Agenda October 2024

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All Workshops Are Full Day, You Can Only Attend One Workshop Per Day

Wednesday, October 30th

Practice Management Workshop: Launching and Growing a Successful Age Management Practice

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 Workshop

Time
Presentation
8:30 – 9:00 am The Direct Pay/Partial Direct Pay Practice Model
Chuck Guglin, M.D., FACS
Owner, Hyperfit MD Age Management Center

Understand what a direct pay practice is, learn what the best practices for this type of practice are and transcend the fear of moving from insurance-based to direct pay practice. Attendees will be asked to envision the ideal Age Management Practice they wish to develop.

9:00 – 9:30 am Development of Practice Services and Procedures
Chuck Guglin, M.D., FACS
Owner, Hyperfit MD Age Management Center

Understand the range of services than can be offered from an Age Management Practice and understand how you can develop a menu of services that will fit you and your practice.

9:30 – 10:00 am Development of Diagnostic Tools and Procedures
Chuck Guglin, M.D., FACS
Owner,
Hyperfit MD Age Management Center

Diagnosing the Age Management Patient is critical to formulation of a personalized patient treatment plan. This lecture will provide attendees with options regarding diagnostic tools and procedures.

10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am Creating Revenue Through the Sales of Ancillary Products and Services from Your Office
Derrick DeSilva, Jr., M.D.
Teaching Faculty, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ
Associate Attending Staff, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ

We have a captive audience with the patients we see every day. They trust our judgments and that is why they seek us out for their medical care. The trust can be translated into other products and services that we provide in our clinical practice – everything from cosmetic products and procedures to carrying a line of high quality nutraceuticals. The educational process to “sell” these products and services does take some upfront time. Once the patient/consumer becomes part of the process to utilize these products and services it can become a critical recurrent part of your revenue stream. The questions is, what products and services should you offer and how do you decide what these products and services should be? During this presentation I will help you outline how to start with the basics and in time build/create that revenue stream even when you are not physically seeing the patient.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm Motivating Patients and Creating Programs Applying the Science of Age Management Medicine to Produce Positive Patient Outcomes
Marcos Rivera, BS, NBC-HWC(c), PN-L2, IHP-L
Performance Health Coach, Cenegenics, Columbus, OH

Creating programs that will incorporate your defined services, creating a real change in the health of patients and retaining patients are critical to the success of your practice.

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Building Your Practice with DEXA

Presented by Tony Orlando

Non-CME Symposium Sponsored by DEXA Plus

Open to all attendees and includes a complimentary lunch

1:30 – 2:00 pm Client/Patient Experience Expectations
Jason White, MS, CSCS
Performance Health Coach, Cenegenics, Houston, TX

In the process of transitioning from sick-care to preventive healthcare you don’t want to sound like a salesman. Learn the exact words to use to speak to your patients and help them get the results they want to achieve. Learn how to set achievable patient goals and expectations.
2:00 – 2:45 pm

Financial Literacy for Physicians, Staff, and the Age Management Practice
John Rush, FACEP, MBA, MHA
Owner, AKPC Clinics

Dr. Rush has years of experience as an Age Management Physician, Practice Owner and CEO, he will bring his experience and perspective to the course to discuss critical financial topics that are a must know for Age Management Physicians such as Transaction Management, Investment Accounts, Debt, Investments for Staff and Physicians, Mortgages, Life Insurance, College Savings Accounts and Social Security.

2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 3:30 pm Employee Management and Engagement
Marcos Rivera, BS, NBC-HWC(c), PN-L2, IHP-L
Performance Health Coach, Cenegenics, Columbus, OH

A culture of excellence starts with the right team and brand. How your patients perceive your practice is essential to developing trust, thus increasing referrals and patient retention. Learn how to engage your team in creatively promoting, not selling, your services to current patients and prospects. What employee skills will be essential? 

3:30 – 4:10 pm Developing a Marketing and Branding Program
Audrey Neff
Director of Marketing, Patient Now

How to secure new patients and retain current patients through appropriate branding and marketing programs is essential to success.

4:10 – 4:50 pm

The Liability Entanglements of Running Your Own Practice: Don’t Let Your Corporate Veil Be Pierced
Art McOmber
Fortune Law Firm, Las Vegas, NV

Business owner doctors erroneously believe that setting up their practice as a corporation or LLC creates a shield of liability between their business assets and their personal assets. But setting up the entity is just one small step in creating protections that business entities afford. These protections, to be effective, also require adequate capitalization of the entity, observation of corporate formalities, and a strict division between what is the business and what is the individual. Learn what it takes to run a medical practice in a way that will afford all of the protections that the law provides.

