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PULSES Las Vegas: An Introductory & Refresher Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Course for Psychiatric Conditions

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PULSES Sonoma: Welcome

We are excited to announce the Clinical TMS Society will be offering a two-day PULSES course in Sonoma, California on October 15-16, 2022!

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 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 complete the course are awarded a certificate of completion.

PULSES Sonoma Pricing:


Participant Type

Early Bird Registration
(ENDS Friday, July 8, 2022)

General Registration
(STARTS Saturday, July 9, 2022)

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.



$1,250.00 $1,750.00  

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, October 15 - Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 6:45 am to 5:00 pm (PST)

Location: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Cancellation Policy:

  • Event registration cancelled before Friday, September 30, 2022, is refundable minus a $75 administrative fee. We must receive an email requesting a refund by September 30, 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 Sonoma: Registration

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PULSES Sonoma: Schedule

Saturday, October 15, 2022
6:30am - 7:00am
Check-In & Breakfast
Dry Creek Foyer
7:00am - 7:20am
Welcome & Introductions
Presented by Mohamed Abdelghani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych, FCTMSS ~ President of CTMSS & Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
Dry Creek Ballroom
7:25am - 8:40am
TMS: History, Basic Principles and Some Practical Considerations
Presented by Professor Anthony Barker, BEng, PhD, FIET, FIPEM, Honorary Member of CTMSS
Dry Creek Ballroom
8:40am - 8:55am
Morning Break
Dry Creek Foyer
9:00am - 9:55am
Basic Science to Clinical Practice: Repetitive TMS Becomes a Psychiatric Therapy
Linda Carpenter, MD, FCTMSS, Member of the Education Committee
Dry Creek Ballroom
9:55am - 10:50am
Basic Science to Clinical Practice: Early Studies to Indication & Present State
Linda Carpenter, MD, FCTMSS, Member of the Education Committee
Dry Creek Ballroom
10:55am - 11:50am
Practical Administration of TMS for Depressed Patients, Part I
Kimberly Cress, MD, FCTMSS, Past President of CTMSS
Dry Creek Ballroom
11:50am - 12:00pm
Group and other photos on stage
Dry Creek Ballroom
12:00pm -12:30pm
Dry Creek Foyer
12:30pm - 1:25pm (Session 1)
GROUP 1: Video on Beam method & training
Dry Creek Ballroom
12:30pm - 1:25pm
GROUP 2: Hands On-Time - Rotate five Stations - 10 min each (Live demos)
Alexander Ballroom
1:30pm - 2:25pm (Session 2)
GROUP 1: Hands On-Time - Rotate five Stations - 10 min each (Live demos)
Alexander Ballroom
1:30pm - 2:25 pm
GROUP 2: Video on Beam method & training
Dry Creek Ballroom
2:25pm - 2:55pm
Afternoon Break with Snacks
Dry Creek Foyer
3:00pm - 3:55pm
Practical Administration of TMS for Depressed Patients, Part II
Kristin Raj, MD, Member of Education Committee
Dry Creek Ballroom
4:00pm - 4:55pm
Practical Administration of TMS for Depressed Patients, Part III
Jonathan Becker, DO, Member of Education Committee
Dry Creek Ballroom
5:00pm - 5:55pm
Practical Administration of TMS for Depressed Patients, Part IV
Debra Stultz, MD, Treasurer and CTMSS Board of Director
Dry Creek Ballroom
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Evening Reception – with Device Sponsors ~ appetizers & libations
Alexander Ballroom
Sunday, October 16, 2022
7:00am - 7:05am
Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, FCTMSS, Pulses Course Director
Dry Creek Ballroom
7:10am - 8:00am
OPTIONAL LECTURE: Setting up a Private Practice & Marketing Practice Tips
Randy Pardell, MD, DLFAPA, FCTMSS, CTMSS Immediate Past-President
Dry Creek Ballroom
8:05am - 8:55am
OPTIONAL LECTURE: Financial Aspects and Insurance
Todd Hutton, MD, FAPA, CTMSS Board of Director and Past-President
Dry Creek Ballroom
7:30am - 9:15am
Visit with Devices (Extra time)
Alexander Ballroom
8:55am - 9:10am
Breakfast (during intro) & Welcome & Intro to Day 2
Foyer & Dry Creek Ballroom
9:15am - 10:10am
Beyond Depression: Other FDA Cleared Indications
Mohamed Abdelghani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych, FCTMSS, President of CTMSS
Dry Creek Ballroom
10:15am -11:10am
Emerging Research & Promising (Non-FDA cleared) Indications
Saydra Wilson, MD, Board of Director CTMSS
Dry Creek Ballroom
11:10am - 11:30am
Dry Creek Foyer
11:30am - 1:00pm
Questions with Faculty
Dry Creek Ballroom
Box Lunch (Grab & Go)
Dry Creek Foyer


*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 16.25 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 Sonoma: 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,


Dr. Barker recently retired from the U.K. National Health Service after 38 years in the Sheffield Department of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering.  An engineer by training, Dr. Barker’s Ph.D. was on the study of peripheral nerve conduction velocities. During this period he started to investigate nerve stimulation using magnetically induced currents. He continued this work after his Ph.D... Read More →

Jonathan Becker, DO,


Dr. Becker completed his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Developmental Psychology at Tulane University in New Orleans before attending Des Moines University for Medical School. He completed his psychiatry residency program at Vanderbilt University and served as a faculty member there for 7 years before transitioning to our office. While at Vanderbilt, Dr. Becker served as the medical... 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 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 →

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,


Carlos Lowell, DO

Dr. Carlos Lowell has been a Board Certified Psychiatrist in Sandusky, Ohio since serving as Chief Resident & graduating from the Psychiatric Residency Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1995.  Providing rTMS services thru our office since 2013 and members of the Clinical TMS Society since 2014 serving on multiple committees thru the years.  Current CTMSS committee memberships... 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 →

Kristin Raj, MD

Dr. Raj specializes in the treatment of mood disorders with expertise in neuromodulation and in the psychopharmacological management of the bipolar disorder. She is Chief of Interventional Psychiatry and Chief of the Bipolar Clinic at Stanford University. She is the director of education for interventional psychiatry where she manages resident and fellow education in brain stimulation and the... Read More →

Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, Ph.D.

Saydra R Wilson, MD

Dr, Saydra Wilson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she combines her clinical interventional psychiatry work in ECT and TMS with her research interests in TMS mechanisms and biomarkers for TMS response. She has been a member of the Clinical TMS Society since 2018 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors and enjoy's her role as Outreach... Read More →


PULSES Sonoma: Exhibitors

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Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country

PULSES Sonoma: Hyatt

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country
170 Railroad St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
P: 1-707-284-1234

Hotel reservations are now available.


GROUP RATE BY DAY: $259.00 per night, plus $15.00 destination fee and tax.

To reserve a room online: please click here.

To reserve a room over the phone or by email, please reference the following block code: CTMS
Call: 1-402-537-6800

Booking on you would use CODE: G-CTMS where it asks for a group or corporate code.

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

CLICK HERE to learn more about the various amenities provided by the Hyatt Regency Hotel.


Overnight guests have in-and-out privileges. Tesla charging stations onsite, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Self Parking - $12/night
  • Valet Parking - $15/night
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Sonoma - Pre-Conference Presentations

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