Malnutrition Week ANZ Webinar Series: Addressing the challenge of malnutrition and sarcopenia in different patient groups

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Please note the recording of this webinar is only available until Friday 22nd October 2021.

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About the webinar:

Avoiding the cascade of malnutrition and sarcopenia is the first step to addressing the growing prevalence across various patient settings. In this webinar Professor Jurgen Bauer discusses the relevance of sarcopenia for independence and quality of life in the older population. He will also highlight the importance of combining targeted nutrition with resistance and balance training as a basis of sarcopenia therapy. Merran Finlay will then focus on oncology-related malnutrition and sarcopenia, touching on the implementation of evidence-based guidelines and position statements for the nutritional management of patients with cancer.


About the speakers:

Prof. Jürgen M. Bauer is a geriatrician, Professor of Geriatrics and Director of the Network for Research on Ageing at the University of Heidelberg and Medical Director of the Agaplesion Bethanien Hospital in Heidelberg.

His research focuses on the geriatric syndromes sarcopenia and frailty, the interaction between nutrition and functionality as well as the electronic assessment and functional monitoring of elderly people. He is the author of more than 150 publications and co-publisher of the Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, of Clinical Nutrition as well as of Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care.

Prof Bauer is a faculty member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and a member of the scientific advisory board of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).


Merran Findlay is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian with more than 20 years’ experience in nutrition support and care of people with cancer. A recognised leader in the field of cancer nutrition, she has held senior clinical, research and health service administration roles in tertiary hospitals and major cancer centres in Sydney. Merran has led, and contributed to, the development, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based guidelines and position statements for the nutritional management of patients with cancer including: head and neck cancer; radiotherapy and chemotherapy; enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and cancer-related malnutrition and sarcopenia. Her research interests include the impact of skeletal muscle status, nutritional status and nutrition intervention on clinical, cost and patient-centred outcomes as well as evidence synthesis, dissemination and implementation.




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Professional Development
Duration1 hour
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