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Physicians Take a Quantum Leap in Patient Care: Genome Sequencing, Hands-On Learning at Age Management Medicine Conference in May

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The Four-Day, CME-Accredited Conference -- 26 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits -- Presented by the Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) Will Be Held at the Omni Hotel & Resort in ChampionsGate/Orlando, Florida, May 12-15

NAPLES, FL --(Marketwired - March 21, 2016) - Whole genome sequencing is redefining the standard of healthcare -- delivering an entire blueprint so physicians can provide every patient with a comprehensive health assessment and more proactive, personalized, precise treatment plans. Hundreds of physicians nationwide are about to cross the precipice to this new dawn in medicine when the 20th Clinical Applications for Age Management Medicine Conference in Florida presents a full preconference day on May 12, dedicated to understanding the genome and integrating genomics into medical practice.

The Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) is ramping up their CME-accredited conference efforts, concretizing President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative into meaningful educational efforts to train physicians. Their new genome preconference track raises awareness and brings this dynamic science to the forefront of age management medicine. With the conference's heavyweight lineup of featured speakers -- leaders in the field of genomics and precision medicine -- physician attendees can embark on a path of discovery: engage in a hands-on learning experience, work with real genetic testing results, participate in small group workshops, and pose questions during an interactive panel discussion with experts.

"By integrating a patient's genotypic and phenotypic data, including hormones, metabolomics, lifestyle, personal and family history, physicians now can detect, predict, and reverse disease at the cellular level -- years, and often decades, before symptoms arise -- and optimize a patient's health trajectory for life," said Dr. Florence Comite.

Comite is the CEO and founder of the Center for Precision Medicine in New York City. She also is a member of the AMMG Conference Planning Committee and the chair of AMMG's genome preconference track.

Per Comite, revealing hard-wired genetic risk has another benefit for physicians -- it can motivate patients to adopt medical and lifestyle recommendations more immediately for a "health span that matches their lifespan."

"Whole genome sequencing isn't years from now -- it's now. We believe it will become the new medical standard for every patient's full medical profile. That's why we've assigned a full day on genomics, helping physician attendees get the tools needed to immediately use whole genome sequencing in their practice," said Greg Fillmore, AMMG Conference Chairman/ Cofounder.

AMMG collaborated with Illumina -- a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies -- and their Understand Your Genome® team, which provided an educational grant for the specialized preconference track. The genome track includes . . .

  • The Integration of Genomics & Precision Medicine in Age Management Medicine
  • Genetics 101
  • Moving from Precision Medicine to Precision Wellness
  • The Genomics Opportunity
  • Clinical Whole Genome Sequencing in a Healthy Population
  • Workshop: Holding & Exploring Your Genome
  • Fat Jeans, Fit Genes: How DNA Impacts Diet & Exercise
  • Empirical Studies on the Path to Genomic Medicine
  • Case Presentations/Panel Discussions with Q&A

AMMG's four-day conference offers physicians and healthcare professionals a dynamic academic curriculum to learn proactive, integrative protocols and emerging science to optimize health, as well as earn 26 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits. Registration for the event is available online.

For more information about AMMG or the 20th Clinical Applications in Age Management Medicine Conference, visit agemed.org.

About Age Management Medicine Group
The Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) -- led by Executive Director/Cofounder Rick Merner and Conference Chairman/Cofounder Greg Fillmore -- provides education and information to physicians and healthcare professionals on age management medicine, a proactive medical approach for optimized health and the delay/prevention of age-related disease. Education is presented through evidence-based, continuing medical education conferences, workshops, seminars, publications, and web media. AMMG membership consists of leading healthcare professionals, physicians, practitioners, researchers, medical associations, as well as product and service providers.

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Rick Merner
AMMG Cofounder
Phone: 239.330.7495
Fax: 847.728.2118
Email: rmerner@agemed.org