Balance Masterclass
Dr Jas Sandhu, Darren Whelan

This one day course in balance assessment and management provides a comprehensive overview of some of the specialist vestibular diagnostic techniques for adults with suspected vestibular disorders, including theoretical discussion and live demonstrations.

It also explores how the world of balance is changing and gives guidance on new best practice and pathway referral. The content will be suitable as an introduction to adult balance assessment and as a refresher.

10th Oct 2018   

Hotel Novotel, Birmingham Centre
70 Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2HT

Fee: £150 (Ex. VAT)

Meet the Speakers

Darren Whelan

Darren Whelan

International clinical trainer. Interacoustics Academy

Darren qualified as an Audiologist earning his undergraduate honours degree in Audiology from the University of Leeds in the UK. He has Master’s degree with Distinction, in Health Science, Neurophysiology and Clinical research. He has held several senior clinical positions in the NHS. Before joining Interacoustics Academy as an International Clinical Trainer, he held a clinical and research scientist role, where as part of a team of surgeons and audiologists, he lead on diagnostic audiology, covering investigations of patients with auditory and vestibular pathology, and managing a portfolio of research studies.


Dr Jas Sandhu

MPhys MBChB MSc PhD CS (Aud)

Jas Sandhu has been involved in the care of patients with audiovestibular dysfunction for over ten years. He is a clinical scientist in Audiology and has been awarded the Institute of Acoustics DW Robinson prize and the British Academy of Audiology Richard May medal for his work. His education is underpinned with degrees in physics from the Universities of Southampton and Cambridge respectively. He has a medical degree from Leicester University and is currently completing his surgical training in otolaryngology in Yorkshire. His clinical interests relate to balance disorders and his research is focussed on objective vestibular assessment techniques including the VHIT and VEMP modalities. His has authored many seminal papers and delivers lectures both nationally and internationally on the subject.

09.30 – 10.00Understanding dizziness from a patient perspective: marrying symptoms with physiology
10.00 – 11.00Assessment of the vestibular system
• Bedside examination
• Audiometric assessment
• Video Head Impulse Testing
• Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)
11.00 – 11.15Coffee
11.15 – 11.30Managing patients with balance issues: Paradigm shift
• Bringing the laboratory to the clinic
• Alternative patient journeys
• Reduced test times, more efficient care
11.30-12.00Calorics is not dead!
• An refresher on follow-up laboratory testing ( e.g. VNG, Calorics, Rotatory Chair)
12.00 – 12.45Hands on practical sessions:
Bedside Assessment (including BPPV) /VHIT/VEMP
14.45 – 15.00Coffee
15.00 – 15.45Vestibular rehabilitation
• Outcome measures
• Rehabilitation from the physiotherapy perspective
15.45 – 17.00Bringing it together
• Case study based discussions
17.00 – 17.30Q & A

Register for Interacoustics Masterclass 2018

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10th October 2018

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    Hotel Novotel, Birmingham Centre
    70 Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2HT

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