University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
Neuroplasticity and Imaging Laboratory is hosting its annual
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Certification Course

Date: August 8-11, 2012

Instructor: Beth Fisher, PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy

Assistant Instructor: Shailesh Kantak, MS, PT, Academic Fellow at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is developing as a powerful non-invasive tool for studying neuroplasticity in the human brain. It is used to measure and modulate brain excitability. TMS is currently being used to study brain changes following intervention in healthy and pathologic populations. In addition, it is being studied as a treatment modality to augment recovery in a variety of disorders. This 5 day intensive course provides training in the theory and practice underlying the use of TMS in brain research. The course uses both lecture and hands-on practice of the most commonly used TMS research techniques including:

• Single Pulse TMS
• Paired Pulse TMS
• Repetitive TMS
• Image-guided TMS using Brainsight Neuro Navigation System™

This course is designed for researchers, clinicians, graduate students and anyone who is interested in studying brain function using TMS.
Class size is limited in order to ensure an effective learning experience for all participants. For a course application and additional information, please call, email, or go to our website at

Applications are due by June 1, 2012. Applications will be considered in the order received.

Registration Fees:
Non-Student: $1,000
Student: $500

For questions or additional information, please contact ptconed@usc.edu or call
(323) 442-3156.

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