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.
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.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for the purpose of recertification.
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.
Trina Seligman, ND
Saray Stancic, M.D.
Kimber Stanhope, M.D.
Nina Teicholz, MPhil
Cindy Thompson, MS, EMT-P, MVLCE
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.
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
Kristen Shane, RN, BSN
Sherri Zorn, M.D.
Michelle Eng, CME Manager
Danielle Posadas, CME Specialist, Sr.