7th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference 2016


Preliminary Program

Sunday 27th November 2016
1.30pm - 4.30pm

Pre Conference Workshops (Optional Extra)

A. Using education interventions in falls research: a framework for evidence based education design
A/Prof Debra Kiegaldie, Melanie Farlie

B. Fall prevention for older Aboriginal people: lessons from the Ironbark Aboriginal Fall Prevention Project
Julieann Coombes, Norma Jean Turner, Prof Rebecca Ivers and Caroline Lukaszyk

C. Practical exercise prescription and implementation to prevent falls in older adults
Prof Cathie Sherrington, A/Prof Anna Barker, A/Prof Anne Tiedemann and Dr Nicola Fairhall

D. Put ideas into action through co-creation with older people – a stimulating challenge in clinical work and research
Prof Marlene Sandlund and Prof Lillemor Lundin-Olsson

4.30pm - 5.00pm Student Welcome with the Conference Convenor
5.00pm - 7.00pm Registration & Welcome Reception
PROGRAM - Day 1: Monday 28th November 2016
8.00am Registration
Chair:Session 1: Plenary
8.55am Ministerial Welcome
The Hon. Mary Wooldridge, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council; Leader of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council; Shadow Minister for Health
9.10am Welcome from the President
Professor Cathie Sherrington, President, Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society


International Keynote Speaker: Preventing hospital falls: balancing vigilance, autonomy, cost and gravity
Professor Ronald Shorr
, Director, Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center, Malcom Randall VAMC; Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida, USA
10.00am MOVE: Physical activity and falls in older people during inpatient rehabilitation
Dr Cathy Said
, Director Physiotherapy Research, Austin Health; Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne; Adjunct Associate Professor, La Trobe University, VIC
10.30am Gold Sponsor Address
Martin Burns, General Manager Healthcare, Dimension Data
10.40am Tribute to Prof John Campbell
Professor Stephen Lord and Professor Ngaire Kerse
10.50am – 11.15am Morning Tea
11.15am-1.00pm ExpandSession 2: Concurrent
  Session 2A: Preventing - Development and Evaluation of Interventions Session 2B: Engaging - Involvement and Engagement of People Session 2C: Implementing - Policy and Practice
Location: Park Room Yarra Room 1 Yarra Room 2
11.15am-11.30am Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis Prof Cathie Sherrington Use of a serious game for teaching falls prevention in physiotherapy Students Mr Antonio Petta Hip fracture and influence of dementia on rehabilitation functional outcomes for older people Dr Rebecca Mitchell
11.30am-11.45am Cochrane review update: interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals Dr Claire Panagoda Students' responses to a simulated interprofessional education intervention to teach falls prevention Dr Cylie Williams Barriers and facilitators to implementation of the RESPOND falls prevention program: a qualitative study Ms Rebecca Morris
11.45am-12.00pm A new model of care offered to non-transported older fallers to reduce subsequent falls, fall- related injury and health service use Dr Stefanie Mikolaizak Creating a movement to promote November as fall prevention month Ms Hélène Gagné Barriers and enablers to improving access to community based strength and balance programs Ms Alison Blackburn
12.00pm-12.15pm Developing and trialling a fall prevention program for older Aboriginal people Ms Julieann Coombes Engaging Older Men in Fall Prevention: Advice from Older Men Dr Jeannine Liddle Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) - The New Zealand Implementation Progress Dr Shankar Sankaran
12.15pm-12.30pm Evaluating the impact of a falls prevention community of practice on falls Ms Jacqueline Francis- Coad The context of clinical practice at the time of an inpatient fall Dr Melanie Jessup Tripping the balance: assessing psychotropic prescriptions and falls risk Dr Samuel Ognenis
12.30pm-12.45pm Effectiveness of Falls Prevention Intervention Programme in community- dwelling older people in Thailand Dr Plaiwan Suttanon Communicating healthy ageing messages to older Australians- what do older people value? Ms Carolyn Loton Halving broken hips in hospital - the New Zealand experience Ms Sandy Blake
12.45pm-1.00pm A comparison of falls risk screening tools in the emergency department by an allied health care coordination team s Ms Sara Pearson Tai Chi and Qigong exercises for post- operative joint replacement patients' rehabilitation in hospital Mr Gary Khor Rescuing a falling patient .... the experiences of health professionals Ms Louise Whitby
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch / Poster Viewing
2.00pm- 3.30pm ExpandSession 3: Concurrent
  Session 3A: Understanding - Mechanisms and Aetiology of Falls Session 3B: Preventing - Development and Evaluation of Interventions Session 3C: Engaging - Involvement and Engagement of People
Location: Park Room Yarra Room 1 Yarra Room 2
2.00pm- 2.15pm The great balancing act – perspectives of older people on fall risk Ms Kristy Robson Yoga-based exercise improves balance and mobility in people aged 60 and over: a systematic review and meta-analysis A/Prof Anne Tiedemann Investigating the feasibility, acceptability and accuracy of SMS text messaging to collect falls data Ms Laura Sellick
2.15pm – 2.30pm Fall risk factors in mid- age women Ms Anthea White Accuracy of the walk test for screening risk of falls among older people with cognitive impairment Dr Larissa Andrade 'Little falls prevention information provided': reflections on discharge from hospital post fall Dr Claudia Meyer
2.30pm- 2.45pm White matter integrity to investigate actual versus perceived fall risk in older people: a diffusion tensor imaging study Dr Kim Delbaere Step training reduces falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis Dr Yoshiro Okubo Use and perceptions of activity monitors and health coaching in community-dwelling seniors Ms Catherine Kirkham
2.45pm- 3.00pm The development of a scale to rate the intensity of balance exercise – the Balance Intensity Scale (BIS) Ms Melanie Farlie Non-contact sensor- based falls detection in a residential aged care environment: developing a real-life picture Dr Catherine Said Do people think they will fall when they are in hospital? Ms Sue Williams
3.00pm- 3.15pm Investigating hospitalisations due to fall-related injury for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales Ms Caroline Lukaszyk Treating dizziness in older people: a tandomised- controlled trial Dr Jasmine Menant Parkinson's Wellbeing Program: putting balance back into lives of people with Parkinson's Disease Dr Helani Levand
3.15pm- 3.30pm Falls and cataract: investigating risk and predictors in older adults with cataract receiving surgery on public hospital waiting lists A/Prof Lisa Keay Subgroup analysis in fall prevention randomised trials: systematic review Dr Niki Fairhall Evaluating the effectiveness of a falls huddle in an Acute Geriatric Ward Ms Elizabeth Endean
3.00pm - 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
Chair:Session 4: Plenary

