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PULSES Vegas: Welcome

The Clinical TMS Society is proud to offer a two-day TMS Training course, PULSES, in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 25-26, 2020!

PULSES: A Comprehensive Review of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Psychiatric Conditions

This two-day training certificate course features lectures and hands-on training delivered by Clinical TMS Society renowned clinicians, engineers and researchers.

It includes:

  • An introduction to the history of and basic scientific principles of TMS by Prof. 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, and neuronavigational technique;
  • Financial and insurance issues relevant for TMS;
  • Risks, their management, and prevention;
  • Exposure and hands-on training with multiple TMS devices;
  • Review of promising indications beyond depression, such as; OCD, PTSD, anxiety, addiction, bipolar, and pain;
  • Training with location determination and motor threshold determination methods.

After completion of the course, the clinician will have obtained a historical, current and practical knowledge of the scientific basis for treating psychiatric patients with TMS.

Register by November 26, 2019, to take advantage of Early-Bird pricing.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Date/Time: Saturday, January 25 - Sunday, January 26 

Location: Bellagio Hotel


Participant Type

Early Bird Registration
(10/16/19 through 11/26/19)

General Registration
(11/27/19 through 01/25/20)

CTMSS Member


CTMSS Member Non-member  

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



$2,050.00 $2,700.00  

Non-prescribing clinicians: Medical assistants, technicians, medical students/residents and researchers.



$1,750.00 $2,250.00  

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



$3,000.00 $3,500.00  

Cancellation Policy:

Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing on or before Friday, January 10, 2020, to receive a full refund minus a $75.00 administration fee.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 10, 2020.

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

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PULSES Vegas - Schedule

Saturday, January 25, 2020
7:00am - 7:45am
Main Registration for PULSES Conference & Breakfast
7:45am – 8:00am
Presented by Michelle Cochran, MD
8:00am – 9:00am
TMS: History, Basic Principles and Some Practical Considerations
Presented by Anthony Barker, PhD

1 hr CME

9:00am – 10:00am
Evolution of rTMS: Review of Clinical Basics and Research
Presented by Linda Carpenter, MD

1 hr CME

10:00am – 10:15am
10:15am – 11:00am
PRACTICAL: Office Administration/Patient Selection
Presented by Kimberly Cress, MD

0.75 hr CME

11:00am – 11:45am
11:45am - 12:00pm
Group Photo
12:00pm – 12:45pm
PRACTICAL: MT & Location
Presented by Michelle Cochran, MD

0.75 hr CME

12:45pm - 1:45pm
PRACTICAL: Daily TX – Particulars & Protocols
Presented by Randy Pardell, MD

1 hr CME

1:45pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm – 3:00pm
PRACTICAL: Extending, tapering, following, re-Intro, what if it didn’t work
Presented by Richard Pitch, MD

1 hr CME

3:00pm – 3:45pm
PRACTICAL: Seizures/Avoiding Risks
Presented by Brian Smith, MD

0.75 hr CME

3:45pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Promising Indications Apart from Depression
Presented by Mohamed Abdelghani, MD

1 hr CME

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Essential Insurance & Financial Matters
Presented by Todd Hutton, MD

1 hr CME

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Optional - Saturday Evening Cocktail Party
Online TEST
Attendees to complete Clinical Test prior to the next day – score of 80% required for CME
Sunday, January 26, 2020
7:00am – 7:30am
7:30am – 7:45am
Day 2 Welcome & Orientation of the day
Presented by Michelle Cochran, MD
7:45am – 9:15am
Review of Course Test and Open Questions

1.75 hr CME

9:15am – 9:30am
9:30am – 11:00am
Speed Dating with Devices

(10-15 minutes per station)
1.5 hr CME

11:00am – 12:30pm
LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS: Finding MT – Your Choice of Devices

1.5 hr CME

12:30pm – 1:15pm
1:15pm – 3:00pm
OPEN TIME – your choice of devices – with faculty assistance

1.5 hr CME

Official End of Day


*The schedule is subject to change.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Clinical TMS Society. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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PULSES Vegas - 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 →

Linda L. Carpenter, FCTMSS, MD

Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Chief of the Mood Disorders Program at Butler Hospital. Dr. Carpenter completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, her MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and internship in internal medicine, a residency program in psychiatry, and a clinical neuroscience research fellowship... Read More →

Michelle Cochran, DLFAPA, FCTMSS

Dr, Cochran currently works as the medical director of the Nashville Center for Hope & Healing and the NeuroScience and TMS treatment centers; in addition she maintains a role as a private practice psychiatrist.  Dr Cochran has experience treating a variety of psychiatric conditions, using a comprehensive approach with therapy, counseling, pharmacogenomic testing, medication, and... Read More →

Randy Ian Pardell, DLFAPA, FCTMSS, MD

Randy Ian Pardell, MD, DFAPA established TMS Center of the Hudson Valley and Riverview Psychiatric Medicine, PC with the goal of providing innovative, compassionate and scientifically based psychiatric care for residents of the Hudson Valley, NY.

