The inaugural UK conference on sarcopenia was held in central London on 9th July 2013.
Delegates included clinicians, therapists, nutritionists and scientists, with representatives from Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, the Ukraine, the United States and Japan. The meeting was organised and chaired by Professor Avan Aihie Sayer, MRC Clinical Scientist and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit in Southampton, who opened the meeting with an overview of why sarcopenia is important. Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle mass and function with age. It is common in older men and women and has serious health consequences and significant healthcare costs. Continue reading →
35 physicians practicing in the community as family practitioners or in home services for the elderly, as well as several internists and geriatricians practicing in general and geriatric hospitals, participated in two intensive days of the first TNTGER ( Total Nutrition Therapy- Geriatrics) in Israel. Continue reading →