Keynote Speaker
Dr. Robert Goldman

Better, Stronger, Faster --
Human Enhancement & Augmentation:
Advances via Biotechnology and Anti-Aging Medicine

Dr. Robert Goldman, Chairman
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M; www.worldhealth.net)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduction to the importance of the anti-aging medical specialty, bridging today’s biomedical technologies and those offering human enhancement and augmentation
  2. Primer on sports medicine, offering the first endpoint in human augmentation
  3. Primer on human enhancement technologies, offering the second endpoint in human augmentation

Abstract:
The aim of anti-aging medicine is not only to slow down the aging process, but also to keep the body functioning at its optimum level. This lecture will discuss the more practical approaches of anti-aging medicine. We will focus on sports medicine, or Olympic medicine, and how anti-aging techniques can be employed to keep the body functioning at its peak. This lecture also positions sports medicine as the first endpoint in the process of healthy human augmentation, whereby healthy men and women enhance mental and/or physical performance.

Furthermore, we can expect an exponential expansion of medical knowledge on aging thanks in large part to the fast pace of advancements in biomedical technologies. Medical knowledge doubles every 3.5 years or less. As a result, gains in human longevity are directly proportional to the cumulative sum of advancements in the biotech fields of:

  • stem cells, giving rise to a supply of human cells, tissues, and organs for use in acute emergency care as well as treatment of chronic, debilitating disease
  • cloning, a technique holding tremendous promise in producing consistent organs, tissues, and proteins for biomedical use in humans
  • nanotechnology, enabling scientists to use tiny tools to manipulate human biology at its most basic levels
  • artificial organs, making replacement body parts available
  • merve-impulse continuity, a set of biomedical technologies that enable the continuation of nerve impulses to travel from the brain to the rest of the body, regardless of physical disruption such as spinal cord injury and similar

Collectively, the five biotechnologies aforementioned above offer the second endpoint in human augmentation. These biotechnologies offer unprecedented capacities for to preserve and enhance our minds and bodies.

According to a report jointly issued by the US Commerce Department and the National Science Foundation, America's leading researchers are already designing and perfecting technological advancements to boost peak mental and physical performance, such as:

  • Brain-computer assisted interfaces to allow individuals to control artificial or paralyzed limbs simply by thinking about moving them.
  • For healthy men and women, enhanced coordination and reflexes to attain physical edge; increasing cognitive acuity
  • A digital cerebral interface for augmented reality

The US Commerce Department-National Science Foundation concludes their report that "new paradigms in communication (brain-to-brain, brain-machine-brain) could become reality in 10-20 years.”

The value of biotechnology and its application to human health and longevity is best stated by the Board of Editors of Scientific American. In the magazine's March 2001 issue, the editors remark that “Thanks to modern technology and medicine, people have taken much more control over their differential survival. ... ills are not the barriers they once were. Our technology may exert the greatest influence.”

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Suggested Reading:
Klatz R. Goldman R. New Anti-Aging Revolution. Basic Health Publications, 2003. Available from A4M, call US (773) 528-4333 or order online at www.worldhealth.net.


Dr. Robert M. Goldman
1510 W. Montana Street , Chicago, Illinois 60614
Phone: 773-528-4333 Fax: 773-528-1043
http://www.worldhealth.net
bgoldman@worldhealth.net

Dr. Robert M. Goldman has spearheaded the development of numerous international medical organizations and corporations. Dr. Goldman has served as a Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University, and as an Affiliate at the Philosophy of Education Research Center, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. Dr. Goldman is Professor; Graduate School of Medicine, Swinburne University, Australia, and Clinical Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea Medical University. He is also Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Central America Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Goldman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sports Physicians and a Board Diplomat in Sports Medicine and Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Goldman received his Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) from Brooklyn College in New York, then conducted three years of independent research in steroid biochemistry and attended the State University of New York. He received the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree from the Central America Health Sciences University, School of Medicine in Belize, a government-sanctioned, Ministry of Health-approved, and World Health Organization-listed medical university. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (D.O.) degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at MidWestern University. His Ph.D. work was in the field of androgenic anabolic steroid biochemistry.

He co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Board of Life Science Holdings, a biomedical research company with over 150 medical patents under development in the areas of brain resuscitation, trauma and emergency medicine, organ transplant and blood preservation technologies. He has overseen cooperative research agreement development programs in conjunction with such prominent institutions as the American National Red Cross, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, and the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health.

Dr. Goldman is the recipient of the 'Gold Medal for Science (1993), the Grand Prize for Medicine (1994), the Humanitarian Award (1995), and the Business Development Award (1996).

During the late l990s, Dr. Goldman received honors from Minister of Sports and government Health officials of numerous nations. In 2001, Excellency Juan Antonio Samaranch awarded Dr. Goldman the International Olympic Committee Tribute Diploma for contributions to the development of sport & Olympism.

In addition, Dr. Goldman is a black belt in karate, Chinese weapons expert, and world champion athlete with over 20 world strength records, he has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Some of his past performance records include 13,500 consecutive situps and 321 consecutive handstand pushups.

Dr. Goldman was an All-College athlete in four sports, a three time winner of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Physical Fitness Award, was voted Athlete of the Year, was the recipient of the Champions Award, and was inducted into the World Hall of Fame of Physical Fitness. In 1995, Dr. Goldman was awarded the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Goldman is Chairman of the International Medical Commission overseeing sports medicine committees in over 176 nations. He has served as a Special Advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. He is founder and international President of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the cofounder and Chairman of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Dr. Goldman visits an average of 20 countries annually to promote brain research and sports medicine programs.


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