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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE 23rd ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE 23rd ANNUAL WORLD CONGRESS

  1. Experience and connect with expert key presenters who are pioneering disease prevention
  2. Interact with 200 plus industry exhibitors who offer relevant and innovative products and services designed to enhance your practice, so you are not just managing your patients’ symptoms but transforming their lives.
  3. Exposure to world class education offering new protocols and ground-breaking research on such topics as brain health, inflammation and the autoimmune system, breakthrough approaches to gluten exposure, stress, thyroid and the hormone connection, male health and alternative therapies, lifestyle genomics and so much more!
  4. Opportunity to network with colleagues who share your passion for prevention.
  5.  Hear case study presentations from faculty who are on the front-line, in practice day to day sharing their most challenge patient cases.

For more information on this can’t-miss event, click here.

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The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine to introduce new course in Delray Beach, FL June 26-28, 2014

June 2, 2014 (Boca Raton, FL)- Medical professionals and compounding pharmacists from all specialties will gather at the Marriot Delray Beach, June 26-28, 2014 for the first meeting of A4M’s newest course, Nuts & Bolts of Writing Prescriptions for Compounded Medications. This course is designed to aid practitioners in advanced prescription writing skills for compounded medications. This course focuses on how to write advanced prescriptions for sports medicine injuries, improving wound care, to decrease scaring, weight loss, dermatological conditions, periodontal disease, pain control, Anti-Aging skin care, hair restoration, to increase libido, gynecological issues, and more.

This course is the newest module added to the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine through the A4M, as Module XXIV. Practitioners and pharmacists do not need to be enrolled in the Fellowship with A4M to attend this course. This event offers hands-on experience and training with some of the industry’s leading compounding pharmacists and medical practitioners.

This event, will feature speakers including Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS; Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS; and James LaValle, RPh, CCN, ND; among several others. Additionally, there will be companies exhibiting, presenting their latest products and services in the fields of Metabolic, Functional and Nutritional Medicine.

To register for this event, please call 888-997-0112 or visit www.a4m.com.

 


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5 Reasons You Should Attend A4M Orlando

  1. Come face-to-face with unparalleled education essential to practitioners in the field of Anti-Aging Medicine and implement what you learn into your practice.
  2. Connect with experts at the top of their fields presenting the latest cutting-edge information and case-studies in metabolic and integrative medicine.
  3. Network with over 150 companies and preview the latest products and services offered in the fields of Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine offered by the product theater and the exhibit hall.
  4. This event is the opportunity for you- and all practitioners, regardless of specialty, to acquire skills and knowledge that will undoubtedly improve the overall well-being of your patients.
  5. Immerse yourself in a complete educational experience addressing the latest information in metabolic and integrative medicine.

For more information on this can’t-miss event, click here.

 


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The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) Releases Program Agenda for 22nd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Aesthetic Medicine in Orlando, FL taking place May 16-17, 2014

 

Distinguished speakers, innovative topics and ‘can’t miss’ practical hands-on education featured in conference program agenda

 

The A4M recently released the full conference program agenda for the 22nd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Aesthetic Medicine taking place in Orlando, May 16th-17th. With over 2,000 medical practitioners from all specialties, both domestic and international expected to attend this event, the agenda includes brand new featured guest speakers, innovative educational topics, modules from the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, a full day of pre-conference workshops, over 250 exhibiting companies, sponsored evening workshops, product theater, and much more.

The featured keynote speaker is David Katz, MD, MPH, FACP, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. Dr. Katz is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Board Certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Medicine. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and medical director for the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. Dr. Katz has been extensively involved in medical education. He was a founding director of one of the nation’s first combined residency training programs in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT); and served as Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine for a span of 8 years. He has led classes and given lectures for Yale students in medicine, public health, nursing, the physician assistants program, and undergraduates, as well as medical residents and faculty.

Dr. Katz will present “Integrative Medicine: A Bridge Over Healthcare’s Troubled Waters” on Friday, May 16th, the first full day of general conference sessions.

Joel Heidelbaugh, MD, another internationally distinguished presenter will speak on “The Well Examination:  Now That You’ve Got His Attention, How Do You Keep Him Healthy,” focusing on men’s health. Special guest presenter Juliet Funt, founder and owner of WhiteSpace at Work will present “WhiteSpace: Take Back Control of Your Time.”

