Grand Rounds

Live Grand Rounds: Interventional Neuropsychiatry | Meyerhoff Lecture

This Grand Rounds lecture is available both virtually and in-person! Join us at The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt for lunch and collaboration with your colleague as you earn free CEs.

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Presented by: Nolan Williams, MD; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services and Director, Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab


Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. A large proportion of patients are considered ‘treatment resistant, meaning they fail to respond to first line treatments, such as antidepressants and psychotherapy, even after multiple treatment attempts. 

Several neuromodulation approaches have been developed which may be effective for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Neuromodulation approaches are those which involve directly affecting the brain through the introduction of electrical, magnetic, or sonic energy. These include electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and low intensity focused ultrasound, to name just a few. In this talk, we will have a special focus on accelerated theta burst forms of TMS – an approach demonstrating high rates of response and remission in TRD following just a few days of treatment.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define the background for neuromodulation treatments for depression.
  2. Discuss recent findings specifically in theta burst TMS.
  3. Demonstrate new rapid-acting brain stimulation method.

Approval Statements

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 1.0 NBCC clock hour.