CME Symposium on LDL-Cholesterol Lowering and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction

This CME Symposium takes place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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2018 ACP CME Symposium
2018 ACP CME Symposium
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - March 22, 2018 - PRLog -- LDL-Cholesterol Lowering and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction: Exploring the Evidence With Non-Statin Therapy

Karol Watson, MD, PhD (Chair)

Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Amit Khera, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Jennifer Robinson, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

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Internists play an important role in managing patients with elevated LDL-Cholesterol (LDL-C). An awareness of guideline recommendations for the use of statin therapy, and identification of patients who have suboptimal LDL-C levels despite statin therapy and who may be considered for the addition of non-statin LDL-C lowering therapy, are critical for effective atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk reduction. The efficacy and safety profiles of non-statin therapies such as ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors must be well-understood, and recently completed cardiovascular outcome trials interpreted. Roles of non-statin therapies for LDL-C lowering in the management of ASCVD risk, as defined in recently published and updated recommendations, must be identified in order for internists to implement best clinical practice. In this program, lipid experts will present, in state-of-the-art lectures and in "realworld" interactive cases, optimal strategies and provide "take-home" messages for reducing risk in patients with elevated LDL-C.

Voxmedia LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Voxmedia LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse practitioners may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AANP accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreements.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This activity is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen.

Pre-registration is for planning purposes only.
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