Organized by the International Brain Injury Association in partnership with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. Held in conjunction with the 14th World Congress on Brain Injury.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Time: 5:45pm – 7:45pm
Location: Convention Centre Dublin
Light Food and beverages will be served.
This Spasticity Course will be held on March 29, 2023, at 7pm – 9pm, at the Convention Centre Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland. The Course will be held in conjunction with the 14th World Congress on Brain Injury that will date place March 29-April 1, 2023. The World Congress on Brain Injury is the seminal event for multidisciplinary professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with brain injury.
Spasticity, part of the upper motor neuron syndrome, is a challenging post-ABI clinical impairment that requires a hierarchical approach to assessment and treatment. Spasticity can limit recovery/demonstration of consciousness, ADL and mobility skills, impede speech and swallowing, as well as increase medical morbidity. Oral medications can be cognitively impairing and may not be clinically beneficial. Botulinum neurotoxins, intrathecal back within, positioning techniques phenol/alcohol nerve in motor point blocks and other interventions are all utilized in combination and variable degrees. Evidence for the various interventions is also variable.
This course will address spasticity management from childhood through adulthood. The course presenters will cover specific issues related to areas of spasticity management that often confound utilization of therapeutic techniques including the scope of functional challenges faced by patients with spasticity, traditional as well as upcoming treatment options, obstacles to treatment access, and long-term effects of untreated spasticity.
The 2023 International Spasticity Course will address to how different countries treat spasticity and function in brain injury patients from birth through adulthood. The Course will dive into the specific issues faced by brain injury patients, current treatment and future treatment options, financial difficulties, and long-term effects of patients who opt out to have no treatment.
The 2023 International Spasticity Course will take place on March 29, 2023, at the Convention Centre Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland. The Course will be an adjunct to the 14th World Congress on Brain Injury, that will be held March 29-April 1, 2023. The 14th World Congress on Brain Injury is organized by the International Brain Injury Association, in partnership with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. Light Food and beverages will be served.
This course is free to attend.
Cindy B. Ivanhoe, MD
Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Spasticity and Associated Syndromes of Movement
Christine Hardesty, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics
Senior Attending Physician of Orthopedic Surgery
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Associate Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Case Western Reserve University
Prof. Jörg Wissel, MD, FRCP
Head of Neurorehabilitation and Physical Therapy
Department of Neurology
Vivantes Hospital Spandau
Stuart Yablon, MD
Director, Brain Injury Program
University of Michigan
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ann Zerfas PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS
RUSH Physical Therapy