During our live forum, we will address the hot button topic of fall prevention. This Live Forum will be conducted on Wednesday, August 28th at 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, and 10:00 PDT on the OIB-TAC’s Community of Practice (www.oib-tac.org). We look forward to a lively discussion and your participation. To participate in the forum, please type any add a comment with any questions or insights you may have about the topic. Dr. Steinman and other participants can then reply to your comment. Information will be added for an hour while our expert, Dr. Steinman, answers our questions. There is no audio or video.
Our guest is Bernard A. Steinman, Ph.D. who lives happily in the Rocky Mountain town of Laramie, Wyoming with his terriers Brandy and Coco. He is an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. Generally, Bernard’s research interests pertain to health and aging—particularly with vision impairment, and aging in place in the community. Bernard’s original interest in age-related vision loss began 16 years ago when he started working as a research assistant at the (then) Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University. While there, he worked on a five-year exploratory research project funded by NIDILRR entitled Persons Aging with Hearing and Vision Loss.