Falls Prevention Conference

Sep 9, 2022 Closed Allied Health

Falls Prevention Conference


Registration is now Closed.

Are you ready for the 2022 NC Falls Prevention Awareness Week (September 19-23)? MAHEC, in planning collaboration with the Western NC Fall Prevention Coalition, is pleased to present this annual interprofessional falls prevention conference to help you prepare! Participants can attend on-site at MAHEC Education in Asheville (limited seating) or via live webinar. Note: If needed for COVID safety, this program may pivot to virtual (live webinar) only.

7:30 On-site registration & Webinar Check-in & Exhibitors
8:00-8:30Clinic- Community Connections for Falls Prevention - Ellen Bailey, MA, MPH and Lori Schrodt, PT, MS, PhD
8:30-9:15The Role of Home Safety in Fall Prevention - Richard Duncan
9:15-9:30Break & Exhibitors
9:30-10:15 Dementia and Falls - Cindy Keehn, PT, DPT, CDP, CMDP
10:15-11:00Low Vision and Falls - Cheryl Mott, OTR/L, OTD, CLVT
11:00-12:00Incorporating Tai Chi Principles Across Settings for Fall Prevention – Anne Plyler, PT, MLA
12:00Complete Attestation & Adjourn

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.


In Planning Collaboration With:

WNC Fall Prevention

Target Audience

Healthcare Providers, Aging Services Providers and interested others


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

  • Identify & implement fall prevention strategies for successful and safe independent aging
  • Utilize community resources for falls prevention
  • Describe the impact of dementia and vision challenges on falls
  • List Tai Chi principles for fall prevention and intervention


  • Ellen Bailey, MA, MPH
  • Richard Duncan, MRP
  • Cindy Keehn, PT, DPT, CDP, CMDP, PAC
  • Cheryl Mott, OTD, OTR/L, CLVT
  • Anne Plyler, PT, MLA
  • Lori Schrodt, PT, MS, PhD


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