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St Vincent's Foundation Webinar Series

The St Vincent’s Foundation Webinar Series covers a wide range of health topics, presented by a St Vincent’s Hospital specialists and external guest speakers. 

Each webinar will include a Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to discover everything you want to know about each topic.

The challenges and opportunities of ageing well

Date: Tuesday 28th September 2021 at 12 noon

Presentation Summary:

While no one can stop the ageing process, the trick is to age well.

Discover what you can do to prevent decline in older age with healthy ageing tips from Dr Richard Kane, Clinical Director of Geriatric Medicine, Home & Community Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

With a Royal Commission into Aged Care and the impacts of COVID-19, older people have been in the recent spotlight more than ever before.

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury in older Australians? And that nearly 1 in 3 older Australians have experienced a fall in the past 12 months, of these, 1 in 5 required hospitalisation?

The prevalence of dementia is also on the rise.

Richard will explore what can be done to prevent falls and dementia. Plus, find out about the future of geriatric medicine.

Dr Richard Kane

Dr Richard Kane is a Consultant Geriatrician, an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Medical Administrators and a former member of Council with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine. 

In his role as Clinical Director of Geriatric Medicine, Home & Community Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, he balances specialist medical work, teaching and research with the leadership of a team providing a broad range of acute, subacute, home and community clinical services, including governance of St Vincent’s 5 public residential aged care facilities (RACFs).

His role includes responsibility for St Vincent’s Residential In-Reach service which was pivotal in the response to COVID-19 outbreaks in Melbourne RACFs in 2020. He is a member of Safer Care Victoria’s Better At Home Advisory Group, focusing on how best to innovatively provide geriatric medicine and other care to patients in their own homes.

Webinar Date: Tuesday 28th September

Time:  12 noon

Duration: Approx. 45 min presentation followed by 15 min Q&A session. 

Registration: Please click the register button above, right.


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