Course Report: Uses of Botulinum Toxins in Neurology and Rehabilitation
A Practical Skills Workshop
April 4, 2014
Contributed by Carolina Kunstmann, MD, Clinical Neurologist
Clínica Alemana and the Centro de Estudios de Trastornos del Movimiento (CETRAM)
The course, Uses of Botulinum Toxins in Neurology and Rehabilitation: A Practical Skills Workshop, took place on April 4, 2014 at the Clínica Alemana de Santiago in Santiago, Chile.
There were 68 participants from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
The course was taught by local and international faculty, including: Dr. Carlos Singer (University of Miami), Dr. Federico Micheli (Hospital De Clinicas, University of Buenos Aires) and Dr. Tania Gutierrez (Clínica Alemana de Santiago). It was directed by Doctors Carolina Kunstmann (Clínica Alemana de Santiago) and Pedro Chana Cuevas (Universidad de Santiago de Chile).
This course introduced the use of botulinum toxin with lectures on the scientific basis of the use of botulinum toxin and descriptions of the clinical forms of dystonia and spasticity.
The afternoon video workshop presented video case studies and practical experience performing injections on mannequins, giving participants the basic skills needed to begin treatment of patients with these conditions.