Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Seminar

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Auditorium, Kerry Packer Education Centre.

12A Missenden Road

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2050

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Exercise for falls prevention: how can we have a greater impact on policy and practice?

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There is now strong evidence that exercise prevents falls in community-dwelling older adults. Yet a major evidence-practice gap exists. This seminar is aimed at researchers, clinicians and policy makers interested in better implementation of exercise for fall prevention.

Exercise for fall prevention seminar program:

What is the current situation ?

9.00. Prof Cathie Sherrington Evidence overview: Cochrane reviews, qualitative review of physical activity participation in old adults, cost-effectiveness modelling.

9.10. Prof Dafna Merom Participation of older Australians in evidence-based fall-prevention exercise interventions.

9.20. A/Prof Anne Tiedemann Do physical activity guidelines include fall prevention?

Understanding how things could change

9.30. Prof Bill Bellew Systems approaches to physical activity

9.50. A/Prof Andrew Milat. How can research influence policy?

10.10. Morning tea

Related stories of policy influence

10.30. Ms Genevieve Nolan. Working with community exercise providers

10.40. Dr Lindsey Reece. Working with sporting organisations

10.50. Prof Jacqui Close. ANZ Hip Fracture policy and registry

11:00. Dr Shankar Sankaran. Implementing exercise for fall prevention in New Zealand

11.10. Mr Matthew Jennings. Local Health District perspective/ ACI initiatives

11.20. Prof Jenny Allison. Attempts to influence Medicare rebates

Possible avenues for influencing policy and using systems approaches

11.30. Discussion led by Prof Adrian Bauman.

Ideas for an Action plan for the Australian and New Zealand Fall Prevention Society

11.55. Summary and wrap up. Prof Adrian Bauman.

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Auditorium, Kerry Packer Education Centre.

12A Missenden Road

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2050

Australia

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