Greetings to all!
Welcome and thank you for visiting the official homepage of the Korean Balance Society (KBS).
I am Byung-Gun Kim, the 12th President of the KBS, appointed in July 2023. As I begin my term of office, I extend my warmest greetings to all our members. It is a great honor and a profound responsibility to serve as the president of this esteemed society, which has been thriving for 25 years.
The KBS stands as the sole academic society in Korea devoted to the comprehensive study of equilibrium disorders and dizziness caused by various factors. Established in 1999 through the integration of the Departments of Otorhinolaryngology, Neurology, and Physiology, it has diligently worked towards enhancing basic research, clinical studies, education, and the qualitative/quantitative improvement of equilibrium-related diseases over the past two and a half decades. Despite the challenges imposed by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, our society has demonstrated tremendous potential by increasing member participation and achieving remarkable results at international academic conferences.
In the coming two years, we will actively listen to the perspectives of our diverse members and strive to incorporate their input into our endeavors, propelling the KBS further ahead.
Our primary goal is to become a society that fosters the rights and interests of our members, enhancing their medical competency and pride. Dizziness is a common cause of outpatient and emergency room visits, yet it is often inadequately diagnosed and treated. As the only society dedicated to the study of dizziness, we aim to establish an environment where more dizziness clinics and centers can provide systematic treatment through the development of domestic data on related diseases and various educational programs.
Furthermore, building upon the international status and human network forged through the successful invitation of the Barany Society in 2016, we will take the lead in internationalization by entering into MOUs with overseas academic societies related to equilibrium and actively engaging in exchanges with international researchers. As part of our internationalization efforts, we plan to elevate the KBS journal into an international medical publication, providing a platform where the research achievements of our members can be published and widely acknowledged.
Once again, I extend my sincere gratitude to all members for their support and dedication to the Korean Balance Society. Let us work together to create a brighter future for our society and contribute to the advancement of equilibrium-related research and medical care worldwide.
Thank you and best regards,
President of the Korean Balance Society (KBS)
|President||Byung-Kun Kim||Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University|
|Next Term President||Ja-Won Koo||Seoul National Univertisy Bundang Hospital|
|Vice President||Sangho Park||SINSAHO ENT clinic|
|Finance Manager||Tae Kyeong Lee||Soonchunhyang University Hospital|
|Seong Ki Ahn||Gyeongsang National University Hospital|
|Director of General Affairs||Hak Seung Lee||Wonkwang University Hospital|
|Director of Scholarship||Kwang Dong Choi||Pusan National University Hospital|
|Director of Planning||Sung Huhn Kim||Yonsei Univertisy, Severance Hospital|
|Director of Publication||Ji-Yun Park||Ulsan University Hospital|
|Director of Research Management||Jae Yun Jung||Dankook University Hospital|
|Director of Qualification Management||Min-Beom Kim||Sungkyunkwan University, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital|
|Director of Finance||Dae Bo Shim||Hanyang University Myongji Hospital|
|Director of Foreign Affairs||Myung-Whan Suh||Seoul National Univertisy Hospital|
|Director of Education||Minbum Kim||Catholic Kwandong University, International St. Mary’s Hospital|
|Director of Medical Task||Hyun Ah Kim||Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital|
|Director of Insurance||Yong-Hwi An||Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University|
|Director of Information||Seong-Hae Jeong||Chungnam National University Hospital|
|Director of Without Portfolio||Sung-Kwang Hong||Hallym University College of Medicine|
|Seo-Young Choi||Pusan National University Hospital|
|Young Joon Seo||Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine|
|Jae-Hwan Choi||Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital|
|Sun Young Oh||Chonbuk National University Hospital|
|Bong-Hui Kang||Dankook University Hospital|
|Min Sun Kim||Wonkwnag University, Department of Physiology|
|Jae-Han Park||Daegu Catholic University Hospital|
|Jae-Yong Byun||Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong|
|Jae-Hyun Seo||The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital|
|Jae Jun Song||Korea University Guro Hospital|
|Sun-Uk Lee||Korea University Anam Hospital|
|Eek-Sung Lee||Soonchunhyang University Hospital|
|Eun-Ju Jeon||The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital|
|Jeong-Yoon Choi||Seoul National Univertisy Bundang Hospital|
|Chair of Clinical Vestibular Science Textbook Committee||Sung Won Chae||Korea University Guro Hospital|
|Chair of International Academic Journal||Hong Ju Park||Asan Medical Center|
|Vice-Cair of International Academic Journal||Seung-Han Lee||Chonnam National University Hospital|
|Chair of the Asia Acadamic Exchange Committee||Kyu-Sung Kim||Inha University Hospital|
|Former President||Chung Ku Rhee||Dankook University Hospital|
|Kyung Cheon Chung||Dongducheon Jungang Sungmo Hospital|
|Won Sang Lee(passed away)||Yonsei Univertisy, Severance Hospital|
|Byung Rim Park||Wonkwnag University, Department of Physiology|
|Eui Kyung Koh||Pusan National University Hospital|
|Jae Il Kim||Dankook University Hospital|
|Ki Bum Sung||Soonchunhyang University Hospital|
|Won Ho Chung||Samsung Medical Center|
|Ji-Soo Kim||Seoul National Univertisy Bundang Hospital|
|Gyu Cheol Han||Gachon University Gil Medical Center|
|Hyung Lee||Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital|
|Kyu-Sung Kim||Inha University Hospital|
1st President Professor Chung Ku Rhee and initial members establish the Korean Balance Society and hold the inaugural symposium (The 1st Balance Disorder Symposium).
The Korean Balance Society holds 2nd symposium (The 2nd congress of the Korean balance Society), followed by semiannual symposiums until the 40th symposium in 2021.
Professor Kyung Cheon Chung is appointed as 2nd President.
The journal “Research in Vestibular Science” Vol. 1 has been published.
Professor Won Sang Lee appointed as 3rd President
Professor Byung Rim Park appointed as 4th President.
The 1st Social Meeting of the Korean Balance Society & Japan Society for Equilibrium Research.
Professor Byung Rim Park appointed as 5th President.
Professor Jae Il Kim appointed as 6th President.
Professor Ki Bum Sung appointed as 7th President.
Professor Won Ho Chung appointed as 8th President.
The 1st Joint Meeting of the Korean Balance Society & Japan Society for Equilibrium Research is held in Seoul
The 2nd Joint Meeting of Japan Society of Equilibrium Research and Korean Balance Society is held in Yokohama.
Professor Ji-Soo Kim appointed as 9th President.
2016. 6. 5~8
The 29th Bárány Society Meeting, an international conference, is held in Seoul at Grand InterContinental Seoul, under the supervision of the Korean Balance Society.
The 3rd Joint Meeting of the Korean Balance Society & Japan Society for Equilibrium Research is held during Barany Society Meeting.
Professor Gyu Cheol Han appointed as 10th President.
The 3rd Joint Meeting of Japan Society of Equilibrium Research and Korean Balance Society is held in Yamaguchi.
The 1st Korean Balance Society Educational Course is held, followed by semiannual symposiums until the 7th program in March 2021.
The 1th Expert meeting is held, followed by semiannual symposiums until the 5th meeting in November 2019.
The 4th Joint Meeting of Japan Society of Equilibrium Research and Korean Balance Society.
Professor Hyung Lee appointed as 11th President.
Professor Kyu Sung Kim appointed as 12th President.
Professor Byung-Kun Kim appointed as 13th President.