RESPOND – Does a patient-centred telephone program achieve improved falls prevention for older people presenting to the ED with a fall: Outcomes of a multi-centre RCT
Associate Professor Anna Barker,
Head of the Health Services Research Unit, Leader of the Falls and Bone Health Team, Monash University, VIC


Keynote Speaker
Professor Lillemor Lundin Olsson
, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation/Physiotherapy, Umeå University, Sweden

5.00pm-5.30pm Changing behaviour – some tools of the trade
Dr Lou Atkins
, Senior Teaching Fellow, Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London, UK
5.30pm Close of Day One
7.00pm Conference Dinner
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
PROGRAM - Day 2: Tuesday 29th November 2016
8.30am - 8.30am Conference Registration
Chair:Session 5: Plenary
8.30am – 9.15am Walking is a challenging balancing task!
Professor Jorunn Helbostad
, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Clinic for Clinical Services, St. Olav University Hospital, Trondheim Norway
9.15am – 9.45am Preventing falls from the ground up: the role of the podiatrist
Professor Hylton Menz
, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, VIC
9.45am – 10.15am Fracture incidence and prediction, Life and Living in Advanced age; A Cohort Study in New Zealand (LiLACS NZ)
Professor Ngaire Kerse
, Professor and Head of School of Population Health, University of Auckland, NZ
10.15am-10.45am Morning Tea
10.45am-12.30pm ExpandSession 6: Concurrent
  Session 6A: Implementing - Policy and Practice Session 6B: Understanding - Mechanisms and Aetiology of Falls Session 6C: Engaging - Involvement and Engagement of People
Location: Park Room Yarra Room 1 Yarra Room 2
10.45am - 11.00am Fall-related hospitalisation in people with Parkinson's Disease Prof Colleen Canning Gait adaptability impairment is an indicator of fall risk in older people Prof Stephen Lord Concerns of older people recruited to an evidence based falls prevention program "Stepping On" after falling Ms Megan Swann
11.00am - 11.15am Context-specific falls prevention roadmap using local data Ms Sue Williams Falls or fear of falling; which comes first? Mr Matthew Brodie Dignity of risk in falls prevention and associated impacts on carers Mr Richard Adams
11.15am - 11.30am Reducing fall incidents during therapy through Work Safety Induction Programme for new staff at St Luke's Hospital (Singapore) Ms Geok Hoon Quek Fall-related TBI in older people: characteristics, outcomes and transition to residential care Dr Lara Harvey Everyone has a role in falls prevention Ms Rebecca Lewin
11.30am - 11.45am Development of a handheld health information tool to support timely update of bedside visual cues to prevent falls in hospital Ms Ruth Teh Longitudinal study of falls and physical and cognitive performance in older people with mild to moderate Dementia Dr Morag Taylor 'Nothing endures but change': understanding the nexus between safety climate and patient safety outcomes Dr Sze-Ee Soh
11.45am - 12.00pm Development of ALiFE, an Adapted Lifestyle- Integrated Functional Exercise Program for young-old adults at risk of functional decline: the PreventIT Project Prof Lindy Clemson Association between balance confidence and time to complete functional mobility assessments in lower extremity amputees: a cross- sectional study Dr Susan Hunter Personal Alert Victoria Falls Prevention Project: PAV client perceptions and experiences of falls and falls prevention interventions Dr Darshini Ayton
12.00pm - 12.15pm 5x5 Presentations Assessing the validity of the Peninsula Health FRAT in the acute setting Ms Joanna Jellett Between-person and within- person variability in 25- hydroxyvitamin D, physical activity, knee pain and falls risk Saliu Balogun

