Foundations of Cardiometabolic Health Certification Course

CMHC’s Foundations of Cardiometabolic Health Certificate Course will provide an introductory review of the core curriculum in cardiometabolic health.

This course is designed for any healthcare professional seeking to learn the fundamentals of the intersections of cardiometabolic risk factors, and the core principles in the management of obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, care delivery implementation, and cardiometabolic considerations in racial & ethnic minorities. The course will lecture on basic concepts and guide participants through interactive learning scenarios that provide the knowledge and tools necessary to work effectively in their respective practices, in addition to preparing clinicians for the inevitable future of cardiometabolic-specific clinics.

The course will be organized by 9 focus areas, each of which will host their own testing and evaluation methods in order for learners to self-direct their learning and complete the course at their own pace. A certificate of completion and/or CME/CE credit(s) will be provided after a learner completes each focus area.

Upon completion of all focus areas, learners will receive a certificate acknowledging their successful completion of the 50+-hour intensive Foundations of Cardiometabolic Health Certification Course.

Target Audience

The Foundations of Cardiometabolic Health Certification Course is appropriate for clinicians from a full spectrum of clinical experience including Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Diabetologists, and Dietitians who are in any phase of training, or even experienced physicians who are looking to take a deeper dive into cardiometabolic health.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the interrelationships between cardiometabolic risk factors and their impact on the development of cardiometabolic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, ASCVD, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.
  2. Summarize the evidence and guidelines for the prevention, screening, and treatment of the complex patient with cardiometabolic risk or cardiometabolic disease.
  3. Discuss key clinical trials and recent therapeutic updates across the interconnected domains of cardiometabolic medicine, including lifestyle, obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease.
  4. Outline strategies aimed at timely screening and prevention of cardiometabolic disease, including the importance of lifestyle modifications and evidence-based screening and diagnostic modalities.
  5. Describe treatment approaches for cardiometabolic conditions in specific populations based on gender, ethnicity, and cultural considerations.
  6. Develop individualized treatment regimens for patients with cardiometabolic disease according to evidence-based comprehensive treatment approaches, as well as patient comorbidities and preferences in order to optimize outcomes.

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Course summary
Course opens: 
02/08/2022
Course expires: 
06/24/2025
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Module 1: Lifestyle Management

Nutrition
Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc; Linda Shiue, MD

  • Introduction to Nutrition & Cardiometabolic Health
  • The Role of Nutrition in Cardiometabolic Health
  • Assessment of nutritional status
  • Nutritional therapy and components
  • Guideline recommendations
  • Culinary medicine & Practical Nutritional Approaches

Physical Activity
John M. Jakicic, PhD

  • Introduction to Physical Activity & Cardiometabolic Health
  • The Role of Physical Activity in Cardiometabolic Health
  • Physical Activity Recommendations
  • Types of physical activity and evidence for cardiometabolic health
  • What type of PA is most beneficial based on underlying comorbidity (or comorbidities)

Smoking Cessation
Hilary A. Tindle, MD

  • Introduction/overview–role of smoking in increasing cardiometabolic risk
  • Assessment and screening of smoking status
  • Behavioral interviewing
  • Evidence-based strategies for smoking cessation (smoking cessation pharmacology, alternative tobacco products & more)

Sleep Medicine
Lee A. Surkin, MD; Christopher J. Lettieri, MD

  • Introduction/overview: The impact of sleep disorders on cardiometabolic risk/disease
  • Classification of sleep disorders
  • Assessment, diagnosis, clinical manifestations and management of sleep disorders

Module 2: Obesity Management

Obesity as a Disease/Overview
Karli Burridge, PA-C, MMS, FOMA

  • Introduction to Obesity: Epidemiology, Burden, Impact on Cardiometabolic Health
  • Screening and Diagnosing Obesity
  • How to Initiate Discussion with Patients & Communication Strategies
  • Behavioral/motivational interviewing

Medical Management of Obesity
Donna H. Ryan, MD

  • Review of current pharmacotherapy options: mechanisms of action, efficacy & safety
  • Current guidelines

Metabolic Surgery
David E. Cummings, MD

  • Efficacy and Safety
  • Mechanisms of Action
  • Role in Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk Beyond Obesity (Diabetes & CVD risk)
  • Indications/Guidelines

MAFLD/MASH
Kenneth Cusi, MD; Christos S. Mantzoros, MD

  • Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Mechanisms
  • Risk factors and Screening
  • Diagnosis (from non-invasive to invasive)
  • Therapeutic lifestyle management
  • Current Pharmacologic management
  • Emerging Pharmacotherapies & treatment targets

Module 3: Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Screening/Diagnosis
James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD

  • Prevention & Delay of T2D/prediabetes
  • Classification
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Prediabetes
  • Comprehensive evaluation & assessment of comorbidities

Pharmacologic Approaches
Lauren C. Vincent, MD; Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD

  • Goals of therapy/glycemic targets
  • Overview of efficacy and safety of different classes
  • Overview of guidelines
  • Stepwise approach to therapy
  • Therapy according to comorbidities/ risk factors (HF, ASCVD, CKD)

Intensive/Advanced Glycemic Management
Irl B. Hirsch, MD; Anne L. Peters, MD

  • Injectable therapies
  • Insulin management (basal, basal-bolus, prandial–initiation & titration)
  • Technology, insulin delivery systems, pumps, CGM & Closed Loop Systems

