CME Symposium-Tailoring LDL-C-Lowering Therapy to Patient Cardiovascular Risk: Identifying Effective Strategies for Patients with Diabetes
This CME Symposium takes place on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 6:45 PM- 9:15 PM at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena 9-15, San Francisco, California.
Reducing LDL-C is a fundamentally important, guideline recommended strategy in the management of patients with diabetes. Although most adults 40-75 years of age with diabetes are at intermediate risk or high risk of their first atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) event, evaluation of ASCVD risk will help refine risk estimates and therapeutic decision-making. In the 2018 multi-society cholesterol guidelines approved by the ADA, nonstatin therapy is recommended for consideration in patients with diabetes at heightened risk for ASCVD but without clinical ASCVD. Furthermore, diabetes is considered in these guidelines to be a high-risk condition; nonstatin therapy is recommended for secondary prevention in patients with very high-risk ASCVD and high-risk conditions. Ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors re nonstatin therapies that reduce LDL-C in high-risk patients. These drugs have been evaluated in cardiovascular outcomes trials (CVOTs), and analyses from these trials have been presented and published in patients with diabetes. In this program, a panel of experts will discuss the latest guidelines for managing LDL-C in patients with diabetes, interpret data with nonstatin, LDL-C-lowering therapies, describe improving access to PCSK9 inhibitors and tips for achieving earlier access, and utilize case presentations to demonstrate best practices for incorporating nonstatin therapy to reduce LDL-C and cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes.
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James Underberg, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
Ty Gluckman, MD
Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular
Analytics, Research, and Data Science
Providence Heart Institute
Providence St. Joseph Health
Michael Shapiro, DO
Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Oregon Health & Science University
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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.
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