Empowered Aging: Experts Tackle Bone and Joint Health

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 6:00pm

Join us for TED Talk-style presentations and a panel discussion by three leaders in the fields of orthopaedics and geriatric medicine.  This unique panel includes the UA's chief of orthopaedic surgery, the chief of internal medicine/geriatrics and the leader of the Banner/UA fracture liaison program (please see biographies below).

As we age, protecting our bones, joints and muscles becomes crucial to overall health and well-being.  This educational presentation will address the factors most critical to healthy aging, including effective strategies to maintain bone health and prevent falls and fractures, assessing risk for osteoporosis and frailty, and the treatment and care of fractures and related conditions.

With current CDC reports estimating that one in four older adults fall each year – costing the U.S. healthcare system $50 billion – prevention and education serve as the front line of defense.  Caused by a fall in over 95 percent of cases, the CDC also estimates that more than 300,000 older adults suffer a hip fracture each year.  

In this special event, our experts will address these issues and other common orthopaedic issues associated with aging.  After the conclusion of these featured presentations, a panel discussion will commence, including interactive audience question and answer. For additional detail, see the UA Arthritis Center website.


Mindy J. Fain, MD
Professor, Medicine
Associate Professor, Nursing
Chief, Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine
Co-Director, University of Arizona Center on Aging
The Anne and Alden Hart Endowed Chair in Medicine

John T. Ruth, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The University of Arizona College of Medicine–Tucson

Marcia Woodburn, AGACNP-BC, MSN, RN, CCRN
Fracture Liaison Service Program Coordinator/Clinician
Banner - University Medicine


Event Location: 

The University of Arizona
Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) Forum
1670 E. Drachman Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Event Coordinator Name: 
Tracy Shake
(520) 626-5040
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