4:15 – 5:00 pm Practice Landmines & Practice Pearls
Chuck Guglin, M.D., FACS
Owner, Hyperfit MD Age Management Center

Learn what to avoid to eliminate or reduce the inevitable problems and those pearls from experienced Practice Management Professionals that can help you succeed.

5:15 – 5:30 pm AMMG Physician and Healthcare Provider Certification Program
Derrick DeSilva, Jr., M.D.
Teaching Faculty, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ
Associate Attending Staff, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ

Francesca Guglin
CEO, Hyperfit MD Age Management Center

5:15 – 5:30 pm Open Forum with Q and A

Wednesday, October 30th

Workshop: Aesthetic Procedures for the Age Management Medicine Clinician – Demonstration Based Educational Format

This workshop on office-based Aesthetics is in response to attendee requests for information on aesthetic protocols and treatments that can be done by non-surgical Age Management Clinicians either full time or as an adjunct to their existing practice. The goal is to make this track interactive with live demonstrations by practicing clinicians and open discussions with our expert panel about procedures and protocols. This track is also very appropriate for Support Staff.

* Track is Non-CME so that brand names and off label treatments can be openly discussed.

Time
Presentation
8:30 – 9:30 am PRP & PRF: A Natural Alternative To Dermal Fillers?
Tammy Polit, D.O
Founder & CEO,
Beautopia Cosmetic & Regenerative Medicine, Colleyville, TX

There is a paradigm shift occurring in aesthetic medicine. Some celebrities have publicly announced that they have had their hyaluronic acid fillers dissolved and consumers are now opting for a more natural approach. Using PRP to rejuvenate skin is not new but new protocols have been developed and Dr. Polit will explain the techniques that we are now using to deliver what we call “regenerative aesthetics.” PRF gel is used to time release growth factors for lasting rejuvenation. PRP Plasma Gel is a way we can create large volumes of natural filler with the added benefit of growth factors from a double spun PRP. A demonstration of a PRP facial and the gel warmer will accompany the talk.  A demonstration of a PRP facial and the gel warmer will accompany the talk.

9:30 – 10:30 am How To Make Your Practice Stand Out With PDO Threads
Enrico Guarino, M.D.
Medical Director, Federazionne Italiana Pesistics, Rome, Italy
Teacher/Trainer, Aesthetic Laser Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Associate Professor, Universita Di Camerino, Rome Italy
General Surgeon & Plastic Surgeon, Nuova Clinica Villa Pia, Rome Italy

Many Aesthetics providers are reluctant to add PDO threads to their practice fearing that it is too complicated. This is good news for those willing to learn some basic techniques to get started and offer something that the competition does not have. Dr. Song will explain the theory behind the absorbable threads and discuss the different types of threads that you can use in your practice. A live demonstration of smooth thread placement and a video demonstration of barbed thread placement will accompany the talk.

10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Stopping Hair Loss In Its Tracks
Carly Klein
President, National Hair Loss Medical Aesthetics
Jordan R. Plews, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, CEO, Elevai Skincare

There are many different approaches to treating hair loss, from PRP injections to hair transplants. The problem most practitioners face is that the results are unpredictable and inconsistent. Learn how you can incorporate a consistent and profitable hair treatment program into your practice. A live demonstration of Microneedling growth factors into the scalp will accompany the talk.

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break
12:00 – 12:45 pm

Advanced Aesthetic Technologies

Presented by Tony Howard

Non-CME Symposium Sponsored by Refine USA

Open to all attendees and includes a complimentary lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm Combination Treatments: How and When to Combine Treatments!
Marie Piantino, LE
President, AAEG

There are many advantages to combining treatments the skill is to know what goes with what and why is that a benefit to the patient. There are also many fit falls if you combine the wrong things as that may put you at risk with your insurance company. We will advise you on your menu selections, provide supporting data as to benefit and provide demonstrations utilizing different modalities.

2:00 – 3:00 pm Exosomes & Growth Factors In The Aesthetics Practice
H. William Song, M.D.
Founder & CEO, Omni Aesthetics, Oakland, NJ

With his deep scientific knowledge, Dr. Song will explain how this technology can be used legally in topical skin care to achieve regenerative results that were not previously possible with over-the-counter skin care products. A live demonstration of Microneedling with regenerative skin care products. Demonstrations will be conducted on the face and neck.

