Strategies for Reducing Patients’ Cardiometabolic Disease Risk

Welcome to this special issue of Consultant devoted to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of cardiometabolic disease, including hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, obesity, and more. Cardiometabolic risk reduction is among the most important and ubiquitous aspects of primary care practice given the extraordinarily high occurrence rate of these conditions among the US population. 

The pervasiveness of cardiometabolic risk in primary care patients is why we at Consultant emphasize it so strongly in practically every monthly print issue, in special issues like this one, and at Consultant360.com, where we devote an entire specialty area (www.consultant360.com/topic/cardiometabolic-risk) to the latest clinical news and information about treating at-risk patients.

And because of the need for you to stay informed about continuous therapeutic advances, progress in understanding cardiometabolic disease, and innovations in risk-reduction strategies, I invite you to join me at the premier event in this primary care discipline: the Primary Care Cardiometabolic Risk Summit (CRS), the official meeting of Consultant.

This year’s CRS will take place October 20-22, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. The summit’s scientific program provides 3 full days of focused segments with targeted, rapid-fire sessions presented by the experts in cardiometabolic disease. Each segment begins with a focus on the application of guidelines in daily practice, and then discusses the numerous treatment options and delves into the management of disease states in special populations. Each segment concludes with a discussion on emerging treatments and late-breaking information on data from clinical trials, as well as dedicated attendee question-and-answer time as an opportunity to share additional insights.

As a bonus, CRS offers the opportunity to earn a maximum of 21 American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits. So whether you are a physician, a physician assistant, or a nurse practitioner (the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit), attending CRS can help with your maintenance-of-certification requirements.

To view the full agenda and the expert faculty list, and to register for CRS, navigate to CombatTheEpidemic.com. I hope to see you there.

Enjoy this special supplement to Consultant, and thanks for reading.


Michael Gerchufsky, ELS, CMPP
Managing Editor, Consultant