About the webinar:
Sarcopenia and frailty are highly prevalent but poorly diagnosed in older hospitalised patients. In this webinar, we’ll explore new recommendations from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Sarcopenia and Frailty Research (ANZSSFR) with ANZSSFR President, Professor Andrea Maier. Professor Maier will identify practical steps for screening, diagnosing and managing sarcopenia and frailty, while drawing attention to the need for a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates awareness and education initiatives. Professor Maier will also highlight how patient and carer education can be a helpful strategy to promote adherence to sarcopenia and frailty treatment.
About the speaker:
Professor Andrea Maier, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), graduated in Medicine (MD) 2003 from the University of Lübeck (Germany). From 2016 to early 2021 Professor Maier served as Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and as Professor of Medicine and Aged Care at the University of Melbourne. She continued her career at the National University of Singapore as Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Longevity. Professor Maier’s research focuses on unraveling the mechanisms of ageing and age-related diseases. During the last 10 years she has conducted multiple international observational cohort studies and intervention trials and has published more than 350 peer-reviewed articles.
US dietitians: 1.0 CE from CDR. CPD/CEU hours are applicable for Australia and New Zealand dietitians. Check your local country requirements to see if you can claim for continuing education.