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About the SCWD Society

The Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders is a non-profit scientific organization comprised of an international and multidisciplinary group of health-care professionals primarily active in these fields. Our mission is to increase awareness, education and research.

The SCWD seeks to further research on cachexia and sarcopenia and wasting disorders and bring practical solutions to health-care teams worldwide grappling with treatment.

SCWD was founded to improve patient health worldwide and to encourage prevention and treatment of these conditions. The spectrum of clinical disorders represented by the SCWD Society includes, but is not limited to cachexia, sarcopenia, the syndrome of muscle wasting associated to cancer, COPD, diabetes, heart failure, HIV/ Aids, malnutrition, aging and other chronic conditions.

The Society closely follows research efforts worldwide and management strategies that can include drugs and nutrition.

In recent years, there has been tremendous growth in new diagnostic information, pharmacological and nutritional treatments for wasting disorders, as well as a greater number of associated clinical trials. SCWD offers you and your patients an essential link to this knowledge.

The Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders was founded in 2008 on the initiative of Dr. Stefan D. Anker and Dr. John E. Morley, whose leadership and vision guided the expansion of clinical expertise and research in this field.


Society SCWD

Administrative affairs:
Monika Diek – Managing Assistant


Department of Cardiology
Charité – Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353
Berlin, Germany

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