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2021 Annual Meeting - Welcome

We are excited to bring you the Clinical TMS Society 9th Annual Meeting. Over the last 8 years, our meeting has quadrupled in size as over 530 attendees joined us in 2019.

The 8th Annual Meeting of the Clinical TMS Society that was scheduled to be in Chicago, Illinois was cancelled due to public health concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to a great meeting in 2021, as we are planning for a great lineup of speakers, research, and networking with over 600 attendees this year.

We invite you to join us in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 12, 2021.

The Annual Meeting of the Clinical TMS Society provides a unique opportunity for you to connect with an international gathering of TMS providers and researchers. There will be a two-day training workshop for new TMS providers and technicians. Following this introductory workshop, there will be two full information-packed days complete with displays, networking, discussions, poster sessions, demonstrations, and keynotes with industry leaders.

We hope you will take advantage of this beautiful city and hotel.

Come be part of the experience with us. We look forward to your participation at our Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, FL.

Thursday, June 10 (6 pm) - Saturday, June 12, 2021 (5 pm) EDT

Hilton West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Convention Center
600 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401






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PULSES West Palm Beach

We are excited to announce the Clinical TMS Society will be offering a two-day PULSES course in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 9-10, 2021!

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.

Attendees will also have the ability to participate in an interactive Q&A Panel with Pulses faculty. Those who pass the test are awarded a certificate of completion.

PULSES West Palm Beach Pricing:


Participant Type

Early Bird Registration
(ENDS Monday, December 7, 2020)

General Registration
(STARTS Tuesday, December 8, 2020)

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  

*All registrations will be checked for membership.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 9 - Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EDT)

Location: Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Cancellation Policy:

PULSES registration cancellations must be received in writing on or before Thursday, May 13, 2021, to receive a refund minus a $75.00 administration fee.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 13, 2021.

In the event CTMSS must cancel the PULSES course 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.

Call for Abstracts

2021 Annual Meeting - Call for Abstracts

Thursday, June 10 – Saturday, June 12, 2021
Hilton West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Florida



During the peer review process, poster abstracts will be ranked by a panel of judges. Judges will consider 1) the originality, 2) quality of research methodology, and 3) clinical impact of submitted abstracts. The presenters of the top 4 poster’s will be invited to give a brief (10-15 minute) oral presentation at the CTMSS 2021 Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida, in addition to the poster presentation and be acknowledged as a "Top 2021 CTMSS Poster".

Criteria: Abstracts should contain original material relevant to the field of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. The abstracts will be rated by a committee of the Society and finalists will be chosen based upon scientific merit, quality of presentation, and compliance with these guidelines and instructions. Authors will be notified of the committee’s decision via email in March 2021.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstracts must be submitted electronically via the website, as both a Microsoft word document(.doc), and a PDF.
  • Membership or registration for the annual meeting is not required at the time of submitting the abstract for review. For each poster, however, their needs to be a unique presenter (i.e., one registered presenter per approved poster).
  • Abstracts should include the title, all authors’ names and affiliations.
  • Abstracts must be 250 words or less and use a structured format which includes sections for Background, Design/Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Conflicts of interest and funding source for the study need to be added to the end of the abstract and bottom right corner of the poster. (Does not count towards word count.) If there were none, then explicitly state "none." CLICK HERE to view example abstract.
  • Abstracts should include any pertinent disclosures regarding the research.
  • Abstracts should include relevant background, well-described methods including specifics of TMS parameters, study results including number of subjects and relevant statistics, and a clear statement about the novel, unpublished findings that will be presented.
  • Avoid making conclusions that are not supported by specific data presented (e.g., stating a case study proves that TMS is safe or effective for X). Instead provide what the data specifically supports, and what is required in the future to confirm or refute.
  • Abstracts that do not include data or indicate "results will be provided later" will not be accepted. If you are waiting on results, consider submitting a Late-Breaking Poster abstract in February. Late-Breaking Poster abstracts will not be eligible for the top 4 abstracts to be presented.
  • Each abstract/poster shall have at least one presenting author identified who must be present during the poster session to discuss the work with the attendees.
  • Co-authors must be entered at the time of submission. They cannot be added after the abstract is submitted.
  • If accepted, abstracts will be reproduced for the meeting exactly as entered. Review your abstract and check for typographical and spelling errors, as well as scientific sense.
  • After acceptance, changes in presenting author are not allowed except with express permission of the Program Committee Chair (Email CTMSS).
  • Your name, address, e-mail, and telephone are used for various communications throughout the meeting planning process. Please check that the information that you enter is accurate, thus ensuring that our communications will reach you in a timely manner.
  • All Abstracts for the Annual Meeting will be published online in Brain Stimulation.

