2014 CME Symposia - Breakfast Symposium B

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CME Breakfast Symposium B

Thursday · 6:15 - 7:45am

Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiometabolic Disease

Sponsored by the American College of Cardiology in collaboration with the National Minority Quality Forum and the Association of Black Cardiologists | Supported in part by educational grants from Arbor Pharmaceuticals and Merck & Co.

Symposium Overview

Multiple mechanisms interact in complex ways to contribute to health status, including social class, genetics, personal health behavior and utilization of medical care. Our faculty will provide systemic approaches to reduce disparities and proven clinical strategies to combat cardiometabolic disease in ethnic minority populations. This symposium is jointly provided by the American College of Cardiology, in collaboration with the National Minority Quality Forum and Association of Black Cardiologists.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the burden of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and related cardio-renal complications associated with different racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
  • Identify and address environmental, genetic, provider and patient barriers to the optimal assessment and management of cardiometabolic diseases in racial/ethnic minorities.
  • Choose specific preventative and treatment strategies for cardiometabolic risk in specific racial/ethnic minorities.
  • Recognize novel approaches to reducing health disparities with regard to cardiometabolic disease.

Preliminary Agenda & Faculty

6:15 - 6:20am Introductions/Opening Remarks Chairperson: Laurence Sperling, MD
6:20 - 6:35am Epidemiological Profiles of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiometabolic Disease Presenter: Laurence Sperling, MD
6:35 - 6:50am Systems Approaches and Priorities for Prevention in At-Risk Populations Presenter: JoAnne M. Foody, MD
6:50 - 7:15am Prevalence, Trends and Medical Treatment: Racial and Ethnic Group Differences in Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Hypertension and Heart Failure in African Americans
  • Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome in African Americans
  • Ethnic Disparities in Asian-Americans
Presenter: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
7:15 - 7:30am Unique Racial/Ethnic Aspects of Cardiorenal Metabolic Syndrome and Associated CVD Presenter: Kris Vijay, MD
7:30 - 7:45am Panel Discussion and Q&A Moderator: Laurence Sperling, MD
Discussants: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD; JoAnne M. Foody, MD; Kris Vijay, MD

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
  • New Orleans, LA

JoAnne M. Foody, MD

  • Medical Director
  • Cardiovascular Wellness Program
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Associate Professor
  • Harvard Medical School

Laurence S. Sperling, MD

  • Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Director, The Center for Heart Disease Prevention
  • Emory University School of Medicine

Kris Vijay, MD

  • Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center
  • Scottsdale, Arizona

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