3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:00 pm Fat Transfer, The Ultimate In-Office Procedure
H. William Song, M.D.
Founder & CEO, Omni Aesthetics, Oakland, NJ

Dr. Song will speak about how you can use a patient’s own fat as a filler for long lasting natural facial rejuvenation and volumization. With an FDA cleared fat transfer kit, you can perform this procedure in the office without an autoclave or an operating room. A video demonstration will accompany the talk.

4:00 – 5:00 pm FEATURED SPEAKER
Microneedling & PRP: The Evolution from Vampire Facial®  & Hair to Vampire Wing Lift® and Breasts- Why it’s about Much More than Beauty
Charles Runels, M.D.
Medical Director, Cellular Medicine Association
Inventor of the Medical Procedures known as Orgasm Shot® (O-Shot®), the Priapus Shot® (P-Shot®), Vampire Facial®, Vampire Facelift®, Vampire Breast Lift®, and Vampire Hair Regrowth®

A survey of the growing applications of Microneedling and PRP and how this started as a beauty treatment but has turned into a life-changing therapy.

5:00 – 5:30 pm Pearls From 30 Combined Years In Private Aesthetics Practice
H. William Song, M.D.
Founder & CEO, Omni Aesthetics, Oakland, NJ
Tammy Polit, D.O.
Founder & CEO, Beautopia Cosmetic & Regenerative Medicine, Colleyville, TX
Charles Runels, M.D.
Medical Director, Cellular Medicine Association
Inventor of the Medical Procedures known as Orgasm Shot® (O-Shot®), the Priapus Shot® (P-Shot®), Vampire Facial®
Enrico Guarino, M.D.
Medical Director, Federazionne Italiana Pesistics, Rome, Italy
Teacher/Trainer, Aesthetic Laser Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Associate Professor, Universita Di Camerino, Rome Italy
General Surgeon & Plastic Surgeon, Nuova Clinica Villa Pia, Rome Italy
Jordan R. Plews, Ph.D.
Co-founder, CEO, Elevai Skincare

Bring your questions. Our faculty will talk about what has worked and what has not worked over the years, along with a discussion of their favorite technologies and products. Tips from this talk will help you avoid common mistakes that could cost you valuable time and money.

Thursday, October 31st

Workshop: Functional Medicine Approach to Aging and Age Management Medicine

The synergy between Age Management Medicine and Functional Medicine is very strong. Both stress an approach to healthcare that focuses on detecting, identifying and treating the root causes of illness, rather than just managing symptoms, although managing symptoms is also a critical factor. Functional Medicine considers the interconnectedness of various bodily systems and how they affect health including a patient-centered approach, looking at factors such as lifestyle, genetics, and environment. The goal is to address the underlying imbalances and provide personalized treatment plans for specific ailments. This workshop will bring together these two very compatible specialities with a deep dive into some of the protocols that impact aging and age-related disease and complications.

Time
Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 am The Synergy Between Functional Medicine and Age Management Medicine
Elliot Dinetz, M.D., ABFM, FAAMM
Founder, Timeless Health, Miami, FL
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

Dr. Dinetz has prepared this initial lecture to point out the strong connections between Functional Medicine (FM) and Age Management Medicine. He will Diagram visuals comparing of Age Management Medicine to Functional Medicine (FM) including overlap to make this extremely clear while pointing out the areas such as Age Management’s focus on exercise physiology assessment and treatment are critical to longevity and FM alike, as is Nutrition. Both specialties aim to optimize health and wellness while extending lifespan. Together they comprise a most comprehensive protocol.

8:30 – 8:50 am Assessing the Functional Medicine / Age Management Patient:  Step 1 Comprehensive Questionnaire and Patient History
Elliot Dinetz, M.D., ABFM, FAAMM
Founder, Timeless Health, Miami, FL
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

Both specialties seek the source, or cause, of medical conditions and Functional Medicine in particular incorporates a comprehensive Questionnaire. The probing questions are important in the physicians attempt to get to the bottom of a patient issue. This lecture will review Questionnaires for Functional Medicine including occult infections, genetic issues and environmental factors.

