You are invited to attend the sponsored symposium “Adult Spasticity Symposium: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Optimizing the Treatment Journey” at TOXINS 2022 congress.
Our distinguished panel of speakers includes Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Dr. Laxman Bahroo, Dr. Shivani Gupta, Dr. Zoltan Mari, and Dr. Carrie Black will discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to spasticity management, with a particular focus on optimizing care for poststroke patients by reducing the impact of waning symptom relief between provider visits.
We look forward to seeing you on July 29th!
Laxman B. Bahroo, DO, FAAN, is associate professor of the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he also serves as the director of both the Botulinum Toxin Clinic and the Neurology Residency Program. Dr Bahroo’s clinic focuses on movement disorders and treatment for Parkinson’s disease as well as botulinum toxin injections for dystonia and spasticity. He is the primary investigator or co-investigator of several clinical trials and is a reviewer for Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, and International Journal of Neuroscience.
Carrie Black, PT, DPT, C/NDT, is the director of physical therapy and senior therapist at Culicchia Neurological Center, a New Orleans–area practice in Louisiana. Dr Black is trained in vestibular rehabilitation and is a certified brain injury specialist. Additionally, she has received certification in neurodevelopmental treatment from the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association, specializing in the treatment of adults with hemiplegia. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association.
Michael Saulino, MD, PhD, is a physiatrist at MossRehab, is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and Pain Management. Dr. Saulino earned his PhD (Biological Chemistry) and MD degrees from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1993. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University in 1997. He was chief resident in his final year of residency training. He is an associate professor in the department of rehabilitation medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Temple University Medical College.
Zoltan Mari, MD, is the Chair of the Movement Disorder Society’s Telemedicine Study Group, Co-Chair of the Parkinson Study Group’s Motor Working Group, and Associate Editor of the Parkinsonism and Related Disorders journal. Previously at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Mari was the director of the movement disorder clinical fellowship training program, the DBS Center, the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, the Dystonia Center, as well as Parkinson’s & Movement Disorder Center. Since his 2017 transition to the Ruvo Center, Dr. Mari helped establish and leads the CurePSP’s Center of Care (Director), Lewy Body Disease Association Research Center of Care, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence (Co-Director) there.
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, is professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and the Medical Director of Critical Illness Recovery and Neurorehabilitation at Warm Springs Hospitals. Currently, she is the co-director of the Spasticity STEP Certification Course with the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Previously, she was the medical director of the Brain Injury and Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, TX. Dr Verduzco-Gutierrez’s area of clinical expertise is the care of patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke rehabilitation, and interventional spasticity management. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and has coauthored multiple book chapters. She is currently the editor of an upcoming book, Handbook of Spasticity: A Practical Approach to Management.
This meeting is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.