14th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress

CMHC Accreditation

Activity Title:

14th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress

Activity Date:

October 10-13, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois

Target Audience

The CMHC is designed for advanced level clinicians responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cardiometabolic risk including cardiologists, endocrinologists, diabetologists, lipidologists, pharmacists, primary care clinicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other allied health professionals.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

The ever-increasing presence of cardiometabolic risk continues to be a major challenge for health care providers in the United States. Current estimates suggest approximately 23% - 38% of all U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome, a constellation of cardiometabolic risk factors, including excessive abdominal fat, insulin resistance, inflammation, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Patients with multiple cardiometabolic risk factors have twice the likelihood of developing and dying from cardiovascular disease and more than seven times the risk of developing diabetes compared to those with no cardiometabolic risk factors. Cardiovascular disease currently affects approximately 83.6 million U.S. adults (> 1 in 3) and is the leading cause of U.S. deaths; however, this CVD burden is expected to increase.

This sampling of sobering statistics points to a rapidly growing epidemic of cardiovascular and metabolic disease and calls to the forefront the need for medical education focused on all aspects of cardiometabolic risk. The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) presents an especially valuable venue for this educational outreach bringing together faculty members from multiple disciplines, including cardiology, endocrinology, and primary care, to lead sessions that foster a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to care.

The 2019 CMHC will translate the latest cutting-edge medical research into practical, clinical strategies for preventing, delaying, diagnosing, treating, and managing cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. The goal is to provide the medical community with evidence-based interventions that they can apply immediately in clinical practice to improve health outcomes and quality of life for the growing numbers of patients at increased cardiometabolic risk.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the interrelationships among cardiometabolic risk factors and their impact on the development of cardiometabolic diseases, including diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease.
  • Interpret the latest evidence and guidelines for the prevention, screening, and treatment of the complex patient with cardiometabolic risk or cardiometabolic disease.
  • Outline strategies aimed at timely screening and prevention of cardiometabolic disease, including biomarkers, imaging, genetic risk assessment, and lifestyle modifications.
  • Develop individualized treatment regimens for patients with cardiometabolic disease based on the efficacy and safety of current and new pharmacotherapies, patient comorbidities and preferences to optimize outcomes.
  • Summarize recent evidence for emerging therapies in order to stay current with the most recent updates in the cardiometabolic field.
  • Employ strategies that promote patient-centered care, including patient communication and education, in order to optimize adherence to treatment regimens.
  • Recognize the role of real-world evidence, data science, and technology in aiding and improving care for cardiometabolic diseases.


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Program Agenda

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CMHC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 21 contact hour(s) (2.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is an application-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) will be provided.


The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 21 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.


Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (CDR Provider #3631) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 21 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity.

This is a Level II activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


The World Obesity/Clinical Care committee decided that the further learning value, quality and structure of the 14th Annual CMHC comply with Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) principles. This event has been accredited with 4 SCOPE Points which count towards SCOPE Certification.

SCOPE Certification is conferred by the World Obesity Federation and is the internationally-recognized standard of excellence in obesity management. SCOPE Certification is awarded to health professionals with obesity management experience who have earned 12 SCOPE points.

For questions regarding SCOPE points, please contact info@cardiometabolichealth.org.


Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Disclosures will be provided on the mobile app. Please check back online at a later date.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.


This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Learners may earn up to a maximum of 27.75 AMA/ACPE/ABIM MOC, 27.5 ANCC, or 29 CDR credit hours by attending all General Sessions and CME Satellite Symposia. If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID:

Course Title and Date Course ID

CMHC General Sessions – October 10-13


CME Breakfast Symposium A – October 11, 6:30 – 7:45 am
Addressing the Unmet Need of Diabetic Kidney Disease Progression: Beyond SGLT-2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Ras


CME Lunch Symposium A – October 11, 12:20 – 1:35 pm
Reducing Cardiovascular Risk: A Paradigm Shift in T2DM Management


CME Breakfast Symposium A – October 12, 6:30 – 7:45 am
The Potassium Dilemma in HF and CKD: Challenges and Advancements in the Management of Hyperkalemia


CME General Session – October 12, 8:30 – 9:00 am
Treatment of High-Risk Patients with CVD and Elevated TGs: REDUCE-IT and Beyond


CME Lunch Symposium A – October 12, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Challenges and Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction


CME Lunch Symposium B – October 12, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Advances in Iron Repletion Therapy: Addressing the Burden of Iron Deficiency in Patients with Heart Failure to Improve Outcomes and Quality of Life


CME Dinner Symposium – October 12, 7:20 – 8:35 pm
Managing LDL-C to Reduce ASCVD Risk: Recent Advancements and Strategies to Optimize Patient Outcomes


For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14194. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service.


There is registration fee for this educational activity, registration information can be found here.

Educational Grant Support

The 14th Annual CMHC is supported in part by an independent and unrestricted educational grant from Merck. Please continue to check this page for updates.

For educational symposia support information, including accreditation, please visit this page.