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13 Oct


Woburn House Conference Centre, London


Tavistock Square,

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4:15 pm


SOLD OUT -Bringing Balance to Case Management: An Exploration of Vestibular Issues

This brand new  event will bring together esteemed specialists in the field of vestibular rehabilitation to explore the client journey through diagnosis and treatment of  a range of vestibular issues.

Learning objectives

Following this conference you will:

  • Have a greater understanding the medical assessment, diagnosis and management of vestibular disorders
  • Appreciate the role of the specialist MDT and key professions within the management and treatment of vestibular disorders
  • Have increased knowledge of rehabilitative approaches including physical, pharmacological, psychological, sensory and social factors
  • Have a greater understanding of the current evidence base for treatment and management of vestibular disorders

Confirmed Speakers  


Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh, PhD, MRCSLT

Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Relational Communication Practice / Research Director, Sensory Integration Education

Dr Sylvia Taylor-Goh is a highly experienced speech and language therapist who specialises in providing therapeutic intervention and expert witness opinions for young people and adults with communication and swallowing difficulties after an acquired brain injury. She is a sensory integration advanced practitioner and has a particular interest in the impact of vestibular disorders upon communication. In her Research Director role, she works closely with Sheffield Hallam University.  Her own research focus is the development of clinical reasoning and decision-making skills in pre and post registration clinicians.


Dr. JH Bourke, MBBS, MRCPsych, MD(Res), Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Liaison Psychiatrist, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurophysiology and Clinical Psychiatry (QMUL)

Dr Julius Bourke is a consultant neuropsychiatrist and liaison psychiatrist and has a special interest in the assessment and management of neuropsychiatric disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, brain injury and concussion, and the treatment of depressionanxiety. PTSDOCD and stress-related conditions, particularly those that appear treatment-resistant.

He is an expert in the diagnosis and management of functional somatic and neurological disorders, including chronic fatigue and chronic pain syndromes, which lie at the interface between general medicine, surgery and psychiatry. He has frequently instructed in the provision of expert medico-legal opinions on psychiatric disorders, head injury and post-concussion syndromes.

Areas covered within Dr Bourke’s talk

  • Epidemiology
  • Brief history of: space and motion discomfort, phobic positional vertigo

chronic subjective dizziness

Psychopathology and dizziness – neuroanatomical and neurophysiological considerations

Persistent postural perceptual dizziness: diagnosis, current understanding and management


Dr Peter Savundra BM BCh, MA (Oxon), MSc, DCH, FRCP Consultant Audiovestibular Physician
Peter is a Consultant Audiovestibular Physician at 150 Harley Street and at the Portland Hospital, London. He deals with dizziness and balance issues, gait and falls prevention, hearing issues and tinnitus, and the educational, emotional and social impacts of these conditions. He sees the full range of patients from the newborn to the elderly. He develops precise diagnostic formulations and works with specialist teams and the individual to empower the individual to improve participation in normal life. His career interest has been adult  and paediatric rehabilitation and rehabilitation to exploit neuroscience and technology to optimise outcomes.

Areas covered within Dr Peter Savundra’s talk

  • Confirming diagnosis, and the 5 levels of diagnostic formulation
  • Excluding differential diagnoses
  • Collecting evidence  for an MDT approach (and who should be in the client’s MDT)
  • Medication
  • What other treatments or interventions can be introduced?


Sally De La Fontaine

Sally is as a Physiotherapist and opened her own purpose built rehabilitation clinic, Milestones, in 2004. Sally uses a problem-solving approach to the management and treatment of neurological patients and has a special interest in vestibular and acquired brain injury rehabilitation, following the psycho-social model of rehabilitation – the idea that through engagement in physical, psychological and social processes, people can learn to live a life which is not dominated by their disability.

