Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) International Conference was first held in Hopkinton, USA (2007), followed by successful conferences in Nottingham, UK (2008), Beijing, China (2009), Morgantown, USA (2010), Buxton, UK (2011), Recife, Brazil (2012), Tokyo, Japan (2013), Melbourne, Australia (2015), London, UK (2016), Toronto, Canada (2017), Florence, Italy (2018), Madrid, Spain (2020), Sendai, Japan (2022).
On June 1st and 2nd 2023, the international STF conference will be held again in Toronto, Canada, and hosted by The KITE Research Institute - University Health Network. This conference aims to bring together experts from North America and around the world to share research excellence, industrial advances and policy innovations in slip/trip/fall-related injury prevention. This conference is expecting to draw delegates from a wide variety of safety-related sectors, including risk and safety managers, architects and designers, planners and facilities managers, ergonomists and forensics experts, footwear or flooring manufacturers, policymakers, standards committee members, other safety and healthcare professionals, researchers, and engineering.
The 2023 Slips, Trips, and Falls International Conference aims to:
Hybrid (in-person and online)
While it is hoped that everyone will be able to come to the conference to enjoy the stimulating discussions and camaraderie, we are holding a hybrid event to overcome any potential travel difficulties associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Slips, Trips, and Falls Technical Committee
|Open Now||Call for abstracts open|
|Feb 15th 2023||Extended Abstracts deadline|
|Mar 1st 2023||Notification of decision|
|Early Bird Registration||Available to the first 75 registrants only|
|May 15th 2023||Last day for change of registration or cancellation with a refund|
|May 31st||Registration Close|
The KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN would like to invite you to submit abstracts for presentations at the Slips, Trips, and Falls International Conference 2023.
This STF Conference will provide a forum to discuss various aspects of fall prevention and protection in the community and workplace. Researchers, policymakers, technical experts and others around the world will present their latest work and products and exchange research ideas.Important dates
|Abstract submission opens:||December 1, 2022|
|Abstract submission due:||Feburay 15, 2023 (Extended abstract deadline)|
|Notification of decision:||March 1, 2023|
Abstracts will be accepted as "Individual (oral) presentations" OR as "Extended discussions/panel presentations". Each abstract may only be submitted in one category of presentation.Key themes may include:
Individual (oral) presentations
Individual presentations are sessions in which scientific, theoretical, and professional issues or practice information is exchanged. It is recommended that only one person present.
The total length of the session is ~15 minutes. This includes any Q&A time.
Extended discussions/panel presentations
Extended/panel discussions are intended to be an interactive, discussion-oriented forum, and may incorporate experience and knowledge of basic mechanisms through to application within industry, public health, and/or policy. Those interested in facilitating an extended/panel discussion are strongly encouraged to propose topics/sessions that will engage both the panelists and the audience and/or offer a learning experience on a particular topic. Panels should not be a series of short talks akin to an “Individual presentations” session. Panel organizers are responsible for the recruitment of panel members, and all panel members must be registered to attend the conference. Extended discussion abstracts must include a description of how the session will be facilitated.
The total length of the session is ~60 minutes. This includes any group discussion and Q&A time.
To submit an abstract:
Please download the abstract template here
Individual (oral) presentations:
We are committed to flexibility. Therefore, abstracts can be submitted either in a traditional, structured format (i.e. Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion), or as a brief summary outlining your contribution to the key theme and topical area. Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words. You may include one figure or table. All abstracts must be submitted in English. Please include 3-5 keywords to help us place your presentation in the appropriate session.
