Apr 17, 2017 4:27:34 PM

"The Times They Are a-Changin'": State of the Art Brain Stimulation Course with Dr. Mark George.

Over the years I have developed a deep sense of appreciation for those teachers who have been instrumental in helping me gain the skill and training I needed in areas I love.  It probably started with my football coach, John Day.  It was certainly true with my mentor, Dr. Jack Turner, who took me from being a barely academically eligible student to being his “best.”  This belief became cultural  during my martial arts training as one’s Sensei is given great respect for the knowledge and skill passed from teacher to student could mean the difference between that person and their family living or dying in ancient times.  Dr. Mark George and his colleague, Dr. Colleen Hanlon rose to that level during my recent immersion in Dr. George’s Brain Stimulation Course.  Although I attended the course so I would be up to date with the fundamentals, mechanisms and use of TMS, the title lets you know it was not just about rTMS. The CME portion of the course was focused on TMS but the rest of the course focused on Brain Stimulation which involved the ever expanding world of neuromodulation.  Like the journal where he is the editor, Brain Stimulation, we received lectures and hand on experience with other areas like theta burst, vagus nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation and tDCS. 

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