8:50 – 9:30 am

Assessing the Functional Medicine / Age Management Patient: Step 2 Diagnostic Testing a systems Biology Approach
Elliot Dinetz, M.D., ABFM, FAAMM
Founder, Timeless Health, Miami, FL
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

Dushyant Viswanathan, M.D., ABIM, ABoIM, AACE
Chief Medical Officer, The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM)

This lecture, the next step in trying to determine causation for medical issues will explore patient assessment protocols looking at levels of Organic Acid, Heavy Metals, Environmental Issues, Blood, Saliva, Urine Metabolites and Stool Testing.

9:30 – 9:45 am Break
9:45 – 10:30 am Fitness as an Important Foundation of Functional Medicine / Age Management Medicine: Both as an Assessment Tool and to a Personalized Treatment for Individual Diseases
Jason White, MS, CSCS
Performance Health Coach, Cenegenics, Houston, TX
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Gastrointestinal Microbiome Assessment, Evaluation and Personalized Treatment
Dushyant Viswanathan, M.D., ABIM, ABoIM, AACE
Chief Medical Officer, The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM)

This lecture will cover how gut microbiome can promote health or illness including the interconnectedness of Gut Immune and rise of such issues, Pathophysiology of Gut Immune Hormone here. Data will show what the Functional Testing will tell us that is relevant to treatment plans,  sample treatment plan and case report.

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presentation Title TBA

Presented by TBA

Open to all attendees and includes a complimentary lunch

Non-CME symposium sponsored by TBA

1:30 – 2:15 pm

Development of a Personalized Nutrition Plan for an Optimum Nutrient Status
Elliot Dinetz, M.D., ABFM, FAAMM
Founder, Timeless Health, Miami, FL
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

This lecture will cover Histamine Sensitivity, Food Allergy/Sensitivities, Gluten Intolerance and Dairy i.e. elimination diets and science.  And we will discuss the use of Clinical Genomics in treatment of obscure symptoms.

2:15 – 3:00 pm Identification and Treatment of Chronic Inflammation
Elliot Dinetz, M.D., ABFM, FAAMM
Founder, Timeless Health, Miami, FL
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

Dushyant Viswanathan, M.D., ABIM, ABoIM, AACE
Chief Medical Officer, The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM)

What does Inflammation looks like symptomologically in the patients experience? Articulate the science behind: how Microbes drive Inflammation in the human body, due to the complex relationship between the immune system and the microbes. We’ll discuss Functional Testing Results, treatment opportunities and sample treatment plans.

2:30 pm  Exhibits Open
3:00 – 3:40 pm Break/Visit Exhibits
3:40 – 4:45 pm Identification and Personalized Treatment of Hormone In-Balance
Dushyant Viswanathan, M.D., ABIM, ABoIM, AACE
Chief Medical Officer, The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM)

We’ll discuss Gut Cortisol/Inflammation/Hormone Imbalance. The use of Custom BHRT for Chronic Fatigue, Custom BHRT for Menopausal Vasomotor symptoms and Custom BHRT for menopausal concerns in absence of vasomotor symptoms.

4:45 – 5:30 pm Identification and Treatment of Sleep Disorders Beyond OSA: HPI Axis Function from Chronic Inflammation Leading to Fatigue and Insomnia Altered Sleep Wake Cycles
Dushyant Viswanathan, M.D., ABIM, ABoIM, AACE
Chief Medical Officer, The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine (CCIM)

Inflammation impairs the Hpi Axis because Cortisol is the major immune regulation hormone in the body. Other hormones beneficial for health – Testosterone, Vitamin D and Pregnenalone will decrease as a consequence of inflammation, therefore an unhealthy balance between Cortisol and Melatonin, Estrogen and Progesterone, Calcium and Magnesium can all promote insomnia. Discussion of Functional Testing- sample results, a sample treatment plan and case presentation to follow.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

AMMG Welcome Reception

Open to all conference attendees, spouses and guests

Held in Conference Networking and Exhibits Center

Thursday, October 31st

Workshop: Essential Knowledge in the Clinical Use of Peptides for Age Management Medicine

This workshop is an 8-hour class on learning Essential Knowledge of Peptide Therapy. The human body produces almost 300,000 peptides, but only a fraction of the peptides that we produce are understood. Dr. Edwin Lee and Dr. Luis Martinez have taught many healthcare providers around the world about the clinical use of peptides. Many previous students have commented that this peptide class was excellent and they felt confident with using peptides in their practice. The use of certain peptides is in a state of flux. As of Sep 2023, the FDA has banned a list of 22 peptides from being produced by 503A compounding pharmacies in the US. By the start of this class, updated lectures will offer alternative peptides to treat specific conditions. Bring your laptop computer to this workshop. At its conclusion, a score of 80% on an optional test taken on your laptop will earn attendees a certificate demonstrating Essential Knowledge of the Clinical Use of Peptides.

