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The Bárány Society is an international interdisciplinary society founded in 1960 and facilitates contacts between basic scientists and clinicians engaged in vestibular research and stimulates otoneurological education and research. The Bárány Society initiates worldwide evidence-based consensus and standardisation regarding the definition of syndromes, diseases, diagnostic procedures and treatment by means of its standardisation committees and discussions with other stakeholders.
Professor Margie Sharpe is once again attending the XXXth meeting in Uppsala, Sweden, 10 – 13 June 2018.
Bárány Society 2018 Breakfast Seminar, June 12
This video has been set to commence with the talk titled “Vestibular Impairment in Children with Hearing Loss: Bearing a Load”, presented by Sharon Cushing, MD MSc, FRCSC
Every other year Professor Sharpe travels overseas to Barany.
However, there have been many other conferences, seminars and gatherings of which she has attended as an invited guest or participant. For example, the French Society of Vestibular Physiotherapy (SFKV) is a scientific society that is currently predominantly made up of physiotherapists who specialise in the rehabilitation of people experiencing neurosensory balance disorders and dizziness.
So, as the images show, from dinner at The Hague in Amsterdam with Frank and PollyAnne for the Vestibular master class in 2016, to SFKV in 2015 and the Barany Meeting 2016 in Seoul, remaining at the forefront of your specialised field takes time, effort, dedication, and passion.
It’s worth it for our personal development ie to immerse ourselves into other cultures, however most importantly we get to meet and be experts and influencers in our field, we learn and develop new knowledge and finally, gain new perspectives.
We encourage you to consider Adelaide, South Australia a destination of choice when courses are offered here. They are all great experiences. The 2020 Barany meeting will be held in Madrid Spain.
Where is Uppsala in Sweden?Check here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uppsala
Uppsala University Sweden. Since 1477.World-class research and first-rate education of global use to society, …
Biosketch for Ian Curthoys. March 7, 2016
Professor Ian Curthoys completed his BA at the University of Sydney in 1965. In 1968 he received his PhD from Monash University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at UCLA from 1968 -1971 when he returned to the University of Sydney as a lecturer in Psychology. In 1997 he became the Professor of Vestibular Function at the University of Sydney. In 1999 he was given the position of Head of the School of Psychology at the University whilst maintaining his personal chair as Professor of Vestibular function. In 2006 he retired and was appointed as Emeritus Professor of Vestibular Function which he continues to hold today.
Professor Ian Curthoys joins us for the Multi-disciplinary Team Approach to the Dizzy and Vertiginous Patient; Certification Workshop Level 2.
He has been involved in vestibular research in the laboratory and the clinic since 1969, initially with Charlie Markham at UCLA but then at Sydney, working with Michael Halmagyi since 1977. The goal of his research has been to understand the vestibular system and he has studied many aspects of this system: anatomy, physiology, development, vestibulo-ocular response in health and disease, vestibular compensation, otolith function, vestibular perception and clinical testing and has made original research contributions in every one of these areas. Some of these contributions are amongst the most cited papers in the vestibular literature.
As of 7 March 2016 he has published around 300 refereed papers in international journals, with a total of 8600 citations at an average of 25 citations per paper. His H index is 53. He collaborates with many vestibular researchers around the world. For the last 5 years his papers have been cited more than 500 times per year. For almost all his research career his work has been supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and from 1992 by the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation.
In 1996 the international professional society for vestibular research (the Bárány Society) awarded him the Hallpike-Nylén medal for “outstanding contributions to basic scientific knowledge of the vestibular system” and in 2012 that society awarded him the Robert Bárány Jubilee Gold Medal “In recognition of outstanding morphological and physiological studies on the vestibular organs and for innovative and crucial contributions to vestibular research in its widest sense”. In 2016 he has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Prosper Meniere Society The award ceremony will take place at Zell im Ziller, Austria, in March 2016. The Gold Medal is awarded for furthering the goals of the Prosper Meniere Society through research excellence, scientific innovation, and far-reaching contributions to the investigation of inner ear disorders. “Let us give thanks to seeking spirits, to those with initiative, who raise questions of interest, stimulate active researches, provoke oppositions, because in a word, science gains and humanity applauds”. ~ Prosper Méniere, 1861
The “head impulse test” of semicircular canal function he developed with Michael Halmagyi is used around the world and has been now realized by Hamish MacDougall as the video Head Impulse Test (vHIT). This is a very quick simple and effective indicator of the function of every semicircular canal. Complementing this has been his research on the mechanisms by which air-conducted sound and bone-conducted vibration activate otolithic neurons. The results of this neurophysiological work underpin the interpretation of the new clinical tests of otolith function – the vestibular evoked myogenic potential tests (oVEMPs and cVEMPs). He has shown how these new clinical tests, vHIT and VEMPs, allow the testing of all vestibular sense organs and they are being used to allow clinicians to measure the functional changes in patients with Ménière’s Disease at various stages.
