The Importance of Sarcopenia Diagnosis and Treatment Across the Continuum of Care


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The World Health Organization has just approved ICD-10 codes for sarcopenia diagnosis, a major recognition of the importance of this condition across the continuum of care. This session will review Canadian and worldwide data on the prevalence and significance of sarcopenia, highlighting the role of nutrition with or without exercise interventions to tackle this syndrome.

Speaker: Isabelle Dionne, PhD
After a PhD at Laval University in Exercise Physiology and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont, Dr. Isabelle Dionne took office as professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports of the University of Sherbrooke, today Faculty of physical activity sciences. After two years as Assistant Director of Scientific Affairs at the Research Centre on Aging, she was appointed Vice-Dean, Research and Graduate Studies of her faculty (2008-2014) and Dean, her current position since July 2014. With regard to research, in 2002 and 2007, thanks to two infrastructure grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, she established the Laboratory of Body Composition and Metabolism located at the Research Centre on Aging. First "New Investigator" from CIHR, she then obtained a FRSQ Investigator Award. She currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Exercise Recommendations for Healthy Aging.

Presentation Slide Deck is available for downloading in PDF format

** Original Source: "CNS Education Webinars" Thursday, May 18, 2017

Length: 57:29

Type: Video

Last Updated: May 19, 2017

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