Fundamentals of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Techniques and Clinical Perspective
The Brainbox Initiative will be running a two-day, hands-on non-invasive brain stimulation workshop at The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Canada in May 2020.
Run in collaboration with leading academic and industry neuroscientists, including Dr Sara Tremblay (University of Ottawa), Professor Jean-Francois Lepage (Université de Sherbrooke), Professor Hugo Théoret (Université de Montreal), Dr Jeff Daskalakis (CAMH), and Dr Roch Comeau (Rogue Research), the workshop programme will explore:
- The basic principles and history of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS);
- The physiology of TMS of the motor cortex;
- An examination of common TMS measurements – motor threshold, motor evoked potentials (MEPs), and paired-pulse measurements – through a mixture of demonstration sessions and hands-on experiences;
- Identifying stimulation sites using neuronavigation techniques;
- Designing a TMS study from the ground up, including safety and ethical considerations;
- Introductions to basic repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation paradigms, from standard rTMS protocols to theta burst stimulation;
- And discussions of clinical applications of rTMS in psychiatry and neurology.