Convenor's Welcome


Prof Renuka Visvanathan

Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research 2017 Annual Meeting
Project Lead
National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research 2017 Annual Meeting. Following the successful inaugural conference in Melbourne last November, the 2017 conference is in Adelaide, South Australia also known as the Festival City.  

The conference will be held at Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia.

Both Sarcopenia and Frailty are increasingly important and affect many people, especially those aged 80 years and older. Identifying, preventing and treating these conditions will better allow older people achieve Healthy Ageing.

Over two days, there will be opportunity to hear from Internationally renowned scientists and clinicians and collectively, we will improve our knowledge base in these important health related topics.

There will be opportunity to showcase new research as well as network with our colleagues where we can share ideas and forge collaborations. The abstracts will be published in a special issue of the Australasian Journal of Ageing.

This national conference is multi-disciplinary in nature and will be attractive not only to clinicians but also scientists from multiple disciplines not limited to epidemiology, food science, bench-top research and health economics.  

On behalf of our Scientific/Steering Committee, I would like to welcome you to Adelaide.




Professor Renuka Visvanathan
Associate Professor Solomon Yu
Dr Ivanka Hendrix
Dr Natalie Luscombe


Professor Renuka Visvanathan
Associate Professor Solomon Yu
Professor Gustavo Duque
Professor Rob Daly
Professor Ian Cameron
Professor Ian Chapman
Associate Professor Debra Waters
Ms Rita Kinsella (Scientific Secretary)


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

ANZSSFR 2017 Meeting Secretariat

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

T   08 8177 2215
M  0411 439 410

ANZSSFR Executive Officer

Gwen McMaster-Fay




Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

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International Conference on Frailty
and Sarcopenia Research
10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition incorporating the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the NSA and NSNZ Adelaide 26-29 November 2017