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Join us for CVI’s Inaugural Spotlight CME Program: “Meet the Experts: A Discussion on Recognizing and Treating Severe Hypercholesterolemia and High Triglycerides” for Physicians, Advanced Practice and all Allied Healthcare Professionals.  Live webinar will be held:

Wednesday April 21, 2021 (3.25 Credits)

  • 3.25  CME/CEU Credits
    The CVI Inaugural Spotlight features an outstanding diverse faculty of national thought leaders including, Dr. Mary McGowan and Dr. Zahid Ahmad.  It also features regional experts providing the most relevant and up-to-date information on recognizing and treating severe hypercholesterolemia and high triglycerides.  Joining the other experts will be Genetic Counselor, Stephanie Asher and Patient Advocates Brian Tye and Darlene Voll who will share their personal and poignant experiences.

Focus Topics

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)
Approximately every 1 in 250 individuals is affected by FH making it one of the most common genetic conditions that if left untreated could lead to heart attacks, strokes, and poor cardiovascular outcomes.  Based on recent finding, FH is often underdiagnosed and untreated in the general population. FH, while manageable, early diagnosis and treatment are integral to improve clinical cardiovascular outcomes in this population.

Hypertriglyceridemia contributes to the development and progression of atherosclerotic disease, yet triglycerides have a less prominent role in determining cardiovascular risk and are often overlooked by clinicians.  As studies continue to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic options, healthcare providers need to know what available treatments to employ in patients whose triglyceride levels remain elevated despite optimized statin therapy.

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, fellows and residents, and all healthcare professionals who participate in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease, particularly those with a specific interest in severe lipid disorders

Conflict of Interest Statement

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Pennsylvania Medical Society are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationship(s) related to the content of their presentation(s).


Live Webinar Completed – Recorded Session Available

Wednesday April 21, 2021 – 6:00pm – 9:15pm

On Demand Viewing for Credits Available through 6/21/2021

  • Physicians: $25*
  • Advanced Practice Providers, Fellows, Other Patient-Interacting Healthcare Professionals: $15*
  • Industry Partners: $75*

*Prices above reflect discount of $3 for payment by check. Please add $3 for a Visa/MC/Discover/Amex payment.

Please make checks payable to: Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia P.O. Box 55698, Philadelphia, PA 19111

Please click on REGISTER ONLINE button below to register now. Thank you.

Learning Objectives

After attending the CVI/PLAC CME Hypercholesterolemia / Hypertriglyceridemia program attendees will be better able to:

  • Diagnose and manage patients with severe hypercholesterolemia including homozygous, heterozygous and polygenic FH
  • Diagnose and manage patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia
  • Differentiate between inherited and acquired causes of high LDL-cholesterol.
  • Differentiate between inherited and acquired causes of high triglycerides
  • Utilize genetic testing to help clarify diagnosis for FH and individual patients and their family
  • Describe dietary approaches to manage severe lipid disorders
  • Employ novel strategies for the management of severe lipid disorders

Accreditation Statement

This activity has 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 Einstein Medical Center and The Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia (CVI). Einstein Medical Center is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

AMA: Einstein Medical Center designates this live educational event for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational event.
AOA: This program is eligible for 3.25 credits in category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association through the
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation.

Course Director

Veronica A. Covalesky, MD
Veronica A. Covalesky, MDDrexel University

Course Moderators

Dean G. Karalis, MD
Dean G. Karalis, MDThomas Jefferson University
Daniel E. Soffer, MD
Daniel E. Soffer, MDUniversity of Pennsylvania


Zahid Ahmad, MD
Zahid Ahmad, MDUT Southwestern Medical Center
Mary P. McGowan, MD
Mary P. McGowan, MDCMO, FH Foundation - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Genetic Counselor and Patient Advocates

Stephanie Asher, MS LCGC
Stephanie Asher, MS LCGCGenetic Counselor
Brian Tye
Brian TyePatient Advocate
Darlene Voll
Darlene VollPatient Advocate

Thank You to our Sponsors

Parking at the hotel is discounted: valet ($21) or self-park ($15). Valet entrance is at the main circular driveway – self parking garage entrance is at the overpass just beyond the hotel main driveway entrance
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  • There may be a sign saying “Parking for Hotel Guests Only,”  as an attendee to this program, you are a guest.