Ipsen Industry-Sponsored Symposium

Friday, 19 January – 12:15 – 13:30

You are invited to attend the Ipsen-sponsored Satellite Symposium “Patient-centric goal setting in navigating the post-stroke spasticity treatment pathway: Finding the right path” at the TOXINS 2024 congress.

Our distinguished expert speakers Dr Luis Jorge Jacinto, Prof Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Dr Klemens Fheodoroff, and Prof Alberto Esquenazi will be discussing:

  • The unmet needs of adults with spasticity in real-world clinical practice
  • The importance of patient-centric goal setting and goal achievement in the successful treatment of spasticity in adults
  • How real-world studies like the AboLiSh study, which aims to assess the longitudinal attainment of person-centered and function-related goals, can inform future practice.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 19th January!

Dr Luis Jorge Jacinto received his academic degree from the Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa in 1990. He has been the director of an adult rehabilitation service (68 beds for inpatient neurorehabilitation) since 2009, and is in charge of the Gait Laboratory (since 2000) at the Centro de Medicina de Reabilitação de Alcoitão, Alcabideche, Portugal. He started the Botulinum Toxin Clinic at the Centro de Medicina de Reabilitação in 2000. During 2000–2015, he was a permanent PM&R consultant of the Associação de Paralisia Cerebral de Lisboa (Lisbon Association of Cerebral Palsy). He has mostly been dedicated to neurological rehabilitation, particularly the treatment of spasticity—evaluation, treatment and follow-up of neurologic patients treated with botulinum toxin—having authored/coauthored several publications. He is a member of several scientific societies: Sociedade Portuguesa de Medicina Física e de Reabilitação (SPMFR), Sociedad Española de Neuro-Rehabilitación, European Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Internacional Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and World Federation of Neurorehabilitation. He is the President of the Iberia Society of Biomechanics in Rehabilitation (SIBRehab), since September 2023.

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Health San Antonio, and the medical director of Critical Illness Recovery and Neurorehabilitation at Warm Springs Hospitals. Currently, she is the codirector 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, Houston, Texas. Prof 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 also the editor of the recently published Handbook of Spasticity: A Practical Approach to Management.

Klemens Fheodoroff is a senior consultant in neurology and is the first assistant medical director in the Department of Neurorehabilitation Gailtal-Klinik. His work focuses on neuropsychological rehabilitation, motor rehabilitation, spasticity, and pain therapy. In addition to his role at the Gailtal-Klinik, Klemens Fheodoroff is a full member of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Society for Neurological Rehabilitation, a lecturer at Danube University Krems, and a member of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation. Klemens Fheodoroff has contributed to the WHO-ICF field trials (1997–2001), the development and implementation of the neurorehabilitation curriculum for trainees in neurology in Austria, the implementation of certification courses for botulinum toxin injections in Austria, the EU-Pathways Project, and the Upper Limb International Survey (ULIS) studies.

Alberto Esquenazi, MD, serves as the John Otto Haas Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MossRehab, Philadelphia, and is the chief clinical officer of Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation, as well as the director of the Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory. He is a professor of PM&R at Jefferson School of Medicine.

Prof Esquenazi received his medical degree in medicine and surgery from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He completed his residency in PM&R at Temple University/MossRehab and a fellowship in gait analysis and prosthetic research at MossRehab. His research focuses on gait analysis, spasticity management, orthotics, limb prosthetics, and robotics and technology in neurorehabilitation.

Prof Esquenazi has published widely and is a member of national and international professional, educational, and research societies, a past president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a member of the board of AMRPA. He is the recipient of prestigious national and international awards for his clinical research and educational efforts, including the 2019 Krusen Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

This meeting is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.


Date of preparation: December 2023

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