ICFSR 2017

International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research
27–28 April 2017 • Barcelona, Spain


After Toulouse, Orlando, Barcelona, Seoul, Boston, Philadelphia, the 7th edition of the ICFSR conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. Researchers, academics, healthcare professionals, and young scientists are invited to submit their work, and discover the latest research findings on the following scientific topics:

Frailty
Biology of frailty and ageing • Physical frailty and age-related body composition modifications • Cognitive frailty • Frailty in clinical practice and public health • Clinical trials and therapeutics

Sarcopenia
Biology • Animal models • Preclinical studies • Clinical trials • Functional assessment • Biomarkers and imaging • New drug developments • Physical exercise • Nutrition intervention • Epidemiology


Keynote Lectures

We are honoured to welcome the keynote speakers listed below who have accepted to address their lectures on:

  • Clinical interventions to avert inflammation, sarcopenia and frailty by Marco Pahor (Gainesville, USA)
  • Frailty in the clinical scenario: challenges and opportunities by Leocadio Rodriguez Manas (Getafe, Madrid, Spain)
  • Overview of sarcopenia definitions by Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft (Madrid, Spain)
  • Blockade of myostatin as a therapeutic approach by Stephen Donahue (Savannah, USA)
  • Protein and other nutrient interactions with frailty and sarcopenia by Tommy Cederholm (Upssala, Sweden)

Organising Committee

Roger Fielding, PhD (Tufts University, Boston, USA)
Toni Salva, MD, (Health & Ageing Foundation, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, MD, PhD (Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain)
Leocadio Rodriguez Manas, MD, PhD (Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Madrid, Spain)
Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD (Gérontopôle, Toulouse University Hospital, France)

Conference Details

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Barcelona, Spain
Dates: 27–29 April 2017
Program: Available online in November 2016
Expected attendance: Approximately 500 delegates
Early bird registration: Before 28 March 2017
Format: Symposium, oral communications and poster presentations
Abstract submission deadline: 12 December 2016