About this event

  • Date and time Thu 28 Apr 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This Mind Matters webinar will provide a valuable and extensive look into the clinical framework for neuromodulation techniques. Renowned experts in their fields will provide insight into the earliest and most invasive techniques through to non-invasive neuromodulation.

The activities on this webinar will help delegates to develop an adequate knowledge of the RDoC (Research Domain Criteria) approach, which is fundamental for a better understanding of neuroanatomy applied to neuromodulation. This event will also provide insight into the most current applications of neuromodulation techniques in OCD spectrum disorders and mood disorders, with a particular interest in compulsive, substance and behavioural addictions.

During this webinar you will:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms underlying major neuromodulation techniques, including its neuroanatomical correlates.  
  • Recognize the indications required in order to recommend neuromodulation therapy.   
  • Distinguish between the different areas of application of different neuromodulation techniques.  
  • Acquire a basic understanding of the RDoC approach 

This is a part of the Mind Matters webinar series presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. This webinar is CPD accredited.

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 60 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Key speakers

Professor Stefano Pallanti

Director, Istituto di Neuroscienze, Italy

Speaker's biography

Professor Stefano Pallanti is Director of the Istituto di Neuroscienze, Italy and Visiting Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Former Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, California and U.C. Davis, California, Visiting Professor at the Imperial College London and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Founder of the Clinical TMS Society, Researcher in Neuromodulation. His research is supported by a NIMH grant; has published more than 400 papers, 14 books, 4 manuals and his H index is 57. According to expertscape.com he is
one of the top 20 experts in OCD in the world. As of February 2022, Prof. Pallanti H-index is 59.

Professor Nikolaos Makris

Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Makris is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston (USA). He is a Neuroanatomist, Imager, and Trained Psychiatrist whose work is principally in human and non-human primate quantitative neuroanatomy and the development of imaging methodologies that translate basic brain science into the clinical domains of psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery. Dr Makris is internationally known as a Nneuroanatomist and he is sought-after for his expertise in human neuroanatomy and the development of imaging methods that allow the translation of neuroanatomical knowledge into any clinical arena. Dr. Makris has achieved significant discoveries in the field of neuroanatomy of the human brain and in neuroimaging. He also has a leadership role in teaching, mentoring and administrative responsibilities.


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, President, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Neuromodulation in psychiatry: Current perspectives

Professor Stefano Pallanti, Director, Istituto di Neuroscienze, Italy

Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) and brain circuits mapping in neuromodulation

Professor Nikolaos Makris, Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting



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Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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