MALVERN, PA (August 9, 2018) – HMP, a leading healthcare event and education company, announced today the Cardiometabolic Risk Summit (CRS) will take place in San Antonio, Texas on September 14-16, 2018. The 3-day scientific program is devoted to best practices and latest technologies in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of cardiometabolic disease. Sessions will cover diabetes, cardiovascular disease and lipids, nutrition, hypertension, and obesity.
“It is important for every primary care practitioner to recognize the increase in cardiometabolic risk,” said Peter H. Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA, CRS Steering Committee member. “Every day, more patients are being diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity. Guidelines and treatment options for these important conditions continue to evolve, and it becomes increasingly important for primary care providers to stay up-to-date on these changes.”
Jeffrey P. Levine, MD, MPH, a board-certified family physician and CRS Steering Committee member, will kick off the conference by sharing his personal struggle with obesity and journey to a healthier lifestyle, including a stint as a contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, multiple attempts at dieting, usage of weight loss medications, and ultimately undergoing bariatric surgery. Dr. Levine will share real-world advice from his own personal experience, focusing particularly on how to assess patients for bariatric surgery and help prepare them for long-term post-surgical success.
In addition to Dr. Levine’s keynote, this year’s program features a session on the present and future of medical devices for diabetes. Participants will learn the latest in diabetes device technology and what’s on the horizon relating to continuous glucose monitors, hybrid closed-loop systems, insulin pumps, and integrating insulin management with digital health tools.
According to CRS Co-Chair, Dr. Daniel Einhorn, “There are several can’t-miss sessions at CRS this year. The ‘Language of Diabetes’ session will provide fascinating insight into our use of language with patients battling chronic disease. We may find that the right or wrong choice of words can profoundly affect patients and their families as they learn to live with and battle these lasting conditions. Attendees can also look forward to an engaging session that will cover the newest technologies in diabetes and cardiac care. These cutting-edge tools and devices are effectively transforming the precision with which we can diagnose patients and deliver care.”
Back by popular demand are the live cooking demonstration with optional hands-on teaching kitchen modules, presented in collaboration with the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine; a group jogging tour through the heart of downtown San Antonio; and curated heart-healthy snack breaks in the CRS Exhibit Hall.
Participants of the 2018 CRS will be able to earn up to 20 CME/CNE/CPE credits. For more information, visit primarycarecardiometabolic.com.
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