1. To provide clinicians and researchers with a lively debate on the clinical utility and research background of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for major depression and schizophrenia.
  2. To review the clinical utility of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in psychiatry through a comprehensive review of the literature and an animated discussion among experts.
  3. To explore the indications and clinical relevance of vagus nerve stimulaton (VNS) and deep

    brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment resistant major depression through an interactive case discussion.




  • Linda Carpenter, MD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown University
  • Jeff Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Sidney Kennedy, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Raymond Lam, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
  • Paul Lespérance, MD, MSc, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal
  • Karin Slotema, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist, Parnassia Bavo Group, Netherlands
  • Marcelo T. Berlim, MD, MSc, Director, NRC, Douglas Institute
  • Frederique Van den Eynde, MD, PhD, Co-Director, NRC, Douglas Institute


  • Frederique Van den Eynde, MD, PhD, Co-Director, NRC, Douglas Institute
  • Martin Lepage, PhD, Researcher, Douglas Institute; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Consult the detailed program
Douglas Hall, Douglas Institute

Parking available on site for 3$ for the day

How to get to the Douglas

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


All lectures will be given in English. Question periods will be both in English and French.

Target audience

Psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, general practitioners, researchers, medical residents, students and other mental health professionals.


A certificate of attendance will be issued by email to all participants.


This event will be accredited by Continuing Medical Education (McGill). General practitioners may claim credits according to section 1 of the Fédération des Omnipraticiens du Québec (FMOQ).

Registration fees

Physician and other professional: $200

Resident and student (valid ID card required): $75


Register before September 15th, 2012. No reimbursements for cancellations received after September 15th, 2012.
By mail:
Fill out the registration form and return to Ms. Jessy Ranger at the address listed below. Please make your cheque payable to Douglas Institute, Continuing Medical Education.


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Jessy Ranger

Communication Advisor – Academic Events

Douglas Institute

Dobell Pavilion, Room B-2123

6875, LaSalle Boulevard

Montreal (Quebec) H4H 1R3

Telephone: 514-761-6131, ext. 2616


August 7, 2012