Requirement: Bring your laptop computer for the class to take the post workshop examination.

In conjunction with the Clinical Peptide Society

Non-CME workshop

Time
Presentation
8:00 – 8:05 am Welcome to the Workshop on Essential Knowledge in the Clinical Use of Peptides
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee
8:05 – 8:35 am Introduction to Peptides
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee

This session will address the basics of what a peptide is, what receptor does it interact with, how do peptides work, how many peptides do we have and which hormones are peptides. Some peptides are hormones and also neurotransmitters.   In addition, how a peptide is synthesized in a lab will be reviewed. The benefits of peptides and where most of the peptides that can be obtained will be covered. (Although as of May 21, 2023 using peptides in California is prohibited, so we don’t know how one in California can obtain them.)

8:35 – 9:05 am The Wolverine Peptide BPC157
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee

The history of the discovery of BPC157 will be covered and the only clinical human published study will be reviewed. The benefits and the dosing of different routes of delivery will be discussed.

9:05  – 9:35 am Mitochondria Peptide
Luis Martinez, M.D., MPH
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Mitochondrial peptides can help with the production of energy, weight loss, improving on endurance and also with converting white fat to brown fat. The mitochondrial peptides dosing will be reviewed.
9:35 – 10:00 am Growth Hormone Peptides
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee

Growth hormone is an essential hormone in lowering body fat, improving on lipids, keeping muscles healthy and improving on bone density. Adult growth hormone deficiency symptoms will be reviewed and the association of higher mortality with growth hormone deficiency. Unfortunately, the treatment with recombinant human growth hormone is not covered under most insurance plans and also it is cost prohibitive for most people. There is an alternative to the expensive recombinant human growth hormone mostly commonly used for boosting IGF-1 and has the advantage of inducing all five of the hGH isoforms rather just the one that is found in the synthetic form. Tesamorelin, Sermorelin and others are peptides will be reviewed.

10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 10:45 am Immune Stimulating Peptides
Luis Martínez, M.D., MPH
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico

The peptides from the Thymus gland that are immune stimulating will be covered. The studies and the dosing protocols for both these peptides If Thymus alpha 1 (TA1) and Thymulin is available in April 2024 then these peptides will be reviewed.  If these peptides are not available then other novel peptides will be discussed to improve one’s immune system.

10:45 – 11:15 am Neuroregenerative Peptides
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee

Memory loss is a huge concern. Improving cognition is difficult but if peptides are used early with hormonal balance, improving the microbiome, and removing toxins in the body this functional medicine approach can help.  Depending on what peptides are available in April 2024 we will discuss those peptides.

11:15 – 11:45 am Peptides for Pain
Luis Martínez, M.D., MPH
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Peptides can reduce inflammation and help with post-surgical pain, trauma and also with neuropathic pain. The different peptides that help with pain will be covered including the dosing protocols.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Morning Question & Answer Session
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee
Luis Martínez, M.D., MPH
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presentation TBA

Presented by TBA

Open to all attendees and includes a complimentary lunch

Non-CME symposium sponsored by TBA

1:30 – 1:50 pm Cosmeceutical Peptides
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee

There are peptides that can turn off the fibroblast cells to help produce collagen and to improve the dermis of the skin. Improving the thickness of the dermis can reduce wrinkles and also to help the skin to look younger. These peptides are very popular in any wellness practice. The top cosmeceutical peptides will be reviewed.

1:50 – 2:20 pm Peptides for Cancer (Met-Enkephalin, TA-1, GHK- Copper)
Luis Martínez, M.D., MPH
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico

There are peptides that can help with cancer management. These peptides either improve the immune system or with turning on the cancer suppression genes or turning off the cancer promoting genes. Met-enkephalin and other peptides will be discussed during this session.

2:20 – 2:35 pm Sex Peptides
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee
2:35 – 3:00 pm Peptides for Autoimmune Diseases
Luis Martínez, M.D., MPH
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise and are devastating. Balancing the immune system is one of the keys in improving autoimmune diseases. The dosing of the peptides of OGF, VIP and other peptides will be reviewed.

