The Leicester Balance Course at De Montfort University 2019

De Montfort University
18 (08:00) - 20/09/2019 (18:00)

Please note that this course is now at capacity, to be added to our waiting list please contact the events office on the email address above.

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

Topics covered

- 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.

Course fees

Consultants, £650

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 you have any queries regarding the event then please contact Rakesh Patel at

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