IAGG - International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

WHO - World Health Organization

SFGG - Société Française de Gériatrie et de Gérontologie are pleased to introduce their 3rd joint workshop on

“ Promoting access to innovation and clinical research for frail old persons”

 

Presentation:

The main issues will concern:

  1. A simple tool for frailty assessment: what model, for what use?
  2. Relevance of frailty for evaluation purposes: new geriatric treatments, heavy and costly healthcare procedures, social and medical practices for a global population
  3. Frailty and prevention: Can frailty help identify potential disability? Can frailty be used as a tool in prevention campaigns and screening (ie: pneumococcus vaccination, physical activities, vitamin D...)

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Co-Chairmen:

Islene ARAUJO DE CARVALHO (Switzerland) is Medical Officer of the Department of Gender, Women and Health of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Athanase BENETOS (France) is Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Head of the Department of Geriatrics at the Nancy University Hospital and is Treasurer of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG).

Gilles BERRUT (France) is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatric Medical Department at the Nantes University Hospital and is currently President of the French Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SFGG).

 

IAGG/WHO/SFGG WORKSHOP n°3

“Promoting access to innovation and clinical research for frail old persons”

(Final update 13/01/2012)

 

Friday January 20, 2012

Schedule

Title of presentation

Speakers

02:00pm

Welcome & introduction by Workshop Co-chairs

Islene ARAUJO DE CARVALHO (WHO)

 

 

Athanase BENETOS (IAGG Treasurer)

 

 

Gilles BERRUT (SFGG President)

 

Address of the Hellenic Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Meropi VIOLAKI (HAGG President)

 

Frailty: from concept to practice

 

 

 

 

02:10pm

Frailty: Searching for a relevant and evidence based framework

Howard BERGMAN (Canada)

02:30pm

Is it possible to define frailty? Which criteria in 2012?

Matteo CESARI (France)

02:50pm

GENERAL  DISCUSSION

 

 

How to assess frail older subjects

 

 

 

 

03:10pm

How to include the social factor in determining frailty?

Luis Miguel GUTIERREZ (Mexico)

03:30pm

Scales to quantify frailty

Antonio CHERUBINI (Italy)

03:50pm

“Frailty Operative Definition-Consensus Conference" Project

Leocadio RODRIGUEZ MANAS (Spain)

04:10pm

GENERAL  DISCUSSION

 

04:30pm

Coffee break (30 minutes)

 

 

Mechanisms of frailty

 

05:00pm

How might deficit accumulation give rise to frailty?

Kenneth ROCKWOOD (Canada)

05:20pm

Biological markers of frailty

Cornel SIEBER (Germany)

05:40pm

GENERAL  DISCUSSION

 

06:00pm

End

 

 

Saturday January 21, 2012

Schedule

Title of presentation

Speakers

09:00am

Introduction by Co-chairs (10 minutes)

 

 

Mechanisms of frailty

 

 

 

 

09:10am

Is sarcopenia the best determinant of frailty?

Alfonso CRUZ-JENTOFT (Spain)

09:30am

Interest of assessment of frailty in the prevention campaigns

Jean-Pierre BAEYENS (Belgium)

 

and screening

 

09:50am

GENERAL  DISCUSSION

 

10:10am

Coffee break (30 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

Clinical interest for the evaluation of frailty

 

 

 

 

10:40am

Evaluation of frailty in cancer aged patients: Clinical interest

Frédérique RETORNAZ (France)

 

and tools

 

11:00am

Taking into account frailty in treating older patients with cardio-

Liang-Kung CHEN (Taiwan)

 

metabolic diseases

 

11:20am

GENERAL  DISCUSSION

 

11:40am

CONCLUSIONS

 

12:00pm

End

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmed academic speakers will feature:

Jean-Pierre BAEYENS (Belgium) is Professor and Head of the Department of Geriatric Medicine of the Damiaan general Hospital. He is currently Secretary General of the Belgian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics and IAGG’s former European Regional Chair.

Howard BERGMAN (Canada) is a Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Oncology and the first Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Professor of Geriatric Medicine at McGill University and the Jewish General Hospital. He is an investigator at Solidage: the McGill University/Université de Montréal Research Group on Frailty and Aging as well as at the Bloomfield Centre for Research on Aging at the Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital. He was, up until recently, Vice-President, Scientific Affairs of the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ), the Quebec health research funding agency.

