March into Fall Prevention Conference

Mar 16, 2020 Closed Allied Health

<b>March</b> into Fall Prevention Conference


Join with other healthcare providers, aging services providers, and elder community members and /or their caregivers to explore the various regional approaches to falls assessment and interventions.


8:30amRegistration (light breakfast provided) & Exhibitors
9:00amIntroduction to the WNCFPC & Conference Overview - Cythina Moses, PT, DPT
9:15amPharmacotherapy & Falls, plus Overview of Osteoporosis Medications - Shannon Rice, PharmD, CPP
10:00amBreak & Exhibitors
10:15amBalance & Fall Assessments - Jane Morse, PT, DPT, GCS
11:00amA Physician Approach to Balance/Falls Assessments - William McLean, MD
11:30amPanel: Evidence-based Falls Prevention Programs-and How to Access, Moderated by Cythina Moses, PT, DPT, Panelists: Tracey Gates, RN, CEN, CPEN; Tina Taylor Miller; Dianne Saccone, MS, MT (ASCP), ERYT500; Stephanie Marie Stewart and Martha Zimmerman, PT, MA
12:15pmLunch (provided) & Exhibitors
1:00pmModifying Falls Risks in Homes - Richard Duncan, MRP

This educational activity is a collaboration between MAHEC and the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition.

WNC Fall

This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number # 2U1QHP28734 Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government. The Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support for this activity.


Snow Date: April 27, 2020

Target Audience

Healthcare Providers, Aging Services Providers & Elder Community Members


Upon conclusion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Review medications that increase falls risk and list common medications for osteoporosis
  • List various balance & falls assessments
  • Cite the different falls risk assessment and treatment resources available in the region
  • Access regional evidence-based falls programs
  • Implement ways to reduce falls risk in homes


  • Richard Duncan, MRP
  • Tracey A. Gates, RN, CEN, CPEN
  • William C. McLean, MD
  • Tina Miller
  • Jane Morse, PT, DPT, GCS
  • Cynthia Moses, PT, DPT
  • Shannon D. Rice, PharmD, CPP
  • Diane F. Saccone, MT(ASCP) E-RYT 500
  • Stephanie Stewart, MS, GCG
  • Martha Y. Zimmerman, PT, MA


Brochure / Registration Form