Date: May 3-5, 2019
Location: University of Pittsburgh, Victoria Hall: Room 125, 3500 Victoria Street, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Lead Presenter: Susan L. Whitney, PT, PhD, NCS, FAPTA
Price: $675 for Physical Therapists, Audiologists, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Residents
CEUs: 1.9 CEUs (19 contact hours)
Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course and Update is geared for clinicians (physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and audiologists) who have a basic knowledge of vestibular disorders. The program content will be at an advanced level and is designed to provide an update regarding the treatment of persons with balance/vestibular disorders and the underlying science. Some of the topics include central causes of dizziness (e.g. anxiety and migraine related dizziness), BPPV, concussion management, vestibular function testing, alternative therapies, pharmacotherapy, cervical dizziness, back to work and driving decisions, innovative therapies for person with vestibular disorders, clinical and functional neuroimaging, and bedside evaluation of the person with dizziness with a lab component. Each of the speakers is an expert from one of several disciplines including physical therapy, neurology, otology, gerontology, psychology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, bioengineering, and neuroscience. There are scheduled question and answer periods following each session at which participants can ask the entire faculty questions.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Joseph Furman and Dr. Susan L. Whitney. Dr. Furman is co-director of the course and has numerous Medline references to his credit. He is co-author of the book entitled "Vestibular Disorders: A Case Oriented Approach" published by Oxford University Press. He has recently published the 3rd edition with Dr. Stephen Cass and Dr. Susan Whitney. Dr. Furman has been an NIH supported clinician-scientist his entire career and is a board certified neurologist.
Dr. Whitney is a physical therapist who has presented about vestibular rehabilitation to national and international conferences. She is the Program Director of the Centers for Rehab Services at the Eye and Ear Institute and has treated persons with vestibular disorders for over 25 years. She is an active clinical researcher who has published extensively. Drs. Furman and Whitney will conduct the lab/cases together to provide a unique physician/physical therapist team perspective.
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