Our Annual Symposium will be held on Monday 14 October 2019 in the Western Centre for Health Research and Education Auditorium.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Peggy Cawthon

Dr. Cawthon is currently Senior Scientist at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute and Associate Adjunct Professor at UCSF.

Dr. Cawthon’s current research interests include maintenance of mobility in old age; sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss); frailty; the decline of physical
function with age; and osteoporosis. She has lead the recent Sarcopenia Definitions and Outcomes Consortium effort to develop an updated,
evidenced based definition of sarcopenia.


Guests need to arrive by 2.30pm to retrieve a name tag. Presentations will begin at 3.00pm and run for approximately 2 hours.

3.00pm – 3.10pmIntroductionProfessor Gustavo Duque
3.10pm – 4.00pmKeynote Address: “Sarcopenia: New Directions for an Old Problem”Dr. Peggy Cawthon
4.00pm – 4.10pmThe Impact of Physical Activity on Glycaemic Control and Maintenance of Bone Mass after
Stroke: A Pilot Study
Dr. Karen Borschmann
4.10pm – 4.20pmUse of teach-back improves health outcomes but what do we know about its
implementation? A systematic review
Dr. Alison Beauchamp
4.20pm – 4.30pmFunctional measures of sarcopenia: prevalence, and associations with functional disability
in 10,892 adults aged 65 years and over from six lower- and middle-income countries
A/Prof. Sharon Brennan-Olsen
4.30pm – 4.40pmMidthigh bone, muscle and fat mass vs conventional tissue mass indices: Associations with
strength, performance and balance in older patients
Dr. Ebrahim Bani Hassan
4.40pm – 4.50pmOsteocalcin and its forms across the Lifespan in adult menCassandra Smith
4.50pm – 5.00pmFactor analysis to determine relative contributions of strength, physical performance, body
composition and muscle mass to disability and mobility disability outcomes in older men
Dr. Jesse Zanker
5.00pm – 6.30pmDept of Medicine – WH Research Expo (WCHRE Atrium) Poster Presentations, Refreshments and Networking
5.00pm – 6.30pm

Refreshments will be served after 5pm following the keynote speech.

Registration and enquiries

To register for this event, contact mark.gregory@unimelb.edu.au.

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