Important Dates

01
JAN
2019
Call for Abstracts & Opening of Early bird Registration
31
MAY
2019
Deadline for Abstract Submissions
30
JUN
2019
Abstract Submission’s Announcement
30
SEP
2019
Early Bird Registration Ends
04
DEC
2019
Final Programme announced
04
DEC
2019
Start of 1st WCFPS 2019
06
DEC
2019
Close of 1st WCFPS 2019
07
DEC
2019
Post Congress Workshops

INTRODUCTION

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has held an annual International Falls and Postural Stability Conference for nearly two decades. This conference has led to the success in falls prevention policies with the National Falls and Fragility Fracture Programme now entering its fifth year.

The BGS agreed to join forces with the Malaysian Society of  Geriatric Medicine (MSGM) to expand this collaboration globally, especially since the world has never had, and really needs a falls and postural stability event. The partnership will help push forward the agenda of falls in older persons globally, and will certainly bring to the forefront both falls prevention and well as healthcare and social care issues associated with population ageing in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Keynote and Panel speakers will challenge the audience and stimulate new ways of thinking about falls prevention, assessment and evaluation. The continuum of education will be addressed in medicine, psychiatry, nursing and the other healthcare professions, from undergraduate through postgraduate/specialist training to the area of continuing professional development.

Participants from around the world are invited to submit abstracts relating to their work, for presentation in oral and poster presentations.

The important work on falls and postural stability and recommendations as to best practices will be continued, with the aim of disseminating information about the state-of-the-art practice globally.

Malaysia Welcomes You to
The 1st World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability 2019

Foreword from the President of MSGM

Life expectancy as a result the advances in the latter part of the 20th Century has raised issues pertaining to longevity such as frailty, sarcopenia and falls. The recognition of Asia being the biggest and fastest growing aging demographic has made this World Congress of Falls and Postural Stability set in Kuala Lumpur as strategically relevant and timely.

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Foreword from the Local Organizing Chairperson of the WCFPS 2019

With global population ageing, falls and issues with postural stability is likely to become increasingly important. A wealth of published evidence and well-developed falls prevention programmes are now available from various parts of the world. Several countries and regions world-wide now have established falls societies and already organize regular international and regional meetings.

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Foreword from the President of the British Geriatrics Society

We are delighted to invite you to Malaysia’s vibrant capital city Kuala Lumpur in December 2019 for the first World Congress on Falls and Postural stability. Our aim is to take a holistic approach and to bring together from around the world researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals and service providers in the disciplines of falls, balance, exercise and fractures.

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Who should come to the 1st World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability (WCFPS) 2019

All healthcare professionals are welcome at the WCFPS:

Consultants and Professors of Geriatric Medicine | Specialty Doctors |
Specialist Registrars (StRs) in Geriatric Medicine and related specialties |
Nurse Consultants, Nurse Specialists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners | GPs and GP Trainees |
Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Professionals | Researchers into ageing and age-related conditions |
Core Medical Trainees and Foundation Year Doctors | Medical Students | Private care providers;& Formal caregivers; |
NGOs in ageing; Sociologists & Social workers; | Developers, architects, engineers, town planners, and surveyors |
Policy makers

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