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Sponsored by: American Heart Association, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, Obesity Committee

Educational Objectives: I. Describe a minimum of 3 aspects of the problem of inaccurate assessment of obesity and cardiovascular risks in racial/ethnic minorities, including related to the level of inaccuracy using current tools and anthropometric thresholds and the consequences of misclassification of weight status among minorities.
II. List a minimum of 3 best practices for accurate identification of obesity and cardiovascular risks in racial/ethnic minority populations.
III. List a minimum of 3 topics for future research which could improve identification obesity and cardiovascular risks in racial/ethnic minority populations.

Session Agenda

1:30pm
Introduction
Goutham Rao, MD
1:45pm
Best practices for accurate identification of obesity and cardiovascular risks in diverse populations
Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD
2:15pm
The problem of inaccurate identification of obesity and cardiovascular risks in diverse populations
Goutham Rao, MD
2:45pm
Research priorities for improving identification of obesity and cardiovascular risks in diverse populations.
Tiffany Powell-Wiley, MD, MPH, FAHA
3:15pm
Q&A