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Australasian Vestibular Rehabilitation Conference – Online Event​



We’ve assembled arguably one of the finest list of speakers within the vestibular rehabilitation field. International speakers including Prof Sue Whitney (University of Pittsburgh) and Prof Michael Schubert (The Johns Hopkins University), as well as home grown leaders with Prof Americo Migliaccio and Prof Stephen Lord. The conference is focussed on translating the latest research, much of which is undertaken by the presenters themselves, into usable clinical applications for better patient outcomes.

We’re now offering a substantial online event sharing the latest research and clinical gems on  VOR adaptation, balance and gait, BPPV, virtual reality and psychological aspects. Additionally we have added a post-conference workshop on vestibular testing, interpretations and case-studies.

Is this conference for you?

– You’re a Medical or specialist Doctor, Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Occupational Therapist, Audiologist, or researcher looking at improving your clinical competency in managing patients with vertigo, dizziness, poor balance, vestibular hypofunction and anxiety

– You’re a new graduate or experienced practitioner, either with little to no experience in neurology and vestibular rehabilitation

– You desire to make a big difference in your clinic and community with a growing number of patients suffering persistent dizziness, acute vertigo and falls

– Looking at enhancing your standard vestibular rehabilitation therapies

– You’re looking for an integrated brain-based approach in managing challenging cases



Audiology Australia CPD Approved

Main Seminar CPD2021 029 Category 1.2 – 10.5 CPD points

Post-Seminar CPD2021 030 Category 1.2 – 3 CPD points


The Australian Vestibular Rehabilitation Conference (both main conference and post-conference workshop) has now been scheduled as an online event. When registering for the event, you’ll be receiving;

  • pre-recorded presentations (webinar-style), launched on Friday November 27th, 2020
  • They will available as on-demand, unlimited viewing through membership access via the Brain Hub Academia website.
  • They will be available until midnight Monday 7th December, 2020, and unavailable past this date.
  • Presenters notes to download and keep
  • A live Zoom call will take place on Friday 11th December (time and date TBC) with Prof’s Whitney, Schubert, Migliaccio and Lord in attendance, answering any of your questions regarding their presentations, research , clinical experience or related content

Please note

  • presentations are NOT downloadable and available for viewing through the website only 
  • presentations are copyright and the property of each speaker
  • all viewing and access to the coursework is available to the registrant only, with IP locations and usage noted
  • all questions to asked during the Zoom call are to be forwarded to 1 week in advance.


We’ve assembled the most experienced and integrative multi-disciplined speakers from the medical, allied and research field in central vestibular conditions.


Launched Nov 27th – recorded webinar

Advances in Vestibular Rehabilitation – Sue Whitney

  • Dr Whitney will provide an update about the newest research that is impacting practice around the world. An attempt will be made to suggest that practice implications of the newest science findings that can impact the care that is provided to persons living with balance and vestibular disorders.

Factors affecting recovery – Sue Whitney

  • Patients arrive to a rehabilitation clinic with negative factors that can affect their rehabilitation outcome. Understanding what they are and how to manage those factors may affect their ultimate recovery after a vestibular or balance disorder. Evidence of what factors may affect recovery will be described and where possible, methods to improve outcomes of persons exhibiting those factors will be discussed.

Challenging BPPV cases (Michael Schubert)

  • Case studies and examples of atypical BPPV that present to clinicians

 A short-term and long-term randomised clinical study on the effectiveness of incremental VOR adaptation  in patients with peripheral vestibular hypofunction (Carlo Rinaudo)

  • the results from a 1-week and 2-year trial of the StableEyes device and its effect on VOR, dizziness, balance and gait function in patients with vestibular hypofunction

The initial visit for the dizzy patient (Carlo Rinaudo)

  • What do you do during the first VRT session – triage for effective management
  • How to conduct a history for the dizzy patient

Interventions for addressing and preventing falls in older people (Stephen Lord) 

  • A discussion about the assessment of falls risk and recent clinical trials for improving stepping and preventing falls in older people.

