NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum 2019

Focus: Active Ageing

Date: Friday 31 May 2019

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney

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

Plenary Speakers

Pam Albany Guest Lecture: Professor Keith Hill, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, WA:

Balancing acts – Gaps and opportunities for falls prevention into the 2020’s

Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre (FBIRC) NeuRA: Falls prevention research update

A/Professor Kim Delbaere, Principal Research Scientist, FBIRC NeuRA; Standing Tall RCT results

Dr Morag Taylor, NHMRC- ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, FBIRC, NeuRA: Falls prevention in dementia

Dr Jennie Hewitt, Clinical Education Coordinator, University Centre for Rural Health: Exercise in residential aged care

Afternoon Concurrent Workshop Sessions (select one session when registering)

Leading Better Value Care: Falls in Hospital – Facilitated by Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Lead, NSW Fall Prevention Program, Clincal Excellence Commission

Exercise Interventions – Facilitated by Dr Daina Sturnieks, Senior Research Scientist, FBIRC, NeuRA and Dr Jennie Hewitt, Clinical Education Coordinator, University Centre for Rural Health

Mental health and falls prevention – Facilitated by Ms Mandy Meehan, Team Leader, Ryde Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People (SMHSOP)



Registration Closed


For further details: https://fallsnetwork.neura.edu.au
Registrations close: 24th May or when fully booked Enquiries to Esther Vance
(02) 9399 1063