What are the workshop objectives?
- To define dizziness and vertigo
- To understand the common causes of dizziness
- To undertake a relevant examination in the dizzy patient
- To identify the key clinical differentiators of peripheral versus central vertigo
- To identify the ‘red flags’ in central vertigo
What will be covered?
- The differential diagnosis of the dizzy patient
- BPPV and treatment manoeuvres
- Vestibular migraine
- Labyrinthitis versus vestibular neuritis
- Vertigo and stroke
- How to make a quick assessment of unsteadiness
- How to manage patients with imbalance
Who is the workshop aimed at?
The workshop has been developed with the following professionals in mind. The talks are short and focussed on addressing the key aspects that will have a direct impact on clinical care, across a wide variety of settings.
- General practitioners
- Emergency department physicians
- Stroke physicians
- General medical physicians
- Allied health professionals managing dizzy patients
How will attending the workshop alter my clinical practice?
The diagnosis and management of the dizzy patient is often described as ‘challenging’ by healthcare professionals. This workshop will address and dismiss the common myths surrounding dizziness, and provide delegates with practical tips in making a confident diagnosis through focussed history-taking and bedside assessment, applying simple bedside treatments, and discussing the role of pharmacological treatments.
What do the ‘hands-on’ practical sessions consist of?
The workshop includes 3 break-out sessions, with upto 10 delegates per group, and 1 facilitator from our expert faculty. During these break-out sessions, facilitators will instruct delegates and observe them perform clinical tests and treatments, with focussed and practical feedback.
How can I be sure that I get a chance to participate actively in the hands-on sessions?
Facilitators will be on-hand to ensure that all delegates receive a fair opportunity to participate.
Will there be live patients or actors?
Delegates will have an opportunity to carry out manoeuvres on each other, to both experience performing the manoeuvres, but also experience being on the receiving end, which allows practitioners to better describe the experience to their patients in the real clinical setting. participants have previously found this to be very rewarding, but if you do not wish to be involved in this, please let the facilitator know.
“I can’t thank you enough for a really excellent session. Definitely the highlight of the whole event – absolutely perfect for the audience, and very highly evaluated. This will change practice for all of us.”
“Thank you for an excellent talk – everyone really appreciated your expertise and presentation style.”
“The day after your talk, I saw a dizzy patient, managed to diagnose BPPV on a Hallpike manoeuvre, and treated her. She was so grateful!. Thank you for your wonderful teaching!”
“Very useful day; great choice of topics, interesting discussions, and excellent choice of topics!