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PULSES: San Francisco - An Introduction or Refresher Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Course

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We are excited to announce the Clinical TMS Society will be offering a two day PULSES Course in San Francisco on May 17-18, 2019!

PULSES: An Introduction or Refresher Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Course

This newly modified two (2) day training certificate course features current information delivered by Clinical TMS Society clinicians, engineers and researchers. This course is geared for new and experienced physicians and technicians in the field who seek a strong knowledge base; more hands on exposure; specialized break out sessions for unlicensed technicians; and includes hands-on training with TMS partner devices.

Since it's inception, the PULSES course has been expanded, modified, and improved upon. This San Francisco course will be the sixth PULSES course offered by the society and the first with two specific hours of specific technician training.*

*Clinicians will have access to technician training materials but are not encouraged to attend the technician training as their are other clinicially relevant materials which they will likely wish to attend.

This program includes:

  • An Introduction to the Basic Principles of TMS;
  • Neuromodulation: Evolution of rTMS into Psychiatry: History and where rTMS fits; 
  • Clinical Efficacy of rTMS for Depression;
  • Practical Administration of rTMS for Depressed patients;
  • Hands-on Device Training & questions with several TMS devices, education on the application of protocols with devices, and practical education with finding treatment location using methods discussed in lectures;
  • Breakout session focus around technicians; and
  • A post-test and assessments.

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.


Date/Time: Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18 | 7:00 am to 6:30 pm

Location: South San Francisco Conference Center

Pulses: San Francisco - An Introduction or Refresher Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Course Pricing:

Regular Registration (04/20/19 through 05/18/19)

CTMSS Member - Prescribing clinicians: MD's. NP's and some PhD's: $2,050.00
CTMSS Member - Non-Prescribing clinicians: Medical assistants, technicians, medical students/residents and researchers:$1,750.00
CTMSS Member - Business Attendee: Other interested parties. business executives, advertisers, vendors, etc: $3,000.00

Non-Member - Prescribing clinicians: MD's. NP's and some PhD's: $2,700.00
Non-Member - Non-Prescribing clinicians: Medical assistants, technicians, medical students/residents and researchers: $2,250.00
Non-Member - Business Attendee: Other interested parties. business executives, advertisers, vendors, etc: $3,500.00


Cancellation Policy:
Conference registration cancellations must be received in writing on or before Friday, April 19, 2019, to receive a full refund minus a $75.00 administration fee. 

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after April 19, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email info@clinicaltmssociety.org or call 845-392-3238.

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PULSES: San Francisco

We are excited to announce the Clinical TMS Society will be offering a two day PULSES Course in San Francisco on May 17-18, 2019!

PULSES: An Introduction or Refresher Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Course

This newly modified two (2) day training certificate course features current information delivered by Clinical TMS Society clinicians, engineers and researchers. This course is geared for new and experienced physicians and technicians in the field who seek a strong knowledge base; more hands on exposure; specialized break out sessions for unlicensed technicians; and includes hands-on training with TMS partner devices.

Since it's inception, the PULSES course has been expanded, modified, and improved upon. This San Francisco course will be the sixth PULSES course offered by the society and the first with two specific hours of specific technician training.*

*Clinicians will have access to technician training materials but are not encouraged to attend the technician training as their are other clinicially relevant materials which they will likely wish to attend.

Date/Time: Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18 | 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Location: South San Francisco Conference Center

PULSES: San Francisco Workshop Schedule:*

Friday, May 17, 2019

8:00am - 8:45am Registration Opens - Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00am Welcome & Review of Schedule 
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD
9:00am - 10:00am TMS: History, Basic Principles and Practical Considerations
Presented by: Anthony Barker, PhD
10:00am - 10:45am Evolution of rTMS: Review of Clinical Basics and Research
Presented by: Paul Croarkin, DO 
10:45am - 11:15am Break
11:15am - 12:00pm Practical Administration – Office
Presented by: Kimberly Cress, MD
12:00pm - 12:45pm Practical Administration - MT & Location
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD 
12:45pm - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 2:30pm Practical Administration – Daily TX: Particulars & Protocols
Presented by: Randy Pardell, MD
2:30pm - 3:15pm Practical Administration – Extending, Tapering & Beyond
Presented by: Todd Hutton, MD
3:15pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm Seizure-Educate, Prepare, Prevent & Monitor
Presented by: Brian Smith, MD
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Breakouts

