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.
About CMHC Live Online
CMHC Live Online 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 Live Online 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 Live Online 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.