The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) – Global Aging Research Network (GARN) was commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Department of Aging and Life Course to setup a group of 15 international experts to finalize a background paper on Frailty intended for the 2015 WHO Global Report on Ageing and Health.

Held on October 8-9, 2014 at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, the meeting aimed to raise awareness of the need to identify, assess and implement frailty around the world. In addition, the group worked on the development of a simplified geriatric assessment tool to be used in primary health care by non-specialized health professionals in low & middle income countries. The background paper will be available shortly.

The experts’ presentations are available for download in PDF format:

Frailty definitions
Prof. John E. Morley (USA)
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Overview of epidemiology studies on frailty
Prof. Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas (Spain)
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Frailty-related outcomes
Prof. Alan Sinclair (UK)
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Evidence-based interventions for targeting FRAIL older people
Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel (Switzerland)
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Restructuring health system for frailty care program in low resourced health care settings
Prof. Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Robledo (Mexico)
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