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Our mission

Our mission is to slow down the aging rate and reduce the risk of people in aging process through the promotion of brain health by advancement of research.

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Our vision

Our vision is reduce the risk of people in aging process and to maintain a high quality of life in all humans around the world.

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Goals and Objectives
  • Advancing research: Accelerate the research progress in anti-aging
    • Apply for the funding from diverse sources, through advocacy and other efforts.
    • Searching for the Association's research funding for basic science research, prevention and care.
    • Be the convener and catalyst for collaborations between investigators in industry, academia and other organizations to promote basic and applied anti-aging researches.
  • Providing and enhancing care and support: Provide and promote quality aging care, support and services
    • Increase the number and diversity of people for association serves.
    • Continuously improve the quality and consistency of our services and innovate in response to consumer need.
    • Advocate for integrated systems of healthcare.
    • Develop and deliver evidence-based best practices on aging care to consumers and providers.
    • Investigate national strategies to certify services and individuals.
  • Mobilizing public support: Alert the public to the growing millions affected by aging and the importance of brain health, and mobilize them to join our movement.
    • Increase recognition of the association's brand and public awareness of our messages.
    • Extend and amplify our voice through collaborations, partnerships, appropriate technologies and consistent messaging.
    • Expand our reach to engage underserved populations and those not yet directly affected by aging.
    • Increase and broaden our advocacy for those affected by aging with business, care providers, consumers, media, pharmaceutical companies, policymakers and regulators.
  • Building unity and capacity: Build organizational unity and capacity to achieve our mission
    • Be unified in our mission and message.
    • Increase revenue from both philanthropic and non-philanthropic (e.g., grants, Fee-for-Service, business opportunities) sources.
    • Generate the majority of philanthropic revenue across the Association through joint and collaborative fundraising.
    • Ensure that the Association is culturally competent and that volunteers.
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Our work: People and Science
  • We provide core services to families and professionals, including information and referral, support groups, care consultation, education and safety services.
  • We provide wide varieties of free informative services to the public.
  • We organize our annual anti-aging conference and valuable forum for healthcare and social service professionals and in order to bring the world's top scientists together to exchange ideas and present breakthrough research.
  • We organize our annual anti-aging conference and valuable forum for healthcare and social service professionals and the world's top scientists together to exchange and present their latest breakthrough research.
  • We advance anti-aging research through our peer-reviewed research grants program.
  • We edit a new journal of ant-aging which present the latest original, peer-reviewed, basic and clinical research advances in the field, including early detection, prevention and treatment of aging.
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Prof. Charles Kou and Dr. Geng Li

Prof. Charles Kou, Chairman of HKAAS (right) and Dr. Geng Li, Secretary of HKAAS (left)

Prof. Edward Yang

Prof. Edward Yang, Co-chairman of HKAAS

Prof. Charles Kou


Kao was Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1996. After his retirement from CUHK in 1996, Kao spent his 6-month sabbatical leave at the Imperial College London Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering; from 1997 to 2002, he also served as Visiting Professor to the same department. From 1993 to 1994, he was the President of ASAIHL (The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning). Kao then worked as the Chairman and CEO of Transtech Services Ltd., a telecommunication consultancy company in Hong Kong. He was the founder, Chairman and CEO of ITX Services Limited. From 2003 to January 30, 2009, Kao was an Independent Non-executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee of Next Media. Since 1991, Kao has been an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Varitronix International Limited in Hong Kong. In 2000, Kao founded the Independent Schools Foundation Academy (ISF), which is located in Cyberport, Hong Kong. He was its founding Chairman in 2000, and stepped down from the Board of the ISF Foundation in December, 2008. Kao was the keynote speaker at IEEE GLOBECOM 2002 in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2003 Kao was named a Chair Professor by special appointment at the Electronics Institute of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University.

Prof. Edward Yang


Professor Yang was the Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University from 1986 to 1990 and from 1992 to 1995. Under his leadership, research laboratories in Telecommunications, Microelectronics, Photonics, and IC at Columbia University were established. Professor Yang joined the University of Hong Kong ('HKU') as Chair Professor of Microelectronics in 1997. At HKU, he founded the Hong Kong Jockey Club MRI Engineering Centre and E-Business Technology Institute. Professor Yang was appointed as the chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute ('ASTRI') in 2007. At ASTRI, he initiated the new Industrial Collaboration Program and Internship for fresh university graduates. In 2009, he stepped down as ASTRI's chief executive officer but remains as its senior advisor. Professor Yang has 7 US patents and published more than 200 journal papers and two popular textbooks that were translated into Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Korean.

Dr. Geng Li, MD.


Dr. Geng Li received her medical degree from Tongji Medical University in 1983 and her Master of Medicine (Radiology) and Ph.D. (Neurology) degrees from the University of Hong Kong. Recently she is a R&D director of Bio-medical Electronics team in Hong Kong ASTRI and a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School. In ASTRI, she developed piezoelectric magnetic resonance elastography driver system, multi-functional treatment of optical systems and thermal therapy devices, all of them with an international leading position. Currently she is presiding over a number R & D innovation projects with Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission funding. Also, she is a pioneer of acupuncture brain functional magnetic resonance imaging and the first person to use magnetic resonance elastography for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. At the same time, she is the first one in the world to use coenzyme Q10 for the early Alzheimer's disease prevention and treatment. Dr. Li has a number of invention patents and published more than 170 influential international papers. She is currently as journals reviewer of NeuroScience, Human Brain Mapping and many other international professional journal magazines.

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Our Partners

We have developed a well relationship with other organizations in the field whereby we can exchange our experiences and information in order to better achieve success in our campaigns. The development of strategic partnerships is a part of Anti-aging Society work plan. Currently HKAAS has a strategic partnership with the Alzheimer US, Alzheimer Europe and American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine.

To understand more about our partners, you can click the below links for details.

Alzheimer US -

Alzheimer Europe -

American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine -

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