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Falls Prevention & Management in Older People

Wednesday 14 Jul 2021

VIRTUAL, Online

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This conference focuses on falls prevention and management in older people with a focus on ensuring effective and resilient falls prevention activity during and beyond Covid-19. Sessions throughout the day will focus on the impact of the pandemic on older people, activity and falls, developing falls prevention and healthy ageing,  understanding human factors in falls prevention, meeting the psychological needs of those who have fallen or are at risk of falls, improving falls education and awareness, effective personalised multidisciplinary assessment, reducing falls on the ward, falls and mental health including delirium prevention, medication management and improving secondary prevention. The conference will also discuss key elements in the reduction of falls in your service including strength, balance and exercise promotion, managing underlying health issues, developing personalized falls prevention care plans, frailty presenting as falls and improving the systems for falls monitoring, investigation and learning.

“COVID-19 has led that most countries impose lockdown or quarantine and several mobility restrictions that affect the physical activity levels of older adults, increasing sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity…Physical inactivity may increase and exacerbating the risk of disabilities and it is one of the risk factors leading to falls”

Falls in older adults: The new pandemic in the post COVID-19 era?, December 2020 

“COVID-19 has confined many older and vulnerable adults to their homes for a long period of time and continues to do so as restrictions in certain areas get tighter. This, as well as restricted access to healthcare resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, could mean that ongoing fall accidents are not reported and the continued lockdown restrictions may have exposed many older adults to more fall risk factors, such as, inactivity, social isolation and anxiety.”

Age UK 2020

Benefits of attending:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improving falls prevention and management in older people
  • Reflect on the impact of the pandemic on older people, activity levels and falls prevention services 
  • Develop your skills and improve competence in falls prevention and management
  • Improve your skills in the development of healthy ageing and effective strength and balance programmes
  • Examine how a human factors approach could support you to prevent falls
  • Learn from established in the development of multidisciplinary assessment and post fall protocols
  • Understand how you can better meet the psychological needs of those who have fallen
  • Improve falls education and awareness in older people and support people to change behaviour
  • Identify and manage people at risk of falling, and effectively investigate and learn from falls when they do occur
  • Improve secondary prevention of falls and fractures
  • Learn from best practice in dementia, delirium prevention and falls
  • Update your knowledge on how effective medicines management can reduce falls
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair & Speakers Include:

Prof Cameron Swift

Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician King’s College London & Specialist Committee Member, Falls Prevention Quality Standard NICE

Dr Louis Koizia

Consultant Geriatrician
Imperial College NHS Trust

Lisa Manning

Physiotherapist and Team Leader for the Falls Therapy Service
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  

Enquire

Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector

£295.00

(£354.00)

Voluntary sector & charities

£250.00

(£300.00)

Commercial organisations

£549.00

(£658.80)

Virtual Training

£295.00

(£354.00)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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