Founder President, Dato Dr S Harnams Journey
He could not just imagine seeing nations packed with nursing homes for the elderly. So something had to be done. This was when he met Dr Robert Goldman, who was in Melaka as a judge at a bodybuilding competition there. He had heard about this famous gentleman. He decided to drive up to Melaka with 3 others. Dr Goldman graciously shared his valuable time and enlightened him on what Anti-Aging Medicine was all about. Later with great dedication Dr Goldman delivered an eye opening lecture which was attended by many physicians’. That is the beginning of the birth and history of Anti-Aging Medicine in Malaysia.
The path was not easy but he persevered. The society’s membership of doctors saw an increase in registration over the years. As the membership grew, the Ministry of Health took notice of the President’s effort. Dato Dr S Harnam is a well-respected man and many a time his opinion has been sought by the Ministry of Health concerning Anti Aging Medicine.
The President and his executive committee organized the First Conference and Exhibition on Anti Aging Medicine which was held at the Nikko Hotel on May 1 – 3, 2004. Following a good jump start that year, the conferences and exhibitions have been held on an annual basis. Our society has since seen an increase in both in the participants and sponsors. Both local and international fraternities look forward to this annual event.
Founder President’s Achievements in Anti-Aging Medicine
Since then he has been invited to speak at many national and international conferences in US, UK, Spain, Turkey, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.
It was indeed a pleasure and a privilege for Dato Dr S Harnam to bestow a citation on to Dr Robert Goldman at the 12th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine in December 2004, in Las Vegas on the conferment of the First Honorary Fellowship of SAAMM.