Modules I-IV, VI-VIII
An interactive educational experience with modular training, including hands-on clinical training and web broadcasts, that will equip participants with the tools and knowledge to effectively practice Anti-Aging, regenerative, and functional medicine. This elite Fellowship is comprised of the latest findings in the areas of endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, environmental exposures, nutrition and exercise, and many more.
FAAMFM Module I
FAAMFM Module II
FAAMFM Module III
FAAMFM Module IV
FAAMFM Module VI
FAAMFM Module VII
FAAMFM Module VIII
FAAMFM Module I
FAAMFM Module II
FAAMFM Module III
FAAMFM Module IV
FAAMFM Module VI
FAAMFM Module VII
FAAMFM Module VIII
This program, the world’s first Stem Cell Fellowship, presents a series of topics that focus on the fundamental principles and practices of stem cell biology, while providing evidence-based treatments for physicians in order to optimize the health of their patients. Participants will learn how to treat diseases and disorders associated with aging through stem cell therapies: the medicine of the future.
This post-graduate training program combines online audiovisual lectures and hands-on tutorials in a clinical setting, providing an overall assessment and review of the protocols, methods, and knowledge necessary to incorporate aesthetic procedures into practice.
This Fellowship is designed to teach its participants cutting-edge methods and therapies, including cancer prevention methods, the ways in which the disease functions, an analysis and assessment of in-depth patient case studies, and many integrative cancer treatment protocols that can be integrated and implemented into practice.
For those that completed Modules I- VIII, but wishing to cover the latest in integrative cancer therapies, "Cancer Update" is available to you. This module covers diagnostics including immunotherapy and ENOX2, dietary regimens, and natural and herbal therapeutic interventions. Furthermore, cannabis use will be discussed and its role in supporting and supplementing the endocannabinoid system.
Integrative Cancer Therapy Module I
Integrative Cancer Therapy Module II
Integrative Cancer Therapy Module III
Integrative Cancer Therapy Module IV
Integrative Cancer Therapy Module V
Integrative Cancer Therapy Module VI
Integrative Cancer Therapy Module VII
Integrative Cancer Therapy Module VIII
Module XXIV: The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Prescriptions for Compounded Medications: The Ultimate in Personalized Medicine
This module is designed to aid the practitioner in advanced prescription writing skills for compounded medications. The sessions will include several areas of compounding, included sports medicine, pain control, wound healing, decreasing scar tissue, weight loss, Anti-Aging skin care, and many more.
This certification program provides a functional overview of hormonal changes that manifest throughout the aging process, with a specific focus on the functions and interplay of hormones in the body. Instructors will further discuss how to best identify, test for, and treat hormonal deficiencies and dysfunctions, with an analysis and evaluation of hormone replacement and medication compounding.
Divided into four modules, Weight Management focuses on the factors and causes of weight gain, in addition to designated protocols and practices that can help manage weight. Participants will initially be instructed in individualized weight management, while subsequently focusing on comprehensive weight loss and specific weight management skills and techniques. The final section will concentrate on the more pragmatic and practical aspects of weight loss programs, and the ways in which to effectively integrate health-centered components into practice.
Brain Optimization and Restoration Certification, divided into four modules, focuses on the fundamental tenets of brain fitness and memory maintenance. Initial sessions will instruct participants in different diagnosis techniques and screenings, with an initial review and assessment of cognitive biology, anatomy, and physiology of the brain. Later modules will discuss the spectrum of dementia disorders through the perspective of neuropsychiatry, while reviewing brain fitness therapies utilized for disease prevention, memory maintenance, and cognitive function and preservation.
This four-part module focuses on vascular biology, vascular aging, and vascular disease. Participants will learn how to apply nutrition, exercise, and weight management in treating the aforementioned conditions, in addition to the clinical presentation and cardiovascular relationships. There will also be a review of laboratory resting and new noninvasive diagnostic cardiovascular tests.
