Advanced workshop: QEEG, Sleep and Personalized Medicine


Speakers: Jay Gunkelman, Kerstin Hoedlmoser & Martijn Arns

Thursday February 7 - Saturday February 9th, 2013
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
We proudly announce a new Advanced Workshop in our Brainclinics workshop series with Jay Gunkelman, Kerstin Hoedlmoser and Martijn Arns. This 3-day workshop is intended for researchers and clinicians interested in the role of sleep in psychiatric disorders, Quantitative EEG (QEEG), neuromodulation techniques such as rTMS and Neurofeedback and focused on ADHD, insomnia and Depression.
During this year's workshop there will be a special focus on the role of sleep in psychiatric disorders where also techniques such as actigraphy and sleep questionnaires will be presented to better understand and assess sleep in patients. Furthermore, the relation of sleep to QEEG findings and implications for treatment such as neurofeedback, rTMS and other psychological interventions will also be discussed.
We have invited Dr. Kerstin Hoedlmoser from the University of Salzburg (Austria) who is specialized in sleep and neurofeedback treatment for insomnia. Furthermore, we have invited Jay Gunkelman from Brain Science International (US) who is an internationally recognized expert on QEEG and EEG interpretation. Furthermore, Dr. Martijn Arns will present on the recent insights from chronobiology and circadian findings in ADHD and how neurofeedback is though to influence these networks. Furthermore, he will also present on the latest developments in EEG based personalized medicine. The program can be found below.
Please register soon since there is a maximum number of attendees! 
The price for the workshop is € 1000,- (€ 750,- euro for PhD students) for 3 days including lunch, and the workshop will be held at Brainclinics (Bijleveldsingel 34, Nijmegen, The Netherlands).
Thursday February 7th 2013
9.30-11.00 Introduction and summary of recent developments (Martijn Arns)
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-12.30 The basics of sleep and sleep disorders (Kerstin Hoedlmoser)
12.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.15 Basics of measuring sleep: EEG/PSG, actiwatch and sleep questionnaires (Kerstin Hoedlmoser)
15.15-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-17.30 Sleep spindles, cognition and SMR Neurofeedback (Kerstin Hoedlmoser)
Friday February 8th 2013
9.30-11.00 Sleep, circadian function and ADHD: A new perspective on the etiology of ADHD? (Martijn Arns)
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15- 12.30 How does neurofeedback work? A proposed working mechanism (Martijn Arns)
12.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.45 Interpretation of QEEG: Effects of sleep, vigilance and alertness (Jay Gunkelman)
14.45-15.00 Coffee Break
15.00-17.30 Practice I: Interpreting QEEG data (Jay Gunkelman), or:
15.00-17.30 Practice II: Interpreting Actigraphy data (Kerstin Hoedlmoser)
Saturday February 9th 2013
9.30-11.00 Update on EEG Based Personalized Medicine (Martijn Arns)
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break
11.15-11.45 Cingulate EEG issues and Neurofeedback intervention approaches (Jay Gunkelman)
11.45-12.30 EEG findings in Consciousness: Cross Spectral Coupling (Jay Gunkelman)
12.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-17.00 QEEG Interpretation (Jay Gunkelman) or actigraphy / sleep assessments (Jose Vis)


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

 2-day rTMS Training Course: Brain Science International (BSI) San Francisco (US), May 2013.




 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