Module 4: Hypertension

Hypertension Definition/Screening/Diagnosis
Luke J. Laffin, MD

  • Overview/Epidemiology/Burden
  • Pathophysiology
  • Definition, measurements & diagnosis (including out-of-office BP measurements)
  • Risk factors and inducers of hypertension

Pharmacologic treatments
George L. Bakris, MD

  • Lifestyle modification
  • Pharmacological treatment & guidelines
  • Adherence to antihypertensive treatment

Resistant Hypertension
George L. Bakris, MD

  • Detection
  • Evaluation
  • Management

Module 5: Lipid Management

Introduction/Overview
Alan Chait, MD

  • Pathophysiology & Vascular Biology
  • Classification, Measurement and Metabolism of Lipids and Lipoproteins
  • Cholesterol, lipoproteins, and ASCVD risk

Screening and Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD; Maya Vadiveloo, PhD, RD; Pam R. Taub, MD

  • ASCVD risk factors & risk enhancers/risk assessment
  • Identification and diagnosis–testing & interpretation
  • Treatment: Non-pharmacologic (lifestyle modifications)
  • Pharmacologic treatment (from statin to non-statin therapies, efficacy & safety, guidelines; including statin intolerance

Dyslipidemia and/or Other Players
Robert H. Eckel, MD; Sotirios Tsimikas, MD

  • Hypertriglyceridemia: Association or casative for ASCVD management
  • HTG targets
  • Review of HTG management strategies, from moderate to severe HTG
  • Include HDL and HDL science/management (brief)
  • Lipoprotein (a) science/evidence/management (include apheresis), emerging therapies

Module 6: Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Interfaces
Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD

Advanced Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Michael J. Blaha, MD

  • ECG Interpretation
  • CTA interpretation for cardiovascular risk estimation (CAC score as well as CCTA)
  • Stress testing
  • Echocardiography

Vascular Medicine and Thrombosis
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD; Marc P. Bonaca, MD

  • PAD, CAD
  • Epidemiology, burden
  • Screening, risk factors, diagnosis
  • Guidelines & management

Inpatient Cardiac Care and Consultations

  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • ACS/Thrombosis
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Patient Cases

Arrhythmias
William H. Sauer, MD; Usha B. Tedrow, MD; Sunil Kapur, MD

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Other arrhythmias
  • Risk factors, screening, diagnosis and management
  • Stroke prevention management

Heart Failure
Alanna A. Morris, MD ; Ileana L. Piña, MD

  • Overview, epidemiology, pathophysiology, burden
  • Heart failure & cardiometabolic risk connections
  • Screening and diagnostic approaches
  • Management of Heart Failure (guidelines, spectrum of therapies/treatment table/efficacy and safety, newer therapies)

CVD Considerations in Women
Pam R. Taub, MD

CVD Considerations in Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD

Module 7: Chronic Kidney Disase

CKD Spectrum
Rajiv Agarwal, MD, MS; George L. Bakris, MD

  • Pathophysiology and Etiology
  • Definitions and classification of CKD
  • Screening, diagnosis, and prediction of CKD progression
  • Screening of CKD stages 1-4

Module 8: Care Delivery Implementation 

Care Delivery Implementation
Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD; Michael J. Blaha, MD; Melissa Magwire, RN, MSN, CDE

  • Pathophysiology and Etiology
  • Definitions and classification of CKD
  • Screening, diagnosis, and prediction of CKD progression
  • Screening of CKD stages 1-4

Course Chair: 

Robert H. Eckel, MD

Course Faculty: 

  • Alan Chait, MD
  • Alanna A. Morris, MD, MSc
  • Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc
  • Anne L. Peters, MD
  • Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
  • Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
  • Christopher J. Lettieri, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM
  • Christopher D. Still, DO, FACP, FTOS
  • Christos S. Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD
  • David E. Cummings, MD
  • Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH
  • Donna H. Ryan, MD
  • Erin Bohula, MD, DPhil
  • George L. Bakris, MD
  • Hilary A. Tindle, MD, MPH
  • Ileana L. Pina, MD, MPH
  • Irl B. Hirsch, MD
  • James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD
  • John M. Jakicic, PhD
  • Karli Burridge, PA-C, MMS, FOMA
  • Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
  • Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, FACE
  • Kunal Jha, MD
  • Lauren Vincent, MD
  • Lee A. Surkin, MD, FACC, FCCP, FASNC, FAASM
  • Luke J. Laffin, MD FACC
  • Linda Shiue, MD
  • Maya Vadiveloo, PhD, RD, FAHA
  • Marc P. Bonaca, MD
  • Melissa Magwire RN, MSN, CDE
  • Michael J. Blaha, MD
  • Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD
  • Pam R. Taub, MD
  • Rajiv Agarwal, MD, MS
  • Sotirios Tsimikas, MD
  • Sunil Kapur, MD
  • Usha B. Tedrow, MD
  • William H. Sauer, MD

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). PACE 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.

PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
Partners for Advancing Clinical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 50.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 50.75 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Partners for Advancing Clinical Education designates this continuing education activity for 50.75 contact hour(s) (5.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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.

CONTINUING DIETICIAN EDUCATION
This program offers 50.75 CPEUs for dieticians.

ABIM MOC CERTIFICATION

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 50.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) maintenance of certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

MERIT-BASED INCENTIVE PAYMENT PROGRAM (MIPS)

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. PACE is committed to providing learners with high-quality accredited CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

A computer with an internet connection.

Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser.

Other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.

POLICY ON PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

Please see final activity for the policy on privacy and confidentiality that relates to this internet activity.

 
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