2019 Events

NSW Falls Network Forum

Friday 31 May 2019

Wesley Conference Centre Sydney

Final Program
Web-streaming Recordings:
Plenary 1
Plenary 2



Welcome: The Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, NSW Government


Plenary Session 1

Balancing acts –Gaps and opportunities for falls prevention in the 2020s – Professor Keith Hill, Head of School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Science, Curtin University, Perth

Hill video

Fall prevention in older people: an update of the evidenceProfessor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow and Director, Falls Balance and Injury Research Centre, NeuRA, Sydney

Lord video

Plenary Session 2

The Standing Tall RCT results: using mobile technology to deliver an unsupervised balance exercise program – (unavailable) Associate Professor Kim Delbaere, Principal Research Scientist, Director, Innovation and Translation, Falls Balance and Injury Research Centre, NeuRA, Sydney

Delbaere video

Falls prevention in dementia – Dr Morag Taylor, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre, NeuRA, Sydney 

Taylor video


Exercise for falls prevention in residential aged care: evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness outcomes from the SUNBEAM trial – Dr Jennie Hewitt, Clinical Education Coordinator, Centre for Rural Health, Murwillumbah

Hewitt video


Lifetime Achievement award presentation


Workshop Presentations

A. Leading better value Care Falls in Hospital

Facilitators: Mr Malcolm Green, Senior Manager Adult Patient Safety Program, and Ms Ingrid Hutchinson, Project Officer, NSW Falls Prevention Program, CEC

Leading Better Value care – reducing harm from falls in hospital

MNC LHD – Leading Better Value Care 

Sydney LHD – Storyboard on improved healthcare journey


B. Exercise Interventions

Facilitators: Dr Daina Sturnieks, Senior Research Scientist, FBIRC, NeuRA and Conjoint lecturer, UNSW and Dr Jennie Hewitt, Clinical Education Coordinator, Centre for Rural Health, Murwillumbah

Exercise Workshop presentation

Exercise Workshop Video 1 – Introduction and Otago

Exercise Workshop Video 2 – Tai Chi       

Exercise Workshop Video 3 – Group Exercise

Exercise Workshop Video 4 – RACF exercise programs


C. Mental Health and Falls Prevention

Facilitators: Ms Mandy Meehan, Team Leader, Ryde Older people’s Mental Health Service (OPMHS) and Ms Emma Underwood, CNC, OPMHS, NSLHD-MHDA

Older people, mental health and falls

Implementing Post Fall Huddles while changing a culture towards Falls Prevention

We Will Catch You! Mental Health Falls Prevention Program

Stepping On with recovery: An update

Case Study


Panel Discussion Session

Panel Discussion Session Video

Follow-up Q & A Part 1

Follow-up Q & A Part 2


April Falls 2019

Theme: Frailty and Falls

April Falls Day® Resources 

April Falls Webinars:

3rd April 2- 3 pm (AEDT) Prof Anne-Marie Hill – The importance of mobilising frail older people in hospital to prevent further deconditioning PDF of Slides

Hill April Falls webinar recording as MP4

10th April 2-3 pm (AEDT) Prof Susan Kurrle – Recognising the signs of frailty and deciding what do about them – PDF of Slides

Kurrle April Falls webinar recording as MP4


Wednesday 20th February, 1.00 – 1.40 pm

Professor Anne-Marie Hill, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University WA

Topic: Effective communication and education with patients, families and carers on falls prevention and keeping older people safe in our care

Presentation slides as PDF

Recorded presentation as MP4