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24 Aug 21

AAG & ANZSGM present: Webinar: Frailty - mechanisms, measurement and management




We will be recording this webinar.
A link to that recording together with a pdf of the slide
presentations (subject to the consent of our presenters)
will be sent to all registrants after the event.


Some people remain physically active and socially engaged as they grow older; others experience chronic co-morbidities and decline in functional and cognitive abilities. Since these differences are not accurately captured by chronological age alone, gerontologists are increasingly using biological age or frailty to describe patients’ health status. Frail older people are vulnerable to poor outcomes (including falls, institutionalisation and death). This webinar will present a state-of-the-art update on the mechanisms, measurement and management of frailty, with an emphasis on clinical relevance.

Mechanisms will explore the bio-psycho-social predictors and mediators of frailty, including known and theoretical factors ranging from smoking and low physical activity to low-grade inflammation, gut microbiota and amino acid metabolism. The measurement section will review different frailty measurement instruments, with particular emphasis on their potential clinical utility. Lastly, the management of frail older people will be discussed in the context of the multi-disciplinary, holistic approach required. Sex-differences will be explored throughout these sections, providing an innovative understanding of this diverse and complex field in a digestible format.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • State of the art update on the mechanisms, measurement and management of frailty
  • Emphasis on clinical relevance of frailty

Hear from our speakers:


Emily Gordon
Consultant Geriatrician
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Brisbane

Emily Gordon is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital where she leads multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive geriatric assessment and management to frail older adults in acute and subacute inpatient settings.
Emily also works with Professor Ruth Hubbard at the University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer/Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Emily’s research interests include frailty pathophysiology, sex differences, and acute care of frail patients across different medical and surgical disciplines.
Emily promotes academic geriatrics among Advanced Trainees, medical students and Allied Health colleagues. She mentors and supervises an increasing number of Registrars, medical students and Research Higher Degree Candidates as well taking on leadership roles in local and state scientific meeting organising committees.



Natasha Reid
Epidemiologist & Research Fellow
Centre for Health Services Research
University of Queensland.

Natasha Reid is an epidemiologist and research fellow with the Centre for Health Services Research at the University of Queensland.
Natasha specialises in research aiming to understand and influence frailty and quality of life in older adults across settings from community to long-term care, cancer and other acute-care patients. Having worked across both secondary data analysis and primary data collection and intervention, Natasha’s experience includes complex data analysis as well as both individual and systems level behaviour change strategies.
Natasha helps support students at varying levels of their studies in research methodology and data analysis. She sits on a number of committees, including conference organisationing and early career academic committees at the centre and faculty level.



Ruth Hubbard
Masonic Chair of Geriatric Medicine
The University of Queensland

Consultant Geriatrician
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane

Ruth 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 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.

Convenor

Dr Michael W Y Tan
Geriatrician and General Medicine Physician
Alfred Health

Michael Tan is a Consultant Geriatrician and General Medicine
Physician at Alfred Health in Melbourne. From 2019-2021, he
was the Advanced Trainee representative for the ANZSGM
Federal council, and chaired the ANZSGM Advanced Trainee
Representative Committee.



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Event Date & Time: Tuesday 24th August 1pm to 2.00pm AEST

Event Location: WEBINAR, National

Registrations Open: 30th Jul 21 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 23rd Aug 21 11:55 PM

Places Available: 200

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AAG Members: FREE
NZAG Members: FREE
ANZSGM Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50.00

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