Singapore Muscle Health Network Symposium 2022

Starts on
Sat,  Jul 23 at 2:30 PM
Ends on
Sat,  Jul 23 at 5:00 PM
Fri,  Jul 22 at 12:00 AM
Low Hui Ling

Time : 14:30 to 17:00
Website : https://convergenceconcepts-sg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AWA6kFfnSoeMRgKLqKoMIw

Age-related loss of skeletal muscle, termed “sarcopenia,” is a growing public health issue in Singapore. Malnutrition is a key driver of sarcopenia, worsening muscle wasting in older patients. In community-dwelling older adults > 65 years old at risk of malnutrition in Singapore, the prevalence of sarcopenia was at

Sarcopenia has grave physiological and clinical consequences such as frailty, falls and fractures and mortality. Loss of muscle mass and function are associated with negative outcomes such as clinical complications, lower physical function, poor quality-of-life, longer length of hospitalization, morbidity and mortality, and higher healthcare costs. 

Lifestyle interventions, especially exercise and nutritional supplementation, are the mainstays of prevention and treatment. This webinar will provide an update of efforts to study muscle health in Singapore and set the stage for a call to action for an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to mitigate muscle loss with lifestyle intervention to support every individual to live life stronger.

Prof. Andrea Maier, Oon Chiew Seng Professor in Medicine
and Healthy Ageing, Director Centre for for Healthy Longevity,
National University of Singapore
Adj. Assoc. Asst. Prof. Samuel Teong Huang Chew, Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital
Adj. Assoc. Prof. Lim Wee Shiong, Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Institute of Geriatrics and Active Aging, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Prof. Tan Ngiap Chuan (TBC), Director, Research, SingHealth Polyclinics
Dr. Frederick Koh Hong Xiang, Consultant, Colorectal Service,
Department of General Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital
Research Asst. Prof. Goh Jor Ming, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
National University of Singapore



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