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Cardiometabolic disorders in clinical practice: a comprehensive update

Cardiometabolic disorders in clinical practice: a comprehensive update
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Diabetes
    Thyroid disorder
Regional conference by Excemed
Saturday, Sep 8 - Sunday, Sep 9 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam





Registration status

To register for this event, contact

Merdiano Congress International
Event manager: David H. Slangen
T +39 0688595250 -

Registration fee


The registration fee for the whole blended programme is EURO 225,00 and includes:
• Access to the online tutorials
• Scientific sessions
• Coffee breaks and lunch
• Educational materials
• Certificate of attendance

Target audiences

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


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Cardiometabolic disorders are the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and are intrinsically linked with diabetes, a devastating disease affecting more than 400 million people. Diabetes is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease, blindness and non-traumatic lower-limb amputation, as well as negatively affecting pregnancy outcomes and the nervous system. However, diabetes and its complications can be avoided. A huge number of people suffer from initial alterations in glucose metabolism, known as "pre-diabetes". These people are at higher risk of developing overt diabetes in the coming years, but evidence shows the progression towards diabetes can be halted. Prompt intervention, with significant changes in lifestyle and/or implementation of appropriate pharmacotherapy, are effective strategies to prevent diabetes in at-risk people. To facilitate this, healthcare professionals should be updated with the most recent and compelling evidence about diabetes prevention. For those with overt diabetes, relentless effort should be expended to avoid the debilitating complications of the disease and to increase life expectancy. Knowledge and understanding of the complex pharmacological mechanisms and their clinical implementation will facilitate successful management of diabetes.


Like diabetes, thyroid disorders are among the most prevalent endocrine diseases that also impact cardiovascular homeostasis. Unfortunately, a great number of patients with thyroid diseases are undiagnosed, contributing to increased morbidity and reduced quality of life. Therefore, there is a need for clear recommendations allowing for effective and prompt recognition of the most frequent thyroid disorders in order to adequately treat patients and avoid adverse clinical outcomes.


Finally, hypertension is still the primary cause of death in the world and medicine is far from establishing adequate control of this cardiovascular risk factor. Recently, new aggressive targets for antihypertensive treatment were proposed, but it is not clear if scientific evidence justifies this therapeutic strategy. Additional discussion surrounds the issue of applying the results of controlled clinical trials to daily life. The role of combination treatment in hypertension and recent novelties in the availability of fixed dose formulations will also be discussed.


EXCEMED is involved in a comprehensive educational blended journey to increase knowledge in cardiometabolic diseases. This programme will address the most recent advancements of research in the areas of cardiometabolic medicine and will discuss the best approaches for clinical management of the complex cardiometabolic patient in daily practice. A multistep approach will be used, encompassing web-based and live activities. All activities – in-person and online – will involve the full interactivity of learners.


Learning objectives

  • Implement the most cost-effective strategies for diabetes prevention
  • Correctly diagnose thyroid disorders in the general population
  • Identify specific blood pressure targets for each patient with hypertension

Accreditation details

The  conference ''Cardiometabolic disorders in clinical practice: a comprehensive update'', Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 08/09/2018-09/09/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 9 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”
“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM . Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at
“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

Scientific programme


08.45     Welcome and introduction

N.T. Khue and H.H.Q. Tri, Vietnam

Session I - Why you should worry about pre-diabetes, and how to recognize it

Chairs: N.T. Khue and H.H.Q. Tri, Vietnam

09.00 L1: The diabetes pandemic

E. Maddaloni, Italy

09.20 L2: Metabolic and clinical changes of pre-diabetes

P. Pozzilli, Italy

09.40 L3: How to recognize people with pre-diabetes

K. H. Yoon, Korea

10.00 Discussion

10.20  Coffee break

Session II – Treating pre-diabetes

Chairs: N.T. Khue and H.H.Q. Tri, Vietnam

10.50 L4: Obesity – a contemporary issue creating future problems

N.T. Khue, Vietnam

11.10 L5: Keywords for pre-diabetes management

P. Pozzilli, Italy

11.30 L6: Is treatment of pre-diabetes cost-effective?

M. Mohamed, Malaysia

11.50 Discussion

12.15 Lunch

13.15-15.15 Session III -  Diabetes treatment debate – different patients, different solutions

Chairs: N.T. Khue and H.H.Q. Tri, Vietnam

Case study 1 : Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Case presentation

Start with lifestyle intervention only

K.H. Yoon, Korea

Immediately start with drug therapy

P. Pozzilli, Italy

Discussion with the audience

Case study 2: Frail elderly? patient with type 2 diabetes

Case presentation

Intensify monotherapy

M. Mohamed, Malaysia

Add-on therapy

E. Maddaloni, Italy

Discussion with the audience

15.15 Coffee break

Session IV – Thyroid disorders: diagnosis is key

Chairs: N.T. Khue and H.H.Q. Tri, Vietnam

Case study 3: Subclinical hypothyroidism

G. Kahaly, Germany

Case study 4: Hypothyroidism during pregnancy

G. Kahaly, Germany

Case study 5: Thyroid cancer

N. Nicodemus, Philippines

17.15     End of the first day



Session V – Management of hypertension

Chairs: D.V. Phuoc and H.H.Q. Tri, Vietnam

09.00 L7: Blood pressure targets in hypertensive patients: European guidelines

G. Mancia, Italy

09.20 L8: Are blood pressure targets proposed after the SPRINT study realistic in clinical practice?

D.V. Phuoc, Vietnam

09.40 L9: New possibilities for fixed-dose combination treatment in hypertension

H.H.Q. Tri, Vietnam

10.00 Discussion

10.20 Coffee break


10.50-12.50  Session VI: Working groups on hypertension management

This session includes two different parallel workshops, each lasting 1 hour. Participants will be divided into groups and will attend both workshops in rotation. By the end of the session each participant will have attended both workshops.

WG1                    Complex patient with hypertension: when a beta-blocker is needed

                              H.H.Q. Tri, Vietnam

WG2                     Complex patient with hypertension: when combination therapy is needed

                            D. V. Phuoc, Vietnam

12.50                   Back to plenary and take-home messages from the working groups

13.00                   End of the live educational conference


CME provider

EXCEMED is a non profit foundation dedicated, since the last four decades, to the development of high-
quality medical education programmes all over the world.
EXCEMED  adheres  to  the  guidelines  and  standards  of  the  European  Accreditation  Council  for
Continuing Medical Education (EACCME ® ) which states that continuing medical education must be
balanced, independent, objective and scientifically rigorous.

Senior Programme Manager: Alessia Addessi
T +39 06 420413 591 - F +39 06 420413 677

Medical Advisors:
Ernesto Maddaloni and Stefano Taddei


Thy Khue Nguyen

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

George J. Kahaly

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

Giuseppe Mancia

Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Milano-Bicocca
Milan, Italy

Thy Khue Nguyen

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

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

Paolo Pozzilli

Endocrinology and metabolic diseases Department
University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (UCBM)
Rome, Italy

Ernesto Maddaloni

Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes
University Campus Bio-Medico
Rome, Italy

Kun-Ho Yoon

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
Seoul, South Korea

Dang Van Phuoc

Cardiology Department
Ho Chi Minh City University Medical Center
Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam


For registration, accommodation and any logistic inquiry, please contact:
Meridiano Congress International
Event Manager: David H. Slangen
T +39 06 88595 250 - F +39 06 88595 234