CMHC 2014 Symposium: Improving Awareness and Outcomes in Lipodystrophy Syndromes
This webcast will discuss the signs and symptoms of lipodystrophy, a rare disorder characterized by selective loss of adipose tissue. If not adequately treated, patients with lipodystrophy remain at risk for severe life-threatening complications and chronic morbidity, such as pancreatitis, end-stage liver or renal disease, accelerated atherosclerosis, and cardiomyopathy. The faculty will explain the metabolic consequences of the disease and present evidence-based treatment recommendations. A Lipodystrophy United Patient Advocate will provide the unique perspective of an individual living with the disease.
Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca
CMHC 2014 Symposium: Improving Awareness and Outcomes in Lipodystrophy Syndromes
Activity Title: Improving Awareness and Outcomes in Lipodystrophy Syndromes: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Evolving Therapeutic Strategies
Activity Format: Video Webcast
Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours
Release Date: January 30, 2015
Expiration Date: January 30, 2016
Credit Type(s) Available: ACCME, ANCC, CDR
Maximum Credits: 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Provided By: This activity is jointly provided by HealthScience Media, Inc. and Medical Education Resources, Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.
This video webcast, endorsed by the Lipodystrophy United, will discuss the signs and symptoms of lipodystrophy, a rare disorder characterized by selective loss of adipose tissue. If not adequately treated, patients with lipodystrophy remain at risk for severe life-threatening complications and chronic morbidity, such as pancreatitis, end-stage liver or renal disease, accelerated atherosclerosis, and cardiomyopathy. The faculty will explain the metabolic consequences of the disease and present evidence-based treatment recommendations. A Lipodystrophy United Patient Advocate will provide the unique perspective of an individual living with the disease to help overcome common barriers to early recognition and treatment.
To improve patient outcomes through early identification and intervention strategies for patients with, or at risk of developing, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
This activity is designed for advanced-level clinicians responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cardiometabolic risk. Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Elaborate on signs and symptoms that might alert a clinician as to the presence of lipodystrophy.
Incorporate clinical practice guidelines on lipodystrophy into clinical practice to assist in the diagnosis and management of lipodystrophy.
List metabolic consequences of lipodystrophy and discuss the impact of these consequences on long-term outcomes.
Identify traditional therapies used to treat the metabolic consequences associated with lipodystrophy.
Describe how leptin replacement therapy reverses metabolic consequences of generalized lipodystrophy.
Evaluate clinical trial data on recombinant leptin therapy.
Abhimanyu Garg, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
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