American Academy of Anti-Aging medicine (A4M) Dubai to hold conference to promote cardiometabolic wellness in the region

  • Fourth American Anti-Aging Conference on November 17-19, 2015 in Dubai, UAE
  • Over 200 medical professionals will gather at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa to attend the global health conference

Dubai, UAE (August, 2015)– Medical professionals from over 35 countries will convene in Dubai, UAE in November 2015 for the fourth annual medical learning conference which brings to the region global experts in the field of preventative, anti-aging and regenerative medicine.

The focus this year will be ‘Cardio-metabolic Wellness’. Over 25 lectures will be given by distinguished A4M (US) international faculty, Dr. Mark Houston, worldwide expert in hypertension, hyperlipidemia and integrative medicine, Dr. Joseph Lamb, expert in internal and holistic medicine and Dr. Jennifer Landa, OB-GYN & anti-aging specialist,along with five other international and regional specialists. The conference will also highlight the global burden of cardiovascular disease along with a comprehensive update on the latest developments in this field.

Latest research published by international medical organizations highlight the scale of lifestyle-linked health issues which are growing at an epidemic rate.

  • According to the World Health Organization, six of the 10 countries with the highest prevalence of diabetes in the world are from the region including Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. By 2025, this number is expected to double.
  • More than 66 per cent of men and 60 per cent of women in the UAE are overweight or obese – Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
  • By 2020 over 60% of all adults in America will be at risk for, or suffer from, some form of diabetes and obesity – Diabesity Research Foundation

Dr Graham Simpson – MD, ABEM, ABIM – Chief Medical Officer and Founder of Intelligent Health says, “Cardiovascular disease is no longer an age-related health concern. Urban lifestyle today has changed how we look at these health issues we are causing.”

“The need of the hour is to educate the public, including doctors and patients, so that we can all live better and healthier. The A4M conference is the ideal platform to achieve this goal.

The conference will feature special guest speakers, certification programs, specialty workshops which are worth CME’s, and also a wellness trade exhibition. The three-day conference will have dedicated lectures on cardiovascular health addressing hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease (CAD), atherosclerosis while nutritional protocols and integrative approaches will be given particular attention to address these epidemic like conditions. The clinical agenda will further extend into innovative information in the field of obesity, metabolic syndrome, exercise, inflammation and hormones and their role in to cardio-metabolic health.

Established in 1992, A4M is a global non-profit medical education provider and through their American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, A4M provides anti-aging breakthroughs, practical knowledge, treatment modalities and skills for the practicing physician and health practitioners. A4M Dubai is the only international affiliated partner of A4M with an aim to introduce to the region the American research & clinical protocols in anti-aging medicine.

Servane Collette

According to Servane Collette, Director A4M Dubai, “The conference organized in Dubai is A4M’s only continuing medical education event outside the US. It is an opportunity for medical professionals to listen to and learn from the distinguished experts and supporters of preventative medicine.”

“This year our focus is cardio-metabolic wellness. To highlight the need to change our approach to cardiovascular health, recognize that to attain optimum cardiovascular health we need to understand nutrition, lifestyle and metabolism. The need of the hour is preventive cardiology and not just reactive or corrective.”


Dr. Mark Houston – MD, MS, MSc, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN (USA)



Triple boarded certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM). He holds two Masters of Science degrees in HUMAN NUTRITION and another in METABOLIC MEDICINE. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, American Society of Hypertension, American College of Nutrition and American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. 

Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 250 medical articles, scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals, books and book chapters. Six best-selling books that he has authored are the Handbook of Antihypertensive Therapy, Vascular Biology for the Clinician, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension, Hypertension Handbook for Students and Clinicians and The Hypertension Handbook. His latest book is What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease is a best seller.

Dr. Joseph Lamb MD (USA)


Double board certified in both Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine. Until May 2000, he was President of The Integrative Medicine Works in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Lamb works in partnership with his patients to create optimal health and well-being by using functional medical approaches including lifestyle modification, herbal and nutritional therapies, and cognitive therapy. 

Throughout his academic and clinical career he has delivered hundreds of webinars and lectures in the US and worldwide on the topic of functional medicine, cardiovascular health and nutrition as well as dozens of media appearances as a special and regular guest on radio and TV interviews. He has also published dozens of research papers, posters and abstracts and contributed to several book chapters on functional medicine and nutrients.

Dr. Jennifer Landa, MD (USA)


Specializes in helping women and men balance their hormones, restore their energy, and replenish their sex lives. At the heart of her practice is the belief that maintaining one’s health is hard work and she encourages her patients to make lifestyle changes that will result in increased health. Dr. Landa lectures nationally on preventive medicine and completed her first book, The Sex Drive Solution for Women, co-authored with Virginia Hopkins. 

Dr. Landa is also certified in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine, with an emphasis on bioidentical hormones and nutrition. Her mission is to teach her patients how to reach their personal best in optimal health and beauty using the most natural and advanced therapies available.

Dr. John B. Monaco MD (USA)


Double Board Certified in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology, as well as Fellowship certified in Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine. He is also an Oral Board Examiner for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. 

Dr. Monaco received his MD from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina. He completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology and practiced this specialty until 2007. At The Monaco Center for Health & Healing, he has helped thousands of patients achieve health & wellness. Since 2014, Dr. Monaco is now based in Nashville, Texas, where he became part of the physician’s team at the Nashville Hormone & Integrative Medicine Centre. 

Dr. Monaco has used and delivered lectures extensively on bioidentical hormone replacement for more than 20 years and was voted one of Connecticut’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Deborah Matthew, MD (USA)


Founder and Medical Director of Signature Wellness, her area of special focus is in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement combined with fitness, health and nutrition program to offer advanced, preventative healthcare. Dr Matthew has been selected as a national and international oral examiner by the A4M to test other physicians for certification. She is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). Dr Matthew is a member of the North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society, the Institute of Functional Medicine, and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Nasim Ashraf (UAE)


US-Board certified internal medicine specialist with over 35 years’ experience in the United States as a practicing physician, Dr Ashraf is also US-Board certified in Nephrology and Hypertension, and has held a lifelong interest in holistic medicine and the integration of advanced Western medicine with Eastern healing traditions.

Dr. Graham Simpson, MD (UAE)


Dr. Simpson graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Simpson is a founding member of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) and has taught as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Nevada. He is certified in Age Management Medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Cenegenics Education Research Foundation. Dr. Simpson writes extensively in his mission to educate the public so that we can all live better and healthier. He is author of Wellman (Live Longer by Controlling Inflammation), Reverse Cardiometabolic Disease, co-author of Spa Medicine (Basic Health) with Dr. Stephen Sinatra, and Editor-in-Chief of Health in Context.

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