Professor Dirk Dressler, Head of Movement Disorders Section, Department of Neurology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, received a special honour: He was invited guest and keynote speaker of the annual congress of the Japanese Botulinum Toxin Society in Tokyo.
The Japanese Botulinum Toxin Society is one of the most active societies worldwide dealing with basic research in botulinum toxin and research in its clinical applications. This year’s 3 days event was attended by more than 300 scientists and physicians. ‘Japan has a long history of botulinum toxin research, whereas the clinical use lagged behind as the Japanese registration process is complicated and time consuming,’ explained Professor Dressler.
There has been a long collaboration between Professor Dressler and Professor Ryuji Kaji of Tokushima University. The congress attendees were especially interested in the new treatment algorithms developed by Professor Dressler.