The Leicester Balance Course celebrates its 20th year and for the first time will be run from the superb facilities of De Montfort University, Leicester, and The Leicester Balance Centre.
Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 September 2019
The three-day intensive course promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the dizzy patient and is designed to appeal to all those who manage balance patients: delegates usually split evenly between ENT and medical consultants and trainees, audiologists, clinical scientists and physiotherapists. We always welcome colleagues from other medical backgrounds, and from around the world, with an interest in the balance patient in a relaxed and interactive environment.
The course wil consist of:
- Expert talks
- Master classes
- Case studies
- Practical sessions
- Anatomy and physiology of balance
- Clinical assessment of balance patients with hands on practice
- Hands on experience of the investigations and treatment of the balance patient including VNG, Caloric, vHIT, the new Bertec video posturography, and the new TRV BPPV chair, and vestibular rehabilitation
- Menieres, BPPV, vestibular neuritis, vestibulopathy, migraine, non-vestibular causes of dizziness, superior canal dehiscence, paediatric dizziness, PPPD, and perilymph fistula
See the draft programme
The faculty includes the following multidisciplinary experts in the field:
Professor Peter Rea – Professor in Balance Medicine at De Montfort University and Consultant Otolaryngologist, Leicester
Professor Joel A. Goebel - Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Professor Chris Degg – Professor in Balance Science at De Montfort University and Head of Electrodiagnostics, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Dr Peter Critchley – Consultant Neurologist, Leicester
Dr Peter Savundra – Consultant Audio-vestibular Physician, London
Dr Waheeda Pagarkar – Consultant Paediatric Audio-vestibular Physician, London
Mr Andrew Clements – Honorary Lecturer at De Montfort University and Specialist Vestibular Physiotherapist, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Mr Rakesh Patel – Associate Professor in Audiology, De Montfort University
The course will be held at De Montfort University, boasting modern facilities and located in the heart of Leicester with excellent transport links. The campus is self-contained and talks will be held in the new state of the art Vijay Patel Building which boasts an outdoor terrace where delegates can relax and reflect. The surrounding area has a number of hotels within a 10 minute walk and also a number of restaurants catering for various tastes due to the multicultural nature of the city.
Non-consultant grade medical staff, £575
Non medics, £500
The course fees includes refreshments and lunch for the three days, as well as the celebratory dinner in the university’s historic Trinity House.
If accommodation is required we would recommend The Holiday Inn, which is less than five minutes from the campus. We have set up a discount with Holiday Inn for a limited number of rooms, for more information about the hotel and to book :
Holiday Inn Leicester, 129 St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, LE1 5LX
Lauren Dawson - 0116 242 8707
Jodie - 0116 242 8708
Please quote "HG5" when making the booking.
If you have any queries regarding the event then please contact Rakesh Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org