EU Falls Festival

Dates: 
08-05-2017 to 09-05-2017
Location: 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Falls amongst older people are an important health issue for Europe and the rest of the world. Falls are a major cause of injuries amongst older people; a major cost for health services as well as the cause of death, disability and distress for older people and their families.

The European Union Falls Festival brings together leading academics, researchers, health care practitioners, clinicians, industry representatives and key stakeholders from across the globe to celebrate best practice research and innovation in the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people. The EU Falls Festival is built upon the collaboration of a number of successful project leaders responsible for delivering a broad range of EU funded falls prevention and ICT projects across Europe.

The 2017 theme is "Developing Collaborations across Professions and throughout Europe".