Can science help us stay on our feet? A research update on fall risk and prevention.

9:15–10 a.m. CST

Veronica Silva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

This presentation discusses the problem of falls in older adults. Although researchers have been studying falls for decades, falls are still the leading cause of injury and disability in older adults. This presentation will discuss the recent research on the mechanisms of falls and associated risk factors, and we will review what the recent scientific evidence has to say about the effectiveness of fall prevention strategies.

Question and answer session

Immediately following Dr. Silva’s presentation is a question and answer session in Zoom. Registration is required to ask questions during this session.

To participate online for free, visit: Presentation schedule | Centre on Aging | University of Manitoba (