CMHC Masterclass On Demand: Addressing Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents - Challenges and Solutions

The rapid rise of cardiometabolic disease and risk factors in children and adolescents is a huge cause of concern now and in the future. According to the CDC, close to 14 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 years have obesity in the US, with the prevalence increasing by more than 33% in the last two decades. In turn, this increase in obesity is strongly associated with increased rates of hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, as well as increased overall cardiovascular risk in the pediatric population.

The roots of cardiometabolic disease begin in childhood, but clinicians may not feel confident about screening, diagnosing and treating these conditions early on. This stems from a host of multi-factorial issues, including a lack of solid evidence-base for this population compared to adults, limited treatment options, and lack of familiarity with current guideline recommendations and evidence. Addressing the full spectrum of cardiometabolic disease and risk in this population is of paramount importance. 

These topics will be the focus of this two-day live CMHC Masterclass meeting, which will bring together leading experts that will cover practical strategies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiometabolic disease and risk in pediatric patients.

Target Audience

The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) is designed for US-based healthcare professionals, including endocrinologists, pediatricians, diabetologists, primary care physicians, cardiologists, lipidologists, and as well as nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Utilize screening and diagnostic tools to effectively identify and diagnose obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia in the pediatric population
  • Initiate adequate and personalized lifestyle modifications in consultation with patients and their families to effectively address obesity and MetS in children and adolescents
  • Interpret the efficacy and safety of treatment options for the management of complex pediatric patients with obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, or obesity-related target-organ damage
  • Develop comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for pediatric patients with cardiometabolic disease or cardiometabolic risk based on efficacy and safety of current, new, and emerging pharmacotherapies, benefits of lifestyle modifications, and patient profiles and preferences to optimize outcomes
Course summary
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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Course expires: 

Elaine M. Urbina, MD, MS (Chair)    
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Aaron S. Kelly, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Minnesota American Legion and Auxiliary Chair in Children’s Health
Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Carissa M. Baker-Smith, MD MPH MS
Director of Preventive Pediatric Cardiology,
Nemours’ Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Cardiology) Sidney Kimmel Medical College Thomas Jefferson University
Wilmington, DE

Joshua Samuels, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics
McGovern Medical School at UT Health
Houston, TX

Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics, 
University of Colorado School of Medicine and 
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Denver, CO

Jessica G. Woo, MHSA, PhD
Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Sarah De Ferranti, MD, MPH
Director, Preventive Cardiology Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD 
Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics
Director, Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) Center
University of Colorado Anschutz
Denver, CO

Stavra Xanthakos, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH



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. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate. 

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 application-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2673-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 April 6, 2021 through April 6, 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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