7th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference 2016

Pre Conference Workshops

Date: Sunday 27th November, optional extra

Pre Conference Workshops will be held on Sunday 27th November, from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. These are an optional extra, and are not included in any registration fees. The cost to attend a workshop is $80, and includes afternoon tea. Only one workshop can be selected, as all workshops run at the same time in different rooms. All workshops will be held at the Melbourne Park Function Centre (Tennis Centre). Please book via the conference registration form.

Workshop A - Using education interventions in falls research: a framework for evidence based education design
Presenters:
Associate Professor Debra Kiegaldie, Holmesglen Institute and Healthscope Hospitals, Melbourne
Ms Melanie Farlie, Monash Health, Allied Health Research Unit, Melbourne, Australia; Monash University, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Science, Melbourne

Workshop B - Fall prevention for older Aboriginal people: lessons from the Ironbark Aboriginal Fall Prevention Project
Presenters:

Ms Julieann Coombes, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney
Ms Norma Jean Turner, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Nowra
Professor Rebecca Ivers, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney
Ms Caroline Lukaszyk, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney

Workshop C - Practical exercise prescription and implementation to prevent falls in older adults
Presenters:
Professor Cathie Sherrington, The George Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney Associate
Professor Anna Barker, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne Associate
Professor Anne Tiedemann, The George Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney
Dr Nicola Fairhall, The George Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney

Workshop D - Put ideas into action through co-creation with older people - stimulating challenge in clinical work and research
Presenter:
Assistant Professor Marlene Sandlund, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Sweden
Professor Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Sweden

Workshop A - Using education interventions in falls research: a framework for evidence based education design

Presenters:

Associate Professor Debra Kiegaldie, Holmesglen Institute and Healthscope Hospitals, Melbourne
Ms Melanie Farlie, Monash Health, Allied Health Research Unit, Melbourne, Australia; Monash University, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Science, Melbourne

Workshop aim:

The aim of this workshop is explore the key features of best practice educational design as applied to falls prevention research.

Workshop objectives:

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Differentiate research methodology from educational pedagogy
  2. Describe the main educational theories that apply to experiential learning
  3. Discuss and critique the quality of education interventions reported in falls prevention interventional trials
  4. Apply a framework and model of educational design to guide research design
  5. Apply a model of educational evaluation to measure both process of learning and translational patient related outcomes within lines of enquiry
  6. Describe the key elements of education interventions to report in publications of educational interventions
  7. Apply educational principles to own research activities

Target audience:

This workshop is targeted at anyone implementing or planning to implement research that includes an education intervention or program.

Description of workshop content and activities:

This workshop will equip participants with core knowledge and skills in education development. This will include skills in how to critique, develop, implement, measure and report educational interventions and outcomes. These skills will then be applied to the falls prevention research context to support quality research design. This workshop will use interactive small group methods such as discussions, brainstorm activities, paired exercises, and small group practical hands on activities to explore the stated learning objectives. In addition a comprehensive workbook outlining the workshop learning materials, resources and exercises will be provided. At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be asked to reflect on key learning points and be offered the opportunity to provide verbal and written feedback on what has worked well in the workshop and what could be improved. Opportunities for further electronic correspondence with the facilitators will be offered.

Workshop B - Fall prevention for older Aboriginal people: lessons from the Ironbark Aboriginal Fall Prevention Project

Presenters:

Ms Julieann Coombes, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney
Ms Norma Jean Turner, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Nowra
Professor Rebecca Ivers, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney
Ms Caroline Lukaszyk, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney

Workshop aims and objectives:

To provide practical guidelines for working in partnership with older Aboriginal people and communities for providing an appropriate and successful fall prevention program.

Specifically, the workshop objectives are:

Target audience:

Health service staff, private service providers and researchers wanting to work with Aboriginal communities in the area of fall prevention.

Description of workshop content and activities:

1. Introduction to falls within the older Aboriginal population

2. Effectively communicating with and building partnerships with Aboriginal people and communities

3. Working with older Aboriginal people

Workshop C - Practical exercise prescription and implementation to prevent falls in older adults

Presenters:

Professor Cathie Sherrington, The George Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney
Associate Professor Anna Barker, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne
Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann, The George Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney
Dr Nicola Fairhall, The George Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney

Workshop aims and objectives:

This workshop aims to provide a forum for discussion and demonstration of the practical aspects of exercise prescription for fall prevention. Participants will work in small groups to consider case studies and share ideas for safe and effective exercise prescription. The objectives are that by the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

Target audience:

Health and exercise professionals working with older people.

Description of workshop content and activities:

This workshop will involve a mix of lectures, small group sessions discussing case studies and reporting back to the whole group.

Workshop D - Put ideas into action through co-creation with older people - stimulating challenge in clinical work and research

Presenter:

Assistant Professor Marlene Sandlund, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Sweden
Professor Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umeå University, Sweden

Workshop aims and objectives:

The aim of this workshop is to encourage the participants to design and carry out co-creation projects in clinical work or in research.

Target audience:

Health care professionals and researchers interested in involving older people in design and development of interventions, services or products.

Description of workshop content and activities:

Involving end-users in the design of products and services has a long history in economics, marketing and business. Health researchers are increasingly trying to adopt these types of approaches to provide more effective solutions to complex health and lifestyle problems. Involving end-users in this process may lead to more sustainable solutions, increased empowerment and adherence to interventions. End-user involvement and co-creation is now increasingly advocated by funding and governing bodies within health care research. I this workshop the principles for planning, conducting, evaluating and reporting of co-creation in clinical development and research will be introduced and discussed. The workshop participants will be involved in hands on activities where methods and tools to use in end-user involvement will be explored and discussed. Examples from co–creation research project involving older people and falls prevention will be presented and there will be room for discussion of own project ideas. The workshop will include lectures, group work and hands-on exercises. Following this workshop the participants will know why and how to use co-creation methods in clinical development or research.