Chairman's Report: From the $45 Billion Summer Olympics to Expanded Specialty Scientific Training, Nations Around the World Address the Challenges of Global Aging
Summer 2008 Olympic Games
China's commitment to advancement offers great promise for the future. Subscribing to the ideals of a xiaokang (well-off in an all-round way) and harmonious society, the Government's "people's agenda" strives to achieve a significant improvement in the lives of the entire Chinese population by 2020. ["China: Country Context," World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, http://www.wpro.who.int/countries/chn/CHN.htm; "China: Health Situation and Trend," World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, http://www.wpro.who.int/countries/chn/health_situation.htm.].
It is in this vein that China has welcomingly embraced the anti-aging medical model. Dr. Robert Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., D.O., FAASP, Chairman of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M;www.worldhealth.net) and The World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine (WAAAM; www.waaam.net), was a distinguished guest at the Summer 2008 Olympic Games, a venue that provided the opportunity to visit with governmental officials to advance the availability and accessibility of anti-aging clinical care to the Chinese population.
|Dr. Robert Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., D.O., FAASP, Chairman of the A4M and WAAAM (right), with Dr. Rafael Santonja-Gomez, Past President of the Olympic Weightlifting Federation of Spain and President of the International Federation of Body Builders & Fitness (left), at the Summer 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China|
|In front of the swimming pavilion at the Summer Olympics||In front of the official vehicles of the Games|
|Dr. Goldman (left), with the Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) (middle) and Rafael Santonja-Gomez, Past President of the Olympic Weightlifting Federation of Spain and President of the International Federation of Body Builders (right), at the Summer 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China|
|Dr. Goldman attends the Closing Ceremonies of the Summer 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China|
The Asia-Pacific region represents the fastest-growing market for anti-aging products. ["Anti-Aging Products - Executive Summary" p. II-1, in "Anti-Aging Products: A Global Strategic Business Report: MCP-1107," Global Industry Analysts, Inc., San Jose, CA. March 2008.]. The anti-aging marketplace in the Asia-Pacific is estimated at $8.51 Billion in 2008. Growing at a compounded annual rate of 9.14% (2001 to 2010), the Asia-Pacific anti-aging marketplace is projected to reach $10.22 Billion by 2010. ["Asia-Pacific" pp. III-147-170, in "Anti-Aging Products: A Global Strategic Business Report: MCP-1107," Global Industry Analysts, Inc., San Jose, CA. March 2008.]
A4M's partner in china is the largest distributor of CT, PET/CT and MRI of GE (General Electric Corp), and manages over 100 image centers and cancer treatment centers in AAA hospitals throughout China. The Joint Ventures between these Chinese anti-aging companies and the A4M is poised to position the participating entities as leaders in anti-aging medicine, rejuvenation medicine and biomedicine by establishing 3 platforms in China and Asia. On the academic level, future partnerships enable positive relations with the China Academy of Medicine, Military Academy of Medicine, Chinese University medical schools, and the China CDC. The joint R&D projects will play an important role in a national project to establish new standards of adult aging bio-markers on the basis of anti-aging diagnostics and clinical treatment.
On a visit to China, Dr. Goldman met with the heads of the China Medical Association and China Academy of Medicine, with the objectives of exploring co-ventures in global medical education and research projects.
|Dr. Goldman (right), with the Vice-Chairman of China Medical Association (left)||Dr. Goldman (middle), with China Government Officials Discussing Future Health/Medical Resort Projects|
Dr. Goldman has met with officials and physicians of the China NASA. In late September 2008, China sent their first manned mission into space, and China NASA oversees the medical care for the astronauts in the China Space Exploration Program.
|Dr. Goldman with China NASA Doctor, at a Large Multi-Station Hyperbaric Unit at China NASA Hospital Complex|
From October 30 to November 2, 2008, Beijing, China hosted the 5th China Health Industry Forum, 23rd IHEPA China Hospital Association and China Medical Association Conference, with attendance of over 1,500 hospital representatives. The program was co-supported by the A4M and the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine, and has received the official backing of the Chinese government and the significant co-ventured support of the China Pharmaceutical Association, China FDA International Medicine Exchange Center, China Medical Association, and China Medical Association Health Promotion Committee, as well as many other prestigious Chinese medical organizations.
|Dr. Goldman is a featured speaker at the 5th China Health Industry Forum, 23rd IHEPA China Hospital Association and China Medical Association Conference|
|At the Forum’s VIP Dinner: Stephanie Kuo, Delegate for China (left), Minister Bai, Vice Chairman - China Medical Association (second from left), 99-year old world renowned Japanese Professor (second from right), and Dr. Goldman (right)||Recognition and Awards Presentation Ceremony for China Medical Educator VIPs|
|Capacity crowds overflow the Anti-Aging Medical Education Workshops|
The goal of anti-aging medicine is not to merely prolong the total years of an individual's life, but to ensure that those years are enjoyed in a productive and vital fashion. Explains Dr. Goldman: "When I co-founded the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M; www.worldhealth.net) with Dr. Ronald Klatz in 1992, we established the field of anti-aging medicine as a direct extension of sports medicine. Just as sports medicine aims to keep the athlete's body functioning at its optimum level, anti-aging medicine seeks to keep the body functioning at its peak. In other words, the similar principle, of extending and maximizing the healthy human lifespan, is at the core of both anti-aging medicine and sports medicine."