This event offers unparalleled education advancing the continuing medical education for all practitioners in attendance. Presentation topics include practical hands-on demonstration sessions on the subjects of telomeres, aging and disease; metabolic syndrome; neuroendocrine regulation; inflammation; brain fitness; case studies; and men’s health, among others.

On Thursday, May 15th, there are five pre-conference specialty workshops being offered on the subjects of Obesity, Stem Cells, Personalized Lifestyle Medicine, Medical Management for Hair Loss and Practice Management.

Additionally, the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine is offering the following modules live in Orlando:

  •          Module I: A Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Approach to Endocrinology
  •          Module V: Clinical Intensives
  •          Module XII: Toxic Metals and Functional Toxicology
  •          Module XVI(B): Metabolic Cardiovascular Medicine

There will be 200 exhibiting companies housed in the exhibit hall, featuring their services from the fields of Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine. Other events include product theater presentations taking place Friday, May 16th, this gives attendees the opportunity to view a presentation given by select exhibiting companies, presenting their latest products and services via a live demonstration or lecture.

Other conference bonuses include:

  •          Networking reception on Friday evening, giving attendees the opportunity to meet exhibitors while enjoying refreshments.
  •          Sponsored workshops Thursday and Friday evening
  •          Rolex Giveaway
  •          The A4M Conference App for smartphones
  •          A4M Bookstore

For the full conference agenda, click here.

For more information or to register for this event, please click here or call 888-997-0112 today.

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About the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

As a federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is the world’s largest non-profit scientific society of physicians and scientists dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process.

A4M offers exclusive membership to all medical professionals where they gain access to over two-decades of established medical expertise.  We are also dedicated to educating physician and scientists and are proud to be in our 22nd year of providing first-class continuing education conferences on anti-aging issues, regenerative and functional medicine.

To further demonstrate our commitment to the Future of Medicine Today, the shared responsibility for patient outcomes and transforming health education through innovation, we offer Board Certifications and Fellowship Training Programs in various disciplines ranging from Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine to such disciplines as aesthetic medicine, skin cancer and stem cell therapy, in order to lead the industry by establishing best practice standards in these areas.


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The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine gears up for first continuing medical education event of 2014

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine gears up for first continuing medical education event of 2014
A4M will host hundreds of medical professionals in San Francisco, CA March 13-16th for BHRT Symposium and Fellowship Modules

 Hundreds of medical professionals, both domestic and international, will gather at San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis hotel for a continuing medical education event in the fields of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. The event will feature a symposium on Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) as well as four different modules from the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM).

The BHRT Symposium will allow attendees to analyze the medical evidence of hormone therapy as well as learn from leading experts currently practicing BHRT. The focus will also be on how to merge BHRT into an existing practice.

Select topics to be covered during this four-day course include clinical signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism; hormone replacement for women; essential lab tests; cancer awareness and hormones; bio-identical hormones and the cardiovascular system; hormones and the brain; and preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

Speakers will include medical experts in the top of their respective fields.

Thierry Hertoghe, MD is President of the International Hormone Society and is an internationally known authority in medical therapies designed to improve hormone deficiencies, reduce aging and possibly extend lifespan. Jennifer Landa, MD, OB/GYN, FAARFM is Chief Medical Officer for BodyLogicMD and is director of the certification in Sexual Health & Treatment with A4M. Dr. Landa co-authored the book The Sex Drive Solution for Women, a no-nonsense approach to many of the sex drive issues Dr. Landa addresses with her patients every day. Ron Rothenberg, MD is clinical professor and course director of Preventative and Family Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He authored a book titled Forever Ageless. Pam Smith, MD, MS, MPH is a diplomat of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and is an internationally known speaker and author on the subject of Metabolic, Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health Degree along with a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. Dr. Smith is director of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAARFM) with A4M. Jonathan Wright, MD is Medical Director of Tahoma Clinic in Renton, Washington. Dr. Wright obtained his degrees from Harvard University and the University of Michigan. He has taught nutritional therapy since 1983 and is recognized as a pioneer and innovator in the field of nutritional medicine.

In addition to the BHRT Symposium, Fellowship Modules III, V, VII, and XVI(A) will be offered in San Francisco as well.

