Workshops

ANZFPS will be holding some pre-conference workshops on Monday 29 November 2021.

WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCEMENT

Regrettably, we have to cancel the FALLS PREVENTION IN ARC: BEST PRACTICE AND NEW THINGS workshop for the afternoon of 29th November. The ARC industry has been under pressure with the COVID19 outbreak and just now is having to pivot to the new traffic light restriction system, meaning both presenters and participants are not available at short notice. It is with respect for the sector that we cancel and will reconvene with a focussed falls prevention symposium at a time in 2022 that works for the sector. The online conference and the other workshops go full steam ahead and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

Morning Workshops

9am 
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.

Afternoon Workshops

1.30pm
04. Exercise and promotional ideas to add to your community class toolkit

Facilitators:
Kerri Moran (Harbour Sport)
Bethan Collings (Age Concern Auckland)
Thomas Jackson (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 90-min 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. Falls prevention in ARC: Best practice and new things

Regrettably we have to cancel this workshop.
The ARC industry has been under pressure with the COVID19 outbreak and just now is having to pivot to the new traffic light restriction system, meaning both presenters and participants are not available at short notice. It is with respect for the sector that we cancel and will reconvene with a focussed falls prevention symposium at time in 2022 that works for the sector. The online conference and the other workshops go full steam ahead and we look forward to seeing you there.
Ngaire Kerse – conference convenor

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Facilitators: 
John Parsons (AP University of Auckland)
Ngaire Kerse (Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well, University of Auckland)
Lynda Irvine (Summerset)
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.

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IMPORTANT DATES

3 May 2021:
Abstract Submissions Open
Registrations Open

5 July 2021:
Abstract Submission Deadline (Extended)

6 Sept 2021:
Authors Notified

1 Oct 2021:
Extended Early-Bird Deadline

22 Oct 2021:
Pre-recorded videos due
E-Posters due

27 Oct 2021:
Presenting Author Registration Deadline

29 Nov 2021:
Pre-Conference Workshops

1 December 2021
Virtual Conference Begins

3 December 2021
Virtual Conference Ends

 

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