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Asia Pacific conference on cardiometabolic diseases management

Asia Pacific conference on cardiometabolic diseases management
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Diabetes
    Thyroid disorder
Regional conference by Excemed
Saturday, Apr 22 - Sunday, Apr 23 2017
Manila, Philippines



Registration status
Not applicable

To register for this event, contact

Meridiano Congress International
Senior Event Manager: Concetta Di Palma
T +39 06 88 595 226 - F +39 06 88595 234

Please contact for logistical inquiries as well.

Registration fee


•    Scientific sessions
•    Coffee breaks and luncheons
•    Educational materials
•    Certificate of attendance

Dinners are not included.

Target audiences

General practitioners
endocrinologists and internists managing diabetes
thyroid and cardiometabolic diseases in the Asia-Pacific region.



Diabetes is one of the largest and most alarming health emergencies of the 21st century, affecting over 400 million people worldwide. A large number of people suffer from alterations in glucose metabolism resulting in impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). These two conditions are also known as “pre-diabetes” because those affected are likely to develop overt diabetes in proceeding years. Managing patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes is a challenge when considering the pathophysiological complex pathways underlying glucose metabolism disorders. Deep knowledge of pharmacological mechanisms allows for effective prevention strategies for diabetes among those with IFG/IGT and effective management of patients with overt diabetes.

Thyroid disorders are among the most prevalent endocrine diseases, with significant impact on quality of life and increased risk of morbidity. Thyroid hormones regulate the homeostasis of various tissues and thyroid diseases should be promptly identified and adequately treated to avoid adverse clinical outcomes. According to the World Health Organization, high blood pressure (hypertension) is the highest risk factor for premature mortality, followed by tobacco use and high blood glucose. Worldwide, hypertension causes an estimated 7.5 million deaths per year and is a major risk factor for invalidating or lethal events including ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke, coronary heart disease, heart failure and renal impairment. Effective treatment of hypertension is essential to reducing cardiovascular complications. Taken together, hypertension and diabetes share common pathophysiologic mechanisms, health outcomes and clinical issues that are often tough tasks to face in clinical practice.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the pathophysiology linking insulin resistance, pre diabetes, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other disorders
  • Consciously  apply  the  most  recent  guidelines  to  managing diabetes and hypertension
  • Discuss challenging forms of hypertension and hypertensive-related disease
  • Identify the most frequent thyroid pathologies
  • Translate research into clinical practice by discussing clinical cases

Invited faculty

John Kennedy Cruickshank
St Thomas’ & Guy’s Hospital
King’s College & King’s Health Partners
London, UK

Patricia Gatbonton
Department of Medicine
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Manila, Philippines

Soon-Jun Hong
Cardiovascular Center, Department of Cardiology
Korea University Anam Hospital
Seoul, Korea

George Kahaly
Department of Medicine I
Gutenberg University Medical Center
Mainz, Germany

Nemencio Nicodemus
University of the Philippines
College of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Manila, Philippines

Brian Pinto
Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory
Holy Family Hospital
Bandra, Mumbai, India

Nguyen Thy Khue
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Brian Tomlinson
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China

Sanjiv J. Shah
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiology Division
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Accreditation details

An application will be made to the EACCME ®  for CME accreditation of the “2017 Asia Pacific conference on cardiometabolic diseases management”, 22-23 April, Manila, Philippines.

Scientific programme

Saturday, 22 April 2017

13.50    Opening and introduction
14.05    Real time survey
14.15    Opening lecture
              Sympathetic overdrive and its’ associated clinical problems
              Speaker to be announced

Session I: Pre diabetes

14.35  L1  Pre-diabetes: is there a cause to be concerned?
    Speaker to be announced
14.55  L2  cardiovascular implications of pre-diabetes
    J. K. Cruickshank (UK)
15.15    Debate - Prediabetes: is intervention a good option?
    Speaker to be announced

15.35    Question time

15.55    Coffee break

Session II: Diabetes

16.15   L3  The changing face of diabetes
    S. Shah (India)

16.35  L4  Women and diabetes: beyond Insulin resistance
    Speaker to be announced

16.55    What can we do when insulin is not an option?
    P. Gatbonton (Philippines)

17.25    Question time   

17.40    End of the first day

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Session III: Cardiovascular

08.30  L5  Tachycardia in hypertension…What is the fuss about?
    B. Tomlinson (Hong Kong)

08.50  L6  combination treatment: Importance of targeting 3 systems in hypertension
    Speaker to be announced

09.10  L7  Hypertension and coronary artery disease
    S.-J. Hong (Korea)

09.30  L8  Heart failure: guidelines and treatment practices
    B. Pinto (India)

09.50    Question time

10:10    coffee break

Session IV: Thyroid

10.30  L9  Dysthyroidism and vascular biology
    G. Kahaly (Germany)

10.50  L10  Subclinical thyroid disorders
    N. Nicodemus (Philippines)

11.10  L11  Thyroid and pregnancy
    N. T. Khue (Vietnam)

11.30    Question time       
    Real time survey - results

12.00    Lunch 

Workshops session

Endocrinologists and cardiologists will follow different workshops in parallel. Interactive discussion of clinical cases.

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education

Programme Manager: Giulia Anastasia
T +39 06 420413 315 - F +39 06 420413 677