Matching Treatment Options to the Patient: The Role of Botulinum Toxin in Pediatric Patients with Spasticity

CMEO Podcast

Premiere Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Other


Credit Expiration Date: Friday, June 11, 2021

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Faculty


David M. Simpson, MD, FAAN David M. Simpson, MD, FAAN 
Professor of Neurology
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Division
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Statement of Need

Spasticity, a motor disorder characterized by a velocity-dependent increase in tonic stretch reflexes with exaggerated tendon jerks, results from hyper excitability of the stretch reflex. It often causes damage to one or more areas of the central nervous system; therefore, treatment goals should aim to provide symptom relief, ease patient care and decrease caregiver burden, and improve patient function. In order to accomplish these goals, it is imperative that clinicians develop individualized treatment strategies based on shared decision-making, available treatment options, and patient specific factors.

This CMEOCast podcast episode highlights how best to match treatment options with patients, with a specific focus on the safety and efficacy of botulinum toxin as a treatment for patients with spasticity.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of spasticity.
  • Develop individualized treatment strategies based on shared goals, available treatment options and patient-specific factors.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of spasticity.
  • Describe individualized treatment strategies based on shared goals, available treatment options and patient-specific factors.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Allergan.

Target Audience

Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
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CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-20-100-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM/MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning Formats
Enduring material

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Dr. Simpson reports that he receives research/grants from Allergan; Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merz Pharma; and Revance Therapeutics, Inc. He is on the advisory committee for Allergan; Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc; Merz Pharma; and Revance Therapeutics, Inc. He is a consultant for Allergan; Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merz Pharma; and Revance Therapeutics, Inc. He is on the speakers bureau for Allergan; Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merz Pharma; and Revance Therapeutics, Inc.

Evan Luberger (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

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