Masterclass Neuromodulation and Personalized Medicine

QEEG, ERP, rTMS, Neurofeedback


Speakers: Martijn Arns, Berrie Gerrits, Rik van Dinteren & Vera Kruiver

This course is not planned for 2016, stay tuned for 2016 workshops and masterclasses.

We proudly announce a new Masterclass Neuromodulation and Personalized Medicine in our Brainclinics workshop series with Martijn Arns, Berrie Gerrits, Rik van Dinteren and Vera Kruiver. This 2-day masterclass is intended for researchers and clinicians interested in an update on the most recent developments in neuromodulation techniques such as rTMS, tDCS and Neurofeedback, specifically in ADHD, Depression and OCD. Furthermore, during this masterclass the most recent developments and overviews of Event Related Potentials (ERPs), especially the P300 will be presented by Rik van Dinteren, the relation between Default Mode Networks (DMN) and EEG cross-frequency coupling variables by Berrie Gerrits and new clinical insights by Vera Kruiver.
During this year's workshop there will be a special focus on covering the most recent results and insights from the milestone personalized medicine studies such as iSPOT and EMBARC. The first results from iSPOT in 1008 Depressed patients and 336 ADHD patients using various imaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, ERPs) are being analyzed and published throughout 2014, with replication studies following. The EMBARC study is a similar initiative in depression focused on identifying imaging predictors of treatment outcome expected to have first results by the end of 2014. 

This course is accredited  by: NVVP (12pnt), FGzP (13pnt) and BCIA recertification credits
Dr. Martijn is director and researcher at Research Institute Brainclinics and is affiliated with Utrecht University (Dept. of Experimental Psychology). Drs. Rik van Dinteren and Berrie Gerrits are PhD candidates at Research Institute Brainclinics and affiliated with the Radboud University. Drs. Vera Kruiver is affiliated with Psychology Practice Brainclinics.
Recommended reading material (download from our community):
  • Arns, M., Bruder, G., Hegerl, U., Spooner, C., Palmer, D. M., Etkin, A., . . . Gordon, E. (2015). EEG alpha asymmetry as a gender-specific predictor of outcome to acute treatment with different antidepressant medications in the randomized iSPOT-D study. Clinical Neurophysiology. doi:
  • Arns, M., Etkin, A., Hegerl, U., Williams, L. W., DeBattista, C., Palmer, D. M., . . . Gordon, E. (2015). Frontal and rostral anterior cingulate (racc) theta EEG in depression: Implications for treatment outcome? European Neuropsychopharmacology. doi:10.1016/j.euroneuro.2015.03.007
  • Arns, M., & Olbrich, S. (2014). Personalized medicine in ADHD and depression: Use of pharmaco-EEG. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences. doi:10.1007/7854_2014_295
  • Arns, M., Cerquera, A., Gutiérrez, R. M., Hasselman, F., & Freund, J. A. (2013). Non-linear EEG analyses predict non-response to rTMS treatment in major depressive disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2013.11.022
  • Arns, M., Conners, C. K., & Kraemer, H. C. (2013). A decade of EEG theta/beta ratio research in ADHD: A meta-analysis. Journal of Attention Disorders, 17(5), 374-83. doi:10.1177/1087054712460087
  • Arns, M., & Gordon, E. (2014). Quantitative EEG (QEEG) in psychiatry: Diagnostic or prognostic use? Clinical Neurophysiology. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2014.01.014
  • Arns, M., Heinrich, H., & Strehl, U. (2013). Evaluation of neurofeedback in ADHD: The long and winding road. Biological Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.11.013
  • Olbrich, S., & Arns, S. M. (2013). EEG biomarkers in major depressive disorder: Discriminative power and prediction of treatment response . International Review of Psychiatry, 25(5), 604-618. doi:10.3109/09540261.2013.816269
  • Arns, M., & Gordon, E. (2014). Quantitative EEG (QEEG) in psychiatry: Diagnostic or prognostic use? Clinical Neurophysiology. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2014.01.014
  • van Dinteren, R., Arns, M., Jongsma, M. L. A., & Kessels, R. P. C. (2014). P300 development across the lifespan: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS One, 9(2), e87347. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087347

Day 1: Friday
9.30 Welcome and introduction (Dr. Martijn Arns)
9.45 Update on neuromodulation treatments: rTMS in OCD, tDCS and other disorders (Dr. Martijn Arns)
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Can we predict treatment outcome in ADHD and Depression? Update from the iSPOT and other studies: I (Dr. Martijn Arns)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 New insights from clinical practice: rTMS in OCD, maintenance and protocol optimizations: I (Drs. Vera Kruiver)
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 New insights from clinical practice: rTMS in OCD, maintenance and protocol optimizations: II (Drs. Vera Kruiver)
17.30 Discussion, Evaluation and closing of the day
Day 2: Saturday  
9.30 The Default Mode Network (DMN): An introductory account on associated behavioral correlates, its role in pathology and relation with other Networks (Drs. Berrie Gerrits)
10.30 The DMN EEG validation study, a work in progress. Possible interventions for improving DMN flexibility. (Drs. Berrie Gerrits)
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Event-Related Potentials (ERP): Ageing, neuropsychological aspects and treatment prediction (Drs. Rik van Dinteren)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Can we predict treatment outcome in ADHD and Depression? Update from the iSPOT and other studies: II (Dr. Martijn Arns)
15.30 Coffee break
15.45 An update to Neurofeedback in ADHD and Insomnia (Dr. Martijn Arns)
16.45 From structure to network function and connectivity: New insights into Depression (Dr. Martijn Arns)
17.30 Discussion, Evaluation and Closing

Below see an overview of previous workshops and presentations organized or presented by Brainclinics:



Martijn Arns

Presentation in 'Hot Topic Symposium' at World Congress of ADHD in Milan, Italy.

