Topics of Discussion

Botulinum neurotoxin for “classic” and “emerging” clinical uses in:

  • Adult spasticity
  • Aesthetics
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Craniofacial dystonia
  • Dermatology
  • Focal limb dystonia & tremor
  • Gastroenterological disorders
  • Headache and migraine
  • Hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Oromandibular dystonia
  • Pain
  • Pediatric spasticity (cerebral palsy)
  • Sialorrhea
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Facial tics
  • Urologic disorders

The Basic Science of Botulinum Neurotoxin

  • Advances on the architecture of the BoNT complex
  • Genetics and evolution
  • BoNT trafficking
  • Molecular interactions
  • Novel BoNTs and toxin engineering

Hot Topics

  • “NEW”! International Forum: Exploring the national, regional and local clinical experience with BoNT
  • New clinical indications and ongoing clinical trials
  • The scientific basis of, and latest clinical data on, duration of action of BoNTs
  • BoNT and surgical interventions and the effect on wound healing
  • Basis of movement control and why BoNT should influence it
  • Antipruritic effects of BoNT
  • Potential applications in cardiology
  • Targeting BoNT to distal sites and diverse nerve terminals
  • The placebo effect
  • Depression

Clinical Workshops

  • Guidance and techniques for muscle localization
  • Practical clinical workshops featuring case-based sessions with live patients and hands-on injection demonstrations

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