Posted June 27, 2017
San Francisco, CA (June 27th, 2017) – TMS Health Education announced today that they will share their recent posters presented at this year’s Clinical TMS Society Meeting during the Advanced Hands-on Symposium scheduled for September. “One of the reasons we continue to hold our annual Symposium is to share our TMS best practices and learnings and we now have a large repository of validated outcomes,” said Dr. Karl Lanocha, Director of Education for TMS Health Solutions and Course Chair for the Advanced Symposium.
The four posters were presented in San Diego in late May. TMS Health Education was one of the exhibitors at the Clinical TMS Society meeting and shared the agenda for the upcoming Advanced Hands-on Symposium along with faculty line-up and the news that the accredited psychiatry CME credits will be increased this year with more hands-on training and presentations.
One poster focused on TMS Connect, a pilot program launched on June 22, 2016, and looked at the data between June 2016 and April 2017 where TMS Connect helped to optimize durability in the long-term. Observations reviewed how the average PHQ-9 scores fluctuated each month.
The second poster studied using TMS on bipolar depression. “We continue to try and build the understanding of TMS in the scientific community,” said Dr. Richard Bermudes, course faculty for TMS Health Education and previous President of Clinical TMS Society. “These types of studies help all of us in the TMS community,” he added.
The final two posters presented in San Diego reviewed the treatment journey in the case of one patient with a mild brain injury and one explored TMS durability. The fourth poster studied was completed in conjunction with the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. “We work closely with UCSF and UCD, plus our faculty at the Symposium has acclaimed teaching credentials from universities and facilities such as the Mayo Clinic, Duke, Stanford, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and UCLA, ” said Dr. Lanocha.
Two of the four posters presented were co-authored by previous TMS technicians, Poonam Rai and Mohamed Esuf. “One of the reasons we created the Technician Track for our course was our staunch support of the technician role in treatment, and we have constructed best-in-class training for them,” said Dr. Lanocha.
The Advanced Hands-On Symposium is a four-day event for physicians, residents, and technicians. In addition to sharing the posters, there will be hands-on training across devices, content around clinical management of TMS, identifying patients, understanding insurance, and using TMS for treatments other than major depression, and participants can earn over 20 CME credits.
About TMS Therapy
Cleared by the FDA in 2008, TMS is a drug-free, non-invasive therapy for patients who suffer from treatment-resistant depression. It is administered in a physician’s office in an outpatient setting. By using an MRI-strength magnetic field to stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the core symptoms of major depression can be relieved. Unlike antidepressants or Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), patients undergoing TMS therapy experience minimal side effects.
About TMS Health Education
Headquartered in San Francisco, TMS Health Education is an education company that provides CME credits and continuing medical education and brings together the nation’s leading academics and clinical practitioners to present the most current and relevant information on the treatment of clinical depression illness through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy. TMS Health Education is led by Dr. Richard Bermudes and Dr. Karl Lanocha, two of the nation’s leading experts on TMS therapy.