Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society (ANZFPS). The ANZFPS was formed in 2006 to promote the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people. The society achieves this purpose by:
- holding regular meetings to present and discuss the latest research and clinical findings relating to the falls risk factors and falls prevention strategies;
- facilitating student participation at ANZFPS meetings through travel grants, low registration fees and presentation awards, and;
- providing members with email notifications about upcoming ANZFPS meetings and other occasional email updates. You can read our newsletters here.
The ANZFPS acknowledges the traditional owners of the unceded lands of Australia upon which we live and work and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.
The ANZFPS acknowledges tangata and mana whenua across Aotearoa New Zealand, tēnā koutou katoa.
Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society and World Falls Congress 2023 Joint Conference
The 10th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference (ANZFP) will for the first time be run as a joint conference with the World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability at the Perth Convention Centre, from the 26-28 November 2023. Up to 400 delegates are expected to attend the conference from throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas.
Late breaking abstract submissions are now being accepted (submission deadline Friday 15th September). The opportunity exists for a limited number of oral presentations in a session dedicated to new information or important findings not fully available before the general abstract submission deadline. Late-breaking poster submissions will also be considered.
Early bird tickets are still available until Friday the 15th September. For more information visit the website:
10th Biennial ANZFPS Conference 26-28 November 2023
ANZFPS Report: “The rising cost of falls; why investing in prevention can’t wait”
On Thursday 24 November, the Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society (ANZFPS) launched the report ‘Why investing in falls prevention across Australia can’t wait’ at NeuRA. The report highlights the growing issue of falls in Australia and calls for the development of a five-year National Falls Prevention Strategy accompanied by a long-term funding strategy to support its implementation, oversight, ongoing monitoring, and review. More information on the proposed recommendations can be found in the report below.
Download the report here
Australia & New-Zealand Falls Prevention Society: Who are we?
|PRESIDENT||Professor Kim Delbaere, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|VICE PRESIDENT||Dr Daina Sturnieks, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|TREASURER||Professor Stephen Lord, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|SECRETARY||Dr Anna Hatton, The University of Queensland|
|COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER||Dr Jasmine Menant, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|STUDENT MEMBER||Ms Charlotte McLennan, The University of Sydney|
|PAST PRESIDENT||Professor Cathie Sherrington, The University of Sydney|
|2021 PAST CONFERENCE HOST||Professor Ngaire Kerse, The University of Auckland and Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well|
|2022 UPCOMING CONFERENCE HOST||Professor Anne-Marie Hill, Curtin University|
|GENERAL MEMBER - NEW ZEALAND||Professor Debra Waters, University of Otago|
|GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIA||Dr Morag Taylor, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIA||Associate Professor Lynette Mackenzie, The University of Sydney|
|GENERAL MEMBER AUSTRALIA||Professor Anne Tiedemann, The University of Sydney|
|GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIA||Dr Melanie Farlie, Monash University|
|Early Career Researcher||Morag Taylor, Melanie Farlie, Daniel Treacy|
|Advocacy & Research Collaboration||Cathie Sherrington|
|Falls Best Practice Guidelines Update||Jasmine Menant|
To contact us you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download the ANZFPS-Bylaws-2023