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