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In-Person Workshop on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

June 12 @ 2:00 pm - June 14 @ 5:00 pm EDT

University of Toronto - CRANIA NeuroModulation Institute
CRANIA - Center for Advancing Neurotechnological Innovation to Application

Developed in conjunction with researchers from U of T and The Centre for Addition and Mental Health (CAMH), this workshop introduces participants to the basic principles and applications of TMS in a clinical environment. The interactive workshop will consist of academic lectures and intensive hands-on sessions with a small group-size and is designed for graduate trainees and post-docs interested in incorporating TMS into their cognitive neuroscience research.

Session Overview

Session 1:

Monday June 12th
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Theory - Fundamentals & Applications of TMS
  • An introduction to the basic principles and physiology of transcranial magnetic stimulation,
  • Clinical application of various types of transcranial magnetic stimulation in example studies

Session 2:

Tuesday June 13th
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Interactive, practical demonstrations of TMS protocols
  • Considerations for TMS study designs, supplemented with group discussions

Session 3:

Wednesday June 14th
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Data analysis
  • Participants are required to bring their own laptops with MATLAB installed. If you don’t have access to MATLAB, please contact the instructor (christoph.zrenner@utoronto.ca) in advance, so that alternative arrangements can be made.


Dr. Christoph Zrenner

Christoph Zrenner

Dr. Christoph Zrenner is a neurologist who is interested in brain-state dependent brain stimulation with EEG and TMS. He is working at the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention at CAMH and provides neurology consultations to inpatients at CAMH. Christoph is interested in brain-state dependent brain stimulation and uses real-time EEG to investigate oscillatory brain-states with the goal of identifying “temporal targets” for neuromodulatory interventions.

Dr. Zrenner studied pre-clinical Medicine at Cambridge University (UK) and clinical medicine at the University of Tuebingen (Germany), where he also completed his residency in Neurology.

Dr. John Griffiths

John Griffiths

Dr. John Griffiths is a cognitive and computational neuroscientist, with particular research interests in mathematical modelling of large-scale neural dynamics, multimodal neuroimaging data analysis methods, and brain stimulation in the context of neuropsychiatric and neurological disease. He is currently an Independent Scientist at the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics at CAMH, where he leads a team focused on whole-brain and multi-scale neurophysiological modelling. He is also an Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Griffiths obtained his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge, and subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the University of Sydney School of Physics, and then in Toronto at the Rotman Research Institute (Baycrest Hospital) and Krembil Research Institute (UHN Toronto Western Hospital).

To attend, please register by May 31, 2023 via the link below. Attendance is limited, so please ensure you are available to attend on all 3 days before signing up.

Registration Form

Email info.cnmi@utoronto.ca for queries.