Metabolic Syndrome: Prevention and Management Strategies

Lifestyle change and weight loss are considered the most important initial steps in treating metabolic syndrome. This lecture is designed to evaluate the metabolic syndrome and its risk factor for coronary heart disease, as well as diabetes, fatty liver and several cancers. 

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Gynecologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants and Fellows.

Learning Objective

  • Implement important and practical lifestyle changes with patients in the clinical practice in order to guide them towards making healthier choices that will help prevent metabolic risk.  
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Alberti, K. G. M. M., et al. "Harmonizing the metabolic syndrome." Circulation 120.16 (2009): 1640-1645. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/165124

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/16/2017
Course expires: 
03/01/2019
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Roger Blumenthal, M.D.    
Professor of Medicine, Director, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Roger Blumenthal, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC  

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points. ABIM MOC Points will be submitted the first week following the month of completion.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/16/2017
Course expires: 
03/01/2019
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