American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual conference November 2022.
A recap of our MCOA Faculty presenting their work at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual conference in
Dr. Patricia C Heyn received the Outstanding Mentor Award.
Dr. Eric Bubar, Presented his outstanding work on “using open source machine learning, Artificial intelligence, and computer vision for at-home rehabilitation programs.”
Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting November 2022.
Two of the MCOA team members (Dr. Patricial Heyn and Dr. Uma Kelekar) presented their work titled: “Examining the Impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Mitigation Policies on Health Outcomes of Older Adults: Lessons Learned From Six High-Income or Middle-Income Countries” at the GSA’s annual meeting of 2022 in Indianapolis. This article highlighted the role of public policies across six countries and their impacts on the health outcomes of older adults during the pandemic. This editor’s pick was published recently in the Public Policy and Aging Report’s October edition. Examining the Impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Mitigation Policies on Health Outcomes of Older Adults: Lessons Learned From Six High-Income or Middle-Income Countries
The MCOA team also presented a poster on their ongoing work assessing the feasibility of fall prevention programs implementation based on an academic-community partnership at the conference. Since 2016, the MCOA team has been involved in a federally-funded project to implement fall prevention programs in the Northern Virginia region. This project has trained approximately 5,000 older adults and is currently in the stage of assessing the program’s reach, and outcomes and planning its next phase of implementation.