Magnetic stimulation 'may be
Magstim Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Summer School presented pioneering
research on Plasticity and Rehabilitation, when it was held at the Institute of
Child Health in London on 30-31 May 2008
Researchers in TMS are exploring the ways in which magnetic
stimulation can be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of
neurological conditions The Summer School, organised in collaboration with
Professor Vincent Walsh of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University
College London (UCL), was attended by over 300 registered delegates
Neuroscience and neurology summer school for
Following the success of its inaugural event in 2007, Magstim
announces the second Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Summer School - Brain
Stimulation and Rehabilitation, on 30-31 May 2008
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The two-day scientific programme saw presentations from 16 eminent
international academics and researchers, and there was an opportunity for the
upcoming generation of researchers to pose questions to some of the most
prominent pioneers in the field.
The event was sponsored by Magstim, specialists in the field of
neuromodulation and nerve monitoring, and included an exhibit by "Magstim
Innovations", a team involved in advance product development.
Magstim also launched its new tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation)
device at the event, and previewed new equipment that will be introduced in the
As part of an ongoing commitment to research, Magstim sponsored two academic
prizes at the event.
Marco Davare of UCL won the Magstim Young Investigator Award 2008 for his
research into how the brain precisely controls hand movements.
The Poster Prize was won by PhD student Niamh Kennedy of Queen's University
Belfast for her work on the effect of simultaneous contractions of ipsilateral
muscles on changes in corticospinal excitability induced by paired associative
Both prizes were judged by a panel of leading experts connected with the
Summer School, with Davare and Kennedy winning ?500 and ?250 respectively.
"The TMS Summer School was a great opportunity to learn the very new
techniques for stimulating the brain.
"It is also an important place in which we can meet and discuss with people
directly involved in the same research field," commented Marco Davare after
"It is also a way for us 'young scientists' to be better known by the