The International Course on ECT

The International Course on Electroconvulsive Therapy was filmed in Singapore, and sponsored by MECTA Corporation. Each purchased course includes a PDF file of the presentation slides. This course includes nearly eight hours of ECT training and round table discussions with some of ECT's most renowned practitioners. Each lecture is available for purchase for $75.00, or you can buy all nine lectures for $525.00.

International Course on ECT Course Topics Include:

  • Introduction and Efficacy of ECT in Depression: Dr. Harold Sackeim, followed by faculty round table discussion, 48 minutes
  • Efficacy of ECT in Other Indications: Dr. Pascal Sienaert, followed by faculty round table and audience question and answer session, 50 minutes
  • Optimization of ECT Technique: Dr. Colleen Loo, followed by faculty round table discussion, 42 minutes
  • Relapse, Pharmacology and ECT: Dr. Pascal Sienaert, followed by faculty round table and audience question and answer session, 60 minutes
  • Adverse Effects of ECT: Dr. Colleen Loo, followed by faculty round table discussion, 37 minutes
  • Physiological Monitoring and ECT: Dr. Ziad Nahas, followed by faculty round table and audience question and answer session, 63 minutes
  • Demonstration of the MECTA spECTrum 5000Q device and the MECTA EMR Software: Dr. Harold Sackeim and Dr. Ziad Nahas, 55 minutes
  • Mechanisms of Action of ECT: Dr. Harold A. Sackeim, followed by faculty round table discussion, 57 minutes
  • Future Directions and Place of ECT: Dr. Mark S. George, followed by faculty round table discussion and audience question and answer session, 38 minutes

Faculty Presenters (listed affiliations were at the time of the course)

Dr. Harold Sackeim
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
Emeritus Chief, Department of Biological Psychiatry New York State Psychiatric Institute
Founding Editor, Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation

Dr. Mark George
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Neuroscience
Layton McCurdy Endowed Chair
Director, Brain Stimulation Laboratory, (BSL)
Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC
Editor-in-Chief, Brain Stimulation

Dr. Colleen Loo
Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
Consultant Psychiatrist, St George Hospital
Professorial Fellow, Black Dog Institute
Director of ECT, Wesley Hospital in Sydney, Australia

Dr. Ziad Nahas
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. Pascal Sienaert
Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Neuroscience
KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium
University Psychiatric Center KU Leuven
Department of Mood Disorders, and Department of ECT
Associate Editor, Journal of ECT
Chair of the European Forum for ECT (EFFECT)

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