Module III: Gastroenterology, Neurotransmitters, Neurology will feature speakers David Hasse, MD; Todd LePine, MD; Pam Smith, MD, MS, MPH; Elizabeth Stuller, MD; and Catherine Willner, MD. Topics covered will include the metabolic approach to neurological diseases, and parasitic infections and clinical aspects of the GI Tract.

Module V: Clinical Intensives features Gloria Hakkarainen, MD; Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN; John Monaco, MD; Todd LePine, MD; Pam Smith, MD, MS, MPH; Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS; and Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH. Objectives for this module include an extensive review of patient case histories and new treatment modalities for many health conditions including osteoporosis, allergies, cancer, anxiety, heart failure, diabetes, weight loss, sports nutrition, among several others.

Module VII: Mitochondropathy, Heavy Metal Toxins, Autoimmune Diseases, Cognition Enhancement, and Fatigue includes Eric Braverman, MD; Jim LaValle, RPh, CCN; Todd LePine, MD; Robert Rountree, MD; Pam Smith, MD, MS, MPH; Benoit Tano, MD, PhD; and James Wilson, PhD, ND, DC. Topics will be focused on chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, brain fitness, and metabolic syndrome and psychiatry.

Lastly, Module XVI(A): Metabolic Cardiovascular Medicine will feature Mark Houston, MD, MS, FACP, FAHA, FASH and will cover the pathophysiology clinical aspects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of vascular aging and cardiovascular disease.

In addition to the unparalleled education being offered at this event, attendees will have the opportunity to visit many exhibiting companies showcasing their latest products and services in the field of Anti-Aging Medicine.

For more information on any of these events, please visit www.a4m.com or call 888.997.0112.


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The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) prepares for upcoming continuing education events in March, April, and May

Hundreds of medical professionals from all over the world are expected to gather at A4M’s events this spring in San Francisco, Denver, New York, and Orlando

 The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) will be kicking off 2014 in San Francisco, CA the weekend of March 13-16th. This event will host hundreds of medical practitioners from a variety of specialties interested in learning more about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), or how to incorporate it into their existing practice. This BHRT symposium features distinguished medical speakers, all who specialize in treating patients with hormone therapy. Speakers include Thierry Hertoghe, MD: Jennifer Landa, MD, OB/GYN; Ron Rothenberg, MD; Pam Smith, MD, MS, MPH; and Jonathan Wright, MD.

February 3, 2014 (Boca Raton, FL-) The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) will be kicking off 2014 in San Francisco, CA the weekend of March 13-16th. This event will host hundreds of medical practitioners from a variety of specialties interested in learning more about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), or how to incorporate it into their existing practice. This BHRT symposium features distinguished medical speakers, all who specialize in treating patients with hormone therapy. Speakers include Thierry Hertoghe, MD: Jennifer Landa, MD, OB/GYN; Ron Rothenberg, MD; Pam Smith, MD, MS, MPH; and Jonathan Wright, MD.

In addition to the BHRT Symposium, this event will also welcome medical professionals taking part in the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM). Fellowship modules at this event include:

Module III: Gastroenterology, Neurotransmitters & Neurology
Module V: Clinical Intensives
Module VII: Mitochondropathy, Heavy Metal Toxins, Autoimmune Diseases, Cognition Enhancement & Fatigue
Module XVI(A): Metabolic Cardio Medicine

The first weekend in April, in Denver, CO (April 4-6) will include Fellowship Modules and the IV Therapy Symposium. The IV Symposium will cover the fundamentals and expand on the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other unique parenteral compounds. Attendees will leave the symposium with a thorough understanding of IV therapy and the ability to implement various IV protocols when they return to their practices.

Fellowship modules at this event include:

Module IV: Nutrition & Metabolism
Module XV(B): Brain Fitness
Module XX(A): Metabolic Triad
Module XXV(A): Addiction

On April 26th, a GI Symposium will be held in New York City, featuring speakers Jill Carnahan, MD, ABFM, ABIHM; Thomas Guilliams, PhD; Gerard Mullin, MD; and Shilpa Saxena, MD. The rapid rise of gastrointestinal dysfunction in the American population presents an increasing clinical dilemma with few true conventional solutions. This one-day intensive CME program will provide clinical insight, leading edge protocols and innovative clinical models to improve outcomes for your most difficult-to-treat patients.

