Agenda October 2022

Preliminary Topics and Agenda

Wednesday, October 26 – Practice Management Workshop

Many attendees of the AMMG conferences are attracted to the field of Age Management Medicine, but do not feel qualified, or empowered with the necessary tools, to successfully transition from the well-established structure of disease-based medicine or from the traditional insurance-based reimbursement system into a system which relies to a significant degree upon direct pay. In addition this workshop is also designed to complement the AMMG Certification in Age Management Medicine for physicians and healthcare professionals and to help educate and inform medical and office staff. Attendees will be guided through the process of developing an Age Management Practice. Our goal is for the attendee to be equipped with the basic tools for making the necessary decisions on what is required from a Practice Management point of view.

* Non-CME Course

  • The Direct Pay/Partial Direct Pay Practice Model
  • Development of Practice Services and Procedures
  • Development of Diagnostic Tools and Procedures
  • Motivating Patients and Creating Programs Applying the Science of Age Management Medicine to Produce Positive Patient Outcomes
  • Developing a Marketing and Branding Program
  • Employee Management and Engagement
  • Client / Patient Experience Expectations
  • Legal Issues for Age Management Physicians
  • Practice Landmines & Practice Pearls
  • AMMG Physician and Healthcare Provider Certification Program
  •  Open Forum with Q & A

Thursday, October 27 – Workshops

Workshop 1: Human Performance: Fitness in Age Management Medicine (Full Day)

Physicians treating an aging population must recognize the importance of using fitness as a basic diagnostic tool to effectively diagnose structural, muscular, chemical and psychological conditions of a patient, establish a baseline and then to incorporate fitness protocols into their practice both as preventative programs to optimize patient health and as therapeutic interventions to treat disorders of aging such as obesity and metabolic syndrome.  Basic knowledge of fitness is critical for all physicians and more so for age management physicians, who need essential knowledge to be able to evaluate patient fitness levels and incorporate levels of fitness into individualized patient treatment programs.

  • Defining Fitness in the Age Management Industry
  • Principles of Exercise Physiology
  • Diagnostic Fitness Assessments: Primary Assessments & Supporting Diagnostics
  • VO2max Practical Demonstration (LIVE Demo)
  • Aerobic & Anaerobic Training LIVE Demo Compare both in real time
  • Aerobic Performance & Body Composition in Precision Medicine
  • Exploring the Science and Importance of Recovery: Includes Demo of Acoustic Ultrasound Therapy
  • Nutrition & Nutraceutical Strategies to Enhance Exercise-Mediated Clinical Outcomes
Workshop 2: Critical Issues in the Use of Nutrients and Nutrition to Improve Patient Outcomes (Half-Day AM)

According to the NIH basic nutrients are critical to better health, particularly in older and aging adults.  Physicians need to understand the science and evidence-based use of essential nutrients in clinical practice. How clinicians direct their patients on the safe and evidence-based use of these nutrients should be part of every Age Management Practice. During this presentation we will review some of the controversies and evidence-based strategies for diagnosing nutrient depletion and the implementation of personalized patient treatment programs to increase nutrient levels and improve patient outcomes.

  • Causes of Nutrient Depletions
  • Making the Diagnosis of Nutrient Depletions
  • Customizing a Treatment Plan for the Aging Patient
  • Case Presentation & Discussion/ Q & A
Workshop 3: Weight Loss Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes (Half-Day PM)

Study after study has demonstrated that obesity is associated with higher risk of many chronic diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Weight loss may reduce the risk of developing chronic disease and other series conditions and improve the quality of life.  Age Management Physicians must understand the science behind weight loss, the causes of weight gain, and evidence-based treatments such as hormones, diets, exercise, pharmaceutical and even surgical options for treatment which will improve patient outcomes.

