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This year’s World Congress on Healthy Aging (WCHA 2015) is being held right here in Sandton next month.

According to Time magazine: “We live in extraordinary times. And thanks to medical and scientific advances that even a generation ago would have sounded like science fiction, our lives are getting longer.”

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to listen to the world’s leading experts on aging during a series of consumer workshops.

An event not-to-be-missed, with the advantage of paying only for the talks that you wish to attend, this year’s congress, promises to be a hard act to follow.

Below we profileDR SLY NEDIC, one of the health experts who will be joined by  other recognised experts in  aesthetics to discuss:  Anti-Aging : Trends in anti-aging therapies.

“Everyone wants to live longer, and science is starting to make that happen. But living better will be the real challenge—and opportunity” – Time magazine February 2015

Who is Dr Sly Nedic?

Dr Sly Nedic

Dr Sly Nedic is a director & founder of 8th Sense medi-spa in Sandton where she passionately combines Aesthetic medical treatments with Anti-Aging Medicine, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Prevention Genetic testing. That makes this practice unique in offering treatments for aging on the inside and outside for both women and men.

She is Board certified doctor of WOSAAM (World Organization Society Of Anti-Aging Medicine), a member of IHS (International Hormone Society) and A 4M (American Academy of Anti Aging medicine)

Dr Nedic is a member of advisory board of Prime Anti-aging Magazine (Europe),A2 Aesthetic Magazine, Health Intelligence Magazine, Academy Reunis for Prevention Genetic Testing (Luxembourg) and member of Longevity magazine panel.

Dr Nedic has more than 20 years of medical experience and she is an accredited expert for Thermage medical procedure, accredited doctor for advanced Filler techniques ,Botox and Mesotherapy(France), Master courses (Paris), an accredited Dr by Laboratories Reunis – Europe for comprehensive genetic testing (diploma in Genetics by Academy Reunis). Dr Nedic is an author of many articles and lecturer at the Anti-aging congresses internationally and locally.

Dr Nedic has extensive knowledge in all aesthetic treatments, non-invasive facial rejuvenation and body sculpturing, as well as anti-aging medical treatments through World Congresses, Workshops, Master classes that she attends regularly.

Dr Sly Nedic shares how she lives her brand:

I chose to work in the health industry because ever since I was a child I have wanted to be a medical doctor. I believed then that having the ability to make a difference in people’s lives was the most powerful feeling, and I was right.

My greatest health asset is my adrenal glands. I had adrenal fatigue about 15 years ago.  Adrenals are the main organs which respond to every day stress, keeping this stress at bay is imperative to my life. I now use my integrative medical knowledge to nourish my adrenals and manage my stress.

The piece of life changing health advice that I can give others is that generalized advice is a passé. Personalization is the only way to deliver substantial health, wellbeing and anti aging. My advice to everyone is to conscientiously invest in health, as it is the wealth of the 21st century.

My greatest achievement so far has been my career choice. I am living my dream. To be able to make people look and feel like the best version of themselves, by using science based medicine, is my biggest achievement.

The health lesson that I have learned which personally changed my life is to question convention medication. During the peak of my chronic fatigue I developed a serious autoimmune disease and it was suggested to me that I should be treated by conventional medical doctors with very toxic chronic medication (with an uncertain outcome.)That is when I chose to change my profession. I underwent specialization in integrative medicine. This type of medicine finds and treats the root of a problem. It helped me restore my health and that’s what I am doing for my patients.

If I could change one thing about myself it would be to live my life going forward so as to have no future regrets. I used to work very long hours and missed out on spending important time with my daughter. I do not want to foster further such regrets.

I would like to die by choice, on a beautiful day, when I am old and know that I am ready to surrender to that feeling, just like my Grandmother did. She is my hero.

My motto is: If I can return at least one starfish into to the ocean when it is lost on the beach it is worth it. I apply this to the health and wellbeing of my patients.

Join  Dr Sly Nedic on 2nd August at WCHA 2015

Topic: Anti-Ageing : Trends in anti-ageing therapies (11:30 – 13:30)

Dr Sly Nedic joins wellness experts:

Dr Vivien Jandera – Head of Plastic Surgeons Association – on invasive therapies

Dr Riekie Smit – Aesthetic doctor and head of Association of Cosmetic Doctors –  on non-invasive therapies

Dr Anushka Reddy – GP specialising in aesthetics and founder of Cosmedica  – on liquid facelifts

Dr David Presbury – Dermatologist (lasers)

Dr Salome Gurgenidze – Gp specialising in aesthetics

Chair:  Gisele Wertheim Aymes – CEO of Longevity

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TO FIND OUT WHICH CONSUMER WORKSHOP IS BEST FOR YOU, GO TO and find all the details to register for the WCHA 2015. It just takes a few clicks from the World Congress on Healthy Aging’s home page.


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This post has been curated by a Longevity Live editor for the website.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.