Tarsus, through the acquisition of Medical Conferences International (MCII)in 2006, owns and manages global events and educational resources in the field of anti-aging and preventive medicine.
- 23% revenue growth of educational centres.
- 4,000 doctors undertaking the Fellowship programme.
- 1.8 million unique visitors to www.a4m.com site in 2011.
MCII works in partnership with The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) which is the world's largest non-profit scientific society of physicians and scientists dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to slow the aging process.
The average annual growth in US national healthcare expenditure through 2019 is estimated at 6.3% and annual healthcare expenditure is projected to exceed $4 trillion by 2015. Clearly, this creates significant growth opportunities for A4M, which has created a unique and unrivalled position in the promotion of a wellness- oriented model of advanced clinical preventive medicine. This fast-growing medical specialty is achieving demonstrable and objective results that beneficially impact the degenerative diseases of aging. Thousands of physicians and practitioners in private medical offices, as well as at some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals around the world, now embrace the anti-aging medical model.
This Group is unique in its provision of comprehensive and hands-on clinical training programmes and certification in the area of preventive, anti-aging, regenerative and functional medicine, delivering high-level educational content through a combination of live conferences, exhibitions, workshops and a certified Fellowship Programme.
Tarsus own and manage exhibitions across the US and the Middle East and through a network of partners also operate events globally, including China, Thailand, Bali, Brazil and Mexico. Alongside the exhibitions there are a series of conferences, workshops and practical case-studies presenting recent breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of aging-related disorders as well as therapeutic and aesthetic procedures. For many doctors these events contribute to their continued medical education and their professional accreditation as anti-aging and aesthetic specialists.
The Fellowship Programmes are university-affiliated and professionally certified postgraduate courses which set an international standard of practice in education in this sector.
3,500 doctors are currently undertaking the FAARM Fellowship Programme and the number being certified is increasing rapidly. The Group offers doctors the opportunity to take Fellowships in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Aesthetic Medicine, Integrative Cancer Therapy and Stem Cell research.
2010 saw the launch of an e-learning platform, enabling doctors to study the Fellowship course material online. This has opened up a significant new audience and opportunity by making the educational programmes more widely accessible not just within the USA but also internationally. Since launch, over xxx doctors have partic- ipated in the online course, and this rapid growth is set to continue.
In addition to the events and Fellowship, Tarsus also manages the www.a4m.com website which provides comprehensive information on global anti-aging events and serves as the primary source of information for medical professionals working in the field of anti-aging, regenerative and aesthetic medicine.