About the Course

Featuring: Professor Keyoumars Ashkan, Francesco Vergani

London, UK


2 Days

The London Navigated TMS Workshop is an incredible opportunity to interact with leading clinicians who use or want to use nTMS for a wide range of clinical applications, such as presurgical functional mapping, neurorehabilitation, treatment of psychiatric disorders and pain.

During this workshop you will get familiar with the principles of nTMS, acquire in-depth knowledge on the applications by top-notch key-opinion leaders in each field, experience a demo of a TMS session with general neuronavigation, motor mapping and speech mapping, before getting your hands on the system for a more tangible experience, allowing you to prepare yourself to use the method in your nTMS lab.

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certification with CME accreditation to be used for your clinical practice. There are also two scholarship funds available for Ph.D. students that cover the registration and accommodation costs.


30th November

12:30pm - 13:00pm
Lunch & Registration
13:00pm - 13:15pm
Welcome Speech by Prof. Keyoumars Ashkan
14:30pm - 14:45pm
Application of nTMS in Neurosurgery by Prof. Dr. Keyoumars Ashkan

General overview, added value and comparison with other methods.
14:45pm - 15:00pm
15:00pm - 15:45pm
nTMS for Presurgical Motor Mapping by Dr. Francesco Vergani, MD

Comparison with DES and reviewing the consensus protocols.
15:45pm - 16:30pm
nTMS for Epilepsy by Dr. Antonio Valentin
16:30pm - 16:45pm
Discussion on cortical mapping in tumour and epilepsy patients
16:45pm - 17:00pm
17:00pm - 18:00pm
Demo & hands-on session
18:00pm - 22:00pm
Gala Dinner


1st December 2018

10:00am - 10:45am
nTMS in Pain (application and protocols) by Dr. Roland Peyron, MD
10:45am - 11:30am
nTMS in Neurorehabilitation (application and protocols) by Prof. Duncan Turner
11:30am - 11:45am
11:45am - 12:30pm
nTMS in Depression and Psychiatric Disorders by Dr. Roberto Goya-Maldonado

Application and protocols.
12:30pm - 12:45pm
Discussion on navigated TMS therapy
12:45pm - 13:45pm
13:45pm - 14:00pm
Language Organization in the Brain by Dr. Molood S. (Farnoosh) Safavi
14:00pm - 14:45pm
nTMS in Presurgical Speech Mapping by Dr. Francesco Vergani, MD

Application and protocols, and comparison with DES.
14:45pm - 15:00pm
Discussion on language mapping with navigated TMS
15:00pm - 15:15pm
15:15pm - 17:00pm
Demo & hands-on session

Speech mapping and further practice.


Course Directors

Professor Keyoumars Ashkan
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Mr Francesco Vergani
Consultant Neurosurgeon