The Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders sadly announces the tragic loss of Prof. Kenneth Fearon, one of its Board members.
Ken Fearon was Professor of Surgical Oncology at Edinburgh University and Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK. His contributions to the field of wasting disorders are exceptional.
Prof. Fearon’s role as a researcher and educator have been widely acknowledged by the Cachexia & Sarcopenia community. The SCWD has received many messages remembering his personal qualities, vision, wisdom, frankness, enthusiasm, energy, humor, wit, openness and many more. We will always remember him.
Our thoughts go out in particular to his family and all those closely associated with him.
He will be honoured during the upcoming 9th international Cachexia Conference in Berlin and in other educational projects in the future.

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Abstracts - 9th SCWD Conference

Abstract deadline for late breaking research and late breaking clinical abstracts is         30 September 2016

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Already 80 abstracts submitted. The deadline for late breaking research and late breaking clinical abstracts is 30 September 2016

Welcome to SCWD

SCWD – “Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia
and Wasting Disorders”



The SCWD is a non-profit organization.
Our mission is to:

  • Increase public awareness of Cachexia, Sarcopenia
    and muscle wasting
  • Educate healthcare professionals
  • Promote research and new treatments



SCWD projects include:

  • International conferences
  • Consensus workshops
  • The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.
    Website of the journal:

Upcoming Conference – Berlin 2016

Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Muscle Wasting 9th International Conference
10 & 11 December 2016, Berlin, Germany
Details: More on Berlin 2016


Contact SCWD

SCWD welcomes feedback from the scientific community on this
important subject. Please feel free to contact us.

Society SCWD administrative affairs:
Monika Diek – Managing Assistant
Dept. of Cardiology Charité – Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353
Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 450-55 34 07
Fax: +49 (0)30 450-55 39 51

For conference bookings, information and industry contacts:
Yann Colardelle / William Melhuish / Helene Baron
Postal address: SCWD C/O MedEd Global Solutions
27, rue Raffet, 75016
Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 44 01 51 81

9th annual conference program

The 2016 SCWD conference preliminary program is now available.
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Conference registration and payment

Online registration and booking for the Cachexia Conference is active. We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.
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Deadline for submission of  late breaking research and late breaking clinical abstracts is  30 September 2016.
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