Mapping the locations in the motor cortex that are involved in the performance of different movements has been an important tool in both rehabilitation research and clinical practice. Motor mapping using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can provide insights on how movements are controlled in individuals with and without neurological disease or damage. It can also play an important role in targeting neuromodulation during rehabilitation. Despite the utility and benefits of TMS motor mapping, researchers and clinicians have not reached consensus on the protocol that should be used, optimal methods for data analysis, and the interpretation of results.
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) Director Dylan Edwards, PhD, is chair of an upcoming virtual workshop that will address these topics. The event will be hosted by the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NCNM4R), an NIH Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
In addition to Dr. Edwards, MRRI Institute Scientist Shailesh Kantak, PT, PhD, and MossRehab Physician Nathaniel Mayer, MD, will join leading international experts to present and discuss content on motor mapping. Presentations will cover the full spectrum from preclinical research in animal models to clinical applications in humans.
The Contemporary TMS Motor Mapping in Neurorehabilitation Workshop will be held on Friday, June 25th, 2021 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT. It will include a combination of pre-recorded presentations and live Q&A sessions held virtually via Zoom. For more information and to register to participate in the workshop, please visit the NCNM4R website.
MRRI scientists look forward to participating and sharing their expertise in this engaging international event.