The aesthetics practice management workshop is spearheaded by Cheryl Whitman: CEO of Beautiful Forever, an aesthetics practice consulting firm, and industry expert in business development and marketing consulting. This workshop, headlined “Goals, Plans, and Success: Industry Secrets for Aesthetic Management and Marketing,” will focus on understanding specific goals, planning strategies to enhance success rate, and learning best practices for road blocks and challenges. Lectures from faculty members will emphasize solutions that optimize revenue, and help attendees locate best financial matches within the marketplace. The workshop will further demonstrate how to best navigate the ever-changing landscape of digital medical technologies, in addition to time management with online platforms: all of which are engineered to help pave the road for ultimate success. Expert lecturers will additionally cover successful strategies for marketing, and how to cater to niche markets: including male aesthetic procedures and millennial patients. Harry Harctsrk, DDS will discuss the significant growth in the dental industry, coupled with the uses of dentistry for injectables and aesthetic procedures. Internationally recognized clinician Susan Murrmann, MD, FACOG will address female rejuvenation, lasers, and injectables. The course will conclude with an interactive discussion and Q&A focused on current hot topics related to the aesthetic industry, conducted by an expert panel of faculty clinicians. This workshop is designed for aesthetics practice and medical spa staff, consultants, office managers, aestheticians, front desk, concierge providers, nurse practitioners, and any attendee interested in aesthetics practice enhancement training.
A Branding Facelift: Ensuring Success in Practice Enhancement at Every Angle
At the very root of Anti-Aging medicine lies the firm belief that a clinician's role is to not merely help patients live longer, but to live more satisfying lives throughout the entirety of the aging process. As a cornerstone within the practice of Anti-Aging and integrative medicine, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy serves as a key tool in allowing patients to maintain full and healthy lives regardless of age.
Grounded in the most recent and well-supported research, the BHRT Symposium will provide in-depth knowledge on the relationship between hormones and overall health, and identify effective ways in which clinicians can wield effective tools such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to treat a variety of conditions. Through a diverse and engaging array of sessions and Q&A discussions, participants will complete the symposium equipped to properly implement this emerging and in-demand treatment option to relieve, and even prevent, unwanted aging symptoms.
BHRT Symposium (Physician)
BHRT Symposium (Allied Health)
BHRT Symposium (Student)
More than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's, with one in nine people aged 65 and older (11.3%) having Alzheimer's dementia. Yet while brain and mood disorders continue to accelerate, our current standard of care is not adequately slowing down the rates of neuroinflammation.
Clinical research has demonstrated that aging is not a uniform process and certain aspects of the nervous system have age-related vulnerabilities which cause the problems that are responsible for failures of the 4M’s of brain health: Memory | Mood | Mobility | Mojo
All of these changes can be understood as a failure of multiple systems (memory loss, depressed or anxious mood, slowing of movements and falling and a general loss of motivation, vivacity, and sexual function) that can be individually improved for optimal brain health.
Rooted in the most groundbreaking research available and developed in direct response to the current neurological medical crisis, the Brain Health Summit will review these major aspects of brain function and address the common clinical issues encountered in daily practice. This cutting-edge meeting will feature the field’s most esteemed clinicians, researchers, and educators presenting the latest clinical knowledge through a practical format that you can integrate into your clinical care approach by Monday morning.
Brain Health Summit
Planned and taught by Drs. Andrew Heyman and Ritchie Shoemaker—two of the world's leading experts in biotoxin illness—this workshop explores recent clinical advances in Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Lectures will review revised diagnostic criteria and new insights in NeuroQuant Analysis, and evaluate the breakthrough genomic test that distinguishes mold exposure, Lyme disease, post-Lyme syndrome, excess histamine response and cell hypometabolism. The field of genomics is now a central aspect in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of this patient population, and the workshop will allow learners the opportunity to apply newly emerging methodologies into practice. Sessions will additionally cover expanded treatment methods and revised clinical protocols in detail, and challenging, complex patient case studies.
Breakthroughs in Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
The A4M Business Power Summit is an intensive training course, tailor-made for physicians and medical professionals looking to accelerate growth in all aspects of their anti-aging practice. Gain the resources, tools, and education needed to succeed with the industry's leading experts in practice management, marketing, and legal compliance -- and bring the power to you, your staff, and your business in 2020 & beyond.
A4M Business Power Summit
Chronic Infections concentrates on chronic infections, inflammation, and biotoxins. Experts will discuss clinical case studies, treatment practices and protocols, and how to manage Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. Lecturers will additionally focus on the rapidly emerging field of genomics, and its application in treating inflammatory disorders. The sessions will also review novel brain assessment technologies, and the ways in which they can detect mold, Lyme Disease, and PTSD.
Chronic Infections Part I
Chronic Infections Part II
This workshop is designed to aid practitioners in advanced prescription writing skills for compounded medications. Many areas of compounding will be covered, including but not limited to: sports medicine, pain control, wound healing, decreasing scar tissue, weight loss, summer and winter formulations, and Anti-Aging skin care.
