Boca Raton, FL, September 28, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Over 100 elite healthcare practitioners from all specialties, both international and domestic, convened at Harvard Medical School’s Joseph B. Martin Conference Center September 20-21, 2014 for the Healthy Aging Therapeutics Symposium. This one-of-a-kind academic event featured the industry’s top biotech entrepreneurs and experts from Harvard, MIT, and George Washington University who shared cutting-edge research on reversing aging as well medical pioneers in the fields of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine sharing their practice research and patient outcomes.
One of the opening presenters on Friday was David Sinclair, PhD, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sinclair, also known as “the geneticist who is making age reversal real” was named this year by TIME Magazine as one of The 100 Most Influential People for his dedication and scientific research on aging. During his presentation, Dr. Sinclair shared a personal story regarding his grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s. He explained how his research may affect and potentially reverse this debilitating, devastating disease and make the latter years of our lives healthier for ourselves and our loved ones.
Dr. Alessio Fasano, world-renowned pediatric gastroenterologist, research scientist, entrepreneur and faculty member for the Metabolic Medical Institute’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship also spoke this past weekend on the clinical outcomes of gluten, multi-omics and how to connect the dots for a healthy lifestyle.
“I thoroughly enjoyed this past weekend at Harvard. The speakers were outstanding; particularly Dr. Fasano. He is a dynamic speaker who is able to capture the audience with his quick wit and command of information. His unique ability to present in both a microscopic and telescopic way allows attendees to develop an intellectual architecture around the information. I highly recommend this symposium to anyone who is interested in cutting edge information in functional and integrative medicine,” stated Dr. Susan Marra from Seattle.
Additional featured speakers this past weekend included Christoph Westphal, MD, PhD who discussed pharmaceutical approaches to treating diseases of aging and the multitude of research projects he has contributed to. Dr. Westphal is on the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School, founder and partner of Longwood Fund, co-founder and executive chairman of Verastem as well as co-founder of Sirtris. Leonard Guarente, PhD, co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board at Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis Professor of Biology at MIT, and serves on the Advisory Board of Segterra Inc. discussed his discovery of SIRT1 and the longevity-boosting properties as well as the its role in many different body tissues as well as SIR2 as a key regulator of life span in response to diet. David Perlmutter, MD, a Board Certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition concluded the symposium with a thought-provoking discussion on the functional modulation of inflammation in neurodegenerative disorders, which research is proving to be a root cause of many degenerative, aging disorders.
“Dr. Perlmutter’s talk was compelling and his unique ability to integrate gut-brain information is unparalleled,” added Laura Urdinlaiz, J.D. and Chief Operating Officer for Metabolic Medical Institute, Inc.
Other presenters over the weekend included Mark Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Mark Rosenberg, MD, an integrative cancer specialist and research scientist that has been involved with drug research since 1991.
For more information about this program and other advanced continuing medical education programs, please contact the Metabolic Medical Institute at 866-846-1107.
About the Metabolic Medical Institute, Inc.: The Metabolic Medical Institute, Inc. (MMI) is a medical organization dedicated to promoting health and prevention of disease by educating health professionals, researchers and the public. MMI provides educational courses through conferences, workshops, online courses, and Fellowships and Certification programs. MMI educational courses are affiliated with leading universities and taught by Nobel-prize winning scientists, expert clinicians and researchers drawn from a variety of medical, basic science, technology and business disciplines. MMI programs are held to the highest standards of academic rigor and train practitioners in the methods of Integrative and Metabolic Medicine, an approach that uncovers the deeper causes of disease and reveals the uniqueness of each patient. The goal is to create a complete health care provider, with competencies in systems biology, the use of technology, advanced detection methods of disease, and research skills to collect data in clinical settings. www.mmimedicine.com
About the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Founded in 1825, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the first medical school in the nation’s capital and is the 11th oldest in the country. Working together in our nation’s capital, with integrity and resolve, the GW SMHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national and global communities. smhs.gwu.edu