Contemporary TMS Motor Mapping in Neurorehabilitation Workshop

Friday, June 25, 2021, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM EDT

Contemporary TMS Motor Mapping in Neurorehabilitation: A virtual workshop

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Motor mapping using transcranial magnetic stimulation within and between hemispheres, provides insight on control of movement in health and disease, and improves precision for neuromodulation targeting. Despite several decades of work, there is no consensus on experimental mapping protocol, analysis methods and interpretation. This workshop covers practical and theoretical content on motor mapping, with the latest technological advancements, and includes preclinical, healthy human and clinical content. The structure of the workshop will be concise virtual lectures / demonstrations, and live panel discussion. Practical methods for data acquisition and analysis will be described. Challenges and opportunities will be discussed. The program includes a diversity of expertise from highly experienced to those just entering the field and encourages a similar range for the target audience.

Workshop Chair: Dylan Edwards, Ph.D.


Short Lectures/Updates (Virtual, pre-recorded)
Q&A (Virtual, live)

Speakers and topics:

Opening and introduction

  • Dylan Edwards, Ph.D. (Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, US) – Introduction, workshop objective
  • Gary Thickbroom, Ph.D. (Australia; Weill Cornell Medicine, US) – Opening lecture, TMS motor mapping history

Preclinical to human

  • Edmund Hollis II, Ph.D. (Burke Neurological Institute, US) – Cortical remodeling and functional recovery in the mouse
  • Randolph Nudo, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center, US) – Cortical electrical stimulation mapping in neurorecovery (non-human primate)
  • Aapo Nummenmaa, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, US) – Non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation (human, modeling)
  • Panel discussion facilitator: Kathleen Friel, Ph.D. (Burke Neurological Institute, US)

Applied TMS mapping 1

  • Tomoko Kitago, M.D./Dylan Edwards, Ph.D. (Burke Neurological Institute/Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, US) – Longitudinal mapping in human motor recovery
  • Nathaniel Mayer, M.D./Dylan Edwards, Ph.D. (Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, US) – Poly-EMG of the upper limb and functional context
  • Alexander Rotenberg, M.D., Ph.D. (Boston Children’s Hospital, US) – Mapping cortical motor representation before epilepsy surgery
  • Steve Cramer, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles) – Two TMS topics: genetics and response to a challenge
  • Panel discussion facilitator: Heidi Schambra, M.D. (NYU Langone Health, US)

Applied TMS mapping 2

  • Teresa Kimberley, Ph.D., PT (Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, US) – Mapping corticobulbar pathways
  • George Wittenberg, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh, US) – Mapping Reaching Movements In and Out of a Robot
  • H. Branch Coslett, M.D. (University of Pennsylvania, US) – Mapping and state dependency using psychophysical experimentation
  • Panel discussion facilitator: Shailesh Kantak, Ph.D., PT (Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, US)

Methods, Modeling, Technology

  • Yordan Todorov - (MagVenture, US/Denmark) – Human TMS coil designs
  • Aapo Nummenmaa, Ph.D. - (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, US) – Mapping with stationary multi coil array
  • Michael Gerber/Dylan Edwards, Ph.D. - (The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research/Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, US) – Map quantification software
  • Vadim Nikulin, Ph.D./Maria Nazarova, M.D., Ph.D. - (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany/ Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, HSE University & FSBI of the FMBA, Russia) – Mapping reliability, multimuscle, map quantification software
  • Roch Comeau, Ph.D. - (Rogue Research, Canada) – Robotic mapping with the Brainsight-bot
  • Panel discussion facilitator: Ela Plow, Ph.D., PT (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, US)