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Yoshikazu Ugawa, MD

Masterclass by Professor Yoshikazu Ugawa, MD will present:
Quadripluse stimulation (QPS) in 2023

Join us for the next Masterclass by IFCN presentation on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm (EDT).

There are several non-invasive brain stimulation (NBS) methods to induce synaptic plasticity in human brain and spinal cord.

We have developed quadripulse stimulation (QPS), one of patterned repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), from 2007. It must induce robust and stable plasticity as compared with the other methods.

I would like to summarize the QPS method, show its superior points to the other methods and possible mechanisms underlying those points.

Its applications to analyses of normal physiology, pathophysiological studies of neurological disorders, and a treatment application will be provided to the audience.

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The Role of Neurophysiological Techniques in the Quest for Early Diagnosis of Dementia

Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy

Unusual EMG Waveforms: Recognition and Significance

D. Rubin, Neurologist and Director, EMG Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, United States

What, Where and How Does TMS Stimulate? Why Is It Relevant to Me?

J Rothwell, Emeritus Professor, Human Neurophysiology, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom

Evaluation of Small Caliber Afferents

Early Onset Epilepsy Syndromes—Update on Definitions and EEG Criteria

R. Pressler, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the UCL-Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom

Evaluation of Small Caliber Afferents

R. Verdugo, Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad del Desarrollo-Clinica Alemana, Santiago, Chile

Neurophysiology of Functional Movement Disorders

M. Hallett, Chief of the Human Motor Control Section, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, United States

EEG in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

A. Kamondi, Professor of Neurology at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Neuromuscular Disorders Associated with Cancer, and with its Treatments

J. Gutierrez, Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Diagnostic Significance of Sleep, EEG and Silent Seizures in Preclinical and Early Alzheimer’s Disease

M. Grigg-Damberger, Professor of Neurology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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