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World Guidelines for Falls Prevention

The “World Guidelines for Falls Prevention and Management for Older Adults: A Global Initiative” have just been published in Age & Ageing. The guidelines consist of a set of evidence- and expert consensus-based falls prevention and management recommendations applicable to older adults for use by healthcare and other professionals. 

Check out this link to access the article:

Seminar 1 from the Centre of Research Excellence in the Prevention of Fall-related Injuries (CRE-PFI)

Wednesday 16th March 2022 (12pm-1pm Sydney time).

Professor Terry Haines, Monash University
“The Stepped-Wedge, Cluster-Randomized Trial: Enabling Change while Generating Evidence”

Zoom link (12-1pm)

Prof Terry Haines, CRE Chief Investigator
Head of School, School of Primary and Allied Health Care at Monash University. This follows his previous appointment as Director of Monash Health & Monash University Allied Health Research Unit, Monash Health. He has pursued work in the areas of falls prevention, implementation science and translation of evidence into policy and practice.

14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion – Safety 2022

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.

For more information and to register click here.

Call for Abstracts – NOW OPEN

Call for abstracts for the hybrid Safety 2022 Conference are now open, for more information CLICK HERE

CRE – Prevention of Falls Injuries

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence – Prevention of Falls Injuries is holding a special online event to launch the CRE.

Join the CRE for multidisciplinary evidence-based perspectives on what more needs to be done to prevent falls. Speakers include Prof Stephen Lord (Chair), Hon Pru Goward, Prof Cathie Sherrington, Prof Jacqui CLose, Prof Vasi Naganathan, Prof Maria Crotty, Prof Julie Byles and Mr Matt Jennings.

Date: Friday 26th March 2021

Time: 9 – 10am AEDT

Click here to register

CRE Launch Webinar Friday 26th March 2021 9-10am AEDT

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!

The Research Power Hour: Professor Sallie Lamb

The Research Power Hour:

Professor Sallie Lamb

When: Thursday 17th December 2020
Time: 0800 – 0900 AEDT
Where: Zoom webinar

To register your attendance please click here.

The webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees on Monday 14th December 2020. Please note that you can register even if unable to attend on the day to receive a link to the recording of the webinar.

The Prevention of Fall Injury Trial was a large (n=9803) UK study that sought to prevent fractures in older adults with falls risk screening and multifactorial and exercise interventions. The study was recently published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

The Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and the ANZ Falls Prevention Society jointly invite you to join trial author Professor Sallie Lamb, and an expert panel to discuss the results and finer details of this impressive trial and take questions from the audience. Our expert panel will include Professor Cathie Sherrington, Professor Vasikaran Naganathan and Professor Stephen Lord.

Professor Lamb is the Mireille Gillings Professor for Health Innovation at the University of Exeter. She is also an Honorary Departmental Professor at the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She has a background as a physiotherapist.

A link to the study abstract is provided here.