Programme

9 & 10 November 2017
9th of November
09.05Welcome to Conference
Des O´Neill, Tahir Masud
Falls
Chairs: Des O´Neill, Tahir Masud
09:15Dawn Skelton (Scotland)
What’s new in Falls Research and Service Development?
09:50Rose-Anne Kenny (Ireland)
Cardiological aspects of Falls- an under-recognised problem?
10:25Nathalie van der Velde (Netherlands)
Drugs and polypharmacy in relation to falls & frailty
11:00Coffee & Posters/Exhibition
Sarcopenia
Chairs: Bernard Walsh, Fiona Kearney
11:30Avan Sayer (England)
Diagnosing Sarcopenia- Does it add anything?
12:05Reto W. Kressig (Switzerland)
Sarcopenia and Nutrition- the way forward
12:40Lunch & Posters/Exhibition
13:45Case-Based Interactive Workshops
Reto W.Kressig
Dalcroze Eurhyhmics & Dual Task Training
Bo Abrahamsen
Calcium and Vitamin D update
Tahir Masud
Gait assessment made easy for the busy healthcare professional
Oral abstract presentations
Chair: Fiona Kearney
15:00Coffee & Posters/Exhibition
15:30Case-Based Interactive Workshops
Paul Gallagher,
Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft

Inappropriate Medications- a practical guide to rationalising
Rob Morris, Gareth Clifford
Preventing Inpatient Falls and Fractures
Fiona Kearney, Sean Kennelly, Rowan Harwood
Dementia, Falls & Frailty
Declan Lyons
Neurovascular instability in osteoporosis
16:45Key note lecture
Chair: Bernard Walsh
Eugene McCloskey (England)
Predicting fracture risk – improved by embracing muscle
and bone health?
17.30End of day one followed by
Evening Conference dinner

10th of November
Frailty & Exercise
Chairs: Dawn Skelton, Rose-Anne Kenny
09:15Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft (Spain)
The Frailty Concept- Is it Useful?
09:50Francesco Landi |(Italy)
Defining and Diagnosing Frailty- what’s the best method?
10:25Ellen Freiberger (Germany)
Physical activity, exercise and sarcopenia- future challenges
11:00Coffee & Posters/Exhibition
Bone Health & Fractures
Chairs: Moira O´Brien, Tara Coughlan
11:30Bo Abrahamsen (Denmark)
The optimal management of osteoporosis
12:05Finbarr Martin (England and EUGMS)
Developing a comprehensive national approach for falls and fragility fractures reduction: obstacles, alliances and opportunities
12:40Lunch & Posters/Exhibition
13:45Case-Based Interactive Workshops
Tara Coughlin Jesper Ryg, Finbarr Martin, Louise Brent
The Hip Fracture Problem
Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, Francesco Landi
Frailty and Sarcopenia
Eilish Burke, Dr Alyt Oppewal,
Dr Máire O’Dwyer,
Dr Sinéad Foran

The impact and relationship between musculoskeletal health, falls, medication and physical activity on older adults with intellectual disabilities from a Dutch and Irish perspective’
Oral abstract presentations
Chair: Des O´Neill
15:00Coffee & Posters/Exhibition
15:30Case-Based Interactive Workshops
Dawn Skelton, Ellen Freiberger
Physical Activity and Exercise
This workshop will interactively explore the differences between physical activity and exercise on outcomes of strength, power, bone and balance.
The Workshop will target the following questions:
• What are the components of exercise needed to support rehabilitation of those in frailty, with sarcopenia and with osteoporosis?
• What are the key needs regarding intensity and dose with regard to safety and positive outcomes?
• What do we still need to know and what are the key research gaps or population groups?
• How do we help reduce sedentary behaviour and inactivity and get people on their activity journey?
Join us, but be prepared to be active!