|Dr. Goldman (right) with Kenny Wong, President of the Asian Academy for Sports & Fitness Professionals (AASFP) (left), which trains most of the high level Olympic sports trainers in China and held courses in 40 cities in China in 2008. Dr. Goldman personally mentored and certified Mr. Wong as President of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).|
In February 2009, Dr. Goldman visited the China Stem Cell Military Research Facility. He met with Dr. Xuetao Pei MD, PhD, who holds many prestigious scientific positions in China, including: Chief Scientist of National 863 stem cell projects "Tissue Organ Engineering"; Dean of Chinese Academy of Military Science Transfusion Medicine Research Department; Dean of People Liberation Army Blood Supervisory Center; Dean of Chinese Academy of Military Science Stem Cell Research Center; and Director of Anti-aging & Regenerative Medicine of China Medical Association.
|Dr. Goldman (right) with Dr. Xuetao Pei (left), considered by many to be China’s leading stem cell researcher||Outside the China Stem Cell Military Research Facility in Beijing. Dr. Goldman (right) is greeted by one of Dr. Pei’s Laboratory Assistants (left)|
Dr. Goldman maintains an avid interest and respect for Chinese culture and welcomes the opportunity to learn more about the nation's rich history.
|Dr. Goldman (second from right), on a tour of China Academy of Sciences History Museum||Dr. Goldman (middle), with Official Personnel Hosting the China Government Sponsored Cultural and Historical Tour|
|Official National Gift presentation in China||Dr. Goldman (third from right) visits China Academy of Medicine, in Beijing, China|
The Forbes Global CEO Conference
In September 2008 the nation of Singapore was once again host to The Forbes Global CEO Conference. Dr. Robert Goldman met with over 300 corporate and academic leaders mutually interested in emerging socioeconomic trends shaping the world in the coming decades.
|Dr. Goldman (right), with Steve Forbes, Publisher of Forbes magazine and Two-Time United States Presidential Candidate (left)||Dr. Goldman (right), with Professor Michael Spence, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University (left)|
Dr. Goldman, whose interests extend to humanitarian concerns of a medical nature, met with Chinese actor and martial arts champion Jet Li, who with the Red Cross Society of China founded the "Jet Li One Foundation Project," aimed at providing assistance to the victims of natural disasters in China, including the 2007 earthquakes in Yunnan province.
|Dr. Goldman with Jet Li, Chinese Actor and Martial Arts Champion|
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The 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biotechnology took place 10 - 12 October 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Resort Bali. This program aimed to provide an insight of recent medical breakthrough and technology development to extend healthy lifespan.
The program was well attended by delegates representing 19 countries from all continents in the world, including: Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hongkong, India, USA, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, and Taiwan; with Indonesia as the host country.
|During Opening Remarks, Dr. Robert Goldman explained that: “In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group, as a result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates. This population ageing can be seen as a success story for public health policies and for socioeconomic development, but it also challenges society to adapt, in order to maximize the health and functional capacity of older people as well as their social participation and security.”|
|Dr. Goldman (center), with Jim Bell, PhD, CEO of International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) (left) and Stephen Tjandra, CEO of World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine – Asia and Organizer of the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biotechnology|
Indonesia's Udayana University School of Medicine is the first educational institution in the world to offer a Masters Degree in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. The two-year long, government sanctioned and approved program is offered under auspices of the University's Department of Biomedical Sciences. It is the world's first such program of study and qualification. Dr. Goldman serves as Visiting Professors to the Masters Degree in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine program. The Masters Degree program offers an academic track that will train physicians locally and from around the world, potentially making Bali an elite educational center for the anti-aging medical specialty. The program offers graduate and specialist programs, as well as short-term courses for general practitioners. Special certificate courses geared toward the general public are also available.
|The Opening Ceremony of the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biotechnology was presided by Dr. Goldman (second from right); with Prof. Dr. Jahja Kisjanto, MD, PhD, SpPD, SpJP, President of Indonesian Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (ISAAM) (left); Prof. Dr. Wimpie Pangkahila, Vice-President of Indonesian Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (ISAAM), Chairman, Center for Study of Anti-Aging Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Chairman, Post-Graduate Master Degree in Anti-Aging Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University (second from left); and Prof. Dr. Michael Klentze, Secretary General of The European Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (ESAAM) (right)|
Thousands of surgeons from around the world attended the Conjoint Meetings of the 5th World Congress of International Society of Aesthetic Surgery, 95th Congress of Japan Society of Aesthetic Surgery, 16th Congress of Korean Society of Aesthetic Surgery, and 2nd A4M Japan World Congress on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, which took place in November 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.
