SGVPA March 2019 CE Event

Friday, March 8, 2019

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave  Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Mechanism of Action and Effects on the Brain

  Presenter:  Todd Hutton, MD

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive form of neuromodulation that has been increasingly utilized since it was FDA approved for Major Depression 10 years ago.  Research in TMS is expanding rapidly, increasing our understanding of how the treatment and the brain work.  In 2018 a new TMS magnet was FDA-approved for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  

In this presentation, Dr Hutton will give a brief overview of the history of the development of TMS and the rationale for its use in psychiatric disorders.  The mechanism of action will be explained and how this leads to changes in neurons.  More specific information will be covered on the evidence for TMS in Major Depression and the state of the art in current clinical treatment. Information from recent research about how the brain is affected by TMS will be explained.  The new indication for OCD will be discussed as well.  

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the mechanism of action of magnetic stimulation of the brain.  
  1. Identify patients with depression for whom TMS is an appropriate treatment.
  1. Explain the changes in the brain induced by TMS.

Presenter Biography
Dr. Todd Hutton has been a practicing psychiatrist in Pasadena for the last 25 years.   He did his undergraduate and medical training at UC Irvine followed by residency in psychiatry at LA County/USC Medical Center.  He began adding TMS to his practice in 2009 and is now the Medical Director of Southern California TMS Center, one of the largest TMS practices in the country with 24 TMS machines in eight locations.  He is very active in the field of TMS and speaks on the topic worldwide.  He is currently President-elect of the international Clinical TMS Society.

This is a Lunch Event (optional).  Register at Eventbrite Here: 

TMS event

Lunch – TBD

*contact ellen@drmillerkwon.com with registration questions

CE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

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