Company Sponsored Sessions

Pre-congress Workshop - Sunday , july 08

14:00 – 16:00 Room Maillot

ALLERGAN Sponsored Workshop

Best practice in post-stroke spasticity (PSS): From early identification to treatment with botulinum toxin type A
Join Professor Wissel and Dr Winston to discuss best practice in diagnosing and managing PSS. Through interactive case technology, you can listen to the patient’s perspective, review the clinical and laboratory results and vote on the appropriate management plan. As the case progresses, the faculty will invite you to discuss the course of action and suggest new approaches that can be used in your clinical practice.

For registration please Click HERE

​MOnday, JULY 09

12:30-14:00 Hall 242 A+B

THUASNE Sponsored Symposium​

Precision Medicine for non pharmacological Osteoarthritis (OA) Management
Moderator: Prof. Yves Henrotin, PT, MT, PhD (Belgium), Bone and Cartilage Research Unit , Arthropole Liège, University of Liège, Liège (Belgium)

Interest of the qualitative approach in OA management, a focus on regular physical activity practice
Prof Emmanuel Coudeyre, MD. PhD , Service de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation,
CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Université d'Auvergne , Clermond-Ferrand (France)

A decision-making tool to prescribe knee orthoses in daily practice for patients with osteoarthritis.
Prof. Francois Rannou, MD, PhD , Professor of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation, Institute of Rheumatology, Cochin Hospital, APHP, INSERM U1124, team 2 leader: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Cell Signalling of Cartilage and Intervertebral Disc, University Paris Descartes, Paris (France)

Adherence to non-pharmacological treatments in knee osteoarthritis: from fine assessment to precise enhancing measures

Assoc Prof Christelle Nguyen MD, PhD , Université Paris Descartes, Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes, 75006 Paris. AP-HP, Service de Rééducation et de Réadaptation de l'Appareil Locomoteur et des Pathologies du Rachis, Hôpital Cochin, 75014 Paris, INSERM UMR 1124, Faculté des Sciences Fondamentales et Biomédicales, Paris (France)


12:30-14:00 Hall 252 A+B

ALLERGAN Sponsored Symposium​

Challenge the experts: Are we succeeding in post-stroke spasticity management? 
Dr Esquenazi will challenge an international expert panel to address the critical questions faced when managing patients with PSS. As the conversation unfolds, raise your Challenge Card to address key points and offer your opinion. Take part in the lively discussion to explore new ways to achieve clinical excellence in PSS care.

Speakers: Dr Alberto Esquenazi, Dr Ian Baguley, Professor Thierry Deltombe, Dr Alessandro Picelli


12:30-14:00 Room Maillot

MERZ Sponsored Symposium​ 

Optimizing the benefits of spasticity interventions with botulinum toxin a in post- stroke spasticity: a recipe book based on expert consensus

Why are we still trying to define optimal care in post-stroke spasticity?
  • Drawbacks of existing guidelines for informing best practice
  • Structure and format of consensus group and level of expertise
  • Aims of the group – key needs to be addressed
Speakers: J. Jacinto, G. Francisco, J. Wissel, 

What does an “individualized approach” mean?
  • Setting treatment goals with patients
  • Targeting multiple patterns of spasticity according to goals
  • Changing goals over time
  • Measuring effects
Speaker: F. Molteni

Perfecting the recipe for an optimal effect
  • Flexing the treatment approach in order to get improved results
  • Flexing the total dose depending on number of patterns of spasticity to be targeted
  • Flexing the dilution to optimize the effects
  • Flexing the injection sites to optimise the effects
  • Flexing the treatment interval depending on duration of response

Speaker: G. Bavikatte

Do we need something extra to spice up the recipe?
  • FES
  • Casting
  • Splinting/taping
  • ESWT

Speaker: R.Reebye

Optimizing the effects of BoNT-A in post-stroke spasticity – the theory in practice

Speaker: D Bensmail (Video)


Speaker: J. Wissel


Speaker: J. Jacinto and G. Francisco

tuesDAY, JULY 10

12:30-14:00 Hall 252 A+B

MEDTRONIC Sponsored Symposium​

Innovation Meets Evidence: Reduce Post-Stroke Spasticity with ITB Therapy

  • Introduction of the new SynchroMed™ II Clinician Programmer
  • Overview of level 1 evidence for post-stroke spasticity
  • ITB Therapy case study

  • Professor Anthony B WARD (UK)
  • Doctor Michael SAULINO, MD, PhD (USA)
  • Doctor Gerald BILSKY, MD (USA)


12:30-14:00 Hall 242 A+B

WANDERCRAFT Sponsored Symposium​

WANDERCRAFT, First Realistic Walk Exoskeleton 

  • Autonomous exoskeleton with realistic gait 
  •  Clinical testings and CE marking 
  • Testimony: MD opinion and expectations 
  • Hypotheses on efficacy 
  • Personal version and perspective for outpatient autonomy / treatment synergy  
  •  Discussion 
Speaker: Jean-Louis Constanza , Marketing & Clinical Director 


12:30-14:00 Hall Maillot

IPSEN Sponsored Symposium​

An evolving model in spastic paresis management: Duration of effect Impact on Clinical care
Welcome and opening remarks: Alberto Esquenazi, MD, PhD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Moss Rehab Institute, Philadelphia

Clinical studies supporting long duration of response
Jean-Michel Gracies, MD, PhD, Henri Mondor University Hospital, France

Importance of goal attainment in assessing duration of response 
Jorge Jacinto, MD Centro de Medicina de Reabilitação de Alcoitão, Portugal

Scientifc analyses into observed differences in clinical duration 

Philippe Picaut Senior Vice President, R&D. Ipsen Bioscience

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