Dizziness, balance and interventions for addressing dizziness- Jasmine Menant

  • A discussion around: (i) predictors of dizziness ; (ii) factors associated with dizziness and falls in a sample of people with dizziness; (iii) recent clinical trials to address dizziness in older people.

Gait & Balance Practical (video demonstration) (Stephen Lord, Jasmine Menant – in lab)

  • dance mat, slips and trips walkway and PPA 

Psychological treatment for persistent dizziness conditions (Sarah Edelman)

  • This session will provide an overview of the two-way relationship between dizziness and psychiatric disorders.  Personality style and common precipitants of the disorder, as well as signs suggesting a role for psychological factors will be described.  Evidence-based therapies, with a particular focus on cognitive behaviour therapy will be reviewed.  Useful components of CBT that can be readily administered by the non-psychologist will be identified, and psychoeducational material that can be given to patients will be provided.

 Virtual Reality technology in Clinic (Franck Assaban)

  • The emerging evidence for use of virtual reality technology by practitioners to help patients with persistent dizziness conditions, like MdDS, VM, PPPD.

Q+A – live zoom call with Sue, Michael, Americo and Stephen 

  • An open Q+A from the audience to the presenters on material covered during their respective talks


 Post-Conference Workshop: Vestibular testing and interpretation by Interacoustics (3 hours)


Case studies, interpretation with electro-physiological diagnostics by Interacoustics (Kamran Barin)


  • Attendees will better understand the use and value of diagnostic tests and specific equipment via the use of case studies. The presenter will describe typical clinical cases as they present to clinicians, and then discuss how to triage and work through an algorithm for patient handling. Key points in a patients history will guide the practitioner which assessment to subsequently perform, followed by the interpretation of the results. An algorithm based approach will be presented to help the clinician navigate through typical cases




We offer a group discount for 3 or more team members for the 1 clinic. Please email for applicable discounts

We recommend paying with credit card through our online payment portal (Stripe or PayPal). If you would prefer, you may pay via bank EFT. Please make payment to:  Carlo Rinaudo, NAB,  BSB: 082-356 Acct No: 57-101-8036. Once you have made payment, please send an email to with a screenshot of payment

Yes, it’s aimed practitioners of all levels. The lecturers are highly experienced in ensuring all attendees are supported and enjoy the learning experience

Yes, the material in a very clinically relevant, up-to-date with many clinical gems shared throughout the event. Advanced material will be presented to ensure all practitioners enhance their current practice and patient outcomes

If you cancel your registration for the main conference (or combination) on/before October 30th, a $50 processing fee will be incurred

If you cancel your registration for the post-conference workshop on/before October 30th, a $30 processing fee will be incurred

If you cancel your registration for the main conference (or combination) after November 1st, a $100 processing fee will be incurred

If you cancel your registration for the post-conference workshop after November 1st, a $50 processing fee will be incurred

No refunds will be issued if cancellations are made after Nov 26th

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In registering for Australasian Vestibular Rehabilitation Conference, participants agree that neither Australasian Vestibular Rehabilitation Conference nor the affiliate parties assume any liability whatsoever. Participants should therefore organize their own health, travel and personal insurances.


The Organizers and co-Organizers of the conference shall not be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent such delay or failure is caused by fire, flood, strike, civil, governmental or military authority, acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war, epidemics, the un-availability of the venue or other similar causes beyond its reasonable control and without fault or negligence. For one or more of such reasons, the organizers and any co-organizers of the Meeting may postpone, reschedule or cancel the event without liability on the part of organizers and co-organizers of the Meeting. In the event the meeting cannot be held or is postponed pursuant to this section, the organizers and co-organizers of the Meeting shall not be liable to attendee for any direct, consequential or incidental damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodations costs, or financial losses.