If submitting more than one abstract, please submit them separately. Please note that due to space limitations, no more than two (2) abstracts will be accepted per clinic and no more than three (3) per research group.

Criteria for Acceptance: Factors considered for presentations include quality and topics that are of interest to our TMS audience. Multiple submissions are allowed; however, presenters and collaborative groups should combine multiple submissions when possible. Multiple submissions that pertain to highly related aspects of the same study are discouraged and may lead to rejection.

Criteria for Top 4 Abstracts Awards:

  1. Strength of design - primary data randomized trail > prospective open trial > retrospective data > review of literature > case reports/series > no data
  2. Size of sample
  3. Impact of findings to clinical field of TMS
  4. Novelty of findings
  5. Appropriateness of conclusions from data presented
  6. Abstracts with data that are already being presented in a scheduled session at the meeting are not eligible for this award

Important dates:

  • Closing dates for abstract submissions: Monday, January 25, 2021 (.doc and pdf format)
  • FINAL PDF submission for the selected abstracts: Monday, May 17, 2021 (pdf format)
  • Poster Display of abstracts: Friday, June 11 through Saturday, June 12, 2021 (posters to be brought in format to display; maximum size 3’ X 4’ poster)
  • Poster Session: Friday, June 11, 2020 6-8pm (requires an author’s presence for two (2) hours)
    • TOP 4 Posters: Oral Presentation, Date & Time to be determined.

Please provide ALL information requested.

Main Contact Information
Become a Partner/Exhibitor

2021 Annual Meeting - Become a Partner / Exhibitor

Partner and Exhibitor sponsorship opportunities and information will open in November 2020. 


Hilton West Palm Beach

Hilton West Palm Beach
600 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
+1 561 231 6000

CTMSS room block at the Hilton West Plam Beach is available at $191 per night. Our block rate is limited, so please make your reservations asap.

To reserve a room online: please click here and select 'Attendee' OR call the hotel directly at 561-231-6000, Option 1 and reference the group code: ZCTMSS


Hotel Check-in & Check-Out Policies

  • Check-In Time: 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time: 11:00 am
  • Early Departure Fee: $75.00 fee should guest depart prior to the established check-out date
  • Late Check-Out Fee: $25.00 per hour after 11 am, 50% of the rate by 5:00 pm. After 5 pm it would be a full night’s charge.

Complimentary in-room and hotel lobby WIFI internet access. 

Hotel Valet Parkingself-parking is not available for the hotel. You must be booked under the CTMSS hotel room block to qualify for the discounted parking rates below.

  • $25 for overnight parking
  • $17 for daily parking 

Directions to Hotel
The hotel is located off of I-95 at exit 70. Okeechobee Blvd- about one mile from I-95.

  • from Palm Beach International Airport | Distance from Hotel: 3 miles
    Exit airport, make right. Take 95 North for one exit (Exit 70), make right and go approx. 1 mile and the hotel is on the right side just past the convention center.

    *The Hilton West Palm Beach provides a Complimentary shuttle service to and from Palm Beach International Airport.

    Shuttle Service Schedule:
    Every day from 5:15 AM to 10:45 PM.
    Departs the hotel on the 15 and 45 of each hour.
    Departs the airport on the 00 and 30 of each hour.
    Seats 15 passenger, NOT handicap accessible, first come-first serve

  • from Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport | Distance from Hotel: 35 miles
    Exit airport, take 95 North to exit 70, make right and go approx. 1 mile and the hotel is on the right side just past the convention center.
Convention Center

Palm Beach Convention Center

Palm Beach Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in the Palm Beach Convention Center, connected to the Hilton West Palm Beach Hotel.

Convention Center Parking for individuals not staying at the hotel.

Parking Garage - self-parking 
1099 S. Rosemary Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

It can be accessed off Okeechobee Boulevard (south side) and a right turn onto Rosemary Avenue. The garage entrance is at the end of Rosemary Avenue. Several additional parking garages are available across the street at CityPlace for overflow parking needs.

Parking Rates:

  • First 30 Minutes | Free
  • 31 Minutes to 3 Hours | $5.00
  • $1.00 each additional hour up to a maximum of $10 for 12 hours parked
  • $5.00 every 6-hour block thereafter
  • Maximum Daily Rate $20.00
  • Lost Tickets $20.00

For parking questions or concerns, please call 561-366-3000.

