The AGE Research Group were delighted to host the inaugural International Sarcopenia Translation Research Conference (ISTRC) 10-11 June 2021. We welcomed almost 200 delegates from 25 countries, with the virtual platform widening access to form a truly international sarcopenia research network.

The programme of world leading speakers covered topics from discovery science, through to clinical practice and industry perspectives and successfully highlighted sarcopenia as an important area for clinical practice and translational research. To read more about the key messages of the event please see the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Website.

The conference also supported the development of early career researchers (ECRs) across a range of disciplines with a focus on their career development and providing them with the opportunity discuss their research on the main stage.

I thought this was a fantastic conference - the best I've attended (either online or in person) for a long time.” – ISTRC 2021 Delegate

Although the conference was virtual, I felt like I was actually there in person. I could interact with participants, look at posters….I look forward to another ISTRC in the future.” – ISTRC 2021 Delegate

Outstanding - well-chaired, interesting talks, good discussion afterwards. The future looks bright!” – ISTRC 2021 Delegate (Next Generation Researchers Session)


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