Registration open - June 4 webinar announcing major new study

June 3, 2014

Register now for the June 4 webinar.

Every year roughly one in three older Americans suffers a fall. Although evidence points to effective ways to prevent falls, rates of fall-related injury remain stubbornly high, making falls one of the most common causes of disability and loss of independence among older adults. Until now, no large-scale study has been undertaken to identify the most effective combination of falls prevention strategies to fit the needs of different individuals and different health care systems.

On Wednesday, June 4, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will announce the selection of the research team that will carry out a major, five-year, $30 million patient-centered study of the effectiveness of individually tailored care plans to help older individuals avoid falls and related injuries.

Details of the new national study will be shared at a one-hour public briefing via webinar/teleconference, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 4. Register at

Participants include:

  • Bryan Luce, Ph.D., PCORI Chief Science Officer
  • Richard Hodes, M.D., NIA Director
  • Principal investigators of the research team
  • Patient, caregiver, and clinician representatives

For more information, contact:

Barbara Cire
Senior Public Affairs Specialist
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health

Christine Stencel
Associate Director for Media Relations
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
202-827-7707 (office) or 202-560-9757 (mobile)


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