According to statistics from the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are 2-4 times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without. Approximately 68% of diabetics above the age of 65 will die from some form of heart disease.
Poor diabetes management can lead to abnormal cholesterol levels and high blood glucose levels and is therefore a major risk factor for developing heart disease. Improving diabetes management can reduce these risks; thus, it is critical for healthcare workers to understand the relationship between diabetes and heart disease.
The Inaugural Joint Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium will further explore this complex relationship by discussing latest developments and best practices for managing at-risk patients. The symposium is a partnership between Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, two leaders in the research and care of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
A range of topics will be covered, including:
- Cardiometabolic Crossroads
- Cardiac and Diabetes Rehab
- Diabetology for the Cardiologist
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease
- Management of Cardiac Valve Disease
- Aortic Disease
The symposium will consist of lectures, panel discussions, Q&A periods, and interactive breakout cases. Attendees with leave with a deeper knowledge of cardiovascular risk reduction in diabetes and the ability to integrate latest recommendations into clinical practice.
The Inaugural Joint Cardiovascular-Diabetes Symposium will take place from January 18-19, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto. Family physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, radiologists, internists, and nurses and allied health professionals involved in cardiovascular patient care are encouraged to attend.
For more information and to register, please visit https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/cardiovascularsymposium/.