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Baltimore Practicum.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Room: Waterview Ballroom – Lobby Level

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Interactive CME/CNE Activity
Jointly provided by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing.
This activity is supported by educational grants from Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.,
Merz Pharma, and Medtronic.

Highly popular over the past 11 years, the complimentary 12th annual workshop will provide clinicians, who have a particular interest in neurotoxins, a unique opportunity to reinforce their knowledge and skills needed for the management of patients with dystonia and spasticity. This live activity will deliver a comprehensive update on recent scholarly data through interactive case presentations and hands-on injection training as demonstrated by our expert faculty. Clinical experts will discuss and demonstrate strategies for accurately assessing patients with dystonia and spasticity, selecting appropriate treatment options including botulinum neurotoxin therapies, and utilizing the best techniques for optimal administration, including EMG and ultrasound guidance.

The purpose of the 12th Annual Johns Hopkins Dystonia and Spasticity Practicum will be to educate residents and fellows in neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation, community neurologists, physiatrists, and physical and occupational therapists on the science and clinical issues related to the management of patients with dystonia and spasticity. This educational activity also seeks to provide attendees with in-depth, evidence-based education including hands-on experience in treating patients with dystonia and spasticity.

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of neurology and PM&R residents and fellows, as well as community neurologists, neurology nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and physiatrists. Physical therapists and occupation therapists can also benefit from this activity. No prerequisites required.

After attending this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
  • RECOGNIZE the characteristic diagnostic features and presenting symptoms of dystonia and spasticity.
  • DESCRIBE the clinically relevant distinctions between botulinum toxin preparations to identify how to appropriately manage patients with each agent.
  • APPLY practical skills and hands-on training with respect to chemodenervation techniques.
  • EVALUATE guidance techniques that assist in chemodenervation injection.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing take responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME/CNE activity.

accme_logoThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This 4.25 contact hour educational activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Claim only those contact hours actually spent in the activity.

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing that the speaker and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs.

7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, and Pre-assessment
8:00 – 8:10 AM Conference Goals
Zoltan Mari, MD
8:10 – 8:40 AM Dystonia – Introduction and Update
Kelly Mills, MD
8:40 – 9:10 AM Spasticity – Introduction and Update
Zoltan Mari, MD
9:10 – 9:40 AM Chemodenervation – Basics and Practical Considerations
Katharine E. Alter, MD
9:40 – 9:50 AM Break
9:50 – 10:20 AM Comparing Guidance Techniques for Chemodenervation Procedures
Katharine E. Alter, MD
10:20 AM – 12:20 PM Breakout Sessions: Injection Training Workshops
  • Room 1—Patients with Dystonia - Kelly Mills, MD
  • Room 2—Ultrasound Demonstration - Katharine E. Alter, MD
  • Room 3—Models - Zoltan Mari, MD
12:20 – 12:30 PM Question & Answer/Discussion & Post-assessment

Zoltan Mari, MD (Co-Chairperson)
Ruvo Family Chair & Director, PD and Movement Disorders Program
Co-Director, Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Clinical Professor of Neurology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Kelly Mills, MD (Co-Chairperson)
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuromodulation and Advanced Therapies
in Movement Disorders Clinic
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Katharine E. Alter, MD
Senior Physiatrist
Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation
AT Still University
Mesa, Arizona

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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