Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Hosts Spasticity CME

Spasticity Across the Lifespan Conference

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted the Pediatric Rehabilitation Conference: Comprehensive Management of Spasticity Across the Lifespan at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Dr. Heakyung Kim and Dr. David Roye were the course directors.

Spasticity Course Topics

This comprehensive course offered lectures on a wide variety of topics including:

      • Pathophysiology of Spasticity – Jay Selman, MD
      • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump for Spasticity Management – Ruth Alejandro, MD
      • Chemoneurolysis with Botulinum Toxin A and Alcohol Injections – Heakyung Kim, MD
      • Preserving Mobility in Adolescents and Young Adults – David Roye, MD
      • Management of Hip Subluxation/Dislocation-Surveillance to Medical Management to Surgery – Joshua Hyman, MD
      • Neurosurgical Management of Childhood Spasticity (and Dystonia): The Role for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and Deep Brain Stimulation – Richard Anderson, MD
      • Gait Pattern of Children with Spasticity – Michelle Wei, MD
      • Does Spasticity Change in Adulthood? – Joseph Dutkowsky, MD
      • Bridging the Gap from Selection through Inpatient Rehabilitation of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Candidates – Dean Morgan, PT; Robin Winn, PT, MS, PCS; Linda Fieback, PT, MA, PCS

Learning objectives included:

  • Complete a plan of care for patients
  • Successfully perform Botox injections, hand splinting, serial casting, and assessments
  • Develop ability to identify disciplines needed to create a care team that can successfully execute the plan of care

Attendee participation and interaction was emphasized and facilitated through Q&A sessions, hands-on workshops, and pre and post tests. There was a livestream available for the course as well.