Workshops

ANZFPS will be holding some face-to-face workshops on Monday 29 November 2021 at the University of Auckland prior to the virtual conference. All workshops are three hours of teaching plus a break for morning or afternoon tea.

Overview

 

 9.00am
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STEADY AS YOU GO: A PEER-LED MODEL A NATIONAL SYSTEMS APPROACH TO FALLS AND FRACTURE PREVENTION IN NEW ZEALAND FALLS PREVENTION IN ARC: BEST PRACTICE AND NEW THINGS
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Morning Workshops Resume
12.30pm Lunch
 1.30pm
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FALLS PREVENTION EXERCISE FOR COMMUNITY SETTINGS: GETTING THEM GOING AND DOING THE RIGHT THING. MANAGING PEOPLE WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS: GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT BUILDING BLOCKS FOR DESIGNING EXERCISE PROGRAMMES FOR OLDER PEOPLE THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Afternoon Workshops Resume
5.00pm Workshops End

Morning Workshops

9am – 12.30pm
01. Steady as you go: a peer-led model

Facilitators: 
Prof. Debra Waters (University of Otago)
Margaret Dando (Age Concern Otago)
Joanne Reid (Age Concern NZ)

This 1/2 day workshop will present the history and development of SAYGO, elements of SAYGO class, and National expansion.

Learning objectives are:

  1. Knowledge and experience of SAYGO
  2. Understand history, development and national rollout
  3. Elements of SAYGO classes and peer-leader training

You will participate in some gentle exercises so please dress appropriately.

02. A national systems approach to falls and fracture prevention in New Zealand

Facilitators:
Kim Fergusson (Regional Falls prevention Coordinator / Nelson Fracture Liaison and FLNNZ Chair)
Nicola Ward (FLS Nurse BOPDHB and ANZHFR NZ Coordinator)
Christine Gill (ONZ Executive Director)

This workshop will look at what is available in New Zealand to support patients and healthcare staff to ensure best practice fragility fracture care and prevention in New Zealand. Reviewing services available to support your patients with a fragility fracture, highlighting the risk factors and treatments of osteoporosis, discussion about early prevention and “know your bones” health promotion and how Fracture Liaison Services can integrate in your regions to provide evidence-based care to stop further fractures linking in with Falls Prevention initiatives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowing what is available to reduce fragility fractures
  • Improve your knowledge of risk factors and treatment of osteoporosis
  • Awareness of early prevention with “Know your Bones”
  • Understanding Fracture Liaison Services and what they do
  • Defining your role in a National systems approach to falls and fracture prevention in New Zealand
03. Falls prevention in ARC: best practice and new things

Facilitators: 
John Parsons (AP University of Auckland)
Ngaire Kerse (Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well, University of Auckland)
Lynda Irvine (Summerset)
Julie Daltrey (Waikato DHB)
Brigette Meehan (Senior Advisor, Technical Advisory Service)

This workshop will support clinical and management staff in Aged Residential Care prevention falls in facilities. Understand systems and processes to use data to understand how and where falls occur, and “best practices” for appropriate responses. Update on the latest research findings and learnings from residential settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Most recent update on research in ARC about falls prevention
  • Improve your knowledge of way data (eg the Falls CAP from interRAI) can be used to inform falls prevention practice
  • New ways to keep residents upright and active, and network with clinical and management thought leaders in ARC.

Afternoon Workshops

1.30pm – 5pm
04. Falls prevention exercise for community settings: getting them going and doing the right thing.

Facilitators:
Kerri Moran (Harbour Sport)
Bethan Collings (Age Concern Auckland)
Kirsten Malpas (ACC)

A half-day workshop to support Lead Agencies and approved exercise providers with a focus on promoting classes to older adults and best practice in falls prevention exercise.

Part 1: How do we get the message out there and attract older folk to participate in classes? We will look at different ways to promote classes and increase older adult participation through shared learnings.

Part 2: An opportunity to work with Lead Agencies and other experts to understand best practice for falls prevention exercise provision in a community setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Different ways to get the message out to older people and increase participation
  • Enhance your knowledge of fall prevention exercise for diverse groups
  • Network with other Lead Agencies and exercise providers
  • Describe and discuss the Live Stronger For Longer key messages and how they apply in your community.
  • Describe and share methods to overcome barriers to this communication – demographically specific
  • Describe and discuss implementation of methods used to increase participation
05. Managing people with Osteoarthritis: Getting the basics right.

Facilitators:
Prof. Duncan Reid (School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Environment Sciences, AUT)
Dr. Dan O’Brien (School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Environment Sciences, AUT)

This 3-hour interactive workshop will employ a combination of problem-based learning and small group work. It will enhance your knowledge of best-evidence care and management for people living with osteoarthritis (OA), and give you practical skills you can apply in your daily practice.

The workshop will include the following:

  • How does OA link to falls and fall prevention (as well as most other chronic diseases)
  • An update on current international management guidelines (what to do and what not to do) and how to apply the principles in your daily work.
  • What pathways or resources are available for people living with OA
  • Dispel myths about OA
  • Develop skills to tackle challenging patient questions (Why should I exercise when my knee is worn out? Why am I not bad enough for joint replacement surgery?)
06. Building blocks for designing exercise programmes for older people that make a difference

Facilitators:
Denise Taylor (AUT)
Lynne Taylor (The University of Auckland)
Liz Binns (AUT)

Introduces and discusses exercise programme components to enable participants to workshop adaptations to customise individual or group exercise to their work setting (community, retirement village or aged residential care). Using case scenarios, participants will workshop exercise progressions, considering dosage (frequency, intensity, time, and type) principles and considering how specific activities can challenge sensory, motor, aerobic systems and cognitive (attentional resource) load. Suitable for diversional therapists, physiotherapists, healthcare, and activity coordinators working in community and aged residential care settings. You will leave with a set of exercises you can feel confident will benefit your clients.

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IMPORTANT DATES

3 May 2021:
Abstract Submissions Open
Registrations Open

18 June 2021:
Abstract Submission Deadline

30 July 2021:
Authors Notified

10 Sept 2021:
Early-Bird Closes

29 Nov 2021:
Face-to-Face Auckland Workshops

Conference Dinner

1 December 2021
Virtual Conference Begins

3 December 2021
Virtual Conference Ends

 

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