Summit

CMHC West Women’s Health Summit:
Navigating Female Cardiometabolic Care

Spearheaded and chaired by Pamela Morris, MD—expert on female cardiovascular risk and co-director of the Women’s Heart Care Program at the Medical University of South Carolina—this one-day workshop will explore the unique challenges faced by women in cardiometabolic health. The symposium will highlight the most clinically current topics & research pertaining to women's cardiovascular health, cardiometabolic care, metabolism, obesity & diabetes, and more, and deliver attendees best practices for implementing effective approaches into practice. Given the previous success of the pre-conference "Women's Health Summit: Cardiometabolic Health Across the Lifespan" at the 13th Annual CMHC, this summit is specifically based upon attendees' requests, feedback, and needs.


“Great job, Pamela Morris…long overdue session for this phenomenal conference. So grateful for this high-quality series of sessions—and glad I made it to the CMHC conference one day earlier than I had planned.”

—CMHC Boston 2018 Attendee

  • Recognize obesity as a disease, and learn a comprehensive approach to its management: including physical activity, nutrition, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery
  • Develop individualized treatment regimens to manage dyslipidemia for both primary and secondary CVD prevention, based on the new cholesterol guidelines and latest evidence surrounding the efficacy & safety of pharmacological treatments
  • Interpret the changing epidemiology, characteristics, and most recent clinical trial data on the management of heart failure
  • Outline strategies to effectively integrate current guideline recommendations for hypertension in clinical practice
  • Apply individualized treatment strategies for type 2 diabetes, utilizing the latest guidelines and evidence for intensification of treatments that aim to improve morbidity and enhance patient outcomes
  • Summarize specific risk factors and optimal approaches to manage cardiometabolic health in women