In the lead up to the 2023 Joint Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress, we chat with Dr Sue Dyer, one of the invited speakers. Sue is a Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University. She has worked as a researcher in both the public and private sector, with expertise in evidence-based medicine methodologies including health technology assessment, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and guideline development, particularly within the fields of geriatrics and diagnostic technologies.
Sue will be presenting on falls prevention in residential aged care: updated meta-analyses with novel analyses for complex interventions
In the lead up to the 2023 Joint Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress, we chat with Dr Hannah Seymour, one of the invited speakers. Hannah is the Medical Lead of the Electronic Medical Record Program Team, as well as a Consultant Geriatrician at the Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group. Hannah has worked in Acute Orthogeriatrics at Fiona Stanley Hospital since 2015 where she shares the care of older people with orthopaedic surgeons.
Hannah will be presenting at the conference on how technology can help us in caring for older people at risk of falls and fractures.
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.
In the lead up to the 2023 Joint Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress, we chat with Dr Sandra Luliano, one of the keynote speakers. A Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Sandra recently completed a trial in 60 residential aged care homes. Her randomised controlled trial investigated the effect of of supplementing the daily diet of older residents with additional dairy foods, on falls and fractures.
In the lead up to the 2023 Joint Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress we continue our series of interviews with the keynote speakers to get to know them and their research interests. Today we speak to Professor Stephen Lord. Steve is a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales and Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia. His research interest involves the identification of neuropsychological, sensorimotor and balance risk factors for falls and the development and evaluation of fall prevention strategies. He will be presenting an overview of the updated Australian Fall Prevention Guidelines which will be launched at the conference.
In the lead up to the 2023 Joint Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress, we are launching a series of interviews with some of the keynote speakers to get to know them and their research interests. Today we chat with Prof Anne Tiedemann. A Robinson Fellow at the University of Sydney, Anne recently completed the first trial internationally to evaluate the effect of yoga on falls in people aged 60 years and older. Her research develops and evaluates scalable physical activity-based strategies to promote health and prevent falls in middle to older age.
The 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion will be held from 27-30 November 2022 in Adelaide, Australia. Hosted by the Public Health Association of Australia and Co-Sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Safety 2022 aims to bring together the global injury prevention community to continue the successful world conferences highlighting the important research, work and advocacy in injury prevention and safety promotion.
ANZFPS will be holding some face-to-face workshops on Monday 29 November 2021 at the University of Auckland prior to the virtual conference. All workshops are three hours of teaching plus a break for morning or afternoon tea.