2011 Events

Rural Local Health Districts Falls Prevention Videoconference Sessions

Videoconference 2011 flyer

November 30th 2011 – Hospital Care

Case Study – Mr Tony Topples

Falls Prevention Best Practice – For Hospital Care, Ms Denise Tomassini, Clinical Quality Manager, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

CEC DRAFT Post Falls Assessment & Management Guide -Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader, NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission

November 14th 2011 – Community Care

Falls Prevention Best-Practice Guidelines overview and Case Scenario introduction, Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader, NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission

Case Study Mrs Slips

Integrating Community Falls Risk Screening and Assessment into Routine Practice in HNELHD, Ms Patsy Bourke, Falls Injury Prevention Coordinator, Hunter New England Local Health District

BEST at Home Exercise Program, Ms Amanda Bates, Health Promotion Service, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

Stepping On , Ms Margaret Armstrong, Northern Sydney and Central Coast Coordinator, NSW Falls Policy

Building Exercise Options in Rural Areas, Ms Niccola Follett, Falls Program Coordinator, Murrumbidgee and Southern NSW Local Health Districts


NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum 2011

The NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum was held on Friday 27th May 2011 at the Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St Sydney

Falls Network Forum Program Final



Risk factors for falls in cognitively impaired older people, Associate Professor Jacqueline Close, Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital and Neuroscience Research Australia

Research update: Vitamin D and falls in older people; Falls prevention in hospitals, Professor Stephen Lord, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

Costing and cost-effectiveness in falls prevention, Dr Wendy Watson, Senior Research Fellow, Injury Risk Management Research Centre, UNSW


Prevention of falls and harm from falls among older people:2011-2015, Joanne Smith, Director, Centre for Health Advancement, NSW Department of Health

Falls – a consumer perspective, Dr Karen Luxford, Director, Patient Based Care, Clinical Excellence Commission

Report on TRIP (Translating Research into Practice) Workshop, Dr Roslyn Poulos, Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, Professor Stephen Lord


Exercise programs and falls prevention

Exercise as a component for the treatment of frailty, Professor Ian Cameron, Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney, Colleen langron, Physiotherapist, Hornsby Hospital, Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Post-hospital exercise programs, Associate Professor Catherine Sherrington, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, Betty Ramsay, Research Physiotherapist, Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

Exercise after stroke to prevent falls, enhance mobility,and increase physical activity: The stroke club trial, Associate Professor Catherine Dean, Director and Head of Physiotherapy Program, Macquarie University

Exercise Programs for Parkinson’s disease, Dr Colleen Canning, Senior lecurer, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Falls risk factors, assessment and interventions

A screening tool to predict fallers in Hospital Emergency Departments, Dr Anne Tiedemann, Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health

Fear of falling in older persons: does it protect or does it hurt? Dr Kim Delbaere, Research Officer, Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

Sarcopenia: is it the most important risk factor for falls? Associate Professor John Ward, Clinical Lead, Greater Newcastle Cluster, Hunter New England Health District

Osteoporotic refracture prevention in NSW, Robyn Speerin, Network Manager, Musculoskeletal Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation

Most presentations were filmed and will be available on a CDROM, if you would like a copy please send an email to e.vance@neura.edu.au with details of your position, facility and mailing address.