Pan American Botulinum Toxin Workshop

Pan American Botulinum Toxin Workshop
Cartagena De Indias, Colombia – August 24, 2017

Course Description

Botulinum toxin plays an essential role in the management of dystonia and spasticity. This full day workshop will focus on the basics 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.

In the morning, didactic plenary sessions will provide attendees with basic knowledge regarding the pharmacology of botulinum toxin, applications techniques and the treatment of currently approved indications, including craniofacial, cervical dystonia, limb dystonia and limb spasticity.

In the afternoon four specific workshops will take place, with the aim to discuss in small groups clinical cases and application techniques in a video-based approach. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive full-day course that incorporates the scientific and practical aspects of botulinum toxin injection.

In Colombia, the botulinum toxin is an important tool for the treatment of dystonic disorders and spasticity. It is widely used in the country, and this course will provide an advanced training for all colleagues who wish to improve their skills in this topic.

A limited number of travel grants will be available for eligible registrants from specific countries. A list will be provided on the registration site.

The course will be presented in Spanish with some lectures presented in English. No translation will be provided.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain 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
  • Define the various dosages needed for each disorder with each of the different types of botulinum toxin
Physician Competencies
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Apply quality improvement
  • Increase medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
Recommended Audience

This course is recommended for general neurologists, neurology fellows/residents, general physicians, physicians in training, and rehabilitation professionals from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. 


Hotel InterContinental Cartagena de Indias
Bocagrande Carrera 1 #51
Cartagena de Indias, 130001, Colombia

Travel Grants

The deadline to apply has now passed.

MDS recognizes that some countries have limited access to movement disorders education and may be restricted by resources. The Developing World Education Program (DWEP) is designed to address the needs of individuals in those countries. To that end, this course has a limited amount of travel grants for interested participants residing in specific countries of MDS-PAS. 

The grant amount provided will be based on application and need. The grant will be provided after confirmation of attending the course. Funds cannot be provided before attending the course. 

However, the travel grant can be applied toward your course registration fee. Please do not register for the course until you are notified about the results of your application. If part of your grant is applied toward registration, this amount will be deducted from the overall grant and the remainder of the grant will be provided to you after the course, via bank wire transfer. 


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