2021 Advancing Clinical Skills in Spasticity Management

Annual Assembly

Join us for our pre-assembly event: 2021 Advancing Clinical Skills in Spasticity Management 

Wednesday, November 9  from 6 - 8:30 pm (CT)


In this virtual session, you'll learn how to enhance your clinical skills in managing patients with spasticity. Attendees will learn via recent literature updates, point / counterpoint case discussions, and practice development presentations about techniques, treatment plans and running a spasticity practice. At the end of this session, you'll walk away with new/refreshed and updated evidence-based knowledge in focal chemodenervation and targeted drug delivery.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize updates from recent spasticity management literature
  • Compare and contrast various focal techniques and treatments for patients with spasticity
  • Recognize complexities and troubleshooting of targeted-drug delivery systems
  • Formulate a plan for your spasticity practice utilizing chemodenervation and targeted drug delivery treatments

Session Directors

Michael F. Saulino, MD, PhD and Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD


  • Alberto Esquenazi, MD
  • Reza Farid, MD
  • Michael C. Munin, MD
  • Marilyn S. Pacheco, MD
  • Andrea P. Toomer, MD
  • Thomas K. Watanabe, MD

CME:  2.25 hours



6:00pm – 6:10pm 

Welcome and Faculty Introductions   

6:10pm – 6:25pm  Journal Club – Recent Literature Updates:

Michael C. Munin, MD &Thomas K. Watanabe, MD

6:25pm – 6:40pmPoint / Counterpoint – Localization Technique: 

Alberto Esquenazi, MD & Michael C. Munin, MD

6:40pm – 6:55pm    Point / Counterpoint – Phenol vs Toxin: 

Alberto Esquenazi, MD & Thomas K. Watanabe, MD

6:55pm – 7:10pm Point / Counterpoint – Pump vs Toxin: 

Reza Farid, MD & Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD

7:10pm – 7:30pm  


7:30pm – 7:45pmCase Discussion - Intrathecal Troubleshooting: 

Andrea P. Toomer, MD

7:45pm – 8:00pm    Practice Development – Chemodenervation: 

Marilyn S. Pacheco, MD

8:00pm – 8:15pm  Practice Development – Targeted Drug Delivery: 

Michael F. Saulino, MD, PhD

8:15pm – 8:30pmDebriefing with Q&A