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Charleston Metabolic Disorders Conference Agenda

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020

Moderator: Wing-Kin Syn, MUSC, Conference Chair

2:15pm Registration

2:30 Welcome & Conference Overview

2:45 Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Update on
Diabetes Guidelines, 
Aundrea E. Loftley, M.D.

3:15  Diabetes Complications
Harsha Karanchi, M.D. 

3:45 Diabetes and Gum Disease
Renata S. Leite, M.D. 

4:15 New Drugs to Treat Diabetes Mellitus and Associated
Kenneth Cusi, M.D. 

4:45  CME Conference Adjourns

5:00 Reception & Industry Showcase

7:00 Close of Reception & Showcase


Moderator: Sheldon Litwin, MUSC, Conference Chair

7:30am Breakfast & Sign-in

8:10 Epidemiology and Costs of NAFLD
Zobair Younossi, M.D., MPH

8:40 Clinical Presentation and Risk Factors for NAFLD
Michael Fuchs, M.D.,Ph.D. 

9:10 Extrahepatic Associations of NAFLD (Focus on Cardiac,
Renal, DM), 
Wing-Kin Syn, M.D., Ph.D.

9:40 Impact of Metabolic Risk Factors on Cancers
Anna Mae Diehl, M.D. 

10:10 Break

10:30 Identifying High Risk Individuals with NAFLD (i.e. to include 
elastography/imaging + biomarkers), Michael Fuchs, M.D., PhD.

11:00 Management of NAFLD (i.e. lifestyle/diet/weight loss
programs, etc), 
Anna Mae Diehl, M.D. 

11:30 Novel Therapies for NAFLD including Anti-fibrotics
Zobair Younossi, M.D., MPH

Case Presentations

Moderators: Wing-Kin Syn and Don Rockey, MUSC

12:00 Case  Presentations Highlighting the Use of LFTs and New
Diagnostic Tools

12:30 Lunch Buffet

Moderators: Wing-Kin Syn and Don Rockey, MUSC

Obesity/Metabolic Disease & Heart Failure

1:30 Part 1: Lifestyle and Interventional Approaches for Prevention
of HF, 
Sheldon Litwin, M.D. 

2:00 Part 2: Lifestyle and Interventional Measures for Treatment of
Existing HF, 
Sheldon Litwin, M.D. 

2:30 Update on Hypertension Treatment: European vs. American
Pamela Morris, M.D., FACC

3:00 Break

3:20 Ischemic Heart Disease: Do We Treat Diabetics Differently?
Chris Nielsen, M.D. 

3:50  Making Clinically Productive Prevention Work?
Andrew Freeman, M.D. 

4:20  The Year in Plants: 2020 - The Year of Clarity
Andrew Freeman, M.D. 

4:50  Adjourn for the Day

SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020

Moderators: Michael Zile & Sheldon Litwin, MUSC


7:00am Breakfast & Sign-in

7:30 Chronic Kidney Disease: Obesity and Diabetes as
Causative/Complicating Factors,
Ruth C. Campbell, M.D.

8:00 Atrial Fibrillation and Obesity
J. Marcus Wharton, M.D. 

8:30 Sleep Disordered Breathing: New Treatments
Chitra Lal, M.D. 

Other Endocrine/Metabolic Diseases

9:00 PCOS and T2DM Guidelines
Aundrea E. Loftley, M.D. 

9:30 Hypothyroidism and Metabolic Syndrome
Kenneth Cusi, M.D. 

10:00 Break

10:20  Obesity (Management - Medical Therapy/Lifestyle)
Harsha Karanchi, M.D. 

10:50  Obesity (Management - Drugs, Endoscopy, Surgery)
Robert Moran, M.D. 

11:20  Summary Presentation of Metabolic Syndrome + RoundTable /
Discussions with Audience,
Drs. Litwin, Syn

11:45 Adjourn, Box Lunch