The Masterclass by IFCN presentations were created in response to a call from IFCN members societies for more high quality, complimentary, online educational content. The series will provide a new presentation every month from top clinical neurophysiologists around the world, and each will include time for discussion with the lecturer following the presentation.
Providing the best in contemporary clinical neurophysiology education delivered in the most optimal format is the primary educational goal of the IFCN. As such, Masterclass by IFCN will be available complimentary to all registrants.
The Masterclass by IFCN presentation:
What, Where and How Does TMS Stimulate? Why Is It Relevant to Me?,
will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8:00 am EDT (1:00 pm CET).
Professor John Rothwell will present What, Where and How Does TMS Stimulate? Why Is It Relevant to Me?
The assumption that TMS activates cortical neurons in the same way as an electrical pulse activates peripheral axons is a common error that often leads to erroneous conclusions. Recent experimental and modelling work has provided a detailed picture of how the lowest threshold sites of TMS stimulation are influenced by the folding of the cortex and orientation of the TMS coil. They also give an insight into the site (axon, cell body, dendrite, etc.) of activation of individual cortical neurons and the effects of TMS pulses of different shapes and duration. This masterclass will discuss how these factors determine which neural populations are most likely to be activated by a TMS pulse and show how they influence the outcomes of common paired pulse TMS and rTMS techniques.