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International Facial Nerve Conference

The 13th International Facial Nerve Symposium (IFNS) was held August 3 to August 6, 2017 in Los Angeles.

The IFNS is held every 4 years and brings together Facial Plastic Surgeons, Ear Nose and Throat Surgeons, Head and Neck surgeons as well as Facial Therapists. There were 500 people from all over the world in attendance.

I had the opportunity to meet therapists from Belgium, Brazil, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Spain and of course the US, among other places.  As a facial therapist these Symposia allow me to share ideas about how we treat the face with others who share a similar passion for their work.

The next International Facial Nerve Symposium will be held in Seoul, Korea in 2021.

Diagnosing Balance & Dizziness Disorders

The article, linked below, outlines the “SO STONED” mnemonic used in the diagnosis of vertigo.

The article written by Wuyts, Van Rompaey, and Maes has eight different dimensions that characterize vertigo complaints and help clinicians in their diagnosis.

You can read the article here.

 

Defining Dizziness

 

A recent article in the New York Times provides some interesting insights on the topic of dizziness.

“Dizziness is not a disease but rather a symptom that can result from a huge variety of underlying disorders or, in some cases, no disorder at all.”

 

You can read the article here.

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