Physicians Rave about IAPAM's Symposium with Botox Training

From its comprehensive hCG training to hands-on botox training, the reviews from physicians for the IAPAM's 2010 suite of training programs have been just been published.

Las Vegas, NV, January 12, 2010
-- Universally, physicians rave about the physician-lead training provided at the IAPAM's unique and respected Aesthetic Medicine Symposium ( and the associated hCG Physician Training. This is the only training program in North America to offer hands-on, live demo and didactic instruction covering botox training, laser training, hcg training, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermal fillers, and the business of adding aesthetic medicine to a practice - all in one weekend.
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine's (IAPAM) Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with botox training is different than any other educational program offered in North America.  No other program in the U.S. offers this combination of comprehensive training in all the minimally invasive modalities in just 2 days. The IAPAM is where the world's physicians, of all medical specialties, come together to learn and share their experiences in aesthetic medicine. The IAPAM offers a suite of aesthetic medicine training programs from botox training to hCG training, along with aesthetic practice business training and membership in the IAPAM offers long term support to physicians adding botox, hcg and other aesthetic medicine treatment to a practice.  Finally, unlike programs offered by a private company, attendees of the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium receive certification by the IAPAM, a voluntary professional association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession.

Reviews from physicians tell the story.  Since 2006, over 700 physicians have taken the IAPAM's aesthetic medicine training: Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, Physician (hCG) Medical Weight Management Training, Botox Training, Dermal Filler Training, Advanced Filler Training, and Chemical Peel Training, and here is what they have said:

-“An exceptional value, especially given the comprehensive amount of information provided. I’m most appreciative of the CD’s with all the [patient] forms, ads [and other marketing resources], and other info – all ready to be adapted and used immediately! An exceptional value for the money!” ~ Dr. Zgourides, MD (Dec ‘10)
-“This conference [the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium] was very informative and interesting.  I really enjoyed all the speakers..and will most likely come back to another one with my staff. Great Conference.  Thank you!” ~ Dr. Pino, MD (Dec ‘10)
-“[The hCG Training was] Absolutely beneficial!  I would (and will!) recommend this conference to any colleague interested in prescribing hCG.  The business implementation and marketing strategies were all so helpful!” ~ Dr. Cole, DO (Dec ‘10)
-“I learned how to add a successful hCG program to my practice and start a whole new adventure.  I actually learned the tools to get started.  Wonderful, motivating, informative, specific, intellectual.  The best seminar I have attended.  Wish I had brought my office manager.” ~ Dr. Jackson, MD (Dec ‘10)
-“Material needed for total program implementation is very good.  Presented well in a simple, practical and implementable format.” ~ Dr. Gogineni, MD (Dec ‘10)  
-“The whole course was especially interesting.  The best CME/educational course I have attended.” ~ Dr. Brentnall, MD (Sept ‘10)

A preview of the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium can be viewed on YouTube at and IAPAM's Physician hCG Training.

IAPAM's hands-on botox training is offered in a multi-million dollar medical facility, not in a hotel room.  Instruction on all the TOP 5 minimally-invasive procedures is lead by board-certified dermatologists and practicing physician experts. Join the hundreds of physicians who now have the IAPAM advantage.  To register for an upcoming Aesthetic Medicine Symposium in 2011, please contact Lynn at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, or visit

About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs). Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)


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HIV Reservoirs Cure Research – More Investments Are Needed

Toulon, France, January 12, 2010 -- With great effort and research into how to fight the HIV virus, important advancements in treatment have been made. What used to be a near-automatic death sentence is no longer the case. With the right mixture of medicines, an HIV-positive person can now live much longer than before. The HIV asymptomatic periods are now much longer than before as well, thanks to HIV research. While all of this great work does not mean an outright cure has been found, the fact that HIV-positive people can continue to live normal lives means extraordinary progress has been achieved.

Antiretroviral therapy has been very successful in lengthening the diseases free periods in those who are HIV-positive; however, HIV infection persists for life, and every time therapy is stopped, the HIV rekindles and becomes active again. These HIV reservoirs of viruses must be dealt with.  If left unchecked for too long, the mechanisms leading to full blown AIDS start again and severe health problems occur. Therefore, more HIV research is needed to attack these reservoirs with new medications, and that can only happen if more research and development can be put into the project. HIV suppression has worked so far, but additional research could yield a medication that targets directly the HIV latency period. We must be committed to funding additional research.

Without a preventive vaccine on the horizon, HIV’s pandemic is not controlled and could turn into something far more major and devastating. This isn’t just a problem in a few industrialized nations; HIV is a worldwide problem, and it’ll take a global effort to eradicate this terrible disease. Scientists can do their part by continuing to do research on new strategies against HIV; doctors can evaluate the effectiveness of each medication patients can continue to use these products and explain to the doctors what works and what doesn’t. Also, government agencies can make it easier for scientists by showing a real and concrete political will to cure the disease.

In addition to political and medical support, HIV research requires a fair amount of financial support. Developing new kinds of drugs takes some time and huge financial efforts, but with a global commitment, the HIV reservoirs can be dealt with in  timely manner, the HIV latency period can be therapeutically targeted, which means reaching a ‘functional cure’ at least for millions of people living with HIV on a regular basis. While HIV persistence is inevitable in those who are HIV-positive, the right treatment will make it seem as if the virus is not affecting them at all, and one of the goals is to allow these HIV-positive people to lead as normal a life as they possibly can.  With more time, effort, and financial support, we can also achieve a cure and total HIV eradication.  However, that journey begins with a single step in the right direction.

About us: Dr. Alain Lafeuillade, Chair of the HIV Persistence and Reservoirs Workshop, Coordinator of the HIV Scientific Portal on HIV Reservoirs:


Dr. Alain Lafeuillade
1208 av Col. Picot. 83056
Toulon – France