Annual Course on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
This course is intended for clinicians and researchers who want to use Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in their practices or laboratories. The first day is dedicated to clinical use of TMS. The second day is dedicated to research users and covers cutting edge insights from research. Of course, this division is never black and white: clinical users are often interested in the emerging applications and researchers in the clinical use of TMS. We, therefore, encourage visitors to particate in both days. In the morning there will be theoretical lectures and in the afternoon we have planned practical workshops with fully equiped TMS, EMG and Neuronavigation setups (see below).
The course is organized on the Utrecht University campus, at the premises of UtrechtInc (a business incubator). The campus is a convenient ten-minute busride from the famous historic city center of Utrecht. Click here for more information on the venue.
In the morning of the first day several well-known speakers will be lecturing about TMS protocols, equipment, safety, MRI guided neuronavigation and sevaral other topics of interest to the clinical user. In the morning of the second day (for researchers) topics related to combining TMS with neuroimaging methods, novel protocols, combinations of TMS and electromyography (EMG), stroke research and TMS and several other topics will be covered. In addition, we have planned sufficient time for questions between the lectures so there will be ample opportunity for discussion between the participants and the lecturers.
In the afternoon several practical workshops are organized using TMS, Neuronavigation and EMG equipment, where you will be able to practice with the equipment yourself, supervised by experienced users.
In addition, we offer a tour of the famous canals in the medieval downtown of Utrecht, the Dom Catherdral and a few more landmarks plus a boat trip around the city’s unique canal system. During online registration, please indicate whether you are interestied in booking the optional city tour. The fee for the tour is 200€ (VAT included) per person and includes dinner and transport. The city tour is available to accompanying partners beside course participants.
Preparation and Registration
To prepare for the course, you can consider the advise and reading presented here. In general, you are not obliged to have prior experience with TMS, EMG or MRI guidance, but a general background in neurophysiology, neuroanatomy and/or general clinical knowledge is assumed.
Registration for the course will open in August and can be done directly on this website, from the Registration menu that appears on top.