Fall Prevention Fair Sep 2019
September 27, 2019

First Annual Fall Prevention Fair at the UA

The first annual Fall Prevention Fair hosted by Banner University Medicine and the University of Arizona Health Sciences empowers older adults with the tools they need to live happy, healthy lives free from the fear of falling. Join us for educational sessions from a variety of university experts, interactive workshops in balance and tai chi, a vendor fair, food and refreshments, and giveaways.

FRI, SEP 27, 3-5:30pm
University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building
1670 E Drachman St


Introduction and Opening Remarks

Bellal Joseph MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery, Martin Gluck Endowed Chair

Falls and Trauma in the Older Adult

Michael F. Ditillo, DO, Director of Geriatric Trauma, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns, and Emergency Surgery

Falls and the Older Adult in the Community

Monica Vandivort, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director Home Care, Faculty UA Reynolds Program in Applied Geriatrics

Medications and Fall Risk in the Older Adult

Ashley Campbell, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science

Prevention of Falls (Tai Chi)

Ruth Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, FAHA, Associate Professor, UA College of Nursing

Questions & Refreshments

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention demonstration session

Tai Chi for Health
Heather Chalon and her team

A Matter of Balance demonstration session

Thomas Pylman, Pima Council on Aging

Exhibits and Vendor Session