Posted September 10, 2015
TMS Health Education Launches West Coast’s First Professional Education Courses on TMS Therapy for Patients with Severe Depression
Company to Exhibit at U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA, this month; Booth #832
Sacramento, Calif., (Sept. 10, 2015) – TMS Health Education, an affiliate of TMS Health Solutions, today announced its professional education series on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), an innovative and effective non-invasive treatment for patients with severe depression. Starting this fall, the group will offer courses on the treatment processes and benefits of TMS therapy to physicians and healthcare providers. An “Introduction to TMS Therapy” class will launch October 9 and be offered twice monthly. The first “Advanced Hands-On TMS Symposium” takes place in March 2016 and will train physicians to administer TMS therapy themselves.
“We felt it was important to offer physicians around the country the opportunity to learn about the remarkable advantages of TMS therapy,” said Karl Lanocha, M.D. and director of education at TMS Health Solutions. “In our practice, we have seen incredible results in treatment-resistant patients with severe depression. We are excited to now launch TMS Health Education, which offers the only in-person TMS courses on the west coast, to educate mental health practitioners and bring relief to patients.”
TMS therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment administered in a physician’s office. By using an MRI-strength magnetic field to stimulate the frontal cortex area of the brain, the core symptoms of major depression can be painlessly alleviated. Unlike anti-depressants or Electroconvulsive Therapy, patients undergoing TMS therapy experience minimal side effects. A course of treatment is typically four to six weeks of daily 45-minute sessions. Clinical studies have shown that TMS is effective in about 60 percent of patients, twice as effective as antidepressants.
TMS Therapy Courses
TMS Health Education courses are developed and taught by leading clinicians and researchers. Dr. Lanocha is a neuropsychiatrist who specializes in treatment-resistant depression, with over 25 years’ experience in neuromodulation and brain stimulation therapy. He is the chairperson and planner for TMS Health Education courses, has overseen the development of all session materials and discussion topics, and also teaches classes. Dr. Richard Bermudes, also serves as a class instructor and advisor, is an M.D. and medical director at TMS Health Solutions, as well as president of the Clinical TMS Society. Both classes will be conducted live, and will be available online anytime in video format. The courses offer fully-accredited AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Introduction to TMS Therapy
This course was developed for physicians who want to become familiar with TMS therapy and refer patients to a TMS treatment center. Held at one of TMS Health Solutions’ medical practice offices in Sacramento or El Dorado Hills, Calif., the class is taught by either Dr. Lanocha or Dr. Bermudes. For more information or to register, visit http://tmshealtheducation.com/calendar.
Advanced Hands-On TMS Symposium
This advanced course is intended for physicians who treat or want to treat patients with TMS therapy, and includes hands-on training of the TMS treatment process. Featuring TMS experts from across the country, this comprehensive three-day course will be held in San Francisco, Calif. in March 2016. For more information, please contact 888-867-8444.
TMS experts from across the country will be speaking, including Mark A. Demitrack, M.D; Paul E Holtzheimer, M.D., M.S.; Ian Cook, M.D.; Philip Gregory Janicak, M.D.; Shawn M. McClintock, PhD, MSCS; and Mark S. George, M.D.. To view our faculty, please visit http://tmshealtheducation.com/faculty/
Learn More at the U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress Conference & Exhibition
TMS Health Solutions will be exhibiting (Booth #832) at the U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif., on September 10-13. For more information visit, http://www.psychcongress.com/psychcongress
About TMS Health Education
TMS Health Education is a San Francisco, California-based provider of accredited continuing education programs focused on the innovative TMS therapy for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Developed for physicians and licensed mental health therapists, the high-quality educational programs are delivered in both a traditional classroom setting as well as made available online via the company’s web-based Learning Management System (LMS). TMS Health Education is an affiliate of TMS Health Solutions.