Registration (Due September 30) Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric

Registration (Due September 30)
Contact no.
$200/person (Consultant)
No charge for Advanced Trainee
Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric
(SA Division)
Delegate (included)
Attending? Yes or No
Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, Barossa Valley
October 11th-12th October 2014
Partner $65/person
Please specify if any dietary requirements:
Accommodation (Need to book by the 12th August to get corporate rate
and ensure room availability)
(Please refer to document attached on self-booking)
1. Cheques/Money Order: payable to Australian Society for Geriatric
Medicine (ASGM SA Division) and send with registration form.
2. Direct Debit: ASGM account BSB105-139 Acct No: 0327 5634 0;
please ensure that your name is stated in the description,
print a copy of the receipt and send with registration form
Post to: Dr Jo Rodwell, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Modbury
Education Centre, Modbury Hospital, Smart Road, Modbury SA 5092
Or scan and email: [email protected]
Falls and Fractures
Saturday 11th of October 2014
1230 Arrival & check-in
1320 Welcome
1330 Advanced Trainee Presentations (x4)
1440 Afternoon Tea
1500 Professor Stephen Lord
Risk taking, dual tasking, stepping and gait: recent findings
from NeuRA fall risk factor and intervention studies
Professor Jacqueline Close
Jacqui Close is a consultant in Orthogeriatrics at the Prince of
Wales Hospital in Sydney and Director of the Falls and Injury
Prevention Group at Neuroscience Research Australia. Her
research interests range from injury epidemiology, to
intervention studies and implementation research. She has
published over 100 papers and her research is currently
focused on injury prevention in dementia and hip fracture care.
She sits on a number of State and National committees in
relation to Aged Health, is the Co-Chair of the ANZ Hip
Fracture Registry Steering Group and Chair of the ANZ Hip
Fracture Guideline Group.
1600 Advanced Trainee Presentations (x4)
1830 Pre-dinner drinks
1900 Conference dinner—Tanunda Pines Golf Club
Sunday 12th of October 2014
Professor Jacqui Close
Hip Fracture Care in Australia - Guidelines, Standards of Care
and Reality
1030 Morning Tea
1045 Dr Zbig Gieroba
Professor Stephen Lord
Professor Stephen Lord is a Senior Principal Research Fellow
at Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia. He has
published over 300 papers in the areas of applied physiology,
instability, falls and fractures in older people and is
acknowledged as a leading international researcher in his field.
His research follows two main themes: the identification of
physiologi-cal risk factors for falls and the development and
evaluation of falls prevention strategies. A key aspect of this
research has been the design, implementation and evaluation
of exercise programs for the general population of older people
as well as for those identified as being at increased risk of falls,
i.e. people with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, dementia and
frailty. His methodology and approach to fall-risk assessment
has been adopted by many researchers and clinicians across
the world and he is actively engaged in initiatives aimed at
implementing falls prevention evidence into policy and practice.
1150 Q&A
1200 Meeting Close
Dr Zbigniew Gieroba
Dr Gieroba has studied baroreflex and syncope since 1983,
completing his PhD in 1989. In 1989 he arrived from Poland to
Australia, invited by Professor Bill Blessing, to be involved in
research funded by the Australian Heart Foundation. There he
investigated central pathways involved in baroreflex. In 2003 he
underwent training in the Syncope Clinic, Cardiovascular
Investigation Unit, University of Newcastle, U.K. (with Professor
Rose Anne Kenny). He was also involved in the research project
“Head up tilt test is safe in all age groups”. In 2005 he helped
establish the Syncope Clinic at the Repatriation General Hospital.