Matteo CESARI (France) is a Geriatrician working at the Institute of Aging of the University of Toulouse. He has special expertise in designing and conducting clinical research in older persons. His research activities explore the (sub) clinical pathways related to frailty and physical disability in older persons. Dr. Cesari’s scientific projects have been funded by private as well as public Institutions, including the US National Institute on Aging, the French National Agency for Research, and the Italian Ministry of Health.

Liang-Kung CHEN (Taiwan) is Chairman of the Asia Pacific League of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics, Director of the Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and is also Associate Professor at the National Yang Ming University School of Medicine.

Antonio CHERUBINI (Italy) is Associate Professor of Gerontology and Geriatrics at Perugia University Medical School and attending geriatrician at the University Hospital. He has collaborated internationally in the field of ageing and age-related diseases. He has been the primary investigator of national research programs, is a member of the European Alzheimer Disease Consortium and has participated in previous EC-supported projects (ICTUS and PREDICT). He is a member of the Geriatric Expert Group of the European Medicine Agency and Executive Board member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).

Alfonso J. CRUZ-JENTOFT (Spain) is head of the Geriatric Department of the Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal in Madrid, and Director of the Geriatric Unit of the Clínica Ruber in Madrid. He was President of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) from 2006-2007, and is now member of the EUGMS Academic Board. He chaired the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People and chairs the Sarcopenia Observatory of the Sociedad Española de Geriatría y Gerontología.

Luis Miguel GUTIERREZ-ROBLEDO (Mexico) is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the National University of Mexico, Researcher in Health Sciences Geriatrics Chair at the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico and Founding Director of the Institute of Geriatrics at the National Institutes of Health of Mexico. He is presently the first Director General of the Institute of Geriatrics at the National Institutes of Health in Mexico. His research agenda focuses on the epidemiology of aging in Mexico and more specifically on frailty and dementia and the interface between both conditions.

Frédérique RETORNAZ (France) is a Geriatrician specialised in frailty in Onco-Geriatrics at the Department of Internal Medicine of Ambroise Paré Hospital of Marseille and the Local Gerontological center in the same city.

Kenneth ROCKWOOD (Canada) is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University and an active staff physician in the Department of Medicine at Capital Health, Halifax. He is also a leading authority on frailty, focusing his investigations on the complexity of frailty, and what can be termed as "clinico-mathematical correlation".

Leocadio RODRIGUEZ MANAS (Spain) is Head of the Department of Geriatrics at Hospital Universitario de Getafe (Madrid), President of the Research Committee at Hospital Universitario de Getafe and Professor “ad honorem” of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He is the past Director of the Foundation for Biomedical Research at the Hospital Universitario de Getafe. He is Co-ordinator of the Spanish Collaborative Research Network on Aging and Frailty - RETICEF (Ministry of Science and Innovation), Co-director of the epidemiologic study Toledo Study on Healthy Ageing.

Cornel SIEBER (Germany) holds the Chair for Internal Medicine-Geriatrics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and is Director of the Institute of Biomedicine of Ageing (IBA) at the same University. He is also the Chief of the Department of Geriatrics (acute care, day hospital, rehabilitation unit) at the Nürnberg-Hospital and the Nürnberg-Stift. At the present time, he is President of the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (EAMA) and President of the German Society of Nutritional Medicine (DGEM).

 

Confirmed observers will feature:

Charalambos AGATHANGELOU (Cyprus) is Medical Practitioner and Professor in Gerontology and is a consultant at the ARITI Center of Assisted Living, Rehabilitation and Wound Clinic, in Nicosia. He is member and representative of the European Pressure Advisory Panel and European Wound Management Association (EWMA) and holds the position of President of the Middle East Wound Management Association. His main research interest are the use of growth factor in the treatment of diabetic chronic wounds, prevention of pressure ulcers and the significance of individual body characteristics, and taking into account frailty in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.

Sandrine ANDRIEU (France) is Professor of Public Health at the Toulouse University Hospital and is Head of the Aging and Alzheimer Disease research team (INSERM Unit U558).

Patricia ANTHONY (Switzerland) is Head of Medical Affairs of Nestlé Health Science S.A.

