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Australian Falls Guideline Recommendations and Good Practice Points – Now Available for Consultation

Dear ANZ Falls Prevention Society Members,

We are pleased to announce that the draft Recommendations and Good Practice Points from the Australian Fall Prevention Guidelines, prepared for the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care, are now available for consultation here.

Please send any feedback you may have to this email: anzfallsprevention@neura.edu.au by the 25th February 2024 c.o.b.

An interview with Dr Sue Dyer: Invited Speaker 2023 Joint Conference of the ANZ Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress

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

An interview with Dr Hannah Seymour: Keynote Speaker 2023 Joint Conference of the ANZ Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress

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.

An interview with Dr Sandra Luliano: Keynote Speaker 2023 Joint Conference of the ANZ Falls Prevention Society & World Falls Congress

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. 

AZNZFPS featured in first issue of Aged Care Australia

The Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society was featured in the first edition of Aged Care Australia magazine. The article talks about the cost of falls in older adults.

Aged Care Australia is a bi-annual magazine and this issue is dedicated to raising awareness of current issues and interests.

You can read the magazine online and check out our article on page 46.