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Brain Stimulation Intensive Course

Designed for psychiatrists, neurologists and other associated health practitioners intersected in learning the current state of the art for TMS delivery in clinical practice settings, as well as novel research protocols and techniques.   

  • CME-credit available  
  • Workshop held every Fall and Spring

This certification course is a comprehensive look at the field of brain stimulation, beginning with the basics of electricity in the brain and then proceeding with insightful lectures on all of the emerging techniques for treating patients with various brain-related diseases and disorders.

The course includes the following therapies:

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Other therapies

This unique course is structured to allow you to select the most relevant practical sessions for your needs. Morning lectures by MUSC faculty are followed by afternoon hands-on skills training and practice. The core course can be completed in three days, but you can stay for all five days. We encourage both clinicians and researchers who are planning to use these techniques to enroll. Interactions among participants (cross-talks) are usually very exciting and quite informative.

This course has an aggressively agnostic approach to all forms of brain stimulation, with lectures covering all of the major brain stimulation research and clinical methods. In the particular area of TMS, the brain stimulation labs have over 15 different research and clinical systems. Attendees can thus see and try out TMS devices from the following manufacturers: Magstim, Brainsight, Magventure (older versions and new research systems), Neuronetics (both modern and ancient), and Brainsway coils. All attendees will have training time on each of these systems, with the ability to learn more in depth on a particular system later in the week of the course.

Questions?

Please contact Minnie Dobbins, BSL business administrator at 843-792-5730 or dobbinsm@musc.edu.