Primary Care Congress for Cardiometabolic Health 2013
The overall goal of the Primary Care Congress for Cardiometabolic Health is to improve knowledge, skills, clinical care, and outcomes at the primary level, inclusive of timely and efficient interaction and communication with specialists such as cardiologists, endocrinologists, and nephrologists, among others.
The cardiometabolic syndrome is a construct of risk factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. While there is some debate as to whether this is truly a syndrome with interconnecting pathophysiologic roots, the clinical implications are clear and are becoming increasingly crucial for clinicians to understand. These risk factors must be addressed early and effectively, because their clinical associations with an expanding array of other important medical conditions are significant to both the health of many individuals and our ability to address the national and international epidemic of the resulting cardiovascular disease.
This program will therefore examine at a high level the components of the cardiometabolic syndrome, its related clinical conditions, and clinical approaches to control them. It will include discussions of cutting-edge basic and clinical science that build upon the latest data and evidence-based clinical care recommendations, and then emphasize practical applications through discussion of care parameters and actual cases to illustrate these key points. The goal is for learners to appreciate the spectrum of clinical implications and patient presentations that this constellation of syndrome-like abnormalities can bring with it, and to improve their clinical skills by addressing these abnormalities in a timely and effective manner.
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