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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.

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