British Society of Neuro-Otology


BSNO

The 13th Meeting of the British Society of Neuro-Otology
Thursday 11 – Friday 12 November 2021
De Montfort University, Leicester UK

The BSNO committee is pleased to announce the dates for the 2021 conference which will be expanded to cover two days: Thursday 11 - Friday 12 November 2021.

The conference will be held in the outstanding and modern facilities of De Montfort University, Leicester, home to one of the largest audio-vestibular training schools in the UK. Take a virtual tour of the campus. As always, the topics covered will be cutting edge vestibular research from basic science through to clinical studies. Dates for research submissions will be announced in due course.

The joint meeting will also give those travelling from abroad a relaxing and enjoyable visit. Leicester is only just over an hour from London's St Pancras station by train and there are excellent flight connections to East Midlands and Birmingham airports as well as Stansted, Luton or Heathrow.

We hope as many delegates as possible will be able to join us for both the Thursday afternoon session and the full-day event on the Friday.

Day 1 – Thursday 11 November 2021
An afternoon session for basic science research. Organised by Diego Kaski it will consist of poster presentations and lots of opportunity to network. Please email bsno@menieres.org.uk if you would like to submit a poster presentation for consideration at this event.

Day 2 - Friday 12 November
This one-day meeting consists of a programme comprising two invited speakers of international renown and the presentation of free papers and posters. The meeting is open to all those interested in the field of balance disorders.

Invited speakers

Professor Jon Stone Professor Jon Stone

Professor Jon Stone is Professor of Neurology at the University of Edinburgh and Consultant Neurologist with NHS Lothian. He has collaborated on several articles on PPPD including one with Jeff Staab and Stoyan Popkirov. Professor Stone has been working for over 20 years in the field of functional neurological disorder (FND). Historically, this is a “no-man’s land” between neurology and psychiatry which represents the second commonest reason for a neurological referral.

Professor Stone has promoted new transparent, pragmatic and multidisciplinary approach to understanding, diagnosing and communicating FND. In 2009 he made the first website for patients with FND at www.neurosymptoms.org which is now widely used across the world. He has published nearly 300 articles in the area including large cohort, mechanism and treatment studies. He has led on new diagnostic criteria for FND in DSM-5 and ICD-11 and the development of professional organisations for FND. In 2016 he co-edited, with Mark Hallett and Alan Carson, the volume ‘Functional Neurologic Disorder’ setting a new standard for a teaching and research curriculum. He is the first Secretary of the new international FND society (www.fndsociety.org) and is passionate about multidisciplinary collaboration and developing the next generation of health professionals in this field.

He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and worked in Newcastle, Leeds, Oxford and New Zealand before returning to Edinburgh. A neurologist (Charles Warlow) and psychiatrist (Michael Sharpe) supervised his PhD, a case-control study of functional limb weakness. His awards include the Royal College of Physicians (London) Jean Hunter Prize for Nervous Disorders (2014), Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) Clouston Medal (2017), Royal College of Psychiatrist President’s Medal (2017) and the Ted Burns Humanism in Neurology Award from the American Brain Foundation (2020). He has given invited plenary sessions at the American Academy of Neurology, World Congress of Neurology, and Movement Disorders Society as well as lectures in neurology department around the world including Harvard, St Louis and Stanford. In addition to his academic work, he remains a full-time clinician.

Weblinks: www.neurosymptoms.org; www.fndsociety.org; www.ed.ac.uk/profile/dr-jon-stone; Twitter: @jonstoneneuro; Email: Jon.Stone@ed,ac,uk


Professor Fred Mast Professor Fred Mast

Fred Mast studied Psychology, Philosophy and Neurophysiology at the University of Zürich where he also obtained his PhD with his research on psychophysics of visual-vestibular interaction. He pursued his career in the US and spent four years at the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and at MIT. He moved back to Switzerland and became Assistant Professor at the University of Zürich. In 2003, he became full professor for Cognitive Psychology at the University of Lausanne (2005-2008). Since 2008 he is full professor at the University of Bern where he is directing the section "Cognitive Psychology, Perception, and Research Methods". He served as Head of Department and Dean of the Faculty, and he was invited professor at York University in Toronto and at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. His research is concerned with sensorimotor processing, in particular vestibular information, and how vestibular information is connected with higher order cognitive processes. He is using fMRI, EEG, galvanic and caloric stimulation, motion platforms, and eye movements for his research. He has ongoing collaborations with neuro-otologists and neurologists. neurology department around the world including Harvard, St Louis and Stanford. In addition to his academic work, he remains a full-time clinician.

If you have any questions, please contact us at bsno@menieres.org.uk Submit an abstract The meeting will be structured on short, free presentations and include two guest speakers. Free presentations can be either a short 10-15 minute oral presentation or a poster. If you would like to submit an abstract for consideration for presentation, please provide an abstract of no more than 200 words and complete the Call for Abstracts Form. Abstracts should contain data and conclusions together with full authorship and addresses. Registration fees must be paid in order for abstracts to be considered. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 March 2021.

Download the programme
The meeting programme will be available to download shortly.

Presenting at BSNO – Submit an Abstract
The Friday meeting will be structured on short, free presentations as well as the guest speakers. Free presentations can be either a short 10-15 minute oral presentation or a poster.
Abstracts should contain data and conclusions together with full authorship and addresses. Registration fees must be paid in order for abstracts to be considered.
Abstract submission and registration will open in due course on this website.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 March 2021.

Register for BSNO 2021
Registration for BSNO 2021 will commence soon. Please email bsno@menieres.org.uk if you would like to be notified when registration is open.

Please contact us for more information Email: bsno@menieres.org.uk

Write to us: British Society of Neuro-Otology (BSNO), c/o Meniere’s Society, The Rookery, Surrey Hills Business Park, Wotton, Surrey RH5 6QT, UK.

About BSNO
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