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A hands-on course "How to start and build a successful TMS practice"

May 4–5, 2019
Los Angeles, USA, Hilton Garden Inn, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey – 4200 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, California, 90292 Admiralty Conference Room

Three outstanding providers who built successful TMS practices will share their experience and lessons learned with you. Rustin Berlow, MD Board Certified Psychiatrist – Bill Shryer DCSW, LCSW – Ali Elahi, MD Board Certified Neurologist. Scroll to the end of this page for faculty details.

Schedule

Day 1

  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM  Introduction – Coffee and Pastry
  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM  History of TMS, how it all started
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM  Mechanism of action and Indications of TMS
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM  What are the risks and potential adverse effects of TMS
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Break
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Neurological Indications of TMS
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM  Hands-on – Introduction to TMS Equipment
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Lunch Break – On your own
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Hands-on – Finding the Hotspot, Motor Threshold, and DLPFC
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM  Break
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM  Hands-on – Choosing treatment protocol and four methods of locating treatment site
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM  Day 1 Q&A
  • 6:00 PM  Adjourn and Attendees to watch Training Videos on YouTube

Day 2

  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM  Coffee and Pastry
  • 9:30 – 10:00 AM  Understanding the BEAM method and why adding EEG for TMS treatment locations is so important
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM  Hands-on – Ramping – Start low and work up gradually, and Response to non-Response
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM  Improving tolerability by personalizing dose
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Break
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Indication: Treatment Refractory Depression, Off label Psychiatric treatments, Brain prep or increasing your odds of success with no downside by understanding MTHFR, use of L-methyl folate and homocysteine
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM  Off label treatment and the correct forms to protect you and your practice. OCD, Anxiety, autism, PTSD
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Lunch Break – On your own
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Running a TMS Clinic – How to manage TMS patient recruiting, scheduling, and treatment. How to do community outreach and working with others in the mental health community
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM  The TMS technician hiring, training and supervising and their crucial role especially for those planning on going on in the field of clinical neuroscience
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM  The importance of engaging the patient while in the chair, CBT and combining information on sleep, exercise, and diet
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM  Billing: Cash or Insurance? CPT code billing the importance of having TMS knowledgeable professional just a phone call away
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM  Quiz and Q&A
  • 5:00 PM  Adjourn

Course Training and Teaching Objectives

The TMS course will cover TMS theory, indications, and practice, and provides ample opportunity for actual hands-on practice sessions for the physician and their staff to ensure their familiarity with the safe and proper administration of TMS therapy to their patients.

During the hands-on sessions we will use an FDA cleared Neurosoft TMS machine to practice how to operate the device, find the landmarks needed to identify the HotSpot and DLPFC, as well as ongoing research and other applications of TMS therapy.

There will be a full afternoon session dedicated to the business principles of setting up a TMS clinic, patient outreach in the community, the hiring and training of technicians and staff, accepting cash or insurance, and CPT codes used for reimbursement.

Registration fee is 999 $
To know more and register, please click here.

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