London workshop 21st November 2017: Treatment of cervical dystonia

At the Wellcome collection,  the 21st November 2017, A workshop on how to inject cervical dystonia with Botulinum toxin. if you want to refresh your knowledge of functional anatomy, discuss complex cases and review optimal clinical selection of muscles, join us for an exciting day based on video exploring the infinite variety of the dystonic [...]

October 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on London workshop 21st November 2017: Treatment of cervical dystonia

ABN liverpool 2017- Facial palsy BNN group.

Chronic synkinesias in facial palsy : more questions and some reading… […]

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Facial Movement Disorders BNN workshop

A place for the incurably curious, The Wellcome collection was hosting the facial Movement Disorders BNN workshop which was a great success with 29 participants, most of them senior injectors.  Different specialties, neurology, ophthalmology  and ENT were represented by consultants, nurses and physiotherapists. The perfect mix to generate stimulating discussions and reflection on our diverse [...]

May 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Facial Movement Disorders BNN workshop

Save the date -BNN annual meeting- 21st-22nd September 2017

The 2017 annual meeting will be this year in Magdalen college on the 21st-22nd of September. The theme this year will be new frontiers in Botulinum toxin indications; The use of Botulinum toxin in pain, bladder, tics, and as an early treatment in dystonia will be presented. There will one basic science lecture on "how [...]

April 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Save the date -BNN annual meeting- 21st-22nd September 2017

London workshop 12th May 2017: Treatment of facial movement disorders

Welcome collection , London Friday the 12 May 2017, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm Dr Marie-Helene Marion, London BTX centre Dr Joanna Flowers, St George’s Hospital, London This workshop is designed for injectors, who want to improve their injection skills in the treatment of facial movement disorders. At the end of the course, the participants [...]

February 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on London workshop 12th May 2017: Treatment of facial movement disorders

The Botulinum Toxin: from poison to treatment by MH Marion

Botulinum Toxin is a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium Botuli, responsible of Botulism. It’s Alan Scott, a Californian ophthalmologist who had the first the genius idea to use it for the treatment of strabismus (cross eyes) in infant, as an alternative to surgery. He saw very quickly the potential of the Botulinum toxin for the treatment [...]

January 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Botulinum Toxin: from poison to treatment by MH Marion

How the Botulinum Toxin has shaped the treatment of Spasticity in Children

How the Botulinum Toxin has shaped the treatment of Spasticity over the years in Children  Prof. S.I. Pascual Pascual, Madrid. Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) is being used in paediatric age since early 90´s. The most usual indication is the spasticity due to cerebral palsy, but there are other multiple indications. Not only spasticity but [...]

November 30th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on How the Botulinum Toxin has shaped the treatment of Spasticity in Children

The journey of scientific discovery

The journey of scientific discovery by Gipi Schiavo Every project that we got down on a piece of paper, every experiment that we plan in our notebook (paperbound or electronic) or we carry out in our laboratory is a journey. Sometimes this is a major endeavor, sometimes it is just a stroll within familiar territories, [...]

November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The journey of scientific discovery

The discovery of the molecular mechanism of the neuroparalytic action of tetanus and botulinum neurotoxins

The discovery of the molecular mechanism of the neuroparalytic action of tetanus and botulinum neurotoxins by Cesare Montecucco My scientific interest in presynaptic neurotoxins begun during a semi-sabbatical at the Institut Pasteur in 1984 in the lab of Jean-Pierre Changeux and was stimulated by discussion with Patrice Boquet, also at Pasteur. On my return to [...]

November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The discovery of the molecular mechanism of the neuroparalytic action of tetanus and botulinum neurotoxins

The initial use of Botulinum Toxin at Denmark Hill and Queen Square

The initial use of Botulinum Toxin at Denmark Hill and Queen Square by Prof Philip Thompson ( Adelaide, Australia) In order to understand how Botulinum toxin therapies were introduced it is helpful to go back 30 years to the 1980s. Several things happened at the time.   Prof David Marsden and fellows-Denmark Hill 1984 [...]

November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The initial use of Botulinum Toxin at Denmark Hill and Queen Square