• EU Falls Festival 2019

    1st and 2nd October

    Umeå, Sweden

    Bridging the gap between theory and practice

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.

Best Festival moments 2018



You can view and download the 2019 Festival Programme here

Showcase Your Work

Showcase Your Work - Research Abstracts AND/OR Implementation of Best Practice

During day 1 and 2 there will be parallel sessions to disseminate ongoing research and examples of best practice on falls prevention. Please choose your preferred theme from the list below. All contributions are of interest.

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

Please submit relevant work under one of the following themes:

- Implementation of falls prevention

- Technology based measurements and interventions of falls

- Falls prevention for people with specific conditions

- Innovative falls prevention interventions

- Public health initiatives

- Mechanisms and aetiology of falls

- Perceptions of fall prevention by older people, staff or others

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.

Please email your submission following the relevant guidelines to: asa.bygdeson@regionvasterbotten.se

email subject title "SHOWCASE YOUR WORK"

The DEADLINE for submission is Friday 14th June 12:00 GMT

All submissions of work received by the deadline stated (Friday 14th June 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 26th June 2019.


Cost for attendance of EU Falls Festival 2019

€350 for 2-day ticket or €225 for 1-day ticket

Registration fee include refreshments and lunch on each day.

Last day for registration 10th September.

Ticket to Mingle and Barbecue 1st of October: €40

A great opportunity to continue to mingle and network after day 1 will take place at P5. The restaurant P5 is located right in the center of Umeå and offers panoramic views & a roof terrace towards the river, located above the design hotel U&Me. They will serve a lovely barbeque dinner on the terrace for the attendees to enjoy.

The evening menu: one glass of wine, beer with or without alcohol or beverage. Baked beetroot with lemon and dried feta cheese, potato salad with capers and green onions, gratinated garlic bread and cream cheese, from the grill local fresh sausage seasonal vegetables, chicken, and afterwards a small local dessert from Sävargården.


We offer the possibility for delegates to apply for a stipend to finance costs for all or part of their conference fee, travel, and accommodation costs. Priority will be given to young researchers (PhD students, post doctorates, early career researchers) and researchers from low- and middle-income countries.

Description of Costs Costs (€ EUROS) Stipend Applied (€ EUROS)
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Totals (€ EUROS)

Please submit your application including:

Submit your application to: erik.rosendahl@umu.se, no later than Sunday 18th August 2019.


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


Folkets hus Umeå

    Getting Here

    For information on getting to the Venue please Click HERE

    Air connections

    Flying to Umeå from towns such as Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki is quick and comfortable. Click HERE


    Train travel to Umeå is easy. If you are coming from southern Sweden, the Bothnia Line shortens the travel time by several hours. Click HERE


    Taxi from airport to center of Umea takes about 5-7 min. To book a taxi or see prices click HERE


    Hotel Guaranteed price until Singel room (SEK) Double room (SEK) Code at booking Click on link to webpage
    Hotell Aveny 1th of July 1195:- 1395:- EU011019

    Hotell Aveny

    U&Me 1th of July 1150:- 1350:-


    First Hotel Dragonen 1th of July 1200:- EU Falls 2019

    First Hotel Dragonen

    Clarion Collection Hotel Uman 1th of July 1620:- 1820:-

    Clarion Collection Hotel Uman

    Comfort Hotell Winn 20th of June 1359:- 1459:-

    Comfort Hotell Winn

    Other hotels in Umea


    All hotels on this list have reserved a certain number of rooms for EUFF conference participants at the prices indicated.

    On booking.com you will find more hotel choices, see link. Please note that hotels in umeå will soon be booked up during the month of October.

    We welcome you to Umeå


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 .

EU Falls Festival 2018

The fourth EU Falls Festival took place in July 2018, in Manchester, United Kingdom. To access copies of presentations please see here .