Applying Specific WHO ICOPE Guidelines to Promote Active Aging

Program Date: 13 March 2019
Publication Date: 15 May 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In 2017, The World Health Organization released the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) guidelines. This webinar reviews the ICOPE guidelines and discusses the exercise, nutrition, and falls prevention guidelines in detail. The speakers identify strategies to apply ICOPE guidelines to practice.

Course 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.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4000, 4040, 4060, 5100
  • Performance Indicators: 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.3.5
  • Run Time: 67

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu, PhD, OTR, FGSA

Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Indiana University at Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Dr. CJ Liu 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 late-life disability prevention. She has published several systematic reviews which examined the effects of exercise on promoting seniors’ independence at home. Her recent research effort focuses on maximizing functional gains through task-oriented resistance exercise. She was invited by the World Health Organization to participate in the effort to develop the Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) in 2015.
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Kyle Timmerman, PhD, FACSM

Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health
Miami University
Miami, OH, USA
Dr. Timmerman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University, and a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to arriving at Miami University, 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 his research focused on physical activity, aging, inflammation, and chronic disease. His lab is currently conducting a clinical research trial funded by the National Institute of Aging. This clinical trial is exploring the mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of weight loss and exercise training in older, overweight adults. In addition to his research, Dr. Timmerman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on exercise testing and prescription; exercise physiology; and research methods in exercise science.

Abby Sauer, MPH, RD

Senior Manager
Scientific & Medical Affairs
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH, USA
Abby Sauer 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 cross-functional 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 key 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 patients 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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Colin Milner

International Council on Active Aging
Colin Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging and founder of the active-aging industry in North America. Milner is also a leading authority on the health and well-being of the older adult, and has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of "the most innovative and influential minds" in the world on aging-related topics. Milner has authored more than 300 articles. He has been published in such journals as Global Policy, and the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics. He also contributed a chapter to the World Economic Forum book Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? Milner's speeches have stimulated thousands of business and government leaders, industry professionals and older adults worldwide. Milner has been received the CanFitPro Association "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his contributions to the Canadian fitness industry. He is also recognized as one Canada's Top 100 Health Influencers by Optimize Magazine, and as one of the "Who's Who" in the Fitness Industry, by Club Industry Magazine. Milner's tireless efforts have leading-edge publications, television networks and radio stations seeking his insights. Among these outlets are: CNN, US News and World Report, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Dow Jones Market Watch, Money Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, WebMD, The National Post, Globe and Mail, Parade Magazine, and Fox Business Radio.

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