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    The Quantitative Behavioral Assessment and Rehabilitation Core

    Steve Kautz, PhD, Director

  • NC NM4R BSTIM Core image

    The Brain Stimulation Core

    Mark S. George, MD, Director

  • NC NM4R Neuroimaging Core image

    The Neuroimaging Core

    Truman Brown, PhD, Director

Introductory Workshop

    

The next Level 1 Workshop will be held from November 26 to 30, 2018

Please apply to attend here

 

Introductory (Level 1) Workshop Goals:

1. The participant will gain basic skills carrying out NM4R studies, such as ability to make basic TMS neurophysiology measurements (e.g., determine motor threshold).

2. Participants will become part of a community of NM4R researchers who are familiar with the physiological and technical background underlying the use of NM4R.

3. The participant’s background in NM4R will extend beyond just brain stimulation or operant conditioning alone and that knowing the basics of both creates knowledge that is greater than the sum of the parts.

4. The participant will infuse the principles of rehabilitation into their neuromodulation experimental designs and specific aims for grant proposals.

Thus, the purpose of this level one workshop is to introduce a range of concepts of NM4R (brain stimulation and operant conditioning) and give skills in basic TMS and operant conditioning neurophysiology.

Individuals desiring certification will be  tested by Dr. Mark George on TMS use. Successful individuals will receive a certificate for learning and demonstrating the basic skills.

 

 

The agenda for the November 2018 workshop is under development.  For reference, here is the October 2017 Level 1 workshop agenda:

 

StartEndEventPresenter(s)
Sunday, October 15, 2017
5:30 pm7:00 pmReception for participants, faculty, and staff; light refreshments served
Atrium, College of Health Professions, A Building, 151-A Rutledge Ave
 
Monday, October 16, 2017
8:00 am8:30 amRegistration and breakfast
Third floor, College of Health Professions, C Building, 77 President Street
 
8:30 am9:15   amWelcome & Historical Perspective of NM4RSteve Kautz, PhD; Rick Segal, PT, PhD; Mark S. George, MD
9:15 am10:00 amPhysics of TMS and tDCSMark S. George, MD
10:00 am10:15 amCoffee break 
10:15 am11:30 amNeurophysiology of TMSColleen Hanlon, PhD
11:30 am12:45 pmRehabilitation Research Design and Case StudyColleen Hanlon, PhD
12:45 pm2:15 pmWorking lunch: Safety  Concerns  with TMS and tDCSMark S. George, MD
2:15 pm2:30 pmCoffee break 
2:30 pm5:00 pmHands-on TMS and tDCS small-group trainingvarious
5:15 pm6:45 pmRehabilitation and Application of TMS/tDCSMark Bowden, PhD, PT
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:00 am8:30 amAnnouncements and breakfast 
8:30 am10:00 amMechanisms of ActionMark George, MD
10:00 am10:15 amCoffee break 
10:15 amNoonResearch Design and Translation of TMS to Patient CareMark George, MD
Noon1:30 pmNetworking lunch 
1:30 pm2:20 pmIntroduction to Infusing Rehabilitation Principles into NeuromodulationMark Bowden, PhD and Michelle Woodbury, PhD, OTR
2:20 pm2:30 pmCoffee break 
2:30 pm5:00 pmHands-on TMS small-group training and certification testingvarious
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:00 am8:30 amAnnouncements and breakfast 
8:30 am9:45 amPathophysiology of Common Chronic Neurologic Disorders That Are Amenable to NM4RRick Segal, PT, PhD
9:45 am10:00 amCoffee break 
10:00 am11:30 amNeuroplasticity as the Cornerstone of NM4RDeAnna Adkins, PhD
11:30 amNoonLunch 
Noon1:00 pmKeynote Address: Vagal Nerve Stimulation: A Stimulating Way to Treat Parkinson’s DiseaseHeather Boger, PhD
1:00 pm1:30 pmCoffee break 
2:30 pm5:00 pmHands-on TMS small-group training and certification testingvarious
5:30 pm7:00 pmNetworking reception for participants, faculty, and staff; light refreshments
Atrium, College of Health Professions, A Building, 151-A Rutledge Ave
 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:45 am8:00 amAnnouncements and breakfast 
8:00 am 10:15 amOperant Conditioning: Review of Spinal Circuits and Their Interaction with Brain StructuresRick Segal, PT, PhD
10:15 am10:30 amCoffee break 
10:30 amNoonOverview of Activity-Dependent Plasticity and How Operant Conditioning Can Be Used to Modify Spinal Cord and Brain CircuitsJon Wolpaw, MD
Noon1:00 pmNetworking lunch 
1:00 pm2:00 pmFunctional Implications and Therapeutic Applications of Operant ConditioningJon Wolpaw, MD
2:00 pm2:30 pmOperant Conditioning of Spinal Reflexes:  Method OverviewAiko Thompson, PhD
2:30 pm2:40 pmCoffee break 
2:40 pm5:00 pmHands-on small-group operant conditioning training and spinal reflex testing 
Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00 am8:30 amAnnouncements and breakfast 
8:30 am10:15 amPanel discussion on NM4R including brain stimulation and operant conditioningMark Bowden, PhD, PT; Aiko Thompson, PhD; Jon Wolpaw, MD; and Michelle Woodbury PhD, OTR
10:15 am10:30 amCoffee break 
10:30 amNoonMobility and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Principles for NM4RMark Bowden PhD, PT and Michelle Woodbury PhD, OTR
Noon1:00 pmWorking lunch: Guiding the Targeted Neural Plasticity through Operant ConditioningAiko Thompson, PhD
1:00 pm3:30 pmHands-on small-group operant conditioning training and spinal reflex testingvarious
3:40 pm5:00 pmQuestions and course wrap-up and evaluationFaculty panel

 

Please apply to attend here

 

 

The National Center for Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R) is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under award number P2CHD086844. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

 

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