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AAP 2018

Advances and Controversies in Botulinum Toxin Therapy for Spasticity

Thursday, February 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: Regency V

Learning Objectives:

Sheng Li

Professor of PM&R
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston McGovern Medical School

Sheng Li, MD, PhD is currently Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston.

Dr. Li is a Professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UTHealth Medical School. As an attending physician at TIRR, Dr. Li’s primary clinical focus is spasticity management for patients after neurological impairments, such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy. His clinical interest also includes management of post-traumatic headache with botulinum toxin injection.

Dr. Li is one of few physician scientists in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the Director of Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory at TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Center. His primary research interest is pathophysiology and management of spasticity. He has invented a technique – breathing-controlled electrical stimulation (BreEStim, http://www.jove.com/video/50077/) as a non-pharmacological intervention for management of spasticity and neuropathic pain. His research has been supported by NIDRR, NIH and Mission Connect grants, including an NIH R01 grant. He is currently a regular member of the Motor Function, Speech and Rehabilitation (MFSR) study section at NIH. He is the 2007 Recipient of the prestigious AAP Early Career Award.

He is a member of Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Society for Neuroscience.

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Gerard E. Francisco

Chief Medical Officer and Chair and Professor of PM&R
TIRR Memorial Hermann and University of Texas Health Science Center McGovern Medical School

Dr. Francisco is the Vice-Chair Residency Program Director for the PM&R Alliance of the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. He is also interim co-director of the Brain, Injury and Stroke Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Francisco received his medical degree from the University of the Philippines and completed his internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. His residency in PM&R was at the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Francisco completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Brain Injury Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. Before joining the TIRR Brain Injury Program in 1997, he was Director of the Brain Injury Program at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School.

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Manuel Mas

Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston McGovern Medical School

Manuel F. Mas completed his fellowship in Brain Injury Medicine at the University of Houston Health Sciences in Houston, Texas in July 2015. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine in 2015. He received his medical degree in 2011 at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine.

Dr. Mas is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School. As an attending physician at TIRR, Dr. Mas’ primary focus is on the evaluation, treatment and management of patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation after suffering a brain injury. This includes traumatic brain injury, anoxic brain injury, stroke, among others. He also follows concussion and mild traumatic brain injury patients in the outpatient setting at TIRR. Dr. Mas is also trained in spasticity management, including chemodenervation with onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) and other neurotoxins, as well as intrathecal baclofen pump management. His clinical interests also include neurorehabilitation, musculoskeletal diagnosis, general rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine. His research interests include concussion prognosis and treatment, spasticity management and disorders of consciousness. His hospital affiliations include TIRR/Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) and Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). He currently is part of the Program Committee of the AAP.

Dr. Mas also works and teaches PM&R resident physicians and medical students. Outside of work, he is an avid follower of technology news, movies and sports.

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John McGuire

Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin

John R. McGuire, M.D. is a Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of the Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota and completed Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He also completed a Post-Residency Fellowship in Stroke Rehabilitation from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His research interests include maximizing motor recovery and quantifying motor discoordination after upper motoneuron lesions. He has numerous publications and presentations related to motor control and spasticity management with intrathecal baclofen and botulinum neurotoxins. He has twenty five years of clinical experience managing spasticity.

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