November 22 - 23, 2019
4th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research
Sarcopenia, falls and frailty are potentially devastating conditions that affect many people globally, and present a major challenge to the functional independence and quality of life of our older population. Prevention of these conditions, and better recognition and management once present, have the potential to improve older people’s ability to remain active and independent into older age. With the inclusion of falls in the theme for this year’s conference, we aim to highlight the integral and interrelated role that sarcopenia and frailty play in the occurrence of falls and related conditions such as fractures.
The aim of this meeting is to take a holistic approach and to bring together clinical, basic and translational researchers, clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and service providers in the disciplines of sarcopenia, falls, frailty, osteoporosis, exercise and nutrition, to provide cross-fertilisation of ideas and networking opportunities, with the aim to develop better approaches for identifying, preventing and treating these conditions for our older patients.
Speakers will include both local and international experts, and emerging researchers and participants from across the research and practice spectrum. Our scientific program will include ample opportunities for delegates to submit abstracts for oral presentations, symposiums, young investigator awards and an interactive poster session. Travel awards will also be available to students for the top ranked abstracts. The newly formed early career investigator committee will also be hosting an event to provide greater networking opportunities for our up-and-coming researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals.
This is a multi-disciplinary meeting and we invite scientists and clinicians from basic sciences, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, nutrition, medicine, nursing, epidemiology, health economics, and public health to participate. There will be plenty of time for networking with colleagues to share ideas and discuss future collaborations.
This event does not offer CME.
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