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Call for bids to host ANZFPS 2022 conference

In accordance with bylaws of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society (ANZFPS), bids for hosting the 2022 ANZFPS biennial conference are now open. If you attended the ANZFPS conference in Hobart in 2018 you are deemed an ANZFPS member and are eligible to make a bid. If you wish to do so, send your bid to the ANZFPS Secretary Anna Hatton at

For more information on the bid process, please email either the Secretary Anna Hatton or President Cathie Sherrington

Reminder: The 2020 ANZFPS conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Statistics Webinar

Estimating the effect of treatment on people who comply with allocated treatment in randomised controlled trial

Presented by the Australian and New Zealand Fall Prevention Society Early Career Researcher Sub-Committee

When: Wednesday 25th September

Time: 1230 – 1330

Where: Zoom webinar (registration details below or for local participants: Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Barker St, Randwick, NSW, John and Betty Lynch Seminar Room, Level 3; if you plan on attending at NeuRA please RSVP to


Register in advance for this webinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Topic: Estimating the effect of treatment on people who comply with allocated treatment in randomised controlled trial using CACE (Complier Average Causal Effect)

Presenters: Professor Rob Herbert and Dr Nicola Fairhall. Prof Rob Herbert will provide a brief background on what it means to be a complier, the complier average causal effect (CACE), assumptions needed to estimate the CACE, and approaches to estimating the CACE. Dr Nicola Fairhall will discuss the practical application of CACE analysis using an example from one of her randomised controlled trials.


Prof Rob Herbert

Professor Rob Herbert is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia. He initially trained as a physiotherapist and has an interest in clinical research, particularly randomised trials of physical interventions for motor impairment. He is a Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy which maintains the PEDro database (, a unique database of randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.


Dr Nicola Fairhall

Nicola is a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health research theme within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. Nicola worked as physiotherapist for twelve years before completing her PhD in 2013. Her research currently focuses on improving functioning in older people, particularly those who are frail.




Australian Clinical Trials Alliance






The ANZFPS is now an Affiliate Member of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance, joining the collective voice in Australia for investigator initiated clinical trials and the clinical registries sector. Member benefits include:

  • Have an active role in helping to ensure that the public good trials and registries sector has a strong and effective ‘collective voice’ at the national level.
  • Help to shape healthcare and research policy that directly impacts your research.
  • A ‘seat at the table’ to ensure that your group is well represented and has the opportunity to influence and help drive ACTA’s advocacy for the sector.
  • Ability to contribute to ACTA Roundtables/Working Groups/Standing Committees to ensure that issues impacting your field of research are communicated effectively to governments and key stakeholders.
  • Active promotion of the activities and achievements of your research group through ACTA publications, member profiles on the ACTA website and news listings on major publications and trial results.
  • Get connected: receive policy alerts & enewsletters, provide comments to inform ACTA submissions and rapid responses, and receive invitations to member forums/events.
  • Discounted registration to all ACTA conferences and events (for organisational members this is extended to all members of your organisation/group).

Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference

The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 14th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia, 25 – 27 November 2019.

With a theme of Pushing the Boundaries, this conference will challenge the traditional injury prevention paradigms to examine future disruptions and opportunities for injury prevention. This will be explored through innovative technologies and changing digital societies, and new multisectoral strategies for partnerships across government portfolios, clinicians, practitioners, industry, researchers and community.

GrassRoots Falls Festival

The 3rd GrassRoots Falls Festival  will be held 19-20 September 2019 on the Fremantle Esplanade, WA. Abstract submissions are now open.

The festival, themed “People, Partners and Purpose 2020 & Beyond”, provides an opportunity for health professionals and other staff across all settings, managers, educators, policy makers, and others with an interest in reducing the risk of falling among older people to enjoy sharing the latest ideas and innovative approaches in practice, research and falls prevention at the GrassRoots level. The festival focus is to support the broad falls prevention community to access current research, practice innovations, cutting edge work in falls prevention and management and other exciting GrassRoots falls prevention initiatives that are happening in Australia and overseas. The program will feature presentations from across the residential aged care, hospital and community settings.