The 1st International Congress on “Abdominal Obesity: Bridging the Gap between Cardiology and Diabetology” organized by the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk, will be held in Hong Kong in January 28-30, 2010. The meeting will take a multidisciplinary approach to the assessment and management of abdominal obesity as a key risk factor for the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Evidence suggests that our current worldwide epidemic of abdominal obesity cannot be handled by the current medical model in which complications such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease are often evaluated and managed in isolation without the proper multidisciplinary resources to improve patients’ nutritional and physical activity habits.
The 1st International Congress on Abdominal Obesity shall raise awareness on abdominal obesity as a new modifiable risk factor which, along with traditional risk factors, plays a central role in this new concept of global cardiometabolic risk.
A better understanding is needed to examine the various causes of abdominal obesity, which this meeting will examine through new concepts being translated into new paradigms for assessment and management. The Congress will examine and discuss novel approaches, and share scientific and clinical data to benefit regional healthcare professionals, clinicians and scientists for the fight against the epidemic of abdominal obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
At the same time, questions on abdominal obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension will be reviewed in depth.
Some of the key topics to be addressed include:
- Assessment of abdominal obesity, metabolic syndrome and related cardiometabolic risk
- Pathophysiology of abdominal obesity and related cardiometabolic risk
- Drivers of CVD risk in abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes
- Management of abdominal obesity and global cardiometabolic risk:
- Nutritional management of abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes:
From diet to healthy eating and drinking.
We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong in January 2010 for this exciting new scientific event which aims at tackling an important and growing health problem worldwide.
Jean-Pierre Després Jean-Claude Coubard
Scientific Director of the ICCR Executive Director of the ICCR