CMHC Masterclass On Demand: Nutrition for the Cardiometabolic Patient: Practical Strategies to Improve Outcomes

During this Masterclass, expert faculty will review the evidence behind nutritional approaches for cardiometabolic health, but most importantly, will provide participants with useful strategies to implement this evidence to practice in order to better aid their patients in improving nutrition.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, cardiologists, lipidologists, nutritionists, and as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, registered dieticians, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe common elements of healthful eating patterns to promote cardiometabolic health.
  • Examine the effect of diet on risk factors for heart attack, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular death.
  • Review the basics of comprehensive dietary approaches, including plant-based diets, and their role in cardiometabolic health.
  • Develop strategies to council patients on nutrition, including practical culinary medicine and behavioral interventions, to help prioritize nutrition and lifestyle and improve or decrease cardiometabolic risk.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC
  • 6.00 CDE
  • 6.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, FAHA (Chair)
Professor of Clinical Nutrition (retired)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Carol F. Kirkpatrick, PhD, MPH, RDN, CLS, FNLA
Idaho State University Wellness Center
Pocatello, ID

Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc
Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy
Director and Senior Scientist, Cardiovascular Laboratory
Tufts University
Boston, MA

Katy Rogers McManus PhD, RDN, LD
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Susan G. Rodder, MS, RDN, LD
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition
Dietitian, Program in Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehab
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Alexandra Salcedo, RD
UC San Diego Health
San Diego, CA

Anne N. Thorndike, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA



6 hours


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6 contact hours. 

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 6 contact hour(s) (0.6 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is an knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2785-H01-P.

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

This program offers 6 CPEUs for dieticians.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

A full listing of faculty disclosures PDF icon can be downloaded here

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

There are no registration fees for this activity. During the period May 19, 2021 through May 19, 2022, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, and complete the evaluation. Upon completing, your certificate will be available for print. For questions about receiving certificates, please contact us at

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For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation instructions above. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-6 weeks.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC
  • 6.00 CDE
  • 6.00 Participation
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A computer with an internet connection

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