While Anti-Aging Medicine touts diet as a cornerstone of health and longevity, the most current clinical research suggests that results are not solely dependent on what you are eating—but also when. This workshop will review the benefits of intermittent fasting, and the nutritional breakthrough “Fasting Mimicking Diet” (FMD). Designed to provide the body with natural, nourishing ingredients, while not activating any of the pro-aging processes, this workshop will examine the applications of intermittent fasting in metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer, autoimmunity, peptide therapy, weight management, and cellular rejuvenation programs.
Fasting Mimicking Diet
This symposium is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals seeking to develop their knowledge of intravenous nutritional therapies. The course will focus on the fundamental basics of the practice, while expanding upon the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other unique parenteral compounds. Clinicians will gain the ability to immediately and effectively implement various IV protocols into their practices. Sessions will also include hands-on demonstrations, in addition to protocols targeted to optimize patient health and immune support. The curriculum has also recently added three additional hours of chelation.
IV Therapy Symposium
This workshop is designed to expand and refine a clinician’s diagnostic abilities in order to better understand root causes and more accurately diagnose disease and conditions. The program will analyze the best ways to assess the reliability and validity of a lab and examine lab ranges. Participants can expect to review various body systems and examine the latest relevant research and new developments in assessment tools.
This workshop is specifically designed to instruct participants on ways to individualize and customize patient care, while analyzing the etiology of the problem: not solely treating the symptoms. Instructors will discuss ways to measure hormone levels, amino and fatty acids, and neurotransmitters, while illustrating various ways to measure and supplement the body’s nutrients. This workshop has been created for any healthcare practitioners and professionals seeking to enhance both their practices and patients.
"I found the Lab Interpretation Workshop extremely useful and clinically relevant. I wish this had been available when I first started taking modules with the A4M! Because it is not a CME event, the ability to freely discuss laboratory companies and nutraceutical products by name was very helpful. This workshop helps me fill in some of the gaps of my knowledge, and I highly recommend it. I appreciated the breadth of topics, from nutritional testing to porphyrins and toxins, Lyme & mold, iodine, methylation, GI and more."
Patty Powers, MD
Due to the explosion of societal, political and legislative changes in the United States, medical marijuana has been legalized in 29 states since 1996--the majority within the last 5 years. The large numbers of healthcare providers in these states have little, if any, formal education or training about condition-specific recommendations, dosing concerns, side effects, and drug interactions. This workshop is designed to help educate prescribers on a wide variety of medical marijuana related topics based on the latest scientific and clinical research.
Medical Cannabis: Rapidly Emerging Clinical Evidence and Effects
In this workshop “Health & Vitality at Every Stage of A Man’s Life” offers a program specifically designed to instruct attendees on issues unique to men’s health, featuring an expert in the field of male wellness. Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, an internationally-recognized figure in the fields of testosterone therapy, prostate cancer, and male sexuality, will be featured in this two-day event that focuses on sexual, reproductive, and hormonal health for men. Expert lecturers and faculty members, including renowned figures in hormone therapy and Integrative Medicine, will discuss topics including prostate health, stress management, sexual dysfunction, hormone deficiencies, cardiovascular health, and aesthetic procedures.
Considered an anti-aging molecule, nitric oxide will be reviewed by experts in this workshop, with a concentration on its biology, physiology, and the current clinical data regarding diagnostic tools for nitric oxide testing. Instructors will further provide lifestyle and therapeutic treatment options for rebalancing nitric oxide levels.
This critical workshop will guide health care providers through the appropriate use of nutraceuticals in daily practice to enhance patient outcomes. Learners will examine the regulatory landscape and critical importance of quality nutraceuticals for safe use in practice. Esteemed faculty members discuss the most common disease states seen in their practices including gastrointestinal issues, inflammation & pain, and metabolic syndrome while detailing the ways in which to incorporate nutraceuticals in treatment plans. Learners will return to their practices with the knowledge needed to guide and educate patients on the best quality supplements to optimize body function and outcomes, while simultaneously increasing revenue using nutritional supplements.
