Falls, Frailty, Polypharmacy & Sarcopenia Conference

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Falls, Frailty, Polypharmacy & Sarcopenia Conference (IRL)
24 April 2020
St. James's Hospital
Organised by: 
Mercer Institute of Successful Ageing


This international conference is led by national and international experts on the topics of falls, frailty, polypharmacy & sarcopenia. The prominent speakers have been chosen to reduce gaps in knowledge and improve clinical practice. Participants will be able to identify frailty, polypharmacy and sarcopenia when working in the clinical area. They will also be able to identify explained and unexplained falls, muscle function in an acute older person. This knowledge can be used for the improvement of patient care and healthcare delivery.

Expert speakers include:

Professor Janet Lord,
Director Institute of Inflammation and Ageing &Aging Director of the MRC-Versus Arthritic centre for Musculoskeletal, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Birmingham

Professor Rose Anne Kenny,
Director, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St James’s Hospital, Dublin and Centre for Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Professor Corina Naughton

Professor of Clinical Nursing in Older Person’s Healthcare, The School of Nursing and Midwifery University College Cork and the South/Southwest Hospital Group (SSWHG)

Prof Clare Corish

Dietitian, Chair of the Nutrition Society and Associate Professor in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics University College Dublin, Ireland

Mr Peter Hartley

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Physiotherapist at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge