2024 National Falls & Prevention Week Kick Off Call Information

BF SIG    June 5, 2024

Mark Your Calendars for the 2024 NFPAW Kick-Off Call: July 10th, 7 pm CST

The APTA Geriatrics BF SIG will be hosting our Annual NFPAW Kick Off Call on Wednesday, July 10th at 7pm CST! This year, we will be using the Geriatric 5M’s Framework to encourage our members to comprehensively address falls prevention and preparedness. We have an amazing line up including other SIGs, Task Force representatives, and more!

  • 7:00-7:05: Welcome to the Call and Opening Message from APTA Geriatrics Chair (Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS, FAPTA)
  • 7:10-7:10: Theme of the call, Introduction to the Geriatric 5 M’s (BF SIG Chair: Heidi Moyer, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS)
  • 7:10-7:20: Medications and Falls (Health Promotion and Wellness SIG Vice Chair: Amy Walters, PT, DPT, CEEAA, GCS, SCS, PhD)
  • 7:20-7:30: Mind and Falls (Cognitive and Mental Health SIG Chair: Alex Alexander, PT, DPT, GCS)
  • 7:30-7:40: Mobility and Falls (Mobility and Wellness Screening Task Force Representatives: Emma Baillargeon, PT, DPT, PhD and Sterling Eckert, PT, DPT, CSCS)
  • 7:40-7:50: Multi-Complexity and Falls (NEW SNF SIG Representative: Richard White, PT, DPT)
  • 7:50-8:00: What Matters Most (NCOA Taskforce Representative: Elisabeth Regan, PT, PhD)
  • 8:00-8:05: Next Steps/Closing Remarks

Hosted by the BF SIG Community Outreach Liaison, Beth Quinn, PT, DPT, GCS and our Student Liaison, Danual Truong, SPT; you do NOT want to miss this celebration!

Zoom information can be found on the APTA Geriatrics Webpage here.

Join us in planning your events for NFPAW 2024!

APTA Geriatrics BF SIG Executive Team