Special Training Event in Nijmegen

Meet top experts on clinical tDCS in unique 2-day workshop

With Prof. Dr. Frank Padberg & Dr. Andre Brunoni
October 27 - 28, 2017


neuroCademy is offering a unique training event in Europe's cluster-city for neuroscience in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This workshop is particularly suited to psychologists, psychiatrists and researchers interested in applying the technique of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, looking for a unique opportunity to learn and discuss its clinical application with highly regarded experts in the field. Professor Dr. Frank Padberg (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) will offer expert insight into how tDCS can be applied in a range of psychiatrist disorders, followed by the state-of-the-art application of tDCS in Depression with Dr. Andre Brunoni (University of São Paulo, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich). Working closely with our guest presenters, participants wil gain an understanding of basic applications of tDCS to build up to advanced methods.

Prof. Dr. Frank Padberg

Prof. Padberg is the director of the Section of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy and Munich Center for Brain Stimulation at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. His main research focus is on the development of novel non-pharmacological interventions for difficult-to-treat affective disorders, i.e. therapy-resistant or chronic depression or depression with significant psychiatric co-morbidity. To achieve this goal, he has established several research tracks: 1) characterization of clinical, psychological and neurobiological features of these patients, 2) investigation of novel psychotherapeutic approaches, 3) development of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) methods (e.g. repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation - rTMS, transcranial direct current stimulation - tDCS) to provide safe and effective therapeutic interventions. The third research track is most advanced and has recently been funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Prof. Padberg has contributed with more than 160 scientific publications.
Click here to view Prof. Dr. Padberg's ResearchGate profile

Dr. Andre Brunoni

Dr. Andre Brunoni is the director of the Service of interdisciplinary Neuromodulation at the University of São Paulo and a Humbodlt visiting professor at LMU Munich. He is an expert in designing clinical trials using non-invasive brain stimulation techniques for the treatment of mental disorders. His research involves the use of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and “deep” transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of mental disorders, such as mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. He is a top leader in the field with more than 100 published articles in peer reviewed journals.
Click here to view Dr. Brunoni's ResearchGate profile

Workshop Program

Day 1
Friday, October 27 with Prof. Dr. Frank Padberg & Dr. Eliana García Cossio

09.00 - 09.30  Welcome and introduction
09.30 - 10.45  Electro-technical & Neuro-phsyiological background of tES
10.45 - 11.00  Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30  tDCS in Psychiatric Disorders: Part 1 (presented by Prof. Dr. Frank Padberg)
12.30 - 13.30  Lunch Break
13.30 - 15.00  tDCS in Psychiatric Disorders: Part 2 (presented by Prof. Dr. Frank Padberg)
15.15 - 18:00  Safety and hands-on tES (single channel)
18:00 -  Social Drinks

Day 2
Saturday, October 28 with Dr. Andre Brunoni Dr. Eliana García Cossio

09.00 - 09.15  Summary and Discussion Session
09.15 - 10.45  tDCS in Depression: the state-of-the-art (presented by Dr. Andre Brunoni)
10.45 - 11.00  Coffee break
11.00 - 12.00  Technical requirements and further application
12.00 - 13.00  Lunch break
13.00 - 14.30  Clinical research in non-invasive brain stimulation:challenges and pitfalls (presented by Dr. Andre Brunoni)
14.30 - 14.45  Coffee break
14.45 - 16.15  Hands-on: Multiple-electrode, Laplacian tES and closed-loop stimulation
16.15 - 16.30  Coffee break
16.30 - 17.30  Neuro-Cardiac-Guided TMS (NCG TMS) Demo and Depression Application
17.30 - 18.00  Closing remarks and feedback


This course will be presented in English.

Reading Material

Reading materials are provided on the day and are included in the course costs.


Full fee: 750 EUR
(Discounted student rate of 600 EUR)


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Professional Training

Courses are suited for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Paediatricians and related healthcare professionals.
Students and researchers also welcome.

Small Group

A perfect opportunity to discuss directly with top experts. Places are therefore limited!

Technical support

We can assist you in finding the right device for your clinical practice or research setting, with ongoing supervision and technical support.

neuroCademy Training Centre
Bijleveldsingel 34, 6524 AD Nijmegen, The Netherlands