Course Report: Uses of Botulinum Toxins in Neurology and Rehabilitation

A Practical Skills Workshop

Santiago, Chile
April 4, 2014

Course Report

Dr. Singer uses a mannequin to demonstrate the injection of Botulinum Toxin which was described in his presentation about cervical dystonia.Contributed by Carolina Kunstmann, MD, Clinical Neurologist
Clínica Alemana and the Centro de Estudios de Trastornos del Movimiento (CETRAM)
Santiago, Chile

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. 

Afternoon group breakout sessions give participants the opportunity to interact with the faculty. 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).

Participants enjoy an opportunity to speak with Dr. Federico Micheli from Buenos Aires, Argentina.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.

 Dr. Tania Guiterrez works with participants to perform hands-on demonstrations.