EU Falls Festival 2018

Venue: University Place, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, M13 9QQ

New Solutions to Old Problems: ensuring sustainability of falls prevention interventions

The European Falls Festival brings together leading academics, researchers, health care practitioners, clinicians, industry representatives and key stakeholders from across the globe to address this important health issue. As a major cost for health services as well as the cause of death, disability and distress for older people and their families, the EUFF wishes to promote best practice research and innovation in the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people.


  • Professor Ngaire Kerse (Head of School of Population Health, University of Auckland)
  • Professor Jacqui Close (Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Director of Falls Balance and Injury Research Centre, NEURA)
  • Dr Leilei Duan (Divisional Director, Injury Prevention, China CDC)
  • Professor Sarah Lamb (Director, Centre for Statistics and Medicine and Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit)
  • Professor Chris Todd (Professor of Primary Care and Community Health, University of Manchester, EUFF CHAIR)
  • Professor Clemens Becker (Head of the Department of Clinical Gerontology and Rehabilitation at Robert Bosch Krankenhaus)
  • Dr Vicki Goodwin (Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter Medical School)
  • Professor Dawn Skeleton (Professor in Ageing and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Dr Natasha Curry (Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy, Nuffield Health)
  • Dr Vito Monaco (Assistant Professor at the Biorobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna)
  • Dr Liz Orton (Consultant in PH and Associate Professor in Public Health, University of Nottingham)
  • Dr Helen Hawley-Hague (NIHR Research Fellow, University of Manchester)
  • Dr Valerie Power (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Limerick)
  • Dr Liz Boulton (Research Associate, University of Manchester)

Registration will open on 1st March 2018. 

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