The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) Wrapped up Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Symposium in San Diego, CA Sunday, June 9th

This four day conference at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina welcomed over 400 medical professionals, including doctors, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists from all over the world as they prepared to learn from dozens of medical experts from various different specialties. The speakers presented discussions on many different topics ranging from hormone influences in an athlete to Parkinson’s to sexual health disorders.

The Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) workshop featured Ron Rothenberg, MD; Andrea Cole, DO; Stephen Center, MD; John Grasela RPH; and Thierry Hertoghe, MD. Some of the many sessions included an introduction to preventive and regenerative medicine and hormone optimization, estrogen and progesterone therapies in women, testosterone pellet treatment, compounds and laws used in BHRT, and hormone deficiencies and excesses in men and women.

“I’ve attended other hormone courses in the past with other companies but they were very basic. I didn’t feel comfortable practicing. But after just a day and a half here, I already feel like I can do this on Monday,” Thomas Powers, MD said Friday, June 7th at the BHRT Symposium in San Diego.

FAARM Module V: Clinical Intensives included speakers Gloria Hakkarainen, MD; Andrew Heyman, MD; Jim LaValle, RPH, CCN, ND; Todd LePine, MD; Jack Monaco, MD; Pamela W. Smith, MD, MS, MPH and Director of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative; and Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH. Some topics included “The Pregnant Patient,” metabolic medicine, Osteoporosis, and Multiple Sclerosis, and case histories in functional medicine.

FAARM Module XVI (B): Metabolic Cardiovascular Medicine Certification was led by Mark Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA and Joel Kahn, MD who discussed hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular health, heavy metal toxicity, weight management, and nutrition and exercise.

Module XIX (C): Sports Medicine and Sports Nutrition Courses speakers included Michael Belfiore, DO; Gary Huber, DO; Joel Kahn, MD; Martin Levine DO, MPH; and Monique Ryan, MS, RD reviewed preventing athletic deaths, hormonal Influences within the physiology of an athlete, effects of ultra- exercise on the heart, osteopathic manual manipulation in sports, and sports nutrition principles for training and recovery.

Speakers for Module XXI: Advanced Autoimmune Disease were Thomas Guilliams, PhD; Todd LePine, MD; Pamela W. Smith, MD, MPH, MS; Sahar Z. Swidan, Pharm. D, BCPS; Benoit Tano, MD, PhD; and FIlomena Trindade, MD, MPH. Topics covered consisted of lifestyle risks and remedies for autoimmunity, understanding, diagnosing, and treating autoimmune disease, the metabolic approach to different autoimmune diseases, integrative immunity, and “A New Approach to Treating Autoimmune Disease.”


“Auto-Immunity is linked to many chronic illnesses. There are so many conditions that I encounter every day in my own practice that are rooted in the immune system. I learned a lot of useful concepts from the professors and their clinical cases in Module XXI that I can incorporate into my practice. This module also ties in to all the other modules that I have taken as we treat the patient as a whole being. This is such an excellent module for me and I highly recommend all practitioners take it,” Cindy Yap-Wong, B.Sc. Pharm., CCN, Pharmacist/Owner said.

Module VI: Integrative Cancer Therapies (ICT) featured Ines Alfaro, MD; Stanislaw Burzynski, MD, PhD; Michael Gonzalez-Guzman, MD; William Grace, MD; Dwight McKee, MD; Pallav Mehta, MD; Mark Rosenberg, MD and ICT Fellowship Director; and Frank Shallenberger, MD. Discussions included mind Body medicine in cancer patients, inoperable brain tumors in children, vitamin C and cancer history and the next generation, oxidative therapies, off label drugs in cancer treatment controversies, obesity and exercise during and after cancer treatment, and hyperbaric oxygen therapies.

Sexual Health (C) Certification showcased Sara Goffried, MD; Michael Krychman, MD; Jennifer Landa, MD, OBGYN; and Kinnary Patel, MA, PT. Lectures focused on depression and sexuality, breast cancer sexuality, and how to diagnose, evaluate, and treat sexual health disorders in men and women.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (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 physicians and scientists and are proud to be in our 21st 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, 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.