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Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia will host the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference at The Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, 13 – 15 November 2017.

Announcing the ANZFPS and Motor Impairment Program Grant Balance Symposium

In collaboration with the NHMRC Program Grant into Motor Impairment (Led by Profs Lord, Gandevia, Herbert, Taylor), the ANZFPS are organising a focused symposium to showcase recent mechanistic and experimental studies to improve our understanding of balance control and falls in ageing and clinical groups. This meeting will be held at NeuRA in Sydney on Monday 4th December 2017. Stay tuned for more details to come.

Focus on falls in people with Parkinson’s disease and cognitive impairment

Falls are a major problem in the senior community with 1 in 3 people aged 65+ falling at least once a year and this risk increases as they age. This rate almost doubles for seniors living with Parkinson’s disease and cognitive impairment (60%), making falls the leading cause of injury-related disability and death in this age bracket.
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A blog posted at NeuRA written by Professor Stephen Lord. Published 22 August 2017