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Applied Skills Session 3509

Focal Task-Specific Dystonia: A Mysterious Disorder of Motor Control

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
17:30 – 19:00


In this session, the faculty will illustrate a fascinating and challenging disorder; focal task-specific dystonia. Faculty will discuss musicians’ task-specific dystonia, and dystonia affecting professional-level sporting activities.

Laurent Boullet, Germany 
Steven Frucht, USA 

Mark Edwards, United Kingdom 
David Simpson, USA

CSPC Liaison: 
Steven Frucht, USA

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

  1. Recognize and diagnose focal task-specific dystonias affecting musicians, athletes, and other professionals
  2. Discuss the latest research on the etiology and neurophysiology of the disorder
  3. Apply the latest refinements in application of botulinum toxin injection and surgical intervention in this unique patient population

Recommended Audience:
Clinician, Researcher / Basic Scientist, Health Professional (non-physician), Fellow / Resident / Student, Industry 

Education Level:
Beginner/Foundational, Intermediate/ Experienced, Advanced/Expert

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