It has been about 30 years since the advent of the term Anti-Age medicine and the creation of the first community of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M) in the USA (A4M.com). During this time, more than 26 thousand people became members of the Academy and about 65 thousand specialists attended its courses. This largest organization in the world became an example for many other countries and the first association in Europe was formed in 2003 as the European branch of A4M.
One of the leading French specialists in the field of aesthetic medicine, a doctor of endocrinology Professor Jean-Jacques Legrand, stood at the roots of its creation. He was also one of the founders of International Union of Aesthetic medicine in 1973 (aestheticmedicinejournal.org). Later he became an Honorary President of the European Association of Preventive, Regenerative and Anti-Aging Medicine which was registered in 2006 in Vienna, Austria as ESAAM.
Leading European experts played a significant role in the development of ESAAM. Among them are Prof. Michael Klentze (Germany), Prof. Christos Zouboulis (Germany), Prof. Damiano Galimberti (Italy), Dr. Michael Papacharalambous (Greece), Dr. Ghislaine Beilin (France), Dr. Jean-Pierre Naim (Switzerland), Prof. Cimen Karasu (Turkey). Over the past years, their contribution allowed to found the new European community, hold 10 European Conferences and Congresses, to form a program of educational courses; to establish partnerships with leading European magazines in Longevity field – “Rejuvenation Research”, “Aging Research Review”, “Mechanism of Aging and development” and “Biogerontology”; to arrange National associations for Anti-Age medicine in most European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Switzerland, Great Britain, Russia, Armenia, Latvia, etc). This new wellness and healthy aging philosophy made a foundation for the new commercial projects in the field of anti-age SPA, Medical fitness, Anti-age Beauty Institutes and Multidisciplinary Clinics. Several projects in this area had been initiated and successfully realised by the medical experts of ESAAM: “Orthobiotiki Center” in Athens (www.orthobiotiki.gr), “Aura Medical Clinic” in Prague (www.auraclinic.cz), “Preventive Medicine Clinic Dr. Mario Krause” in Hannover (www.dzip.de), “Lancette” in Gelendzhik (www.cliniclancette.ru) and “Tree of Life” in St. Petersburg (www.antiagingclinic.ru), Elena Baranova Clinic in Monaco (www.baranovamonaco.com).
Outside Europe the most successful results of cooperation between fundamental science and clinical medicine were demonstrated by Japan Anti-Aging Medicine Association JAAM. It was created in 2003 and now has more than eight thousand members. The activity of JAAM is based on multidisciplinary approach and new philosophy of social positioning of Anti-Age medicine in the society as “Uni-Age”, an anti-age medicine without age restrictions (www.anti-aging.gr.jp).