Clinicians: Test

 

 

Technicians: Mental Health 101 –

  • definitions/clues
  • bipolarity/boundaries
  • ethics/weekly rating scales
  • info collection/suicidality

Saturdy, May 18, 2019

7:00am - 7:45am Breakfast
7:45am - 8:00am Day 2 Welcome & Orientation 
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD
8:00am - 9:00am
Breakouts
Clinicians: Promising Indications Apart from Depression 
Presented by: Mohamed Abdelghani, MD
Technicians: Basics: Biology of Depression and TMS related Neuroanatomy  
Presented by: Robert Sammons, MD
9:00am - 9:45am Essential Insurance & Financial Matters  
Presented by: Max Okasha, MD
9:45am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 10:10am

Group Photo

10:10am - 11:30am Speed Dating with Devices
(10 minutes per station)
11:30am - 12:15pm Live Demonstration – Finding Location of Treatment 
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD
12:15pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:30pm Live Demonstration on a device – Finding Motor Threshold
Presented by: Michelle Cochran, MD
1:30pm - 3:00pm Hands on Experience - Device of YOUR Choice
3:00pm - 4:30pm Q&A with Faculty
4:30pm - 6:00pm Extra Hands on Experience & Cocktail Party

 

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Faculty

PULSES: San Francisco - Faculty

Mohamed Abdelghani, M.D.

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, Ph.D.

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, M.D.

Dr, Cochran currently works as the medical director of the Nashville Center for Hope & Healing and the NeuroScience and TMS treatment centers; in addition she maintains a role as a private practice psychiatrist.  Dr Cochran has experience treating a variety of psychiatric conditions, using a comprehensive approach with therapy, counseling, pharmacogenomic testing, medication, and... Read More →

Kimberly Cress, M.D.

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... Read More →

Paul E. Croarkin, D.O.

Dr. Croarkin’s research program focuses on adapting and innovating brain stimulation interventions in children and adolescents.  This includes biomarker work to optimize diagnostic practices and the delivery of brain based interventions such as transcranial magnetic stimulation.  A central theme focuses on the  role of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate neurotransmitter systems in... Read More →

Todd Hutton, M.D.

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 →

Mahmoud S Okasha, M.D.

Dr. Mahmoud Okasha is a board certified psychiatrist. He has been in clinical practice since 1977. He became an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry after completing his residency at Yale Medical School department of psychiatry. Dr. Okasha is the Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Care. He has always been interested in research and began his career in London, England in 1970... Read More →

Randy Pardell, M.D.

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 →

Robert A Sammons, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Bob Sammons received a bachelor's and master's degree from Auburn University, a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He did a residency in psychiatry at the University of Virginia as well as a forensic psychiatry fellowship. While a Captain in the Air Force he helped set up... Read More →

Brian Smith, M.D.

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 →

Lauren Valencia

Lauren Valencia, LCSW has worked alongside Dr. Cochran at the Nashville Center for Hope & Healing and the Neuroscience and TMS Treatment Centers since 2013 as a Therapist and TMS Coordinator/Supervisor. She has presented and facilitated group discussions at the Clinical TMS Society Annual Meetings in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In therapy and during TMS sessions, Lauren utilizes aspects of... Read More →

Exhibitors

PULSES: San Francisco - Exhibitors

Thank you to our PULSES San Francisco Exhibitors!



 

 

 

 
Hotel

PULSES: San Francisco - Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites San Francisco Airport
264 South Airport Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 624-3700

Check-In: 3:00 pm | Check-Out: 12:00 pm

Discounted Room Rates (Available until sold out.)

  • Room rate: $199.00 per room, per night
     

To make a room reservation, please call or email Sonam Toor at 650-624-3718stoor@fourpointssfo.com

Hotel Parking
Parking is available on-property

  • Hourly Rate - $13.00
  • Daily Rate - $13.00

Directions/Transportation to Airport

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • This hotel does provide shuttle service to and from the San Francisco Internation Airport.
    • Airport Shuttle times: 4:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Estimated taxi fare: $14 (one way)
     

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

  • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
  • Estimated taxi fare: $70 (one way)

Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

  • This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
  • Estimated taxi fare: $60 (one way)