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The Charleston Metabolic Disorders Conference


 **Due to COVID-19, the conference has been postponed**

New dates to be announced soon


Conference Description

The conference sessions will focus on current and emerging best practices for the management of Obesity, Diabetes, Nonalcoholic Fatty liver disease, and Cardiovascular disease

- Rising incidence and prevalence of Obesity and T2DM
- Parallel increase in prevalence of NAFLD; up to 40% of the US population affected
- Introducing current and new treatment strategies to address these multiple overlapping disorders (with common pathogenic mechanisms)

These conditions are seen by all physicians and are often not captured or under-diagnosed.   Our aim is to bring attention to these common disorders and need for early identification of those at highest risks (e.g. NAFLD - how to identify, when to refer, how to manage etc.).

Case presentations, small group discussions and Poll Everywhere ARS will be used.

Our target audience includes PCPs, General Internal Medicine Physicians, Specialists, PharmDs, non-physician providers / mid-levels, Dietitians. 

Target Audience

The target audience includes cardiologists, endocrinologists, hepatologists, primary care providers, hospitalists, mid-level providers, pharmDs, dietitians, nurses and others who manage or are interested in the management of metabolic risk factors. All trainees in the relevant fields and representatives from both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this conference the provider should be better able to:

1. Identify Metabolic Risk Factors
2. Identify Complications of the Metabolic Syndrome
3. Implement New Diabetes Guidelines
4. Discuss New Drugs to Treat T2DM, including GLP1 agonists, SGLT2 inhibitors, and DPP4 inhibitor
5. Diagnose, Risk Stratify, and Treat Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease including use of new metabolic and antifibrotic strategies
6. Manage Ischemic Heart Disease and Heart Failure, highlighting role of lifestyle measures, weight management and metabolic approaches
7. Manage Hypertension in accordance with updated Guidelines
8. Implement Specific Steps to Set Up a Metabolic Clinic

Conference Schedule 

The conference schedule can be found viewing the Charleston Metabolic Disorders Conference agenda page

Conference Faculty

The conference faculty can be found viewing the Charleston Metabolic Disorders Conference faculty page

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP: Application for Continuing Medical Education credits has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credits is pending.

Other Credit Statements

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 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

PAs: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and Prescribed credit from AAFP from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. The MUSC Office of CME provides certificates to PAs with a statement, approved by AAPA, that PAs may receive a maximum of 13.0 AAPA Category 1 Credits for this conference.

ABIM MOC logo Successful completion of this CME activity which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 


In accordance with the ACCME Essentials & Standards, anyone involved in planning, presenting or moderating at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the health care industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be required 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.

Electronic 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 the week prior to the conference so that you may download a copy and/or follow on your ipad or laptop during the conference. Internet connection will also be available in the meeting room.

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 Fees

Early Bird Rates (On/Before April 26, 2020)

Physicians & Pharm.D. $299.00
Commercial and Biotech Partners $299.00
NP'S, PA,'s, RN's $199.00
Resident/Fellows (Non-MUSC) $99.00

Regular (After April 26, 2020)

Physicians & Pharm.D.'s $349.00
Commercial and Biotech Partners  $349.00
NP'S, PA,'s, RN's $249.00
Resident/Fellows (Non-MUSC) $99.00

MUSC Divisions of Cardiology, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, and Endocrinology faculty and staff should call the Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to register.

Registration fee includes continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, electronic course syllabus, and credit processing.

No pre-registrations will be accepted after June 22, 2020. After this date, you must contact the MUSC Office of CME at 843-876-1925 to see if space is still available.  If space is still available you must register on-site. Note: There will be an increased rate for on-site registrations!

Registration Methods

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

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

  MUSC Office of CME       
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
HE221A, MSC 754       
Charleston, SC 29425

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

3. Fax (843) 876-1931 – Registration by credit card only

4. Complete registration through the Online Registration Portal

Conference Cancellation

A refund will be made upon written request prior to May 26, 2020; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after May 26, 2020. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for cancelled programs. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties. By registering for this conference, you agree to this cancellation policy.

Hotel Information

**The conference will be held at the West Beach Conference Center**

Kiawah Island Resort, just outside of Historic Charleston is drenched in southern charm and natural grace. An unforgettable coastal setting with miles of undisturbed beaches and tidal marshes, yet still a short drive to experience the city life on the Charleston Peninsula. This resort and residential community has a gracious character of its own, giving guests a unique resort experience unlike any other. Kiawah is a popular vacation destination for families, where southern hospitality is defined and a welcoming community is waiting.

The resort has activities daily for children and teens and many evenings are scheduled with fun activities for the whole family to include entertainment for all. Please check with the Kiawah Resort (843-768-2121) or visit for a schedule of these events. A children’s camp is also available by registering directly with the resort.

A block of 1 and 2 bedrooms villas have be reserved in the East Beach areas. These villa rates range from $255.00 - $389.00 per night. Reserve your villa before May 27, 2020 to receive the discounted rates. Please call 866-224-2612, ask for Villa Reservations and mention the “Charleston Metabolic Disease Conference” to receive these lower rates. For more information on Kiawah Resort, visit their web site at

A resort service fee of 9% per villa, per day will apply to all guest rooms utilized. The resort service fee includes on demand, on-island transportation to all resort owned venues via the existing fleet of resort vehicles, local & 800 phone calls, credit card access calls and in-room coffee.

Rates are subject to a 7.0% South Carolina state tax and a total of 6% local tax (subject to change). The maximum occupancy at Kiawah is two (2) adults per bedroom. Children under the age of 18, when accompanied by an adult and staying in the same room, are free of charge.