Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2010
About the International Chair
on Cardiometabolic Risk

The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk - an academic, independent and multidisciplinary platform - was launched by Universitť Laval in March 2006 at a press conference held during the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Atlanta. Since then, the Chair has organized and participated in an array of activities at international medical congresses while reaching out to both scientifc and lay communities. The Chairís website, which was launched in the fall 2007, is a key component of its strategy. The website is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use source of information on abdominal obesity and cardiometabolic risk. Intended for both health professionals and the general public, it uses state-of-the-art technology to help visitors better understand the risk factors and markers that must be addressed and the lifestyle changes that must be made in order to prevent abdominal obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The Chairís website is highly interactive and features free slides, webcasts, and videos in which world-renowned experts discuss themes relevant to cardiometabolic risk. The Chair also publishes the CMReJournal, which is available through its website. The e-journal complements the Chairís website and provides up-to-date information on abdominal obesity and related cardiometabolic risk for a range of audiences. It also features key research fndings and messages as well as in-depth papers on issues relevant to abdominal obesity and global cardiometabolic risk.

By providing a platform for integrated research, developing physician and patient education programs, and working to create new prevention and treatment strategies, the Chair is committed to stopping and reversing the abdominal obesity pandemic for the beneft of patients and society alike.

Our website can be found at: www.cardiometabolic-risk.org