4,000+ Physicians and Scientists Report on Latest Breakthroughs in Life Enhancement & Life Extension at "Largest Ever" World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine

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Ninety million American consumers use anti-aging products to maintain the youthful appearance and disposition vital to both professional success and personal happiness (Harris Interactive poll, 2004). The Winter 2004 Session of the 12th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine, which took place December 2-5, 2004 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, served as testament to the overwhelming public interest in ways to maintain the vitality of youth. Over 4,000 physicians, health practitioners, and industry leaders convened at the world's premier meetingplace for the anti-aging medical specialty to learn of the most current clinical expertise and research information pertaining to life enhancement and life extension.

Ninety million American consumers use anti-aging products to maintain the youthful appearance and disposition vital to both professional success and personal happiness (Harris Interactive poll, 2004).    

The Winter 2004 Session of the 12th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine, which took place December 2-5, 2004 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, served as testament to the overwhelming public interest in ways to maintain the vitality of youth. Over 4,000 physicians, health practitioners, and industry leaders convened at the world's premier meetingplace for the anti-aging medical specialty to learn of the most current clinical expertise and research information pertaining to life enhancement and life extension.

Anti-aging medicine is a medical specialty founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans. As such, anti-aging medicine is based on principles of sound and responsible medical care that are consistent with other preventive health specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, internal medicine, and family practice. The goal of anti-aging medicine is to improve the quality of life, and in so doing, increase the quantity of the human lifespan. To achieve these goals, anti-aging medicine focuses on the application of high-tech diagnostic and treatment biomedical technologies for the very earliest detection and most aggressive care of disease. This approach has become the hallmark of worldwide health promotion efforts towards longevity.

During Opening Remarks, delivered by Dr. Robert Goldman, A4M Chairman, and Dr. Ronald Klatz, A4M President, an informal poll showed that for more than two-thirds of the event's scientific delegates, this was their first-time at an anti-aging scientific program. Such new interest in anti-aging medicine has been a characteristic of the movement since its inception twelve years ago, and this explosive growth trend is predicted to continue as A4M has already trained over 30,000 physicians and health practitioners worldwide. In 2005, A4M's educational activities will directly impact more than 250,000 health professionals and their combined base of 500 million patients, as venues for A4M sponsored/co-supported events taking place around the globe in 2005 include: United Kingdom, Monte Carlo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and Mexico; in addition to Chicago, Illinois USA and Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

The Winter 2004 Session of the 12th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine featured four days of lectures on the hottest topics in medicine today, presented by more than 100 world-renowned speakers. The breadth, depth, and caliber of lectures that are assembled into the A4M's Annual World Congresses on Anti-Aging Medicine remains unparalleled.

Dr. Ronald Klatz, A4M President, also reported during Opening Remarks that A4M now holds a commanding Internet presence in the arena of anti-aging: the A4M website at http://www.worldhealth.net now ranks #1 for "antiaging" on both Yahoo and Google. A4M's E-Biotech Newsletter subscriber lists stands at 250,000 and grows on a daily basis.

In addition, this Session's sitting of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAAM), a physician certification program in the anti-aging medical specialty, was the largest writing since the Board's inception in 1997. At present, over 1,200 physicians and health practitioners are in-process to receive Anti-Aging Board Certification, and 500 MDs and allied health professionals have already completed the process.

Almost 400 exhibitors participated at the co-located Las Vegas Anti-Aging Exposition, providing a vital opportunity for World Congress delegates to learn of the latest products and services in life enhancement and life extension. Decision-making physicians and health practitioners spoke one-on-one with vendors of cutting-edge preventive health products and services.

Major media outlets were represented at the Winter 2004 Session of the 12th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine. For the first-time in the history of the Annual World Congress event, ABC, NBC, and CBS, as well as Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, all covered the conference, serving as a testament to the growing presence of anti-aging as an accepted segment of the preventive health sector. HBO was also present, conducting taping for a new documentary on the subject of the anti-aging clinical medical specialty. Remarks Dr. Klatz: "After twelve years, anti-aging medicine has become a firmly established theory of medical practice, mainstreamed because of its undeniable capacity to improve the human condition and reduce the burdens, both personally and societally, of disease and disability."

With the largest attendance to-date of any anti-aging scientific conference, Dr. Klatz observes that: "The A4M was the first to create the anti-aging medical movement, and is the founder of the world's fastest-growing medical specialty. A4M and our unparalleled Annual World Congresses on Anti-Aging Medicine hold a reputation for excellence in academic programming that brings thousands of decision-making physicians and health practitioners to learn of cutting-edge preventive health products and services to offer to their patients and clients." Adds Dr. Goldman, A4M Chairman: "The global educational initiatives sponsored or supported by A4M in training this and future generations of anti-aging physicians serve to advance the availability of anti-aging medicine, the next generation of preventive medicine."

For a post-event recap of the Winter 2004 Session of the 12th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine, please visit the event's website at http://www.worldhealth.net/event.

Scientific delegates interested in registering for the Summer 2005 Session of the 13th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine may call: (800) 558-1267 (773-528-1000). Register by January 15, 2005 and save US $1,000 on your Full Passport admission.

Companies that are interested in exhibiting at a future Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine may call our Exhibitor Hotline at: (561) 392-7791. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, best-placement basis, so contact us today!

See you in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for the Summer 2005 Session of the 13th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine! And, the Winter 2005 Session of the 13th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine will once again convene in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check the Upcoming Conferences schedule, online at http://www.worldhealth.net, for event details.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Inc. ("A4M") is a non-profit medical organization 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 is also dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and members of the public on anti-aging issues. A4M believes that the disabilities associated with normal aging are caused by physiological dysfunction which in many cases are ameliorable to medical treatment, such that the human lifespan can be increased, and the quality of one's life improved as one grows chronologically older. A4M seeks to disseminate information concerning innovative science and research as well as treatment modalities designed to prolong the human lifespan. Anti-Aging Medicine is based on the scientific principles of responsible medical care consistent with those of other healthcare specialties. Although A4M seeks to disseminate information on many types of medical treatments, it does not promote or endorse any specific treatment nor does it sell or endorse any commercial product.

SOURCE: The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Chicago, IL

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