For access to the slide deck and additional materials for this presentation, visit www.fallsloop.com/services/webinars/archived-webinars. Login to Loop is required- registration is free! Webinar Description: The purpose of this webinar is to provide an evidence-based synthesis of balance and mobility testing for fall risk assessment in older adults. An overview of clinical practice guidelines for assessing fall risk in older adults will be provided along with a practical synthesis of evidence to date on the most commonly used tests for first-level screening. We will also highlight new results from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a population-based study of over 50,000 older Canadians, that address important gaps in the current available evidence. Finally, we will discuss ongoing efforts in research on fall risk assessment and, for interested users, the process for accessing the CLSA data set will be reviewed. Presenters' Bios: Dr. Marla Beauchamp is a physical therapist and assistant professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Her research focuses on rehabilitative strategies to enhance mobility among older adults and those with chronic disease. She is particularly interested in advancing evidence-based practice in fall risk assessment and prevention in older adults. Dr. Lauren Griffith is an associate professor in the Department of Health Evidence and Impact at McMaster University and the associate scientific director of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Her research interests include physical functioning, injury and aging as well as the harmonization of longitudinal data. Dr. Ayse Kuspinar is a physiotherapist and assistant professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Her research focuses on monitoring of health outcomes that are important to people with chronic diseases and older adults (symptoms, function and quality of life), the development of new tools using modern measurement methods, and reliability/validity testing of existing tools.