FIRST AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE ON SARCOPENIA AND FRAILTY, 11-12 November 2016, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia)

Friday, 11 November, 2016 to Saturday, 12 November, 2016

This Conference is a shared initiative of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), The University of Melbourne, Victoria University, and Western Health. During the two days of the Conference, participants will be able to listen to the leaders in this field from Australia, New Zealand and overseas. In addition, participants will be able establish new networks and collaborations with many colleagues sharing their interest in sarcopenia and frailty. The conference audience will be composed of physicians, basic scientists, graduate and medical students, epidemiologists and allied health professionals.

Themes treated include (but are not limited to):


·         Stem cells

·         Fat, muscle, and bone interactions

·         Mechanisms of sarcopenia, frailty and osteosarcopenia

·         Myokines and adipokines

·         Hormones, muscle and bone

·         Vitamin D and its target organs

·         Protein turnover in muscle and bone

·         Glucose metabolism in muscle and bone

·         Animal models of sarcopenia and frailty



·         Biomarkers for sarcopenia and frailty

·         Experimental treatments for sarcopenia, osteosarcopenia and frailty (what is in the pipeline?)

·         New imaging methods for sarcopenia and osteosarcopenia



·         Clinical criteria for sarcopenia and frailty

·         Clinical outcomes in sarcopenia and frailty

·         Use of imaging to diagnose sarcopenia and osteosarcopenia

·         Current therapeutic interventions for sarcopenia, osteosarcopenia and frailty

·         How to design clinical trials in sarcopenia and frailty?

·         The role of nutrition in the treatment sarcopenia and frailty

·         Exercise programs

·         Falls and fractures prevention

·         Falls and Fractures Clinics