Clinical applications of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS): 2-day workshop

Top Experts to deliver specialized two-day NIBS (Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation) workshop in São Paulo - Brazil

  • Target Audience: clinicians, academics and researchers.
  • Date: 1-2 September 2018.
  • Venue: Hotel Mercure – R. Funchal, 111 – Vila Olímpia - São Paulo-SP - Brasil;
  • Duration: 2 Days – 08:30 to 18:00.
  • Presenters: Dr. Andre Brunoni, Dr. Eliana García Cossio.
  • Guest speakers: Dr. Marcel Simis, Prof. Dr. Abrahão Baptista.
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Cost: 550 EUR (for registrations before May 31, 2018), 600 EUR

neuroCademy is proud to announce an experiential workshop giving participants the chance to learn from and interact with Prof. Dr. Andre Brunoni (psychiatrist), Prof. Dr. Marcel Simis (neurologist), Prof. Dr. Abrahão Baptista (physiotherapist) and Dr. Eliana Cossio.

This neuroCademy workshop will be held this September at neuroCademy’s training facilities in Sao Paulo. Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS), including transcranial current stimulation (tDCS/tACS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, rTMS), is known to modulate brain activity in both healthy subjects and patients with neurological or psychiatric diseases. The workshop’s target audience includes clinicians, academics or researchers interested in learning up-to-date techniques of NIBS as a tool for treating different neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. It familiarizes participants not only with the fundamentals of theoretical, but also with practical aspects of NIBS including issues related to ethics, safety and current clinical outcomes.

In this intensive workshop, lectures will provide in-depth knowledge on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial current stimulation (tDCS/tACS). Hands-on sessions will address fundamental paradigms, such as: single-pulse TMS, repetitive TMS (rTMS), tDCS and tACS.

Participants will have the chance to engage experientially with three of the most renowned researchers in the application of NIBS in Brazil:

Prof. Dr. Andre Brunoni is a psychiatrist (FMUSP), Ph.D. in Neurosciences at USP with an internship at Harvard Medical School and a free professor at the Department of Psychiatry at FMUSP. He was a visiting professor at the Munich University in 2017-2018. He is an associate editor of the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry and Archives of Clinical Psychiatry and a member of the Editorial Board of Brain Stimulation. He has published more than 150 indexed articles, including journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Psychiatry, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He is one of the leaders in the area of ​​non-invasive neuromodulation in mental disorders.

Prof. Dr. Marcel Simis is a neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist with a postdoctoral degree from Harvard Medical. He is currently Director of Neuromodulation at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of HCFMUSP. Its main line of research is the use of neuromodulation in the rehabilitation of neurological patients and study of neuronal plasticity with neurophysiological markers.

Prof. Dr. Abrahão Fontes Baptista has a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy (IBMR, Brazil), a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Morphological Sciences (UFRJ, Brazil) and a Post-doc at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He has experience in clinical, education and research areas, with the main interests in chronic pain, peripheral nerve injury and regeneration, functional electrostimulation, non-invasive neuromodulation and meditation. He is currently associate professor at the Center for Mathematics, Computing and Cognition and the post-graduate Program in Neuroscience and Cognition at UFABC, Brazil.

Co-presenting with the guest lecturers is Dr. Eliana Garcia Cossio from neuroCademy who has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (Tübingen, Germany) and a post-doctoral degree from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in the Netherlands. She is currently a Scientific Specialist and is bringing the technical expertise from neuroConn technology. Eliana has extensive experience with tDCS and tACS in combination with neuroimaging techniques like EEG, MEG and fMRI.

Preliminary Agenda

Day 1:                  Saturday, September 1, 2018

Subject:              Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

8.30-9.00 Welcome and introduction - Prof. Dr. Andre Brunoni
9.00-11.00 Electro technical, neurophysiological background and safety aspects - Dr. Eliana Garcia Cossio (language Spanish or English, to be confirmed)
11.00-11.15 Coffee
11.15-12.00 tDCS in depression - Prof. Dr. Andre Brunoni
12.00-12.45 tDCS in psychiatry - Prof. Dr. Andre Brunoni
12.45-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 tDCS in pain and rehabilitation - Guest speaker: Prof. Dr. Abrahão Baptista
15.00-15.15 Q&A - all
15.15-15.30 Coffee

Hands on - tDCS as a therapeutic tool state-of-the-art

Day 2:                  Sunday, September 2, 2018

Subject:              Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

8:30-10.30 rTMS background: Physics, history, equipment, parameters and safety - Dr. Eliana Garcia Cossio (language Spanish or English, to be confirmed)
10.30-11:00 Coffee
11.00-12.30 rTMS in depression and other psychiatry disorders - Prof. Dr. Andre Brunoni
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 rTMS in neurology - Guest speaker: Prof. Dr. Marcel Simis
15.00-16.00 Hands on TMS: Finding the motor threshold
16.00-16:15 Coffee
16:15-18:15 Hands on - rTMS: Depression protocols

Closing remarks

Handing out of Certificates

For more information on the 2-day event, contact:

In Brazil:

Phone: +55-011-5091-6780

In Germany (organizer):

Phone: +49-89-215471-2999

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