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James Frith
Clinical Research Associate james.frith@nuth.nhs.uk

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Dizziness for the Physician Course-report

The most recent course was held on 7-8 September 2009. A small amount of pre-course reading is provided by the course organiser along with a very entertaining (and educational!) web link to a tutorial on eye movements. The first day of the course covered anatomy and physiology, investigations and differential diagnoses and concluded with a very interactive session on balance and balance rehab.

Day two opened with a Q&A session on dizziness in stroke disease; this was followed by a series of practical workshops on topics such as ‘examining eye movements’, ‘the Hallpike and Epley manoeuvre’ and ‘gait and balance assessment’. The two days culminated in a final patient-orientated session. After two days of learning this session was invaluable, reinforcing learning and consolidating new knowledge into clinically relevant, memorable experiences.

This course attracted a range of very talented, engaging and internationally renowned guest speakers. I would recommend this course for any physician who would like to be more confident in examining, diagnosing and treating dizzy patients, patients with abnormal eye movements or patients with poor balance.

Feedback from the course suggest that 75% of attendees found the even “extremely useful” for their clinical practice

  • Cost: £295 (£350 for meals and overnight stay)
  • Length: 2 days
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Delegates:speakers: 65:6

Speakers:

  • Prof Sue Whitney (Professor of Balance Rehabilitation, UPMC, Pittsburgh USA)
  • Prof Linda Luxon (Professor of audio-vestibular medicine, UCL and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery)
  • Dr Joanna Lawson (Department of Health Champion for Balance,
Falls and Syncope Service, Newcastle upon Tyne)

Date of next course to be announced soon, keep an eye on the Arrhythmia Watch Diary.

Published on: October 28, 2009

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