How to Start and Build a Successful TMS Practice

A hands-on course for the private practice provider and their staff on Saturday and Sunday October 20-21, 2018 Marina Del Rey, CA

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Three outstanding providers who built successful TMS practices will share their experience and lessons learned with you. Rustin Berlow, MD Board Certified Psychiatrist – Bill Shryer DCSW, LCSW – Ali Elahi, MD Board Certified Neurologist. Scroll to the end of this page for faculty details.

Saturday and Sunday October 20-21, 2018

Registration Fee

Hilton Garden Inn, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey – 4200 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, California, 90292
Admiralty Conference Room

Hotel reservations
Tel: +1-310-301-2000 – Fax: +1-310-301-6687


Day 1

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Introduction – Coffee and Pastry
9:30 – 10:00 AM
History of TMS, how it all started
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Mechanism of action and Indications of TMS
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
What are the risks and potential adverse effects of TMS
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Neurological Indications of TMS
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Hands-on – Introduction to TMS Equipment
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch Break – On your own
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hands-on – Finding the Hotspot, Motor Threshold, and DLPFC
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Hands-on – Choosing treatment protocol and four methods of locating treatment site
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Day 1 Q&A
6:00 PM
Adjourn and Attendees to watch Training Videos on YouTube

Day 2

9:00 – 9:30 AM
Coffee and Pastry
9:30 – 10:00 AM
Understanding the BEAM method and why adding EEG for TMS treatment locations is so important
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Hands-on – Ramping – Start low and work up gradually, and Response to non-Response
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Improving tolerability by personalizing dose
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Indication: Treatment Refractory Depression, Off label Psychiatric treatments, Brain prep or increasing your odds of success with no downside by understanding MTHFR, use of L-methyl folate and homocysteine
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Off label treatment and the correct forms to protect you and your practice. OCD, Anxiety, autism, PTSD
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch Break – On your own
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Running a TMS Clinic – How to manage TMS patient recruiting, scheduling, and treatment. How to do community outreach and working with others in the mental health community
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The TMS technician hiring, training and supervising and their crucial role especially for those planning on going on in the field of clinical neuroscience
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
The importance of engaging the patient while in the chair, CBT and combining information on sleep, exercise, and diet
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Billing: Cash or Insurance? CPT code billing the importance of having TMS knowledgeable professional just a phone call away
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Quiz and Q&A
5:00 PM

Course Training and Teaching Objectives

The TMS course will cover TMS theory, indications, and practice, and provides ample opportunity for actual hands-on practice sessions for the physician and their staff to ensure their familiarity with the safe and proper administration of TMS therapy to their patients.

During the hands-on sessions we will use an FDA cleared TMS machine to practice how to operate the device, find the landmarks needed to identify the HotSpot and DLPFC, as well as ongoing research and other applications of TMS therapy.

There will be a full afternoon session dedicated to the business principles of setting up a TMS clinic, patient outreach in the community, the hiring and training of technicians and staff, accepting cash or insurance, and CPT codes used for reimbursement.

Target Audience

The TMS Course is primarily targeted at practicing Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Neurologists who are interested in:

Outcome Measures

At the end of the Course, and in order to obtain a Course Attendance Certificate, the provider and their staff will need to show proficiency in:

Expected Audience Size

A limited number of enrolees will be accepted in the course to ensure an adequate Faculty/Attendee ratio during the Hands-On sessions.

Accommodations & Travel Planning

Marina del Rey, CA – Saturday & Sunday October 20-21, 2018. The Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles Marina del Rey Hotel, 4200 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Tel: 1-310-301-2000 – Fax: 1-310-301-6687
Web: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-los-angeles-marina-del-rey-LAXDRGI/index.html

Course Tuition

$999 Note – enrollment is limited to 20 people only for this Course.

Course Questions?

Call 1-877-835-3364 or Email contact@cloudneuro.com

Important Dates

October 5, 2018 is the cutoff date for Participant Cancellation request.


