Conference Overview

April 8-10, 2022

Great Debates in Cardiometabolic Medicine:

CMHC Spring 2022

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


World-renowned experts will present on the latest developments in cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, obesity & lifestyle, type 2 diabetes, lipids, and more.

The meeting will include extensive expert panel discussions and debates, as well as ample opportunities for audience Q & A, with the goal of enhancing the interactions with thought leaders and to help clinicians walk away with practical advice to apply directly to patient care.

What to Expect

Highlighting the most clinically current, relevant, and applicable education in the field of cardiometabolic health, this conference allows attendees to learn specific strategies to combat the growing epidemic of cardiovascular disease.

Access the Latest Clinical Education

Through three days of comprehensive clinical education in cardiometabolic health, attendees will have the opportunity to learn the latest data and expert perspectives to improve patient care across several disease areas, including obesity, lifestyle medicine, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cardiorenal risk.

Hear From World-Renowned Faculty, Clinicians, & Speakers

Each lecture & session at CMHC is carefully curated and planned by our faculty, including a panel of Chairpersons that represent the most respected & renowned leaders in the field.

Network & Socializing Opportunities with Peers

Develop new connections with like-minded peers through numerous networking opportunities designed to foster engaging social environments.

Interactive Learning with World Renowned Faculty Members

Engage directly with a multitude of leaders who are shaping the field of cardiometabolic medicine.

