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Does it make sense to speak of Genomics of Frailty?

Presented by Dr. Ken Rockwood

Dr. Kenneth Rockwood is a professor of medicine (geriatric medicine and neurology) at Dalhousie and an active staff physician at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre. He is also the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research at Dalhousie University. A native of Newfoundland, he received his MD from Memorial University, and completed internal medicine training at the University of Alberta and geriatric medicine at Dalhousie University.

A leading authority on frailty, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood has more than 450 peer-reviewed publications and nine books to his credit, including the eighth edition of Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology. He is a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Collaboration on Neurodegeneration in Aging, and leads its Quality of Life theme, and Knowledge Translation platform.

Key points:

  1. Ageing is a complex state and how best to study the "genomics of frailty" is disputed (e.g. frailty versus longevity; frailty versus healthy ageing).
  2. There is good evidence that frailty is heritable.
  3. Reassuringly, the gene products now implicated appear to be those seen with ageing -disordered metabolism and immune senescence.


When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 12:00-1:00pm
Where: McNamara Boardroom, Life Sciences Research Institute, 1344 Summer Street, Halifax, NS

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