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Advances in Familial Hypercholesterolemia Identification and Management: Clinical Concepts and Expert Insights


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1 Hour
Released:
12/4/12
Expires:
12/3/13

Maximum Credits:

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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Time to Complete:
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Time to Complete:
1 Hour
Released:
12/4/12
Expires:
12/3/13


Maximum Credits:
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)


Overview: This interactive CME initiative explores strategies for recognizing the risk of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and accurately diagnosing the disease based on contemporary clinical practice guidelines. The activity also includes a discussion of current evidence- and guideline-based treatment strategies, as well as an in-depth look at evolving management strategies. Integrated audio segments are also included to highlight expert faculty perspectives regarding the role of cascade screening, the relationship between genetics and treatment in FH, and the potential application of new and emerging therapies.

Faculty

Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD
Director of Preventive Cardiology
CGH Medical Center
Sterling, IL
Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Peoria, IL
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI

James Underberg, MD, MS, FACPM, FACP, FASH, FNLA
Lipidology & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU Medical School & NYU Center for CV Prevention
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
Bellevue Hospital
New York, NY


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Disclosure Statement

The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation.  

Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Amgen, Genzyme, Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Regeneron
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Abbott Laboratories, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc.
 
James Underberg, MS, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Amarin Corp., Genzyme, Liposcience Inc., Sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc.,
Fees received for promotional/non-CME activities: Abbott Laboratories, Daiichi Sankyo, Co. Ltd.,  Eli Lilly and Company, Forest Laboratories, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Liposcience Inc., Merck & Co., Inc.


The activity planners and peer reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genzyme, a Sanofi Company.

Unless otherwise indicated, photographed subjects who appear within the content of this activity or on artwork associated with this activity are models; they are not actual patients or doctors.

The following material has been developed to accompany this activity:

E-brief Issue #1: Therapeutic Lifestyle Modifications for Managing Familial Hypercholesterolemia

E-brief Issue #2: New Treatment Options for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Note: This material is not CME certified and, therefore, does not offer any CME/CE credit.

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