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Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course and Update

We are  offering a two-day video-conference on May 20-21, 2022. The video-conference will consist of pre-recorded presentations by faculty. After the presentations, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers. You can submit questions that can be answered by the expert faculty at a later time. Finally, we will conclude the course with a session to answer questions which you submit to us during the course. You will have access to handouts provided by the speakers.

In order to have the best experience, we highly recommend access to high-speed internet.

We reserve the right to cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, your registration fee will be refunded in full.

May 20-21, 2022

Date of First Course: 2007
Most Recent Review: May 2021

Location:

Live video conference

The Zoom link and other important information will be emailed to your address used to register for the course by May 8. If you do not receive anything by May 10, first check your spam filter and then contact Clarice Rutledge (cdr47@pitt.edu).

Level of Learner:

 Advanced

Description: 

Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Advanced Course and Update is geared for clinicians (physical therapists, physicians, nurses and physician assistants) 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 and innovative therapies for person with vestibular disorders. 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.

Costs:

  • $450 for Physical Therapists
  • $450 for Physicians, Audiologists, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Medical Residents
  • $200 for Neurologic Physical Therapy Residents

Participants who qualify for the $200 registration cost must complete this form prior to registration.

Registration Information: 

Registration closed at 23:59 Eastern time (UTC – 4) on May 6, 2022. 

Continuing Education Credit is pending for 2022. In 2021, the course was approved for the following CEUs:

  • The American Physical Therapy Association awarded 14 total CEUs (direct access CEUs to be determined.)
  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designated this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 
  • Other health care professionals were awarded 1.4 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 14.5 contact hours.
  • Audiologists and occupational therapists are welcome to attend but CEU certification will not be submitted through ASHA, AAA or AOTA.

Agenda

Learning Objectives

 Faculty Disclosure:

In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the conference.

Acknowledgements of in-kind contribution and support:

The Course directors kindly thank all of the presenters who have devoted much time and interest toward this course. In addition, we thank all of the students and staff who do much of the hard work in making the Course a success. Finally, we are thankful for the generous support of the Departments of Physical Therapy and Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh, Centers for Rehab Services of the UPMC and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Sponsored by UPMC, University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cosponsor: American Physical Therapy Association
www.apta.org

Supported By:

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services 

The Americans with Disabilities Act information:

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least one week in advance of the program by calling 412-383-6942.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Questions? 

Contact Clarice Rutledge at cdr47@pitt.edu with any questions related to course. 

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.