SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM 2021

Virtual Congress 11-12 December 2021

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Saturday 11 December

14:30 – 18:00 CET (Berlin time)

 

14:30-14:35 – WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Stefan Anker (Berlin, Germany)

 

14:35-15:35 – SESSION 1 – OPENING SESSION

Chairs: Stefan Anker (Berlin, Germany) & Andrew Coats (Melbourne, Australia) 


“Prometheus” Basic Science Lecture: Understanding the Importance of Altered Skeletal Muscle Responsiveness to the Systemic Environment in Cancer Cachexia Progression
(20 min)
James Carson (Memphis, USA)

Discussion (10 min)

“Hippocrates” Clinical Science Lecture: Body composition changes in heart failure: Prototypical for other chronic illnesses? (20 min)
Stephan von Haehling (Göttingen, Germany)

Discussion (10 min)

 

15:40-16:30 – SESSION 2 – BASIC SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS 2021

Chairs: Josep Argilés (Barcelona, Spain), Paola Costelli (Turin, Italy) & John Morley (St. Louis, USA) 

Updates on understanding of age-related muscle loss and pathology (10 min)
David Glass (Tarrytown, USA)

Metabolic alternations in cancer cachexia (10 min)
Stephan Herzig (Munich, Germany)

Tumor organ crosstalks in cancer cachexia (10 min)
Denis Guttridge (Charleston, USA)

Discussion (10 min)

 

16:35-17:05 – SESSION 3 – EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENTS IN CANCER CACHEXIA: THE GENESIS CC PROJECT

Chairs: Vickie Baracos (Edmonton, Canada) & Egidio del Fabbro (Richmond, USA)

Project presentation (10 min)
Maurizio Muscaritoli (Rome, Italy)

Interactive session on key learnings (10 min)
Tateaki Naito (Shizuoka, Japan)

Discussion (10 min)
Mary Marian (Tucson, USA) & Egidio del Fabbro (Richmond, USA)

 

17:10-18:00 – SESSION 4 – CLINICAL SCIENCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS 2021 

Chairs: Aminah Jatoi (Rochester, USA), Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh (Orange, USA) & Stephan von Haehling (Göttingen, Germany) 

Pulmonary Cachexia 2021: COPD, Covid-19 & Cancer cross-fertilization (10 min)
Annemie Schols (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Cachexia: What is new in Neuroscience? (10 min)
Daniel Marks (Portland, USA)

Summary of SARM experience for cancer cachexia (10 min)
Jeffrey Crawford (Durham, USA)

Cachexia in Parkinsons Disease (10 min)
Fabrizio Stocchi (Rome, Italy)

Discussion (10 min)

Sunday 12 December 2021

14:30 – 18:00 CET (Berlin time)

 

 

14:30-14:35 – WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Stefan Anker (Berlin, Germany)

 

14:35-15:35 – SESSION 5 – MOVING THE FIELD FORWARD: NEW CONCEPTS FOR CACHEXIA

Chairs: Andrew Coats (Melbourne, Australia), Maurizio Muscaritoli (Rome, Italy) & Florian Strasser (St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Consortium 1: RESPECCT – QoL (15 min)
Stefan Anker (Berlin, Germany)

Consortium 2: Grand challenge 1: NO MORE CACHEXIA (15 min)
Vickie Baracos (Edmonton, Canada)

Discussion (30 min)

 

15:40-16:30 – SESSION 6 – ANOREXIA OF AGING

Chairs: Hidenori Arai (Kyoto, Japan), Luigi Ferrucci (Baltimore, USA) & John Morley (St. Louis, USA) 

What is anorexia of aging: definition, assessment (10 min)
John Morley (St. Louis, USA)

Guidelines and anorexia of aging (10 min)
Tommy Cederholm (Uppsala, Sweden)

How to treat anorexia of aging, focussing on nutrition protein (10 min)
Juergen Bauer (Heidelberg, Germany)

Discussion (10 min)

 

16:40-18:00 – SESSION 7 – PROGRESS IN THERAPEUTICS

Chairs: Stefan Anker (Berlin, Germany), Vickie Baracos (Edmonton, Canada), David Glass (Tarrytown, USA) & Eric Roeland (Portland, USA) 

Anamorelin: update on the SCALA program (12 min)
Daniela Domnica Rotaru (Lugano, Switzerland)

Pharmacological blockade of melanocortin signaling approaches in cachexia (12 min)
Daniel Marks (Portland, USA)

Anabolic/catabolic transforming agents in cachexia (12 min)
Andrew Coats (Melbourne, Australia)

Targeting MuRF1 to counteract cachexia and muscle dysfunction (12 min)
Volker Adams (Dresden, Germany)

PLX-PAD: an update on the HipGen study (12 min)
Nitsan Halevy (Haifa, Israel)

Discussion