Indigenous art to contemporary textiles.
    252 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006
    Founded in 1953, the Melbourne Theatre Company is the city's oldest professional theatre company. It aims to bring stories to life, and has produced an annual mainstage season of up to 12 plays, as well as events such as the Cybec Electric play readings series, and more.
    31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006
    The Melbourne Recital Centre is well-known for its intricate honeycomb facade, but inside lies a combination of revolutionary architecture, state-of-the-art stage technology, and phenomenal acoustics. Marvel at the exterior, then be blown away by a live music performance.


    282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Step back in time and shop around at the Block Arcade. Built in 1893, this delightful Victorian-era shopping arcade is home to an eclectic blend of bespoke shops, small alleys, and tea rooms.
    Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    For over 140 years, the Queen Victoria Market is considered the heart and soul of this vibrant city — and with good reason. It's the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, and houses hundreds of small businesses selling everything from fresh produce to handcrafted trinkets.
    Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC
    Helmed as a hub for hipsters, Chapel Street is dotted with independent boutiques, vintage stores, and chic cafes. It's an iconic strip — perfect for sightseeing, shopping, and hanging out after a busy day.


    80 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Dark, moody and elegant, Society treats diners to Eurocentric and Japanese-inspired dishes, along with an impressive collection of 1,600 wines. No two visits will ever be the same, as the restaurant has four sections: The lounge, a private dining area, the main dining room, and Lillian Terrace.
  • STOKEHOUSE30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182
    Rebuilt after a devastating fire, the iconic Stokehouse continues to attract legions of loyal fans hungry for impeccable service and excellent seafood dishes. Grab a table in the airy dining room, or opt for the terrace and sip on a cocktail while savouring the stellar sea views and salt air.
    45 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3004

    Dining at Di Stasio Citta is akin to dining in an art gallery. Featuring an industrial-chic interior, the restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine, complemented by projections of artworks from prominent Australian artists. Needless to say, it's a true feast for the senses.


    287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Welcome to one of Melbourne's high-end shopping centres! Just 15 minutes from our hotel on foot, dive into the flagship stores of some of the best names in Australian and international fashion.
    Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
    Step into a world of luxury shopping at Collins Street. Inside gorgeous heritage buildings, you'll find a rich blend of global brands and local labels, complemented by hidden bars and private clubs.


    8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
    Get ready for a night you won't forget! Just 10-minutes from our hotel stands the Crown Casino — a sprawling entertainment complex that's packed with buzzing bars and nightclubs, a fancy casino, mesmerising live theatre shows, and much more.
    2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000

    Located along the Yarra River, the Arbory Afloat offers luxurious summer vibes all year round. The chic floating bar specialises in Mediterranean-style cuisine, accompanied by refreshing cocktails that’ll leave you wanting more.
    285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
    Located in the heart of Fitzroy, Naked For Satan is a Spanish-style tapas restaurant with a playful, laid-back vibe. On the ground floor, you'll find the bustling bar and eatery. Upstairs, killer cocktails and views await at the rooftop terrace — Naked in the Sky.
    2/161 Spring St. Melbourne VIC 3000

    Housed in a stunning cube of industrial steel, glass and neon, Siglo treats guests to striking city views. Nestle into cosy Parisian wicker chairs and wooden garden furniture on the terrace, and indulge in classic cocktails, accompanied by Cuban cigars and bar snacks.