Nordic Conference: Vestibular Rehabilitation
Time: October 24th - 25th 2019
Location: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Conference fee: DKK 3100 (Other professions than physiotherapist DKK 4100)
The fee includes breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea.
Registration deadline: Closed for registration
Organizer: The Association of Danish Physiotherapists
Status: Open for registration
Language at the conference: English
About the conference
The conference addresses physiotherapists working with younger or older patients suffering from dizziness, as symptoms of that kind often may be ascribed to vestibular dysfunctions.
The Association of Danish Physiotherapists has invited three physiotherapists and researchers from the US who will pass on their knowledge and clinical experiences within vestibular rehabilitation in collaboration with three Danish specialized physiotherapists.
The format of the conference will be a combination of theoretical presentations and practical workshops. The focus will be on how common it is, new knowledge and differential diagnosis.
Two physiotherapists (one Danish, one American) will perform tests on a younger, as well as an older patient in front of the audience.
In addition, workshops will be arranged, where participants will have the opportunity to practice the more important test.
During parallel sessions, colleagues from the Nordic countries will present examples from their clinical practices, thus offering information and insights regarding the various ways to implement test and treatments.
Having participated actively in the conference, physiotherapists should be able to perform various test for dizziness and to plan a rehabilitation program for patients with vestibular dysfunction.
All presentations at the conference are in english.
Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD. University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Whitney is one of the leading researchers in the field of vestibular rehabilitation. Her research interests relate to persons with vestibular disorders and falls. She is particularly interested in clinically useful tools that can prognosticate or record change over time in persons with vestibular disorders plus the development of new interventions to improve people's lives who are living with inner ear problems.
Michael Craig Schubert, DPT, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
Dr. Schubert´s research focuses on examining the oculomotor mechanisms responsible for both behavioral outcomes and physiologic changes associated with vestibular rehabilitation. His research has been funded by NASA, NIH, the US Department of Defense, and the Foundation for Physical Therapy. He performs research and sees patients some days every week.
Richard Clendaniel, DPT, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center
Dr. Clendaniel is one of the leading researchers in the field of evaluation and management of people with dizziness. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters on vestibular system plasticity and treatment.
His current research is designed to address questions about vestibular system physiology and plasticity as a model of motor learning as well as for its relevance to the management and rehabilitation of individuals with vestibular disorders. He maintains an active clinical practice treating individuals with dizziness and imbalance.
Michael Smærup, physioterapist, ph.d., VIA UC
Dr. Smaerup has done research in the field of technology to support home exercises as a part of a rehabilitation program. His interests relate to older patients with vestibular dysfunction and prevention of falls in an interdisciplinary setting.
Katrine Storm Piper, physioterapist, kandidatstuderende, Rigshospitalet – Glostrup
Katrine Storm Piper has many years of clinical experience assessing and treating older patients with vestibular dysfunctions. She also works with fall prevention and other geriatric issues.
Kasper Søndergaard, physiotherapist M.Sc. and ph.d. student Rigshospitalet
Kasper Søndergaard researches in optimization of rehabilitation strategies for dizziness and reduced balance. He has several years of experience with evaluation and treatment of patients with vestibular dysfunctions.
The target group
All physiotherapists working with patients with dizziness.
The conference is held in collaboration with