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Hot Topics in Dyslipidemia From the 2018 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH; Christopher P. Cannon, MD

Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Integritas Communications.

 

These activities have been supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Faculty

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Executive Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Senior Investigator, Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction Study Group
Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher P. Cannon, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician, Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Executive Director, Cardiometabolic Trials
Baim Institute for Clinical Research
Boston, Massachusetts

Course Description

This CME-accredited CME Snapshot™ seven-part series is intended for interventional cardiologists, other cardiologists, lipidologists, endocrinologists, and other diabetologist physicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with persistent hypercholesterolemia. During these activities, expert faculty will participate in a series of interactive discussions on the latest evidence and their clinical experience managing patients with persistently elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels using nonstatin lipid-lowering medications, including inhibitors of the enzyme protein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9).

Target Audience

These activities have been designed to meet the educational needs of interventional cardiologists, other cardiologists, lipidologists, endocrinologists, and diabetologist physicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with persistent hypercholesterolemia.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:

  • Adapt their clinical decision-making for the management of patients with persistent hypercholesterolemia based on newly published data from key 2018 medical conferences.
  • Describe study designs and available evidence from recent long-term cardiovascular outcomes trials examining nonstatin lipid-lowering medications, including clinical implications of published data for various patient types.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of these educational activities.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH: Grant/Research: Abbott Laboratories, Amarin Corporation, Amgen Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Chiesi USA, Inc., Eisai Inc., Ethicon US, LLC, Forest Laboratories, Inc., Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ischemix, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Medtronic PLC, Pfizer Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Regeneron sanofi, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, The Medicines Company

Christopher P. Cannon, MD: Grant/Research: Amgen Inc., Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; Consulting: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Amarin Corporation, Amgen Inc., Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Inc., AstraZeneca plc, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eisai Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., LipoMedix Pharmaceutical Inc. , Merck & Co. Inc., Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.

Non-faculty

Jim Kappler, PhD; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD, hereby state that neither they nor their spouses/life partners have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of these activities of any amount during the past 12 months.

Financial Support

These activities have been supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

CME Credit (Physicians) 

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Integritas Communications. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates each enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each activity.

CME Inquiries/Special Needs

For all CME inquiries or special needs, please contact elsevierCME@elsevier.com.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, Integritas Communications, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of the patient’s conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Course Instructions

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the educational objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of each activity.
  2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
  3. Read or review the activity content.
  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  5. A physician who achieves a grade of 70% or better on the Postactivity Test and who completes the Evaluation will receive a CME Certificate.
  6. Any other participant who achieves a grade of 70% or better on the Postactivity Test and who completes the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.

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credit amount 0.50

credit type CME

release 04/04/2018

expiration 04/04/2019

type SnapShot