Introduction to the Clinical Practice of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Monday – Tuesday, February 24–25, 2014
Monday – Tuesday, June 23–24, 2014
Monday – Tuesday, October 27–28, 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Kirstein Living Room
300 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

As of April 8, 2014 the Introduction to the Clinical Practice of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation course for June 23-24 has SOLD OUT.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been a valuable neurophysiologic tool for nearly 25 years. Recently, the FDA approved a specific protocol using the NeuroStar TMS System for the treatment of medication refractory depression. Since this approval, the manufacturer has opened over 100 TMS clinics in the US alone. Now, more than ever, it is imperative for clinicians and technicians to be well versed in the safe application of TMS protocols and the appropriate measures needed to ensure patient safety.

The intent of this two-day intensive course is two-fold. First, we will introduce clinicians and technicians to the TMS technology and devices, including the FDA approved NeuroStar TMS System, along with the necessary tools and materials needed for the safe application of TMS and the protection of patients. Second, we will discuss the proper pre-treatment screening/analysis protocols, FDA approved on-label therapeutic procedures, and post-treatment patient monitoring/continued safety assurances including the Guidelines and Recommendations for TMS Safety as determined by the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology.

Note: Participants from previous iterations of the Introduction to the Clinical Practice of TMS course will not be allowed to register for the 2014 iterations of the course.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify on-label TMS applications and protocols.
  • Assess the proper utilization of an FDA approved TMS System for the treatment of depression.
  • Evaluate proper patient-screening protocols to determine who is a candidate for TMS.
  • Describe the proper during- and post-treatment safety protocols – including issues of therapeutic maintenance and long-term evaluation – associated with TMS.


The target audience, includes, but is not limited to:

Physicians, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Technicians, United States and international, participants from all locations welcome.


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 14.50 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the
educational activity.


*All morning events will be held in the Kirstein Living Room
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:00 AMIntroduction to the TMS Intensive Course
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD & Dylan Edwards, PhD
9:00 AM – 10:30 PMTMS: Introduction, Mechanisms of Action, & Equipment¹
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
10:30 AM – 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMTMS: Introduction, Mechanisms of Action, & Equipment¹
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
12: 00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
*Afternoon lectures will be held in the BA Center Conference Room (KS-170)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PMNeuroStar Hands-On Protocol, including demonstration and
walk-through of machine use
Elana Anastasio
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMClinical Applications and Depression Evidence
Dan Press, MD
*All morning events will be held in the Leventhall Conference Room
8:00 AM – 8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM – 10:15 AMLecture: Safety of TMS, Ethical Concerns, and Screening¹
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
10:15 AM – 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 AM – 12:00 PMPM Lecture: Seizure Recognition and Management in TMS¹
Bernard Chang, MD, PhD
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM – 4:00 PMMagPro Hands-On Protocols, including demonstration and
walk-through of machine use
Dylan Edwards, MD (GCRC)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMFinal Review
Elana Anastasio & Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD (KS-170)

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.


Class Number #3424400, 3424455, 3414454

Tuition Fees: Physicians: $1000 (USD)


All foreign payments must be made by a draft on a United States Bank or by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

If paying by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School - Department of Continuing Education, PO Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted.

If paying by credit card, please
register online for course 3424400 (February 24 – 25, 2014). COURSE IS CLOSED
register online for course 3424455 (June 23 – 24, 2014). JUNE 23-24, 2014 HAS SOLD OUT
register online for course 3414454 (October 27 – 28, 2014)

Telephone, fax or mail-in registration with credit card payment is not accepted.

Inquiries should be directed to the above address, made by phone: (617) 384‑8600, Monday ‑ Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM (EST), or by email: hms‑

Upon receipt of your registration form an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Therefore, be sure to include an email address that you check daily/frequently. Your email address is used for critical information about the course including: registration confirmation, course evaluation and certificate.


This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice


Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.


All sessions for this course will be held at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Kirstein Living Room, 300 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215


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Course #3424400, 3424455, 3414454

Offered by

Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Neurology

Course Directors
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD,PhD
Daniel Press, MD

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