|Award Ceremonies at Conjoint Meetings of the 5th World Congress of International Society of Aesthetic Surgery, 95th Congress of Japan Society of Aesthetic Surgery, 16th Congress of Korean Society of Aesthetic Surgery, and 2nd A4M Japan World Congress on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Katsuys Takasu (Japan), Dr. Fumihiko Umezawa (Japan), Dr. Pierre Fournier (France), serving as Presidents of Aesthetic conferences; and Dr. Jun Matsyana, President of A4M Japan, presiding.|
The Middle East
The market for anti-aging products in the combined geographic region of the Middle East (composed of the nations of The United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, and Syria) and Africa is estimated at US $4.77 billion in 2008. Growing at a compounded annual rate of 7.78% over the period 2001-2010, the anti-aging market in the Middle East is projected to rise to US $5.58 billion by 2010. ["Middle East/Africa" pp. III-17- III-175, in "Anti-Aging Products: A Global Strategic Business Report: MCP-1107," Global Industry Analysts, Inc., San Jose, CA. March 2008.]
|Dr. Goldman with Members of Middle East Royal Families and Olympic Officials|
Dr. Goldman was a distinguished guest and served as Chief Physician at The World Bodybuilding Championships, sponsored by the International Federation of Body Building & Fitness (IFBB), which took place in November 2008 in Manama, Bahrain. Delegates from over 50 nations attended the Championships, which drew hundreds of elite athlete competitors.
|Dr. Goldman (right) with IFBB Executive Council members: Datuk Paul Chua, Vice President for Asia's 29 nations (left), and Javier Pollock, Vice President for The Caribbean (middle).
Hundreds of elite athlete competitors, and delegates from over 50 nations, participated in The World Bodybuilding Championships.
|Dr. Goldman with Middle East IFBB delegates||Dr. Goldman with IFBB delegates from Africana|
|Award Presentation to James Lorimer, long time business partner of Govenor Arnold Schwarzennegger at IFBB Executive Council Meeting||Dr. Goldman with Special Forces Security at The World Bodybuilding Championships|
|Opening Ceremonies of The World Bodybuilding Championships|
The 1st Annual Dubai Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine took place 7 - 9 November 2008, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
|Dr. Goldman presents Opening Remarks to welcome delegates to The 1st Annual Dubai Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine||Dr. Goldman on Official Tour of Dubai Sites|
5,000 Medical Leaders Report Latest Advancements in Stem Cells, Genetic Therapies, and Biomedical Technologies and Predict Breakthrough Cures to Alzheimer's Disease, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes by 2015
A record-setting 5,000 delegates and corporate leaders from 70 nations participated in the world's premier scientific conference on topics relating to medical interventions to prevent and treat the diseases and disabilities associated with the biological process of aging. Co-sponsored by The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and The World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine (www.waaam.net), the world's largest professional medical societies dedicated to advancing research and clinical pursuits that enhance the quality, and extend the quantity, of the human lifespan, the Winter 2008 Session of the 16th Annual International Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies took place in December 2008 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
The A4M continues to advance a new paradigm of proactive interventions for dysfunctions, disorders, disabilities, and diseases led by advanced biomedical technologies that usher in unprecedented innovations in preventive medicine. As such, the A4M convenes the largest event of its kind in the arena of clinical advancements to prolong the healthy human lifespan: The Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies convenes the world's most innovative physicians, scientists, health practitioners, industry leaders, and international government officials.
Observes Ronald Klatz, M.D., D.O., A4M President: "This scientific program drew a record-setting attendance of 5,000 physicians, scientists, health practitioners, industry leaders, and international government officials. For 70% of the conference's delegates, this was their first ever attendance of an anti-aging scientific conference. These numbers clearly demonstrate the continued and undeniable growth of the anti-aging medical movement." Adds Robert Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., D.O., FAASP: "With more than 70 countries represented, the Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Biomedical Technologies is the largest event of its kind in the arena of human longevity and it is renowned around the world for the high caliber of speakers, delegates, and international government officials in attendance."
|Dr. Ronald Klatz, A4M President (left photo, below), and Dr. Robert Goldman, A4M Chairman (right photo, below), welcome 5,000 delegates to Winter 2008 Session of the 16th Annual International Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies|
Asia and the Middle East are two geographic regions that are comprised of nations that are now home to some of the world's most rapidly aging populations. As such, governments in many of these nations are looking to the anti-aging medical model in an effort to avert the imminent economic, social, personal, and political ramifications associated with swelling numbers of aging citizens. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M; www.worldhealth.net), and The World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine (WAAAM; www.waaam.net), proudly co-sponsor or co-support anti-aging conferences taking place in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, India, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. Visit The World Health Network, www.worldhealth.net, for information about upcoming global scientific conferences in anti-aging medicine that promote educational exchange and dialogue in an effort to encourage the expanded training of physicians in this clinical medical specialty.