Cadaver Musculoskeletal Anatomy EMG/MSKUS Guided Injections, Dystonia and Spasticity

Houston, TX US
March 30, 2023 to April 1, 2023

Needs Statement

The educational needs of learners has grown as we recover from the pandemic. Learners have not had the opportunity for hands on cadaver training. Thus, combined virtual lectures bringing in outside speakers and in person cadaver lab with distinguished speakers will be arranged. Cadaver prosectional anatomy will be reviewed and injection skills check on cadavers will be carried out with learners.

This course will address both the educational gap for PMR residents and fellows to learn more about recognition and treatment of cervical dystonia and upper and lower limb spasticity with chemodenervation. An educational series is envisioned at this time to optimize their clinical educational experience.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physical medicine and rehabilitation residents, fellows, faculty, and private practice physiatrists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to:

·  Describe the musculoskeletal anatomy of the neck, arm and leg as it relates to limb spasticity injection

 ·  Describe two types of guided injections that can be used for spasticity/dystonia

 ·  Describe suspension and injection strategies for botulinum toxin.

 ·  Name and demonstrate how to inject at least two of the 8 new muscles FDA approved for spasticity injection

Educational Methods

Lecture ▪ Hands-on Workshop ▪ Question & Answer


Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/30/2023 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/01/2023 - 5:00pm CDT

Part I: March 30, 2023 Thursday IN PERSON:

7:00am—Introduction/ CME regs —Dr. Faye Tan

7:15 am Dr. Han Zhang, MSK Anatomy of the Arm

8:15am—Dr. Han Zhang, MSK Anatomy of the Leg

9:15am Break

9:30am MSKUS anatomy for injection of the upper limb — Dr.  Jeffrey Strakowski

10:30 am MSKUS anatomy for injection of the lower limb — Dr. Jeffrey Strakowski

11:30am  Torsional anatomy for injection and 8 new muscles for spasticity—  Dr. Faye Tan


Part II: March 31, 2023 Friday VIRTUAL:  

7:00 am—Dr. Furr Stimming, Injection for movement disorder/dystonia/migraine


Part III: April 1, 2023 Saturday IN PERSON:  

8:00am  UT Cadaver lab: WEAR SCRUBS

Introduction and CME/Lab guidelines

 Rotating Stations: (please start at assigned station)

1. Toxin reconstitution/dosing and anatomic model spasticity injections of the limbs and dystonia neck — Dr. Faye Tan (PGY 2)

2. Pro-sectional anatomy of the cadaver upper and lower limbs — Dr. Han Zhang (PGY 3)

3. MSKUS Cadaver injection for spasticity— Dr. Elizabeth Forrest (PGY 4, half of class)

4.  MSKUS Cadaver spasticity injections —Dr. Jeffrey Strakowski (PGY 4, half of class)

5.  Learning how to use MSK ultrasound

Machines — Dr.s Cortez and YH Lee (Students)

 11:00am Adjourn


Smith Clinic, 4th Floor Conference Room
2525 Holly Hall
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Thursday, March 30, 2023:

Smith Clinic , 4th floor conference room,

2525 Holly Hall, Houston, TX 77030


Friday, March 31, 2023:

Virtual Zoom Lecture


Saturday, April 1, 2023:

UT Health Medical School

6431 Fannin St., Rm B230

Houston, TX 77030





Key Note Speakers:


Jeffrey A. Strakowski, MD—  Professor, PMR, The Ohio State University, Associate Director Medical Education, PMR, Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital


Erin Furr-Stimming, MD — Professor, Neurology, Director Movement Disorders,  McGovern Medical School, UT Health, Houston, TX



Han Zhang, MD— Professor,  Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, UTHealth, Houston, TX, Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award


Elizabeth Forrest, MD — Asst. Prof. H Ben Taub PMR, Baylor College of  Medicine, Houston, TX, spasticity clinic HH PMR


Course Director:

Faye Chiou Tan, MD— Professor, Vice—Chair Fac Affairs, H Ben Taub PMR, Baylor College of Medicine, Chief PMR, Dir EDX, Harris Health System, Houston, Texas, AANEM Secretary/ Treasurer



Angela Cortez, MD - Asst. Professor, PMR, Baylor College of Medicine, McNair Campus, Houston, Texas

Yonghoon Lee, MD - Asst. Professor, PMR, Baylor College of Medicine, McNair Campus, Houston, Texas




Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Attendance


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