Feature Article: August 2021 – AMMG Announces Agenda for November Conference in Dallas, Texas

AMMG Announces Agenda for November Conference in Dallas, Texas

Jeff Morris

AMMG returns this fall with the 31st Clinical Applications for Age Management Medicine Conference, live at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel. This four-day event, November 4-7, 2021,  is guaranteed to impact your medical practice—from enhancing your knowledge and performance levels to increasing your practice’s value with healthier, better outcomes.

The conference begins on Wednesday with a Practice Management Workshop, designed for physicians and management staff who are attracted to the field of Age Management Medicine, but do not feel qualified, or empowered with the necessary tools, to successfully transition from disease-based medicine or a traditional insurance-based reimbursement system into a system which relies to a significant degree upon direct pay. Attendees will be guided through the process of evaluating their professional goals, and then be helped to create a successful strategy to achieve those goals.

Thursday is the day for in-depth workshops, and there are new offerings this year for those who want to get fully immersed in a particular topic area. Sexual dysfunction is a common problem among both men and women, particularly in the aging patient, and may be a primary motivator for patients to seek out treatment from Age Management Medicine practitioners. AMMG responds with a full-day Advanced Workshop, Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women. Faculty include Angela DeRosa, D.O., Kathy Maupin, M.D., Paul Thompson, M.D., John Carrozella, M.D., Michelle Barber, M.D., Carolyn DeLucia, M.D., and Neil Rouzier, M.D. Each will present a unique and varied take on approaching and treating dysfunction, culminating in a presentation of complex case studies.

Two other new topics are being presented in half-day workshops, meaning you don’t have to choose one over the other, but can take both.

In the morning, IV Nutrient Therapies for Age Management Medicine will provide physicians with the evidence basis for use, and describe the medical necessity and the clinical procedures for administration of this exceptionally powerful means of circumventing issues with oral administration and some of the adverse reactions of orally administered nutrients, such as stomach upset and absorption issues.

In the afternoon, Senotherapeutics for Age Management Medicine focuses on cellular senescence as one of the main driving forces for aging and organ dysfunction. The field of Senolytics is poised to become the next big niche in Age Management Medicine.

Another very well regarded option on Thursday is the full-day Traumatic Brain Injury workshop taught by Mark L. Gordon, M.D. Dr. Gordon now includes information on non-traumatic brain injury due to the “Cytokine Storm” causing rising cases of post-COVID neurological complications.

General sessions begin on Friday, and AMMG is proud to present the renowned Dr. Abraham Morgantaler of Harvard Medical School with not one, but two lectures on Men and Prostate Cancer. Dr. Morgantaler, the Director of Men’s Health Boston, will speak on Testosterone and Prostate Cancer: Latest Concepts and Advances, and Testosterone Therapy in Men with Prostate Cancer: A Revolution in Understanding, sharing lessons he has learned over 30 years of research and clinical work using testosterone therapy. Neil Rouzier, M.D. will follow with the controversy over clinical use of estrogen in men.

Friday afternoon will feature some groundbreaking discussions of gender-based topics. Benjamin Gonzalez, M.D. presents Gender Bias in Medicine: Lazy Science and Bad Medicine; Jonathan Keith, M.D., Surgical and Post Surgical Implications for Transgender Patients; Dana Delgardo, FNP, Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy for the Aging Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Patient; and Cesar Pellerano, M.D., Treatment and Management of the Transgender Patient.

Saturday brings a wide variety of fascinating and useful new topics, ranging from Evidence Based Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to Increase Stem Cells, Balance Hormones and Reduce Inflammation, to How Dysbiotic Gut Inflammation Leads to Hormone Imbalances, and How Reversing Them is the Key to Resolving Chronic Illness; from Low Dose Naltrexone, to Insulin Resistance; from Ketogenic Diets to Nutrition Controversies in Patient Care; and from Sarcopenia to How Prescription Medication Accelerates Aging. Speakers will include Dr. Jeff Life, Dr. Elliot Dinetz, Dr. Derrick Desilva, Dr. William Clearfield, Dr. Beatriz Olsen, Dr. Jason Sonners, Dr. Benjamin Gonzalez, and Dr. Dushyant Viswanathan.

Finally, Sunday brings Dr. Florence Comite, of the Comite Center for Precision Medicine & Health, discussing Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CCGM) in Precision Medicine: Leveraging Real-Time Data to Detect and Reverse Metabolic Abnormalities. Other precision medicine topics presented on Sunday include Clinical Application of N-of-1 Precision Medicine, and Aerobic Performance & Body Composition in Precision Medicine. The day will include The Role of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) in the Prevention and Treatment of Age-Related Conditions, and The Biopsychosocial Model: Treating an Aging Population with Touch, as well.

For more information, visit www.agemed.org.