09.00 - 09.20

Registration and Refreshments

09.20 - 09.30

Chair's Welcome

Professor Avan Aihie Sayer
MRC Clinical Scientist and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton

09.30 - 10.00

Overview - why is sarcopenia important?

Professor Avan Aihie Sayer
MRC Clinical Scientist and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton

10.00 - 10.40

Biological mechanisms – what is the role of oxidative damage and denervation?

Professor Malcolm Jackson
Head, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease. Director, MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing, University of Liverpool

10.40 - 11.10

Morning Break & Poster Viewing

11.10 - 11.50

Biological mechanisms – is mitochondrial dysfunction involved?

Professor Doug Turnbull
Professor of Neurology, Newcastle University

11.50 - 12.30

Improving Muscle Mass and Function in Older Adults: Understanding the Mechanisms of Sarcopenia

Professor Paul Greenhaff
MRC/Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, Metabolic and Molecular Physiology Research Group,School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham 

12.30 - 13.20

Lunch Break & Poster Viewing

13.20 - 14.00

Towards a consensus definition of sarcopenia in clinical practice and research

Professor Finbarr C Martin
Consultant Geriatrician at Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust Professor of Medical Gerontology, King's College London

14.00 - 14.40

Treating sarcopenia – where are we with exercise interventions?

Dr. Carolyn Greig
Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Ageing, University of Birmingham

14.40 - 15.00

Afternoon Break & Poster Viewing

15.00 - 15.40

Treating sarcopenia – where are we with diet interventions?

Dr. Sian Robinson
Principal Research Fellow, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton

15.40 - 16.20

Treating sarcopenia – where are we with drug treatment?

Professor Marion E T McMurdo
Head of Ageing and Health, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee

16.20 - 16.30

Chair's closing remarks