  • Beyond the Basics: Evidence for Strategies to Achieving Lean Body Mass
  • Weight Gain Causation: Metabolic Syndrome, Stress, Diet, Genetics
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Hormonal Options for Reduction of Weight
  • Weight Loss Diets: A Review of Healthy Diets for Weight Loss and those to Avoid
  • Tailored Interventions for Weight Optimization- Pharmaceutical & Surgical Options for Improved Patient Outcomes for improved Patient Outcomes with Weight Loss
Workshop 4: Office Based Aesthetics for the Age Management Medicine Clinician (Non-CME) (Full Day)

In response to attendee requests for information on aesthetic protocols and treatments which are office based and can be done by non-board-certified Age Management Clinicians either full time or as an adjunct to their existing practice, The decision not to accredit this track was made so that attendees could be provided with business tools as well as the science and medical information necessary to implement these procedures. The goal is not to make this track commercial but to give speakers in this niche area the leverage to openly discuss procedures and answer questions that could be severely restricted in an accredited environment. This track is also very appropriate for Support Staff.

  • Successful, Safe Easy to Implement, Multi-Modality Treatments for Physicians Entering the Aesthetic Marketplace, or Expanding their Aesthetic Practice
  • PRP or PRF: What is the Difference? Which Do I Use?
  • Latest update on Stem Cells/ Exosomes for Esthetics
  • Hair Restoration (Includes Demonstration)
  • Micro Needling (Includes Demonstration)
  • Treating Ethnically Diverse Skin & Unique Patient Issues for Ethnically Diverse Skin (Includes Demonstration)
  • Male & Female Sexual Wellness Using PRP and PRF
  • Increase Retail Product Sales: Identify the Correct Products and How to Market Them
  • Facial Mapping Using Ultrasound for Enhanced Precision in Aesthetic Medicine (Includes Demonstration)
Workshop 5: Traumatic Brain Injury—A Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment  (Full Day)

This full day program, TBI—A Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, will provide to the attendees overwhelming information culled from peer-reviewed articles on Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries as causative factors for personality changes, cognitive impairment and mood disorders leading up to suicide. The attendees will be walked through the literature discussing the effects of primary traumas and the secondary effects of inflammation and oxidative stress on functionality. The rising cases of post-Covid neurological complications will also be discussed as a new entry into non-traumatic brain injury due to the “Cytokine Storm”. This program will prepare you for the treatment.

  • Introduction to Neuroinflammation and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • The Neurology Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neuroinflammation of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Endocrinology/Neuroendocrinology of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neuropsychiatry and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • The Laboratory Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • An Approach to the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 28 – 30

General Session Topics
  • Presentation of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine
  • How Can Age Management Medicine Impact the Under Served in Low Income Communities: Learning to Live Better and Longer
  • Innovations in Precision Medicine to Improve Patient Outcomes in Age Management Medicine
  • Plasma Apheresis for use in Age Management Medicine
  • Hypogonadism: Detection and Evidence Based Treatment
  • Why Undergo Certification in Age Management Medicine
  • Managing Complications of Hormone Therapy
  • Testosterone Therapy Risks:  Prostate Cancer and Erythrocytosis
  • Enteroimmunology & Endocrinology: How Dysbiotic Gut Inflammation leads to Hormone Imbalances, and How Reversing Them is the Key to Resolving Chronic Illness
  • Panel Discussion: An Interactive Conversation with Experienced Age Management Physicians: Issues and Controversies in Treatments, The Use of Progesterone
  • Modifiable Contributing Factors To Cognitive Decline
  • Literature Review on the Use of Pteridin-4 (BH4) Focusing on the Deficiency of BH4 due to Autosomal Recessive Mutations Causing Hyperphenylalaninaemia in Dystonia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism and Depression
  • Environmental Toxins – The New Silent Killer
  • Environmental Toxins, Mold, & POP’s
  • It’s In the Air we Breathe and the Water we Drink: A Genomic Exploration of how an Individuals Genomics Contribute to Environmentally Related Illness
  • Detox Protocols with Chelation and Chemical
  • Systematic Approach to Complex Disease
  • Patient Access Threats: A Survey of the Pharmacy Compounding Policy Landscape
  • Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)
  • Complementary and Integrative Methods in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Review of Incorporating Holistic Approaches to the Most Common Clinical Scenarios in the Field
  • Natural Evidence-Based Treatments for Fibromyalgia
  •  Cracking the Paradigm About Tobacco Smoking: New Perspective Allows New Treatment Solution
  • Understanding the Benefits of the Medical Use of CBD and Cannabis and How it is Used in the Endocannabinoid System

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