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Life in Balance: Fall Prevention from Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Annual Kent State University Symposium on Aging

Life in the Balance: Fall Prevention from Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Nov. 13, 2014

8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center

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215 Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240

Keynote Address

Laurence Z. Rubenstein, M.D., M.P.H., professor and chair of Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and renowned expert on fall prevention assessment and intervention.

This inaugural symposium features internationally renowned scholars presenting leading-edge research and interventions on fall prevention in community, home and health serving settings.

Kent State has considerable strength in research on aging, with 30+ faculty researchers across multiple colleges and departments.

Free and open to the public

For more information please contact Sheila Pratt, Research and Sponsored Programs,, 330-672-0701.


Please register no later than Nov. 6. Register Here


8 a.m.                                   Registration

8:30 a.m.                              Welcome; Beverly Warren, Ed.D., Ph.D., President, Kent State University

8:35 a.m.                              Greetings; Grant McGimpsey. Ph.D., Vice President for Research

8:40 a.m.                              Overview; Gregory C. Smith, Ph.D., Professor

8:45 a.m.                              Bonnie K. Burman, Sc.D., Director, Ohio Department of Aging

9:15 a.m.                              Showcase of Kent State Fall Prevention Research

10:15 a.m.                            Break

10:30 a.m.                            Keynote Presentation: Laurence Rubenstein, M.D., M.P.H.,
                                             University of Oklahoma

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.               Lunch Break

1 p.m.                                   Fall Prevention in the Community: Judy Stevens, Ph.D., National
  Center for Injury Prevention and Control

2 p.m.                                   Break

2:15 p.m.                              Fall Prevention in the Home: Jon Pynoos, Ph.D., University of
  Southern California Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

3:15 p.m.                              Break

3:30 p.m.                              Fall Prevention in Health Service Settings: Margaret Calkins,
                                             Ph.D., Kent State University

4:30 p.m.                              Panel Discussion

5:15 p.m.                              Poster Session and Reception

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