Christian ASBRAND (France) is a biologist by training and Program Leader for Sarcopenia at the Aging Therapeutic Strategic Unit of Sanofi R&D. He runs an in vivo pharmacology lab at Sanofi Germany. His research interest centers on age-related changes in muscle structure and function.

Bilkish CASSIM (South Africa) is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Geriatrics, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal and executive member of the South African Geriatrics Society.

Francesca CERRETA (United Kingdom) coordinates the geriatric activities at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and is secretary of its Geriatric Expert Group, currently working on frailty issues.

Heung Bong CHA (Korea) is former Minister of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea. He is Professor Emeritus of Department of Social Welfare at Hallym University in Seoul and is President of Korean Association for Vision of Aging Society. He is also President-Elect of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and President of IAGG’s XXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics scheduled in Seoul, Korea in 2013.

Ming-Yueh CHOU (Taiwan) is Medical Practitioner and Consultant at the Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital.

Catherine COULOUVRAT (France) is Medical Practitioner and is Head of the Customer Intelligence/Market Access Unit at the Aging Therapeutic Strategic Unit of Sanofi R&D Company.

Laure de DECKER (France) is Medical Practitioner at the Geriatrics Department of the Nantes University Hospital.

Sofia DIMOPOULOU (Greece) is General Practitioner, Director of the Kassandreia's Primary Health Care Center of Halkidiki and Assistant Coordinator of Education for General Practice (GP) Trainees.

Peng DU (China) is Professor and Director of the Academic Research Office of the Remnin University of China in Beijing. He is Board member of the United Nations International Institute on Ageing and is IAGG’s Asia/Oceania Regional Chair.

Yiannis ELLUL (Greece) is Assistant Professor in Neurology in the Department of Neurology of the University of Patras, Greece. His research activities into Cerebrovascular diseases includes the identification of prognostic factors (genetic / inflammatory / markers of atherosclerosis) for stroke severity and functional outcome in patients with ischemic strokes. He has special research interest into movement disorders comprises the study of the wider effects of deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonias and tremors. He is President of the Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics of South West Greece.

Bernard FORETTE (France) was Chief of Geriatric Department of Sainte Perrine Hospital in Paris, President of the French Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SFGG), President of the 19th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics that was held in Paris in July 2009. He currently serves as Secretary-General of ILC-International Longevity Center-France and Special Advisor to IAGG President.

Françoise FORETTE (France) is Director of ILC-International Longevity Center-France, Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at University Paris V and Director of the Fondation Nationale de la Gériatrie (FNG).

Alain FRANCO (France) is Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at the Nice University Hospital, France, is Secretary General-Vice President of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and is also President of the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG).

Vasiliki GKARMIRI (Greece) is a General Practice / Family Medicine (GP/FM) specialist working in the Greek NHS, member of the Executive Board of the Greek Association of General Practitioners (ELEGEIA) and its current delegate in the European Network for Prevention and Health Promotion (EUROPREV). She is also Assistant Coordinator in GP/FM training. Her special interests lie in the fields of geriatrics, health promotion and disease prevention (especially cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, smoking cessation and lipid-metabolic disorders), GP/FM training and healthcare services management.

Renato GUIMARAES (Brazil) is Professor of Geriatric Medicine and currently runs the Medical Center for the Elderly at the University Hospital of Brasília. He is also Coordinator of Continuing Education and Research in Health of the Elderly at School of Health Sciences (ESCS) of Brasilia. He was a founding member of the Brazilian Association of Geriatric Neuro-Psychiatry and of the Brazilian Association for Alzheimer Disease (ABRAZ). He is Past-President of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and has been recently elected member of the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine.

Michaela HOENE (Switzerland) is Medical Doctor and is Global R&D Platform Manager in Aging Medical Care at Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition.

José JAUREGUI (Argentina) is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Buenos Aires University, Tucuman University and Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine at University of Buenos Aires, and associated researcher in the same place with a directorship of a new Institut of Biology of Aging. After being Secretary General of the Sociedad Argentina de Gerontologia y Geriatria (SAGG), he was elected Chair of IAGG’s COMLAT (South America and Carribean) Region. He is presently finishing his PhD period at Salamanca University in Spain, where he will defend his thesis in March 2012.

