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SUNY Albany Webcast – Falls and their Prevention: A Geriatric and Pharmacological Imperative

University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Continuing Education will host Falls and their Prevention: A Geriatric and Pharmacological Imperative, a free, live webcast, on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am EDT.  This webcast will review who is at risk for falls, the injurious consequences of falls and how primary care physicians (PCPs) can screen for and mitigate these risks, as well as how pharmacists can play a role in recognizing and addressing risks from medication interactions.  Experts in geriatric medicine and pharmacy practice will emphasize the benefits of an interdisciplinary, team-based, holistic approach to preventing falls.  The webcast will feature Bruce R. Troen, MD, professor and chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, co-director of the Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease of Western New York and director of the Institute for Person Centered Care at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo, and Michael R. Brodeur, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, associate professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science.