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An Integrated Approach to Cardiometabolic Chronic Disease
Wednesday 18th October, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

The NIPC are delighted to offer this free, online training and education programme, designed for healthcare professionals. The course aims to further participants’ understanding of how to provide an integrated approach to managing patients with cardiometabolic based chronic disease and will cover the latest evidence in terms of behavioural approaches, pharmacotherapy, surgery, multidisciplinary team working and the optimal patient pathway.

The course begins with a live online introductory session by an interactive panel followed by 4 self-paced online modules.

Applications are welcome from current healthcare professionals practicing in Ireland.

‘This activity is funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim-Lilly Alliance. The Boehringer Ingelheim-Lilly Alliance has no influence over the agenda, contents, selection of speakers or the organisation of the session’

Course Leader: Dr. Susan Connolly Consultant Cardiologist, Integrated Care, University Hospital Galway and CHO2 West.


Professor Derek Connolly, Consultant Cardiologist, Birmingham City Hospital
Professor Derek O’Keefe, Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospital
Professor Carel LeRoux, Professor of Experimental Pathology, University College Dublin and Consultant Chemical Pathologist,
St Vincent’s University Hospital
Professor Alex Miras, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Ulster University
Professor Michael Vallis, Health Psychologist and Associate Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada
Mr. Dimitri Pournaras, Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery at the North Bristol NHS Trust, UK
Dr. Rajay Narain, Consultant Cardiologist, St Georges University Hospital, London and Director Global Health Alliance
Professor Sean Dinneen, Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospital
Dr Joe Gallagher, ICGP Clinical Lead in Cardiovascular Disease, Irish College of General Practitioners
Dr. Rani Khatib, Consultant Pharmacist, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
Dr. Niamh Kieran, Consultant Nephrologist, Galway University Hospital
Dr. Stephen Stewart, Consultant Hepatologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
Dr. Tom Butler, Dietitian and Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Health, Edge Hill University
Dr. Jennifer Jones, Physiotherapist and Director for Training and Education, NIPC
Dr. Sarah O’Brien, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, Office of National Clinical Advisor & Group Lead (NCAGL) for Chronic Disease, HSE

Course sessions include:

  • Drivers of Cardiometabolic Based Chronic Disease (CBCD)
  • Clinical Manifestations (Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes Mellitus and Fatty Liver Disease) and their Interconnectivity
  • Delivering Effective Behaviour Change
  • Emotional Eating, Bingeing and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dietary Modification, Weight Management and Physical Activity
  • The role of SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in Managing CBCD and Cardiovascular Outcomes
  • Surgical Management of Obesity
  • The Integrated Care Programme in Chronic Disease Management in Ireland and its Relevance to Managing CBCD
  • Practical Implementation of Pathways to Manage CBCD
  • Pharmacist-led management–experience from Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust Cardiometabolic Clinic
  • Consultant-led management – experience from St Georges NHS Trust Cardiometabolic Clinic
  • Using Digital Health Technology for the Management of CBCD

Applications are now closed

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