ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
NATHAN FRANCIS MBBS (WA), FRACGP,
MFM, FAMAC, FACNEM, GRAD. DIP. NUT.MED, DIP COG, ABAARM
President, AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing
Dr. Nathan Francis attended Aquinas College in Perth and proceeded to complete his basic medical degree in 1977 at the University of Western Australia. He did 3 years Internship and Residency at Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, followed with degrees in preparation for country practice, namely Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Graduate Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
It was during his time in rural practice that Dr. Francis realised that conventional medicine did not have the answers for many social problems relating to medicine. Additionally life changing circumstances, made him look further into other branches of Medicine.
He completed the Australian Fellowship in Acupuncture Medicine and the Diploma of Hypnosis Medicine. He also worked in a Men’s Wellness Clinic which made him realise the tragedies occurring in Men’s health; he realised there was more to Men’s Health than optimising hormone replacement.
Dr. Francis attended the inaugural Anti-Aging conference in Singapore, in 2003, which emphasised the importance of the integration of General Medicine, Hormone optimisation, Nutritional Medicine and Mind Body strategies.
He then proceeded to complete the Grad. Diploma of Nutritional Medicine from the University of New England, the Australian Fellowship of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, The Australian Fellowship of Anti-Aging Medicine and the American Board certification in Anti-Aging medicine.
Dr. Francis has also completed training in Dr. Bill Walsh and Dr. Karl Pfeiffer’s Outreach programme in the micronutrient therapy of Brain transmitters.
In 2011, Dr, Francis was elected to the office of President of the AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and was appointed as Examiner for the Australian and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
The above formal qualifications and life experiences has provided Dr. Francis to have a truly integrated approach to the issues involving in the Healthy Aging of Body and Mind for this century.
DR ROBERT GOLDMAN, MD,
PhD, DO, FAASP
Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine(WAAAM)
Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine(A4M)
Acting Chairman of The AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine
The driving force
behind the Anti-Ageing Medicine movement since 1997, Dr Bob Goldman is
co-Founder and Chairman of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
and the International Medical Commission overseeing sports medicine committees
in over 176 nations.
He has served as a Special
Advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, and
travels extensively around the world each year to raise awareness of
Anti-Ageing Medicine and sports medicine programs. He is a black belt in
karate, Chinese weapons expert, and world champion athlete with over 20 world
strength records with a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records. Based in
Chicago, Illinois, Dr Goldman is author of more than a dozen books, including
‘The Anti-Ageing Revolution’, ‘Stopping the Clock’, and ‘Brain Fitness’.Order Dr
Goldman’s books from the A5M Bookstore
DARYLL KNOWLES, B.Pharm, MPS, FAPPF, AFAIPM, MAPCP
Daryll Knowles is
the owner of Australian Custom Pharmaceuticals, Australia’s largest compounding
only pharmacy, and is chairman of the Board of NxGen Pharmaceuticals. He graduated from Sydney University in 1980 with a
Bachelor of Pharmacy, and has over 20 years compounding experience. He provided
extensive training and lectures to graduate pharmacists while being a preceptor
for both Sydney Universityand the University of Queensland’s Master of Pharmacy
& Bachelor of Pharmacy Programs. A retail pharmacist for 25 years, Darryl
Knowles was awarded AIPM Pharmacy Manager of the Year in 1995. Daryll has successfully become Board Certified in Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine.
DR TESSA JONES, MBChB, Dipl Obs, FRNZCGP, FACNEM, ABAARM
Dr Tessa Jones
works as a general practitioner in New Zealand. She is based in Wellington
where she directs the Karanga Health Centre, and also practices in Nelson and
Auckland. Since graduating in 1974, Tessa has pursued knowledge about health
through “natural” means. She has completed fellowships in general practise,
nutritional & environmental medicine with ACNEM and in 2007 completed her
Fellowship in Anti-Ageing & Functional Medicine with A4M. Tessa is a
keen educator and lectures internationally with a vision of seeing holistic
medicine taught at an undergraduate level in all medical schools.
DR FARID NASSIF, MB BCh. Hons, FRACGP, Dip P Derm Merit (UK), M Med (Syd Uni)
Dr Farid Nassif is
a General Practitioner in Sydney, Australia. He is a fellow of the Royal
Australian College of general Practitioners and has a diploma in Practical
Dermatology from the UK. He specialises in Skin Cancer diagnosis and treatment,
and cosmetic medicine. His interest in Anti-Ageing medicine has been growing
over many years. Since completing a Masters Degree in Human Reproductive
Medicine and Genetics at Sydney University, where his main thesis was on stem
cells, he has commenced a research project on the role of cancer stem cells in
the initiation and progression of skin cancer.
CHEN CHEN, MD, PHD
Professor and Chair of Endocrinology, School of
Biomedical Sciences, University of QueenslandPrincipal Research Fellow of the
National Health & Medical Research Council
Professor Chen Chen was appointed
Professor and Chair of Endocrinology from 2008 in the University of Queensland
after serving as head of the Endocrine Cell Biology at the Prince Henry’s
Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, 1999-2007. After training as a
Medical Doctor at Shanghai Medical University (now Fudan University Medical
School), he took a MSc (research) of Physiology at Peking Union Medical College
and Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Beijing and then PhD in Neuroscience
from the University of Bordeaux, France in 1989.
He then worked in Glaxo Research
Institute in the U.S.A. He came to Melbourne, Australia in 1992 to continue his
research in Endocrine Cell Biology at the Prince Henry’s Institute before
joining the University of Queensland in 2008.
He is a member of the Editorial
Board of more than 10 international journals, including Endocrinology,
Endocrine, Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. He served
as Chair or Organizing Committee member of several international conferences,
including forthcoming Australia-China Biomedical Conference in Melbourne 2011.
He is also a Principal Research Fellow of Australian NHMRC.