SPIN - Issue 112 (2024)

SPIN 112 © 2024 The Ménière’s Society ’s Society 5 Online Support Sessions “I found it very useful and interesting to find out how other people are affected and how they cope with it. I am sure it will help me deal with the condition in future and I will join in with future meetings.” The Ménière’s Society hosts online sessions to give our members and supporters a chance to chat with us and each other about their vestibular condition and how they manage it. Meetings are hosted by the Ménière’s Society team and offer the chance for informal discussion and an opportunity to ask questions (note: questions should be of a general nature as we’re unable to give medical advice or answer questions related specifically to your own medical condition). From time to time, we’ll also have guest speakers discussing a variety of topics.. Meetings run at lunchtimes or evenings to try and give everyone a chance to attend. To register for a meeting please call us on 01306 876883 or email info@menieres. org.uk with your full name and Ménière’s Society membership number, confirming your preferred meeting day/time. Forthcoming meeting (please note time stated is London, UK) 17 April 2024 13:00—13:45 Places are limited to give everyone a chance to chat and will be allocated on a firstcome first-served basis. You will receive confirmation by email and a Zoom link for the meeting. Further meeting dates are published on our website. https://www. menieres.org.uk/information-and-support/ find-support-near-you/online-supportsessions We look forward to welcoming you to one of our meetings. Obituary: Professor Linda Luxon Many thanks to everyone who supported our annual prize draw which took place in December 2023. We are grateful to everyone who bought and sold tickets for the raffle which raised a little over £2,400 for our charity. Congratulations to our winners who have all been notified. Winning ticket numbers: First Prize: 09942 Second Prize: 05758 Runners Up: 03312; 09234 Prize Draw (Raffle) 2023 We were very sorry to learn that Linda Luxon sadly passed away at the end of 2023. Professor Luxon CBE BSc FRCP was Emeritus Professor of Audiovestibular Medicine at UCL and Honorary Consultant Physician in the Department of Audiovestibular Medicine, UCLH. Her research work promoted the academic fields of both audiological and vestibular medicine. Our thoughts are with Professor Luxon’s family, friends and colleagues.