Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hollywood Celebrities Headline this Year's World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine

By William Faloon

When the Life Extension Foundation® was founded in 1980, new members would sometimes inquire if we could refer them to physicians knowledgeable in the field of "anti-aging" medicine.

The challenge back then was that there was no formal training program that would enable doctors to become anti-aging specialists. This presented a barrier for Life Extension® members seeking natural ways to balance their hormones and accessing longevity-enhancing prescription medications (like metformin and deprenyl).

In 1991, a small group of about 13 doctors met to see if there was a possibility of attracting enough licensed physicians to form a professional society that would educate and accredit medical doctors in the anti-aging field.

One wealthy Life Extension member donated access to his hotel so that this group could host annual seminars to educate doctors about scientific findings that you read about each month in Life Extension Magazine®.

Out of that meeting in 1991 was born the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, which has since grown to 26,000 physician, scientific and health practitioner members from over 120 nations.

The initial American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine education seminars were held each December and attracted only a few hundred medical professionals. Enrollment at these professional education seminars has since exploded and expanded to include major countries of the world where physicians are eager to learn how to keep their patients from aging too fast.

What should be gratifying for Life Extension members is the growing acceptance among celebrity household names of employing aggressive interventions to slow and reverse pathological aging processes.

The annual World Congress of Anti-Aging Medicine will continue its long-standing tradition of accrediting medical doctors in the specialty of anti-aging medicine. At this year's conference in Las Vegas, they will also host some of Hollywood's most recognized celebrities.

What follows is information from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) to announce their December 2013 annual accreditation conference in Las Vegas:

Anti-aging medicine is now leading Buzzword in Biomedical Technologies

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 7, 2013 -- Thousands of the world's preeminent physicians and researchers in aging intervention convene 12-15 December 2013 at The Venetian Resort & Exposition Center (Las Vegas, NV USA) to showcase anti-aging and regenerative biomedical technologies from across the globe. Representatives from 65 countries will attend, including health ministers and sports federation officials from China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil. After 22 years, anti-aging medicine is now the leading buzzword in biomedical technologies. The field attracts Wall Street and Silicon Valley moguls—most notably, Larry Page, 40-year-old CEO of Google, who recently launched a biotech company with a mission to combat aging and aging-associated diseases.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

At the A4M's World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will receive the Infinity Award, the highest honor bestowed by the A4M, a non-profit scientific medical society of 26,000 physician and scientific members from 120 nations. A4M bestows this award to Gov. Schwarzenegger to recognize his early leadership role in securing landmark funding in the area of stem cell research, piloting an initiative to direct $3 billion in government funds to the field. In addition, the Infinity Award recognizes Gov. Schwarzenegger's lifetime of accomplishments as a champion bodybuilder, Hollywood action hero, successful businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, best-selling author, and California's 38th Governor. He is also the founder of the non-profit organization R20: Regions of Climate Action and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, which is devoted to seeking bipartisan solutions to public policy issues.

Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers

Actress, author, and health advocate Suzanne Somers will present evidence to demonstrate the wide-ranging health benefits of natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). Thanks to the educational efforts of both the A4M and Ms. Somers, BHRT is now widely considered a safe and effective therapy for maintaining youthful metabolism, physical health, mental and emotional wellness, and vitality at any age.

Travis Stork, MD

Travis Stork, MD

ER physician and host of the Emmy award-winning talk show, "The Doctors," Travis Stork, MD, will share insights to empower patients to achieve "Your Best Life."

Judith Reichman, MD

Judith Reichman, MD

Gynecologist Judith Reichman, MD will present evidence to help "Slow Your Clock Down," based on approaches to combat aging as seen on her public television series "Straight Talk on Menopause."

Complementing the appearances of these celebrities are over 80 medical and scientific experts speaking on diverse facets of the science of aging intervention, to include:

  • Massimo Dominici, MD, Professor in Oncology & Hematology at the University of Modena (Italy), will review "Stem Cells: Understanding Aging as a Platform to Enhance Tissue Regeneration"
  • Christoph Westphal, MD, PhD, Board of Fellows for Harvard Medical School, will share "Pharmaceutical Approaches to Treating Aging: The Sirtris Story"
  • Michael Murphy, PhD, Group leader at the MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit (United Kingdom), will present "The Development of Mitochondria-Targeted Therapies for Age-Associated Diseases"
  • Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, will present the latest evidence for "Testosterone Therapy in Men."

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For longer life,

William Faloon 

William Faloon