Navigated TMS applications in Stroke

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in combination with MRI guided neuronavigation can be used to study cerebral, spinal and peripheral pathways in stroke patients. Additionally, stroke patients have successfully received rehabilitation treatments with repetitive TMS for improvements of hand motor function outcome and non-fluent aphasia. These improvements after rTMS therapy are due to normalization of disrupted activity caused by the stroke. In this webinar we cover the latest advancements in the application of MRI-guided TMS in stroke research and rehabilitation. Background information regarding the effects of a stroke on the brain will be discussed as well as treatment protocols for stroke rehabilitation. We'll also explain how MRI guided neuronavigation can be used to improve rTMS targeting and clinical outcome and how a personal approach for each patiënt can have a beneficial effect. Additionally, we'll cover the latest scientific findings regarding TMS and stroke.

Professor dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL), Switzerland, is an expert in the field of TMS in stroke and he will guide you through latest developments and share his insights. The webinar will take place on Tuesday the 30th of March, 2021, from 4 - 5 PM (CEST Amsterdam Time). Of course there is ample room to ask questions after professor Hummel's lecture.

The webinar will take place using the Zoom platform. You can register here using our online form from the Zoom platform. A few days before the webinar, you will receive the Zoom link to participate by email. Participation is free for everyone.

The times of the scheduled topics outlined below are according to Amsterdam time, which is Central European Summer Time (CEST).




Navigated TMS applications in Stroke

Professor Friedhelm Hummel

4-5PM CEST (Amsterdam Time

Friedhelm Hummel

Friedhelm Hummel

Professor, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Prof. dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel was trained in Medicine at the University of Tuebingen (Germany) and the University of Bordeaux (France). He received his training to become a certified neurologist at the University Medical Centers in Tuebingen (Germany) and Hamburg (Germany). After his post-doctoral appointment he established the BrainImaging and NeuroStimulation (BINS) Laboratory at Hamburg University Medical Center. Furthermore, he worked clinically as Leading Senior Attending and from 2013 as Vice-Director of the Department of Neurology. He is leader of the Hummel-Laboratory at the CNP and further holds an Associate Professorship of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University Medical Center of Geneva and a Guest Professorship at Favoloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hummel’s systems neuroscience research is focused on neuroplasticity, motor control, learning, brain stimulation and neuroimaging to better understand the mechanisms of functional recovery after stroke and healthy aging, and to develop innovative treatment strategies to enhance recovery.