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SCWD Virtual Update 2023 - The year in cachexia and sarcopenia

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Stefan Anker

Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Berlin, MD, PhD

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Andrew JS Coats

Professor of Cardiology and Scientific Director,

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Gustavo Duque

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University, MD, PhD

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Bette Caan

Senior Research Scientist & Nutritional Epidemiologist Kaiser Permanente & ZBC Board of Directors, DrPH, MPH

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Dive deep into Cachexia, Sacopenia and wasting disorders with international leading professionals.

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Connect with a global audience of researchers, HCPs, and students keen on Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Wasting Disorders.

About the Webinar


The rapidly evolving medical landscape, particularly in the fields of cachexia and sarcopenia, is marked by significant advancements and challenges. The SCWD Virtual Update, entitled “The Year in Cachexia and Sarcopenia,” provides an invaluable opportunity for researchers and clinicians to discuss these complex conditions and review the latest information presented in 2023.

Renowned international experts will present into the latest developments and research on sarcopenia and cachexia.

From the role of microbiota in sarcopenia to innovative therapeutic approaches in cancer cachexia, the webinar will shed light on the multifaceted nature of these conditions.

Attendees will gain insights into the global initiatives to define and manage cancer cachexia, sarcopenia, the impact of muscle wasting in neurological diseases, and the advancements in clinical practice for managing cachexia across multiple diseases. This event is a key opportunity for healthcare professionals to stay ahead in understanding and treating these increasingly prevalent conditions, particularly in the elderly population.


The SCWD Virtual Update on Cachexia and Sarcopenia will provide attendees, whether healthcare professionals, researchers or medical students, with an interactive and comprehensive overview of current definitions, diagnosis tools and treatment trends and their implications in clinical practice. This event is an invaluable opportunity to review the latest advancements in the field and to network with leading experts, colleagues and offering a unique platform for education in cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle wasting.

Scientific sessions:

CET time zone

Session 1: Year in sarcopenia

15:00 - 16:00

Chairs: Stefan Anker, Germany, & Jeff Crawford, USA

15:00-15:15 – The role of the microbiota in the pathogenesis of sarcopenia
Ronald Wong, Hong Kong

15:15-15:30 – Longitudinal cohorts on sarcopenia: What’s new?
Julie Pasco, Australia

15:15-15:45 – The Global Leadership Initiative on Sarcopenia (GLIS): Are we there yet with a global definition for sarcopenia?
Gustavo Duque, Canada

15:45-16:00 – Discussion

Session 2: Special cases of cachexia and sarcopenia

16:10 – 16:50

Chairs: Stefan Anker, Germany, Wolfram Doehner, Germany & Maurizio Muscaritoli, Italy

16:10-16:25 – Cardiac wasting in cancer
Markus Anker, Germany

16:25-16:40 – Stroke
Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Japan

16:40-16:50 – Discussion

Session 3: Year in cancer cachexia


Chairs: Josep Argiles, Spain, & Barry Laird, United Kingdom

17:00-17:12 – Clinical research progress
Alessandro Laviano, Italy

17:12-17:24 – FORCE: Results from a randomized trial of resistance training in colon cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
Bette Caan, USA

17:24-17:36 – New therapeutic approaches
Andrew Coats, Australia

17:36-18:00 – Discussion

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Session 4: Managing cachexia in clinical practice

15:00 - 16:00

Chairs: Maurizio Muscaritoli, Italy, & Egidio DelFabbro, USA

15:00-15:12 – Cancer cachexia therapeutics in clinical trials focused around GDF-15 and the s –pindolol programs
Jeff Crawford, USA

15:12-15:24 – A randomized phase II study of early nutritional and exercise treatment for elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung or pancreatic cancer: the NEXTAC-TWO study
Tateaki Naito, Japan

15:24-15:36 – Optimising treatment pathways in upper gastrointestinal cancers
Barry Laird, United Kingdom

15:36-15:48 – Nutrition cancer cachexia update
Paula Ravasco, Portugal

15:48-16:00 – Discussion

Session 5: Equity in cancer cachexia trials

16:10 – 16:50

Chairs: Vickie Baracos, Canada, & Jose Garcia, USA

16:10-16:25 – ASCO Guidelines
Eric Roeland, USA

16:25-16:40 – Inequity in pancreatic cancer influenced by cachexia
Jose Trevino, USA

16:40-16:50 – Discussion

Session 6: Cachexia across the spectrum of diseases


Chairs: James Carson, USA, & Marilia Seelaender, Brazil

17:00-17:15 – Chronic Kidney Disease
Robert Mak, USA

17:15-17:30 – COPD
André Nyberg, Sweden

17:30-17:45 – Heart Failure
Stephan von Haehling, Germany

17:45-18:00 – Discussion

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 From exploring the impact of microbiota on sarcopenia to delving into equity in cancer cachexia trials, this webinar promises to be a profound journey through the latest research and developments in cachexia and sarcopenia. Registration is mandatory for this replay, providing an opportunity to learn from top experts and gain insights into Cachexia, Sarcopenia, and related wasting disorders. Don’t miss this chance to engage with global leaders and collaborate with a worldwide audience in this vital medical field. Please register now to access to the replay and to this valuable knowledge-sharing platform.

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