AIB Education Foundation

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

 Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - Friday, September 18, 2015
 AAA CEU: 1.8
 FPTA CE: 21.5
 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)
 Spooner Physical Therapy (PRIVATE WORKSHOP)
 Friday, October 2, 2015 - Saturday, October 3, 2015
 Location: Scottsdale, AZ - Spooner PT
 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certfication Workshop
 Friday, October 9, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015
 AAA CEU: 1.8
 FPTA CE: 21.5
 Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop
(3-day Program) Faculty: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.

 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - Friday, November 13, 2015
 AAA CEU: 1.8
 FPTA CE: 21.5
 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)
Vestibular Assessment & Management
(5-day workshop)
- Faculty: Richard E. Gans, PhD

 Monday, December 7, 2015 - Friday, December 11, 2015
 AAA CEU: 3.0
 FPTA CE: 36
 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)
 Pediatric Balance Evaluation & Management: Infants, Children and Adolescents
 Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - Friday, January 29, 2016
 AAA CEU: 1.8
 FPTA CE: 21.5
 Location: Largo, FL (Tampa Bay)
 Evidence Based Concussion Certification
 Thursday, February 11, 2016 - Friday, February 12, 2016
 AAA CEU: 1.2
 FPTA CE: 14.5
 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)
 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop
(3-day Program) Faculty: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.

 Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - Friday, February 26, 2016
 AAA CEU: 1.8
 FPTA CE: 21.5
 Location: Largo, Florida (Tampa Bay)
 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certfication Workshop
 Friday, April 1, 2016 - Sunday, April 3, 2016
 AAA CEU: 1.8
 FPTA CE: 21.5
 Location: Washington Township, NJ

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!




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.


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.



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...

Learn More about Dr. Gans

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.


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.

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.?




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

Holiday Inn Express (Icot Center) 

(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 
(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

(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 

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














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