2013 Events

Southern NSW LHD NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural Forum

Thursday 24th October, Coachhouse Marina Resort, Batemans Bay

Presentations

CEC Falls – driving change, Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission.

Falls Prevention & Injury Management for admitted patients, residents and subacute clients in Southern NSW LHD settings, Ms Niccola Follett, Falls Coordinator, Health Promotion Unit, Southern NSW LHD

Update on falls prevention research, Dr Jasmine Menant, Research Officer, Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)

Falls prevention resources, Esther Vance, Project Officer, NSW Falls Prevention Network, NeuRA

Managing falls in older patients with cognitive impairment , Ms Morag Taylor, PhD candidate and Physiotherapist,Falls and Balance Research Group, NeuRA and Prince of Wales Hospital

Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Persons Study (CHOPS), Ms Anthea Temple, Project Officer, Aged Health Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation

The above presentations were not recorded.

 

Prof Marcia Ory presentation Fall Prevention initiatives in the United States

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20th NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum, Friday 24 May 2013, Wesley Conference Centre

Plenary Sessions Recording CD now available – send an email to e.vance@neura.edu.au, with your position, organisation and how you will use the CD.

Falls Forum Evaluation Report

Plenary Presentations

Pam Albany Guest Lecture: Avoiding program drift for positive falls outcomes – the Wisconsin Experience, Professor Lindy Clemson, Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.

Falls prevention research: an update of the evidence, Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia.

Avoiding falls by using the environment to reduce confusion and agitation, Professor Richard Fleming, Director NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre, University of Wollongong

Fall-related hip fracture in NSW: Epidemiology, evidence , practice and the future, Associate Professor Jacqueline Close, Senior Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital and Director, Falls and Injury Prevention Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

Celebrating 20 years: History of the NSW Falls Prevention Network, Associate Professor John Ward, Clinical Director and Geriatrician, Greater Newcastle Cluster , Hunter New England LHD

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1. Dementia and Falls

NSW Dementia Services Framework 2010- 2015, Ms Anne Cumming, Principal Policy Officer, NSW Dementia Policy Team, South Eastern Sydney LHD

Managing falls in older people with cognitive impairment, Ms Morag Taylor, PhD student and Physiotherapist, Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia and Prince of Wales Hospital

Falls prevention for people with dementia: Occupational Therapy interventions, Ms Jacqueline Wesson, PhD student and Occupational Therapist, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre and Sydney University

TOP 5 – What’s this about? Ms Anne Axam, Project Coordinator TOP 5, Patient Based Care, Clinical Excellence Commission

The Koori Dementia Project: some observations around mobility, Ms Sharon Wall, Manager, Koori Dementia Project, Neuroscience Research Australia

2. Exercise Prescription for falls prevention

Exercise prescription for falls prevention, Associate Professor Catherine Sherrington, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health

Creative ways for exercise programs in residential care, Ms Sally Castell, Physical Activity Coordinator, Northern Sydney Health Promotion, Northern Sydney LHD

LiFE – Lifestyle Functional integrated Exercise program to prevent falls, Ms Jo Munro, Private Physiotherapist, LiFE program, Sydney University.

Otago Falls network presentation – Sydney, Ms Renee Rabbitt, Manager, Otago Home Based Falls Prevention Program, Hunter New England LHD

3. Multidisciplinary approaches to falls prevention

Multidisciplinary approaches to falls prevention, Professor Hylton Menz, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Lower Extremities and Gait Studies Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University

iPREFER – intervention to PREvent Falls after Emergency Response, Ms Stefanie Mikolaizak, PhD student and Physiotherapist, Falls and Injury Prevention Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

Wasting away on tea and toast , Ms Nerimah Hickford, Dietitian, Northern Sydney Community HACC Dietitians, Northern Sydney Local Health District

Medications, falls and multidisciplinary teams, Ms Jenny Blennerhassett, Pharmacist, Community Health Service Prince of Wales Hospital

Concluding Session

Falls prevention: past, present and future, Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

New technologies for falls risk assessment and prevention, Dr Kim Delbaere, Research Fellow and Group Leader and Mr Tom Davies, Software Engineer, Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

Full Program with abstracts and biographies

NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural Forums -Dubbo and Broken Hill May 2013

Presentations

Update on the NSW Falls Prevention Program, Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission

Fall Prevention Research Update, Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Falls and Balance Research Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

The challenge of preventing falls in people with dementia, A/Professor Jacqueline Close, Senior Staff Specialist in Geriatric Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital and Director, Falls Injury Prevention Group, Neuroscience Research Australia

Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Person Study (CHOPS), Ms Anthea Temple, Project Officer, Aged Health Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation

Falls Prevention Resources Dr Esther Vance, Project Officer, NSW Falls Prevention Network and Active and Healthy website, Neuroscience Research Australia