3:00 – 3:45 pm Break/ Visit Exhibits
3:45 – 4:15 pm Pineal Peptides
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee

The pineal gland is found in vertebrates, mammals, amphibians, and in humans. Melatonin and Epitalon are both derived from the pineal gland. One of the benefits of Epitalon is that in has been shown to improve longevity in both in animals and in humans. The human clinical trials from Russia that have shown to reduce mortality and also cancer will be reviewed and the dosing protocols will also be covered.

4:15 – 4:30 pm Other Peptides and Top 5 Peptides We are Using for 2024
Luis Martinez, M.D., MPH
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico
4:30 – 4:45 pm Afternoon Question & Answer Session
Edwin Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee
Luis Martinez, M.D., MPH
President, XanoGene Clinic, San Juan, Puerto Rico
President, Regenera Global, Ponce, Puerto Rico
4:45 – 5:30 pm Online Test Requires a Laptop
5:30 – 7:00 pm AMMG Welcome Reception

Open to all conference attendees, spouses and guests

Held in Conference Networking and Exhibits Center

Thursday, October 31st

Workshop: Women’s Hormone Health and Longevity

Women spend 1/3 or their lives in menopause with an estimated 6,000 women daily or 2 million women yearly reaching menopause in the US. Current life-expectancy for American women is 79.5 years which ranks 7th in the top 10 biggest countries. Unfortunately, most health care dollars are spent on triage-based, reactive medicine and many women die prematurely or languish in their later years suffering from preventable diseases and poor quality of life. Extending lifespan and health span should be top priority for every physician who cares for women. This one-day course will arm health care providers with tools to assess age-associated conditions affecting women and provide treatment strategies to prevent, reverse, or manage them. Attendees will leave with a framework to help women achieve vibrant longevity.

Time
Presentation
8:00 – 9:30 am Cardiometabolic Disease, Cognitive Decline, Osteoporosis/Sarcopenia, Immune Aging & Cancer
Kathryn Retzler N.D.
Sole Owner, Hormone Synergy Clinic, Lake Oswego, OR

This presentation will review the most common conditions associated with aging in women & their assessments.

9:30 – 10:15 am Ideal Body Composition: How to Lose Fat & Improve Lean Body Mass including Medications
Kathryn Retzler N.D.
Sole Owner, Hormone Synergy Clinic, Lake Oswego, OR

BMI is a strong predictor of mortality. Weight loss for patients with overweight or obesity decreases mortality and morbidity, especially due to cardiometabolic disease and many forms of cancer. In addition, weight loss reduces the likelihood of pain and disability and improves quality of life. Therefore, weight loss is a medical intervention that improves health span and lifespan. This lecture will cover the factors that contribute to obesity and evidence-based treatment options to achieve and maintain ideal body composition.

10:15 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 11:30 am Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, Thyroid hormone, Adrenal hormones: Mechanisms of Action, Signs/Symptoms of Deficiency
Kathryn Retzler N.D.
Sole Owner, Hormone Synergy Clinic, Lake Oswego, OR

This presentation will provide well-referenced, clinically relevant information on women’s sex hormones, thyroid, and adrenal hormones. Mechanisms of action, signs and symptoms of imbalance, and the relationship between hormones and diseases of aging will be reviewed.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Hormone Testing & Monitoring: Serum & Urine Testing, Estrogen Metabolism, Genomic SNPs Affecting Hormone Activity & Susceptibility
Kathryn Retzler N.D.
Sole Owner, Hormone Synergy Clinic, Lake Oswego, OR

This presentation will cover hormone testing options include serum, saliva, and urine with benefits and limitations for each. Timing of sample collection, baseline and follow-up lab work, hormone metabolism testing, & genetic SNPs that influence hormone activity will also be discussed.

12:00 – 1:30 pm  Lunch Break
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presentation TBA

Presented by TBA

Open to all attendees and includes a complimentary lunch

Non-CME symposium
 sponsored by TBA

1:30 – 3:00 pm Hormone Testing & Monitoring (Continued)
Kathryn Retzler, N.D.
Sole Owner, Hormone Synergy Clinic, Lake Oswego, OR

Fear and lack of education from health care providers, combined with media sensationalism, leave women confused about the benefits and risks of hormones supplementation. Some lectures or organizations providing BHRT training focus on specific modalities rather than reviewing all options and pros and cons of each. Although a thorough understanding of different modes of delivery may seem complicated, this presentation will enable participants to make evidence-based, individualized recommendations to patients focused on their goals. Emphasis will be placed on the more than 20 years of clinical experience of the presenter.

