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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

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.



Access resources by clicking on the Outcomes tab or scroll down to the Scientific Programme.


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



Accreditation details

The CME conference “2017 Asia Pacific conference on cardiometabolic diseases management” , 22-23 April, Manila, Philippines is designated for a maximum of 8 (eight) hours of European CME credits (ECMEC). Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent  in  the  educational  activity.  EACCME ®   credits  are  recognized  by  the  American  Medical Association (AMA) towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME ®  credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, please contact the AMA.

Scientific programme

Saturday, 22 April 2017

13.45    Opening and introduction

             Real time survey

14.00    Opening lecture
             Sympathetic overdrive and its associated clinical problems
             M.T. Co (Philippines)

14.20    Question time

Session I: Pre diabetes

14.30  L1  Pre-diabetes: is there cause for concern?  VIDEO LECTURE
           R. Mirasol (Philippines)
14.50  L2  cardiovascular implications of pre-diabetes
           J. K. Cruickshank (UK)
15.10  Pre-diabetes: is intervention a good option?
           R. Mirasol (Philippines)

15.40    Question time

16.00    Coffee break

Session II: Diabetes

16.20   L3  The changing face of diabetes VIDEO LECTURE
            S.J. Shah (India)

16.40  L4  Women and insulin resistance: beyond diabetes VIDEO LECTURE
           P. Gatbonton (Philippines)

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

17.30   Question time   

18.00   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  VIDEO LECTURE
           S. Taddei (Italy)

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

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

09.50   Question time

10:10   Coffee break

Workshops - Interactive clinical cases

Participants will be divided into groups in order to let endocrinologists and cardiologists follow different workshops in parallel.

12.30  Lunch

Session IV: Thyroid

13.30  L9  Dysthyroidism and vascular biology  VIDEO LECTURE
           G. Kahaly (Germany)

13.50  L10  Subclinical thyroid disorders  VIDEO LECTURE
           N. A. Nicodemus Jr (Philippines)

14.10  L11  Thyroid and pregnancy  VIDEO LECTURE
           N. K. Nguyen (Vietnam)

14.30  Question time       
           Real time survey - results

15.00  Concluding remarks

           End of the conference

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education

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


Nemencio Nicodemus Jr.

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
College of Medicine
University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Philippine General Hospital
Manila, Philippines

Brian Tomlinson

Specialist in Internal Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Adjunct Professor
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Kennedy Cruickshank

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine & Diabetes
Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Division
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom
Consultant physician
St Thomas’ & Guy’s Hospitals
London, United Kingdom

Patricia Gatbonton

Past President, PSEDM Chair
Department of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Manila, Philippines

Soon Jun Hong

Cardiology Department
Korea University Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

George J. Kahaly

Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology / Metabolism, Chief of the endocrine outpatient clinic
Dept of Medicine
Gutenberg University Medical Center
Mainz, Germany

Roberto Mirasol

Section of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
St Lukes Medical Centre
Quezon City, Philippines

Thy Khue Nguyen

Head of Endocrinology Division and Professor Emeritus
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Brian Pinto

Head of Cardiology
Department of Cardiology
Holy Family Hospital
Mumbai, India

Stefano Taddei

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Hypertension Unit
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy

Marlon T. Co

Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Cebu Doctors University Hospital
Cebu City, Philippines