Ipsen Educational Theatre

Thursday, 18 January – 15:35 – 16:05

You are invited to join us at the Ipsen-sponsored Educational Theatre “Navigating the challenges, unmet needs, and possible solutions in the post-stroke patient spasticity pathway: Finding the right path” at the TOXINS 2024 congress.

Join our distinguished expert speakers Prof Theodore Wein and Prof Richard Zorowitz as they highlight the impact of post-stroke spasticity on patients and their families, describe the post-stroke recovery journey for their patients, including treatment gaps and how to bridge them, and explain how new studies can help to address patient needs.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 18th January!

Theodore Wein, MD, is an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University, and worked at the Montreal General Hospital Stroke Prevention Clinic as well as St Mary’s Hospital. In addition to an active interest in acute stroke care as well as secondary stroke prevention, Prof Wein is actively involved in post-stroke rehabilitation.

Prof Wein is a past chair of the Canadian Stroke Prevention Guidelines (Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations) and member of the CHEP guidelines committee. He is a past chair of the spasticity section of the Canadian Botulinum Toxin Conference, is on the steering committee of several ongoing trials looking at the effectiveness of botulinum toxin on spasticity, and was the principal investigator of the REFLEX trial. In 2017, Prof Wein was awarded the Couer du Quebec award by the Quebec Heart and Stroke Foundation. Prof Wein is a fellow of the American Heart Association Stroke Council and serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Stroke Consortium, for which he chairs the policy and advocacy committee as well as the steering committee of the Quebec Heart and Stroke Foundation annual Sommet pour Vaincre L’AVC. Prof Wein is the chair of the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference pre symposium, which is looking at stroke in the real world, trying to bring the latest advances in stroke research to standard clinical practice.

Richard Zorowitz, MD, is the chief medical informatics officer at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and is a professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Richard Zorowitz focuses his clinical activities on the rehabilitation of stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other neurological conditions. He specializes in the management of spasticity, including oral medications, botulinum toxin injections, and intrathecal baclofen. His research activities focus on stroke rehabilitation, including motor recovery, spasticity, hemiplegic shoulder pain, dysphagia, pseudobulbar affect, and functional outcomes. In addition to his clinical activities, Richard Zorowitz is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a fellow of the American Heart Association, and is a past chair of the Rehabilitation and Recovery subcommittee of the Stroke Council. He is a specialty chief editor for Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation and Frontiers in Stroke, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.

This meeting is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.


Date of preparation: December 2023

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