Metabolic Health Symposium

Catalyzing Science to Action for Transformation and Resilience Across the Lifespan

Thursday, June 9 - Saturday, June 11, 2022
In-person at Renaissance Seattle Hotel
And Live, Virtual Broadcast

Three days exploring and applying the science of metabolic health and nutrition organized around the pillars of metabolic health:

Day 1: Protect the Liver
Day 2: Feed the Gut
Day 3: Support the Brain

Metabolic Health CME

This 3-day in-person and virtual medical education symposium will explore and apply the science of metabolic health and nutrition over the lifespan.  It features over 30 hours of accredited, educational content and will be available to registered attendees on-demand for at least 60 days post course.

Healthcare professionals, it's time to heed the pandemic's wake-up call about the link between diet-related diseases and chronic illness. Now, more than ever, we must realize the link between diet, lifestyle, and the majority of chronic diseases that plague modern society. The prevalence of obesity and metabolic disease in the form of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and lipid disorders is a serious problem that continues to grow at an alarming rate, even among younger populations. From pediatrics to geriatrics, there is no systems-wide approach. Researchers increasingly recognize that obesity is a disease state that is driven not by a lack of willpower, but a dysfunctional food system. Our society and environment encourages overeating of toxic calories, which is compounded by increasing levels of stress, poor sleep hygiene, and lack of exercise, setting millions on the path to poor health outcomes and chronic disease.
Join your colleagues and respected leaders as we educate ourselves into a more promising future. Swedish Medical Center's Metabolic Health and Nutrition CME Symposium is back with a powerful call to action. Our live/virtual hybrid international symposium will be held June 9-11, 2022, at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Seattle, WA.  Building upon two previous highly acclaimed national conferences, the bar has been set high. Implementing effective nutrition intervention in metabolic disease requires unlearning previously accepted truths, taking action to prevent the development of metabolic syndrome, and managing and reversing those that are already established. It makes little sense to continue promoting the status quo. We need to reevaluate the science, the history, and re-educate ourselves on how to reverse this pandemic of diet and lifestyle driven diseases, and that is the goal this symposium aims to achieve.SwedishMetabolicMatrix
This year, our agenda is full of expert-driven content, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and more. Don't miss this opportunity to ask questions of internationally recognized experts and amazing thought leaders in the fields of metabolic health and nutrition and join in rich networking opportunities. Register early, as seats in the live hall are expected to sell out quickly. For those who cannot attend in person, we're pleased to announce that the entire event will also be live-streamed, recorded, and also include bonus expert content for on-demand viewing at any time. 

Intended Audience
This course is designed for physicians and all allied health professionals who care for patients in the United States and beyond. Specifically including the following specialties: family, internal, and pediatric medicine, nutrition, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gerontology, neurology, pharmacy, and obesity medicine/bariatric medicine.

Registration and additional information can be viewed on the main course website.  Fees will apply to attend and in-person registration is limited.  Please see the Fees details page for more details.



The prevalence of metabolic disease in the form of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), lipid disorders and dementia is a very serious problem that continues to grow at an alarming rate. It affects people throughout their lives, from development in utero to old age.  The impact on quality of life through every stage underscores the urgent need for more effective strategies to promote healthy eating and physical habits that will support robust health throughout the lifespan.

Many clinicians are not adequately prepared to discuss diet and nutrition with patients and their families. The majority of medical schools have no requirements for nutrition coursework and those that do require an average of just two credits about nutrition. Further, our understanding of nutritional science and the development of metabolic disease is evolving daily. Conventional thinking is that obesity is the central issue. Eighty percent of the population with obesity do in fact have metabolic disease (57 million). However, what typically isn’t recognized is that forty percent of the population without obesity also has metabolic disease (67 million).  Blind spots such as these prevent practitioners from diagnosing metabolic disease and getting to the root of the problem.

Our society has been concerned with nutrition and diet-related disease for decades, however, despite good intentions, prevailing dietary recommendations have only made matters worse. Implementing effective interventions in patients with metabolic disease requires unlearning previously myths and misunderstandings about nutrition, taking action to prevent the development of metabolic disorders, and managing and reversing that which is already established.



2022 Planned Agenda (A pop-up pdf will open.)



By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
  • Name systems in the body that can assist health care professionals predict the potential development of metabolic disease and take steps to prevent it
  • Discuss the impact of metabolic disease on patients, families, communities and health care systems; and describe the societal cost of metabolic disorders
  • Educate patients on the connection between diet and metabolic disease
  • Encourage patients to prepare and consume foods that promote metabolic health
  • Advocate for better nutrition and nutrition education to improve community health related to diet and lifestyle-driven diseases


Accreditation with Commendation

Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this Other (Live and Internet Enduring) activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credits in Progress
AAFP Prescribed Credits

Other Health Professionals
Many credentialing bodies, societies and boards (such as Nurses, PAs, PTs, Social Workers) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as an equivalent credit hour as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline. If you have any doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, please check our planned agenda and contact your board prior to registering for the course.

Registered Nurses
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for the purpose of recertification.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this course.


Additional information about all of our amazing expert Faculty below is available on the main conference website in the Faculty tab.


Maya Adam, M.D.

Puja Agarwal, Ph.D.

Monica Aggarwal, M.D.

Vicki Alexander, M.D.

Michelle Babb, MS, RDN, CD

Keith Berkowitz, M.D.

Jeffrey Bland, M.D.

Kevin Boyd, DDS

Adam Cady, PA-C, NHS, ATC, CSCS

Ann Marie Childers, M.D., FAPA

Ann Cooper, Chef, CEC

Dominic D'Agostino, Ph.D

Andreas Eenfeldt, M.D.

Elisa Epel, Ph.D.

Thomas Flass, M.D., MS

Christopher Gardner, Ph.D

Rachel Gow, Ph.D

Joan Ifland, Ph.D, MBA

Andreas Kornstadt, M.D.

David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Lustig, M.D., MSL

Aseem Malhotra, M.D.

Susan Maples, DDS

Emeran Mayer, M.D.

Carlos Monteiro, M.D., Ph.D.

Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D.

Tim Noakes, M.D.

Christopher Palmer, M.D.

Julia Ross

Trina Seligman, ND

Saray Stancic, M.D.

Kimber Stanhope, M.D.

Nina Teicholz, MPhil

Cindy Thompson, MS, EMT-P, MVLCE

Jeff Tkach

Miriam Voss, M.D.

Swedish CME maintains full control of the content of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and mitigate all speaker and planner conflicts of interest with any ineligible companies. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias.

Planning Committee

Uma Pisharody, MD, FAAP, Course Chair
Wolfram Alderson, MS
Arti Chandra, M.D., MPH
Rachel Gow, Ph.D.
Leslie Lee, MS, RD, CNSC
Elizabeth Meade, M.D., FAAP
Nicole Roehrig, MSN, R.N., CPN
Roberta Ruggiero
Kristen Shane, RN, BSN
Sherri Zorn, M.D.
Michelle Eng, CME Manager
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist, Sr.