National Osteoporosis Society, UK
Clinical Guidance for the Effective Identification of Vertebral Fractures
Speakers:
1. Sonya Stephenson, Service Development Manager and Specialist Nurse, National Osteoporosis Society
2. Jo Sayer, Service Development Manager and Specialist Nurse, National Osteoporosis Society
3. Dr Nicola Peel, Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Medicine, Sheffield
Fall-risk-increasing drugs: What is new?
Presentation by EIP AHA A2 Synergy Taskforce on Fall-risk-increasing drugs

Chair; Tischa van der Cammen (Netherlands)
Speakers:
1. Lotta Seppälä (Netherlands) “Fall-risk-increasing drug: a systematic review and meta-analysis”
2. Katarzyna Szczerbińska (Poland) “Injurious falls & medications”
3. Francesco Landi (Italy) “Knowledge dissemination”
Oral abstract presentations
Chair: Bernard Walsh
16:45Final lecture for the conference
Chair: Dawn Skelton
Åsa Karlsson (Sweden)
Effects Of Geriatric Interdisciplinary Home Rehabilitation on Walking Ability and Length of Hospital Stay After Hip Fracture: A Randomized Control Trial
Aisling O’Halloran (Ireland)
Circulation IL-18 is higher in Older Adults with Frailty: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
Tahir Masud (England)
Review and Highlights of the conference and Future Directions
17.30Prizes and Conference Finish
9th of November 
13:45Oral Abstract Presentations
Chair: Fiona Kearney
Briggs R,
BASELINE DEPRESSION INCREASES THE RISK OF UNEXPLAINED AND ACCIDENTAL FALLS IN A COHORT OF COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER PEOPLE. DATA FROM THE IRISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY ON AGEING (TILDA)
Greene BR
PREDICTION OF FALLS IN COMMUNITY DWELLING OLDER ADULTS USING BODY-WORN SENSORS AND CLINICAL RISK FACTORS
Ryg J
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING AT ADMISSION TO ACUTE GERIATRIC DEPARTMENTS PREDICTS HIP FRACTURE: A NATIONWIDE COHORT STUDY
McNicholas T
ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION, ORTHOSTATIC INTOLERANCE AND FEAR OF FALLING
Vindlacharuvu M
POST DISCHARGE HOSPITAL READMISSION IN A COHORT OF HIP FRACTURE PATIENTS
Peeters G
THE PREVALENCE OF FALLS IN MIDDLE-AGED ADULTS: RESULTS FROM CO-ORDINATED ANALYSES OF HARMONISED DATA FROM FOUR POPULATION-BASED COHORT STUDIES
10th of November
13:45Oral Abstract Presentations
Chair: Des O´Neill
Hancox J
BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO ADHERENCE IN AN EXERCISE AND ACTIVITY PROGRAMME AMONG OLDER ADULTS WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND EARLY DEMENTIA
McCullagh R
PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IS IMPROVED IN FRAIL OLDER MEDICAL INPATIENTS WITH AN AUGMENTED PRESCRIBED EXERCISE PROGRAMME
McMullan I
THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN BALANCE AND FREE-LIVING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLDER COMMUNITY DWELLING ADULTS
Ryan A
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND PHYSICAL FUNCTION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIMORBIDITY IN OLDER ADULTS OVER TIME? A POPULATION BASED COHORT STUDY
Toots A
THE UMDEX STUDY: EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON FALLS IN OLDER PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
Mavroeidi A
REDUCING FALLS RISK WITH KINECT BASED FALLS PREVENTION EXERGAMES: A 12 WEEK TWO-CENTRE, CLUSTER RCT OF COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER ADULTS LVING IN SHELTERED HOUSING
15:30Oral abstract presentations
Chair: Bernard Walsh
Brennan S
IMPROVING OUTCOMES IN OLDER PEOPLE WITH FRAILTY: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE GERIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE SERVICE (GEMS)
Mahon JH
HYPERPARATHYROIDISM: SHOULD WE BE REASSURED BY A NORMAL CALCIUM LEVEL?
Mansour S
PREVALENCE AND OVERLAP OF VASOVAGAL SYNDROME, CAROTID SINUS SYNDROME AND ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION DIAGNOSED BY TILT TABLE TESTING
Minet LR
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GAIT SPEED, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND DUAL TASK CONDITIONS IN FALLERS AND NON-FALL CONTROLS
Onambele-Pearson GLDIET QUANTITY NOT QUALITY, AGE, BMI AND SPORTING ACTIVITIES ARE PROLIFIC PREDICTORS OF BONE HEALTH IN MIDDLE-AGED AND OLDER PERSONS
Povoroznyuk V
BONE MINERAL DENSITY, SPINAL MICRO-ARCHITECTURE (TBS DATA) AND BODY COMPOSITION IN OLDER UKRAINIAN WOMEN WITH VERTEBRAL FRAGILITY FRACTURES

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