Category Archives: 9th Biennial Conference

9th Biennial Conference Registrations Open

 9th Biennial ANZFPS Conference Update
Registrations are now open for our Virtual Conference on 1st – 3rd December 2021. 

Our virtual conference registration prices are:

  • Full (early-bird): NZD $130
  • Student/Concession (early-bird): NZD $80
  • Full (standard): NZD $180
  • Student/Concession (standard): NZD $130
Early-bird registration prices are available until 10th September 2021.

You can get a taste of what our virtual conferencing platform will look like here. The state-of-the-art virtual conferencing platform will include networking, poster sessions, discussion forums, and live Q&As.

Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions are open and the deadline has been extended to 5 July 2021, 9.30 AM NZT. Oral, 5×5 and E-Poster presentations will be featured in the following sector-specific themes:

  • Aged Residential Care
  • Community living
  • Acute and rehabilitation – hospital
Abstracts are eligible for awards in the following categories:
  • Best Scientific Oral
  • Best Program Implementation / Service Delivery / Policy Oral
  • Best Student Oral
  • Best Poster
  • Best Oral Relevant to Māori
  • Best Oral Relevant to Aboriginal Australians
Find out all the details and submit your abstract here.

Auckland Workshops
A day of face-to-face workshops will be held at the University of Auckland on the 29th November 2021 and registrations are now open. There are 3 workshops in the morning and 3 workshops in the afternoon to choose from – join us in the morning or afternoon, or stay all day! All workshops are three hours of teaching, plus a break for morning or afternoon tea. You can find out all the information on the workshops here.

Morning Workshops 9:00 – 12:30
1. Steady As You Go: A Peer-Led Model
2. A National Systems Approach to Falls and Fracture Prevention in New Zealand
3. Falls Prevention in ARC: Best Practice and New Things

Afternoon Workshops 1:30 – 5.00
4. Falls Prevention Exercise for Community Settings. Getting Them Going and Doing the Right Thing
5. Managing People with Osteoarthritis. Getting the Basics Right
6. Building Blocks for Designing Exercise Programmes for Older People That Make a Difference

Sydney Workshop
Save the date for a pre-conference workshop to be held in Sydney. The workshop will be a hybrid model with a half-day of online lectures (done in your own time) and a half-day face-to-face workshop. More details will be made available soon.

Exercise to Prevent Falls in Older People
Saturday 27th November 1 – 4PM
Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick NSW

ANZFPS 9th Biennial Conference moves online

The ANZFPS is pleased to announce that the 9th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference is going online!

Our new conference dates are 1 – 3 December 2021 (NZDT).

We have engaged a state-of-the-art virtual conferencing platform that will bring everything you’ve come to expect from ANZFPS conferences. You’ll be able to network with fellow delegates, participate in discussion groups, live Q&As and more.

Our theme remains ‘Live Stronger For Longer’; a call to action to stay healthy and active in later life.

For those that love to gather, face to face pre-conference workshops will be held on 29th November in Auckland and in other locations in Australia with dates and locations to be confirmed.

As planning continues, we will communicate all updates via our conference website and you can sign up to receive email updates here.

ANZFPS 9th Biennial Conference 2020 has been postponed to 1-3 December 2021

With the ever-evolving Covid-19 situation, ANZFPS made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 conference.

We are pleased to announce that we will continue to host the conference in Auckland in the same venue – the University of Auckland’s Owen G Glenn building.

Save the date for:

1-3 December 2021

We will be keeping the submission portal open and any abstract that has already been submitted will be considered for the 2021 conference.

If you would like to withdraw your submission, please email

We hope you’ll be able to join us in December!