Registrations are open for the 9th Biennial ANZFPS Falls Prevention Conference.
This year's mantra is ‘Live Stronger for Longer’ underpinning the desire to promote strength, independence and wellbeing in ageing. The Conference aims to explore prevention, understanding and mechanisms of falls as well as the broader challenges of engaging communities and the implementation of best practice policy
Key note speakers include:
Prof Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia.
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, Professor, is a physical therapist and a Canada Research Chair at the University of British Columbia, Department of Physical Therapy. She directs the Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Health Laboratory (http://cogmob.rehab.med.ubc.ca) as well as the Vancouver General Hospital’s Falls Prevention Clinic (www.fallsclinic.ca).
Dr. Liu-Ambrose’s research focuses on understanding the role of exercise in promoting cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults. Her research expertise are in randomized controlled trials, exercise prescription for older adults, cognitive neuroscience, and mobility aging. Her research findings have been implemented into clinical practice, community programs, and influenced international practice guidelines to promote healthy aging.
Prof Dawn Skelton, Glasgow Caledonian University
Dawn Skelton is an exercise physiologist with a scientific research background. She is Professor in Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University. She Chaired the Royal Osteoporosis Society’s Statement on Exercise and Osteoporosis (2018) and the Older People panel for the UK’s update of the Physical Activity for Health Guidelines. Her recent research focuses on the determinants of sedentary behaviour, interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in older people, implementation of the FaME programme (translational research) and strength and balance awareness in older people, including co-creation of a Leisure offer in Wigan.
- Ms Katrina Anne Potiki Bryant
- Prof Jacqui Close
- Prof Anne-Marie Hill
- Dr Andrea Maier
- Dr Yoshi Okubo
- Dr Courtney Ryder
- Prof Cathie Sherrington
- Dr Daina Sturnieks
- Dr Ruth Teh
Abstract Submission deadline (extended): 5th July 2021
Early-bird registration closes: 10th September 2021