Prevent Falls & Enhance Mobility

Prevent Fall and Enhance Your Mobility – Kelowna

May 5th, 2018 at 4:30 – 6pm (Registration at 4pm)
University of British Columbia Okanagan, EME Building
1137 Alumni Avenue, Kelowna
Limited Space. Register by Monday, April 30, 2018, at
https://cogmobkelowna.eventbrite.ca or via email at:
cogmob.research@hiphealth.ca
Come and join us for an evening of presentations regarding the latest knowledge in
falls prevention, including key risk factors, exercises that are most effective in reducing
falls, and how we can help those at risk for falls to uptake recommendations.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Stephen Lord, PhD, is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research
Australia. He is a recognized leading international researcher in the field of falls and
fracture prevention. His methodology and approach to fall-risk assessment has been
globally adopted by researchers and clinicians.
Professor Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, UBC Department of Physical Therapy, is a
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Health. Dr.
Liu-Ambrose is known internationally for her work in randomized controlled trials of
exercise with cognitive and mobility outcomes in older adults. Her research findings
have been implemented in health authorities and influenced international practice
guidelines to promote healthy ageing.
Bob Laventure is a Director of Later Life Training, a UK/Europe wide company that trains
health professionals, physiotherapists, exercise teachers and leaders working with older
people.
Dawn Skelton, PhD, is a Professor in Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian
University. She is a regular Keynote speaker around the world on falls prevention and
exercise in older people. She recently received the British Geriatrics Society Marjory
Warren Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in translating falls prevention research
into practice.

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