NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum

Focus: Moving right to stay upright

Plenary Speakers

Pam Albany Guest Lecture: Associate Professor Kim Delbaere, NeuRA: Fear of falling
Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow NeuRA: Falls prevention research update
Associate Professor Gideon Caplan, Specialist Geriatrician, POWH: Delirium and falls prevention
Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Lead, NSW Falls Prevention Program, CEC: Update of NSW initiatives
Ms Niccola Follett, Falls Prevention Coordinator, Southern NSW LHD: Patient story – Mrs Dean


Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Showcasing best practice falls prevention strategies from acute/subacute care and community programs and communication initiatives.


Concluding Session: New Research Update

Dr Yoshi Okubro, JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Research Abroad, NeuRA: Step training study
Dr Daina Sturnieks, Senior Research Officer, NeuRA: The effects of fatigue on balance, gait and fall risk
Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health: Education of health professionals on exercise interventions for preventing falls



Cost: $70 per person (includes arrival tea/coffee, morning tea and light lunch)

Venue: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St, Sydney