BIG needs you! Recruitment for the Balance Interest Group

The British Society of Audiology (BSA) Balance Interest Group (BIG) Steering Committee wishes to recruit two additional members. We are looking for individuals with a good level of experience and expertise with (one or more of) assessment, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and management of patients with vestibular and balance disorders. Applications are invited from clinicians, education/ academia, and third sector; but crucially enthusiasm, fresh ideas and commitment to contribute to the work of the committee are highly sought.

The committee meets for three five-hour meetings each year, currently held in London, but there is also regular email correspondence and the requirement to carry out project work inbetween meetings. Committee work includes writing specialist Recommended Procedures, advising the BSA Council on balance issues, responding to balance related queries to the BSA, organising educational events, encouraging balance related research, and other projects aimed at improving the assessment and management of balance disorders.

The committee reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the BSA, to include input from Clinical Scientists, Audiologists, Physiotherapy, Neurology, academia, and Director of a Charity. We will be looking to continue this multidisciplinary representation, and this will form part of our selection criteria.

Please submit both your CV and a brief statement (approx. 200-300 words) detailing your commitment to being a member of the committee and how you might contribute to the group. Please email these to Andrew Wilkinson, Chair BSA Balance Interest Group at Andrew.Wilkinson@UHBristol.nhs.uk by Friday 3rd November 2017. Informal enquiries are very welcome (Tel: 0117 342 5854).