AMMG Denver Conference
AMMG held another successful Fall Conference, this time in Denver, Colorado, from October 26th to 30th. The 33rd Clinical Applications for Age Management Medicine featured innovative advances in medicine taking center stage—including an interactive robot nurse. Grace, an AI-powered robot that can help directly with patient care, providing social, emotional and cognitive support along with practical assistance, made a personal appearance on Friday, when Ben Goertzel, Ph.D. presented “Awakening Health Project: Fusion of Biomedical Knowledge and AI Nursing Assistant Robot Grace to Transform Senior Care.”
Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award
The conference marked the return of the Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Excellence in Age Management Medicine. Edwin N. Lee, M.D., FACE, a member of the AMMG Planning Committee and veteran of numerous age management medicine conferences, was the first recipient of the award since 2019. Dr. Lee is an endocrinologist, author and international speaker. Thanks in part to his groundbreaking insight in his field, his best-selling books, and many significant presentations at major medical conferences around the world, Dr. Lee is a respected expert authority on hormonal balance and wellness, and a leader in defining the future of regenerative and functional medicine. He founded the Institute for Hormonal Balance in Orlando, Florida in 2008, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and has completed special training in Regenerative and Functional Medicine. Currently, he is the assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Lee is a best-selling author, and a 2013 recipient of Living Now Book Award. In addition to writing his award winning books, including “Your Amazing Heart,” “Your Awesome Brain,” “Feel Good Look Younger: Reversing Tiredness Through Hormonal Balance,” and “Your Best Investment: Secrets to a Healthy Body and Mind,” and “The Fountain of Youth with Peptides,” Dr. Lee has published many articles on internal medicine and endocrinology. He was also an author in the fourth edition of Textbook of Critical Care.
Dr. Lee truly enjoys helping his patients achieve better health. His passion is healthy living and he loves to practice what preaches, which has allowed him to summit Mount Fuji, Mount Katahdin, Mount Washington and Mount Hallasan (South Korea), snowboard with his family, swim with the Masters swim team and hike new places with his friends and family. He enjoys participating in open water swimming, cycling, hiking and Aquabike competition.
The conference began on Wednesday with a full-day non-CME Practice Management Workshop, designed to help physicians 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. The workshop also aimed to complement the AMMG Certification in Age Management Medicine for physicians and healthcare professionals and to help educate and inform medical and office staff.
Thursday featured three full-day and two half-day workshops. Human Performance: Fitness in Age Management Medicine aided practitioners in using fitness as a basic diagnostic tool and then to incorporate fitness protocols into their practice. Office Based Aesthetics for the Age Management Medicine Clinician, a non-CME track, provided 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. And Mark L. Gordon, M.D. again presented Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, which now also prepares physicians for the treatment of the rising cases of post-Covid neurological complications as a new entry into non-traumatic brain injury due to the “Cytokine Storm”.
The two half-day workshops were Critical Issues in the Use of Nutrients and Nutrition to Improve Patient Outcomes, and Weight Loss Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes, which provided a full day of strategies to improve patient outcomes.
As usual, the general session courses on Friday, Saturday and Sunday covered a wide range of innovative methodologies and research. Among these were ways age management medicine can benefit underserved communities; improving patient outcomes with precision medicine; advanced techniques for extending human lifespan; and several lectures focused on hormonal balance and hormone therapies.
There were a number of sessions dealing with environmental toxins and environmentally-related illness, as well as protocols for detoxification. Other topics included biological effects of magnetic fields; hyperbaric oxygen therapy; factors in cognitive decline; photobiomodulation; a systemic approach to complex disease; and the regulatory landscape regarding compounding pharmacies.
And, as always, there were multiple case studies providing real-life applications of age management medicine protocols and a chance to share and discuss the appropriate and most effective methodologies.
For information about upcoming Age Management Medicine Conferences, visit agemed.org.