Graduates of the IAPAM's hCG Training are True hCG Experts

The IAPAM is committed to educating physicians in the industry’s best practices for hCG for weight loss. The scope of the IAPAM's hCG Training ensures that physicians who graduate have unsurpassed clinical and business knowledge on hCG and medical weight management. Attendees receive all the tools needed to launch an hCG for weight loss program, and graduates of the IAPAM's hCG Training are launching the most successful hCG Clinics in the country.

Las Vegas, NV, July 21, 2011 -- The IAPAM's physician-lead hCG Training Program (, provide physicians and their staff with a comprehensive hCG education centered around the IAPAM's hCG for Weight Loss Protocol, based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches. Physicians, like Dr. Suzanne Yee ( and Dr. Larry Leverett ( have launched successful hCG programs in their medical practices, after attending the IAPAM's hCG Training. Physicians like Dr. James Long (, testify to the value of engaging in expert training like the "excellent course" in hCG, "offered by the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, of which [he is] a member."

The IAPAM's hCG Training ensures physicians learn hCG best practices from the IAPAM’s members and faculty (physicians, pharmacists, laser assisted lipolysis specialists and business experts), all of whom have years of experience utilizing hCG for weight loss, and also operate successful hCG weight loss clinics.

The IAPAM's program gives physicians "everything they need to start offering hCG and medical weight loss programs to their patients immediately upon returning to their practices," emphasizes Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM (, and one of the IAPAM faculty instructors presenting at the IAPAM's hCG training. The IAPAM seminar includes:

- A detailed overview of the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol & best practices;
- Understanding of VLCD/LCD diet programs;
- Patient selection criteria;
- Common medical contraindications;
- Current FDA status & requirements;
- Legal/Insurance considerations and special access to hCG Medical Malpractice Insurance Program; and
- hCG and Weight Loss Practice Advertising & Marketing Tips and Strategies.

Attendees also receive the following program resources:

- Patient hCG Program book to offer patients (with hCG friendly recipes, a food journal, tips, etc.);
- Weight Management Practice Operational Manual;
- New Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room
- Phone scripts & call logs for your staff
- hCG ordering information and special pricing
- Access to the IAPAM's hCG "Ask the Expert" Question and Answer forum
- Patient Charting Forms, Medical History & hCG Consent Forms; and
- Special Pricing for hCG and Meal Replacement Products.

The IAPAM's full day hCG training is the only hCG training in North America approved for a special medical malpractice rate for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM.

All of the IAPAM's 2010 and 2011 hCG Medical Weight Management seminars have sold out, so to register for the next session in Scottsdale, Arizona, please see, or contact the IAPAM at or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website ( or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x708


FRA welcomes positive forestry news from EU

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has has welcomed the positive announcements from the European Union about the state of the world’s forests.

Seattle, United States, July 21, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has stated that there has been some positive talk in the European Union about the state of the world’s forests in recent weeks, which the research and analysis consultancy has welcomed.

The European Commission (EC) has stated this week that safeguarding the region’s forests will be a priority in light of the decision to roll out biofuels.

It’s statement said that the production of the biofuels must be sustainable and will not put the continent’s timberlands at risk. G√ľnther Oettinger, the European Commissioners for Energy, said, "We need to make sure that the entire biofuels production and supply chain is sustainable. This is why we have set the highest sustainability standards in the world."

FRA added that although the move towards biofuels could be great for forestry – in that timber will be needed in the production of biomass, for example – it is imperative that the production methods are sustainable. “If we do not ensure production of biomass is sustainable, biofuel roll-out could have a disastrous impact on Europe’s forests,” stated FRA analyst Peter Collins.

He continued, “We welcome the statement from the EC that has reassured the forestry community that the utmost importance will be put on sustainable forestry practices.”

FRA’s comments also follow a statement from European Parliament member and UK Liberal Democrat MP, Catherine Bearder, who said that the United Nations should feel a sense of achievement in its fight against illegal logging around the world.

Ms Bearder said that, since 2005, illegal logging has fallen by 20 per cent. FRA said that although the results were impressive, there is still much to be done to help developing countries stop the illegal loggers.

There is still room for improvement through the introduction of further carbon trade markets to help incentivise countries to leave their forests standing,” explained Mr Collins. He added, “The trade in illegal logging simply needs to stop to ensure that forests are protected and sustainable forest management is encouraged.”

About Forestry Research Associates

Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Tel: (206) 316 8394