Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) Annual Symposium

This year’s Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) Annual Symposium, 25 October 2021, included an introduction from Gustavo Duque, Professor and Chair of Medicine, Western Health and Director, Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS); a plenary lecture delivered by Professor Susan Davis from Monash University presenting a talk titled “Estrogen Action, Depletion and Replacement for Bone Health in Women”.

The plenary lecture was followed by five great presentations on research topics:

  • Exploring predictors for falls and fractures in osteosarcopenic older women,
    Kayley Miksa, AIMSS, iHeS-VU, Department of Medicine, Western Health, University of Melbourne
  • Skeletal muscle transcriptomic signature in women with PCOS is driven by non-cell autonomous mechanisms,
    Dr Alba Moreno-Asso, AIMSS, iHeS-Victoria University
  • Severe low back or lower limb pain associated with recurrent falls and falls-related injury amongst community-dwelling older Australian females,
    Dr Julia Gilmartin-Thomas, AIMSS
  • School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University & iHeS - Victoria University

Preliminary data analysis on falls prevention in post-menopausal women, Dr Noel Faux, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) University of Melbourne

Harnessing the transitional matrix to improve skeletal muscle health in sarcopenia and frailty, Dr Nicole Stupka, AIMSS, Senior Research Fellow, Western Medicine, University of Melbourne