Monthly Archives: August 2013

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) concluded the Gut, Brain and Autoimmune Disorders: The Role of Food Symposium August 17 in Los Angeles, CA

Hundreds of medical professionals from a variety of specialties, convened at the JW Marriott- LA Live last weekend, August 16th and 17th, to extend their medical education. The main objective of the course was to inform practitioners on the relationship between food and the manifestation of diseases into the body and how to better their patients’ overall well-being.

The two-day symposium featured several expert medical faculty who presented scientific research as well as a question and answer session to better relate to the attendees.

David Brady, ND, DC lectured on “Autoimmune Disease: Leaving the Era of Reaction and Entering the New Proactive Era of Prediction.” William Davis, MD covered the topic of his New York Times bestseller “Wheat: The Unhealthy Grain.” Tania Dempsey, MD presented “A Single Bite: Living with and Healing from Gluten Related Disorders.” Board certified neurologist, David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, covered “The Leading Edge of Functional Neurology.” Alessio Fasano, MD presented “New Concepts of Celiac Disease Pathogenesis: From Innate Immunity to Autoimmunity.” Lastly, Joel Kahn, MD spoke about “The Role of Food Sensitivity and Bowel Disease.”

“This conference had excellent information all packing in a great little bundle! The conference was well organized and had plenty of healthy refreshments to help the time fly by! Great job, A4M!” offered physician Lauren Chavez, MD from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Each day wrapped up with a Q&A session conducted by the entire course faculty. Attendees experienced a hands-on learning opportunity allowing them to confidentially treat their patients and prevent diseases caused by food related issues.

For upcoming Gut, Brain, and Autoimmune Disorder events, please visit www.a4m.com

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Practice Management Spotlight- August

Once a month, we will be doing a spotlight on A4M’s upcoming Practice Management Certification Program. Part 1 will take place as a pre-conference workshop at the Las Vegas conference December 12, 2013. Part 2 will be in Orlando, May of 2014. An exam will follow each day of the course, successful completion will result in the achievement of a Certification in Medical Business Management from The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

First, WHY IS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT?
There is far more to a successful medical practice than diagnosing and treating patients. Both brand new and veteran practices can benefit from this course and will walk away confidently knowing the A-Z’s of opening and maintaining a thriving Anti-Aging practice.

Topics covered in this certification course will include: business operations, financial management, marketing & communications, website creation, human resource management, information management, organizational governance-legal, patient care systems, quality management, and risk management.

AUGUST PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT

Featuring:
-Business Operations
-Financial Management

Business Operations:
A medical practice may not be thought of as a typical business by many outside the profession, however medical practices need proper organization and business operations just as much, if not more than other businesses. Doctors care for other people’s lives, making business operations very crucial.

Topics to be covered within the course:
1. Develop, implement, and monitor business operation plans
2. Develop, implement and oversee systems for the purchase of materials and equipment
3. Manage facilities planning and maintenance activities
-Design, layout to ensure efficient work flow, storage, patient flow and patient safety
-Utility requirements and maintenance inspection schedules
-Regulatory compliance OSHA and ADA
5. Organization and Operations of a Medical Group Practice

Financial Management:
Every business; whether industrial, technological, or medical; needs correct financial management in order to function properly.

Topics to be covered within the course:
1. Develop and implement the organization’s budget
2. Understand types of accounting- financial, tax and managerial
3. Understand budgeting
4. Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable
5. Depreciation
6. Understand accounting software systems
7. Capital financing
8. Payroll
9. Analyze and monitor financial performance
10. Insurance carriers/ negotiations
11. Coding
Stay tuned for next month’s spotlight on what to expect from this special and beneficial pre-certification program.

For more information on the Las Vegas Practice Management Pre-Conference workshop, please visit www.a4m.com.

 

 

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The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) to hold four-day continuing medical education conference in Boston, MA

Hundreds of medical professionals will convene September 18-21, 2013 for Board Certification Exams, Fellowship Modules, and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Symposium

The American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) written and oral certification exams will be held during this event. Also, physicians have the opportunity to sit for The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP) written exam as well.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine’s (A4M) Fellowship on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) will host several modules including Module IV: Nutrition and Metabolism; Module VIII: Lab Fundamentals and Cancer Therapies; Module XVI (C): Cardiovascular; and The Fellowship in Integrative Cancer will host Module VII: Dietary Treatments of Cancer.

Some learning objectives for Module IV include learning about nutritional depletions caused by medications, nutrition’s role and impact on optimal health in aging patients, new treatment plans for osteoporosis and amino acid deficiencies, and how physical, psychological and spiritual health relate to metabolic and anti-aging medicine, among other lessons.

Module VIII attendees will learn advanced integrative approaches to cancer therapies, nutritional support for athletes, how nutrients affect psychiatric illness treatments, and new protocols for advanced stage cancers.

Module XVI (C) will teach its participants nutritional and dietary therapies for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, as well as sex hormone balance and function in regards to cardiovascular health in men and women, and also how nutrition plays a role in cardiovascular disease.

Cancer Module VII includes a literature review concerning diets high in Omega-6 fatty acids and the immune system, and how fat cells produce estrogen, among other topics.

The Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Symposium (BHRT) will feature several well-known and distinguished experts in the fields of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

Some speakers and topics include Eric Braverman, MD covering the psychological effects of BHRT and how BHRT affects the brain. Jennifer Landa, MD, OB/GYN, FAARM, will discuss sexual dysfunction and estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone therapies in peri-menopause and menopausal women. Thierry Hertoghe, MD will explain reversing the aging process with BHRT and analyzing lab tests of complicated patients. Ronald Rothenberg, MD will discuss treating adult growth hormone deficiency and will lecture on Hyperthyroidism. Director of the Fellowship on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Pam Smith, MD, MPH, MS, will kick off the weekend with an introduction to BHRT and how BHRT solves common female health problems. Lastly, Jonathan Wright, MD will explain women’s hormone replacement and adrenal fatigue, stress and cortisol.

For more information or to register for this CME event, please visit a4m.com or call 561-997-0112.

 

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