Botulinum Toxin in Neurological Practice - Ljubljana
Botulinum Toxin in Neurological Practice
Ljubljana, Slovenia - November 21-22, 2014
Despite increasingly widespread use of botulinum toxins (BoNT) treatment for neurological disorders, there is no recognized or regularly available training scheme in most European countries. Several European guidelines recommend formal training, but available training is haphazard and is rarely organized by non-pharmaceutical entities. This course was developed by MDS to address that gap.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to accomplish the following:
Explain a treatment plan for a movement disorders patient using botulinum toxin, including which toxin to use and why, dosing, and potential adverse effects
Understand and explain the role of botulinum toxin injections in the management of movement disorders
Describe the technique of injection, including the use of EMG and/or ES for muscle localization in movement disorders characterized by excessive muscle activity
Explain the side effects of botulinum toxin injections in specific body regions
Describe a treatment plan that incorporates medical and chemodenervation for various movement disorders
This course is intended for medical practitioners, specialist nurse practitioners, and other paramedical equivalents in the relevant fields with a working knowledge of diagnosis and general management of the various conditions.