Areas covered within Sally De La Fontaine’s talk

  • Postural control and gravity
  • The relationship between motor control and the senses
  • Functional consequences of vestibular dysfunction
  • Meaningful rehabilitation

Owen Leigh, Lead Behavioural Optometrist, Owen Leigh Optometry

Owen Leigh is one of the most experienced Developmental/Behavioural Optometrists in the UK. He established The Vision Therapy Clinic in 1994 to meet the particular needs of children and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties. He now works with a wide range of complex vision difficulties assisting physiotherapists, psychologists and specialist teachers (amongst others).  This has resulted in a wide range of assessment and enhancement techniques.

Areas covered within Owen Leigh’s talk

  • Review of normal vision – what is the purpose of vision
  • Common visual consequences of brain injury
  • Additional impact of vestibular dysfunction
  • The principles of optometric help and rehab
  • Challenges of visual-vestibular rehab
  • Why is MDT needed?  How might it work?
  • What is Neuro Optometry/Behavioural Optometry?


Dr Diego Kaski, Associate Professor, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Centre for Vestibular and Behavioural Neurosciences, Department of Clinical and Motor Neurosciences

Dr Diego Kaski is an international leader in Vestibular Neuroscience, with major publications in high-impact journals, including Nature Genetics, BMJ, Lancet Neurology, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He set up and heads the Centre for Behavioural and Vestibular Neurosciences within the Department of Clinical and Motor Neurosciences at UCL, and leads an active group of research exploring the neural mechanisms of spatial orientation and multisensory integration, with a strong translational element that aims to develop novel clinical biomarkers and therapies for vestibular disorders. As a marker of the prestige surrounding the unit, he welcomes regular International visiting fellows, and receives frequent invitations to take part in International conferences, seminars and masterclasses.

Areas covered within Dr Diego Kaski’s talk

  • A Neurologist’s view on Dizziness, Vertigo and Imbalance
  • The coupling and uncoupling of pathology and perception.


Dr Tara Rado

Dr Rado is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Psychologia Ltd.   Tara set up this small and dynamic company in 2011, with the aim of providing specialist neuropsychology provision to people with brain injury and their families.  Since she completed her doctoral studies in clinical psychology in 1999, Dr Rado has enjoyed working across many NHS hospitals and community settings as well as hospitals in the private sector, providing neuropsychological services for people with brain injury. She has a background in neuroscience having completed a PhD in psychopharmacology before training to become a clinical psychologist. She is particularly interested in developing innovative ways of working and translating theory into practice to help people with brain injury make the best possible recovery.

Areas covered within Dr Tara Rado’s talk

  • Recognising the need for the MDT and the complex overlap with other diagnostic areas  (eg example of physios doing psychological interventions interwoven in to their treatment)
  • Belief systems and emotions
  • Organic lack of awareness of balance and vestibular issues in ABI clients and different presentations in the ABI community
  • Current clinical hypotheses re the links between vestibular issues, the hippocampus and PTSD symptoms

Confirmed Exhibitors 

  • Neurohealth Case Management Services
  • Virtual Administration
  • HR 4 Case Management Limited
  • Empowering U
  • Thornbury Community Services
  • Direct Healthcare Solutions
  • Keystone Case Management
  • Curam Care

Exhibition & Marketing Opportunities

We are proud of the continued success and added value offered to sponsors and exhibitors of our training and events programme. For our Bringing Balance to Case Management: An Exploration of Vestibular Issues, we are offering:

1. Exhibition Stands  All Exhibition Stands are now sold 

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Location benefits from a prime location in Central London in Tavistock Square, south of Euston Road. The transport links are excellent 5 minutes’ walk from Euston Station, 8 minutes’ walk from St Pancras International and Eurostar terminals, 10 minutes’ walk from Kings Cross Station, 5 minutes’ walk from Russell Square and Euston Square Underground.

Nearest parking is Euston Station.  Exhibitors can unload from outside the building.


Contact Us

For further information on this event, please contact the BABICM office.


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For events that need to reschedule, all tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date; with refunds available for any delegates who cannot make the rescheduled date.

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