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Lion's share of the best of Asia's progressive minds in science and medicine convene

Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine a grand success

A4M American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

The "Lion City," as the name Singapore literally means, was host to the Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine. Blessed by the presence of Singapore's iconic landmark, the Merlion, this intensive 3.5-day education and training program for physicians, allied health personnel, and scientists took place 8-11 September 2003, in which over three dozen of the world's most respected lecturers shared the most up-to-date research findings and clinical observations towards attaining the goal of the healthy, extended human lifespan.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M, Chicago IL USA) was proud to co-sponsor this event with faculty representing various scientific departments at the National University of Singapore; the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star); and the Singapore Economic Development Board. Generous additional support contributing to the event's success was provided by the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau and the National Neuroscience Institute.

Remarked A4M Chairman and Second Asia-Pacific Anti-Aging Conference's Co-Organizing Chairman, Dr. Robert Goldman, "Experts and leaders converging in one single conference in Singapore in so many diverse areas of research ... is very unique and makes this conference compelling. Asia has potential to be the real leader [in anti-aging medicine.]"

During A4M President Dr. Ronald Klatz's presentation on "Demographics of a Globally Aging Population: The Promise of Anti-Aging Medicine" he focused on the universal concerns associated with aging populations in developed countries. Dr. Klatz explained that, during the period from 2000 to 2030, Singapore will experience a 372% increase in elderly population - the fastest rate in the world. It will take Singapore just 27 years to double its 65+ population, from 7% (in 2001) to 14% (2028). A similar dilemma will take place in the United States, as in that same timeframe, the American population of age 65+ will increase by 102%. [US Census Bureau, International Data Base Population Pyramids,' www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbpyr.html, with data as of Oct. 10, 2002; Kinsella, Kevin and Victoria A. Velkoff, U.S. Census Bureau, Series P95/01-1, An Aging World: 2001, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2001.] Dr. Klatz's presentation's concluded with a discussion on the near-term practical application of biotechnologies including stem cell therapeutics in rejuvenation of aged internal organs in humans.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which took place 8 September 2003, opened the Exhibition Hall to over 500 eager scientific delegates who were interested in learning of the newest products and services to assist their patients with living longer and better lives. Dr. Ronald Klatz, A4M President, explains that: "In creating the anti-aging medical movement a decade ago, A4M spawned a new global industry in which the strongest market growth potential today exists in Asia." Among non-US geographies, Asia is the fastest-growing market arena for anti-aging products and services, demonstrating a 25% rate of projected growth. ["Global Nutrition Industry Sales Top $128 Billion," Nutrition Business Journal, Dec. 2000.]

Don't miss your opportunity to learn about this vastly popular, scientifically validated, and innovative model of healthcare, or your chance for one-on-one contact with this international audience of medical experts engaged in the practice of anti-aging medicine.

As profoundly summed up by Mr. Phillip Yeo, Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), "People are very keen to know the secrets to youth and health." In eight months' time, when the Third Asia-Pacific Conference on Anti-Aging Medicine takes place from June 24-27, 2004, scientists and physicians shall know even more about aging and how to combat aging-related diseases, disabilities, and dependencies. Keep apprised of program and registration details for the Third Asia Pacific Anti-Aging Conference by visiting http://www.antiageing2004.org.

You are invited to review the full-version of the Conference Recap, online at the A4M Special Information Center's Virtual "Postcard from Singapore," at http://www.a4minfo.net/id88.htm.

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The A4M is a non-profit medical society dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process. A4M is also dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and members of the public on anti-aging issues. A4M believes that the disabilities associated with normal aging are caused by physiological dysfunction which in many cases are ameliorable to medical treatment, such that the human lifespan can be increased, and the quality of one's life improved as one grows chronologically older. A4M seeks to disseminate information concerning innovative science and research as well as treatment modalities designed to prolong the human lifespan. Although A4M seeks to disseminate information on many types of medical treatments, it does not promote or endorse any specific treatment nor does it sell or endorse any commercial product.

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