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Muscle Matters - Prevention and Management of Age Related Sarcopenia - HSCP COURSE

Muscle Matters - Prevention and Management of Age Related Sarcopenia - HSCP COURSE

  • 11 Oct, 2019
  • 18 Oct, 2019
  • 01 Nov, 2019
  • 29 Nov, 2019
  • 06 Dec, 2019
  • 09h30
  • 16h00
St Brendans / MRHP / Mater / MUH / SUH
Galway / Port Laoise / Dublin / Cork / Sligo
Galway / Port Laoise / Dublin / Cork / Sligo

Presenter Name

James Timmons and Brendan Egan

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Gerontology, Musculoskeletal Therapy, Neurology

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€ 25 (Standard)
€ 25
( ISCP Member )
€ 25
(ISCP Student Member )
€ 25
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and be able to apply the latest developments in exercise presciption for optimal muscle health and function in older adults

  • Be familiar with common nutrition stratergies prescribed by dietetics for the prevention and reversal of age related sarcopenia 

  • Be able to recognise when referral is required for nutritional support

  • Be able to select appropriate exercise testing protocols and prescribe concurrent training programs aimed at preventing or reversing age related sarcopenia 

Event Description

The course will focus on optimal exercise prescription and testing for the older adult population and also discuss latest evidence based research on nutrition for augmenting lean body mass to support the use of exercise for sarcopenic and pre-sacropenic populations. 


Presenter Profile

Dr. Brendan Egan PhD Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology at the School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University. Brendan received his BSc Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick in 2003, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University in 2004, and PhD from Dublin City University in 2008, and post doctoral training with the Intergrative Physiology group at the Karolinska Institute Sweden. He joined the faculty in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy, and Sports Science at University College Dublin in 2011, where he spent five years before moving into Dublin City University to his current position. His research investigates the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle function and adaptation across the life course with special interest in nutrition and exercise interventions to attenuate declines in muscle mass and function in elderly. 
Dr James Timmons PhD is an Exercise Specialist with 10 years of Strength and Conditioning experience working with clinical populations. He received his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University College Dublin in 2012, MSc in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh in 2013, and PhD from University College Dublin in 2018. His doctoral studies focussed on exercise training and dietary strategies to support improvements in body composition and physical function in older adults. While carrying out his PhD, he also worked as an exercise specialist in Medfit Proactive Healthcare where his focus was on improving muscle mass, strength and function in adults over the age of 65. He is currently working with ME365 where the primary focus is on improving fitness, mobility and quality of life of adults over 50 years old.

Cost to Attend

€ 25

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