Metabolic Syndrome: Can the Controversy Become Pathology’s Opportunity?
Sunday, October 13
Nearly 70% of US adults today are either overweight or obese. As Americans’ waistlines continue to expand, so do their risk for serious health problems.
A condition related to obesity—yet, unknown to many patients and disputed in the medical community—is the metabolic syndrome. Having this condition increases a patient’s risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Join us for an interactive discussion to learn the facts about the metabolic syndrome and how anatomic and clinical pathologists can help clinicians in patient management. Learn how you can assist clinicians working with patients who may fit the criteria.
Hear from recognized experts William E. Winter, MD, FCAP, professor of pathology and pediatrics at the University of Florida, and Earl S. Ford, MD, MPH, team leader for the Epidemiologic Support Team in the Division of Population Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drs. Winter and Ford will explore the definition, epidemiology, and etiology of metabolic syndrome, as well as discuss public health campaigns directed at behavioral risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Nancy E. Cornish, MD, FCAP, will moderate the discussion and will provide the audience the opportunity to ask questions.
Don’t miss this session for which you have the opportunity to earn 1.0 CME/CE credit.
This course will be streamed live during CAP ’13. Learn more about how to participate. Please note that CME will not be offered for viewing a session via live streaming.