One theme running through his research continues – the study of vestibular anatomy. With his colleagues he developed a method for visualizing the membranous labyrinth in fixed human tissue using microCT. This provided 3-d images of the utricular and saccular maculae and their spatial orientation, and more recently he has been pursuing the use of this method to reconstruct, in 3d, images of the human membranous labyrinth, including Bast’s valve.
Prof Dr Margie H Sharpe has an outstanding reputation and is well known nationally and internationally in vestibular and balance rehabilitation. Her success with patients; in particular complex vestibular patients and those with refractory dizziness attracts patients from all parts of Australia and overseas, reflecting her dedication, enquiring mind, creativity, and unyielding commitment to the betterment of her patients, and professional education in vestibular disorders and vestibular rehabilitation.
She is well known for her generosity of time in the community to advance the cause of the dizzy patient.
Prof Dr Margie H Sharpe welcomes all speaking engagement suggestions. Please contact to discuss availability.
2017 Public Speaking Engagements
Key Note; ‘A delicate balance; providing progressive thought to MdDS treatment’
New Zealand Balance, Dizziness and Vertigo Society Meeting
2nd – 3rd Dec 2017; Auckland
ABSTRACT; MdDS occurs more frequently in women than men, however those who suffer from this rare neurological illness now have a chance for full recovery or substantial improvement thanks to treatment developed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
Many of us remain lifelong learners, constantly growing, evolving, open to new ideas, and always willing to learn from others; being a critical thinker as well, they are generally open to changing or resetting their minds if someone presents an idea that is a better fit. It is with this mindset, Professor Dr Margie Sharpe came to the conclusion the work of Dr Dai was what she needed to see for herself, to treat her growing number of patients, and in particular her female patients, as although rare, this sense of prolonged dizziness or imbalance can be debilitating.
The Dizziness & Balance Disorders Centre now offers the same treatment paradigm as Dr Dai and his team. Professor Dr Margie Sharpe spent time with Dr Dai treating MdDS patients in 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr Dai and colleagues reported cure or substantial improvement of 70% of 24 individuals treated in the first study (2014), and more recently about 60% improvement in 141 (a much larger number of) patients.
Additionally, Dr Timothy Hains, a highly respected USA physician treating and researching MdDS, has also replicated Dr Dai’s work.
For more information, his website is www.dizziness-and-balance.com
2016 Public Speaking Engagements
29th Bárány Society Meeting 2016
The Organizing Committee of the 29th Bárány Society Meeting 2016, has invited Professor Dr Margie H Sharpe as the International Faculty to their scientific meeting, which is set to take place at the Grand InterContinental Hotel in Seoul, Korea from June 5 (Sun) to 8 (Wed), 2016.
The Bárány meeting consists of four days of scientific sessions including Teaching Course, Plenary Lectures, Symposium, Free Paper Presentation, and Satellite Symposium in the field of vestibular and otoneurological research. To note, Symposium sessions includes the Vestibular Aspects of Acute and Chronic Concussion: Translational Insights (Carey D. Balaban, USA)… a growing topic for industry and public discussion.
2015 Public Speaking Engagements
14 May; Murray Mallee General Practice Network – Education session
VERTIGO: IT’S MANAGEMENT AND BEST TREATMENT OPTIONS
6 & 7 February; French Society of Vestibular Physiotherapy’s 3rd Congress in Lille, France at the Grand Palais
More information to follow…
Education information can be found in our section detailing courses, lectures and workshops.