Feature Article: September 2019 – AMMG Conference in Tucson to Feature Expanded Offerings

AMMG Conference in Tucson to Feature Expanded Offerings

Jeff Morris

Age Management Medicine Group is pleased to announce it will be offering some new and expanded programs at this November’s 27th Clinical Applications for Age Management Medicine Conference in Tucson, Arizona.

Many practitioners are familiar by now with the full-day Traumatic Brain Injury workshops that Dr. Mark Gordon has been presenting as one of AMMG’s Thursday Pre-Conference sessions for quite a few years. Always a well-attended course, Dr. Gordon has nonetheless been—believe it or not—somewhat constricted by the format, because of the amazing wealth of knowledge he has to impart.

In November, that will no longer be the case, as Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment of Neuro Recovery Protocols for Traumatic Brain Injury becomes a two-day standalone course. Beginning on Wednesday at 8 am with Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury, Dr. Gordon will present his incredibly thorough and meticulously researched findings on the neurology, neuropathology, neuroendocrinology, neuropsychobiology, and neuropermissive environment of TBI. In addition, Dr. Edwin Lee will contribute his expertise on Peptides and Brain Health.

And that’s just Day One. On Day Two, again beginning at 8 am, Dr. Gordon will present the Laboratory of Traumatic Brain Injury, followed by a new lecture on Alzheimer’s Disease and Hormones, and then Addressing Neuroinflammation with an Evidence-Based Nutraceutical Approach. After lunch, Dr. Gordon presents an extended session of core case discussions, then wraps up the two-day program with Advanced TBI Case Presentation and Discussion.

This expanded two-day course takes understanding of TBI to the next level. Dr. Gordon presents overwhelming information culled from peer-reviewed articles and his own practice and research on Traumatic Brain Injury as the causative factor for personality changes, cognitive impairment and mood disorders, leading up to suicide. Attendees are walked through the literature discussing the effects of primary trauma and the secondary effects of inflammation and oxidative stress on functionality. In addition, evidence-based clinical protocols will be presented and discussed, with Dr. Gordon’s always fascinating compendium of core and advanced cases involving TBI. Altogether, it is a remarkably comprehensive and practical program on the causes, symptoms and treatment of traumatic brain injury.

A bonus for attendees, and especially for those interested in TBI, is a Special Screening Event on Saturday night from 7 to 9 of “Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain,” written and directed by Emmy Award-winner Jerri Sher. The film explores the efforts of the Warrior Angels Foundation and Dr. Mark Gordon to heal vets and civilians whose lives are impacted and ruined by Traumatic Brain Injury, and return them to a normal and full life. The film includes such well-known people as Mark Rypien, Super Bowl XXVI MVP, and Anthony Davis, the infamous “Notre Dame Killer” running back from USC, along with big wave pro surfer Shawn Dollar. View the Trailer.


Also on Wednesday, the full-day Peptide Certification course is new. With the use of Peptides and Peptide Therapies experiencing exponential growth over the past few years, AMMG in conjunction with the Clinical Peptide Society have taken on the educational mandate to fill knowledge gaps for physicians and healthcare professionals.

This course is a focused track on essential knowledge in the clinical use of peptides for Age Management Medicine. Their uses range from impacting hormonal change, to antibiotic properties, to treatments for conditions of aging such as cancer, cardiovascular health, memory & brain health, and sexual function. Edwin Lee, M.D., FACE, and Luis Alvarez, M.D., MPH, are each experts in peptides and share the faculty duties in eight information packed sessions. The course includes a final examination for Certification.


Both the brand-new Peptide Certification and the expanded two-day TBI program workshop are in addition to AMMG’s traditional three pre-conference tracks. Also part of the expanded format is a Wednesday night Practice Management Workshop, a non-CME symposium focused on the best practices for an Age Management Medicine practice, whether new, part- or full-time. This open-forum workshop is an opportunity to listen to and speak with professionals in the industry.

Much more information on these programs, along with the full agenda, faculty, and registration details, may be found at www.agemed.org.