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

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PULSES Nashville: Welcome

We are excited to announce the Clinical TMS Society will be offering a two-day PULSES course in Nashville, Tennessee on September 11-12, 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 Nashville Pricing:


Participant Type

Early Bird Registration
(ENDS Wednesday, June 30, 2021)

General Registration
(STARTS Thursday, July 1, 2021)

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, September 11 - Sunday, September 12, 2021 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CDT)

Location: The Westin Nashville, 807 Clark Place Nashville, TN 37203

Cancellation Policy:

  • Event registration cancelled before Friday, August 13, 2021, is fully refundable. We must receive an email requesting a refund by August 13, 2021.
  • Event registration cancellations received after August 13, 2021, 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.

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PULSES Nashville: Schedule

Saturday, September 11, 2021
6:45am - 7:15am
Main Registration for PULSES Conference & Breakfast
SoBro Foyer
7:00am - 7:15am
Presented by Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA, co-chair Education Committee
7:15am - 8:30am
TMS: History, Basic Principles and Some Practical Considerations
Presented by Professor Anthony Barker, BEng, PhD, FIET, FIPEM

1.25 hrs CME

8:30am - 8:40am
8:40am - 9:55am
Basic Science to Clinical Practice: Repetitive TMS Becomes a Psychiatric Therapy
Presented by Linda Carpenter, MD

1.25 hrs CME

9:55am - 10:55am
Practical Administration of TMS for Depressed Patients, Part I
Presented by Kimberly Cress, MD

1 hr CME

10:55am - 11:05am
11:05am - 12:05pm
Practical Administration of TMS for Depressed Patients, Part II
Presented by Debra Stultz, MD

1 hr CME

12:00pm -12:15pm
Break & Grab LUNCH (provided) & return to lecture hall
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Practical Administration of TMS for Depressed Patients, Part III
Presented by Richard Pitch, MD

1 hr CME

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Targeting & Calibrating and Introduction to Hands-On
Presented by Michelle Cochran, MD, DFAPA

1 hr CME

2:15pm - 2:25pm
2:25pm - 5:25pm
Group Photo & Rotate Stations - (Live demos, finding MT) – Questions with Faculty at each Station
Vanderbilt III-V

3 hrs CME

5:25pm -5:45pm
5:45pm -7:15pm
Evening Reception – with Device Sponsors
Vanderbilt III-V Pre-Function
Enjoy Sunset from Rooftop or Nightlife in Downtown Nashville or Rest up for Sunday!
Sunday, September 12, 2021
6:30am - 7:00am
SoBro Foyer
6:50am - 7:00am
Day 2 Welcome & Orientation of the day
Presented by Debra Stultz, MD, co-chair Education Committee
7:00am - 8:00am
Practical Administration of TMS, Part IV
Presented by Brian Smith, MD

1 hr CME

8:00am -9:00am
Beyond Depression: Other FDA Cleared Indications
Presented by Randy Pardell, MD, DLFAPA

1 hr CME

9:00am -9:10am
9:10am - 10:10am
Emerging Research & Promising (Non-FDA cleared) Indications
Presented by Saydra Wilson, MD

1 hr CME

10:10am - 11:10am
Essential Insurance & Financial Matters
Presented by Todd Hutton, MD, FAPA

0.83 hr CME

11:10am - 12:20pm
Questions with Faculty - Grab Box Lunch

1.17 hrs CME

12:20pm - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Open time with devices and remaining faculty
Vanderbilt III-V

no CME


*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 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Become an Exhibitor

PULSES Nashville: Faculty

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 →

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 →


Randy Ian Pardell, MD, DFAPA established TMS Center of the Hudson Valley and Riverview Psychiatric Medicine, PC with the goal of providing innovative, compassionate and scientifically based psychiatric care for residents of the Hudson Valley, NY.

