If you’re suffering from dizziness or balance disorders, or know somebody who is, I invite you to watch the video of a free, online event held to share the latest research and treatment techniques.
It is the inaugural, global Vertigo Day event, that was held on June 30, 2020 (July 1, Adelaide time) and I was honoured to have been selected as one of the international keynote speakers.
This was the worldâ€™s first online event for providing the latest treatment resources and testimonials to the dizziness community, and it is aimed at patients rather than specialists and academics. You can register and attend here.
I delivered a presentation, When To Start Your Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy.
This free, international event, covered:
- The newest techniques and research from vestibular specialists
- What you can do to treat your dizziness from home
- Hopeful stories from Dizzy Patients worldwide
- And a simple action plan to get your dizziness under control
International speakers on dizziness and balance disorders
During Vertigo Day, I shared the stage with peers from around the world. As you will see from the official speakers list, there were many active researchers and practioners from the world stage:
- Dr. Brooke Pearce, Co-Founder & Vestibular Treatment Specialist at Dizzy & Vertigo Institute of Los Angeles
- Dr. Chelsea Nava, Co-Founder & Vestibular Treatment Specialist at Dizzy & Vertigo Institute of Los Angeles
- Amy Lennox, Director of Hypatia Dizziness & Balance Clinic
- Prof. Dr. Soumit Dasgupta, Consultant Audiovestibular Physician & Clinical Lead in Paediatric Audiology, Alder Hey Childrenâ€™s NHS Trust
- Prof. Dr. Margie Sharpe, Director and Principal of the Dizziness & Balance Disorders Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
- Dr. Marco MandalÃ¥, Head of Division UOC Otorinolaringoiatria at Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, UniversitÃ di Siena
- Prof. Dr. Alfarghal Mohammed, Audiology Physician at National Guard Hospital, Jeddah
- Prof. Dr. Leonardo Manzari, Director at MSA ENT Center in Cassino, Italy
- QuHarrison Terry, Healthcare Technology Entrepreneur & VC at Mark Cuban Companies
Why do we need Vertigo Day?
Dizziness is the symptom of many conditionsÂ which makes it challenging to find the root cause.
As a result, many dizzy patients go to 5 or 6 doctors before actually getting a proper diagnosis. Along the treatment timeline, itâ€™s easy for dizzy patients to lose hope. I recently wrote about the challenges of diagnosing dizziness and balance disorders, emphasising the importance of extend history taking. You can read it here: Why are you feeling dizzy or out of balance? Let me count the ways.
The agenda for the event was as follows:
- Session 1:Â Dizziness 101 â€“ An Introduction to Vestibular Dizziness
- Session 2:Â The Varieties of Vestibular Dizziness & How Theyâ€™re Treated
- Session 3:Â Anxiety, Stress, and Dizziness
- Session 4:Â When to Start Your Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
- Session 5:Â How We Fix Dizziness
- Session 6:Â The Future of Dizziness Treatment
Vertigo Day is here to restore hope to the dizzy patients of the world. Weâ€™re a community that is stronger together. And we want to hear from you!
Prof Dr Margie Sharpe at Vertigo Day 2020
Here is the video of the event. It is six hours long, however, this link will open at my presentation. Once you are playing it, though, you can easily skim throughout the full day.
And if this presentation triggers any questions, please contact me.