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ACMD Challenge Seminar - Falls Prevention in Hospitals
Falls Prevention in Hospitals
About this Event

Hear perspectives on Falls Prevention in Hospitals


To kickstart the first seminar, Dr Richard Kane (Director of Geriatric Medicine, Home & Community Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne) will speak on What We Know and What We Don’t Know. Dr Andrew Ronchi, CEO of dorsaVi, will share his insights on Wearable sensors that may provide insights for the management of falls. You will also hear from Dr Erol Harvey (CEO of ACMD) who will introduce the ACMD Challenge Program.


Challenge Seminar Speakers

  • Dr Richard Kane, Director of Geriatric Medicine, Home & Community Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • Dr Andrew Ronchi, CEO of dorsaVi

Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Challenge Seminar Speakers

Dr Richard Kane
Director of Geriatric Medicine, Home and Community Services
Dr Richard Kane is a Consultant Geriatrician, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and a Senior Fellow with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He chaired the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine’s Clinical Issues Committee for several years during his time on its Council. In his role as Clinical Director of Geriatric Medicine, Home & Community Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, he has clinical governance responsibility for services delivering care to older people across acute, subacute, community and residential settings. He has experience as a Falls & Balance Clinician and has led health network-wide falls prevention programs.
Dr Andrew Ronchi
Dr Andrew Ronchi is the CEO of dorsaVi, where he is developing human movement technology applications and commercialising them to optimise movement and productivity, improve health and reduce injuries. His background includes 20 years clinical experience in building private practice physiotherapy clinics in Melbourne (5 clinics), working with large corporates in workplace health (Toyota, Bunnings) and with elite sporting groups (Melbourne FC, St Kilda FC). Prior to co-founding dorsaVi in 2008, Andrew completed a PhD in Computer and Systems Engineering (RMIT), investigating the reliability and validity of using wearable sensors to measure complex human movement, muscle activity and load on the body.
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20 September 2022
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2:00pm – 3:00pm
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Online via zoom

For this Challenge Seminar and Workshop the ACMD acknowledges the support of the Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre. This Victorian Government partnership brings together health and industry stakeholders from across the ecosystem to co-design solutions to frontline healthcare challenges, and grow clinician-led innovation that stimulates local manufacturing, procurement, and industry innovation.

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