Registration for the Canadian Fall Prevention Virtual Conference is now open!
Parachute is excited to bring the fifth annual Canadian Fall Prevention Conference online for this year, focusing on Connecting Communities: Fall Prevention Across the Lifespan. The virtual conference will be held November 16 to 20, 2020, with two presentations daily at 12 noon EST and 3 p.m. EST.
Registration cost is $50 for the entire conference. People from Indigenous communities may attend the conference free of charge, sponsored by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your code to use at the time of registration. Anyone else in need of financial assistance to attend, including students, please email email@example.com to receive a code to waive admission. The Canadian Fall Prevention Virtual Conference features speakers from public health, healthcare, and injury prevention, including:
Dr. Mariana Brussoni: developmental psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is an investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the British Columbia Injury Research & Prevention Unit. Mariana investigates child injury prevention and children’s risky play, focusing on parent and caregiver perceptions of risk, and design of outdoor play-friendly environments.
Dr. Vicky Scott: Clinical Professor with the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She has led, or co-led, over forty studies on seniors’ mobility, fall and injury prevention. She is the lead for the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum and author on 29 peer-reviewed publications, numerous technical reports and the 2017 book on Fall Prevention Programming. Dr. Scott is also Co-chair of the Indigenous Fall Prevention Network.
Dr. Anita Chakravarti: M.D. (USask ’82) Anesthesiology (UofA ’87) is a professor and Wellness Lead at Continuing Medical Education and a member of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. She continues to be Associate Faculty at the Centre of Integrative Medicine. Currently, she works to develop Wellness Programming in College of Medicine and collaborates with provincial institutions to develop Health Care Provider Resources and Support. Dr. Chakravarti is a certified Facilitator and Faculty of Mindful Practice. All participants will be able to receive a certificate of completion after the conference. For more information on the conference, please visit parachute.ca/fallconference.