Injury Prevention and Mobility Talk (IPML): "Fall Prevention in Older Adults: An Overview of the Evidence"

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
13:30 - 14:30

Dr Laurence Rubenstein
MD, MPH, FACP, Donald W. Reynolds Professor and Chairman, Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.


Come learn about Fall Prevention in Older Adults, particular:

Impact of falls on morbidity, mortality and functional impairment in the elderly population Most common precipitating causes for falls Important risk factors for falls and approaches to reduce them Essentials of a post-fall assessment and the important components of prevention Meta-analysis of large numbers of controlled clinical trials

About the Speaker

Laurence Rubenstein is Professor and Chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. A graduate of the University of California, Dr. Rubenstein holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in anthropology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, where he was awarded the Association of American Medical Colleges' International Health Fellowship to Yugoslavia.

Dr. Rubenstein took his residency training in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein-Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in New York and the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He completed a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar with training in health services research, public health, and health policy and administration. He is board certified in internal medicine, preventative medicine, and geriatrics. Before joining the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Rubenstein was Professor of Medicine for the UCLA School of Medicine and senior physician for the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sepulveda VA Medical Centre.

He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored/edited 29 books and 100 book chapters, and given many presentations throughout the world in the field of geriatric medicine. Dr. Rubenstein's landmark clinical trial in 1984 on the effectiveness of comprehensive geriatric assessment remains readily cited, to this day. His particular research focus in demonstrating the benefit of fall risk assessment and the development of interventions to prevent falls in older adults has maintained continual funding from the VA, NIH, CDC, and multiple foundations. Dr. Rubenstein is active in a number of national societies, national and international government advisory and professional consulting activities, and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Royal Society of Medicine.