Greeting Bruno Lunenfeld

brunoDear Colleagues,

On behalf of ISSAM’s organizing committee I would like to welcome you to the 12th ISSAM congress it be held in November 28 - December 01 2019 at the Russia, Novokuznetsk.

In June 28 1997 a group of devoted scientists registered the International Society of the Aging Male (ISSAM) at the Royal Society of Medicine in London with the objective of promoting research, study and education on all matters relating to men’s health.

Building on the foundations of the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing in 1982 and the UN Principles for Older Persons and recognizing the projections for population ageing, the World Health Organization’s Ageing and Health Programme in collaboration with the International Society for the Study of the ageing Male (ISSAM) is advocating a gender-specific approach to healthy ageing

ISSAM has become the leading society in the field and membership provides access to a global forum that mobilizes talent, energy and resources to allow men to age in good health and dignity. ISSAM promotes the acquisition, critical evaluation and dissemination of relevant information through its journal The Aging Male, as well as sponsoring multidisciplinary task forces and international research efforts.

Evidence-based lifespan strategies for successful ageing must be adopted, with appropriate adaptation for older people to cater for the heterogeneity and complexity of later life. A better understanding of molecular mechanisms of ageing, embedded in a translational matrix of medicine, is an absolute requirement for the design of new clinical procedures for improved prevention, early diagnosis and management of age-associated deficiencies, dysfunctions and diseases .This will result in better application of results from basic and clinical research into everyday practice.

Implementing preventive health strategies, decreasing, delaying or preventing frailty, lung, breast prostate and colon cancer, cardiovascular and mental disease, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and osteopeniamay increase health expectancy, and permit men and women as long as possible to age in health and dignity. These subjects will be discussed during this meeting with a special emphasize on Sarcopenia, obesity and oxidative stress. We are especially thankful to the Novokuznetsk Institute for Advanced Medical Studies who will host our meeting as well as to our sponsors to make this meeting possible.

Looking forward to meet you hopingit will be of benefit to you and your patients.

Bruno Lunenfeld MD PhD