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TMS Mechanisms of Action: Complexity Simplified


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TMS Mechanisms of Action: Complexity Simplified

You’re invited to join the Clinical TMS Society for this installment of our Grand Rounds Webinar Series: TMS Mechanisms of Action: Complexity Simplified

Learning objectives: 

1.     Where TMS is applied, how it is applied and what is the underlying brain activity will determine its effects;

2.     Could various stimulation parameters lead to different outcomes;  

3.     What is the next step in optimizing TMS’ clinical outcomes. 


Date of Release: April 10, 2020

Date of Expiration: April 9, 2022


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

Speaker: Ziad Nahas, MD

Dr. Nahas received his Medical Degree from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon. He then completed an internship in Psychiatry at L’Institut Paul Silvadon, a Lacanian day-hospital, and Hopital Charles Foix, both in Paris France. He moved to Houston Texas in 1993 as a resident in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nahas also attended the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute’s psychodynamic psychotherapy course. He later joined the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1997 where he completed a research fellowship in Functional Neuroimaging and Psychopharmacology and a Master of Science in Clinical Research. He was a faculty member from 1999 to 2011 with a specific focus on research in mood disorders and brain stimulation. From Summer 2011 to Spring 2017, Dr. Nahas was the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) where he helped develop the department's clinical, education and research portfolio. In 2017, Dr Nahas joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota where he serves as the vice chair for clinical affairs and director of the mood disorders and interventional psychiatry programs.

In addition to his scientific and academic contributions, Dr. Nahas has been a strong advocate for the parity of mental health care coverage in Lebanon. He co-founded Embrace, a Non-Profit Organization to fight stigma associated with mental illness and provide financial support for patients who cannot afford the cost of their treatments. Embrace has launched the first Suicide Prevention Help Line in the Middle East.


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No financial or in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion 

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire webinar as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.   


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 enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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