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RIAF Webinar – Regional Integrated Falls Prevention & Management
November 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Dr. John Puxty & Mariel Ang shared information about a newly launched regional collaborative initiative focusing on developing an integrated falls prevention & management strategy. Highlights included:
- Overview of the literature supporting the need for an integrated falls prevention and management strategy
- Description of best practices in Ontario around falls prevention and management
- Presentation of the current regional falls prevention and management initiative in South East Ontario
Presenters aimed to establish a community of practice for researchers who have an interest in health issues related to aging affiliated with Providence Care & Queen’s University.
Dr. John Puxty is a Geriatrician, Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University, the Director of the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health and the Chair of the Southeastern Ontario Regional Geriatric Program.
Mariel Ang is a Kinesiology undergraduate from Western University who is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at Queen’s University. Mariel recently completed her practicum placement at the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, working on investigating a Regional Falls Prevention Strategy for South East Ontario.