EU Falls Fest

Programme

Day 1 - Thursday 25th April, 2024

08:30 - 09:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 - 10:00

Opening Remarks and Welcome Messages

  • Mark A. Vassallo – GMSM
  • Minister of Health & Active Ageing – Malta
  • EUFF Panel

10:00 - 10:45

Opportunities and Challenges presented by a global initiative: The World Falls Guidelines

Tash Masud (UK) 
(Keynote1)
Chair: Nathalie van der Velde

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:45

Geriatric Rehabilitation: Quo Vadis?

Wilco P. Achterberg (NL)
(Plenary 1)
Chair: Clemens Becker & Ellen Vlaeyen

11:45 - 12:15

Falls in Residential Care

Pip Logan (UK)
(Plenary 2)
Chair: Clemens Becker & Ellen Vlaeyen

12:15 - 12:45

Implementation of a tailored falls prevention program in municipalities in Norway.

Kristin Taraldsen (NO)
(Plenary 3)
Chair: Clemens Becker & Ellen Vlaeyen

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch and Poster Session

14:00 - 14:45

Implementing fall prevention programmes to change population risk

Chris Todd (UK)
(Keynote 2)
Chair: Mark Anthony Vassallo

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break

19:30

Conference Dinner

Day 2 - Friday 26th April, 2024

08:00 - 9:00

Registration

09:00 - 9:15

Welcome Remarks

09:15 - 9:45

Advancing Digital Solutions for Falls & Fractures Prevention: The DARE initiative in Italy.

Lorenzo Chiari (IT) 
(Plenary 4)
Chair: Nathalie van der Velde & Chris Todd

09:45 - 10:15

Perturbation and gait adaptability training: promising modalities to prevent falls?

Jesper Ryg (DK) 
(Plenary 5)
Chair: Nathalie van der Velde & Chris Todd

10:15 - 11:00

Volitional and reactive step training for reducing fall risk in older people.

Stephen Lord (AUS)
(Keynote 3)
Chair: Nathalie van der Velde & Chris Todd

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

The Great Debate: Do walking aids prevent or increase the risk of falls?

Vasiliki Sakellari (GR) & Sibylle Thies (UK)

13:00 - 14:15

Lunch and Poster Session

15:45 - 16:30

A "NEW" kid on the block - Falls & traumatic brain injuries in older people

Clemens Becker (DE)
(Keynote 4)
Chair: Chris Todd & Mark Anthony Vassallo

16:30

Presentation of Prizes

Closing Remarks

Presentation of prizes for best poster and best submitted oral presentation.