The last spring event, and the largest- the 22nd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Aesthetic Medicine, will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, May 15th – 17th in Orlando, FL. This event will feature special guest speakers, Fellowship modules, an exhibit hall housing over 250 exhibiting companies, conference bonuses including raffles, specialty workshops, a networking reception, Board Certification exams, and sponsored evening workshops. The ABAAHP/ABAARM Board Certification exams will be held on Wednesday, May 14th. The Fellowship modules will begin Thursday, May 15th, and will continue through Saturday, May 17th.

Fellowship modules offered in Orlando include:

Module I: Advanced Endocrinology
Module V: Clinical Intensives
Module XII: Mitochondropathy, Heavy Metal Toxins, Autoimmune Diseases, Cognition Enhancement & Fatigue
Module XVI(B): Metabolic Cardio Medicine

Pre- conference specialty workshops will take place Thursday, May 15th. Featured workshops this year include Obesity: How to Definitely Lose Weight with Efficient Dietary, Nutritional and Hormone Therapies; Stem Cells in Anti-Aging Medicine: An Update; Personalized Lifestyle Medicine; Hair Loss Management; and Practice Management.

The general conference and exhibition runs May 16th & 17th. Conference lecture topics will cover a wide range including metabolic syndrome, brain fitness, inflammation, energy production, telomeres, and neuroendocrine regulation. Special guest speakers will be announced later in February.

With an additional five and a half hours of time in the exhibition hall available, attendees will be able to maximize their conference experience by meeting vendors from a variety of specialties. A networking reception will take place Friday evening, allowing attendees and exhibitors to mix and mingle in a professional setting. At select general sessions, attendees have the chance to win “early bird” prizes, and also participate in the exhibit hall games, with the chance of winning a free Rolex watch.

This year, A4M is expecting a record number of attendees and looks forward to bringing unparalleled medical education to practitioners all over the world, with hopes of advancing the fields of Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Aesthetic Medicine more so than ever before.

For more information on any of these events, please visit www.a4m.com or call 888.997.0112.


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American Heart Month turns 50

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation declaring the month of February to be American Heart Month. With that being said, each February for the past 50 years, the goal of the American Heart Association (AHA) has been to urge Americans to take responsibility for their heart health. Many things have changed in the past 50 years, but the importance of keeping our hearts healthy is not one of them. Although statistics of Americans dying from heart disease have decreased in recent decades, heart disease remains the # 1 killer of American men and women.

In 1960, over 662,000 Americans died each year from heart disease and over 920,000 died from all forms of cardiovascular disease, according to a Huffington Post article written by AHA CEO, Nancy Brown. In 2010, those numbers were below 600,000 and 784,000. Although less and less people are dying annually from heart related diseases, we’re still not out of the woods. Anyone can develop heart disease but those who smoke, have high blood pressure and high cholesterol are at greater risk. Other factors that contribute include diabetes, obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise, and excessive alcohol consumption.

On January 31, 2014, President Barak Obama instated the 50th proclamation written by an American president declaring cardiovascular disease our number one enemy and redefining February as American Heart Month. In the proclamation, President Obama states that one out of every four deaths in the U.S. is caused by cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this written, official statement, is to encourage the American people to “renew our fight, both as a Nation and in each of our own lives, against the devastating epidemic of heart disease.”

Although every month should be “American Heart Month,” The American Heart Association has numerous events going on throughout the month of February to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and how individuals can make positive changes to their lifestyle to ensure optimal health. Some events include walks, donation drives, the “Go Red for Women” campaign, national Wear Red Day (Feb. 7th) among others. Also, their website is home to the American Heart Month fact of the day educating visitors on unknown cardiovascular information. The bottom line is, many people think it won’t happen to them but the best way to avoid developing a heart condition is to eat healthy, exercise regularly, and kick the unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) offers a Metabolic Cardiovascular Certification from the University of South Florida to physicians wishing to further their ability to treat patients with cardiovascular conditions as well as prevent disease in others. This certification program covers topics including how to apply nutrition, exercise and weight management programs when it comes to vascular aging and disease; the pathophysiology of hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and heavy metal toxicity; immunologic vascular disease; and various conditions of vascular disease including dysglycemia, insulin resistance and diabetes and much more. Start your Metabolic Cardiovascular Certification in San Francisco, on March 14-16th by registering for Module XVI(A).

For more information on how you can help raise awareness against cardiovascular disease, visit www.heart.org.