The International Conference of Frailty and Sarcopenia Research was held in Miami, Florida, in February of 2019 (1). The 9th edition of this conference had the highest attendance rate since its debut and is now a major venue that attracts the best key opinion leaders in the field of sarcopenia and frailty.
Approximately 400- 500 delegates from around the world shared their results across the spectrum of research, from animal studies targeting novel mechanisms to large clinical trials for improving function, reducing disability, and improving quality of life in aging persons. With the recent implementation of ICD-10 code for sarcopenia (2), more and more industry leaders are looking for novel strategies and treatments counteracting the decline of skeletal muscle and physical function. By identifying sarcopenia as a disease (2) and the increasing number of older adults in the world (3), targeting and understanding the process of sarcopenia will be essential for geriatricians and gerontologists in the coming years. This paper will present the major highlights of this conference.
- Maltais, M. Aubertin-Leheudre, C. Dray, R.A. Fielding, Y. Rolland, M. Cesari, B. Vellas JFA JFA vol 8, 2019