Dr. Pardell emphasizes, “We address both the physiological and psychological aspects of each patient to create the optimal individualized... Read More →

Richard J. Pitch, FCTMSS, MD

Dr. Pitch is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in treatment-resistant depression. He graduated from Wesleyan University and SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his residency training and was chief resident at Hillside Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He was honored by NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) with the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. In... Read More →

Brian Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is a neurologist and sleep specialist. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his medical internship at Roger Williams Medical Center and his neurology training at Dartmouth Medical Center. He has been a national speaker on topics of sleep medicine and neurology along with multiple journal article and text book chapter publications. He is a member of... Read More →


PULSES Vegas - Exhibitors

Thank you to our PULSES Vegas Exhibitors!








Bellagio Hotel

Bellagio Hotel
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
P: 1-702-693-8321

Hotel reservations are now available.



Room Type









Resort Room





To reserve a room online: please click here.

To reserve a room over the phone or by email, please reference the following block code: SCTM0120BE:
- call: 1-702-693-8321

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

CLICK HERE to learn more about the various amenities provided by the Bellagio.

MGM Resorts does not offer shuttle services to The Bellagio Hotel. Shuttles are available at the airport and will bring guests to The Bellagio Hotel for a fee. Taxis, limos and rideshare programs like Uber are available to pick-up and drop-off to and from the airport and hotel. 

CLICK HERE to view the parking guide. 

About Sonoma

PULSES Sonoma - About Sonoma

Explore Sonoma Wine Country during your stay with attractions near the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country hotel. Santa Rosa offers artisan dining, boutique shopping, and local winery tours and tastings. Visit Railroad Square, learn something new at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and more. The Hyatt also have onsite activities like biking and yard games.

Area Attractions

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Tasting Experience
Head down to the lobby to sample wines from local Sonoma wineries served. Nightly from 4-7pm.
(Complimentary to all guests age 21 years and older).

Francis Ford Coppola Winery | 20.7 MI / 33.25 KM AWAY
Learn about production techniques and explore the scenic grounds at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Complimentary tastings of two wines are available daily. Stop by the Movie Gallery to see classic film memorabilia from the iconic director's career.
Click here to visit the website.
Click here for directions from the hotel.
Phone: 707-857-1400

Williamson Wines | 26.3 MI / 42.32 KM AWAY
Stop by Williamson Wines and discover delightful pairings of exclusive wines with everyday eats through their complimentary "Fridge Foods and Fine Wines" tastings, served daily. Williamson sells French-style wines in the tasting room and online only.
Click here to visit the website.
Click here for directions from the hotel.
Phone: 707-433-1500

Hotel Outdoor Activities
Enjoy a relaxing day outdoors with activities at our Santa Rosa hotel. Unwind at our pool and jetted tub or borrow one of our beach cruisers and explore the nearby trail network. Return in the evening to enjoy yard games by the fire pit.

Bodega Bay | 22.5 MI / 36.23 KM AWAY
Hike in a redwood forest or whale watch from the rugged coast at Bodega Bay. Located 30 minutes away, Bodega Bay offers biking, rock climbing, surfing, and more outdoor activities. Play a round of golf or enjoy fresh seafood in the fishing village.
Click here to visit the website.

Charles M Schulz Museum and Research Center | 2.4 MI / 3.92 KM AWAY
Learn something new about the beloved Peanuts™ comic strip with drawings, photos, and more at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. Located less than 10 minutes away, the campus also includes an ice skating rink, cafe, and gift shop.
Click here to visit the website.
Click here for directions from the hotel.
Phone: 707-579-4452

Farmers Markets
Pick up some fresh produce and enjoy time with the community at one of Sonoma's Certified Farmers Markets. The local farmer's markets offer an inviting place to pick up a souvenir, savor fresh food and coffee, and enjoy live music from local artists.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens | 1.0 MI / 1.56 KM AWAY
Take a scenic stroll through the sprawling historic estate of Luther Burbank at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. This local attraction is where the world-famous horticulturist lived and experimented with plant breeding for more than 50 years.
Click here to visit the website.
Click here for directions from the hotel.
Phone: 707-524-5445

Railroad Square | 0.2 MI / 291 METER AWAY
Explore vintage shops, boutiques, and restaurants in historic Railroad Square. Located within walking distance from our hotel, this area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features preserved architecture from the town's railroad days.
Click here to visit the website.
Click here for directions from the hotel.
Phone: 707-568-0743

Museum of Sonoma County | 2.6 MI / 4.16 KM AWAY
Learn more about local history at the Museum of Sonoma County. Located less than 10 minutes away, this educational attraction is housed in the 1909 Santa Rosa post office. The exhibits include local art, historic photographs, and a sculpture garden.
Click here to visit the website.
Click here for directions from the hotel.
Phone: 707-579-1500

Green Music Center | 9.0 MI / 14.46 KM AWAY
Located 15 minutes away at Sonoma State University, Green Music Center hosts the Santa Rosa Symphony, Sonoma Bach, and the university music department. Green Music Center presents diverse artists and performances year-round in three dynamic venues.
Click here to visit the website.
Click here for directions from the hotel.
Phone: 707-664-4246

You can also visit the following link to check out other local events and activities in Sonoma:

Pre-Conference Presentations

PULSES Vegas - Pre-Conference Presentations

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