The annual Utrecht TMS course

  • Two-day TMS course
  • TMS lectures
  • Appropriate for clinicians and researchers
  • Hands-on session using TMS equipment
The annual Utrecht TMS course

The annual Utrecht TMS course


Lecturer's Photo


Bas Neggers was trained as a biophysicist at the University of Nijmegen and obtained his PhD degree at the Max Planck Institute in Munich in 2000. He founded Brain Science Tools in 2011 in order to pursue valorization of techniques developed at the UMC Utrecht to help patients benefit from innovative approaches.


Lecturer's Photo


Ph.D. in Medicine, Neurosoft Medical affairs manager, TMS clinical application specialist.

Anna is the author of scientific articles devoted the transcranial magnetic stimulation application. She regularly speaks at international congresses such as the World Neurological Congress, the International Conference on Brain Stimulation with lectures and workshops on TMS.

Lecturer's Photo


Dr. Martijn Arns gratuated in the late 90's as a psychologist at Radboud University in Nijemegen. He received his PhD at Utrecht University on the topic of "EEG-based personalized medicine for ADHD and depressions" and specilazed in neurobiological aspects of ADHD and depressions. He is further sprecilazed in the development and application of neuromodulation techniques such as neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHD and magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of depressions and OCD.


Day 1 Clinical Use of TMS, EMG and Neuronavigation
Welcome + Coffee09.00 - 09.30
Introduction to TMS (Nicolay Smirnov, Neurosoft)09.30 - 10.15
Introduction to Neuronavigation (Bas Neggers, UMC Utrecht/Brain Science Tools BV)10.15 - 10.45
Coffee Break10.45 - 11.00
Precision TMS — Use of EEG and ECG in Optimizing and Predicting Treatment Response11.00 - 12.00
Panel Discussion, Q&A Session12.00 - 12.30
Lunch Break 12.30 - 13.30
TMS Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders (TBA)13.30 - 14.30
TMS Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders — Practical (Anna Maslyukova, Neurosoft)14.30 - 15.45
Coffee Break15.30 - 16.15
MRI-guided Neuronavigation for TMS Treatment – Master Class (Bas Neggers, UMC Utrecht/Brain Science Tools BV)16.15 - 16.45
MRI-guided Neuronavigation of Typical Treatment Targets: M1, DLPFC, TPC, mPFC – Practical16.45 - 17.35
Day 1 Wrap Up17.35 - 17.50
Dinner 18.30
Day 2 Advances in TMS, EMG and Neuronavigation: Research
Biophysics of TMS: What is Happening in the Brain (Bas Neggers, UMC Utrecht/Brain Science Tools BV)09.00 - 09.40
TMS Outcome Measures: Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP), Silent Period (SP), Inter-hemispheric Inhibition (IHI) and Others – Master Class (Anna Maslyukova, Neurosoft)09.40 - 10.20
Coffee Break10.20 - 10.35
TMS Outcome Measures – Practical (Anna Maslyukova, Neurosoft)10.35 - 11.15
TMS Treatment of Neurological Disorders (TBA)11.15 - 12.15
B-STARS Trial: TMS Tratment During Stroke Rehabilitation (Jord Vink, UMC Utrecht/Brain Science Tools BV - with special thanks to Eline Van Lieshout (B-Start trial manager, UMC Utrecht))12.15 - 12.45
Lunch Break 12.45 - 13.45
TMS Treatment of Neurological Disorders – Practical (Anna Maslyukova, Neurosoft)13.45 - 14.30
Insights from TMS During fMRI: What Happens in the Brain When Stimulating DLPFC (Jord Vink, UMC Utrecht/Brain Science Tools BV)15.10 - 15.55
Coffee Break15.55 - 16.00
Introduction to MRI-navigated Motor Evoked Potential Mapping — Master Class: Live Demonstrations + Practical16.00 - 16.40
Continued Practical: rTMS for Depression / Outcome Measures / Navigated TMS, Navigated MEP16.40 - 17.35
Course Wrap up17.35 - 17.45

Main Issues

TMS treatment for psychiatric disorders

TMS treatment during stroke rehabilitation

rTMS for depression

Neuronavigation for TMS treatment 

TMS outcome measures

Basic electrophysiological effects of TMS


The workshops are organized using TMS, neuronavigation and EMG equipment. Here you can train how to use the equipment assisted by healthcare professionals. Also, you can learn how to select an appropriate TMS protocol, determine the hotspot and target, perform and interpret motor mapping using MRI-guided neuronavigation and EMG. 

Intended Audience

The Utrecht TMS course is intended for clinicians and technicians who want to apply transcranial magnetic stimulation in their everyday practice.

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