Conference Chairs & SPC

Conference Faculty

Conference Agenda

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
CME Symposium
8:00 AM
Chair Introduction
George L. Bakris, MD
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Outcomes Trials in Heart Failure
I. SGLT-2is and ARNI Across the HF Spectrum – Alanna A. Morris MD
II. New and Emerging Treatment Targets in Heart Failure
III. HF Challenging Cases & Expert Panel Discussion
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Outcomes Trials in Chronic Kidney Disease
I. An Update on SGLT-2is in CKD – Katherine R. Tuttle, MD
II. Non-Steroidal MRAs: Trials and Implications – Rajiv Agarwal, MD
III. CKD Challenging Cases & Expert Panel Discussion
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Morning Break & Exhibits
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
PME Symposium
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Emerging Developments in Hypertension
I. Emerging Treatments for Hypertension – Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
II. Resistant Hypertension: Old and New – Debbie Cohen, MD
III. Expert Panel Discussion & Audience Q & A
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Cardiometabolic Centers of Excellence
Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD
2:30 PM
Chair Introduction
Anne L. Peters, MD
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
Prediabetes: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management
Leigh Perreault, MD
2:50 PM – 3:25 PM
Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Going Beyond HbA1c to Optimize and Individualize the Management of Type 2 Diabetes
This session is supported by Abbott Diabetes.
Viral Shah, MD
3:25 PM – 3:45 PM
Dual GLP-1/GIP Agonists: Are They the Next Big Thing in Diabetes Treatment?
Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Afternoon Break & Exhibits
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
How Can We Converge the Glucocentric and Cardio-Renal Risk Management in Diabetes Patients?
Lawrence A. Leiter MD
4:20 PM – 4:40 PM
The Evolution of Insulin: A 2022 Update
4:40 PM – 5:00 PM
Technology in Diabetes Beyond CGM
Steven J. Russell MD, PhD
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Challenging Diabetes Cases & Expert Panel Discussion
Moderator: Anne L. Peters, MD
Panelists: All session speakers
5:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Anne L. Peters, MD
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Opening Reception
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
PME Symposium
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
CME Symposium
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM
Chair Introduction and Opening Remarks
Robert H. Eckel, MD
8:35 AM – 9:35 AM
Lifestyle Approaches to Target Obesity & Cardiometabolic Risk
I. Physical Activity – John Jakicic, PhD
II. Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Risk – Maya Vadiveloo, PhD, RD
III. Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Strategies to Address Weight Management – Holly R. Wyatt, MD
9:35 AM – 9:55 AM
Addressing Bias, Stigma & Racial Disparities in Obesity Care
Fatima C. Stanford, MD
9:55 AM – 10:35 AM
To Be Resolved: Which Approach is Better for Weight Loss?
I. Medical Management – Donna H. Ryan, MD
II. Metabolic Surgery
III. Clinical Implications: Expert Discussions & Audience Q/A
10:35 AM – 11:05 AM
Morning Break & Exhibits
11:05 AM – 11:25 AM
The Evolving Landscape of NAFLD and NASH
Kenneth Cusi, MD
11:25 AM – 12:05 PM
Challenging Cases & Expert Panel Discussion
Moderator: Robert H. Eckel, MD
Panelists: All session speakers
12:05 PM – 12:10 PM
Closing Remarks
Robert H. Eckel, MD
12:10 PM – 12:25 PM
12:25 PM – 1:25 PM
CME Symposium
Changing The Treatment Paradigm for LDL-C Lowering Post-MI: The Case for Early, ‘High-Intensity Lipid Lowering Therapy’ to Improve Outcomes
This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen.
1:25 PM – 1:40 PM
1:40 PM – 1:45 PM
Chair Introduction
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
1:45 PM – 2:05 PM
ASCVD Risk Assessment and Prevention: Where Do We Stand Now?
Salim S. Virani, MD
2:05 PM – 2:25 PM
LDL-C-Lowering Therapies: New Approaches to Address Old Challenges
Pam R. Taub, MD
2:25 PM – 2:45 PM
Lp(a) and Cardiovascular Risk
Sotirios Tsimikas, MD
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Afternoon Break & Exhibits
3:15 PM – 3:35 PM
What’s the Scoop with Triglycerides and ASCVD Risk?
Ann Marie Navar MD, PhD
3:35 PM – 3:55 PM
The Spectrum of Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Robert S. Rosenson, MD
3:55 PM – 4:15 PM
Updates in Antithrombotic Therapy for the Cardiometabolic Patient
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Challenging Cases & Expert Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Panelists: All session speakers
5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Closing Reception
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PME Symposium
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
CME or PME Symposium
8:00 AM – 8:05 AM
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
8:05 AM – 9:05 AM
Do patients benefit from Omega-3 Fatty Acids for CVD Prevention?
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD; Michael Miller, MD; Ann Marie Navar MD, PhD
I. Yes
II. No
III. Expert Discussions & Audience Q/A
9:05 AM – 10:05 AM
Metformin: Still First-Line Therapy in Patients with Diabetes and Heart or Kidney Disease?
Anne L. Peters, MD; Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD
I. Yes
II. No
III. Expert Discussions & Audience Q/A
10:05 AM – 10:20 AM
10:20 AM – 11:20 AM
Drawing The Line Between Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention: Essential or Too Simplistic?.
Christie Ballantyne, MD; Pam R. Taub, MD; Salim S. Virani, MD
I. Essential
II. Too Simplistic
III. Expert Discussions & Audience Q/A
11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
The Plate Debate: Which Approach is Better for the Management of Obesity and Cardiometabolic Risk?
Robert H. Eckel, MD; Monica Aggarwal, MD; Sarah Hallberg DO; Holly R. Wyatt, MD
I. Plant-based diets
II. Low-carb diets
III. It’s more complex than that
IV. Expert Discussions & Audience Q/A
12:20 PM – 12:30 PM
Closing Remarks

Event Registration

CMHC is pleased to offer a virtual option for attendees who are unable to travel to Scottsdale this spring for Great Debates in Cardiometabolic Medicine. All CME sessions from the meeting will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing and CE credit until 4/10/23 (one year post-event). We will also include the on-demand sessions for our in-person registrants
Allied Health Professionals
Fellows / Residents / Students*
Slide table to see all pricing options

*Must submit proof of residency, fellowship or student ID

Conference Venue

Join us at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

CMHC Attendees will receive a special rate of $295/night plus taxes per room/night. The group rate is guaranteed for reservations made on or before March 16, 2022, or until the CMHC room block is filled. Mention group code: CMHC

Conference Venue

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Room Rate: $295/night plus tax
Expires: 3-16-2022
Room Reservation Phone: (480) 624-1000

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