Fundamentals of NIBS Techniques & Clinical Perspective – POSTPONED
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. Originally scheduled for June 2020, this workshop will now be postponed until later in the year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.