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Madrid Advantage Joint Action Forum

Next  December 13th, Madrid ADVANTAGE Joint Action Forum Will take place in the Ministerio de Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social
The objective of the event will be to discuss the report “Strategy for the prevention of fragility” with the representation of Health of the Member States participating in ADVANTAGE JA and the interest groups. It is about defining how those responsible for health policies can take on the recommendations of ADVANTAGE JA and the role of civil society in the prevention of fragility in the EU. All this also taking into account the different European political, social and professional contexts that favor its implementation.
In addition, will be announced all the activities of the campaign “Plántale cara a la fragilidad!” in order to sensitize public opinion, health managers, elderly people, caregivers, health professionals, researchers … of importance and need to act on this topic.

The EU and the 22 Member States that participate, co-finance through the Public Health Program 2014-2020 Joint Action Joint Action (JA) – ADVANTAGE JA for the prevention of frailty. For three years, the 33 member institutions will establish a common European framework to address the problem of frailty, the main risk factor associated with disability in older people. ADVANTAGE JA is coordinated by Spain, specifically by the University Hospital of Getafe of the Madrid Health Service.

Registration is open until November 26 from the following link:

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PRECIPITA: Predicting frailty and dementia in advance

The Foundation for Biomedical Research of the University Hospital of Getafe starts a crowdfunding campaign on the prevention of frailty and dementia through the platform “PRECIPITA” of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) to attract the necessary funding to develop the research project “Ageing brain” on prevention of diseases associated with age, such as frailty and dementia.

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II Stakeholders Meeting of ADVANTAGE JA

Last June 2018 the II Meeting of Shakeholders  of ADVANTAGE JA, took place in Valencia (Spain), with the slogan “Attention to fragility, a challenge and an opportunity for our society”.

ADVANTAGE JA, is the first common initiative on the prevention of frailty in Europe. It will contribute to a more homogeneous approach to frailty, improving its screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment, as well as the reform of socio-health systems and reorienting priorities in European training and research programs towards the prevention of disability.

A Panel of Experts in order to produce a common conceptual framework for further work and for future social-health policy recommendations have met in this day to give greater visibility to the phenomenon of frailty, to emphasize its importance, review the various actions that are taking place at this time to address this phenomenon in our country, and present different opportunities for improvement in the management of the same.
Emphasis has been placed on the role of informal carers and caregivers of fragile people, as well as on the application of new biomedical and biomechanical technologies in order to improve the detection of frailty and the improvement of the quality of life of people who suffer it.


MOOC “Recognizing frailty: An introduction for health care professionals”

The FACET project, led by Abbott, opens a new registration period for the free course “Recognizing Frailty”, whose program will run for two weeks and has begun on June 18.

Organized by Abbott in collaboration with Aberystwyth University, the formation of this MOOC is to raise awareness about the frailty of older people. Those interested can register by clicking here.

FACET (FrAilty Care and wEll-funcTion), a project framed within the EIT Health Consortium, focuses on the prevention of frailty by monitoring and improving the health of older adults. Its objective is to raise awareness of the frailty among the general population, especially the elderly and professionals, and to promote new strategies.

The Foundation for Biomedical Research of the University Hospital of Getafe, participates as a partner in this project, under the direction of Dr. Rodríguez Mañas.

The course will offer free materials and workshops for doctors and other professionals around the assessment of functional capacity and the assessment of frailty. The content of the course will cover the importance of monitoring frailty, signs and symptoms and risk factors, as well as strategies to determine frailty in older people and solutions in current clinical practice.

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