#FrailtyFighters 3.0—Frailty Highlights Coming Up at ICFSR 2024: March 20-22

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You may have noticed the buzz on social media that we have teamed up with the 14th International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research to call your attention to frailty highlights you don’t want to miss at their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from March 20-22.  Below you will find a curated listing of frailty-related presentations in chronological order; bold indicates speakers from JHU:

Wednesday, March 20th

  • 3pm—Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Anne Newman, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
  • 3:20pm—Keynote 1: Health ABC to SOMMA: Leaning into aging biology to understand frailty and sarcopenia” with Dr. Anne Newman, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
  • 5:40pm—Symposium 2: “Characterizing Resiliencies to Physical Stressors in Older Adults: Phenotype Development & Validation” with Drs. Qian-Li Xue, Thomas Laskow, and Nicholas Schmedding, Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Thursday, March 21st

  • 8:10am—Oral Communication 11: “Hormone Replacement Therapy and Muscle Loss in Post-Menopausal Women: Analysis from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging using Repeated Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry” with Dr. Jenna Mammen, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
  • 9:00am—Symposium 3: “Gene Expression Profiling in Muscle Identifies Pathway Associations with Mitochondrial Respiration, Physical Performance, and Muscle Mass in Older Individuals from SOMMA” with Drs. Steven Cummings, S.F. Coordinating Center, CPMC Research Institute (USA); Gregory Tranah, CPMC Research Institute (USA); Russell Hepple, University of Florida (USA); and Paul Coen, AdventHealth (USA)
  • 10:30am—Keynote 3: “Current and investigational medications for the treatment of sarcopenia” with Dr. Yves Rolland, IHU HealthAge, University Paul Sabatier (France)
  • 11:30am—Keynote 4: “Osteosarcopenia and the crossroad between muscle, bone and fat” with Dr. Gustavo Duque, McGill University Health Centre (Canada)
  • 1:50pm—Roundtable 1: “Culturally Congruent Frailty Care With Diverse Communities” with Drs. Nitin Budhwar, Alex DeRadke, Raj Shah, and Debra Waters, University of New Mexico (USA)
  • 2:50pm—Oral Communication 19: “Higher Thyroid Hormone Levels are Associated with Lower Muscle Quality: Results from MROS” with Dr. Jenna Mammen, Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Friday, March 22nd

  • 9:00am—Symposium 7:Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Energetics in the Study of Muscle, Mobility and Aging (SOMMA)” with Drs. Peggy Cawthon, California Pacific Medical Center (USA); Steven Cummings, S.F. Coordinating Center & CPMC Research Institute (USA); Russell Hepple, University of Florida (USA); and Paul Coen, AdventHealth (USA)
  • 9:40am—Keynote 6: “Patient-reported and performance outcomes relevant to sarcopenia” with Dr. David Cella, Northwestern University (USA)
  • 1:20pm—Keynote 7: “The New Challenges of Healthy Longevity: From the Sprint-t Study to the Longevity Run Project” with Dr. Francesco Landi, Catholic University of Rome (Italy)

Want to figure out who these folks are when you see them at ICFSR24? Our #FrailtyFighter 3.0 campaign on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) has been highlighting their presentations, which includes images of presenters.  For your convenience, you may find a compilation of this Tweet content here.

For more information about registering for ICFSR24 either in person or virtually, or to see the full program of all presentations and speakers, visit their website.

We send best wishes to ICFSR24 organizers and presenters that it will be yet another fabulous international gathering of some of the greatest minds in frailty research!