This second HARC workshop will be a perfect opportunity to meet prominent experts and experienced clinicians within the field of preventive gerontology and geriatrics.
Presented lectures will concentrate around the most actual topics of healthy ageing (exercise, nutrition, metabolic processes), so called “geriatrics giants” (cognitive functions, delirium, sarcopenia, frailty), and challenges in geriatric care (hypertension, heart failure, multi-morbidity, iatrogenic diseases, appropriate drug prescribing, information and communication technologies, ethical aspects, rehabilitation). Each state-of-the-art lecture will be followed by questions and answers, discussion with participants, and concluded with take-home-messages. Moreover, during “young investigators poster session” there will be a possibility to present original data and discuss the results with scientific leaders. We believe that the workshop will also create the unique possibility to initiate international collaboration and will result with future research projects.
Please note that we are looking for short summaries of reports of original research, which will be presented in a poster session (after acceptance by the Scientific Committee). Selected abs-tracts will be presented orally. Short summaries should be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Healthy Ageing Research Centre (HARC)
Age-Related Diseases: Mechanisms and New Trends
in Treatment and Prevention
March 27-28 2014, Lodz, Poland
Venue: Didactic Centre of the Medical University of Lodz, ul. Pomorska 251, Łódź
2nd Workshop Chairman: prof. Tomasz Kostka
Date: March 27, 2014
9.00-9.30. Welcome. Prof. Marek Kowalski, prof. Tomasz Kostka
Jean-Pierre Michel (CH)
Nutrition and healthy ageing.
Tommy Cederholm (S)
Sarcopenia of old age - mechanisms and treatment.
Iwona Kłoszewska (PL)
Body composition, metabolic processes and cognitive functions: Is there a link? MUL Lodz NutrDem Project
11.30-12.00. Coffee break
Adam Gordon (UK)
Organising geriatrics at the interface - a challenge for the 21st Century.
Mirko Petrovic (B)
Appropriate prescribing in older people.
Tomasz Grodzicki (PL)
Heart failure in the elderly.
14.00-15.00. Lunch break
Joseph Flaherty (US)
Delirium in geriatrics.
Sophie MOULIAS (F)
Ethical aspects of care in elderly patients.
Jerzy Gąsowski (PL)
Hypertension in the very old patients.
17.15-18.00. Poster session. HARC young investigators session.
Date: March 28, 2014
Robert B. Wallace (US)
Concepts and utility of multi-morbidity in geriatrics.
Graziano Onder (I)
Strategies to reduce the risk of iatrogenic illness in multimorbid older adults.
Prof. Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis (PL)
Drug related problems - Polish perspective.
11.00-11.30. Coffee break
Rainer Rauramaa (SF)
Exercise, diet and cognition – current evidence for prevention and treatment.
Lars Donath (CH)
Physical activity, balance, gait performance and falls prevention in seniors. Discussion.
Benoit Dugue (F)
Cryotherapy/cryostimulation in the context of physical exercise and recovery: possible indications for elderly subjects.
13.30-14.30. Lunch break
Jan Szewieczek (PL)
Blood pressure in centenarians
Marc Bonnefoy (F)
Nutrition in the elderly, new approaches for prevention and treatment. Discussion.
Tomasz Kostka (PL)
May the power be with us
16.30. Conference closing. Prof. Marek Kowalski, prof. Tomasz Kostka