Nutraceuticals & Herbals: Science and Clinical Application
Functional and integrative medicine practitioners often utilize high-quality dietary supplements to support their patients’ health. It is an absolute necessity to understand how to best work with supplements, which types of products or ingredients have the best outcomes clinically, and how to logistically manage supplements within your practice to minimize overhead. There is also a general concern about quality, which is reinforced in the media, and a desire to ensure that the recommended dietary supplements are going to truly help their clients/patients and not cause harm. Learn More
This workshop focuses on personalized approaches to weight management from experts in the field of obesity and nutrition. Attendees will gain proven clinical strategies to optimize patient health, while providing diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic interventions.
The field of omics is a rapidly evolving, multi-disciplinary, and emerging one that encompasses genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Each of these individual fields offers the possibility to understand and personalize patient care in a way that was previously unthinkable.
Research has demonstrated how epigenetics play a critical role in turning genes on and off—illustrating that a person's genes need not define their medical future. But how can clinicians practically make use of this knowledge? A few years ago obtaining a patient’s genomic sequence was cost-prohibitive and the clinical application was not detailed based on the genetic information obtained. But today real clinical applications and guidance are available to improve patient health and wellbeing.
During this workshop participants will examine these cutting-edge applications as well as the quickly evolving research surrounding the science of omics.
Omics: The Next Revolution in Medicine
It is estimated that over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain— accounting for more patients than diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer combined. While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert of injury, chronic pain is different in that it is persistent and keeps pain signals firing in the nervous system for an extended amount of time. The total incremental cost of pain ranges from $560-$635 billion in the United States alone, which combines medical healthcare costs and economic costs related to disability days and lost wages/productivity. Sadly, it is estimated that 50-75% of patients die in moderate to severe pain. The quality of life impact is also widespread: a recent survey showed that 59% of respondents said pain impacted their overall enjoyment of life, 77% reported feeling depressed, and 70% said they have trouble concentrating.
The purpose of this workshop is to review the fundamental diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to pain management in a functional medicine treatment paradigm. Fittingly, the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of pain syndromes will also be reviewed along with the regulatory status of appropriate use.
Pain and Cannabinoid Medicine Update
This workshop will provide the latest information regarding the links between gastrointestinal health and disease manifestations. Lectures will focus on GI disorders but will extend to all organ systems that may be affected by gut-associated immunological triggers, such as stress, diet, infections, metabolic syndrome, and obesity. Lectures will be led by clinicians and experts in their respective fields who are involved both in clinical and research activities.
Personalized Gastroenterology: Begin With The Gut
Thierry Hertoghe, MD, a renowned specialist in the fields of anti-aging and hormone therapies, will provide the latest research related to aging therapies. Dr. Hertoghe will further discuss how to recognize and treat nutritional and hormonal deficiencies, and how hormone therapies can correct imbalances in both men and women.
Reversing Physical Aging
Hormones play a significant role in addressing immunocompetency and lifespan. From the association between the endothelial glycocalyx and vascular health, the impact of immune factors on cardiovascular disease in female patients, the role of hormones in cognition, and much more, understanding the specific impacts of hormone health on the immune system will have significant implications to your approach to clinical care.
Through this cutting-edge, interactive workshop, learn how to wield this critical relationship to improve immunocompetency and thus expand patient healthspan.
Role of Hormones and Nutrients in Immunocompetence and Longevity
The Sexual Health Symposium includes the most current, clinical evidence-based data regarding sexual health care and concerns, including the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders. Topics will focus on the clinical and practical application of sexual medicine knowledge, and how to implement and integrate it into everyday clinical use.
Sleep Disorders and Pain Management will focus on the detection, prevention, and treatment of two therapeutic areas: chronic pain and sleep disorders. Instructors will provide education on the role of nutrition and lifestyle, while lectures will include the application of treatments that range from conventional medicine like opioids, to functional approaches and strategies including botanical medicine and detoxification strategies. This workshop is an ideal platform for physicians and healthcare professionals to both learn and discuss the basis of functional medicine as it applies to sleep disorders and chronic pain.
Sleep / Pain Part I
Sleep / Pain Part II
Medicine is currently at a crossroads. In medicine, a protocol approach has historically been used. The science is now here to individualize and customize a patient’s care, and also to assess the etiology of the problem—not solely treating the symptoms.
The science is currently available to measure hormone levels, amino acids, fatty acids, organic acids, and neurotransmitters. New studies and medical therapies to aid in the evaluation of the patient’s gastrointestinal tract have been developed. Each medication that is prescribed by a healthcare provider potentially causes a nutritional depletion that has not been previously assessed in the field of medicine. We now have the capability to measure more than 35 nutrients in the body, and supplement the patient with the nutrients that are individualized to their specific needs based on environment and their own genetic histories.
