Metabolic Health Lecture

Thursday, November 11, 2021
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Live Virtual Broadcast

Robert H. Lustig, MD,MDL

The Metabolic Health Lecture features world-renowned expert and thought leader in the field of nutritional biochemistry and metabolic syndrome (MetS), Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L., who will present vital topics on the connection between nutrition and its metabolic consequences. This evidence-based information will assist healthcare providers in providing high-quality, efficient patient care and increase successful patient outcomes. Attendees will be better equipped to care for patients and gain insight from Dr. Lustig’s didactic lecture on topics including essential information on basic nutrition science, description of the prevalence and causes of metabolic disease, debunking key nutrition myths that misinform and prevent progress, discussing best practices, and providing community-based solutions that healthcare providers can implement in their practices. Immediately following Dr. Lustig’s dynamic lecture there will be a special opportunity for the audience to interact with Dr. Lustig in a live question and answer session. With this special lecture, Swedish Medical Center would like to bring awareness to the launch of The ResilienceTM program, a unique, multidisciplinary program offered exclusively at Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care, targeted at the prevention, reversal, and treatment of pediatric MetS.

This lecture is intended for providers in family medicine, internal and pediatric medicine and their sub-specialties including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, and obesity medicine/bariatric medicine.

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The prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a serious problem that continues to grow at an alarming rate, particularly among ethnic populations. The appearance of diseases in children that previously took a lifetime to develop highlights the urgent need for more effective strategies to promote awareness and education.

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. Those that do require nutrition coursework require an average of just two credits, or the equivalent of one course. 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. However, what typically isn’t recognized is that forty percent of the population without obesity also has metabolic disease. Blind spots such as these prevent practitioners from getting to the root of the problem, focusing only on symptoms.

Our society has been concerned with nutrition and diet related disease for decades. Despite good intentions, our dietary recommendations have only made matters worse. Implementing effective nutrition intervention in patients who suffer from MetS requires unlearning previously accepted truths, taking action to prevent the development of metabolic disorders, and managing and reversing those that are already established.


All times listed in Pacific Time Zone. 

7:25 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Uma K. Pisharody, MD, FAAP
7:30 a.m. The Hateful (and Grateful) Eight: The Subcellular Pathologies That Drive Chronic Disease
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
8:15 a.m. Audience Question & Answer with Robert H. Lustig, MD,MSL
Co-Moderators: Leslie Lee, MS, RD & Uma K. Pisharody, MD, FAAP
8:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
Leslie Lee, MS, RD
8:35 a.m. Adjourn


By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Utilize a variety of effective approaches to promote awareness and education of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and obesity when discussing diets and nutrition with patients and their parents/families
  • Employ current strategies and resources for effective nutritional intervention when managing and reversing already established metabolic disorders
  • Apply current knowledge of nutritional science and development of metabolic disease to prevent future emergence of metabolic disorders within their patients and their parents/families 


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 internet live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing CEs

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are accepted for Washington State RN Continuing Education requirements as well as for application and renewal of specialty and advance practice certification through both ANCC and AANP (1 CNE hour is equivalent to 1 CME hour).


Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
Emeritus Professor
University of California, San Francisco

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

Planning Committee

Uma K. Pisharody, MD, FAAP, Course Chair
Leslie Lee, MS, RD
Michelle Eng, CME Manager
Mark Igama, CME Specialist


MD/DO  $35
Allied Health Professional $25

Registration Information
Pre-registration is required. Participants who register by Monday, November 1, will receive a confirmation via email. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment. 

To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Friday, November 5, 2021. 

Special Accommodations
If you require specific accommodations, please contact Swedish CME at or 206-386-2755. 

Registration Fees
Swedish CME is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. The fees for this course include all instruction materials, online syllabus access, and a digital certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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