Welcome Message from Asian Association for Frailty and Sarcopenia
The Asian Conference for Frailty and Sarcopenia (ACFS) is an international scientific event, which is organized every year, and welcomes a wide number of participants from all over the world, involved in the fields of sarcopenia, frailty, and cachexia. This annual meeting explores these fields in topics ranging from their evolution to definition, from basic research to the latest therapeutic interventions for management and prevention. The topics discussed at ACFS have been successful in growing knowledge of frailty and sarcopenia with efforts culminating in the consensus for Sarcopenia by the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia (AWGS).
After 2 years of not being able to meet in person at ACFS due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 8th ACFS face-to-face conference was successfully held in Nagoya, Japan last year.
This year, the 9th ACFS will be held in Singapore, and we look forward to providing an opportunity for healthcare professionals, to come, enjoy, and share recent findings from their research, and engage in rigorous debate on the main issues in practice and education in the fields of frailty and sarcopenia, to improve the quality of care for older adults. Finally, I would like to thank the Singapore Organizing Committee for their tremendous efforts to make the meeting a success.
Hidenori Arai & Liang-Kung Chen
Co-chairs of the Asian Association for Sarcopenia and Frailty
Welcome Message from Organising Chair of 9th ACFS
It brings us great pleasure to invite you to join us at the 9th Asian Conference for Frailty and Sarcopenia (ACFS). This international scientific event will be held from 26th October (Thursday) to 28th October (Saturday) 2023.
Centered around the theme “Building Resilience in the Post Pandemic Era”, this multidisciplinary conference will feature the latest developments in the cutting-edge fields of frailty and sarcopenia research. We are honoured to have leading experts and key opinion leaders cover a diverse selection of topics, ranging from basic science to innovative management and therapeutics. The ACFS will provide excellent opportunities to network with like-minded clinicians and researchers from all over the world and share best practices pertaining to the care of older adults. Delegates can also leverage this platform to showcase the latest findings in their research through poster and oral presentations.
New additions this year are workshops on the first day that aim to educate and equip participants with the skills to assess and manage frailty and sarcopenia, both of which are highly relevant to current and future clinical practice, and will impact on the care of older adults susceptible or affected by these potentially devastating conditions. This will be in line with the official launch of the Singapore Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sarcopenia at this conference.
The conference venue is conducive for learning and encourage the open exchange of ideas between researchers, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, as well as senior decision makers and companies who are looking to enhance their brand outreach to a wider global audience.
We look forward to meeting you in sunny Singapore!
Dr Matthew Chen
9th Asian Conference for Frailty and Sarcopenia
Society for Geriatric Medicine (Singapore) (SGMS)
Chapter of Geriatricians
College of Physicians, Singapore
Who should participate?
Community partners and healthcare providers with interest in the prevention and treatment of sarcopenia and frailty in older persons.
- Physicians, surgeons, and primary care doctors
- Physiotherapists, dieticians, other allied health professionals and nursing colleagues
- Community programme managers, exercise therapists, nutritionists & wellness trainers
- Researchers and academics interested in sharing their latest findings in the scientific competitions
20 College Rd, Singapore 169856
Getting to Academia
Nearest Bus Stop
Along Outram Rd
(Opposite Outram Park MRT Station EW line)
Bus Service: 33, 63, 75, 121, 851, 970
Nearest MRT station
The nearest station to SGH is Outram Park MRT Station.
There are three lines connected: Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), North East Line (NE) and East West Line (EW).
Campus Shuttle Bus Service Available
Board Orange Route Shuttle Bus from either
(1) Bus-stop outside Outram Park MRT (North-East Line) station along Eu Tong Sen Street
(2) Bus-stop opposite the Outram Park MRT (East-West Line & Thomson-East Coast Line) station along Outram Road
Align at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and cross over to Academia
Monday to Friday : 8.00am to 7.00pm
Saturdays: 8.00am to 2.00pm
Frequency: Approx. every 20 mins
Macalister Rd Car Park H
End of MacAlister Road. Both Multi-storey Carpark and Open Space Carpark are located behind Ministry of Health (Car Park H)
Free parking for motorcycles*
Parking Rates at Carpark H from Monday to Saturday*
7.00am – 9.59pm : $0.019 per minute, $1.14 per hour.
10.00pm – 6.59am : $2.16 per entry.
* Subject to change without prior notice
Campus Shuttle Bus Available
Board Green Route Shuttle Bus from either
(1) Multi Storey Car Park H (MSCP H)
(2) Open Car Park H
Align at Car Park H Shuttle Bus Stop (Opposite SGH Block 7) and walk over to Academia
Car Park G
Opposite Academia, beside Housemen Canteen
(Public parking on weekends only)
Parking Rates at Carpark G on Saturdays
7.00am to 9.59pm: $0.036 per minute, $2.18 per hour
10.00pm to 6.59am: $2.16 per entry