6th International Course
Update on Facial Paralysis
February 15-17th , 2023. La Paz University Hospital – Madrid
Place: Professor Ortiz Vázquez Assembly Hall of La Paz University Hospital
Entrance through General Hospital
· Do we need a Facial Paralysis Unit to treat patients with facial paralysis? The 15-year experience of La Paz Hospital Unit: Breaking old paradigms.
· Facial Grading Systems: Hands-on workshop with real patients to learn the use of different grading systems including eFACE.
· An update on medical treatment for Bell & Ramsay Hunt. Corticoids and/or antivirals? Is there a role for surgical treatment?
· The usefulness of electrophysiological tests for FP: Which, When and Why.
· Psychological aspects of FP. The impact of counseling, treatment and follow up in a Facial Paralysis Unit.
· General approach to the patient with FP according to the etiology and the duration.
· Hypoglossal or Masseteric nerves for reinnervation: The key factors for selecting each technique for our patients.
· Is that another tumor of the facial nerve? Management of these lesions in 2018.
· Facial nerve rehabilitation in malignant tumors: Is it worthwhile?
· General philosophy of facial nerve reconstruction.
· The anatomically intact but non-stimulating facial nerve in skull base surgery: Intraoperative facial nerve reinforcement and reconstruction.
· An update on eye care in patients with FP.
· Treatment options for the long-term FP: Deciding between muscle transposition and free flaps.
· Nonsurgical treatment of FP: Do we all know what to do? Myths and realities.
· Specific Physical Therapy following each surgical technique.
· Physiotherapist management of synkinesis.
· Facial neuromuscular retraining.
· Botulinum toxin treatment in FP. Clinical usefulness and its impact on Quality of Life.
· Facial Paralysis in children: What’s new.
The Nonsurgical Workshop with live patients:
· Clinical evaluation.
· Identification of the main sequelae, and their importance for the patient.
· Facial Neuromuscular Retraining (exercise, stretching).
· Botulinum toxin injection.
The Surgical Workshop will teach how to perform the following techniques:
· Intratemporal end-to-side hypoglossal-facial anastomosis
· Cross-face sural graft.
· Gracilis microvascular flap.
· Harvesting donor nerves in facial paralysis: sural, greater auricular (trunk vs. trunk and branches) and masseteric nerves.
· Upper lid platinum chain weight using the retrograde postelevator approach.
· Current oculoplastic surgery.
Multidisciplinary approach to real and complex clinical cases
· Complex real cases will be presented and discussed by the speakers and the participants. If you want to send us a case for discussion you can email to email@example.com
· Dr. Luis Lassaletta. Department of Otolaryngology. La Paz Hospital, Madrid.
· Dr. Susana Moraleda. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. La Paz Hospital, Madrid.
· Dr. Teresa González-Otero. Department of Maxillofacial Surgery. La Paz Hospital, Madrid.
· Prof. Javier Gavilán. Department of Otolaryngology. La Paz Hospital, Madrid.
· Dr. Tessa Hadlock. Facial Nerve Center. Boston, USA.
· Dr. Jacqueline H Diels. University of Wisconsin, USA.
· Dr. Carien Beurskens. Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
· Dr. Miguel Aristegui. Department of Otolaryngology. Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Madrid.
· Dra. Sara Clariana. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Madrid.
· Dr. Álvaro Arbizu. Department of Ophthalmology.
· Dr. Amelia Fernández-Zubilaga. Department of Neuro-Radiology.
· Dr. Pilar García Raya. Department of Neuro-Radiology.
· Dr. Miguel Burgueño Garcia. Department of Maxillofacial Surgery.
· Dr. Javier Arias Gallo. Department of Maxillofacial Surgery.
· Dr. Elena Gómez. Department of Maxillofacial Surgery.
· Dr. Javier González. Department of Maxillofacial Surgery.
· Dr. David Hernández. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
· Dr. Jose Manuel Morales. Department of Otolaryngology.
· Dr. M. José Morán. Department of Maxillofacial Surgery.
· Dr. Julio Peñarrocha. Department of Otolaryngology.
· Dr. Pilar Prim. Department of Otolaryngology.
· Dr. Jose María Roda. Department of Neurosurgery.
· Dr. Ignacio Pascual. Department of Neurology.
· Dr. Ricardo Romero. Department of Ophthalmology.
· Dr. Susana Santiago. Department of Neurophysiology.
· D. Sergio López Pozo. Physiotherapist. Department of PM&R.
· Dña. Elena Mauleón. Physiotherapist. Department of PM&R.