Martijn Arns

Presentation at Antonio Narino University, Bogota, Colombia

Jay Gunkelman, Kerstin Hoedlmoser & Martijn Arns

Advanced workshop: QEEG, sleep and personalized medicine




 Martijn Arns

Presentation deelsessie Kenniscongres Stoornissen: 'Gepersonaliseerde behandeling bij ADHD middels neurofeedback en medicatie: Meer inzicht in de oorzaken van ADHD'

Martijn Arns & Leon Kenemans

Co-organizer of 1 day symposium: 'The future of neurofeedback' and presentation: Neurofeedback in ADHD: 'Vigilance stabilization through sleep spindles and circadian networks: A working mechanism?'

 Martijn Arns

Presentation AACAP (San Francisco): EEG Based Personalized Medicine in ADHD: Reflecting Different Etiologies?

 Martijn Arns

Keynote Speaker IPEG (New York): 'A review and integration of EEG based predictors for treatment outcome in ADHD and Depression' and 'Relationship between ADHD and sleep problems: A new etiology perspective'.

 Martijn Arns

ADHD Netwerk meeting: Individualized Neurofeedback

 Martijn Arns

Neurovation, Eindhoven: EEG Based Personalized Medicine in ADHD: Reflecting different etiologies

 Martijn Arns

Presentatie nascholing Psychiatry Nijmegen (Radboud): Repetitieve Transcraniele Magnetische Stimulatie (rTMS) voor depressie en Personalized Medicine? 

Martijn Arns 

Neurofeedback Workshop, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 Martijn Arns

Presentation iSAD conference (London): Neurophysiological predictors of non-response to rTMS in Depression.

Juri Kropotov, Diane Manuhuwa & Martijn Arns 

Workshop organised by Diane Manuhuwa in Deventer:  QEEG, ERP and Neurotherapy.

EEG Based Personalized Medicine in ADHD and Depression.



Martijn Arns 

Workshop tijdens de ISNR 2011: EEG Based Personalized Medicine in ADHD and Depression, Phoenix (AZ, USA)

Sebastian Olbrich & Martijn Arns 2-day workshop: QEEG, ERP and Personalized Medicine





Rob Coben & Mirjam Kouijzer  

2-day workshop Neurofeedback for Autism: Scientific developments in the treatment of Autism with Neurofeedback. Nijmegen 

Martijn Arns

Workshop during ISNR 2010: QEEG and Neurofeedback in ADHD: From diagnostics to treatment - Historical context, current state and future directions. Denver (CO, USA)




Martijn Arns, Werner van den Bergh & Jay Gunkelman Workshop during the ISNR 2009: "QEEG Interpretation: Review of Models and the 2-Dimensional EEG Vigilance-Brainrate model", Indianapolis (US)


Martijn Arns Personalized Medicine workshop in Sydney - Australia


Arns, Gunkelman, van den Bergh & Fekkes QEEG and Personalized Medicine workshop, November 2008.


Martijn Arns, Rien Breteler, Mathanje Huisman, Martin van Beek & Aukje Bootsma Organisation of International Scientific Conference: Applied Neuroscience, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Jay Gunkelman Advanced QEEG course with Jay Gunkelman, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Martijn  Arns Advanced 2 day-QEEG and Personalized Medicine workshop in Sydney, Australia. Powerpoint available here.

Marco Congedo Workshop on LORETA and sLORETA: Nijmegen

Jay Gunkelman 2 day advanced and hands-on QEEG workshop with Jay Gunkelman: Nijmegen

Martijn Arns Workshop: QEEG, Dyslexia and Real-life Neurofeedback: Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland

Martijn Arns 2-day QEEG Interpretation Training: Nijmegen.


Martijn Arns & Rien Breteler Neurofeedback Introductory course, Sydney, Australia.

Martijn Arns & Rien Breteler Neurofeedback Introductory course, Tweedshead, NSW, Australia

Barry Sterman
Symposium for Neurologists with Barry Sterman on "EEG Biofeedback and Epilepsy", Nijmegen.

Barry Sterman
2-day advanced Neurofeedback Course with Barry Sterman , Nijmegen.

Martijn Arns, Rien Breteler, Berrie Gerrits, Ben Reitsma BFE: 3-day Neurofeedback course, Nijmegen.

Jay Gunkelman 1-day workshop on: QEEG, Neurofeedback and consciousness, Nijmegen.

Thilo Hinterberger. Workshop on Slow Cortical Potentials (SCP), Nijmegen


Martijn Arns, Wytze van der zwaag & Rien Breteler The first 2-day Neurofeedback course in Dutch, Nijmegen.


Martijn Arns Presentation at BFE conference: ADHD and Neurofeedback, Amsterdam.

For a literature overview, also see Literature