Frailty Science Presentations at ICFSR 2023

The 2023 International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research is coming up soon! This annual conference, which showcases state-of-the-art research on frailty and sarcopenia, will be held in Toulouse, France from March 22nd -24th.  There is also a virtual attendance option. 

We are excited to announce that members of our Frailty Science team will be attending to present talks at symposia and paper sessions during the conference.  Some featured sessions are highlighted here:

  • Dr. Jeremy Walston will moderate the lead symposium, A Road Map for the Development of High Priority Physical Frailty Research.  Dr. Walston will present a talk on Biological Research Priorities; Dr. Qian-Li Xue will present Future Implementation Research Priorities; and Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche will present Public Health Research Priorities.
  • Dr. Qian-Li Xue will moderate a symposium on Disentangling Relationships among Resilience, Frailty, and Self-Reported Health: Longitudinal Evidence from Community and Clinical Studies of Older Adults. For this session, Brian Buta, MHS, will present Frailty and Self-Reported Health as Surrogate Markers of Physiological Resilience: Findings from the SPRING-RESTORE Study; Dr. Xue will present Physical Frailty, Self-Reported Health and All-Cause Mortality: Implications for Resilience; and Dr. Amal Wanigatunga will present Interactions between Self-Reported Health and Free-Living Movement Patterns on Frailty Incidence.
  •  Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche will moderate a symposium on the Conceptualization, Ascertainment and Implications of Prefrailty as a Public Health Priority. As part of this session, she will present on Next-generation Prefrailty Assessment in the Physical Frailty Phenotype.
  • Dr. Jenna Mammen will lead a presentation on the Association Between Thyroid Function and Lower Limb Composition in Older Adults: Analysis from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
  • Dr. Megan Huisingh-Scheetz will present on Design, methods and preliminary findings for the EngAGE trial: An exercise and social engagement intervention for multimorbid, homebound African American older adult-care partner dyads delivered over voice-activated technology.

The full conference program is now online, including keynote presentations and poster sessions

We hope those who are interested are able to attend this exciting conference!  Registration is still open, including an option for virtual attendance. 

Please also take a look at our ongoing Frailty Fighters campaign that highlights many of the presenters at this year’s conference. 

Wishing all a great 2023 ICFSR, in person and online! 

#FrailtyFighter 2.0: International Edition–Especially for the ICFSR Congress 2023

We are bringing back our celebrated #FrailtyFighter social media campaign on Twitter!  And we are proud to partner with the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR) Congress to highlight global researchers in this space leading up to the ICFSR 2023 Conference in Toulouse, France, from March 22-24 as a key part of this effort. These Tweets will include a visual brief biography about these giants in frailty, sarcopenia, and resiliency research, as well as links to selected publications, and point out when their ICFSR presentation will take place.

“#FrailtyFighter 2.0: International Edition” launched on Monday, February 20, 2023 with content about the conference, to which Johns Hopkins University is sending six researchers to present: Drs. Karen Bandeen-Roche; Jeremy Walston; Jenna Mammen; Amal Wanigatunga; Qian-Li Xue; and Mr. Brian Buta. Also, Dr. Megan Huisingh-Scheetz from the University of Chicago will be presenting at the ICFSR conference; she contributed to Frailty Science’s Clinical Topic: Primary Care content. That brings up the number of Frailty Science team members presenting at ICFSR 2023 to seven!

Over the coming weeks leading up to the conference, we will Tweet about each member of our team presenting at ICFSR 2023 and their research, as well as promote ICFSR 2023 content about leading international frailty researchers, such as Dr. Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas (whom ICFSR will recognize with a Lifetime Achievement Award), and more keynote speakers and presenters.

#FrailtyFighter Prof. Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas, MD, PhD

The #FrailtyFighter social media campaign is a fabulous way to celebrate frailty scientists and their research, and we may continue the series after the ICFSR conference is over to raise awareness of more significant contributions in frailty science, and to recognize up-and-coming junior researchers in the field.

You are invited to participate!

To be considered for this effort, here’s what we need from you:

  •  Name and academic degrees
  •  Brief biography (36 words or fewer)
  • Affiliated institutional logo
  • Current head shot (vertical orientation)

Additionally, it is very nice to have meaningful content to generate more interest in the #FrailtyFighter Tweet about you, such as links to:

  • Recent frailty research
  • Future presentation that includes you
  • Award or honor received
  • News about you on frailty
  • Anything else to related to frailty with which you are involved

We can help draft text for the Tweet itself to accompany the visual art if you like, and you are welcome to prepare draft text (up to 280 characters including links, etc.) if there is a particular angle you would like to promote in messaging.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please send all content in one email to our communications specialist:

We hope you enjoy the #FrailtyFighter series and consider joining the cause to bring more attention on social media to this critical subspecialty in geriatric research and healthy aging, and your leadership to that purpose.

#FrailtyFighter content requirements