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Advanced Topics in Falls Prevention

The National Ageing Research Institute presents

Advanced Topics in Falls Prevention

One Day Workshop

Thursday 9th June 2016, 8.45am-4.30pm

As people get older they are more susceptible to falling over and losing their balance. As falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and hospitalisation in older people, this is one of NARI's key research areas with a focus on identifying physiological and behavioural risk factors, and prevention strategies.

At this one-day evidence-based workshop you will learn:

  • to identify the nature and impact of the problem of falls in older people
  • to understand the relationship between a number of risk factors (cognition and gait and balance, alcohol, vision, and feet and footwear) and how they impact on falls
  • to understand the issue of fear of falling, its impacts on older people and how to assess it
  • to use specific strategies to assist clients to adhere to falls prevention interventions
  • how adherence impacts on the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions
  • how evidence can be applied in real settings
  • how others have dealt with challenging clients

This workshop will give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge, share your experiences in falls prevention and provides you with the latest evidence to help you improve the care you deliver.


  • Dr Frances Batchelor (NARI)
  • Ms Sue Williams (NARI

Who should attend:

  • Healthcare providers
  • Allied health, nursing, clinical and medical staff
  • Researchers and academics.


National Ageing Research Institute,

Building 9 Seminar room

Gate 4, 34-54 Poplar Road, Parkville, VIC

Cost: $410 (incl GST)

  • 10% discount for early bird registrations before 30th May 2016 or 10% discount for more than one registration from the same organisation
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea and all workshop materials provided.

For further information:

Contact: Marcia Fearn, Education Coordinator.
Phone: (03) 8387 2305

Email: education@nari.unimelb.edu.au

NARI website: www.nari.net.au