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Prof Sue Kurrle

Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research 2019 Annual Meeting

Curran Professor in Health Care of Older People
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
Director, NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre
Clinical Director, Northern Sydney LHD Aged Care and Rehabilitation Network
Senior Staff Specialist Geriatrician
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service

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Prof Robin Daly

Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research

Chair of Exercise and Ageing
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition
Deakin University


  • 11 September - Updated program now available - click here

  • 20 September - Early bird cut-off EXTENDED - 28 September 2019


It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 4th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research.The meeting this year will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2019 at the Hilton Sydney. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Sarcopenia, Falls and Frailty: Everybody’s Business”. 

Sarcopenia, falls and frailty are potentially devastating conditions that affect many people globally, and present a major challenge to the functional independence and quality of life of our older population. Prevention of these conditions, and better recognition and management once present, have the potential to improve older people’s ability to remain active and independent into older age. With the inclusion of falls in the theme for this year’s conference, we aim to highlight the integral and interrelated role that sarcopenia and frailty play in the occurrence of falls and related conditions such as fractures.  

The aim of this meeting is to take a holistic approach and to bring together clinical, basic and translational researchers, clinicians, allied healthcare professionals and service providers in the disciplines of sarcopenia, falls, frailty, osteoporosis, exercise and nutrition, to provide cross-fertilisation of ideas and networking opportunities, with the aim to develop better approaches for identifying, preventing and treating these conditions for our older patients. 

Speakers will include both local and international experts, and emerging researchers and participants from across the research and practice spectrum. Our scientific program will include ample opportunities for delegates to submit abstracts for oral presentations, symposiums, young investigator awards and an interactive poster session. Travel awards will also be available to students for the top ranked abstracts. The newly formed early career investigator committee will also be hosting an event to provide greater networking opportunities for our up-and-coming researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals. 

This is a multi-disciplinary meeting and we invite scientists and clinicians from basic sciences, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, nutrition, medicine, nursing, epidemiology, health economics, and public health to participate. There will be plenty of time for networking with colleagues to share ideas and discuss future collaborations.

On behalf of our Scientific Committee, we would like to welcome you to Sydney. 

Call for Abstracts Information

See further details about submissions here.

Call or Symposiums and Research Abstracts Opens - Mid March 2019

Registration Opens - May 2019 - NOW OPEN

Symposium Submissions Closes - 31 May 2019 - NOW CLOSED

Symposium authors notified - Early July 2019

Research Abstracts Closes - 31 July 2019 - NOW CLOSED

Research abstract authors notified - Late August 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes - 28 September 2019

Important Dates


For further information, please contact the Meeting Secretariat or Executive Officer.

ANZSSFR 2019 Meeting Secretariat

Lara Malcolm
The Meeting People Pty Ltd
PO Box 764, Mitcham SA 5062
32 The Strand, Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041 Australia

T   08 8177 2215
M  0411 439 410
E   lara@themeetingpeople.com.au
W  www.themeetingpeople.com.au

ANZSSFR Executive Officer

Gwen McMaster-Fay

E  anzssfr@gmail.com
W https://www.anzssfr.org 


Platinum Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsors