ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Panel members and affiliations

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and British Geriatrics Society (BGS) Panel on the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older Persons includes:
Rose Anne M. Kenny, MD, (Chair): Trinity College and St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland;
Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH (Chair): UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA;
Mary E. Tinetti, MD (Chair): Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT;
Kathryn Brewer, PT, MEd, GCS: Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ;
Kathleen A. Cameron, RPh, MPH: American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation, Alexandria, VA;
Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN: New York University College of Nursing, New York, NY;
David P. John, MD: Caritas Carney Hospital, Dorchester, MA;
Sallie Lamb, DPhil (Oxon), MSc, MCSP, SRP: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK;
Finbarr Martin, MD, MSc, FRCP: St Thomas' Hospital, London, England;
Paul H. Rockey, MD, MPH: American Medical Association , Chicago, IL;
Mary Suther: National Association for Home Care and Hospice, Dallas, TX;
Elizabeth Walker Peterson, MPH, OTR/L: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.

The following organizations endorsed the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older Persons:
The American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Acknowledgments

Guideline Development Facilitation was provided by Oded Susskind, MPH, Medical Education Consultant, Brookline, MA.
Research Services were provided by Sue Radcliff, Independent Researcher, Denver, CO.
Editorial Services were provided by Katherine Addleman, PhD.
Additional research and administrative support were provided by Marianna Drootin, Elvy Ickowicz, MPH, and Nancy Lundebjerg, MPA, American Geriatrics Society, New York, NY.

Financial Disclosures

Drs. Tinetti, Rubenstein, Kenny, Lamb, Rockey, and Ms. Brewer, Ms. Peterson, and Mr. Susskind report no financial relationships with relevant commercial entities. Ms. Cameron holds shares in Johnson & Johnson; Ms. Suther also holds shares in various pharmaceutical companies; Dr. Capezuti is a Board Member of Medco Health Solutions, Inc.; Dr. John receives grants from the American College of Emergency Physicians; Dr. Martin has received hospitality but no fees from Pfizer, Orion, and Pharmacia.

Peer Review

The following organizations with special interest and expertise in the prevention of falls in older persons provided peer review of a preliminary draft of this guideline: American Academy of Family Physicians; American Academy of Home Care Physicians; American Academy of Ophthalmology American Academy of Otolaryngology; American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation American College of Emergency Physicians; American College of Physicians; American Medical Association; American Occupational Therapy Association; American Physical Therapy Association; British Association for Emergency Medicine; Chartered Society of Physiotherapists College of Occupational Therapists (UK); National Association for Home Care and Hospice; Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association; Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine; and the Society for General Internal Medicine.