TMS METHODS AND PRACTICE
August 16-19, 2015
USC Neuroplasticity and Imaging Laboratory




Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is developing as a powerful, non-invasive tool for studying the human brain. Depending on stimulation parameters, TMS can excite or inhibit the brain allowing functional mapping of cortical regions (Hallett, 2000) thus providing information about the role of that brain area in specific behaviors. Post-intervention changes in cortico-motor excitability are providing insight into the effectiveness of rehabilitation strategies in stimulating neuroplasticity. The use of TMS will expand as it clearly supplements other tools that are used to examine human physiology, such as functional neuroimaging. Classes will start daily with lecture in the morning session, followed by laboratory (hands-on) experience during the afternoon session.






Course Overview
This is a four day intensive training course in the theory and practice underlying the use of TMS in brain research. The course uses both lecture and laboratory format. The course includes hands-on practice of all the most commonly used TMS research techniques including: Single Pulse TMS, Paired Pulse TMS, Repetitive TMS, and Image-guided TMS using Brainsight Neuro Navigation SystemT.The course is designed for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students interested in studying brain function using TMS. Class size is limited in order to ensure an effective learning experience for all participants. Call or email for an application and submit it by June 1, 2014. Applications will be considered in the order received.






Cost
Individual Registration: $1,200
Postdoctoral Fellows Registration: $800
Student Registration: $650


3.0 CEU's


Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served throughout the course. Participants are responsible for any travel and/or lodging. Learn more and register now at https://www.regonline.com/tms2015