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Overview

With an average life expectancy of 83 in 2015, Singapore has the third-highest life expectancy in the world. For healthcare providers, an ageing population is associated with many issues, among which are falls in older persons.

Research evidence suggests that falls in the elderly can be reduced by identifying fall risks early and intervening to improve postural balance. Falls can also be tackled by addressing contributory factors such as polypharmacy and poor vision, hazards in home environments, and improving the overall health status of the older adult.

In this one-day symposium conducted by SITLEARN Professional Development, join other healthcare professionals as they discuss the epidemiology of falls in older persons. Pertinent issues such as balance and mobility, polypharmacy, fear avoidance and falls efficacy will also be discussed.


Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

  • Mobility, Balance and Falls: Where's the Evidence?
  • Falls in Older Persons: The Burden of Injury in Different Settings
  • Polypharmacy
  • Frailty: Definition, Identification and Medical Management
  • Nutritional Status in the Frail Older Person
  • Rehabilitating Confidence and Function with Technology
  • Psychological Issues After the Fall
  • Vestibular Dysfunction as a Risk Factor
  • Environment as a Risk Factor
  • Promoting Wellness Among Older Persons in the Community

Who Should Attend

  • All healthcare professionals and students who are interested in the health of older adults
  • Other professionals interested in contributing to improving the health of older adults are welcome too

Physiotherapists are also highly encouraged to attend a two-day practical workshop led by Prof Dale Avers on 4 and 5 March 2017.

Schedule

Time Topic Speaker
8:30am Registration
9:00am Opening Remarks Dr Ho Yew Kee, Professor and Associate Provost, SIT
9:15am – Keynote –
Mobility, Balance and Falls: Where's the Evidence?
Dr Dale Avers, Professor, Upstate Medical University
10:00am Tea Break
10:30am Falls in Older Persons: The Burden of Injury in Different Settings Dr Fong Ngan Phoon, Adjunct Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
11:00am Polypharmacy Ms Selina Cheong, Senior Pharmacist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
11:30am Frailty: Definition, Identification and Medical Management Dr Sitoh Yih Yiow, Senior Consultant, Age-Link Specialist Clinic for Older Persons
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Nutritional Status in the Frail Older Person Dr Lim Yen Peng, Head of Department and Senior Principal Dietitian, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
2:00pm Rehabilitating Confidence and Function with Technology Ms Teresa Wong, Director, POWERUP-Whiterock Medco Pte Ltd
2:30pm Psychological Issues After the Fall Dr Angela Papadimitriou, Assistant Professor, SIT
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Vestibular Dysfunction as a Risk Factor  Dr Wee Seng Kwee, Principal Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Assistant Professor, SIT
Dr Dawn Tan, Senior Principal Physiotherapist, Singapore General Hospital; Assistant Professor, SIT
4:00pm Environment as a Risk Factor Prof Christine Brown-Wilson
Mr Tim Xu, Lecturer, SIT
4:30pm Promoting Wellness Among Older Persons in the Community Ms Susan Niam, Chairperson, Allied Health Services & Pharmacy, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
5:00-5:15pm Closing Remarks Dr Wee Seng Kwee, Principal Physiotherapist, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Assistant Professor, SIT

 

Fees

Category Fee
Symposium $50.00

Figures are before GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, LT1A, Singapore
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 03 Mar 2017 (Fri)
Registration is Closed.

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