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About the webinar:
Older people often have complex care needs and multiple co-morbidities. These patients are vulnerable to poor outcomes like falls, institutionalisation and death – a vulnerability often linked with the term “frailty‟. In this webinar, Professor Ruth Hubbard will delve into the different approaches to measuring and managing frailty in older, vulnerable people in order to improve clinical care across hospital, nursing home and community settings. Professor Hubbard will also touch on the relationship between frailty and malnutrition.
About the speaker:
Ruth Hubbard is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and in October 2020 was appointed as the Masonic Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland.
She has published widely on the inflammatory aetiology of frailty, the difficulties of measuring frailty in clinical practice and the relationships between frailty and obesity, smoking, socioeconomic status and exercise. Based on the impact of her publications, she is currently ranked number 3 in a list of frailty experts worldwide (http://expertscape.com/ex/frail+elderly).
As a passionate advocate for her discipline, she is promoting academic geriatrics among Advanced Trainees, medical students and Allied Health colleagues. She is currently supervising 5 PhDs, 2 MPhils and numerous medical student projects. She has generated more than $9.3 million in grant income in the last 5 years, including as CIA on 2 NHMRC Project Grants.