Uses of Botulinum Toxins in Neurology and Rehabilitation:
A Practical Skills Workshop
Botulinum toxin plays an essential role in the management of dystonia and spasticity. This full day workshop focused on the practical and relevant use of botulinum toxin for neurological disorders utilizing both a didactic and case demonstration approach for maximum impact and effective delivery of message.
Didactic topics provided attendees with basic knowledge regarding the pharmacology of botulinum toxin and the treatment of currently approved indications, including craniofacial, cervical dystonia and limb spasticity.
The afternoon session began with a Pearls and Pitfalls presentation on the do's and don'ts of botulinum toxin injection. This was followed by a case demonstration session in the afternoon which allowed attendees to see proper botulinum toxin preparation and injection technique being performed on live patients. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive, full-day course that incorporated the scientific, practical and financial aspects of botulinum toxin injection.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants were able to accomplish the following:
- Describe differences in onset, duration of effect, potential side effects and mechanism of action between the various formulations of botulinum toxin
- Recognize the clinical presentation and manifestations of types of craniofacial dystonia, cervical dystonia, limb dystonia and spasticity
- Describe the injection technique with botulinum toxin for treating the various types of dystonia and spasticity
- Describe the various dosages needed for each disorder with each of the different types of botulinum toxin
- Discuss the patient and provider financial considerations when performing botulinum toxin injections
This course was recommended for movement disorder specialists, general neurologists, general physicians, and physicians in training.
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