2014 CME Symposia - Dinner Symposium A

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CME Dinner Symposium A

Friday · 7:00 ? 9:00pm

Improving Awareness and Outcomes in Lipodystrophy Syndromes:
Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Evolving Therapeutic Strategies

Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca | Endorsed by Lipodystrophy United

Symposium Overview

This symposium, endorsed by the Lipodystrophy United, will discuss the signs and symptoms of lipodystrophy, a rare disorder characterized by selective loss of adipose tissue. If not adequately treated, patients with lipodystrophy remain at risk for severe life-threatening complications and chronic morbidity, such as pancreatitis, end-stage liver or renal disease, accelerated atherosclerosis, and cardiomyopathy. The faculty will explain the metabolic consequences of the disease and present evidence-based treatment recommendations. A Lipodystrophy United Patient Advocate will provide the unique perspective of an individual living with the disease to help overcome common barriers to early recognition and treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Elaborate on signs and symptoms that might alert a clinician as to the presence of lipodystrophy.
  • Incorporate clinical practice guidelines on lipodystrophy into clinical practice to assist in the diagnosis and management of lipodystrophy.
  • List metabolic consequences of lipodystrophy and discuss the impact of these consequences on long-term outcomes.
  • Identify traditional therapies used to treat the metabolic consequences associated with lipodystrophy.
  • Describe how leptin replacement therapy reverses metabolic consequences of generalized lipodystrophy.
  • Evaluate clinical trial data on recombinant leptin therapy.

Preliminary Agenda & Faculty

7:00 ? 7:10pm Introductory Remarks Chairperson: Abhimanyu Garg, MD
7:10 ? 7:30pm Understanding of the Physiologic Role of Adipose Tissue Presenter: Abhimanyu Garg, MD
7:30 ? 7:50pm Identification, Diagnosis, and Metabolic Consequences of Lipodystrophy Presenter: Elif A. Oral, MD
7:50 ? 8:10pm Novel Strategies for the Management of Lipodystrophy and its Metabolic Complications Presenter: Rebecca J. Brown, MD
8:10 ? 8:30pm The Faces of Lipodystrophy: A Call to Action Presenter: Andra Stratton
Sponsored by Lipodystrophy United
8:30 ? 9:00pm Exploring Synergistic Approaches to Improve Metabolic Complications in a Person with Lipodystrophy:
Interactive, Case-Based Scenarios, Panel Discussion and Debate along with Audience Q&A
Moderator: Abhimanyu Garg, MD
Discussants: Rebecca J. Brown, MD; Elif A. Oral, MD; Andra Stratton

Abhimanyu Garg, MD

  • Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Rebecca J. Brown, MD

  • Assistant Clinical Investigator
  • National Institute of Diabetes
    and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • National Institutes of Health

Elif A. Oral, MD

  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Director, Post-Bariatric Surgery Clinic
  • Medical Director
  • Univ. of Michigan Hospital & Health Systems
  • Bariatric Surgery Program

Andra Stratton

  • Co-Founder and President
  • Lipodystrophy United

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