McGill University Health Center



Divisional Seminar

Thursday October 16th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Ross Conference room (R 4.02)

Athanasios Katsarkas
M.D., M.Sc., FRCS(C)

• Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University
Director, Dizziness Clinic, Royal Victoria Hospital where close to 26,000 dizzy patients have been evaluated
• Co-director of the Vestibular Research Laboratory at the Royal Victoria Hospital

"How we stand on two feet and why we fall"

For many years, Dr Katsarkas has participated in research on the function and dysfunction of the vestibular system (inner ear) alone or in collaboration with members of the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University. This research is known internationally (over one hundred publications).

Over the years, he has supervised alone or in collaboration with bio-medical engineers, a number of graduate students for M.Sc. or Ph.D. working on the function and dysfunction of the vestibular system (balance).



To participate you must be:

  • pre-menopausal (intervals of 60 days or more between menstrual periods) or post-menopausal (no menstruation for 1 to 5 years)

  • not diagnosed with high blood pressure

  • did not have a hysterectomy

Please click here for more details (Eng et fr).

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