Fort Wayne, Ind — The Better Balance Fall Prevention and Wellness Society is offering a continuing medical education (CME) course to treat balance disorders July 22 to 23, 2011, at the downtown Omni Severin Hotel.

“Neurovestibular Sciences: The Study of Balance Medicine, Part One” is a category one CME course that is designed specifically to teach clinics and private practices how to manage dizzy and balance-disordered patients.

Those attending the Indianapolis hands-on course will learn how to identify risk factors and properly diagnose and effectively treat patients whose lives are adversely affected by dizziness, vertigo, and movement disorders, as well as patients who have fallen in the past or are unsteady and at risk of falling.

Participants will gain an enhanced understanding of effective vestibular testing and common testing errors and implement vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT), including patient assessment, diagnosis, and exercises.

The 2-day course offers up to 18 AMA PRA CME credit(s) for MDs and DOs, and will be taught by Randolph McKenzie, MD, PhD, FACS. McKenzie is a published author and lecturer, with more than 20 years of clinical experience. He has held many academic positions, including his current appointment as associate professor of Otology/Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.

McKenzie will develop ongoing clinical and medical educational programs and vestibular rehabilitation therapy protocols, while serving as course director for the CME programs. A new intermediate Part II course is approved for advanced study in balance medicine and will be offered in the future.

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SOURCE: The Better Balance Fall Prevention and Wellness Society