Mainz (Mon-Wed) AND Göttingen (Thu-Fri),
July 25 - 29, 2022
BEST Toolbox Learn how to use the MATLAB-based BEST toolbox for designing, running, and analyzing NIBS studies in combination with EMG, EEG, and fMRI Website
TMS-EMG basics: MEP hotspot & thresholds Learn how to find a good motor hotspot and how to determine the motor threshold
TMS-EMG advanced: paired-pulse protocols Learn how to apply and interpret paired-pulse protocols (e.g., SICI, LICI, ICF, LICF, SAI) to investigate facilitation and inhibition in intracortical circuits
rTMS applications: 1Hz/5Hz/TBS/PAS Learn how to apply classical repetitive TMS protocols (e.g., 1Hz, 5Hz, theta burst stimulation, and paired associative stimulation)
Neuronavigation Learn how to prepare, plan and execute TMS coil positioning using a frameless stereotactic neuronavigation system
TMS-EEG Learn about the practical steps (e.g., EEG setup, hotspot search, masking noise) required to record high-quality concurrent TMS-EEG data
TMS-fMRI Learn about the practical steps (e.g., subject positioning, TMS-coil navigation) required to record high-quality concurrent TMS-fMRI data
TUS Learn about the practical steps (e.g., use of coupling media, neuronavigation, noise masking) required to apply transcranial ultrasonic stimulation in humans
tES basics Learn how to apply transcranial electrical stimulation (tDCS, tACS, tRNS) using different classical single-channel electrode montages
tES clinical applications Learn how transcranial electrical stimulation is efficiently applied in a clinical setting
Pitfalls in tES
Learn about the typical pitfalls of transcranial electrical stimulation
hD tES & temporal interference stimulation
Learn how to apply multi-electrode high-definition (HD) transcranial electrical stimulation and temporal interference stimulation
TMS advanced applications: diaphragm & heart-brain interaction
Learn how to use TMS to study the modulation of brain activity by visceral (respiratory, cardiac) inputs, including practical aspects and challenges of measuring evoked potentials from the diaphragm and ECG-guided TMS applications
SimNIBS Learn how to use the basic functionalities of the SimNIBS software package to stimulate electric fields induced by tES and TMS in realistic head models Website
Refreshments and lunch will be provided and a bus transfer from Mainz to Göttingen is included.
Separate participation just in the programme of Mainz or of Göttingen is also possible.
The student category includes undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. Proof of student-status may be requested on-site. Non-student refers to all other participants (post-doctoral researchers, clinicians and research/clinical staff).
Discounted tickets for NWG-members were limited in number and have now sold out.
Non-NWG participants from low and middle income countries (according to the World Bank definition) are able to register at a reduced registration fee for the full-course (fee reduction of 100€ for non-students and 50€ for students). Please note that this is in reference to the country of residence, i.e. affiliation, not country of origin
Mainz can be easily reached by train or car. The closest airport is Frankfurt am Main (20 min from Mainz).
Göttingen is also easily accessible by train or car via the Autobahn A7. The closest airports are in Hannover and Frankfurt am Main.
A shuttle service from Mainz to Göttingen has been organised.
Participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or recovery and additionally get tested for the event. The exact measures will be adapted to the current pandemic situation and adhering to state and institute guidelines.
Please check here again before the workshop start for updated information.