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2016 Latin American conference on cardiometabolic diseases management: Health emergencies in focus

2016 Latin American conference on cardiometabolic diseases management: Health emergencies in focus
  • Cardiometabolic
    Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes
    Thyroid disorder
Regional conference by Excemed
Friday, Jul 22 - Saturday, Jul 23 2016
São Paulo, Brazil


Latin America


The official language of the symposium will be English. Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish and Portuguese and vice versa will be provided.

Registration status
Not applicable

To register for this event, contact

Meridiano Congress
Project Coordinator: Titty Alvino
T +39 06 88 595 310 -  F +39 06 88595 234

Registration fee


The registration fee is 200€ and includes:
•    Scientific sessions
•    Coffee breaks and luncheons
•    Educational materials
•    Certificate of attendance

Target audiences

This programme is intended for general practitioners
internists and all other healthcare professionals managing cardiometabolic diseases in Latin America



Scroll down to the Scientific Programme below to find hyperlinks to corresponding video lectures and slide presentations.


Two of the most challenging global health emergencies of the 21st century are diabetes and hypertension. Both can progress to serious cardiovascular conditions which are the leading cause of death in developed countries; high blood pressure is still considered the highest worldwide risk factor for premature death. In 2015 alone, the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 415 million people were affected by diabetes – a number that is expected to rise over the next two decades. Patients with diabetes are at high risk of developing co morbidities which can cause disability, reduced quality of life and a raised risk of mortality. Pathogenesis of diabetes and hypertension is linked to modifiable risk factors such as diet and lifestyle as well as genetic predisposition. Both hypertension and diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions in Central and South America as both regions engage in increasingly Western lifestyles. Thyroid dysfunction, which poses complex medical problems and requires dedicated treatment, is also common in Latin America due to iodine deficiency as well as genetic factors. Even though modern medicine offers a plethora of therapeutic interventions for diabetes, hypertension and thyroid dysfunction, the management of these conditions is still an enormous burden on the global healthcare community – in part due to insufficient funding allocated to combating cardiometabolic diseases.

Learning objectives

• Manage hypertension and related cardiovascular complications

• Apply the suggested algorithms for diabetes management

• Manage thyroid disorders

• Improve the proper use of oral antidiabetic agents in different conditions

• Manage the complexity of the relationship between hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disorders

Accreditation details

An application has been made to the EACCME ® for CME accreditation of the EXCEMED conference 2016 Latin American conference on cardiometabolic diseases management: Health emergencies in focus to be held on 22-23 July 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Scientific programme

Friday,  22  July  2016

08.30     registration
09.00     Welcome and introduction

Session I: Three questions on pre-diabetes

09.15  L1:  Diabetes, how do we get there? K. Cruickshank (UK)

Video lecture, Slide presentation

09.40  L2:  Lifestyle modifications to prevent diabetes: is it enough? P. L. Jaramillo (Colombia)

Video lecture (in Spanish), Slide presentation

10.05  L3:  Drugs for type 2 diabetes prevention: which is better? Leticia Schwerz Weinert

Video lecture (in Portuguese), Slide presentation

10.30    Question time

11.00    coffee break

Session II: Three questions on overt diabetes

11.15  L4:  Diabetes management: how to choose the right drug? E. Maddaloni (Italy)

11.40  L5:  Gestational Diabetes: when and how should pharmacological intervention be implemented? Leticia Schwerz Weinert

Video lecture (in Portuguese), Slide presentation

12.05  L6:  What is the role of new technologies in type 2 diabetes? Anna Rita Maurizi

Video lecture, Slide presentation

12.30    Question time

13.00    Lunch

Session III: Thyroid

14.00  L7:  Cardiometabolic implications of thyroid dysfunction, G. Brenta (Argentina) 

Video lecture, Slide presentation
14.25  L8:  Subclinical hypothyroidism: myths, presumptions and facts, B. Biondi (Italy)

Video lecture, Slide presentation

14.50  L9:  New perspectives in the diagnostic of thyroid nodules, G. Brenta (Argentina)  

Video lecture, Slide presentation
15.15     Question time

15.45     coffee Break

Session IV: Debate on hot metabolic topics

16.00    Debate on optimizing metformin and combination therapy

              Optimizing  metform - K. Cruickshank (UK) VS. Combination therapy P.  L.  Jaramillo (Colombia)

16.20    Let’s talk

Session V: Bridge lecture

16.40  L10:  Autonomic dysfunction in diabetes: the hidden diseases complicating blood pressure and heart  rate control, V. Spallone (Italy)

Video lecture, Slide presentation

17.05    Question time

17.25    Take home messages

17.30    end of the first day

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Session VI: Specific problems in hypertension

09.00  L11:  Are hypertension and obesity linked? G. Grassi (Italy)

Video lecture, Slide presentation

09.25  L12:  High heart rate and cardiovascular risk, G.  Grassi (Italy)    

Video lecture, Slide presentation

09.50  L13:  Goal of treating patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease, Speaker to be announced

10.15     Question time

10.45     coffee Break

Session VII: Debate on hot topics in hypertension

11.00    Debate on the management on blood pressure targets in hypertension

             Blood pressure targets in hypertension: the evidence for sprint Speaker to be announced


            Blood pressure targets in hypertension: the evidence against sprint G. Grassi (Italy)

11.20     Question time

Session VIII: Hypertension treatment issues

11.40  L14:  Is heart rate a target in hypertensive treatment? H. Struijker-Boudier (The Netherlands)

Video lecture, Slide presentation

12.05  L15:  combination treatment: RAS blockers are not the only possibility - relevance of combination therapy in hypertension, S. Taddei (Italy)

Video lecture, Slide presentation

12.30  L16:  The prevention of heart failure development in hypertension, María Juliana Rodríguez Gonzalez

Video lecture (in Spanish), Slide presentation

12.55    Question time

13.25    Take home messages

13.30    end of the conference

    Closing lunch

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education

Senior Programme Manager: Chloé Xilinas
T    +39    06    420413    505    -    F    +39    06    420413    677
Cardiologist  Medical  Advisor:  Stefano Taddei
Endocrinologist Medical Advisor:   Ernesto Maddaloni   


Bernadette Biondi

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine
Endocrine division
University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy

Gabriela Brenta

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Milstein Hospital
Buenos Aires University
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

Guido Grassi

Department of internal medicine
University of Milano-Bicocca
Milan, Italy

Patricio López Jaramillo

Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica
Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander
FOSCAL Internacional
Floridabianca, Colombia

Ernesto Maddaloni

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

Stefano Taddei

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Hypertension Unit
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy
Gabriela Brenta
Endocrinology and metabolism
Gabriela Brenta
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Gabriela Brenta
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Bernadette Biondi
Endocrinology and metabolism
Slide kit
Gabriela Brenta
Cardiometabolic, Endocrinology and metabolism