Rooms are available at The Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles Marina del Rey Hotel, 4200 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, California, 90292 – Reservations can be made by calling Tel: 1-310-301-2000 or Directly on the Web. Please make your reservations early to guarantee availability.

Airline reservations

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance from Hotel: 6.5 miles
Drive time: About 15 minutes
Directions: Follow Century Blvd. East to the 405 North. Take 405N to 90 West. Exit 90 W and turn left onto Lincoln Blvd. Turn right onto Bali Way. Turn right onto Admiralty Way. Hotel will be on the right about 1 mile down.

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport to the hotel. Please do not make non-refundable airline reservations; TeleEMG (CloudTMS) is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances.

List of Speakers & Faculty

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Dr. Rustin Berlow, MD

Board certified Psychiatrist

Rustin Berlow, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist in Private Practice in Irvine and del Mar, CA, where he has practiced since 1993. After graduating from medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1990, he did two years of Neurosurgery residency, then a three year psychiatry residency and an additional two years of advanced training in a Psychopharmacology of Mood Disorders Fellowship, at the UCSD sponsored by the National Institute of Health. Dr. Berlow has published original research, chapters in textbooks, book reviews, abstracts and conference poster presentations. He has also received advanced training in the new field of Brain Stimulation and EEG at UCSD, Singapore, Geneva, University of Hawaii, CCNY, and Harvard Medical School. In his private practice of psychiatry, he has diagnosed and treated 2,167 different individuals, in more than 29,320 patient visits and has taught psychopharmacology for 17 years at 2 different universities. After 23 years of practicing and teaching, he added procedural diagnosis, brain stimulation and IV ketamine to his practice.

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Joe F. Jabre, MD

Diplomate board certified Neurologist

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)

Dr. Jabre is the founder and CEO of TeleEMG, LLC. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers and abstracts on the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and neuromuscular disorders causing Chronic Pain. He has also been an invited speaker to over one hundred and twenty-five guest lectureships in over thirty countries. Dr. Jabre is the author of two books and twenty-three Book Chapters, all on Neurology and the management and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. His career has spanned 30 years in major Boston teaching hospitals during which he has trained hundreds of residents and students in the field of Neurology and neuromuscular disorders.

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Ali Elahi, MD

Board certified Neurologist

Ali Elahi, MD is the Founder and Medical Director of OC Neurology Inc. and the Brain Spa Rejuvenation Center in del Mar, CA. Dr. Elahi is a trailblazer in the application of TMS therapy for the treatment of Neurological disorders. Brain Spa Rejuvenation is a unique facility that uses TMS in both the clinical and research arenas that include treating patients with Memory Loss, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Pain, Concussions, Anxiety and Depression. Dr. Elahi began his study of Neuroscience at UCLA and University of Pittsburgh and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

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Bill Shryer


William J Shryer, DCSW, LCSW is the Clinical Director of Blackhawk TMS in Danville, CA. Mr. Shryer earned his BA degree in Sociology at California State University and received his MSW from the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in children and families. He has been in private practice since 1981 specializing in autistic spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, and addiction as well as obsessive compulsive disorder in children, adults, and families. Mr. Shryer manages two behavioral clinics with a staff of MD’s, counselors, clinical psychologists, and special education teachers. He has been the moderator on CCTV (Contra Costa Television) for both “Mental Health Perspectives” and “With the Family in Mind,” discussing topics such as Asperger’s Disorder, Autism, bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder in children and adults. He currently uses transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression, addiction, and OCD. Mr. Shryer is in the center of the evolutionary movement to change the modern psychological approach to mental and behavioral health.

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Participation in this courses or onsite/online training is not intended to provide a guarantee that a healthcare provider has been sufficiently trained to perform the procedure(s) demonstrated in the course or onsite/online training.

At the successful completion of this course, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided to the attendee. The certificate is solely intended to indicate that the healthcare professional completed the course/onsite training and is not an indication of or to be used as a certificate to perform the procedure.

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