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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Use of Botulinum Toxin for Cervical Dystonia

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:Feb 01, 2021

Experienced / IntermediateInteractive

Program Description

The MDS Botulinum Toxin for Cervical Dystonia course will provide a comprehensive overview of treating cervical dystonia with botulinum neurotoxin injections in combination with EMG and ultrasound.


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders


Alberto Albanese, MD ; Anna Castagna, MD

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide information on the use of botulinum toxin for cervical dystonia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:
1. Analyze movements in order to select muscles for botulinum toxin injection in the most common cervical dystonias (anterocollis, retrocollis, laterocollis and torticollis)
2. Identify the different botulinum toxin formulations and doses in order to choose the appropriate toxin for a patient and describe the techniques needed to prepare the toxin
3. Discuss the methods of injection (EMG, palpation/anatomical landmarks, ultrasound) for cervical dystonia and possible adverse effects from injection

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for students, residents, primary care providers, internists, allied health, non-neurology specialists, and industry who have limited to no movement disorder experience.

Accreditation Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation

Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed in the Accreditation Statement, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.

Faculty Disclosure


Staff Disclosure

MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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Ericka Blackford


All individuals in control of content for this course are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

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