Dr. Pardell emphasizes, “We address both the physiological and psychological aspects of each patient to create the optimal individualized... Read More →

Richard J. Pitch, FCTMSS, MD

Dr. Pitch is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in treatment-resistant depression. He graduated from Wesleyan University and SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his residency training and was chief resident at Hillside Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He was honored by NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) with the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award. In... Read More →

Brian Smith, MD

Dr. Smith is a neurologist and sleep specialist. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his medical internship at Roger Williams Medical Center and his neurology training at Dartmouth Medical Center. He has been a national speaker on topics of sleep medicine and neurology along with multiple journal article and text book chapter publications. He is a member of... Read More →

Debra J. Stultz, MD

Dr. Debra J. Stultz is the Director and Owner of Stultz Sleep and Behavioral Health in Barboursville, West Virginia. Dr. Stultz earned her medical degree from Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. She completed a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry through West Virginia University at their Charleston Division through Charleston... Read More →

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... Read More →


PULSES Nashville: Exhibitors

Thank you to our PULSES Nashville Exhibitors!





PULSES Nashville: The Westin Nashville

The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place,
Nashville, TN 37203
P: (615) 248-2800

Hotel reservations are now available.



To reserve a room online: please click here.

To reserve a room over the phone, please call (615) 248-2800 and reference the Clinical TMS Society (CTMSS) Pulses Workshop.

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

*Reservations do not require a deposit. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations less than 24-hours prior to arrival will be charged one night's room and tax. 

CLICK HERE for more details and learn more about the various amenities provided by the Westin Nashville.

VALET-PARKING: The Westin Hotel provides valet parking only for $45. 

About Nashville

PULSES Nashville:

Restuarants Walking Distance from the Westin Nashville:

  • L27 Rooftop Lounge - Twenty-seven floors high above Nashville’s bustling downtown, L27 is the city’s ideal retreat to unwind, sip, and, savor. 
    807 Clark Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
    Phone: (629) 800-5070
  • Oak Steakhouse - Located in the heart of Music City, Oak Steakhouse offers a modern approach to steakhouse dining, serving farm-fresh dishes alongside steakhouse classics in a modern and intimate environment.
    801 Clark Pl. , Nashville, Tennessee 37203
    Phone: (615) 902-3111

Other Restaurants Nearby:

  • M Restaurant - M. Restaurant and Bar is located inside of Cummins Station in downtown Nashville and showcases their contemporary take on Southern fare in a modern setting. 
    209 10th Ave S Suite 223, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
    Phone: (615) 610-0591
  • Bourbon Steak Nashville - Located on the 34th floor of the hip JW Marriott Hotel, Bourbon Steak Nashville is Chef Michael Mina’s love letter to the American steakhouse experience; classic Americana infused with Chef Mina’s arsenal of world flavors and flair for the dramatic.
    201 8th Avenue South Nashville , Tennessee 37203
    Phone: (629) 208-8440
  • Cinco De Mayo Mexican Restaurant - Cinco de Mayo has been serving fresh, authentic Mexican food in the Middle Tennessee.
    1313 Woodland Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
    Phone: (615) 739-6552
  • Biscuit Love - Locally-owned serve breakfast and lunch.
    316 11th Ave South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
    Phone: (615) 490-9584

Local Attractions:

  • Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate.
    1200 Forrest Park Drive   Nashville, Tennessee 37205
  • Frist Art Museum - Figures, an exhibition from the incomparable collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. 
    919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum exists to preserve, celebrate, and share the important cultural asset that is country music. We're caretakers—dedicated custodians of this enduring art form.
    222 FIFTH AVENUE, SOUTH NASHVILLE, Tennessee 37203
  • Music City Center - The Music City Center is Nashville's convention center located in the heart of downtown.
    201 5th Avenue South, NASHVILLE, Tennessee 37203
  • Printer's Alley - The street contained hotels, restaurants, and saloons, many of which became speakeasies when Prohibition went into effect in 1909.
Pre-Conference Presentations

PULSES Nashville: Pre-Conference Presentations

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