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Botulinum Toxin Training for Neurological Disorders


The Director of the Botulinum Toxin Training day, Dr. Fiona Molloy, is aware of the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. She has decided that the Training Day, scheduled for March 27th, will be postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.



Dr Fiona Molloy, Clinical Director of the Botulinum Toxin Clinic for Neurological Disorders, will direct a Botulinum Toxin training day for Neurological disorders on Friday, March 27th 2020 at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.




Venue: Education Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Course Director: Dr Fiona Molloy, Clinical Neurophysiologist, Beaumont Hospital

Faculty; Prof Tobias Bäumer, Neurologist, University of Lübeck; Prof Kirsten Zeuner, Neurologist, University of Kiel, Deirdre Murray and Roisin Vance, neuro-physiotherapists, Beaumont Hospital

Programme: BoNT Programme

To register please Email: fionamolloy@beaumont.ie  

Workshop Description

Since its introduction in the 1980s Botulinum Toxin (BoNT) has become the first line treatment for focal dystonia and is more recently a licensed treatment for upper and lower limb spasticity. This workshop is aimed at clinicians and other health care professionals who wish to start injecting BoNT and injectors wanting to improve their skills. One of the highlights of this workshop will be the demonstration of ultrasound guided injections by the Prof Bäumer and Prof Zeuner.

There will be two sessions:

The first session will cover theory with lectures and topics including:

  • Diagnosis of focal dystonia including cervical dystonia, focal hand dystonia, blepharospasm and video discussion
  • Assessment of upper and lower limb spasticity
  • Selection of muscles in cases with dystonia and spasticity for targeting with BoNT
  • Injection techniques using both Ultrasound and EMG guidance  
  • Multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of spasticity
  • Practical strategies and techniques to deliver and monitor botulinum toxin treatment effectively

The second session will comprise live case demonstrations in small interactive groups. Patients with various focal dystonias and limb spasticity will attend for BoNT injections. Each case will be reviewed with the group; the management and injection techniques will be discussed. Injections will be performed under guidance using both EMG and ultrasound. There will be two workshop sessions in the afternoon assigned to dystonia and spasticity and all will have the opportunity to attend both.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Develop a practical way to observe, analyze movements and select muscles for botulinum toxin injection in cases with dystonia and spasticity.
  • Discuss the biology of botulinum toxins and how they work for dystonia and spasticity
  • Recommend treatment plans including identification of muscles, type of BoNT to use, doses, adverse effects, adjuvant therapy, future developments
  • Improve injection technique using both Ultrasound and EMG guidance
  • Recommended Audience: Physicians and Physiotherapists



Robert Adams Lecture Theatre- Clinical Case Conference


Registration and welcome (F. Molloy) – Education centre

10.15 Video Session - Clinical cases of primary dystonias (F. Molloy and K. Zeuner)
10.45 Pathophysiology and treatment of cervical dystonia using BoNT  ( K. Zeuner)
11.15 Diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of spasticity using BoNT (T. Bäumer)

Multidisciplinary management of patients with spasticity (D. Murray)    

12.15 Lunch – Education Centre

Interactive case demonstrations including cases with cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, upper and lower limb spasticity.
F.Molloy,  T. Bäumer,  K.Zeuner, R. Lance and D. Murray     

16.00  Close


Accreditation is pending for this meeting and will be announced once confirmation has been received from the RCPI.


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