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Spasticity Regional Workshop - Southeast

AAP is on the road to host three Regional Workshops. Attendees will enjoy a one-day meeting packed with a hands-on workshop, speaker panel, and educational sessions all revolving around the theme of Teaching Spasticity. Join this unique forum and gain the opportunity to share knowledge, connect with local colleagues, and enhance your professional network. The Scientific Program will focus on new research, treatment, and practice of Spasticity, and will be presented by local specialists in PM&R.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/30/2017
When: September 30, 2017
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Embassy Suites by Hilton North Charleston
5055 International Blvd
North Charleston, South Carolina  29418
United States
Contact: Leigh Patrick

Online registration is available until: 9/30/2017
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8:00 – 8:15am            Introductions

8:15 – 9:15am           Clinical Evaluation of Spasticity and Facilitating Clinical Competence

Gemayaret Alvarez, MD

(1) Identify approaches to effectively assess spasticity and its impact on patient functionality and quality of life. (2) Practice teaching spasticity assessment strategies to a trainee. (3) Develop evaluation tactics for assessing a resident’s competency of spasticity management in a training program.

9:15 – 10:15am         Assessing Available Treatments and Strategies for Individualized Treatment to Optimize Functional Outcomes

Seema Khurana, DO

(1) Identify rehabilitation practices and devices to maximize function and quality of life in patients with spasticity. (2) Discuss strategies to choose and combine treatment options to create an individualized rehabilitation plan for patients with spasticity. (3) Identify and articulate key points for physicians to educate and communicate with patients and families specific to spasticity, treatment outcomes and managing expectations of treatment. 

10:15 – 10:30am      Break

10:30 – 11:30am      Spasticity from Childhood to Adulthood

Tamara Zagustin, MD

(1) Discuss and implement treatment strategies that address the individual needs of pediatric patients with spasticity. (2) Design optimal plans from transitioning spasticity treatments from pediatric to adulthood. (3) Use the skills obtained to design a curriculum to help guide trainees transition from childhood to adult spasticity treatments.

11:30 – 12:30pm       Alternative Therapies and Pain Treatment in Spasticity Management  

Dennis Patin, MD

(1) Identify options and discuss the safety and efficacy of alternative and pain therapies in spasticity management. (2) Evaluate new data and discuss clinical trials using alternative therapies. (3) Gain strategies for teaching how to incorporate alternative therapies into a patients’ rehabilitation program using a multidisciplinary care team approach that integrates nonpharmacological and pharmacologic strategies in spasticity management.

12:30 - 1:00pm          Neuroscience of Spasticity: Early Intervention - What is the Rationale?

Floyd Thompson, PhD

(1) Pathophysiology of spasticity. (2) Rationale for early intervention. (3) Evidence from animal models.

1:00 – 2:00pm         Lunch & Demonstration      Sponsored by: Medtronic

2:00 – 3:00pm           Developments and Controversies in Current Therapies

Preeti Raghavan, MD

(1) Present emerging new translation research findings in spasticity. (2) Discuss effective techniques and potential clinical applications. (3) Develop resources for residents to utilize to keep at the forefront of new advances and findings in spasticity management.

3:00 – 5:30pm           Techniques, Demonstration, and Practice Labs

Gemayaret Alvarez, MD; Seema Khurana, DO; Tamara Zagustin, MD

(1) Discuss best practices in the use of surface anatomy, EMG, Motor Point Localization, and Ultrasonography to help train residents in Injection Guidance Techniques. (2) Demonstrate available and appropriate tools for injection technique education and hands-on training. (3) Stimulate discussion comparing responses noted in the clinical setting.

5:30 – 6:00pm           Panel Discussion

     Review and reinforce concepts and practices covered through discussion and inquiry.

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