Programme at a Glance

The WCFPS 2019 will have something for everyone, from international experts in falls in older persons, gait disorders, postural control and healthcare in older persons to share ideas and develop future collaborations on this agenda. Pre-congress registration will be held on Tuesday, 3 December for those wishing to arrive early. The formal opening of the Congress will be held on Wednesday followed by a Networking Reception that will provide opportunity to renew acquaintances and make new ones.

The overall programme would consists of:

  • Plenary lectures;
  • Symposia;
  • Scientific presentations; and
  • Young Investigator Awards
  • Post Congress Workshops

The Congress will end with a Closing Ceremony on Friday, 6 December 2019.

TIME
14:00 – 18:00 HOURS PRE-REGISTRATION / EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN
TIME MAIN CONGRESS DAY 1
07:30 – 17:30 HOURS REGISTRATION
08:30 – 09:30 HOURS BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA
09:30 – 10:30 HOURS OPENING CEREMONY
10:30 – 11:00 HOURS COFFEE BREAK & E-POSTER VIEWING SESSION
11:00 – 12:00 HOURS PLENARY SESSION 1: FALLS & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Evidence for Combined Falls and Syncope Assessment in Older Patients
Rose Anne Kenny, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Ireland

Fall – Risk Increasing Drugs
Nathalie Van Der Velde, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands

12:00 – 13:00 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 1:  SYMPOSIUM

Invited Symposium 1: Cardiovascular Assessment of Falls

Gerontechnology Network Session 1

Invited Symposium 2: Fall Prevention Strategies Across The Globe

13:00 – 14:00 HOURS LUNCH SYMPOSIA
14:00 – 15:00 HOURS PLENARY SESSION 2: PSYCHOLOGICAL & COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF FALLS
15:00 – 16:00 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 2: SYMPOSIUM

Malaysian Heart Rhythm Society (MHRS) Session 1

Gerontechnology Network Session 2

Submitted Symposium

16:00 – 16:30 HOURS COFFEE BREAK & E-POSTER VIEWING SESSION
16:30 – 18:30 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 3

Malaysian Heart Rhythm Society (MHRS) Session 2

Free Papers Session 1

Free Papers Session 2

18:00 – 19:00 HOURS E – POSTER VIEWING AND JUDGING
19:00 – 21:00 HOURS WELCOME RECEPTION
TIME MAIN CONGRESS DAY 2
06:30 – 17:30 HOURS REGISTRATION
07:00 – 08:00 HOURS BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA
08:00 – 09:00 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 4: FREE PAPERS

Free Papers Session 3

Free Papers Session 4

Free Papers Session 5

09:00 – 10:30 HOURS PLENARY SESSION 3: FALLS & BONE HEALTH

Evidence Base for Treatment of Osteoporosis in Older People
Tahir Masud, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Falls and Predicting Fragility Fractures
Celia Gregson, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Systematic Approaches To Fragility Fracture Care And Prevention: A Global Perspective
Paul Mitchell, Synthesis Medical NZ Ltd, New Zealand

10:30 – 11:00 HOURS COFFEE BREAK & E-POSTER VIEWING SESSION
11:00 – 12:00 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 5: SYMPOSIUM

Fragility Fracture Network Session 1

Built Environment

Submitted Symposium

12:00 – 13:00 HOURS CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

Gait

Fragility Fractures

Parkinson's Disease

13:00 – 14:00 HOURS LUNCH SYMPOSIA
14:00 – 15:30 HOURS PLENARY SESSION 4: FALLS, FRAILTY & COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Evidence, Assumptions, and Emerging Treatments for Falls Prevention
Manuel Montero-Odasso, Gait and Brain Lab, University of Western Ontario, Lawson Health Research Institute, Canada

Falls: A Manifestation of Frailty and Sarcopenia
Jean Woo, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Dementia and Falls
Jacqueline Close, Prince of Wales Hospital, Australia

15:30 – 16:30 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 6: SYMPOSIUM

Fragility Fracture Network Session 2

Invited Symposium 3: Universal Designs

Roundtable On Falls Prevention Strategies In Asia

16:30 – 17:00 HOURS COFFEE BREAK & E-POSTER VIEWING SESSION
17:00 – 18:00 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 7: FREE PAPERS

Free Papers Session 6

Free Papers Session 7

Free Papers Session 8

20:00 – 22:00 HOURS GALA DINNER
TIME MAIN CONGRESS DAY 3
06:30 – 17:30 HOURS REGISTRATION
07:00 – 08:00 HOURS BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA
08:00 – 09:00 HOURS PLENARY SESSION 5: TECHNOLOGY & EXERCISE

New Horizons in Fall Prevention
Stephen Lord, Neuroscience Research Australia, Australia

Benefits and Potential Pitfalls of Exercise for Falls and Frailty
Dawn Skelton, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

09:00 – 10:30 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 8: SYMPOSIUM

Centre for Innovations in Medical Engineering Session 1

Invited Symposium 4: Falls in the Community 1

Submitted Symposium

10:30 – 11:00 HOURS COFFEE BREAK & E-POSTER VIEWING SESSION
11:00 – 12:00 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 9

Centre for Innovations in Medical Engineering Session 2

Invited Symposium 5: Falls in the Community 1

Free Papers Session 9

12:00 – 13:00 HOURS LUNCH SYMPOSIA
13:00 – 14:30 HOURS LUNCH BREAK AND NETWORKING SESSION
14:30 – 15:30 HOURS PLENARY SESSION 6: STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR FALLS PREVENTION
15:30 – 16:00 HOURS COFFEE BREAK & E-POSTER VIEWING SESSION
16:00 – 17:00 HOURS CONCURRENT SESSION 11: FREE PAPERS

Free Papers Session 10

Free Papers Session 11

Free Papers Session 12

17:00 – 17:30 HOURS CLOSING CEREMONY
TIME POST CONGRESS WORKSHOPS
08:00 – 17:00 HOURS Geriatric Pharmacy Special Interest Group (Impiana Hotel Klcc)

The Psychology of Falls (Impiana Hotel Klcc)

Otago Progressive Strength and Balance Training (Novotel Kuala Lumpur
City Centre)

Fracture Liaison Service Workshop (Novotel Kuala Lumpur
City Centre)

TIME CONCURRENT EVENT
08:00 – 17:00 HOURS 3rd International Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences – ICIBEL 2019 (Trader's Hotel)
TIME POST CONGRESS WORKSHOPS DAY 2
08:00 – 17:00 HOURS POST CONGRESS WORKSHOPS

3rd International Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences (Trader's Hotel)

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