rTMS course for Professionals: rTMS in Depression and new developments
2-Day Course with Dr. Martijn Arns in Sydney
December 19 - 20, 2017
This workshop is for psychologists, psychiatrists, related healthcare professionals and researchers who are interested in using the technique of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) combined with psychotherapy for the treatment of Depression, OCD and other indications. Advanced topics, such as the use of EEG and QEEG to predict and optimize rTMS treatment, will be covered.
Other neuromodulation techniques (tDCS, tACS), as well as sleep problems and chornobiology will also be covered.
During this course there is ample time dedicated to hands-on training with TMS equipment.
Presented by: Dr. Martijn Arns, Trevor Brown (PhD) and Dr. Mark Ryan
The 2-day course will have a focus on:
- The use and theoretical background of rTMS in clinical practice
- Working mechanism of TMS and safety aspects
- The use of rTMS in the treatment of depression
- An overview of the use of rTMS in other disorders
- The use of EEG and QEEG along with rTMS for safety aspects, the prediction of treatment outcomes and markers for responders/non-responders.
- Other neuromodulation techniques such as tDCS and tACS/tRNS.
In addition to the theoretical part, there will be time dedicated to hands-on practice for various protocols and applications on different TMS machines. There will be room for discussion and the newest findings from our own experience in clinical practice will be shared. This course is most suitable for clinicians, psychiatrists and psychologists who have basic knowledge of neuroscience and consider using rTMS treatment in their own practices. Also researchers wanting to use rTMS in their studies are welcome.
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Dr. Martijn Arns
Dr. Arns is a leading expert on neurofeedback and personalised medicine in ADHD and Depression. Over the last decade, he has pioneered the application of QEEG-informed neurofeedback and rTMS for these conditions and is the most published researcher in this area. Courses held by Dr. Arns are highly sought-after, with participants travelling from all over the world to attend his workshops, usually held in Nijmegen. Dr. Arns visits Australia in August 2017.
Selected first-author publications
Arns, M., et al. (2012) Neurophysiological predictors of non-response to rTMS in Depression. Brain stimulation. 5(4) Download here >
Arns, M., et al. (2016) EEG Alphas asymmetry as a gender-specific predictor of outcome to acute treatment with different antidepressant medications in the randomized iSpot-D study. Clinical neurophysiology, 127(1) Download here>
Arns, M., et al. (2009) Efficacy of neurofeedback treatment in ADHD: The effects on inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity: A meta-analysis. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience 40(3) Download here >
Arns, M. et al. (2012) The effects of QEEG-informed Neurofeedback in ADHDL An open-label pilot study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 37(3) Download here >