Cardiometabolic Health and Sleep Disorders
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It is clear that lifestyle plays an important role in both the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disease. In addition to nutrition and physical activity, sleep is a key lifestyle behavior that has a tremendous role in cardiometabolic health, but it is often the "forgotten" pillar.

Sleep disorders, including sleep-disordered breathing, insomnia, and obstructive sleep apnea are known risk factors for obesity, hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, heart failure, and more. As such, recognizing the impact of sleep disorders on cardiometabolic health and how to address them should be part of comprehensive lifestyle modifications for cardiometabolic disease prevention or treatment. During this meeting, you will have a chance to hear from multidisciplinary experts about the links between sleep disorders and cardiometabolic health, as well as practical approaches for screening, referral, or treatment.


Virend K. Somers, MD

Virend K. Somers, MD

Virend Kristen Somers received his Medicine degree from the University of Natal in South Africa. He was then awarded a Nuffield Dominion Scholarship to Oxford University where he received his Doctor of Philosophy Degree. He subsequently completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Internal Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Iowa, where he served as Director of the Cardiovascular Neurophysiology Laboratory.

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About CMHC Masterclass

CMHC Masterclass is a series of CME/CE live and archived online learning events directly connecting attendees to the foremost experts in cardiometabolic health from the setting of their choosing. Through an interactive and easy-to-navigate online format, CMHC Masterclass will provide the opportunity to join world-renowned clinical practitioners, researchers, and educators in taking a deep investigative dive into the latest knowledge in cardiometabolic health available.

Plus, CMHC Masterclass will be recorded and archived for one year, providing attendees that participated in the livestream with opportunities to revisit the sessions, as well as those unable to attend the livestream with the option to watch the archived sessions and receive credit for up to one year.


Saturday, May 22, 2021

All sessions are in Eastern Time
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Opening Remarks and Introduction
Virend K. Somers, MD, PhD
8:05 AM - 8:50 AM An Introduction to Sleep Disorders: Principles of Sleep Health
Reena Mehra, MD, MS
8:50 AM - 9:35 AM Sleep Deprivation and Cardiometabolic Risk
Eve Van Cauter, PhD
9:35 AM - 10:20 AM Sleep Disorders and Type 2 Diabetes
Naresh M. Punjabi, MD, PhD
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Virend K. Somers, MD, PhD
Panelists: Reena Mehra, MD, MS; Eve Van Cauter, PhD; Naresh M. Punjabi, MD, PhD
10:50 AM - 10:55 AM 5-Min Break
10:55 AM - 11:55 AM CME Symposium
The Nexus of Narcolepsy and Cardiometabolic Risk: Important Considerations and Implications for Management

Chair: Virend K. Somers, MD, PhD
Faculty: Lee A. Surkin, MD; Phyllis C. Zee, MD
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
11:55 AM - 12:00 PM 5-Min Break
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Disparities in Sleep Disorders and Cardiometabolic Consequences
Susan Redline, MD, MPH
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Sleep Disorders and Atrial Fibrillation
Tomas Konecny, MD, FAHA
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Sleep Disorders and MI/Sudden Death
Apoor S. Gami, MD, FHRS
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM 5-Min Break
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Panel Discussion & Closing Remarks
Moderator: Virend K. Somers, MD, PhD
Panelists: Apoor S. Gami, MD, FHRS; Tomas Konecny, MD, FAHA; Susan Redline, MD, MPH

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What to Expect

What To Expect 1

Discover the Latest Advancements in Cardiometabolic Health

Examine the most recent results from clinical trials as well as the most valuable tools, techniques, and technologies in the field.

What To Expect 2

Live Education from Anywhere You Choose

With sessions streamed live, participants will be able to ask questions and hear direct responses from faculty members throughout the conference.

What To Expect 3

CME/CE Certified Education

Both the live and archived educational sessions will be certified for ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE credits.

What To Expect 4

1 Year of Online Access

Access the entirety of the conference--including session recordings, resources, and more-- for a full year after the event ends.

What To Expect 5

Engage Directly with World-Renowned Faculty Members

Interact with and learn directly from the clinical leaders in the field through an interactive online chat.

What To Expect 6

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Visit exhibitors and sponsors in the Virtual Exhibit Hall to stay apprised of the latest cardiometabolic products and services in the industry.

What To Expect 6

Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Partners

Join CMHC in Advancing Education in Cardiometabolic Health by becoming an exhibitor or sponsor within the new CMHC Masterclass platform!


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