Featured Sessions & Events
Genetics to Therapeutics: The Role of PCSK9
Thursday, October 22, 2015 • 8:10 - 8:40am
Jay D. Horton, MD
Dr. Robert C. & Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity and Diabetes
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
Chief, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center
The PCSK9 gene was discovered in 2003, and the first PCSK9 inhibitor may reach the clinic this year, a mere 12 years after PCSK9 was identified. As a researcher who was among the original groups that cloned the PCSK9 gene before anyone realized what its function was, Dr. Jay Horton will provide insight on why PCSK9 inhibitors have developed so rapidly, pointing to the combination of molecular biology and human genetics.
Update on Leptin and Metabolic Disease
Friday, October 23, 2015 • 11:15 - 11:45am
Jeffrey M. Friedman, MD, PhD
Professor, Rockefeller University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
New York, NY
It was Dr. Jeffrey Friedman's laboratory that originally identified the hormonal signal leptin and its receptors, and discovered that leptin regulates food intake, body weight, and many other physiologic processes.
The Science Behind Heart Healthy Nutrition and Weight Management
Friday, October 23, 2015 • 1:45 - 2:15pm
Frank M. Sacks, MD
Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Nutrition Department, Harvard School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine
Channing Division of Network Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Does the type of diet you follow really matter for weight loss? Are there any advantages to such diets as low glycemic, or high or low protein? These are some of the questions Dr. Frank Sacks will address in his keynote presentation that will focus on healthy and unhealthy dietary patterns.
Insulin and Beta Cell Replacement: From Secretion to Action
Saturday, October 24, 2015 • 10:15 - 10:45am
Michael R. Rickels, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicin
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Michael Rickels, who has also been Medical Director for the Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant Program at the University of Pennsylvania since 2008, will present information from his team's ongoing research in type 1 diabetes. Among patients with T1DM who experience recurrent severe hypoglycemia, Dr. Rickels and his team have been evaluating the transplantation of intact islets that have been isolated from the pancreas of deceased donors and then infused into the portal vein of a T1DM recipient.
EXPLORE THE CMHC 2015 EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
CMHC offers an expanded exhibit hall showcasing technological innovations, products, and prevention tools to improve your practice.
5 REASONS TO VISIT
- Browse 50+ exhibits from leading pharmaceutical, device, technology, health & wellness companies to stay current with the latest therapeutic advances.
- Connect with CMHC faculty and have your questions answered in the Meet the Experts Lounge.
- Stay energized and clear your mind with complimentary coffee and healthy snack breaks.
- Meet authors and receive signed copies of leading medical textbooks during the CMHC Book Signing event.
- Complete your Exhibitor Passport for a chance to win multiple prizes including a Rolex Watch!
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2 SPECIAL EVENTS RAFFLE & PRIZES
Join your colleagues and distinguished faculty in the Exhibit Hall for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails - the perfect place to meet the Who's Who in the cardiometabolic arena!
Thursday, October 22nd · 6:00 - 7:00pm
10TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Friday, October 23rd · 5:00 - 6:00pm
Arrive Early for a Chance to Win an Apple Watch or Surface Pro!
Check in at the Registration Desk by 11:00am on Wednesday, October 21 to be entered to win.