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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.
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.
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
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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
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.
Genetic Counselor and Patient Advocates
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