A MedTech West Seminar

Stammen, Blå Stråket 6, Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset
11.30-12.30 (13 incl lunch)

Here, there and everywhere!

Since the first report in 1985 of its practice in human subjects, the use of the technique Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for non-invasive, safe investigation of the nervous system has greatly expanded. Initially, TMS was used for exploration of the central parts of the motor system. Later, its practice has revealed various physiological and pathophysiological aspects of central nervous (CNS) functioning in humans. Not the least, it’s come to be an important part of the pre-operative investigation for neurosurgery with possibility to export findings to neuronavigational systems used under operation. Moreover, it is the most well documented technique with regard to the field of neuromodulation, i.e. the possibility to, again non-invasively, change the functioning of the CNS. This is an expanding field that holds promise to provide new and possibly more efficient modes of therapy for a wide range of CNS disturbances.

In this presentation Magnus Thordstein will give a historical background to CNS stimulation and an overview of its current and possible future applications. Register by sending an email to seminars@medtechwest.se. A light lunch will be served afterwards to participants that have registered at the latest on May 22 at 1 pm. Please write “MTW seminar May 26″ in the subject line.