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Frontiers in Preventive Cardiology and Cardiometabolic Health

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February 16-17, 2024

Hyatt Place Hotel
560 King Street
Charleston, SC

Conference Description

Rapid developments in methods for cardiovascular (CV) disease risk evaluation and recent advances in pharmacological and procedural strategies for management of cardiometabolic risk factors have significantly improved our ability to identify and treat at-risk patients. Join our internationally renowned faculty for updates on contemporary understanding of cardiovascular disease risk algorithms, polygenic risk scores, biomarkers and CV risk, preventive imaging, and female specific risk factors and learn how to incorporate strategies for personalization of risk assessment for each of your unique patients.  Develop skills in recognizing the early, multi-system signs of cardiometabolic disease beyond the heart, including metabolic liver and renal diseases and consider newer pharmacological strategies for organ protection. Targeting obesity is now imperative, particularly in at-risk patients early in the cardiometabolic continuum. Advance your skills in designing a comprehensive management strategy that includes lifestyle, as well as groundbreaking anti-obesity medications and surgical approaches to weight management. The landscape of lipid pharmacotherapy has never been more expansive and the most recent expert guidance on incorporation of these agents into clinical practice will be considered. Presentations of complex patient cases from the real-world will stimulate challenging discussions among participants and expert panelists. And just to keep you at the absolute peak of your scientific evidence game, join us for a session on the Top Trials of 2023-24 in preventive cardiology and cardiometabolic health that will impact your patient care!

Conference Objectives

At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Incorporate comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment into routine clinical practice and personalize evaluation based on the patient’s unique risk profile.
  2. Formulate treatment strategies to target obesity early in the cardiometabolic risk continuum.
  3. Select pharmacotherapy for management of dyslipidemia and reduction of cardiovascular risk based on current scientific evidence and expert guidance.
  4. Intervene early for renal and hepatic protection in patients with cardiometabolic disease.

Conference Brochure

The conference brochure can be found here

Online Syllabus

The syllabus will be provided online during the conference, and for up to 30 days after the conference ends. Information will be emailed to you a few days prior to the conference so that you may download a copy.

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: Most states accept CMEs that apply to a specific nursing specialty as nursing continuing education. Please check with your respective State Board of Nursing to ascertain the equivalent number of contact hours offered for 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any financial relationships with any ineligible companies. An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Any financial relationships with these ineligible companies have been mitigated by the MUSC Office of CME. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.


The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Access to Recorded Presentations

The MUSC Office of CME, with the permission of each speaker, will be recording each presentation of the conference. The videos will be posted online after the conference and be available for those who are not able to live stream the entire conference. Viewing the videos will offer the same amount of CME credit and can be viewed for up to 14 days following the posting date. The non-refundable fee for this service is $100.00 and is only available to individuals registered for the conference. Access to the videos will be granted to attendees who purchase this option in advance of the conference.

Credit Designation: The Medical University of South Carolina designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™ for each video. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at (843) 876-1925, or attach a note to your registration.

Registration Fee

  Early         Regular

In-person Attendance $150          $200
Virtual Attendance* $175          $225                                             

Access to Recorded Videos (Optional)  $100             

Early registration fees apply if registration is received on or before November 30, 2023.

*Please note: for virtual registrations, a minimum number of participants must register to be able to offer the virtual meeting. If this minimum is not met, you will be notified by February 1, 2024, and will be given the option to change to in-person registration or receive a full refund. If the virtual registration option is canceled, the video access option would also be canceled and a refund will be issued to anyone that purchased access to the videos.

The fee for in-person attendance includes tuition, breaks, online syllabus and certificates of attendance. The fee for live streaming the meeting includes tuition, online syllabus, and certificates of attendance.  The fee for virtual attendance is higher due to the added cost of offering a virtual program.

Please make your check payable to Medical University of South Carolina and mail with the registration form included in this brochure to: Heidi Callahan, MUSC Office of CME, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, HE601, MSC 754, Charleston, SC 29425

Exhibitor Information

If your company is interested in exhibiting at this conference, please email the MUSC Office of CME at and someone will be in touch with more information. 

Pandemic Uncertainty

The lack of certainty about the future trajectory of the pandemic makes it difficult to make an informed decision about almost everything.  With this in mind, we have listed some key points to consider as you decide between the in-person registration and the virtual registration:

While masks are currently* not required, we encourage the use of masks for individuals at risk of complications from COVID-19, including older adults and individuals who are immunocompromised or who have pre-existing conditions. If a mask is worn, it should fit well around the nose and mouth. Cloth masks are not recommended unless they are covering a surgical mask underneath.

We will not be offering COVID testing onsite at the conference. If you are traveling internationally, please refer to the CDC Requirements for International Travelers prior to making your arrangements. For everyone flying to Charleston, we suggest purchasing travel insurance in the event your trip is cancelled.

* New mask mandates may be implemented in the future as indicated to protect the health of our community.


A refund will be made upon written request prior to January 16, 2024; however, $50 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after January 16, 2024. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for canceled programs. By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.

Registration Methods

(Please use ONE of these methods to register. Do not mail if previously faxed or telephoned).

Mail registration form with check made out to “Medical University of South Carolina” or credit card information to:

Heidi Callahan
MUSC Office of CME
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
HE 601, MSC 754
Charleston, SC, 29425

Telephone: (843) 876-1925 – Registration by credit card only

Fax:  Registration form (credit card only) faxed to 843-876-1931

Email: Registration form (credit card only) emailed to

Online: Online Registration Portal

Hotel Information

The Hyatt Place Hotel
560 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 414-4900

Nestled in the Upper King Historic District, Hyatt Place Charleston / Historic District offers spacious rooms, well-equipped meeting spaces, and access to some of the best attractions in downtown Charleston. Explore the Restaurant District, South Carolina Aquarium, and Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry nearby or take in city views from the rooftop bar of our Pour Taproom with over 40 craft beers on tap. The best of Charleston is within easy reach when you stay at the Hyatt Place Charleston / Historic District.. The hotel offers valet parking, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, onsite restaurant and concierge. Special group rates start at $279.00 plus tax, per night. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved and are being offered on a first come, first serve basis. The room block will be held until January 15, 2024;  however the room block may be filled prior to this date. In such a case, neither the group rate nor guest room availability can be guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 843-414-0722 or Toll Free at 877-803-7534 and identifying yourself as being a participant in this meeting, or by following the online directions below. Link for online reservations:

Online Booking Link: Frontiers in Preventive Cardiology and Cardiometabolic Health (

Parking: Valet parking at the hotel is available at $34.00 plus tax, per day and can be added to your guest folio. In addition, self-parking is available at $20.00 per day. Rates are subject to change with notice.