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BAA North East Regional Group Meeting

Jul 17th - All Day



Balance Study Day

17 July 2015

Venue: Education centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN


9.30am       Registration & Coffee


10.00am     Welcome  

Joanne Close –BAA Regional Gp Rep NE- University Hospital of North Durham


10.10am     A Multidisciplinary approach to Balance and Dizziness South of Tyne

                     Lynzee McShea,  Snr Clinical Scientist, Sunderland Royal Hospital


10.30am     Migraine Associated Vertigo: Fact or Spin?

                    Martin Duddy Consultant Neurologist,  RVI, Newcastle


11.00am                Coffee Break


11.20am      ICS Impulse: Your next step to helping more vestibular patients’

                    Jennifer Parker-George, Regional Audiological Scientist, GN Otometrics


11.50am     Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials - what do they tell us about vestibular function?

Darren  Whelan,  Principal Audiologist / Head of Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough


12.30pm               Lunch  (extended to include a practical hands-on Video Head impulse workshop)


1.45pm      Balance Re-training for Multi-Sensory Disequilibrium

                   Dr Lisa Robinson, Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Falls and           Syncope Service, Newcastle


2.15pm     Tightropes and Tangos: Vestibular Rehabilitation

                  Dorothy Thomson, Specialised Audiologist (Hearing Therapy), Darlington Memorial Hospital


2.45pm                  Comfort Break (no refreshments available)


3.00pm     Assessment of dizziness in the older patient – a geriatrician’s approach

                  Dr John Davison, Consultant Physician

                   Falls & Syncope Service, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


3.30pm     Clinical workshop – Group Discussion on Best Practice – ideas to take forward in your service 

Facilitated by Clare Bates (Freeman) &  Dan Smith (Darlington)


4.30pm                  Close of Day / Certificates              


This course has been awarded  5 CPD points from the British Academy of Audiology

 Please e-mail your application form (download here) to   joanne.close@cddft.nhs.uk . This event is restricted to 40 delegates on a first come, first served basis.

Thanks to GN Otometrics for sponsoring the event