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Dates    : 11th and 12th June 2016

Time      : Day 1:1000 - 1630 hours; Day 2: 0830 - 1615 hours

Venue   : Welsh Centre for Anatomical Education, University of Cardiff

This event is sponsored by:

Brief Description:

This unique two-day course will provide the participant with the required knowledge and information about the indications and technique for injecting botulinum toxin in patients with neuromuscular disorders in the limbs.

With a high tutor-to-participant ratio, this practical course will be delivered using a combination of demonstration of functional and ultrasound anatomy, interactive small group discussions and ultrasound-assisted injection of botulinum toxin on unembalmed freeze-preserved cadavers under direct supervision by consultant surgeons. Patients will not be used in this course.

On completion of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • understand the pertinent pathophysiology of neuromuscular disorders in limbs
  • appreciate the pharmacology and action of botulinum toxin
  • demonstrate the indications for injecting botulinum toxin in patients with neuromuscular disorders in the limbs
  • appreciate the contraindications, risks and limitations of this procedure
  • apply the anatomy knowledge to aid ultrasound-assisted botulinum injection in limbs

Suitable for:

Healthcare professionals (Consultants, Speciality Registrars [ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8] and Registrar-level doctors), Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists working with patients having neuromuscular disorders. Relevant to the following disciplines:
  • Paediatrics
  • Elderly care
  • Stroke Unit
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
Course fee:

Free. Sponsored places available through Allergan. To secure a sponsored place, please complete your registration online and contact Ms Jan Prichard on requesting for a grant.

Closing Date : The places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and as such we are unable to provide a precise closing date. The registration will close when all places are taken up.

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