Dr Ronald Klatz MD
Founding President, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Dr. Ronald Klatz is recognized as a leading authority in the new clinical science of anti-aging medicine. For over a decade, Dr. Klatz has been integral in the pioneering exploration of new therapies for the treatment and prevention of age-related degenerative diseases. He is the physician founder and President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Inc. ("A4M"), a non-profit medical organization 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.
In his capacity as A4M President, Dr.
Klatz oversees AMA/ACCME-approved continuing medical education programs
for more than 11,500 physicians, health practitioners, and scientists
from 70 nations. In addition, Dr. Klatz is Professor, Department
of Internal Medicine at the University of Central America Health
Sciences. Dr. Klatz is Board Certified in the specialties of Family
Practice, Sports Medicine, and Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Klatz co-founded the National Academy
of Sports Medicine, which provides medical specialty training in
musculoskeletal rehabilitation, conditioning, physical fitness, and
exercise to 35,000 healthcare professionals internationally. He is
a Director of Life Science Holdings (LSH), a biomedical research
company focusing on technologies for brain resuscitation, trauma
and emergency medicine, organ transplant and blood preservation.
Dr. Klatz is the inventor, developer,
or administrator of 100-plus scientific patents. In recognition of
his pioneering medical breakthroughs, he was awarded the Gold Medal
in Science for Brain Resuscitation Technology (1993) and the Grand
Prize in Medicine for Brain Cooling Technology (1994). In addition,
Dr. Klatz has been named as a Top 10 Medical Innovator in Biomedical
Technology (1997) by the National Institute of Electromedical Information,
and received the Ground Breaker Award in Health Care (1999) with
Presidential Acknowledgment by William Jefferson Clinton from Transitional
Services of New York.
The author of the nonfiction bestseller
Grow Young with HGH (HarperCollins), Dr. Klatz also has authored
Stopping the Clock: Longevity for the New Millennium, Ten Weeks to
a Younger You, New Anti-Aging Secrets for Maximum Lifespan, Brain
Fitness (Doubleday), Hormones of Youth, Seven Anti-Aging Secrets,
Advances in Anti-Aging, Stopping the Clock, Death in the Locker Room/Drugs & Sports, The E Factor, The Life Extension Weight Loss Program, and Deprenyl–The Anti Aging Drug.
Dr. Klatz has served as a contributor,
editor, reviewer and advisor to Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics,
Journal of Gerontology, Osteopathic Annals Medical Journal, Patient
Care Medical Journal, Total Health for Longevity, and 50+ Plus magazine.
His columns on wellness and longevity have appeared in Pioneer Press
(a division of Time-Life Inc), Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients,
Spa Management Journal, The Wellness Channel, Fitness & Longevity Digest, Alternative Medicine Digest, Nutritional Science News, Healing Retreats & Spas, Skin Inc., and Longevity SA (for which he is Senior Medical Editor)
Dr. Klatz has co-hosted the national Fox
Network television series Anti-Aging Update and served as national
advisor for Physician's Radio Network. He has appeared in interviews
on CNN, USA Today TV, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Good Morning
America, The Today Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Extra Daily TV News
(partial list). Dr. Klatz has participated in articles appearing
in the New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Harper's
Bazaar, MacLean's [Canada], Forbes Magazine, and Investor's Business
Daily (partial list).
Dr. Klatz is highly regarded by scientific
and academic colleagues for his continuing medical education lectures
on the demographics of aging and the impact of biomedical technologies
on longevity. His scientific articles have been published in Resident
and Staff Physician, British Journal of Sports Medicine. Medical
Times/The Journal of Family Medicine, Osteopathic Annals, and American
Medical Association News (partial list).
Dr. Klatz is a graduate of Florida Technological
University. He received the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree from
the Central America Health Sciences University, School of Medicine,
a government-sanctioned, Ministry of Health-approved, and World Health
Organization-listed medical university. Dr. Klatz received his Doctor
of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (D.O.) degree from the College
of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (Des Moines, Iowa).
A consultant to the biotechnology industry
and a respected advisor to several members of the U.S. Congress and
others on Capitol Hill, Dr. Klatz devotes much of his time to research
and to the development of advanced biosciences for the benefit of
2007 - Anti-Aging Medicine: What Works, What's Next
Anti-aging medicine is a medical specialty founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans. As such, anti-aging medicine is based on principles of sound and responsible medical care that are consistent with those applied in other preventive health specialties. Because it embraces the utilization of biomedical technologies, anti-aging medicine offers a hopeful model of healthcare in which healthy human lifespans of 120 years and longer may be achieved if we employ anti-aging therapeutics today, and encourage the continued expansion of biomedical technologies to prevent, treat, and cure diseases.
While the world's total population grows at an annual rate of 1.7%, the segment over age 65 increases by 2.5% per year. Developed nations, thanks in large part to their adoption of diagnostic techniques affording screening and early detection of disease, have experienced a profound transformation of their demographics: nearly 20% of the developed world is age 60+. In the next 20 to 30 years, The World Health Organization projects that elderly populations in developed countries will increase by 30 to 140%, and in developing countries this bracket will grow by 200 to 400%. [World Health Organization's Ageing & Health, www.who.int/ageing/scope.html.] With a worldwide life expectancy now standing at 78.59 years (weighted average), and a projected world population exceeding 9 billion by the year 2050 [World Population 1950 to 2050. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, April 2005], the field of anti-aging medicine is witnessing unprecedented growth and acceptance.
This presentation consists of four major sections, namely:
- Establish the definitions for anti-aging medicine and regenerative medicine: taken collectively, the advancements offered by anti-aging and regenerative medicine to improve the quality of, and/or extend the length of, the human lifespan, are the singlemost potent emerging biomedical technologies today.
- A review of various animal models of longevity: genetic, nutritional, and other methods that have been successfully utilized in the laboratory setting to significantly extend the lifespan of a variety of organisms
- A review of successful life-enhancing interventions in humans: key lifestyle, nutritional, and dietary modulations that have been scientifically proven to extend the human lifespan
- A preview of what's next in anti-aging medicine: innovations including stem cell therapeutics, gene therapy, nanotechnology, robotics, and other emerging and developing biomedical technologies with the best potential to enhance and extend the human lifesp
Goals and Objectives:
- Overview of the specialties of anti-aging medicine and regenerative medicine.
- Review various animal models of longevity and the genetic basis for life extension in these organisms
- Review scientifically validated interventions for life extension in humans
- Preview developing and emerging new biomedical technologies in anti-aging medical therapeutics