Sunday, October 13
1.0 CME/CE CREDIT
The definition and utility of metabolic syndrome—the cluster of obesity, elevated plasma glucose, hypertriglyceridemia, decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and hypertension—varies across the medical community. With nearly 70% of US adults today either overweight or obese, it poses an increasing public health concern. Can metabolic syndrome still be a useful concept in providing anatomic and clinical pathologists, clinicians, and patients with a framework to discuss the importance of multiple risk factors and interventions, especially in patients exhibiting no symptoms? Can it serve as a motivator to help persuade patients to undertake healthy lifestyle changes before irreversible illness occurs?
Dr. Nancy Cornish will moderate a discussion with recognized experts in exploring the definition, epidemiology, and etiology of the metabolic syndrome and dispelling the controversy surrounding the disorder. The session will focus on the pathologist’s role in diagnosing, treating, and continuously monitoring at-risk patients for developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, and a host of other seemingly unrelated diseases. Faculty also will discuss public health awareness campaigns targeted at reducing and preventing metabolic syndrome.
You will learn to:
Nancy E. Cornish, MD, FCAP (Moderator)
Earl S. Ford, MD, MPH
William E. Winter, MD, FCAP