Sarcopenia and Frailty Research Special Interest Group (SIG)

Sarcopenia has emerged as a key topic in geriatric medicine and represents a rapidly expanding field of research. Sarcopenia is inextricably linked with frailty, and identification and treatment of both these conditions is likely to go hand in hand. It makes sense to use a joined up approach to research and practice for sarcopenia and frailty – hence the rationale for bringing them together in this new Special Interest Group. The group has two key aims:

  • To promote research in sarcopenia and frailty with the aim of improving identification, understanding, prevention and treatment of these conditions
  • To disseminate best practice and improve care for patients with sarcopenia and frailty.

We need your help to do this. Whether it is by recruiting to clinical trials, contributing to observational research, sharing your innovative local practice or helping test new measurement tools, we will improve care most effectively by joining together and collaborating. Joining the Frailty and Sarcopenia Research SIG will ensure that we can undertake effective, relevant research, and translate that research into clinical practice with a minimum of delay.