It is our great pleasure to host the 18th Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine and we, the Department of Dermatology, Nara Hospital, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine and Kindai University Anti-Aging Center are thrilled to welcome you all. Coincidentally, the meeting overlaps the 10th year anniversary of Kindai University Anti-Aging Center. The Anti-Aging Center is an organization which practices alongside several faculties, such as the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Agriculture, Athletics, and Faculty of Architecture. It is a tremendous honor to be in this position at the timing of our Center’s anniversary, and at the same time, we must focus and tighten up our mind set in taking on this great responsibility. I would humbly like to express my gratitude to all Society members.
The importance of basic research on anti-aging medicine has become more recognized by the general public. The significance of this Society is that our existence will serve society by providing benefits from the point of view of practical and cross sectional studies. Of course it is important to carry this put based on evidence. And I sincerely hope that we could organize our meeting so that all participants, from basic researchers to clinical practitioners of various fields, can all enjoy.
Anti-aging medicine covers several comprehensive themes of interest: physical activities, diet, and mental health (brain); weight training or aerobics exercise, metabolic cycle such as nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), the mitochondrial energy metabolism, the organ to organ communications such as sleep and cerebral function or brain-gut interaction are being dealt with. Our meeting allows participants to listen in on multiple fields, which translates to how one session is able to cultivate understandings for the progression of each field. The multidisciplinary and division of multiple fields are what characterizes our meeting. Actually, it appears that there is difficulty separating disease from aging. The significance of exosome, epigenome or genome, preventative medicine, precision medicine, and personalized medicine are also substantial themes.
Our meeting would also like to collaborate with the Society’s sectional meeting called, Anti-Aging Society in Physical Appearance (Mitame). In addition, if we address the concept of exposome, which is an organism that is composed of the relationship to the external environment, then anti-aging medicine should examine the issue of environmental circumstances as well. The surroundings of living conditions (light, sound, air, chemicals, etc.) are also important factors (intestinal, biological flora on the surface of the skin is also considered external environment). At the moment, the study of the epigenome has been advancing and I would like everyone to deliberate from this viewpoint. I believe we will have magnificent content once again thanks to the continued support from the Program Committee.
I look forward to further scientific advancement in the fields of physical activities, diet, mental health (brain), and environment from this meeting.
The 18th Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine (JAAM)
Chair, Hidekazu Yamada, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Nara Hospital Kindai University Faculty of Medicine Deputy Director, Anti-Aging Center, Kindai University