TMS Update

Back in March many of you joined us in our efforts to bring Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Edmonton.

We’re happy to announce that, thanks to your contributions, Alberta Health Services (AHS) has been able to move forward with plans to bring the devices to a local primary care center, and has staff spending the summer identifying the ideal location to house the 4 new machines. The Oliver Primary Care Network has expressed interest, and is being carefully considered.

The Edmonton TMS program will be the first in the province, and as such, AHS is taking care to develop a program that they can replicate across the province while maintaining consistency.

Program coordinators are currently connecting with physicians to guide implementation, and will begin hiring staff for operations in the fall. Our goal is to see the machines fully operational in early 2018, and partially operational by the end of this calendar year.

We would like to express our appreciation for all of your ongoing support; TMS is going to change lives and without you, we couldn’t have brought it to Edmonton so quickly.

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