Cardiometabolic Risk Factors


Activity Description

CME Release Date: April 24, 2011
CME Expiration Date: April 24, 2012

Statement of Need

Because the majority of people with diabetes are cared for by their primary care providers, PCPs need a comprehensive review and update on diabetes management to provide optimal care. Advances in Diabetes, an annual CME course, initiated more than century ago by Elliott P. Joslin, MD, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, is the longest-running continuously offered academic course in diabetes in the United States and, likely, the world. The course has evolved with diabetes practice and research as well as the changing continuing education needs of the medical profession.

This Internet enduring material was developed from the following presentations by the faculty on November 11, 2010 at the Advances in Diabetes 2010 course in Boston, MA.

  1. Evaluating Cardiometabolic Risk: A Primer for the PCP
    Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH, FACC
  2. Treatment of Dyslipidemia: Achieving Recommended Goals
    Om P. Ganda, MD
  3. Hypertension 2010: A Rational Approach to Therapy
    Robert C. Stanton, MD
  4. Cardiac Evaluation of Patients with Diabetes: When and How
    Donald E. Cutlip, MD


Target Audience

This certified activity was developed for primary care providers with a practice population that includes significant numbers of people with diabetes.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  1. Use cardiovascular risk stratification tools like the Framingham Risk calculator to evaluate cardiometabolic risk in their patients at risk.
  2. Identify recommended goals for their patients with dyslipidemia.
  3. Treat cardiovascular risk factors such as lipids and hypertension aggressively according to ADA guidelines.

Faculty and Disclosures

Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Training Program
Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology Section
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Duane S. Pinto is on the speakers bureau for Lilly/DSI and Medtronic, Inc., and is a consultant for The Medicines Company.

Om P. Ganda, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Lipid Clinic
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Om P. Ganda is on the speakers bureau for Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

Robert C. Stanton, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Nephrology
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Robert C. Stanton has no relevant financial relationships.

Donald E. Cutlip, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Donald E. Cutlip has no relevant financial relationships.

Planning Committee:

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director and Senior Vice President
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Martin J. Abrahamson is on the advisory board for Halozyme Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc., and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, and receives grant/research support from Pfizer Inc.

Richard S. Beaser, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Executive Director
Professional Education
Joslin Diabetes Center


Disclosure: Dr. Richard S. Beaser, Medical Executive Director, Professional Education, Joslin Diabetes Center, is a consultant for CeQur Ltd.

Accreditation and Designation of Credit

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants not eligible for CME credit will receive a certificate of completion.

Computer Requirements

To participate in this activity, your computer will need the following hardware and software:

PC Users:
Macintosh Users System OS X:
Credit Instructions
  1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of the activity.
  2. Click on the link below to register for the Webcast and view the online video and slides
  3. Complete the online posttest and evaluation.
  4. Physicians who receive a grade of 60% or better on the posttest and who complete the evaluation will receive a CME certificate as a PDF sent to their email address.
  5. All other participants who receive a grade of 60% or better on the posttest and who complete the evaluation will receive a certificate of completion as a PDF sent to their email address.

Questions About This Activity

For questions regarding this activity, including technical support, please contact cme@joslin.harvard.edu.

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