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Sit back in the comfort of your office and enjoy ICAA educational programs delivered to you via webinar. These broadcasts are specifically created for active-aging professionals – business owners, managers, suppliers, wellness and activities personnel. Through interviews or individual-speaker sessions, you will be exposed to the opinions of top experts from a variety of subject areas designed to help you and your staff stay on top of trends, meet new challenges and serve your customers better.

Applying specific WHO ICOPE guidelines to promote active aging

Date: December 12, 2018

Time: 1 p.m. EST

Duration: 90 minutes

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Program is supported and accredited by ANHI

In 2017, The World Health Organization (WHO) released the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) guidelines. This webinar reviews the ICOPE guidelines and focuses on the exercise, nutrition and falls prevention guidelines. The speakers identify strategies to apply ICOPE guidelines in real-life settings.

Learning objectives

  • Review the meaning of healthy aging, the need for the ICOPE guidelines and the process of developing these guidelines.
  • Evaluate the multimodal exercise, falls prevention and nutrition guidelines and examine the evidence used to develop these guidelines.
  • Identify strategies to apply ICOPE guidelines in real-life settings.

About the presenter(s):
Chiung-ju “C. J.” Liu, PhD, OTR, FGSA, is associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Indiana University. She is also a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Her research focuses on preventing late-life disability. She has published several reviews of the effects of exercise in promoting aging adults’ independence at home. Her recent research focuses on maximizing functional gains through task-oriented resistance exercise. She was invited by WHO to participate in developing the ICOPE guidelines in 2015.

Kyle Timmerman, PhD, FACSM, is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He earned a PhD in exercise science from Purdue University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Sealy Center on Aging. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts related to physical activity, aging, inflammation and chronic disease. His lab is currently conducting a clinical research trial funded by the National Institute of Aging that explores the anti-inflammatory effects of weight loss and exercise training in older, overweight adults. Dr. Timmerman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on exercise testing and prescription, exercise physiology and research methods in exercise science.

Abby Sauer, MPH, RD, joined Abbott Nutrition in 1999 and currently is a senior manager in the external engagement team within Scientific and Medical Affairs. Her team drives public health policy through crossfunctional strategies, initiatives and partnerships to build scientific leadership and visibility of Abbott Nutrition. Her areas of expertise include malnutrition; nutrition screening, assessment and intervention; and geriatric nutrition. She has delivered many scientific presentations and publications on nutrition topics including lean body mass, malnutrition and readmissions. Prior to joining Abbott Nutrition, Abby worked as a clinical dietitian in a variety of healthcare settings. She provided medical nutrition therapy to hospital patients including medical-surgical patients, ICU patients and oncology patients, as well as outpatient nutrition counseling for people with diabetes and gestational diabetes. Abby earned her BS in dietetics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and completed her dietetic internship at Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a master’s in public health from The Ohio State University.

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