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Uses of Botulinum Toxins in Neurology and Rehabilitation: A Practical Skills Workshop

Uses of Botulinum Toxins in Neurology and Rehabilitation: A Practical Skills Workshop

Please note that this course will be taught in Spanish.

Course Description:

Botulinum toxin plays an essential role in the management of dystonia and spasticity. This full day workshop will focus on the practical and relevant use of botulinum toxin for neurological disorders utilizing a didactic approach accompanied by video presentations.

Didactic topics will provide attendees with basic knowledge of injection techniques for the treatment of cranial, cervical and limb dystonia, blepharospasms, hemifacial spasms, and spasticity in adults. The afternoon video session will allow attendees to see proper botulinum toxin preparation and injection technique being performed on live patients. Attendees will learn the typical dosages for each disorder using different types of botulinum toxins and gain the knowledge necessary to describe to patients the treatment, duration of effect, and any potential side effects.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be 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.

Recommended Audience:

The intended audience for this course are movement disorders specialists, general neurologists, neuropediatricians, physicians in training, residents and fellows in South America.

Course Directors:

Pedro Chaná Cuevas, MD
Centro de Transtornos del Movimiento
Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Carolina Kunstmann, MD
Clínica Alemana de Santiago
Centro de Transtornos del Movimiento


  Clínica Alemana de Santiago
  Avenida Vitacura 5951,
  Santiago de Chile, Región Metropolitana, Chile


Registration is online through credit card only.  There will be no on-site registration.


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For more information contact: MDS Education