2018 Events

NSW FALLS PREVENTION NETWORK FORUM 2018

FRIDAY 11TH MAY, WESLEY CONFERENCE CENTRE

FINAL PROGRAM

WEB-STREAM RECORDING

EVALUATION FORM

PRESENTATIONS

PLENARY 1 PRESENTATIONS

Pam Albany Guest Lecture
Professor Ian Cameron, John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation, Kolling Institute, The University of Sydney
Frailty and falls
FIT Trial paper
Cameron video

Professor Cathie Sherrington, Head, Ageing and Physical Disability Program, Musculoskeletal Health Sydney, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Falls prevention research update
Sherrington video

Plenary 1 Questions and Answers video

PLENARY 2 PRESENTATIONS

Professor Susan Kurrle, Curran Professor of Health Care for Older People, Director NHMRC Partnerships Centre on Cognitive Decline, Hirnsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
Sarcopaenia, nutrition and falls
Kurrle video

Associate Professor Vasi Naganathan, Consultant Geriatrician, Concord Hospital, Centre fro Education and Research on Ageing, The University of Sydney
Falls in Older Men
Naganathan video

Ms Anne Kalra, Team Leader, Health and Wellbeing Independent Living, Uniting Retirement Villages NSW & ACT
Falls – not a normal part of ageing: building sustainability into strength and balance programs
Kalra video

Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Lead NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission
Leading Better Value Care – Falls in Hospital
Lovitt video

Plenary 2 Question and Answer video

ACUTE/SUB-ACUTE CARE INITIATIVES

Ms Penny Claxton, NUM, Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals, South Western Sydney LHD
Nursing Executive Leader falls review

Ms Tracy Heath, NUM & Ms Jennifer Phillips, A/CNE, Campbelltown Hospital, South Western Sydney LHD
Pre-fall Safety Huddles

Ms Cathy Taylor, NUM, Rankin Park Centre, John Hunter Hospital, Hunter New England LHD
Falls reduction in a subacute rehabilitation ward: our 5 year journey

Mr Duncan McKechnie, CNC, Brain Injury Centre, Royal Rehabilitation, Northern Sydney LHD
Development of the Sydney Falls Risk Screening Tool: Phase 2

Ms Megan Swann, Occupational Therapist, Prince of Wales Hospital, South Eastern Sydney LHD
POWH Falls Pathway for Older People

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann, Career Development Fellow, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Long-term falls prevention behaviour after participation in the Stepping On program
Tiedemann video

Ms Lisa Dillon & Ms Metaxia Tsoukatos, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Delivering an exercise-based falls prevention program to people aged 50+ with vision impairment
Dillon & Tsoukatos video

Mr Theeban Rubasingham & Mr Ahilan St George, Directors & Co-Founders, Vitality Club
Community programs and minimising frailty in older people
Rubasingham & St George video

Ms Kim Nicholson, Physiotherapist, Anglicare
Community programs utilising Commonwealth funding
Nicholson video

Ms Josephine Mortimer, Occupational Therapist, CORE Community Services
Using the FROP-Com screen as a tool to inform and evaluate goals of OT intervention within a Home Modification Service
Mortimer video

COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL CARE INITIATIVES

Ms Jan Locke, Volunteer Exercise Leader & Ms Carly Barnes, Physical Activity Program Leader, Murrumbidgee LHD
Community Exercise Programs – A volunteer’s perspective (unavailable as video only)

Ms Geraldine Wallbank, Postgraduate Student, Musculloskeletal Health Sydney, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Active Women over 50

Ms Jenny Preece, Network Manager, Rural Health Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Residents living well in MPS – not hospital but home

Ms Jenny Hewitt, Positive Living Coordinator, Feros Care, PhD Candidate, The University of Sydney
Exercise for the prevention of falls in residential aged care – the results of the Sunbeam Trial

Ms Carla Sunner, CNS ASET, John Hunter Hospital Emergency Department, Hunter New England LHD
Telehealth with RACFs: Closing the gap with acute and community

NEW RESEARCH FINDINGS

Ms Erika Pliner, Visiting Research Assistant, PhD Candidate, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre NeuRA
Investigating mechanisms of fall risk during everyday tasks on ladders
Pliner video

Professor Cathie Sherrington,Head, Ageing and Physical Disability Program, Musculoskeletal Health Sydney, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Safely improving mobility in high risk groups: results of the RESTORE and AMOUNT Trials
Sherrington video

Ms Sallie Cairnduff, Senior Project Manager, The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW Sydney
The Ironbark Trial: a cluster randomised control trial of a fall prevention program for older Aboriginal people
Cairnduff video

NSW FALLS PREVENTION NETWORK RURAL FORUM

THURSDAY 8TH MARCH, Charles Sturt University, Convention Centre, Wagga Wagga
Flyer
Final Program

Presentation PDFs

Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Lead, NSW Falls Prevention program, Clinical Excellence Commission
Leading Better Value Care – Falls in Hospital

Professor Paul Finucane,Senior Staff Specialist Geriatrician, MLHD
Dementia, Delirium and falls

Ms Danielle Kennedy, Aged Care Nurse Practitioner, MLHD
Minimising the falls risk in the cognitively impaired

Ms Sheree Morris, Acting Dietitian in Charge, Wagga Wagga Health Service
Nutrition and falls

Associate Professor Kim Delbaere, Principal Research Scientist, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre, NeuRA
How feeling confident on your feet reduces falls

Dr Jasmine Menant, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre, NeuRA
Falls prevention research update

Ms Annie Williams, Manager, Innovation, LBVC & Clinical Redesign, MLHD
LBVC Program management in MLHD

Dr Kristy Robson, Lecturer in Podiatry, Charles Sturt University and Mr Nazmul Ahasan, Falls Prevention Coordinator, Murrumbidgee LHD
Stepping On in the MLHD: Is it a gateway for older people to increase confidence and motivation for long term physical activity

 

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