5x5 Presentations

Exploring issues influencing the use of the Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) by nurses at Peninsula Health Ms Diana Clayton

Applied Tai Chi - reviewing a sustainable model for a 'Train the Trainer' falls prevention Program Mr Rod Ferguson

Falling in hospital – what the patients say Ms Stephanie Gettens

The cost of falls to the Australian health service Ms Susan Berry

"If they can do it .... then so can I!" Ms Sally Castell

12.15pm - 12.30pm

A student led community Falls Risk Assessment Clinic Ms Joyti Zwar

Are falls always worth preventing? Prof Terry Haines

Confusion and falls - where to now? Ms Lorraine Lovitt

Risk factors for falls in community stroke survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis Mr Xu Tianma
12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch / Poster Viewing
1.30pm - 3.00pm ExpandSession 7: Concurrent
  Session 7A: Engaging - Involvement and Engagement of People Session 7B: Preventing - Development and Evaluation of Interventions Session 7C: Understanding - Mechanisms and Aetiology of Falls
Location: Park Room Yarra Room 1 Yarra Room 2
1.30pm- 1.45pm Engaging a whole primary care "village" to prevent falls: general practice, allied health and patients Dr Amy Tan A Point Prevalence Study of Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation and Fluid Therapy Mr Kelvin Wong Where and when: following the trends of falls on the medical assessment unit Ms Qian Fen Joy Koh
1.45pm- 2.00pm Providing falls prevention education for older people using a peer-led approach A/Prof Anne-Marie Hill Implementing multidisciplinary intervention to prevent falls for subacute patients at risk of falling Ms Kym Corn Adding to confusion and falls risk – bed moves for hospitalised older adults Prof Keith Hill
2.00pm- 2.15pm Circumstances, experiences and perceptions of older adults presenting to emergency departments with a fall Penny O'Brien The development and rollout of a falls prevention concept ward Ms Anna McRae Exploring the relationship between falls and behaviour and psychological symptoms of Dementia Ms Sze Hui Jean Lim
2.15pm- 2.30pm The association between past falls and self-rated balance on the setting of balance-related goals among community- dwelling older people Ms Juliana Souza de Oliveira Active balance: is it too risky? Ms Alyson Elari Timed up and go test phases in older people with mild cognitive impairment: a comparison between fallers and non- fallers Ms Juliana Ansai
2.30pm- 2.45pm Re-thinking the person's role within person- centered fall prevention for older adults Mr Michael Lo Bianco

5x5 Presentations

Falls prevention from the ground up Ms Lorraine Hanna

The effect of eight weeks balance training program on kinematic of walking and balance in elderly men with balance deficiency Siavash Dastmanesh

A novel exercise initiative for older adults to reduce falls risk and improve physical function: a randomized controlled trial Ms Myrla Sales

The science of footwear Mr Ernest Tye

From restraints to non- restraints Mr John Bromberger

5x5 Presentations

Investigating daily fatigue on balance and gait in older people Dr Daina Sturnieks

Change in gait speed during six months between faller and non- faller older people with mild Alzheimer's Disease Mr Fernando Arturo Arriagada Masse

Falls in adults with Cerebral Palsy – preventable or inevitable? A/Prof Prue Morgan

Factors associated with fear of falling in community-dwelling older adults Mr Peter Sirr

Falls at Aged Acute Inpatient Mental Health Units: an 18-month analysis Mr Trentham Furness

2.45pm- 3.00pm Harnessing community engagement to reduce the risks of falls Ms Niccola Follett
3.00pm - 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
Chair:Session 8: Plenary
3.30pm - 4.00pm Using the brain to achieve physical gain
Professor Jacqueline Close
, Consultant Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital; Director, Falls and Injury Prevention Group, NeuRA, UNSW, NSW
4.00pm – 4.30pm Thinking on your feet – the interplay between cognition, gait and falls
Dr Michele Callisaya
, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, TAS; Southern Clinical School, Monash University, Clayton, VIC
4.30pm – 4.35pm 2018 Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference
4.35pm – 4.40pm Debrief
4.40pm – 4.50pm Prizes
Best Oral Presentation
Best Student Oral Presentation
Best Poster Presentation
4.50pm - 5.00pm Farewell and Close