USA: The 5th International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research will be held in Philadelphia

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The 5th International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR) will be held on April 28th – 29th, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA. During the two-day conference, researchers from all around the world are exposing their results regarding frailty and Sarcopenia.

ICFSR 2016What are frailty and sarcopenia?

Frailty is a clinical syndrome, generally affecting older people. It is most commonly associated to a general state of weakness – low physical activity, slow performance, long-term fatigue etc. Therefore, the elderly suffering from frailty are less likely to live an independent, autonomous life, as they are in a constant need to be helped on their daily routine.

Sarcopenia is one of the major components of frailty. It is a geriatric syndrome characterized by the progressive loss of muscle mass and strength with a risk of adverse outcomes for the patients.

The ICFSR gathers together experts and researchers from all over the world, working on finding solutions to those two syndromes affecting the elderly. With the aim to find the best solutions to prevent the dependence of the elderly, many researchers are working on theories and drug tests in order to help of the elderly willing to remain independent and autonomous as the ageing process advances.

Abstracts will be published on the Journal of Frailty and Ageing. The deadline for submitting an oral communication, poster presentations or symposia is 23rd of November 2015.

2015 output

During the last 4th edition, held on April 2015 in Boston, researchers reached out several conclusions able to improve the elderly welfare and well-being.

The main objective is to raise awareness on the impact that Frailty is taking on the Elderly physical and moral condition.

Many resolutions were discussed and put forward, among them nutrition and physical activities. Indeed, an adequate nutrition diet will help to gain strength and improve clinical outcomes, whereas practicing physical activities will help to increase the muscle mass and function.

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After Toulouse (2011), Orlando (2012), Barcelona (2014) and Boston (2015), this 5th edition of the Conference will be held in Philadelphia.

When – April 28 – 29, 2016

Where – the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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