• EU Falls Festival 2018

    2nd and 3rd July

    Manchester, UK

    New Solutions to Old Problems:

    ensuring sustainability of falls prevention interventions

About Us

The European 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.



Showcase Your Work

Research Abstracts AND/OR Implementation of Best Practice

The 2018 Festival is accepting submissions from potential contributors to showcase their work as part of our 2-day programme. All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and those considered to be of a sufficiently high standard, of greatest relevance or of particular interest to the conference audience will be asked to present their work.

We are accepting 2 types of submission (i) Research Abstracts (ii) Implementation Best Practice

Please submit relevant work under one of the following themes:

  • New solutions to old problems
  • Implementing research into practice
  • Specific conditions
  • Exoskeleton / Prosthesis
  • Uptake, adherence and motivation

  • Each submission type includes specific criteria for inclusion which must be adhered to in order to ensure consideration by the scientific committee. Please see boxes below detailing inclusion criteria for each submission type.

    Each submission must not exceed 300 words, be written in English, Arial 12pt font, Microsoft Word (*.doc) format

    Please email your submission following the relevant guidelines for each type to eufallsfestival@manchester.ac.uk with the email subject title as "SHOWCASE YOUR WORK"

    The DEADLINE for submission is Monday 16th April at 12:00 (GMT)

    All submissions of work received by the deadline stated (Monday 16th April 12:00 GMT) will be considered by scientific committee. The results of the adjudication (oral or poster presentation) will be notified to first named authors by 14th May 2018.


    The cost for attendance to the 2 day EU Falls Festival 2018 will be £250 for 2 days / £150 for 1 day.

    Registration fees will include refreshments and lunch on each day.

    Eventbrite - EU Falls Festival 2018 - New Solutions to Old Problems: ensuring sustainability of falls prevention interventions www.eufallsfest.eu

    We are delighted to announce that The Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester, Councillor June Hitchen will be hosting a Reception at Manchester City Art Gallery on Monday 2 July at 6:30pm-7:30pm for all our registered delegates attending on this day.


    If you would like to find out about the range of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities please contact the Festival Manager

    The EUFF is supported by


    University Place, University of Manchester 176 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9QQ

      Getting Here

      Manchester is well connected by all modes of transport so whether you are travelling to the city by road, rail or air, it is easy to reach. It is a compact city so once you arrive, it is also easy to get around by foot. The University is conveniently located to get to all the city centre attractions, shops and restaurants, providing you with a great base to explore all that Manchester has to offer. For information on getting to the Venue please see http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/maps/


      Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau is the official accommodation provider for the EU Falls Festival 2018.

      All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card. If you require any assistance with your reservation, support is available via the Accommodation Booking Team.

      To book accommodation for this event, please use the following link

      Negotiated delegate rates will be available to book until the end of the day on 04/06/2018, so please book as soon as possible to guarantee a room. If you require accommodation beyond this date or you have any queries about the website, please contact Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau.

      For all accommodation enquiries please call the Accommodation Booking Team on 0161 238 4514 / 4563 or email: abs@visitmanchester.com


    Contact the Falls Festival Team using the form below

    Previous Festivals

    To access content from previous EU Falls Festivals please click relevant box below

    EU Falls Festival 2015

    The first EU Falls Festival took place in March 2015, in Stuttgart, Germany. To download a copy of the Festival Report please see here and to access copies of presentations please see here .

    EU Falls Festival 2016

    The second EU Falls Festival took place in February 2016, in Bologna, Italy. To access copies of presentations please see here .

    EU Falls Festival 2017

    The third EU Falls Festival took place in May 2017, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. To access copies of presentations please see here .