Conference Overview

April 29-30, 2022

Connecting the Dots in Cardiometabolic Medicine:

Integrative Approaches to Improve Patient Care

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood
3555 S Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL 33019
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The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) have partnered to deliver a unique 2-day meeting that will explore the connections between cardiometabolic risk and the spectrum of integrative and evidence-based interventions to improve cardiometabolic health.

Hosted at A4M, a leader in integrative health & wellness, and CMHC, a leader in comprehensive cardiometabolic disease education, this meeting will combine the forward-thinking of integrative medicine approaches with cutting edge advances and clinical trials. Utilizing thought-provoking and interactive discussions, multidisciplinary experts will cover advances in lifestyle, nutrition, genetics, and pharmacotherapy to prevent and address obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease.

The meeting will be chaired by renowned experts George Bakris, MD and Mark Houston, MD, and will provide ample opportunity for interacting with thought leaders, with the ultimate goal of helping you walk away with practical and comprehensive strategies to improve patient care.

Conference Co-chairs

Co-chair:
George L. Bakris
MD
George L. Bakris, MD, received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine where he also did a research fellowship in Physiology and Biophysics. He then completed fellowships in Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Chicago. From 1988 to 1991 he served as Director of Renal Research at the Ochsner Clinic and was a faculty member of Tulane University School of Medicine. He was also Professor and Vice Chairman of Preventive Medicine and Director of the Rush University Hypertension Center in Chicago, Illinois from 1993 until 2006.
Co-chair:
Mark C. Houston
MD, MS, FACP, ABAARM
Dr. Mark Houston is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, TN. He is on the faculty and Director of the Advanced Cardiovascular Modules XVI A4M/MMI in the US and Director of the Cardiovascular Module 2 for A4M/MMI. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Science.

Conference Faculty

Conference Agenda

TIME
SESSION
Lifestyle, Environment & Genetics: Pathways To Address Cardiometabolic Risk
7:00 AM – 7:05 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Mark C. Houston, MD
7:05 AM – 7:40 AM
Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disease
Deanna Minich, PhD
7:40 AM – 8:15 AM
Obesity Pharmacotherapy & Metabolic Surgery: Latest Evidence in Obesity Management and Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction
Donna H. Ryan, MD
8:15 AM – 8:50 AM
The Gut Microbiome & Cardiometabolic Health
8:50 AM – 9:25 AM
Stress Management, Sleep & Recovery
Virend Somers, MD, PhD
9:25 AM – 10:00 AM
Cardiometabolic Genetics, Nutragenomics, and Metabolomics
Mark C. Houston, MD
10:00 AM – 10:35 AM
Environmental Toxins and Increased Cardiometabolic Risk: Exploring the Links & Evidence
Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND
10:35 AM – 11:15 AM
Expert Panel Discussion and Q & A
Mark C. Houston, MD (Moderator) and All Session Faculty
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Exhibit Hall Break
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
PME or CME Symposium
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Exhibit Hall Break
Cardiovascular Disease
1:15 PM – 1:50 PM
Inflammation, oxidative stress and immune dysfunction: pathways to vascular aging and atherosclerosis development
Douglas Harrington, MD
1:50 PM – 2:25 PM
Vascular aging and cardiovascular disease: challenging cases in prevention & treatment
Mark C. Houston, MD
2:25 PM – 3:00 PM
Coronary Heart Disease and Myocardial Infarction: Prevention, Testing, and Treatment
3:00 PM – 3:35 PM
The Evolving Spectrum of Heart Failure: Prevention, Testing, and Treatment
Ileana Piña, MD
3:35 PM – 4:15 PM
Expert Panel Discussion and Q & A
Mark C. Houston, MD (Moderator) and All Session Faculty
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
PME or CME Symposium
TIME
SESSION
Hypertension & Lipids
7:30 AM – 7:35 AM
Opening Remarks
George L. Bakris, MD
7:35 AM – 8:15 AM
Integrative Management of Hypertension: From Nutraceuticals to Pharmacotherapy
Mark C. Houston, MD
8:15 AM – 8:55 AM
Integrative Management of Dyslipidemia: Role of Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Management
8:55 AM – 9:35 AM
Novel Approaches in Dyslipidemia Management: From LDL-C Lowering to HDL Functionality
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
9:35 AM – 10:15 AM
The Controversy of Omega 3-fatty Acids for Dyslipidemia and CV Risk Reduction
10:15 AM – 10:55 AM
Expert Panel Discussion and Q & A
George L. Bakris, MD (Moderator) and All Session Faculty
10:55 AM – 11:25 AM
Exhibit Hall Break
11:25 AM – 12:25 PM
PME or CME Symposium
12:25 PM – 12:55 PM
Exhibit Hall Break
Type 2 Diabetes and Kidney Disease
12:55 PM – 1:30 PM
Can We Slow the Progression of Diabetes or Reverse It?
Filomena Trindade, MD
1:30 PM – 2:05 PM
Gut-Brain Axis for the Regulation of Glucose Metabolism: From Bench to Bedside
2:05 PM – 2:40 PM
Prevention, Screening and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
Matthew R. Weir, MD
2:40 PM – 3:15 PM
Improved Cardio-Renal Outcomes: The New Kids on the Block
George L. Bakris, MD
3:15 PM – 3:50 PM
Metabolomics in CKD and Diabetic Kidney Disease
Kumar Sharma, MD
3:50 PM – 4:30 PM
Expert Panel Discussion and Q & A
George L. Bakris, MD (Moderator) and All Session Faculty
4:30 PM
Closing Remarks
George L. Bakris, MD
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Break
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
PME or CME Symposium

Event Registration

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4/29/2022
Connecting the Dots in Cardiometabolic Medicine:
Integrative Approaches to Improve Patient Care
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Conference Venue

Join us at Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Conference Venue

Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood

Curio Collection by Hilton
3555 S Ocean Dr
Hollywood, FL 33019

Room Reservation Phone: (954) 602-6000