About this event

  • Date and time Tue 17 Nov 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

Professor Adolfo Bronstein is a world authority on the research into vestibular function and disorders, his vast clinical experience will inform clinicians about the presentations of acute vertigo and how to tell the benign from when urgent action is needed. He will also talk about the difficulty of managing chronic vertigo, a tough area for many clinicians. 

This webinar will cover:

  • How to recognise when acute vertigo is a stroke
  • How to treat a stroke where vertigo is the core symptom 
  • How to manage patients with chronic problems with vertigo

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This webinar is a part of the RSM Clinical Neurosciences Section webinar series; Current and historical perspectives. The series will explore a variety of  neurological and neurosurgical themes. For a list of all upcoming Clinical Neurosciences events please visit the Clinical Neurosciences Section homepage.


Key speakers

Adolfo Bronstein

Professor Adolfo Bronstein, MD, PhD

Consultant Neurologist and Professor of Clinical Neuro-otology, Imperial College London Head of Neuro-otology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Brain Sciences, UK

Speaker's biography

Adolfo Bronstein is Professor of Clinical Neuro-otology at Imperial College London and a Consultant Neurologist at Charing Cross Hospital and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He heads the Neuro-otology Unit in the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College. Professor Bronstein is permanent honorary chairman of the British Society of Neuro-otology, and ex-president of the Neuroscience section of the Royal Society of Medicine.


He has written 300 hundred papers on clinical and basic aspects of eye movements, balance and spatial orientation. His book, ''Dizziness, a practical approach to diagnosis and management'', has won a ''High Commendation'' at the 2008 BMA Medical Book prize Competition. Professor Bronstein is an enthusiastic teacher of neuro-otology and balance disorders in European and world neurological societies. In 2008 he obtained the Nylen-Hallpike Prize of the Barany Society for outstanding contribution to clinical neuro-otology. His current research interests encompass cortical aspects of vestibular function relevant to spatial orientation and dizziness.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Bridget MacDonald, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Vertigo: When is it stroke? and if it's not, what to do next

Professor Adolfo Bronstein, MD, Phd, Consultant Neurologist, Professor of Clinical Neuro-otology, and Head of Neuro-otology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London

Question and answer session
Close of webinar



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