The rapid rise of cardiometabolic disease and risk factors in children and adolescents is a huge cause of concern now and in the future. According to the CDC, close to 14 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years have obesity in the US, with the prevalence increasing by more than 33% in the last two decades. In turn, this increase in obesity is strongly associated with increased rates of hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, as well as increased overall cardiovascular risk in the pediatric population.
The roots of cardiometabolic disease begin in childhood, but clinicians may not feel confident about screening, diagnosing and treating these conditions early on. This stems from a host of multi-factorial issues, including a lack of solid evidence-base for this population compared to adults, limited treatment options, and lack of familiarity with current guideline recommendations and evidence. Addressing the full spectrum of cardiometabolic disease and risk in this population is of paramount importance, and during this meeting you will hear from leading experts on practical strategies to improve cardiometabolic health for your pediatric patients.
Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS
Elaine M. Urbina, M.D., M.S., is Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Director of Preventive Cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She began her research career with the Bogalusa Heart Study (BHS) under the leadership of Dr. Gerald Berenson in 1991 where she supervised non-invasive CV imaging studies on younger adults for over a decade. In 2003 she moved to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to begin research in cardiovascular assessment in adolescents with obesity-related CV risk factors. She has been continuously funded for research by the US National Institutes of Health and/or the American Heart Association since 1994.
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.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
All sessions are in Eastern Time
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM
Opening Remarks and Introduction
Chair: Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Big Picture of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in the Pediatric Population
Jessica G. Woo, MHSA, PhD
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lifestyle Interventions to Tackle the Cardiometabolic Burden
Carissa Baker-Smith MD, MS
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Tackling Pediatric Obesity: Utilizing the Full Spectrum of Available Tools
Aaron Kelly, PhD
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Challenging Cases, Panel Discussion, Audience Q & A: Lifestyle Interventions to Tackle Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents