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Not able to attend all congresses? Need to know what happened and what the latest breakthroughs are? This section provides essential information from international congresses worldwide.

Enabling the Diagnosis of Sarcopenia: The First Step to Improved Treatments

At the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research in Boston, Massachusetts, international experts on sarcopenia backed a proposal to establish a diagnostic code for the condition as an essential step towards the development of new treatments. With the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) – 10th revision set to replace the existing diagnostic codes in October 2015, the Aging In Motion (AIM) Coalition has been working hard to forge an international consensus on clinically relevant aspects of the disease that will enable consistent diagnosis and collaboration in research and clinical studies.

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International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research 2015 (ICFSR2015)

The International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research 2015 (ICFSR2015) will take place from April 23-25, 2015 in Boston, MA, USA. The event is organized in collaboration with TUFTS University, Boston. After Toulouse (France) in 2011, Orlando (USA) in 2012, and Barcelona (Spain) in 2014, this fourth edition expects to welcome 500 participants from all over the world. Today the conference program includes 6 keynote lectures, 16 symposiums, 65 oral communications and 211 posters.

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News from ICFSR 2014: Building Muscle Mass in the Elderly: The Role of Exercise and Nutrition

At the 2014 International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research, a panel of scientists presented their latest findings on the mechanisms underlying muscle atrophy in the elderly and strategies to reverse this process. Prolonged resistance-type exercise training represents an effective therapeutic strategy to augment skeletal muscle mass and improve functional performance in the elderly. However, the increase in protein synthesis in response to exercise largely depends on protein intake at certain times before, during and/or after exercise.

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News from ICFSR 2014: Europe’s Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Addressing Frailty and Muscle Loss in the Elderly

The Innovative Medicines Initiative, a Joint Undertaking between the European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), has identified interventions for frailty and sarcopenia as unmet medical needs of an increasingly ageing population in the EU and worldwide. During the 2014 International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research, Dr. Susanna Del Signore, Associate Vice-President of Global Regulatory Policy at Sanofi provided an update on the IMI Frailty and Sarcopenia project plan.

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International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research 2014

The International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research 2014 (ICFSR2014) will take place from March 12-14, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The event is organized under the auspices of the IAGG GARN Network, in collaboration with the Institute of Ageing of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University Hospital of Getafe, Madrid, and TUFTS University, Boston. In this press release, the scope and the objectives of the international conference are presented.

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News from IANA 2013: Prediction of Disability by Self-reported Physical Frailty Components of the Tilburg Frailty Indicator

During the International Academy on Nutrition and Aging (IANA) meeting on Nutrition and Physical & Cognitive Frailty Including Sarcopenia, held in Seoul, Korea, on June 23, 2013, Robbert Gobbens from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands presented an oral communication entitled, “The prediction of disability by self-reported physical frailty components of the Tilburg frailty indicator”.

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