This Three Part educational program is accredited for 60 AMA PRA Category 1 credits ™.
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL STRATEGIES
FOR HEALTHY AGING
Part One is divided into ten self-study, online modules with pre-and post-test evaluations. These modules take approximately 15 hours to complete and provide the foundation for the remainder of the course. They must be completed in advance of participation in the live course.
View the 10 modules
- Introduction to Clinical Strategies for Healthy Aging
- Nutrition in Age Management
- The Evidence-Based Exercise Prescription
- Theories of Cellular Aging
- The Role of DHEA Supplementation in Age Management
- Hormone Modulation for Women
- Subclinical Hypothyroidism
- Testosterone Modulation for Men and Women
- Growth Hormone Evaluation of the Aging Adult
Part two is a live, five-day session with in-person and virtual options available. It’s a dynamic, interactive, educational experience in which providers engage in a small group setting with our Age Management Medicine faculty. You will immerse yourself in the evidence-based curriculum of Age Management Medicine and incorporate actual patient case studies to explore the practical aspects of case management.
Overview of Part 2 Topics:
- Introduction to Age Management Medicine
- Theories of Cellular Aging: genetics, oxidative stress, glycation and telomere shortening
- Clinical Management of Hormone Therapy and Case Studies
- General Principles of evaluating the aging process
- Andropause and the aging male
- Care of the Aging Male – When is Testosterone therapy appropriate? How to Assess for Hormonal Imbalances
- Menopause/Perimenopause – Risks & Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapies
- When and how to use Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone Therapies for Females
- How to clinically assess and manage the on-going care of age management patients
- Thyroid/DHEA/Melatonin – What do the Studies Tell Us?
- How to assess for nutrient gaps
- Fitness Programs in Clinical Practice
- Principles of Exercise Training: Aerobic Exercise, Interval Training Programs, Principles of Resistance Training
- Interpretation of VO2 Max
- General Principles of Nutrition Management
- Controlling Systemic Inflammation
- Metabolic Consequences of the Transition from the Ancestral Diet to Modern Day Diet
- Differential Effects of Low Fat and Low Carbohydrate Diets on Cardio Metabolic Parameters
- Novel Strategies for Improving Weight Loss; Non Dietary Approaches to Weight Management; Hormonal and Non-Hormonal Strategies for Optimal Body Composition, Central Control of Body Weight and Appetite
Online Post Competency
The last component of educational coursework is an evaluation where you will be tested to ensure you can:
- Demonstrate your understanding of the basic science of Age Management Medicine
- Implement Age Management Medicine concepts into your practice
- Evaluate the appropriateness of hormonal replacement therapy in the aging female
- Evaluate appropriate therapeutic interventions in the treatment of the aging male
Clinical Strategies for Healthy Aging
Upon completion of this comprehensive evidence-based course, the physician will be able to:
- Evaluate various theories of aging including genetics, oxidative stress, glycation, and telomere shortening.
- Obtain a comprehensive health history that is pertinent to Healthy Aging.
- Interpret laboratory studies differentiating between optimal and normal values.
- Formulate an individual treatment plan, integrating Age Management concepts and utilizing evidence-based principles.
- Identify the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrient deficiencies. and formulate a plan to correct.
- Describe the components of low glycemic/anti-inflammatory nutrition, formulate a nutrition plan and teach patients how to incorporate and maintain these nutritional plans.
- Describe the role inflammation plays in disease development, implement appropriate care to prevent or mitigate it.
- Educate patients in the importance of exercise/fitness and develop an exercise prescription, including high intensity interval training to help them apply these concepts into their lifestyle and health management routines.
- Describe the fundamentals of DEXA scanning and bone density, correlating lab results and VO2 testing.
- Educate patients on the basics of endocrine physiology relating to health and wellness.
- Implement the age management approach to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if indicated, in the care of the aging female.
- Identify estrogen dominance, hypogonadism and other hormone imbalances in men and treat appropriately, if indicated.
- Develop and implement a plan to resolve any presenting side effects and promote adherence to the treatment regimen.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of individualized treatment plans with your patients through careful and consistent follow-up and monitoring.