11th international SCWD conference on cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle wasting


Dates : 7-9 December 2018
Maastricht Netherlands
Official Language: English


‘Basic Science’ and ‘Clinical Science’ tracks:

  • Cachexia in Cancer, Heart Failure, COPD, CKD and Stroke
  • Sarcopenia, Frailty and the Dysmobility Syndrome
  • Pathophysiology and Epidemiology of Muscle Wasting
  • Body Composition Assessments
  • Screening, Diagnostic and Management
  • Special Populations
  • Clinical Trial Data

Registration prices

  • Medical professionals • 790.00 € (650.00 € until 25 Sept. 2018)
  • Nurses, technicians and doctors <35 years of age • 590.00 € (490.00 € until 25 Sept. 2018)
  • Abstract presenters • 490.00 €
  • Abstract presenters (industry) • 790.00 €
  • Industry representatives • 1 650.00 € (1 250.00 € until 25 Sept. 2018)

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Venue and Hotel

Forum 100, 6229 GV Maastricht


Conference sponsors




Stealth biotherapeutics

Dear Colleague,

The Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD) is pleased to invite you to attend its first Updates Programme on Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Wasting Diseases that will be held on December 7-9, 2018, in Maastricht Netherlands.

As an international and multidisciplinary organization, the SCWD seeks to further research on cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle wasting in order to bring practical solutions to healthcare teams worldwide.

Since the first cachexia conference that took place in Berlin in 2000, over 2000 physicians from over 25 countries have attended our educational sessions.

In 2015, 60 international speakers and over 500 participants joined together in Paris. They expressed the need to hold a conference annually. That is the reason why the Board of SCWD organised a rich two-day program in Berlin on December 6-8, 2016 which gathered over 300 participants.

We expect this SCWD updates 2017 to be a unique forum for all medical professionals dealing with muscle wasting in their disciplines and we look forward to meeting you in Rome.

Yours sincerely,

John E. Morley      Stefan D. Anker

International Scientific Committee

Stefan D. Anker (President) – Berlin, Germany
John E. Morley – St. Louis, USA
William J. Evans – Durham, USA
Akio Inui – Kobe, Japan
Josep M. Argiles – Barcelona, Spain
Filippo Rossi-Fanelli – Rome, Italy
Vickie E. Baracos – Edmonton, Canada
Andrew Coats – Melbourne, Australia and Warwick, UK
Wolfram Doehner – Berlin, Germany
Luigi Ferrucci – Baltimore, USA
David J. Glass – Cambridge, USA
Aminah Jatoi – Rochester, USA
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh – Torrance, USA
Florian Strasser – St. Gallen, Switzerland
Stephan von Haehling – Göttingen, Germany


Overview on wasting disorders

SCWD articles based on the literature:
Cachexia >
Sarcopenia >
Muscle wasting >

Soumissions abstraites

Date limite pour la soumission des résumés: 30 juillet 2018
Date limite pour les recherches et les résumés cliniques: 30 septembre 2018 
Soumission des résumés>


Objectifs éducatifs

Suite à cette activité, le public pourra:
1. Passer en revue les dernières informations sur la physiopathologie de l’atrophie musculaire et son épidémiologie.
2. Dépister et diagnostiquer la cachexie, la sarcopénie, la fragilité et la dysmobilité résultant des maladies ou affections chroniques suivantes: cancer, maladie cardiovasculaire, MPOC, MRC, démence / maladie d’Alzheimer, diabète, maladies infectieuses, accident vasculaire cérébral et vieillissement.
3. Élaborer des programmes de gestion appropriés pour les patients tout au long du continuum de soins.


Public cible

Internistes, oncologues, cardiologues, gérontologues, spécialistes des soins palliatifs, médecins de soins primaires et infirmières.