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Reto W. Kressig, MD, is Professor and Chair of Geriatrics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is Chief Medical Officer and Directorial Board Member of the University Department of Geriatric Medicine FELIX PLATTER, Basel, Switzerland. His scientific work and interests include older adults’ gait biomechanics, physical activity, functional autonomy, nutrition and cognition in relation to principles of geriatric rehabilitation and health prevention among older adults. He was mainly involved as Principal Investigator in numerous Alzheimer drug trials. Further, he has followed up on the development of innovative non-drug approaches for the clinical management of delirium and dementia-related behavioral disorders. In recent years, a keen interest of him lays in sarcopenia and its role in frailty. He mainly contributed to the development of leucine-enriched whey-based protein supplements to treat and prevent sarcopenia in association with exercise. Prof. Kressig is author of over 200 peer-reviewed original articles, numerous book chapters and other miscellaneous publications. He is Editorial-Member of several international geriatric journals such as the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), Associate Professor of Gerontology at the University of Luxemburg and former Board Member and Secretary of the European Academy for Medicine of Aging.

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Reto W.
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Basel, Switzerland