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 Evidence Based Concussion Certification (2-day Program) Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.

 Location: Pembroke Pines, FL · AAA CEU:  1.3  ·  FPTA CE: 15.5
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

Workshop Location:
Pembroke Pines, FL



 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop
(3-day Program)Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.


 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  1.8  ·  FPTA CE: 21.5
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Friday, October 21, 2016

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Advanced Diagnostic Neuro-Vestibular Workshop

 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  1.9
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Friday, November 18, 2016

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Vestibular Assessment & Management Certification Workshop

 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  3.0  ·  FPTA CE: 36
Monday, December 5, 2016 - Friday, December 9, 2016

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop
(3-day Program)Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.


 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  1.8  ·  FPTA CE: 21.5
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - Friday, January 27, 2017

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Evidence Based Concussion Certification

 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - Friday, February 10, 2017

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop
(3-day Program)Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.


 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  1.8  ·  FPTA CE: 21.5
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Friday, February 24, 2017

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop
(3-day Program)Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.


 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  1.8  ·  FPTA CE: 21.5
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Friday, April 21, 2017

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Vestibular Assessment & Management Certification Workshop

 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  3.0  ·  FPTA CE: 36
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Friday, May 5, 2017

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop
(3-day Program)Course Director: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.


 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  1.8  ·  FPTA CE: 21.5
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Friday, May 26, 2017

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)



 Evidence Based Concussion Certification

 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay) · AAA CEU:  
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017

Workshop Location:
Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)


American Institute of Balance - Vestibular WorkshopOn Campus Workshops

The Education Foundation professional workshops have trained thousands of audiologists, physicians, physical and occupational therapists from virtually every state and as far away at Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Education Foundation's mission is to lead the world in vestibular and equilibrium education.

The Education Foundation's workshops are conducted at The American Institute of Balance, one of the country's most prolific dizziness and balance centers. This offers workshop participants the opportunity to learn within a real-world setting with "hands-on" experience. All workshops are conducted in a small group learning environment.
Certification now available!

 

Certification

 

AIB Education Foundation will now certify its workshop participants who wish to receive this designation. Certification is voluntary for workshop attendees. Certification may be obtained by Audiologists and Physicians in Vestibular Assessment or Vestibular Assessment and Management (35 hours). Physical and Occupational Therapists may be certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation (21 hours). Following the educational requisite there is a written and practical test. The cost of the initial two-year certification is $250. Re- certification is $125, for each two year period thereafter.

Accreditation

The American Institute of Balance Education Foundation is approved by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) to offer CEUs for these workshops.

Approval of these continuing education workshops by AAA and FPTA does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

 

Faculty

Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.

Dr. Gans is the founder and executive director of The American Institute of Balance; one of the country's largest balance disorders treatment centers.

He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Auditory and Vestibular Physiology. Dr. Gans has been a leader in the development...

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Sara Jagger, Au.D.

is the Clinic Coordinator of AIB's seven clinics. She completed her undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Prior to obtaining her undergraduate degree, she completed coursework in physical therapy assistance and neurology. She graduated from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona with her doctorate in Audiology, and completed her 4th Year Residency at The American Institute of Balance.

       

Darren Kurtzer, Au.D.

is a senior clinical staff member of AIB and the coordinator of AIB Sport. He completed his undergraduate degree at York University in Toronto, Canada, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science with honors and wrote an honors thesis in Neuropsychology, working with amnesic and apraxic patients in the areas of auditory, visual, and tactile neural memory mechanisms. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as a doctor of Audiology.

James Hall, III, Ph.D.

James W. Hall III, Ph.D. has published numerous peer reviewed articles and published several books in the area of electrophysiology.  His Handbook of Auditory Evoked Responses is considered the leading reference on the topic. He recently retired as clinical Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Florida in Gainesville. 

 

 
       

Richard A. Roberts, Ph.D.

Dr. Roberts is an internationally known researcher and clinician who has co-authored numerous articles and chapters with Dr. Gans. He previously served as Dir. of Research at AIB and presently has a large thriving practice with his wife Elizabeth, in Foley AL. Dr. Roberts serves on the Board of the American Academy of Audiology and was the Chair of the Audiology Now 2011 meeting in Chicago.

 

 

Charles Berlin, Ph.D.

Dr. Chuck Berlin came to USF in Tampa in 2006, via Johns Hopkins University.  From 1967 through 2002 was the first Director of LSU's world famous Kresge Hearing Research Laboratory Dr. Berlin's research and publishing interests  include auditory neuropathy and electrophysiology.

 

       

Jim Eimer, PT

Jim has been a licensed physical therapist in New York, West Virginia, and Florida for 15 years. He has worked in a wide variety of settings ranging from home health, outpatient, and skilled nursing facilities. Jim was the manager of Inpatient Therapy at St. Mary’s in West Virginia for over 9 years.  He has been part of the AIB Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification workshops both on and off campus and brings his unique experience and expertise to the care and management of the dizzy patient.  Jim is a graduate of Damon College in Buffalo, NY.

Jim Eimer - Physical Therapist

Michelle R. Petrak, Ph.D.

Michelle Petrak is the Director of Clinical Audiology for Interacoustics DK. Her primary role is in new product developments. She is located in Chicago where she is a licensed and practicing clinical audiologist at Northwest Speech and Hearing.

       
K. Michael Keil, M.D.

is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine, he has practiced Emergency Medicine in Florida for twenty years. He served in that role with Florida Hospitals in Central Florida for ten years before going on to a position as Medical Director of a large Hospice program.?

Olivera D. Pekovic , MD

Attending Physician at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY and Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Pekovic is the Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and is currently AIB Certified in Vestibular Assessment and Management. She obtained her MD from the University of Belgrade.


  Accomodations

  The following nearby hotels are within 10 to 20 minutes of the Institute.



Holiday Inn Express (Icot Center) 
website

(727) 536-7275
Please mention the American Institute of Balance to receive our special rates.  
 Complimentary transportation
to and from our facility.



Doubletree Beach Resort 
website
(formerly Hilton, North Redington Beach)

(727) 391-4000
Please mention the American Institute of Balance to receive our special rates. 



Holiday Inn hotel & Suites Harbourside,
Indian Rocks Beach
website

(727) 595-9484 or (888) 232-2444
Please ask for reservations and mention the American Institute of Balance to receive our special rates. 

Fairfield Inn - St. Petersburg Clearwater

Fairfield Inn 
website

The special AIB booking code is 4ZL.
(727) 572-4400
Please mention the American Institute of Balance to receive our special rates.  

 

 

Please call the hotel directly for availability and reservations and be sure to inform them of our name
(The American Institute of Balance) and that we are authorized for local corporate rates.
We also suggest that you check for online special rates before making your reservations.

 Car Rentals and Taxi:

  Avis - 1.800.831.2847
  Enterprise - 1.800.RENT-A-CAR
  Budget - 1.800.527.0700
  Hertz - 1.800.654.3131
  Dollar Rent A Car - 1.800.800.4000
  BATS Taxi - 727.367.3702
 

  St. Pete Taxi - 727.327.3600
  Larry’s Luxury Sedan Service - For service to and from Hilton or Holiday Inn Harbourside 727.804.2404
  SuperShuttle Limo - 727.572.1111 or 1.800.282.6817 www.supershuttle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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