Extended discussions/panel presentations:
Please submit a maximum 1000-word plan for the panel presentation, including the overall theme and organization, the name of the panelists and a 100-word description of each panelist. You may include one figure or table. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
*Please identify the presentation type (Individual OR Extended/panel discussion) when submitting your abstract
Please submit abstracts (PDF files only) at https://kite-uhn.com/stf/registration
Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2023
Upon submission, the primary contact will be notified by email that the abstract has been received. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by email by March 1, 2023. The successful presenting author(s) must register for the conference by March 31, 2023 to be included in the conference program. All costs to attend the conference are the sole responsibility of the presenters. For more information, please visit our website and search under the Program tab: https://kite-uhn.com/stf?program
|Thursday, June 1st|
|8:15am - 8:45am||Registration|
|8:45am - 8:55am||Opening Welcome|
|8:55am - 10:15am||Session 1: Technological approaches to risk and hazard assessment|
|10:15am - 10:35am||Morning coffee & networking break|
|10:35am - 11:40am||Session 2: Current issues in tribometer use and validity|
|11:40am - 12:40pm||Lunch and Tours|
|12:40pm - 1:40pm||Session 3: Designing, identifying and promoting safer footwear (Opening remarks by the platinum sponsor, Mark's Work Wearhouse)|
|1:40pm - 1:45pm||Stretch Break|
|1:45pm - 2:40pm||Session 4: Safer Winter Walking|
|2:40pm - 3:00pm||Afternoon coffee & networking break|
|3:00pm - 3:45pm||Session 5: Characterizing gait, balance and fall recovery|
|3:45pm - 3:55pm||Stretch Break|
|3:55pm - 4:45pm||Panel 1: Designing and retrofitting for people movement safety in facilities for public assembly seating|
|6:00pm - 6:15pm||Optional guided walk to dinner location (approximately 15 minutes)|
|Friday, June 2nd|
|8:30am - 9:20am||Panel 2: Using citizen science and m-health technologies to improve stair fall surveillance|
|9:20am - 9:40am||Morning coffee & networking break|
|9:40am - 11:00am||Session 6: Preventing falls in the workspace|
|11:00am - 11:10am||Stretch Break|
|11:10am - 12:05pm||Session 7: Characterizing gait, balance and fall recovery II|
|12:05am - 1:00pm||Lunch and Tours|
|1:00pm - 1:50pm||Panel 3: Targeted Slip, Trip & Fall prevention - Winter Weather Safety Plans|
|1:50pm - 2:10pm||Afternoon coffee & networking break|
|2:10pm - 3:15pm||Session 8: Fall risk and the built environment|
|3:15pm - 3:25pm||Stretch Break|
|3:25pm - 4:20pm||Session 9: Broadening our understanding and strategies to address falls|
|4:20pm - 4:30pm||Closing remarks|
* This program is a preliminary version and is subject to change without notice. A more detailed program will be published soon.
St. Patrick subway station, on the University branch of the Yonge-University-Spadina line (Line 1)
505 Dundas - University stop, and walk one block north up University Avenue
The 13B Avenue Road bus stops along University Avenue.
University Centre does not have its own parking lot. However, there are several public parking garages close by, including on Murray Street (directly behind University Centre).
Street parking is restricted on the streets around our hospitals. Some street parking is available on nearby side streets. Please read parking signs carefully.
There are many ways we can help with your visit to UHN. Learn more about the Accessibility Services we provide and how we can help you with your visit.
Wheelchair-accessible parking is available at all UHN parking lots. Learn about how to get an accessible parking permit.
Toronto is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is located within the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto is ranked the second-best city in North America for quality of living and is the largest city in Canada and the fourth-largest city in North America by population. Growing at a clip of more than 100,000 new residents a year, Canada's largest city keeps getting larger. But the continued population boom hasn't changed Toronto's character. Long known for welcoming multiculturalism and diversity (more than 140 languages are spoken), the city has also made substantial investments in public transportation and technology, making the city even more attractive to newcomers and Silicon Valley talent. Welcoming over 40 million visitors annually, Toronto is the leading tourism destination in Canada. This bold, dynamic city offers superb attractions, music and events backed by the best convention and sports facilities in Canada.
There are many forms of transport in the city of Toronto, including highways and public transit. The city also has an extensive network of bicycle lanes and multi-use trails and paths.
Toronto has a dynamic and diverse culinary scene. Internationally-acclaimed chefs head restaurants like the three-storey Momofuku (a favourite among visiting celebrities), while high-in-the-sky eateries like 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower pair mouth-watering meals with unparalleled views.
The city has emerged as a major style destination. Stores abound with luxury designer items, unique vintage finds and top home décor, and high fashion can be found around every corner.