2012 Events

NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum, Friday June 1st 2012, Wesley Conference Centre

Forum CDs now available send an email to e.vance@neura.edu.au with your name, position, mailing address and how you will use the CD (eg staff education, personal use, share with colleagues)

Final Forum Program

Falls Forum Evaluation Report


Plenary Session 1

Falls risk factors and fall prevention initiatives: A research update Professor Stephen Lord, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

Fall risk factors in Chinese older people: Implications for falls prevention – Ms Marcella Kwan, PhD candidate, Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

From epidemiology to targeted interventions: A whistle stop tour of ongoing research – Associate Professor Jacqueline Close, Senior Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospita and Director, Falls Injury Prevention Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

A simple screening tool can identify ED attendees at risk of future falls Dr Anne Tiedemann, Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health

Plenary Session 2

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: insights into their care Dr Simon Chalkley, Geriatrician and Endocrinologist, Department of Aged Care, Prince of Wales Hospital and University of NSW

Working with the Aboriginal community – Mr Steve Ella, State Coordinator of NSW Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Traineeship Program

Peer Educators Health Promotion Program Mr MD Habibullah, Coordinator, Ms Mary Prince, Peer Educator, Health Promotion Service for Older People, Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of NSW (CPSA)

Plenary Session 3

Unlocking potential for engagementDr Sue Curtis and Mr Owen Curtis Ortran Self Management Solutions

To do or not to do that is the question (and challenge) – Sally Castell, Physical Activity Coordinator, Northern Sydney Health Promotion, Northern Sydney LHD

The curious enquirer – can we get the client’s Yes to exercise? Margaret Daly, Occupational Therapy Dept, Royal North Shore Hospital, Northern Sydney LHD

Motivating residential aged care residents to participate in exercise Sharon Butler, Better Balance Leader, Anglican Retirement Villages

Enrolled Nurses take on Falls Prevention at Northern Sydney Home Nursing ServiceMs Joanne MacMillan, Aged Care/Dementia CNC, Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service

Games for health and wellbeing: Videogames as a Telehealth technology Dr Stuart Smith, Senior Research Officer, Neuroscience Research Australia – available soon