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21st International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability

This virtual event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people at risk of falls

To adapt to the current world, BGS meetings to the end of 2020 will be delivered virtually.

Participants can expect the same high-quality educational content as in a face-to-face meeting, and there will be opportunities for virtual delegates to network before, during and after each meeting. Participants joining live will be able to engage with presenters and sponsors through interactive activities during the session, as well as through 1 to 1 and group calls and chats. Recordings of the presentations will be accessible post-event.

Participants will attend via Swapcard who provides simple access via web browser, tablet or phone. A browser other than Internet Explorer (IE) needs to be used. Found out how to participate in our vitual conferences and navigate the online platform.

Registration fees are being reduced by 50%, and travel and accommodation costs will not be incurred.

For full details visit the BGS website

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BGS-LogoThis annual event is widely recognised as the leading meeting in the UK for clinicians working in the field of falls and mobility medicine. The day provides a forum for scientific discussion and clinical updates and enables a multidisciplinary audience of over 200 professionals to share their experiences of best clinical practice.
Who should attend:

  • Consultants and Professors of Geriatric Medicine
  • Specialty Doctors
  • Specialist Registrars (StRs) in Geriatric Medicine and related specialties
  • Nurse Consultants, Nurse Specialists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs and GP Trainees
  • Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Professionals
  • Researchers into ageing and age-related conditions
  • Core Medical Trainees and Foundation Year Doctors
  • Medical Students

Why participate:

  • Further attendee’s overall knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in healthcare of older people in core and difficult areas
  • Improve attendee’s skills in the treatment and care of older people
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personal excellence in healthcare of older people
  • Take away new activities and ideas to progress their workplace’s services

For further details and to register please visit the BGS website

EVENT OVERVIEW

This annual event is widely recognised as the leading meeting in the UK for clinicians working in the field of falls and mobility medicine. The day provides a forum for scientific discussion and clinical updates and enables a multidisciplinary audience of over 200 professionals to share their experiences of best clinical practice.

This year the event will be held in Leeds, UK at Horizon.

Click here to register!

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

  • Dr Daniel Macintyre, Public Health England
  • Dr Andy Clegg, University of Leeds
  • Dr Lotta Seppala, University of Amsterdam
  • Professor Steve Parry, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Nick Harvey, University of Southampton
  • Dr Ditte Jepsen, University of Southern Denmark

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Falls and Fractures consensus statement
  • Prevention of Fall Injury Trial (Pre-FIT)
  • Systematic Review on Drugs that increase falls risk
  • Frailty in falls assessment and management
  • Novel approaches to osteoporosis risk assessment and treatment
  • Body vibration intervention

This meeting has applied for 6 credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College Of Physicians (RCP)

The meeting will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved in falls and mobility medicine, geriatric medicine and healthcare of older people.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Abstracts are encouraged and will be accepted as platforms or posters to be displayed at the meeting.

Please read the instructions below before preparing your abstract. Your abstract must include:

  • A title
  • Names of authors (presenting author to be underlined)
  • Provenance (i.e. place of work)
  • Contact details (including telephone number, fax number and email address)

The abstract text should be no longer than 300 words and must be in English. Where possible, please use the four standard sub-headings of:

  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Results and
  • Conclusion(s)

Submission deadline: 1st July 2018, 5 p.m.

Email your abstract to scientificofficer@bgs.org.uk using the format above.

https://eu.eventscloud.com/ehome/falls18

Event Overview
This annual event is widely recognised as the leading meeting in the UK for clinicians working in the field of falls and mobility medicine. The day provides a forum for scientific discussion and clinical updates and enables a multidisciplinary audience of over 200 professionals to share their experiences of best clinical practice.

This year the event will be held in Birmingham, UK.

Speakers include:

Dr Celia Gregson - Consultant Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Medicine School of Clinical Sciences University of Bristol
Professor Sallie Lamb. Professor of Rehabilitation University of Oxford
Professor Juergen Bauer, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Heidelberg
Professor Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People - University of Nottingham
Professor Helen Roberts, Associate Professor in Geriatric Medicine University of Southampton
Dr Vicki Goodwin MBE Senior Research Fellow. University of Exeter

Topics include

Preventing Falls in Dementia
Nutrition Sarcopenia
Frailty
The new NOGG guidance – more falls friendly
Falls in Care Homes
Preventing Falls in Parkinson’s Disease

For more details and information on how to submit an abstract visit the event page:

https://eu.eventscloud.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=200171425&

Investigation of Floor Surface Finishes for Optimal Slip Resistance PerformanceThis publication looks deeper into the issues surrounding slip resistance of floor finishes and expands on earlier findings.

The results of this study with previous findings confirm that floor surface finishes require different levels of surface coarseness for different types of environmental conditions to effectively manage slippery walking environments. Collected data on operative ranges of floor surface roughness seem to be a valuable tool to develop practical design information and standards for floor surface finishes to efficiently prevent pedestrian fall incidents.

Read more on the Science Direct website:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2093791116302773

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Survey opportunity on falls prevention research

Oxford University Circlet LogoIf you work in falls prevention, we want to hear from you! The University of Oxford are conducting a survey to update recommendations for conducting clinical trials on falls prevention in older people. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The survey (Google Doc) can be accessed here using the password: profane091115

The original recommendations are the Common Outcome Data Set for Fall Injury Prevention Trials developed by the ProFaNE (Prevention of Falls Network Europe) group.

If you have any questions, please email bethan.copsey@csm.ox.ac.uk.

Newcastle UniversityThis course starts in a few days: Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help. [click to continue…]

Taking appropriate precautions against falls

americannursingThis article from American Nursing Today summarizes recommendations regarding key fall precautions for patients under the direct care of registered nurses (RNs) in acute or long-term settings. Key precautions fall into these categories:

  • Follow the nursing process.
  • Reduce the risk of falls.
  • Protect patients from injury if a fall occurs.

Read the full paper here.

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ProFaNE.co has long term associations with AgeUK, NOS, BGS and LLT and is proud to be part of the NoS and AgeUK Falls and Fractures Alliance.
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