The first Conference of Anti-Aging Medicine took place in Poznań on October 5-6, 2007. It was organized by the Polish Society of Anti-Aging Medicine and Kolasinski Clinic, and Professor Grzegorz Bremorowicz, President of Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences in Poznań, held honorary auspices over the conference. The lecturers presented their papers, which included various topics dealing with aging processes of a human being, in spacious conference halls of Andersia Hotel. They discussed genetics and the role of mother cells in preventive medicine. The emphasis was put on antioxidants necessary to fight with oxidation stress as well as on hormonal and cardiac vascular changes in the organism of the aging person. They also stressed the significance of the so called youth hormones, i.e. DHEA, melatonin and growth hormone in the contemporary anti-aging therapy. There were also lectures on osteoporosis and joint degenerations. One could also learn about a huge role of physical activeness in the fight with aging, yet ‘dosed’ sensibly. A special attention was also put both on the importance of genetic examinations in early diagnosis of cancer and eye changes in the process of aging as well as the role of early therapeutic procedures to combat them. The latest achievements in dermatology and aesthetic surgery were also presented since it is healthy body which is part and parcel of healthy appearance.
Prominent specialists from Poland and abroad, such as Professor Jerzy Woy-Wojciechowski, Professor Maciej Kurpisz, Professor Andrzej Mackiewicz, Professor Krzysztof Linke, Professor Stefan Grajek, Professor Michał Karasek, Professor Wanda Horst-Sikorska, Professor Jerzy Smorawiński, Professor Danuta Pupek-Musialik, Professor Dorota Zozulińska-Ziółkiewicz, Professor Edmund Grześkowiak, Professor Vittorio Calabrese, Italy and Professor Michael Klentze, Germany, honored the conference with their presence.
Thanks to numerous sponsors, the conference had a suitable setting. Special acknowledgement to Biofarm, Lea Futur, ICN Polfa Rzeszów and Berlin Chemie.
The conference provided its participants with a great opportunity to exchange their scientific views during the session or to find out about the latest offers of pharmaceutical companies presented at the stalls. There was also a possibility of social behind-the-scenes meetings during a formal dinner in the City Scale Building. We may hope that what happened in Poznań at the beginning of October will become the beginning of further development of anti-aging medicine in Poland.