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The NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network falls forum provides an opportunity to learn about the latest on fall prevention and healthy ageing. Listen to experts in their field provide an overview of fall prevention following a stroke, healthy ageing, policy and practice and an update on the research.

In-person tickets will also include access to the live-stream on the day in the event you cannot attend. Live stream includes all plenary sessions, the afternoon split sessions and the new research findings afternoon session.

Plenary Speakers Include:

  • Pam Albany Guest Lecture: Professor Anne Tiedemann, Robinson Fellow, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney
    School of Public Health
  • Associate Professor Frances Batchelor, Principal Research Fellow, Director of Clinical Gerontology, Research Lead Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration, NARI
  • Scientia Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow; Centre Director, Falls Balance and Injury Research Centre, NeuRA
  • Professor Cathie Sherrington, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and School of Public Health, University of Sydney/ Sydney Local Health District
    A panel discussion on translating research into practice including clinicians, policy makers and researchers including audience Q&A will be held.
  • Professor Kim Delbaere, Senior Principal Research Scientist, NeuRA; Director of Innovation & Translation, Falls, Balance & Injury Research Centre; School of Population Health, UNSW

Afternoon workshops include:

Best practice fall prevention programs within the hospitals
A range of presentations focusing on quality improvement in the hospital system to prevent falls will be given. This session aims to show how falls can be prevented in the hospital and highlight key issues that have arisen within different hospitals across the state. This will be followed by a Q&A discussion panel with each of the presenters.

Exercise prescription, demonstration and discussion
This session will provide an exercise demonstration and overview of prescription of exercise for older people in the community. During this interactive workshop, attendees will engage in activities to develop practical skills for designing and delivering exercise programs for fall prevention.

Residential and Community Aged Care in the AN-ACC era
The introduction of the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) in October 2022 brought large changes for allied health use in Aged Care. This session will highlight exercise programs and other strategies implemented by Residential and Community Aged Care providers to help their clients stay healthy and active.

New Research Findings

A session showcasing the latest research findings for fall prevention from higher degree researchers. This will be followed by a Q&A discussion panel with each of the presenters.

 

Call for Abstracts for Best Practice Initiatives

We are seeking abstracts for a showcase of falls best-practice initiatives in hospitals and residential and communtiy aged care settings.

Types of presentations:
1. Oral – 12minute presentation followed by Q&A

Please complete the attached Best Practice Initiative application and return by March 31, 2023 to fallsnetwork@neura.edu.au.

All submissions will be reviewed.

Call for Abstracts for Presentations of Research Findings by Higher Degree Researchers (PhD candidates, Masters and Honours Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers).

We are seeking abstracts for a showcase of new research findings in fall prevention or healthy ageing.

Types of presentations:
1. Oral – 10minute presentation followed by Q&A

Please complete the attached Presentation of Research Findings application and return by March 31, 2023 to fallsnetwork@neura.edu.au.

All submissions will be reviewed.

Tickets are available now, REGISTER HERE

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