2014 Events

Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society

6th Biennial Australasian Falls Prevention Conference, Sydney

View Plenary Presentations

NSW Falls Prevention Network MLHD Rural Forum Friday 17 October 2014

Wagga Falls Forum Program

Presentations

Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader NSW Falls Prevention Program Clinical Excellence Commission
State initiatives – driving change

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

Mr Gerard Meredith & Ms Claire Lawson, Wagga Wagga Health Service
Gerard’s Story

Dr Kim Delbaere, Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)
Understanding and managing fear of falling in older adults

Dr Jasmine Menant, Research Officer, Falls and Balance Research group, NeuRA
Falls prevention research update

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

Mr Phil Major, Acting Health Service Manager, Narrandera and Junee Health Service & Mr Nazmul Ahasan, Falls Prevention Coordinator MLHD
Falls prevention in MLHD – an update

Ms Belinda Scott, CNC Dementia, Nursing & Midwifery Directorate MLHD
Falls & Dementia

Mr Craig McColm, Deputy Nurse Manager, Leeton Health Service
Leeton fall prevention initiatives

Ms Carly Stepping On Coordinator, MLHD
Stepping On Program and the Aboriginal Population – Supporting Local Partnerships

NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum, Friday 23 May 2014

Forum Program

Plenary Session presentations now available on CD/DVD to NSW Health and affiliated organisations staff. Send an email to e.vance@neura.edu.au with your name, position, facility or organisation, postal address, CD or DVD format and how you will use the resource (e.g share with colleagues, staff education, personal use).

Presentations

Plenary Session 1

Pam Albany Guest Lecture: Professor Jacqueline Close, Prince of Wales Hospital and Neuroscience Research Australia
Falls & injury prevention – reflections and projections

Professor Stephen Lord, Neuroscience Research Australia
Falls prevention research update – the roles of cognition, dual tasking and obesity in increasing fall risk and new exercise interventions

Plenary Session 2

Associate Professor Colleen Canning, The University of Sydney
Parkinson’s disease and falls prevention

Professor Cathie Sherrington, The George Institute for Global Health
Exercise prescription for falls prevention

Ms Lorraine Lovitt, NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission
State initiatives – driving change

Ms Joanne Rowley, Coffs Harbour Health Campus
How did id happen? The patient’s perspective

Community Initiatives

Ms Amanda Doring, Heartmoves National Training Coordinator, YMCA Australia
Heartmoves falls prevention training and Heartmoves Program

Ms Judy Coates, HACC & Disabilities, Hunter New England LHD
G.A.N.E. – innovative and flexible

Nadia Williams, Royal Rehab Centre Ryde, and Mandy Meehan, Ryde SMHSOP
Stepping on with recovery

Christine Duffy, Rural and Remote Aged Care Services, and Shelley Moor, Falls Prevention Coordinator, Western NSW and Far West LHD
Aged Care Essentials

Glade Vyslysel, Westlakes Community Rehabilitation Team, Hunter New England LHD
Getting on your feet

Hospital Initiatives

Kelli Flowers and Meghan Spiteri, Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney LHD
Modifying the ward environment and falls champion

Zelka Popovic and Clare Drew, Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney LHD
5p’s proactive rounding

Kriatine Grainger, Macquarie Hospital, Northern Sydney LHD
Exercise interventions: key to falls prevention

Kylie Wright, Liverpool Hospital, South Western NSW LHD
Falls prevention strategies among acute Neurosurgical and Aged Care inpatients

Ann Bodill & Simone Smith, Wauchope District Hospital, Mid North Coast LHD
Aboriginal Allied Health Cadet Program

Jospehine Julian, Sutherland Hospital, South Eastern Sydney LHD
Referrals to falls prevention services in the emergency department

Concluding Session

Dr Nicola Fairhall, The University of Sydney
Focusing on the falling frail

Dr Lisa Keay, The George Institute for Global health and Lisa Middlemiss, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
A pilot study of the LiFE program for older people with vision impairment

Ms Judy Coates, HACC & Disabilities, Hunter New England LHD
The process of enablement, participation and engagement in falls prevention

 

NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural Forum

Friday 28th February 2014, 10 am – 3 pm

Coffs Harbour Health Campus Education Room ED016

Presentations

Professor Stephen Lord, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)
Falls prevention research update

A/Professor Jacqueline Close, Prince of Wales Hospital and NeuRA
 
Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader, NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission
 
Dr Esther Vance, NSW Falls Prevention Network & Active and Healthy website, NeuRA
 
Ms Anthea Temple, Aged Health Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation
 
Church-Based Social Marketing Motivates Older Adults to Take Balance Classes  for Fall Prevention

Speaker: Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Community & Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver.

The CDROM recording of this presentation is available by sending an email to e.vance@neura.edu.au, with your position title, organisation, mailing address and how you will use the CDROM.