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Navigating the World of Cardiometabolic Medicine: Associations and Conferences

Patricia Dizon
/ October 3, 2023

At Enara Health, one of the fields that has captivated our excitement and has emerged alongside obesity medicine has been that of cardiometabolic medicine. Similar to obesity medicine, many are calling for its recognition as a separate specialty. The goal of cardiometabolic medicine is the prevention and optimization of cardiac and metabolic risk factors. The emergence of medications that target metabolic conditions and decrease CVD disease has further propelled the growth of this subspecialty.  It is a dynamic discipline where healthcare professionals, researchers, and experts converge to tackle the complex interplay between key risk factors in an integrated approach rather than an isolated approach: obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, fatty liver, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease.

Since cardiometabolic medicine is an emerging concept, some of the best ways to get introduced to the field and keep in touch are through associations and conferences. They serve as vital hubs of collaboration and innovation. These gatherings are where breakthroughs are unveiled, the latest research findings are shared, and professionals network to drive progress in the field.

In this comprehensive blog post, I will review associations and conferences that cover cardiometabolic medicine. Whether you are a healthcare professional seeking to deepen your expertise or an individual with a passion for improving cardiometabolic health, this blog will serve as your guide to understanding the key players and events in this ever-evolving field.

The Role of Cardiometabolic Medicine Associations

Our favorite go-to association for cardiometabolic advancements and education ranked in order of attention to cardiometabolic medicine:

Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC)

  • They have been leading the mission to define and promote cardiometabolic medicine.
  • Pros: Intimate conferences; great way to network with people practicing cardiometabolic medicine. Cover advanced and entry-level topics including great clinical case reports.
  • Cons: Narrow focus limited to cardiometabolic medicine which can be a drawback for cardiologists or others who want to dive into other topics.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC)

  • Global hub for cardiologists and cardiovascular professionals.
  • Pros: Wide spectrum of cardiovascular issues; international reach, they are at the forefront of the practical application of these ideas in the real world addressing business model challenges in addition to clinical care.
  • Cons: Some of their events/conferences may not cover cardiometabolic care at all.

American Heart Association (AHA)

  • Focused on fighting heart disease and stroke in the U.S to prevent disability and improve quality of life.
  • Pros: Established and renowned non-profit; leading advocate for heart health, funds and supports research for advanced medical knowledge and treatment options.
  • Cons: Sometimes too academic/scientifically focused without thinking about real-world applications and challenges.

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

  • Pioneers in cardiology and cardiovascular research in Europe.
  • Pros: Diverse range of cardiometabolic conferences and events due to global scope and collaborations.
  • Cons: Membership fees can be high, limiting access to some healthcare professionals and researchers.

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • Dedicated to the prevention and eradication of diabetes; promoting policies and initiatives that improve access to healthcare, medication, and diabetes management tools.
  • Pros: Strong resources on the link between diabetes and cardiometabolic health.
  • Cons: Some critics argue that ADA’s emphasis on pharmaceutical solutions may overshadow the importance of lifestyle changes and dietary choices in diabetes prevention and management.

Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology (APSC)

  • Advancing cardiovascular care in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Pros: Collaboration platform for diverse countries.
  • Cons: More regional than global in its approach.

Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA)

  • Pioneering advancements in heart failure understanding and treatments.
  • Pros: Collaborative efforts for heart failure care; broad range of resources.
  • Cons: Specific focus on heart failure and may not cover cardiometabolic care at all.

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)

  • Leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology, and specializing in cardiac rhythm disorders in alliance with more than 90 countries.
  • Pros: Specialized in diagnosis and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders; global membership.
  • Cons: Niche focuses on rhythm disorders only.

The CRT Group Foundation

  • Premier education for cardiovascular technology and procedures.
  • Pros: Ideal for practitioners interested in cardiovascular tech; comprehensive learning platform.
  • Cons: Concentrated on cardiovascular technology and may provide no coverage for cardiometabolic care

An Overview of Cardiometabolic Medicine Conferences

Here are our top 5 favorite conferences that best offer opportunities for networking, collaboration, and education:

Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) Annual Meeting:
This meeting or conference is great for medical professionals who want to be kept updated in the rapidly evolving field of cardiometabolic health through case presentations, panel discussions, interactive Q&A sessions, and direct engagement with top experts.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session

ACC’s Annual Scientific Session is a premier event for cardiologists, researchers, and healthcare professionals. It covers a wide range of topics, including those related to cardiometabolic health.

American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Exchange

This conference is highly recommended for healthcare professionals with a keen interest in cardiology, metabolic health, and related medical conditions.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions

ADA’s Scientific Sessions feature presentations on cutting-edge diabetes research, which often encompasses aspects of cardiometabolic medicine.

Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Annual Scientific Meeting

This conference promises to be the ultimate gathering for heart failure teams. This event will serve as a dynamic hub where healthcare professionals and experts from the field of cardiology come together to explore the forefront of heart failure science and extensive networking opportunities.

If you’re attending any of these conferences or have an interest in the field, feel free to contact the Enara team. We’re dedicated to advancing knowledge and promoting collaboration in cardiometabolic medicine. Whether you want to share insights, discuss partnership possibilities, or connect with peers, don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected].

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