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2022 Annual Meeting - Welcome

We are excited to bring you the Clinical TMS Society 10th Annual Meeting. Over the last 9 years, our meeting has grown in size as over 423 attendees joined us in 2021.

We look forward to a great meeting in 2022, 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 Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14, 2022.

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 Chicago, IL.

Thursday, May 12 (6 pm) - Saturday, May 14, 2022 (5 pm) CDT

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616-9985





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2022 Annual Meeting & PULSES Chicago: Registration

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PULSES Chicago

We are excited to announce the Clinical TMS Society will be offering a two-day PULSES course in Chicago, Illinois on May 11-12, 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 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 complete the course are awarded a certificate of completion.

PULSES Chicago: Faculty

  • Mohamed Abdelghani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPsych
  • Anthony T. Barker, BEng, PhD, FIET, FIPEM, Retired Consultant Clinical Scientist
  • Linda L. Carpenter, MD
  • Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA
  • Kimberly K Cress, MD
  • Todd Hutton, MD
  • Richard PITCH, MD
  • Brian Smith, MD
  • Debra Stultz, MD
  • Saydra Wilson, MD

PULSES Chicago Pricing:


Participant Type

Early Bird Registration
(ENDS Wednesday, January 5, 2022)

General Registration
(STARTS Thursday, January 6, 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: Wednesday, May 11 - Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (CDT) (time is scheduled to change)

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, IL 60616-9985

Cancellation Policy:

  • Event registration cancelled before Friday, April 15, 2022, is fully refundable. We must receive an email requesting a refund by April 15, 2022.
  • Event registration cancellations received after April 15, 2022, will receive a refund minus a $75 administrative fee.
  • 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.

Call for Abstracts

2022 Annual Meeting: Call for Abstracts

Thursday, May 12 – Saturday, May 14, 2022
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616-9985



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 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, in addition to the poster presentation and be acknowledged as a "Top 2022 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 2022.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • The abstracts must be submitted electronically via the CTMSS website online submission form.
  • 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).
  • Abstract submissions for review should not include authors or affiliations.
  • Abstracts must be one page 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. Remove authors and affiliations from first word file submissions for anonymous review by committee.
  • 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.’
  • Final accepted abstracts should include the title, all authors’ names and affiliations.
  • 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 trial > 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
  7. Preference will be given to authors who are not already speaking at the conference.
  8. Preference will be given to authors who were not winners the year prior
  9. Only one abstract per submission site/research team is eligible for an award.

Important dates:

  • Closing dates for abstract submissions: Thursday January 27, 2022 (.doc and pdf format)
  • FINAL PDF submission for the selected abstracts: Monday, April 25, 2022 (pdf format)
  • Poster Display of abstracts: Friday, May 13 through Saturday, May 14, 2022 (posters to be brought in format to display; maximum size 3’ X 4’ poster)
  • Poster Session: Friday, May 13, 2022 5:30-7:30pm (requires an author’s presence for two (2) hours)
    • TOP 4 Posters: Oral Presentation, Date & Time to be determined.

Please provide ALL information requested.

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Hyatt Regency McMormick Place

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, IL 60616-9985
+1 312 567 1234

CTMSS room block at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is available at $279 per night . Our block rate is limited, so please make your reservations asap.

To reserve a room online: please click here OR call +1 312-567-1234 and reference the Clinical TMS Annual Meeting



Complimentary in-room internet access


Chicago city parking is simple and secure at our covered garage with 600 spaces, with valet parking available for added convenience. Easily pay for self-parking at kiosks near garage elevators, with parking available for vehicles up to 6’3”.

  • Self-Parking
    • 0-1 hours                                                                 $20
    • 1-3 hours                                                                 $23
    • 3-9 hours                                                                 $29
    • 9-24 hours                                                               $36
    • McCormick Place Lot A up to 16 hours              $23
    • McCormick Place Lot A 16-24 hours                   $36
  • Valet Parking
    • Overnight                                                                 $51 /Daily

 For other froms of transportation call the Concierge at +1 312-528-4143 for further assistance with transportation.

About Chicago

About Chicago

Outdoor Activities

Lakefront Trails: 2.8 MI / 4.58 KM AWAY
Access 18 miles of hiking, biking, jogging, and walking trails along beautiful Lake Michigan, with parks and miles of sandy shoreline setting the scenery along the way.

Northerly Island: 3.3 MI / 5.34 KM AWAY
This 91-acre peninsula juts into Lake Michigan can be found at the heart of the Museum Campus. The space features scenic paths, play areas, fishing, and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline, plus concerts during the summer months.

Buckingham Fountain
One of the largest fountains in the world, this one is located at the center of Grant Park and dates to the 1920s. Catch a water show every hour during the day or come by at night to see the show choreographed with lights and music.

Guaranteed Rate Field
Tailgate on game day and catch all the Major League Baseball action at this Southside stadium, located less than ten minutes from the hotel.


Navy Pier
Spend a day exploring Navy Pier, with 50 acres of attractions and experiences for all ages. Take in the view along the 3,000-foot pier, ride the famous Ferris Wheel, and try local eats in one of the many restaurants located on-site.

Millennium Park
Home of the famous Cloudgate, also known as “The Bean,” Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Lurie Garden, and more, this park is a must-visit. Experience dozens of cultural events, activities, concerts, and tours.

Willis Tower Skydeck: 2.7 MI / 4.39 KM AWAY
Ascend this 103-story observatory for exceptional views, with sights of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana visible on clear days. Visit the interactive exhibits to learn about Chicago's dreamers, schemers, musicians, and sports greats.

Soldier Field: 2.9 MI / 4.63 KM AWAY
The oldest NFL stadium dating to 1971, this iconic football field is also used for arena tours, concerts, runs, and other sporting events throughout the year.

Museum Campus

Shedd Aquarium: 3.3 MI / 5.33 KM AWAY
An indoor public aquarium, the John G. Shedd Aquarium features 25,000 marina animals and 1,500 different species. The Aquarium is a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk from our downtown Chicago hotel.

Field Museum: 3.1 MI / 4.92 KM AWAY
From Dinosaurs to DNA, this Chicago favorite houses amazing natural history and scientific exhibits—all just a quick five-minute drive away from our lakefront hotel.

Adler Planetarium: 3.2 MI / 5.2 KM AWAY
America’s first planetarium, Adler Planetarium is just a 20-minute walk from our hotel. Experience immersive sky shows and live views of the nighttime sky in one of the world’s most technologically advanced theaters.

Museum of Science & Industry
Be inspired by one of the largest science museums in the world, creating learning experiences for visitors in science, technology, medicine, and engineering.


Joffrey Ballet: 2.6 MI / 4.22 KM AWAY
Watch a graceful performance of ballet classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker at this world-class company. Drop in for a class or come by for a special event—The Joffrey is well-known for its focus on community work.
Phone: (+1) 312-739-0120

Lookingglass Theatre Company: 3.4 MI / 5.42 KM AWAY
This ensemble-based theater company, founded by David Schwimmer, offers an array of eclectic productions, from the classic to physical comedy to thought-provoking plays.
Phone: (+1) 312-337-0665

Steppenwolf: 7.2 MI / 11.62 KM AWAY
Take in a unique production from this ensemble-based theater company in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, from originals written by international playwrights to the classics.
Phone: (+1) 312-335-1650

Black Ensemble Theater: 9.7 MI / 15.59 KM AWAY
This African American founded arts organization that also operates the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, strives to rid the world of racism through the theater.
Phone: (+1) 773-769-4451