Digital New English
Start date: Thursday May 25th 2023
End date: Thursday May 25th 2023
Participants: Minimal 50, maximal 200
Study load: 2 hours
Contact hours: 2
Contact days: 1
Language: English
Ratio practice and theory: Mostly theoretical
Level: advanced
Code number: 2306811
E learning: No
Masterclass: No
Exam: No
Certificate: Yes

Program and other relevant information for participants

As a participant you get access to the private website
Here you can find all information; e.g.: schedule, preparations, updates.

About the speaker

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Nathalie van der Velde

Nathalie van der Velde is a consultant and full professor at the Geriatrics Department of the Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands. She serves as principal investigator and leader of the research line ‘person-centered falls & fracture prevention’. Since 2022 she is a member of the Academic Board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS).
With regard to editorial tasks she has started as an Associate Editor for Age & Ageing in 2019 and has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief in 2022. Furthermore, she is an Associate Editor of the Annals of Medicine.
Nathalie is both nationally and internationally involved in activities to improve falls prevention. She chairs the EuGMS SIG Falls and Fractures and its Task and Finish Group on fall-risk-increasing drugs. She is also a co-chair of the steering group of the World Falls Guideline initiative, which was published in 2022. Furthermore, She is a member of the international organizing committee of the World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability.

On a national level, she is co-founder and chair of the board of the annual Dutch Falls Symposium. And besides, she chairs the Dutch SIG on Falls prevention and she is a member of the board of the Dutch Syncope and Autonomic Disorders group and of the steering committee of the Dutch Falls and Dizziness Guidelines cluster. She is an author of various book chapters on falls prevention, syncope/TLOC and pharmacology/deprescribing and has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles.
She has received several awards: ‘top-cited article’ of JAMDA (2018); selection for several leadership programs (AMC: 2016; Dutch Geriatrics Society: 2015; Erasmus MC: 2009); best PhD Thesis in Geriatric Medicine (NVKG, 2007-2008); the British Journal Clinical Pharmacology prize best articles (2007); as well as several poster and presentation prizes.
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This webinar consists of lectures by an expert, interspersed with interactive discussion and answering of questions. As a participant you can ask questions during the webinar via the Q&A function and share experiences via the chat.

The webinar will take place on Thursday May 25th 2023 from 09.00 am to 11:00 am Central European Summer Time (CEST).
You can log in from 08.30 am Central European Summer Time (CEST).


€ 35,-

Target groups

Physiotherapists, geriatric physiotherapists


No accreditation will be arranged for professionals from abroad. For physiotherapists from the Netherlands, accreditation will be  requested for the register General physiotherapist and the register Geriatric physiotherapist (Basisregister Algemeen fysiotherapeut en het register Geriatriefysiotherapeut).


Thursday morning May 25th 2023


  • Online

Learning outcome

After attending the webinar the attendees will be familiar with the key messages and recommendations as well as the risk stratification of the first World Guidelines for Falls Prevention and Management and can translate and apply this in their clinical practice.


Older adults are at a high risk for falling and suffering injuries, making falls a critical public health issue. Since the 2001 American Geriatrics and British Geriatrics Societies guidelines (updated 2011), new evidence has emerged concerning how to assess levels of risk, identify individual risk factors and prevent falls. For example, we understand more about the importance of cognition in causation of falls and in delivering prevention interventions, and of new technology such as smart sensors that can help us assess risk. Importantly, older adults’ and caregivers’ perspectives were not well represented in previous guidelines. Finally, inconsistencies between the many of the post-2001 guidelines produced by the national and scientific societies suggest the need for harmonization. Our aim therefore was to create new falls prevention clinical guidelines utilizing the latest evidence and global expertise and to address the deficiencies highlighted above. Twelve international expert working groups generated a list of recommendations using comprehensive consensus evidence-based processes. These recommendations were externally reviewed by older adults with lived experiences with falls, and by experts in falls prevention and management from across the world. The first World Guidelines for Falls Prevention and Management were published in 2022.

In this webinar the key messages and recommendations will be discussed as well as the introduced risk stratification.


Online response lecture

NPi contact persons

General and administrative questions

vanessa-floor Vanessa Floor
Medewerker Deskundigheidsbevordering
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telephone: 06 82 14 07 72
(bereikbaar ma.ochtend en di.ochtend vanaf 09.30 uur en donderdagmiddag)

Contextual questions

frans-lanting Frans Lanting
Coördinator Deskundigheidsbevordering / fysiotherapeut
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telephone: 06 15 86 19 50