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Comprehensive Dyslipidemia Management: A Virtual Reality Tour Beyond Statin Monotherapy

Comprehensive Dyslipidemia Management: A Virtual Reality Tour Beyond Statin Monotherapy

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

2 hours

Released

March 3, 2017

Expires

February 22, 2018
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Maximum Credits

2.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
2.00 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Med Learning Group and Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc.

Program Description

This enduring activity is focused on the treatment and management of hypercholesterolemia.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for lipidologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with hypercholesterolemia.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the unmet clinical needs associated with statin monotherapy, particularly the high residual burden of major coronary events and the need for treatment options to address this need
  • Discuss the results of recent studies that demonstrated LDL-C reduction to decrease CVD risks in patients with complex dyslipidemias, statin intolerance, and familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Interpret study data on the efficacy, safety, and MOA of LDL-C-lowering strategies, as well as emerging therapies, and their effects on cholesterol metabolism, atherosclerosis, and CVD risk
  • Debate perceived improvements or weaknesses of the current ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group (MLG) must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Faculty

W. Virgil Brown, MD
Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Brown receives payment from the National Lipid Association for his service as Editor of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. He receives honoraria for educational conferences from AstraZeneca, Kowa, Merck, and Medical Learning, Inc. He is also a paid consultant to Amgen, Akcea, Esperion, Genzyme/Sanofi-Aventis, Ionis, Merck, Pfizer, and Glaxo-Smith-Kline.

Henry N. Ginsberg, MD
Irving Professor of Medicine
Director, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Columbia University
New York, NY

Dr. Ginsberg has received consulting fees from Amgen, AstraZeneca, BMS, Kowa, Merck, Novartis, Regeneron, Resverlogix, and Sanofi. He has also received contracted research support and honoraria from Amgen, AstraZeneca, BMS, Genzyme, Kowa, Merck, Novartis, Regeneron, Resverlogix, and Sanofi.

Planners, Managers, and Reviewers Disclosures

The staff, planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lisa Dorin, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, PhD, Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Brooke Hefele, Accreditation & Outcomes Specialist for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
Barbara L. O’Brien, MSN, BSN, RN
, Nurse Reviewer, has nothing to disclose.

Credit

2.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

Credit

2.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

Awarded 2.00 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

Disclaimer

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based.

This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

For CME questions, please contact: Med Learning Group at info@medlearninggroup.com

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Med Learning Group. All rights reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only. Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Med Learning Group is prohibited.

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