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Setting The Spring Congress Stage: Must-Learn Topics + Featured Visionaries

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Posted on Apr 17, 2024, 2 p.m.

In just a few short weeks, from May 3-5, 2024, the highly anticipated 32nd Annual Spring Congress will bring its invigorating energy to the vibrant city of West Palm Beach, FL. With this year’s theme, “The Metabolic Crisis: From Surviving to Thriving in the 21st Century,” the event will address the most pressing healthcare challenges of our time. It will spotlight the critical role of metabolic health and optimization in positive patient outcomes, underscoring its relevance to the current healthcare landscape.

Two days of immersive learning will equip attendees with exclusive, practical, and immediately actionable insights. Led by an impressive lineup of 50 acclaimed speakers delivering 80 practice-revolutionizing sessions, the agenda has been meticulously curated to delve into the intricacies of metabolic dysfunction and its far-reaching implications across various medical disciplines. This year’s educational program spans a wide range of clinically relevant, timely topics shaping the healthcare industry, from breaking scientific discoveries to novel interventions for metabolic regulation.

The following sections spotlight must-learn topics featured on this year’s event agenda alongside the pioneering thought leaders who will share their expertise. As the ultimate medical event of the year, this meeting aims to inspire, empower, and equip attendees with the tools needed to confront the challenges of the 21st century and emerge as leaders in the fight against the metabolic crisis.

Must-Learn Topics + Featured Visionaries At The 32nd Annual A4M Spring Congress:

Hormone Dysregulation And Its Metabolic Influence

Hormonal imbalances play a significant role in the development of metabolic disorders, with accumulating evidence revealing the impact of insulin and estrogen signaling in metabolic regulation. The dysregulation of these hormones has been linked to various metabolic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, muscle diseases, liver diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Spring Congress will delve into the intricate connections between crucial hormones and their impact on metabolic health, focusing on sex hormone homeostasis, including healthy estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone signaling pathways. Additionally, the event will explore the latest findings on insulin and leptin in relation to appetite signaling, obesity, and blood sugar, as well as the impact of growth hormones on hunger perception, fat mobilization, and insulin resistance.

Lectures To Look Out For:

  • Hormone Shifts, Metabolism, and Mental Function: The Present & Future of Brain Optimization | Anna Cabeca, DO, FACOG
  • Testosterone for Men and Women | Thierry Hertoghe, MD
  • How Hormone (Im) Balance Impacts Metabolic Health | Erika Schwartz, MD
  • How Sex Hormones Effectively Lower Blood Sugar and Promote Weight Loss | Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Exploring New Targets and Tools For Metabolic Health Optimization

To address the growing prevalence of metabolic diseases, this Congress will showcase cutting-edge discoveries and visionary interventions for practitioners to integrate into their practice. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of promising therapeutic targets and tools that hold the potential to revolutionize the prevention and treatment of metabolic dysfunction. From glutathione and telomere length to the endothelium and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, these are just a fraction of the innovative strategies that will be discussed, providing attendees with a wealth of knowledge to effectively prevent, manage, and treat metabolic dysfunction.

Lectures To Look Out For:

  • The Role of Glutathione in Mitigating Metabolic Crisis and Promoting Liver Health | Nayan Patel, PharmD
  • Exploring the Effects of Telomere Length on Metabolic Disease | Gordon Crozier, DO
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Treating the Factors Associated with Metabolic Disease | Paul Harch, MD
  • Unleashing the Immune-Boosting Potential of Akkermansia: A Non-Pharmaceutical Perspective | Erik Modlo, MD, MBA, IFMCP

Dysregulated Energy and Glucose Metabolism

Mitochondria are vital in maintaining metabolic processes, including energy production and glucose metabolism. Healthy mitochondrial function is indispensable to overall metabolic wellness, and the Spring Congress agenda will delve into the importance of mitochondrial fitness in preventing and treating metabolic disorders.

In addition to mitochondrial health, the gut-brain axis and the microbiome have emerged as critical factors influencing metabolism. Pioneering experts will showcase breakthroughs in understanding the gut-brain connection and present clinical protocols to optimize the gut microbiome, leveraging its metabolic influence for improved patient outcomes. Attendees will also gain insights into personalized, genomically-targeted precision diabetes care, the potential of natural GLP-1s, and the role of aging in metabolic pathways.

The Congress will provide a comprehensive exploration of the latest research and clinical applications in metabolic health, equipping attendees with the knowledge and tools to deliver cutting-edge care and combat the growing epidemic of metabolic dysfunction.

Lectures To Look Out For:

  • KEYNOTE | Mitochondrial Metabolism: Unraveling the Connections | Rhonda Patrick, PhD
  • The Heavy One, The Thin One, The Apple-Shaped One – A Genomically Targeted Approach to Precision Diabetes Prevention and Treatment | Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD, FAAFP, ABOiM
  • Metabolic Health, Mitochondrial Fitness, and the Mind | Jarrod Spencer, PsyD
  • Clinical Detoxification: The Essential Role of Mitochondrial Health in Biotransformation and Metabolic Disease | Lisa Portera-Perry, DC, IFMCP
  • Metabolic Syndrome & the Microbiome: Core Therapeutics for a Common Condition with Serious Consequences | Lyn Patrick, ND
  • The Gut-Metabolism Axis: Non-pharmacological Approaches to GLP-1 Optimization| Adam Perlman, MD, MPH

Chronic Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are key drivers of metabolic dysfunction, creating a vicious cycle that spurs intracellular damage, alters redox balance, and promotes the irreversible accumulation of oxidation products. This cascade of events ultimately leads to endothelial dysfunction, insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome.

The Spring Congress agenda will delve into the complex interplay between chronic inflammation, oxidative stress, and metabolic dysregulation, providing attendees with strategies to address these dysfunctions and better prevent, manage, and treat metabolic disorders. Attendees will also gain insights into the connection between autoimmune hypothalamitis and metabolic health and the importance of mastering oxidative stress for longevity.

Lectures To Look Out For:

  • Metaflammation: Exploring the Role of Chronic Inflammation in Metabolic Health and Disease | Branson J. Collins MD, FAAMFM, ABAARM
  • Mastering Oxidative Stress: A Blueprint for Longevity | Kim Bruno, DC, CCN
  • The Endothelial Glycocalyx: A New Discovery with Vast Implications for Metabolic Health | Derrick DeSilva, Jr, MD
  • KEYNOTE | Autoimmune Hypothalamitis and Metabolic Health | Taz Bhatia, MD

Year after year, the A4M Spring Congress remains an exclusive platform that catalyzes unrivaled personal and professional growth, making it an unmissable event for healthcare professionals passionate about driving positive change and a paradigm shift in the standard of metabolic healthcare. 2024 is no different; the upcoming event is poised to be another game-changer, offering cutting-edge protocols and transformative insights that will equip attendees with the tools and knowledge to make a profound difference in the lives of patients battling metabolic disorders.

And it’s not too late to become part of a passionate community of healthcare visionaries dedicated to combating the world’s most pressing health challenges. Register here to join the movement redefining the future of metabolic health, one groundbreaking discovery at a time.

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