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The International Congress on Abdominal Obesity:
Bridging the Gap Between Cardiology and Diabetology

The International Congress on Abdominal Obesity: Bridging the Gap Between Cardiology and Diabetology, organized by the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR), takes a multidisciplinary approach to the assessment and management of abdominal obesity as a key risk factor for the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

It has become evident that the worldwide epidemic of abdominal obesity cannot be handled by the current medical model in which complications such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease are often evaluated and managed in isolation without the help of the proper multidisciplinary resources to improve patients’ nutritional and physical activity habits.

The International Congress on Abdominal Obesity reviews the evidence that abdominal obesity is a new modifiable risk factor which, along with traditional risk factors, plays a central role in this new concept of global cardiometabolic risk.

The relatively new International Congress has rapidly become the international platform to discuss novel approaches, and share scientific and clinical data to benefit regional healthcare professionals, clinicians and scientists in our fight against the epidemic of abdominal obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

At the meeting, questions on abdominal obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension are reviewed in depth.

Some of the key topics addressed include:

  • Assessment of abdominal obesity, metabolic syndrome and related cardiometabolic risk;
  • Pathophysiology of abdominal obesity and related cardiometabolic risk: new mechanistic insights;
  • Drivers of cardiovascular disease risk in abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes;
  • Management of abdominal obesity and global cardiometabolic risk: physical activity/exercise;
  • Nutritional management of abdominal obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Seoul, Korea

September 12-14, 2013

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Québec City, QC Canada

July 9-12, 2012

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