2:30 pm Exhibits Open
3:00 – 3:45 pm Break/Visit Exhibits
3:45 – 4:45 pm Informed Consent and BHRT Complications/ Side Effects: How to Avoid & Manage Them
Kimberly Suriano, M.D., FACOG, FAARM
Physician, The Oregon Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology North, Portland, OR
Director, The Oregon Clinic Board

Understanding how to avoid complications and manage side effects of BHRT prescriptions is critical for responsible patient care. Signs and symptoms of imbalanced estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone supplementation including uterine and breast concerns will be thoroughly addressed in this lecture. Informed consent examples will be provided with patient cases from the 20-plus years of gynecological practice of the presenter.

4:45 – 5:30 pm Case Presentations with Q & A
Kathryn Retzler, N.D.
Sole Owner, Hormone Synergy Clinic, Lake Oswego, OR

One of the main short-cuts for clinical experience is learning from other providers about their experience, especially what works and mistakes to avoid. Case presentation is critical for all providers to build knowledge and mastery in assessing a woman’s health concerns as she ages and providing effective interventions including diet and lifestyle recommendations, supplements, and prescription medications including BHRT. Complex cases will be reviewed during this lecture with participant interaction encouraged.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

AMMG Welcome Reception

Open to all conference attendees, spouses, and guests

Held in Conference Networking and Exhibits Center

Friday, November 1st

General Session Curriculum

Welcome to the AMMG 3-day General Session portion of our Fall Conference in Salt Lake City. This year we have reached out to world class medical experts who will present evidence-based information on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Precision Medicine, BioMarkers of Aging, Nutrition, Hormones /Hormone Replacement, and Disorders of Aging such as Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease. Our General Session will also feature a Panel Discussion on Taking Patient Assessment to the next level discussing some of the more complex and detailed assessments available such as Genomics, Full Body Scans, and Physician Strength Testing.

7:00 – 7:45 am

Presentation Title TBA

Presented by TBA

Open to all attendees and includes a complimentary breakfast

Non-CME symposium sponsored by TBA

8:00 – 8:05 am Opening Remarks
8:05 – 8:30 am

Presentation of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine

8:30- 9:30 am

FEATURED SPEAKER
Botulinum Toxin & PRP for Sexual Dysfunction: A Literature Review and Comparison in Men and Women
Charles Runels, M.D.
Medical Director, Cellular Medicine Association
Inventor of the Medical Procedures known as Orgasm Shot (O-Shot), the Priapus Shot (P-Shot), Vampire Facial
Alexandra Runnels, M.D., FACOG

A review of the metanalyses and stronger research published regarding PRP for male and female sexual function and how the recent studies of BoNT for sexual dysfunction indicate a possible synergy with mechanisms of action.

9:30 – 10:15 am Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease using Microbiome Manipulation
Sabine Hazan, M.D.
Gastroenterologist, Ventura, CA
10:15 – 11:00 am Break/Visit Exhibits
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hormonal Approach to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
Mark L. Gordon, M.D.
Medical Director, Millennium-TBI & The Millennium Health Centers, Encino, CA; CBS Studios;
USC, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Los Angeles, CA (1997-2013)
Medical Director of Education, Access Medical Laboratories, Jupiter, FL
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Why Undergo Certification in Age Management Medicine
Derrick DeSilva, Jr., M.D.
Teaching Faculty, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ
Associate Attending Staff, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break/Visit Exhibits
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presentation Title TBA

Presented by TBA

Open to all attendees and includes a complimentary lunch

Non-CME symposium sponsored by TBA

1:30 – 2:15 pm

Reversing Mild to Moderate Cognitive Decline
Edwin N. Lee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Member, AMMG Planning Committee

Mild to moderate dementia can be reversed.  This lecture will discuss 2 cases of dementia that were reversed.  On one case of dementia, it was reversed with using bioidentical hormones, vitamin D and a peptide.  The other case of dementia reversed with using therapeutic plasma exchange, stem cells, exosomes and peptides.

