AAFS supports academic activities for frailty and sarcopenia in Asia, in particular, the operation of
Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia (AWGS). AWGS consists of researchers in Asian countries, i.e. China,
Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and others, to work in the definition,
diagnostic algorithm, treatment recommendations and all issues related to sarcopenia in Asia. Until now,
AWGS published the Asian consensus for sarcopenia diagnosis in 2014, an update report in 2016 and the
revised diagnosis consensus in 2019 as AWGS 2019.
Besides, AAFS also started a working group for cognitive frailty in Asia to highlight the importance of
physio-cognitive declines in aging process. Currently, a new definition has been proposed and supported
by the epidemiological studies from both Japan and Taiwan. The working group has two prior meetings in
Nagoya and Seoul, and we aim to provide a position paper in 2020.