Cardio-Metabolic Disease: Strategies for Success

Facilitated by a practising GP, in this seminar you’ll hear from leading obesity experts, endocrinologists and cardiologists about evidence-based strategies for preventing and managing cardio-metabolic disease in primary care.

Learn about the latest treatment options and proven methods for dealing with this complex general practice challenge.

A series of interactive case studies will help refine the optimal care you offer to your patients.

Program Overview and Learning Outcomes

  • What really works for obese patients?
  • Managing insulin resistance
  • Type 2 diabetes: Weighing up treatment options
  • Type 2 diabetes: the importance of cardio-protection
  • Managing non-valvular AF and the risk of stroke
  • NOAC reversal in practice
  • What to prioritise and when – case studies

Learning Outcomes

After participating in this seminar, general practitioners will be able to:

  • Advise patients about strategies to help lose excess weight, and explain the role of obesity in cardio-metabolic and other chronic diseases.
  • Confidently tailor treatments to control glycaemic levels and minimise macro-vascular complications in pre-diabetic and type 2 diabetic patients
  • Develop a “tool kit” for the management of common diabetes emergencies in general practice, to ensure patient safety.
  • Systematically identify and manage non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) patients in primary care to reduce risk of stroke.
  • Prioritise management issues in the multi-morbid patient (CVD, AF, T2DM, dyslipidaemia).

Locations and dates

Brisbane – 27th May 2017

Sydney – 3rd June 2017

Melbourne – 17th June 2017

What really works for obese patients?

Session 1

What really works for obese patients?
Strategies for patients struggling with excess weight
Updates on latest available treatments within primary care

Managing insulin resistance

Session 2

Managing insulin resistance
Identifying those at risk, addressing the problem, Avoiding or delaying the onset of Type II Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 diabetes: Weighing up treatment options

Session 3

Type 2 diabetes: Weighing up treatment options
Treatment breakthroughs
An update on treatment targets and when to intensify treatment
Strategies for managing common diabetes emergencies in general practice
Risks, signs and symptoms, and actions

Type 2 diabetes: the importance of cardio-protection

Session 4

Type 2 diabetes: the importance of cardio-protection
Current treatment targets for BP, lipids, weight and HbA1c
The evidence surrounding pharmacotherapies to lower the risk of CVD
Tailoring treatments to reduce/prevent macrovascular complications

LUNCH

LUNCH

NOAC reversal in practice

Sponsored Session
NOAC reversal in practice
New strategies for anticoagulation management

Case studies – panel discussion

Session 6

Case studies – panel discussion
Management and treatment of patients’ multiple comorbidities (insulin resistance, diabetes, CV risks/established disease, AF, dyslipidaemia – what to prioritise and when?

Steering commitee

SUPPORTED BY AN INDEPENDENT EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP

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