The target audience for this live 3.0-Hour certified conference is neurologists, physiatrists, pain specialists, resident physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and other allied health practitioners interested in learning more about botulinum toxin therapy.
At the end of this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Discuss the mechanism of action and the conceptual basis for therapeutic botulinum neurotoxin therapy in patients with limb dysfunction
- Explain the anatomy of upper and lower limb muscles typically injected with botulinum toxin for the treatment of spasticity, dystonia, and pain
- Review the current literature regarding the treatment of limb spasticity and pain in adults and children with botulinum toxin therapy
- Evaluate commercial preparations and application of botulinum neurotoxin in limb dysfunction
- Review the safety, efficacy, and dosage of the approved BoNT therapies
- Identify appropriate patients for botulinum neurotoxin therapy and determine appropriate injection-site-specific selection and dosing strategies
- Demonstrate injection techniques in order to optimize therapeutic benefit and reduce complications from BoNT therapy
- Discuss the importance of post-injection follow-up, multidisciplinary treatment plans, patient/career education, and strategies to improve patient quality of life and outcomes
- Select the proper billing and coding for botulinum toxin injections
|10 Minutes||Welcome and Introductions|
|45 Minutes||Upper and Lower Extremity Spasticity|
|30 Minutes||Billing and Coding Update for 2016|
|40 Minutes||Treating Cervical Dystonia|
|20 Minutes||Myofascial and Cervical Thoracic Pain|
|30 Minutes||Questions and Answers|
Aaron Ellenbogen, DO, MPH, FACN
Assistant Professor, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Oakland University
Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders
Farmington Hills, Michigan
John J. Wald, MD
Staff Neurologist, Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson Michigan.
Clinical Associate Prof., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan
Clinical Associate Prof., Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan
There is a $25 registration fee for this educational activity. A full refund will be provided for cancellations up to 14 days prior to the event.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
|Name of Planner or Manager||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Margaret Clark||Nothing to disclose|
|Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN||Nothing to disclose|
|Amanda Glazar, PhD||Nothing to disclose|
|Andrea Funk||Nothing to disclose|
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use:
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Physician Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.
Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
This educational activity for 3.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity is proudly endorsed by the North American Neurotoxin Association.
Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities:SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBIT INFORMATION
This activity is supported by educational grants provided by Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC., and US WorldMeds LLC.
Instructions to Receive Credit:
In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the pre-assessment, post-assessment, evaluation, and then claim credit.