ACPNJ, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Interest Group present “Sarcopenia in the Elderly”

(L to R) Dr. Vilma Muca, Dr. Jon Shammash, Khoa Nguyen and Brian Camalleri

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022,  ACPNJ and the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Interest Group partnered to present a community-based talk entitled, "Sarcopenia in the Elderly" to the members of the Sequoia Club of the Jewish Family Services of Clifton.

This presentation occurred in person, along with real-time audio/video broadcasting which allowed participants at home to ask questions. HM SOM first-year medical students Brian Camalleri and Khoa Nguyen, who are the Internal Medicine Interest Group leaders, provided an informative review of sarcopenia, including its definition, assessment, and management. HUMC Geriatrics Fellow Dr. Vilma Muca provided valuable perspectives and practical suggestions for the participants. Dr. Jonathan Shammash, HM SOM Professor of Medicine and ACPNJ Northern Governor, moderated the event. Dr. Adam Kaplan, ACPNJ Early Career Physicians Committee Co-Chair, assisted in the organization of the presentation.

The Sequoia Club members had a number of questions related to muscle and bone health, which the presenters addressed effectively. ACPNJ looks forward to participating with other educational and community-based organizations to increase access to valuable health information in our communities."