Scientific Programme

Our exciting 2021 Provisional Programme includes world-leading speakers from a wide range of disciplines.

Please note that at this time the programme is provisional and subject to change. 

CPD credits have been awarded by the Royal College of Physicians (Code 128669).

Schedule

Day 1: Thursday 10th June

Time

Session

Speaker

10:00 - 13:00

Virtual Networking

 

13:30 – 13:50

Session 1 Welcome and introduction

 

 

Setting the translational scene

Professor Avan Aihie Sayer, Newcastle University, UK

13:50 – 14:30

Session 2: The Burden of Sarcopenia

 

 

The epidemiology and health costs of sarcopenia

Dr Peggy Cawthon, University of California San Francisco, USA

 

Sarcopenia and multiple long-term conditions

Dr Richard Dodds, Newcastle University, UK

14:30 – 14:45

Break & Virtual Posters

 

14:45 – 15:25

Session 3 The Biology of Sarcopenia

 

 

Skeletal muscle biology – lessons for sarcopenia 

Professor Miranda Grounds, University of Western Australia, Australia

 

The biology of ageing – lessons for sarcopenia 

Professor Lynne Cox, University of Oxford, UK 

15:25 – 16:05

Session 4 Insights from Sports Science

 

 

Loss of skeletal muscle and development of sarcopenia in ageing - a sports medicine perspective

Professor Michael Kjaer, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The role of skeletal muscle ‘epi-memory’ in life course influences on sarcopenia 

Professor Claire Stewart, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

16:05 – 16:20

Break & Virtual Posters

 

16:20 – 17:00

Session 5 Sarcopenia in Clinical Practice

 

 

The definition and diagnosis of sarcopenia

Prof Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal (IRYCIS), Spain

 

Sarcopenia in the acute setting

Dr Thomas Jackson, University of Birmingham, UK

17:00

Close of Day

 

 

Day 2: Friday 11th June

Time

Session

Speaker

10:00 – 10:40

Session 6 Lifestyle Interventions

 

                    

Prescribing exercise for the prevention and treatment of sarcopenia

Prof Robin Daly, Deakin University, Australia

 

The role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of sarcopenia

Prof Sian Robinson, Newcastle University, UK

10:40 – 11:20

Session 7: Next Generation Researchers

 TBC

11:20 – 11:35

Break and Virtual Posters

 

11:35 – 12:15

Session 8: Drug Interventions

 

 

Drugs for sarcopenia – where are we now and where do we want to be?

Professor John Morley, Saint Louis University, USA

 

Ageing and sarcopenia research in an industry setting

Dr Tea Shavlakadze, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, USA

12:15 - 12.30

Break

 

12:30-13:20

Session 9 Looking Ahead  
  From discovery science to sarcopenia trials for the 21st century

Prof Miles Witham, Newcastle University, UK

 

Next steps for our translational research community

Q&A Panel

13:20-13:30

Closing remarks

Professor Avan Aihie Sayer, Newcastle University, UK

14:00-16:00

Virtual Networking