8th Biannual Canadian Resident Training Program

The Resident Training Program in the Management of Spasticity is a national educational initiative designed to enhance senior residents’ experience with the management of spasticity and dystonia. The program is delivered by a variety of content experts from across Canada and spans the pathophysiology of spasticity and dystonia and strategies to manage these challenging conditions in a variety of different diagnoses. 

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Agenda Overview:

Definitions and classifications of hypertonia:

  • Pathophysiology of spasticity and dystonia
  • Management of spasticity and dystonia
  • Non-pharmacological strategies (physiotherapy, bracing, electrical stimulation and others)
  • Oral medications
  • Injectable medications
  • Orthopedic and neurosurgical interventions 
  • Peripheral neuromuscular anatomy review in the anatomy lab
  • Use of US in spasticity/dystonia management
  • Case discussions

Conference Organizers:

Thomas Miller, MD, Caitlin Cassidy, MD, Mary Jenkins, MD, Nicole McVeeney, Coordinator
Faculty

Ali Bateman, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Western University

Warren Berger, MD
Neurology
Western University

Ève Boissonnault, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Université de Montréal

Caitlin Cassidy, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Western University

Karen Ethans, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Manitoba

Mary Jenkins , MD
Neurology
Western University

Jonathon Lau, MD
Neurosurgery
Western University

Stephen McNeil, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Calgary

Tom Miller, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Western University

Stahs Pripotnev, MD
Plastic Surgery
Western University

Lalith Satkunam, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Alberta

Geneviève Sirois, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Université Laval

Jordan Vanderende, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Western University

Ricardo Viana, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Western University

Location & Details

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
551 Windermere Road
London, ON  N5X 2T1

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