About West Palm Beach

About West Palm Beach

Restaurants Walking Distance from the Hilton Hotel and Palm Beach Convention Center:

  • RH Rooftop Restaurant West Palm - Elegant, rooftop destination offering an array of classic American dishes & wine amid scenic views.
    560 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 804-6826
  • The Regional Kitchen & Public House - Contemporary bistro showcasing New American cuisine with Southern-inspired twists & craft cocktails.
    651 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 557-6460
  • BurgerFi - Stylish, eco-minded chain serving grass-fed beef burgers, plus hot dogs, craft beer & wine.
    700 S Rosemary Ave #102, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 557-9144
  • The Cheesecake Factory - American chain restaurant offering sizable portions from a vast menu including signature cheesecake.
    701 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 802-3838
  • Saito Japanese Steakhouse - Local Japanese steakhouse chain featuring tableside hibachi grills. Most locations have full bars.
    700 S Rosemary Ave #208, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 296-8881
  • City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill - Mediterranean fare served in an airy space with a floor-to-ceiling glass wine cellar & patio.
    700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 366-0071
  • IL Bellagio Italian Restaurant - Trattoria in an open-air shopping mall offering Italian classics & outdoor dining by fountains.
    600 S Rosemary Ave #170, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 659-6160
  • City Pizza Italian Cuisine - An unassuming atmosphere for traditional Italian entrees, calzones & made-to-order pizzas.
    632 Hibiscus St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 833-2323
  • Brio Italian Grille - Warm, relaxed Italian eatery serving Tuscan-inspired grill fare, wine & cocktails.
    550 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 835-1511
  • Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen - Industrial-chic hangout featuring elevated bar bites, many beers on tap & a stage for live music.

Other Restaurants Nearby:

  • Johan's Joe Swedish Coffee House & Cafe - Pancakes, herring, salads & sandwiches are served up with hot & cold drinks in sleek, modern digs.
    5810, 401 S Dixie Hwy #3, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 808-5090
  • Paris Bakery & Cafe - Tiny cafe serving sweet & savory crêpes, sandwiches, salads & soups also offers outdoor seating.
    212 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 820-9281
  • Avocado Grill - Breezy, retro hangout with seasonal small plates, a raw bar & specialty sushi, plus outdoor seating.
    125 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 623-0822
  • Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar - Buzzing Mexican hot spot doling out classic dishes & snacks, plus over 400 varieties of tequila.
    224 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 650-1001
  • E.R. Bradley's Saloon - Open-air, open-late tavern where ladies are known to dance on the bar, serving bar eats & breakfast.
    104 N Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 833-3520
  • Lynora's - Gastropub serving gourmet wood-fired pizzas & modernized Italian dishes in a chic, yet chill, space.
    207 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 899-3117
  • Hullabaloo - Trendy gastropub for Italian fare, cocktails & brews, with a vintage Airstream camper on the patio.
    517 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 833-1033
  • Morton's The Steakhouse - Upscale chain for aged prime beef, seafood & other traditional steakhouse fare in a clubby space.
    777 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 835-9664
  • Banko Cantina - Splashy cantina in a historic converted 1920s bank, offering refined Mexican fare & a tequila bar.
    114 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 355-1399
  • Palm Sugar Restaurant - Funky restaurant serving an eclectic menu of Asian street foods in addition to gourmet pastries.
    340 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 820-9206
  • Kabuki Sushi Thai - Japanese & Thai dishes & innovative sushi rolls are presented in sleek, contemporary surroundings.
    308 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Phone: (561) 833-6349

Outdoor Activities

Cycle Party Tours
Cycle Party is one of the most fun and unique experiences in South Florida. Cycle Party is a 15 person pedal powered party on wheels. It's like having your own private mobile bar. Each party bike comes with music, a tour guide and an unforgettable adventure. There are all kinds of tours you can try out with Cycle Party. Try out the local cuisine on the foodie tour, enjoy the nightlife on the pub crawl or happy hour tour, learn about history and see the city on a sightseeing tour. Our if you're up for a challenge, try out the scavenger hunt and win a trophy to take home. However you choose to do a Cycle Party, you're guarantee'd to have an amazing time!

Palm Beach Outlets
Palm Beach Outlets, is an open air shopping center that features over 100 outlet stores, including some of the best names in fashion including Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, J.Crew I crewcuts Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike Factory Store, Calvin Klein and many more! Palm Beach Outlets is conveniently located in the heart of Palm Beach County, immediately off of Interstate 95 and is the ONLY outlet shopping center within 55 miles.