2:15 – 3:00 pm

Predicting Biological Age
Jeffrey Graham
Senior Physician & Medical Director, Wild Health

Increasing age is the biggest risk factor for chronic disease and death, and therefore identifying ways to accurately predict biological age is imperative in understanding how interventions and therapeutics are affecting the aging process. In recent years, DNA methylation (DNAm) has shown remarkable associations to aging and longevity. However, these clocks have presented issues with clinical application. Mainly, the precision of these markers has been limited, some clocks don’t respond to validated biological interventions, and immune cell changes have been confounding factors.   Here we will present the first multi-omic biological age clock, named OMICmAge. To develop OMICmAge, we built a phenotypic clinical score, EMRAge, that was developed using 60+ years of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data across 61 clinical biomarkers, and outperformed the current phenotypic score, PhenoAge. We then trained metabolomic, proteomic, and methylation data to EMRAge, which culminated in the development of the  new generation of OMICmAge. Compared to current methylation clocks such as GrimAge or DunedinPACE, OMICmAge exhibits the largest hazard ratios to disease, including disorders which previous clocks were not able to predict (e.g., depression). In addition, we will share results on the adaptability of this clock to lifestyle factors, diet, and supplements, making OMICmAge a potential biomarker in clinical application. We will discuss the clinical utility of this clock in revolutionizing patient care and longevity research.

3:00 – 3:45 pm Break/Visit Exhibits
3:45 – 4:30 pm

Evidence Based Blood Purification Strategies to Improve Longevity
George Shapiro, M.D.
Chief Medical Innovation Officer, Fountain Life
Adjunct Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Founding Partner, Cenegenics, New York City
Member, AMMG Conference Planning Committee

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Virtual MD: Leveraging AI to Accelerate Precision Medicine & Healthy Longevity
Florence Comite, M.D.
Founder, Comite Center for Precision Medicine & Healthy Longevity
Member, Planning Committee AMMG 

Advances in AI are poised to revolutionize Precision Medicine and usher in a new era of proactive virtual healthcare. AI-driven algorithms can effectively analyze an individual’s longitudinal nof1 data, providing physicians and clinicians with unparalleled and proactive insights into a patient’s health trajectory. This cutting-edge technology allows clinicians to optimize outcomes, stop disease progression, and reverse biological aging. In this lecture, physicians and clinicians will learn how to offer patients a previously unimaginable level of personalized, data-driven interventions that enable patients to extend their healthspan and enjoy healthier lives to 120 and beyond. I will demonstrate:
* how real-time insights from wearable sensors tracking sleep, nutrition, exercise, mood, sugar, hormones, VO2max, heart-rate variability, and epigenetic markers help to build vast datasets that allow for precise identification and prediction of disease patterns and individual profiles;
* how these datasets quickly grow into large language models that can drive hyper-personalized interventions, effectively reverse-engineering disease progression
* how precision insights and actionable interventions can be delivered to patients virtually anywhere through an intuitive app.

Saturday, November 2nd

General Session Curriculum

Welcome to the AMMG 3-day General Session portion of our Fall Conference in Salt Lake City. This year we have reached out to world class medical experts who will present evidence-based information on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Precision Medicine, BioMarkers of Aging, Nutrition, Hormones /Hormone Replacement, and Disorders of Aging such as Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease. Our General Session will also feature a Panel Discussion on Taking Patient Assessment to the next level discussing some of the more complex and detailed assessments available such as Genomics, Full Body Scans, and Physician Strength Testing.

Time
Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 am

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8:30 – 9:15 am

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9:15 – 10:00 am

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10:00 – 10:30 am Break / Visit Exhibits
10:30 – 11:15 am

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11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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Faculty TBA

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break / Visit Exhibits
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presentation Title TBA

Presented by TBA

Open to all attendees and includes a complimentary lunch

Non-CME symposium sponsored by TBA

1:30 – 2:15 pm

Lecture Topic TBA

Faculty TBA

2:15 – 3:00 pm

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3:00 – 3:45 pm Break / Visit Exhibits  (Exhibits Close at 4:00 pm)
3:45 – 4:45 pm

Lecture Topic TBA

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4:45 – 5:30 pm

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Faculty TBA

Sunday, November 3rd

General Session Curriculum

Welcome to the AMMG 3-day General Session portion of our Fall Conference in Salt Lake City. This year we have reached out to world class medical experts who will present evidence-based information on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Precision Medicine, BioMarkers of Aging, Nutrition, Hormones /Hormone Replacement, and Disorders of Aging such as Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease. Our General Session will also feature a Panel Discussion on Taking Patient Assessment to the next level discussing some of the more complex and detailed assessments available such as Genomics, Full Body Scans, and Physician Strength Testing.

Time
Presentation
8:00 – 9:00 am

Lecture Topic TBA

Faculty TBA

9:00 – 10:00 am

Lecture Topic TBA

Faculty TBA

10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am

Lecture Topic TBA

Faculty TBA

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

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