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TMS Practice at the Time of COVID-19


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This webinar is restricted to registered participants or on-demand registrants. Click the following link to register: Register Here

You’re invited to join the Clinical TMS Society for this installment of our Grand Round Webinar Series: TMS Practice at the Time of COVID-19

Learning objectives: 

1.     State five (5) forms of personal protective equipment and when to use it;

2.     Understand changes in patient flow and barriers to prevent exposures;  

3.     Develop a protocol for suspected or confirmed exposures or infection in patients and staff. 


Date of Release: July 17, 2020

Date of Expiration: July 16, 2022


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

*Registered attendees will receive access to the on-demand video recording on Friday, July 17, 2020. You will receive an email notification on Friday with instructions on how to access the video. You may register for the on-demand webinar at any time after the live webinar.


d Bermudes, MD
Dr. Bermudes is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and the Chief Medical Officer of TMS Health Solutions. He completed medical school at the University of California, San Diego and residency training in Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Bermudes founded TMS Health Solutions (TMS HS) in 2007, a group practice with over 30 interventional-neuropsychiatrists in California. TMS HS has a number of clinical programs and provides medication management, psychotherapy, ECT, TMS and Esketamine services.

He co-wrote and co-edited “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice1, a book with key research findings on TMS as well as its potential to be used for other conditions such as OCD, PTSD, Adolescent Depression and mild dementia.

Dr. Bermudes is a founding member of the Clinical TMS Society. He chaired the groupʻs first annual meeting in 2013 and was elected as its president in 2015, serving for two years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and co-chairs the Insurance Committee.

1 Bermudes, Richard A., Karl I. Lanocha, and Philip G. Janicak, eds. Transcranial magnetic stimulation: clinical applications for psychiatric practice. American psychiatric pub, 2017.

Kevin Kinback, MD

Dr. Kinback trained in both medicine and psychiatry in Southern California at Loma Linda University, where he still serves as Assistant Clinical Professor, as well as Johns Hopkins.  He was one of the first to adopt TMS in 2008, and has trained on several devices.  Dr. Kinback participated in early clinical trials with two TMS device companies and has taught in the PULSES course.
Very active with the TMS Society, Dr. Kinback has served on the Board of Directors the past 5 years, has edited the Magnet Newsletter, and chaired the Insurance Committee for several years.  As a very strong advocate for patient care and TMS education, he chaired an APA workshop in San Diego called “Starting a TMS Practice, What I Wish I Would Have Known.”  Dr. Kinback remains active on the Legal, Business & Ethics, as well as the Outreach Committee, in addition to running his private practice, Advanced TMS Center in Orange County.  

Dr. Kinback has a background in engineering and construction, as well as disaster medicine, having served on Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT), as well as decades with the Red Cross,  Civil Defense, EMS services.  These experiences bring a unique and useful perspective to coping with the current pandemic crisis.

William Sauvé, MD

Dr. William Sauvé commenced his career in psychiatry with the U.S. Marines followed by service as a Division Officer of inpatient psychiatry at the Naval Medical Center of San Diego.  After his years of military practice, Dr. Sauvé relocated to Richmond, Virginia where he started a private psychiatric practice. He joined Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers as Medical Director of our Rockville, Richmond and Charlottesville locations in January 2014. He also serves as a staff psychiatrist in Tysons Corner.

Lauren Valencia, LCSW

Lauren has worked with TMS patients for 7 years as a TMS Coordinator and Therapist for the Neuroscience and TMS Treatment Centers in Nashville, TN. Currently she coordinates two offices with three TMS devices.

In the past Lauren has spoken at  Clinical TMS Society Annual Meetings & taught as a member of the PULSES faculty during her time on the CTMSS Education Committee.  She is also a co-author of Train Your Brain, the online TMS Workbook.  Lauren utilizes aspects of CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing to work with patients strengths and develop treatment goals relevant to living a fulfilling life. 

Lauren graduated with her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee College Of Social Work in 2013. Prior to becoming an Clinical Social Worker Lauren received her B.S. in Psychology and Criminology from Florida State University. Lauren's previous experiences include working with vulnerable populations in the Veterans Affairs System, Alive Hospice, and Children's Home Society of Florida.


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Acknowledgement of Financial and/or In-Kind Commercial Support


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. 


Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.


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American Psychiatric Association Publishing:Other,Clinical TMS Society:Speakers Bureau,TMS Health Solutions LLC:Stock Shareholder,Mindful Health Solutions:Practice Owner




Sweetwater Psychiatry:Owner,Greenbrook TMS Houston Regional Medical Director:Employee,Pulses:Speakers Bureau











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