This workshop has been created to fill gaps of knowledge, and to assist in transitioning the practitioner from a protocol driven treatment system to scientifically based treatment modalities, that are designed to provide customized care to patients.
"This was an amazing, information-packed course! I have worked with complex patients in my practice for the past 20 years, and only expected to get little tidbits out of this class...but I came away with over 20 typed pages of clinical pearls that I have put to use, and seen results immediately. Thank you A4M for pulling this fantastic staff of professionals together. It was priceless!"
--Dr Susan E Godman
Hormones play a large and important role in everyone's daily health and well-being. Disease, certain stages of life and different health conditions can affect your body's ability to make or use hormones. Having a clear understanding of this connection is critical to making informed health decisions. With the guidance of international hormone expert Dr. Thierry Hertoghe, you will discover the potential and practical applications of hormone therapy in preventing and/or managing from common diseases like cholesterol, heart failure, and depression.
Dr. Hertoghe will first review with patient pictures the important basics of the main hormone therapies (signs and symptoms of each major hormone deficiency, hormone therapy doses,etc.). Then Dr. Hertoghe will address the beneficial and adverse effects of hormone therapies on coronary heart disease, plus answer the question if heart failure develops because of hormone deficiencies and what to do about it. He will investigate with the audience if hormone therapies treat the consequence or cause of arterial hypertension, providing precious clues on treatment. Finally, the efficacy of hormone therapies in reducing hypercholesterolemia and hyperhomocysteneima will be examined as well as practical tips to get the best results.
Additionally, attendees will learn how hormone therapies can get patients out of the vicious cycle of sadness and low mood. The curiosity of participants will increase when chronic anxiety disorders will be discussed. Can in some or many cases hormone deficits cause the chronicity of the anxiety, and if so what are the treatment strategies? Finally, the workshop ends with on stage consultations of attendees. Learn there how to diagnose and treat hormone deficiencies by diagnosing them in yourself and others in the audience. The workshop closes with a question and answer session.
The Next Generation in Hormone Science and Chronic Disease
Our newest workshop is tailor-made for practitioners interested in integrative medicine business models—and the most effective high-impact selling strategies, including marketing plans for holistic health. Created and developed by a series of expert faculty members in the field, including practicing clinicians and business strategists, this workshop delivers content engineered towards increasing communication strategies, enhancing the patient experience, and creating tactics for the optimal sales & service team. Designed to help healthcare professionals and practitioners build successful integrative medicine practices, sessions will additionally review fundamental modern elements of the ‘digital ecosystem: evaluating social media practices, Google Analytics, and additional techniques necessary for new patient conversion & retention through reoccurring revenue business models.
The Ultimate Practice Management & Marketing Workshop
The microbiome wields a significant amount of influence over our health, impacting the immune system, the brain, the endocrine system, nutrient production, and more. As both a potential disease origin and the largest therapeutic center for the human body, understanding the microbiome can have significant implications on practitioners' clinical care approaches.
This two-day course will provide a comprehensive deep dive into the gut microbiome by first establishing the microbiome's connection to health and disease, examining the common environmental and genetic factors that lead to an unhealthy microbiome, and finally delivering targeted solutions to improve patients' health.
Unpacking the Microbiome: Complexities and Interventions for Promoting Full-Body Wellness
The Weight Symposium will cover a wide range of topics related to the fundamentals of metabolism management, with nutritional dietary guidance for sustained weight loss. Instructors will work through patient case studies, and review individualized weight management strategies, with an overview of comprehensive weight loss skills and techniques—and a discussion of weight management related to lipid testing and diabetes diagnosis.
This women's health medical workshop will highlight the latest research unique to female healthcare, as women face many unique, highly specialized health issues—including pregnancy, menopause, and hormonal issues. The workshop addresses critical aspects of female wellness, and support the expansion of therapeutic options to optimize patient health. Learn tangible solutions to complex medical problems, while becoming well-versed in integrative practices and protocols to understand the unique challenges faced by women. Spearheaded by Drs. Sara Gottfried and Felice Gersh—both of whom are renowned for their expertise in hormonal management of women—this workshop is designed for all clinicians interested in preventive care and women’s wellness.
Women and Health: Building a Sustainable Future
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