Keynote Speaker, International
Dr, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her physical therapy education from Temple University. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy, at the Department of Otolaryngology and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Program Co-Director for the Master of Science program in physical therapy at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Whitney is a past President of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy in the US and is the current Vice President of the International Neurologic Physiotherapy Association.
Dr. Whitney is funded by the Department of Defense grants to support her work related to balance and vestibular disorders. In her career she has published 180 papers on Medline, has co-authored a book about vestibular disorders, and has published over 30 book chapters. She was recognized by the Barany Society, which is an international multidisciplinary group with the Hallpike-Nylen award which recognizes outstanding clinical research achievement in vestibular medicine. She is the first non-physician and the second woman to receive the award. Dr. Whitney actively treats patients with balance and vestibular disorders while teaching and conducting clinical research studies.