On Thursday 28th November 2019, the Australia and New Zealand Fall Prevention Society in conjunction with the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health held the seminar – “Exercise for falls prevention: How can we have a greater impact on policy and practice?”
The seminar 85 attendees heard presentations overviewing the current evidence supporting exercise for fall prevention and learnt about systems approaches that acknowledge the complexity of influences on behaviour and outcomes and help us target aspects to change. We were then inspired by examples of policies and programs that have implemented evidence-based interventions in fall prevention and related fields. Three of the presenters even presented remotely without a hitch. All presenters have generously made their presentations available (click links below).
- Professor Cathie Sherrington: Exercise to prevent falls: evidence update
- Professor Dafna Merom: Participation of older Australians in evidence-based Fall Prevention Exercise
- Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann: Do physical activity guidelines include fall prevention?
- Professor Bill Belllew: Understanding how things could change – System approaches in public health
- Associate Professor Andrew Milat: How can research influence policy
- Ms Genevieve Nolan: Working with community exercise providers: The Victorian Active Ageing Partnership
- Dr Lindy Reece: Role of the Sport & Recreation sector in promoting Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing in Older Adults
- Professor Jacqui Close: Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry
- Mr Matthew Jennings: LHD & System Perspective – Exercise For Falls Prevention
- Professor Jenny Allison: Can we influence funders? The MBS item number journey for management of chronic lung disease through pulmonary rehabilitation