Vladimir KHAVINSON (Russia) is member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in the field of “Gerontology and Geriatrics” and was designated Professor of the Chair of Gerontology and Geriatrics of the St Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies of the Russian Ministry of Health. He was appointed Main gerontologist of the Health Committee of the Government of St Petersburg. And since 4 years is Head of the Sector of peptide regulation of ageing of the Institute of Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was recently elected Chair of IAGG’S European Region after having presided over its Biological Section for four years.

Ioannis KOMNINOS (Greece) is a medical doctor in Family Medicine, and a PhD candidate in the area of public health at the University of Crete. His research is based on the SHARE project, (50 + in Europe, Cross-European Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe). The topic of his research focuses on frailty among the aging population in Europe and the impact of medical, social, psychological and economic factors from the perspective of family medicine and primary health care. In this context, part of his research is accomplished at the University College of London (UCL, 2009), Department of Public Health, on the subject of frailty in the aging population of the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA). He is a member of the National Educational Committee of the Hellenic Association of General Practitioners (ELEGEIA) since 2003 and Assistant Educational Coordinator of trainees in Family Medicine at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete since 2006.

Wei-Ju LEE (Taiwan) is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital Yuanshan Branch. Research interests include interdisciplinary care in frail patients, post-acute care/intermediate care, geriatric syndrome (especially in fall) and frailty.

Ioannis LENTZAS (Greece) is General Practitioner and Director of Health Center of Simopoulo, Ilia. He is also the Greek delegate in the European study for Diabetes Mellitus.

Irene OIKONOMIDOU (Greece) is General Practitioner at the Health Center of Diabata and Education Coordinator of GP Trainees of the Papageorgiou Hospital in Thessaloniki.

Li-Ning PENG (Taiwan) is Medical Practitioner and Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital.

Christine PERRET-GUILLAUME (France) is Professor of Geriatrics at the Department of Internal Medicine of the Nancy University Hospital. Her research interests are focused on thrombosis, anticoagulation and quality of life in older people.

Mirko PETROVIC (Belgium) is Professor of Geriatrics and Clinical Pharmacology at the Ghent University and attending geriatrician at the Ghent University Hospital. His principal research interest concerns drug related problems and appropriate prescribing in older adults. He has expertise in conducting clinical trials in older adults and currently participates in an EC-supported project. He is a member of the European Medicine Agency (EMA) Geriatric Expert Group (GEG) and the co-laureate of the GerontoNet (the network of excellence for clinical trials with geriatric patients) grant in 2008.

George SOULIS (Greece) is General Practitioner and obtained his doctoral degree in Athens University. He is currently training in Geriatrics at the University of Nancy, France.

George SPATHARAKIS (Greece) is General Practitioner and Geriatrician. He is Clinical Director of the Public Primary Health Center of Itea, Phokida, Greece. He is member of the Executive Board of the Greek Gerontological & Geriatrics Society and Honorary Treasurer of the European Academy of Teachers in General Practice Medicine (EURACT). His main fields of interest in geriatrics are nutrition, falls, sarcopenia, elder abuse.

Olga THEOU (Greece) is Post Doctoral Fellow to Prof Kenneth ROCKWOOD in Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. She is currently working on a PDF related to frailty and physical activity.

Eva TOPINKOVA (Czech Republic) is Head of the Department of Gerontology & Geriatrics at the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, and is Professor of Geriatrics at the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and President of the Clinical Section of the IAGG-European Region.

Bruno VELLAS (France) is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Chief of Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Research Centre at the Toulouse University Hospital in France and is also President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG).

Meropi VIOLAKI (Greece) is President of the Hellenic Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. She served at the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Greece for 35 years in various capacities and was the first woman to be appointed as Director General in the Greek Civil Service. Her background includes medicine and she specialized in Biopathology (Microbiology) and Public Health. She has represented Greece in WHO for many years and continues to act as a consultant to both the Greek Ministry of Health and Welfare and WHO.

Kimon VOLIKAS (Greece) is General Practitioner in Internal Medicine-Geriatric Medicine. He is Director of Medical Training at the Hellenic Air Force 251 General Hospital and holds the position of Vice President of the Hellenic Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (HAGG).

Theodora ZACHARIADOU (Cyprus) is a General Practitioner/Family Physician and practices in the Engomi Health Center in Nicosia since 2009. Her research activities include the management of chronic diseases in primary healthcare including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.