The Scuba Club
Come dive with America's only "Country Club for Divers", The Scuba Club, Inc. Although you need not be a member to dive with us, a certification card and log book are required. We are conveniently located on the water in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida only 1 mile south of the Palm Beach Inlet.Our specially trained divemasters and instructors will escort you on all scuba dives; whether it be the lush reefs or exciting wrecks in 50 to 80 feet of the Atlantic Gulfstream waters. The blue Gulfstream affords the most unusual and varied diving in the continental U.S., and comes closest to land along the Palm Beaches. The dive sites are located within 20 minutes of our facility.We dive 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday. Our U.S. Coast Guard certified boat is equipped with the latest safety equipment, and our captain and deckhand are there to make your scuba dive pleasurable. We do both single and two-tank dives, and due to the popularity of our diving, we recommend reservations be made in advance.


Walt Disney World Resort
Walt Disney World Resort is an entertainment and recreation center of nearly 40 square miles featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Disney's Blizzard Beach and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon); 34 resort hotels (24 owned and operated by Walt Disney World); 81 holes of golf on five courses; two full-service spas; Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex; and Disney Springs, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex

Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando is a destination where guests can do everything all the time or nothing but relax – all in the same day. It's a destination where they can play bocce ball near a semi-private pool at the luxurious Portofino Bay Resort, while the cabana attendant refreshes their drink. And it's a destination where parents and kids alike can scream their lungs out on the Incredible Hulk roller coaster while being rocketed from 0 mph to 45 mph in two seconds.

Museum Campus

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium features more than 100 hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium, a digital planetarium, Florida exhibit hall, pre-K focused Discovery Center and playground, an interactive Everglades exhibit, brand new 18-hole miniature Conservation Course and more!

Lion Country Safari
Two parks, one low price. Exciting 4-mile drive-thru safari & cool walk-through amusement park. Features over 1,000 animals roaming inches from your car on more than 300 acres. Plus relaxing walk-through park featuring Animal Theater, petting zoo, bird feeding, pontoon boat tour, paddle boats, miniature golf, flying elephant ride, safari maze, giraffe feeding exhibit, water slides, splash water playground, restaurant, gift shops, picnic & more! KOA campground with complete RV, tent or cabin camping.

Manatee Lagoon - An FPL Eco-Discovery Center
Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center® is a FREE Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. The 16,000-square-foot center features engaging, hands-on exhibits for visitors to learn all about these threatened and unique creatures as well as the natural wonders of the surrounding Lake Worth Lagoon. On cold winter days, the facility’s observation deck will be the ideal spot to view manatee herds basking in the warm-water outflows from Florida Power & Light Company’s adjacent Riviera Beach Next Generation Clean Energy Center. Open year-round, the center's hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The facility is closed on Mondays and major holidays except for select Mondays during manatee season.

Grassy Waters Preserve
Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades watershed and the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens was established in 1977 by resident sculptor Ann Weaver Norton. Within an urban sanctuary of two acres, the compound comprises Norton’s historic home, exhibition galleries, artist studio, nine monumental sculptures and rare palm and cycad gardens for public enjoyment as a natural green oasis. Member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Palm Beach Maritime Museum
Palm Beach Maritime Museum has two sites: the museum in Currie Park on North Flagler Drive on the waterfront in West Palm Beach and the President John F. Kennedy Bunker and former Coast Guard Station on Peanut Island across from the Port of Palm Beach.


Palm Beach Opera
Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents main stage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the premier performing arts centers in the Southeast with a growing national and international reputation. True to the spirit in which it was created, the Center is expanding programming by initiating projects on local, national and international levels. The world-class Kravis Center opened fully funded, with a total construction cost of $100 million, of which a remarkable $49 million came from private individuals and corporations. The Kravis Center is a success story that provides communities worldwide with an example of a thriving performing arts center and a major community and economic catalyst. Set on 10.6 acres of property at the highest point in the city, the Kravis Center includes four venues -- the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall, the 300-seat Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, the 300-seat Helen K. Persson Hall and the outdoor Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre with a capacity for 1,400 patrons. The Center’s Cohen Pavilion houses the Weiner Banquet Center, Gimelstob Ballroom and Harris Pre-function Hall. It also houses The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and the Elmore Family Business Center for the Arts, along with a five-level parking garage. Food service at the Center is provided by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

The Clinical TMS Society shares the global concern about the emerging and rapidly evolving Novel Coronavirus (COVID19 or 2019-nCoV) situation and continues to monitor the situation closely, following all guidelines and recommended safety measures issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organizations (WHO) and state and local health authorities.

If our assessment of the situation changes, based on new and evolving developments or updated information, we will promptly update this statement regarding the status of the 2021 Pulses Course and Annual Meeting accordingly.

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