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Members may attend with friends or family, and non members may attend if they would like to come and meet “our group” before deciding to join. As we have very generous venue hosts we have agreed to always pre-advise of the actual numbers planning to attend each meeting. So it is important that non members always contact the support group before attending please, so we can be ready to greet you and ensure we give you the best experience as a guest – but you are most welcome to come and say hello. [Members already advise on their own attendance and any guests via email and phone]
Everyone is welcome – Just please let us know you are coming
Our Next Meeting Date is
Saturday June 22nd @ 2.00 pm [Doors open for tea and coffee at 1.30pm]
[Also Available to watch and participate via FaceBook Live – www.facebook.com/lifeonthelevelsupportgroup ]
Guest Expert Speaker is Professor Peter Rea
MA BM BCh (Oxon) FRCS (England) FRCS (ORL-HNS) Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
Prof Pete Rea – MA BM BCh (Oxon) FRCS (England) FRCS (ORL-HNS) Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
Meeting to be held at Leicester Race Course, Leicester – Hospitality Building – Premier Suite
We are delighted to announce Prof Rea as our next support group guest speaker.
As one of the leading experts in the field of balance and vertigo, Peters presentation is entitled
“Three recent developments in the world of balance”
Talking briefly on the latest evidence in Meniere’s treatment, developments in treatment for PPPD (for those with chronic imbalance), and new treatments for BPPV.
Peters work provides him insight into many areas of balance and vestibular illness, that will give many of our members great hope in what the future may bring in terms of treatment and understanding of these conditions. We eagerly await the content of his presentation.
Watch and Ask Questions Live using FaceBook Live
Prof Rea has kindly agreed to allow us to stream his presentation and Q&A session via FaceBook Live on our support group page http://www.facebook.com/lifeonthelevelsupportgroup
As many members are unable to travel to group meetings due to their balance challenges, and Prof Reas presentation will have great interest to an international audience – we are for the first time streaming the entire presentation Live. The USA’ National Balance charity VeDA has already agreed to promote this occasion to its own US and Canadian membership for live viewing, due to the interest and relevance of Prof Rea’s work in the field of international Balance research. A first for a Leicester based support group.
Prof. Rea began his medical training at the University of Cambridge, graduating with first-class honours before moving to Oxford to complete his early medical qualifications. His specialist training in ENT surgery was spent in the major London teaching hospitals, including the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Great Ormond Street Hospital. He has also undertaken prestigious “fellowship” training in Australia and the USA. His specialist practice, for both ear surgery and dizziness, draws patients from all over the UK and further afield.
Prof. Rea has appeared in the national press, advised the BBC and has written for major ENT textbooks. He lectures regularly on these topics and runs international medical meetings in both Leicester and London.
Prof Rea has been Chairman of The British Society of Neuro-otology for 6 years and is President-elect of The British Society of Otology. His current research interests include intra-tympanic therapies for Meniere’s Disease, developing a national registry for those with balance disorders, and developing Artificial Intelligence led balance diagnostics.
Speciality Ear, Nose and Throat
Sub-Specialist Interests Balance & Vertigo Otology, Hearing loss and Middle Ear Reconstruction
Current Memberships Fellow of The Royal College Of Surgeons of England, European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, Royal Society of Medicine, British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology, British Association of Otolaryngology
Meeting Venue Information
Leicester Race Course and their CEO Bob Bracken, have generously provided the facilities for our next group meeting. Not only does this have a large seating capacity, but also has provision of ample free parking, ground floor facilities with no stairs or steps to access the meeting suite. The Race Course is well signposted and situated on the outskirts of Leicester – Leicester Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL
Download a pdf with full directions to get to the racecourse and find our meeting room here Directions to Leicester Race Course Meeting Venue
Can’t Attend the meeting?
For those who cannot attend our group meetings, please do not despair, as we issue full meeting reports ( click here to view ) , normally with audio and video recordings of key presentations with any important information & web site links – to all members. Please also remember that as isolation is a common problem faced by many members, we also provide our Balance Buddy program to maintain contact without the need to attend group meetings. For members with no internet or email access, we send hard copies to their home address.
For this meeting you can also follow the presentation Live on face book and even submit questions that may then be selected and posed to Prof Rea.
Any questions – please contact us and just ask. We are here to help.