Part 1
An In-Practice View: Moving Beyond Statins to Decrease Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Atherosclerotic Disease

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FACULTY

Harold Bays, MD
Medical Director/President
Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, Inc.
Louisville, KY

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This online activity will look at chronic hypercholesterolemia as a pathogenic factor in cardiovascular disease. The talk will assess hypotheses in atherosclerotic plaque formation and discuss the implications of residual cardiovascular risk in patients intolerant to statins or on maximally-tolerated statin doses.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for interventional cardiologists involved in the management of patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to hypercholesterolemia.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Review the role of chronic hypercholesterolemia in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular lesions
  • Explain the mechanisms of action of cholesterol-lowering agents in the management of patients

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose:
This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the management of patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease due to hypercholesterolemia.

CNE Credits:
0.5 ANCC Contact Hour

CNE Accreditation Statement:
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 0.5 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Neither Dr. Harold Bays nor his affiliated research center and weight management center own pharmaceutical stocks or patents.

In the past 12 months, Dr. Harold Bays’ research site has received research grants from Abbott, Acasti, Akcea, Alere, Allergan, Amarin, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, ChromaDex, Dr. Reddy, Eisai, Eli Lilly, Esperion, Ferrer/Chiltern, Gan and Lee, Gemphire, Gilead, GSK, Home Access, iSpecimen, Ionis, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, LIB Therapeutics, Medlmmune, Merck, Necktar, Nichi-Iko, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Omthera, Pfizer, Qualigen, Regeneron, Sanofi, Selecta, Takeda, TIMI, and Urovant.

In the past 12 months, Dr. Harold Bays has served as a consultant/advisor for Aegerion, Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, ChromaDex, Esperion, Gemphire, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Kowa, Merck, Novartis, Prosciento, Regeneron, and Sanofi.

In the past 12 months, Dr. Harold Bays has served as a speaker for Amarin, Amgen, Kowa, Regeneron, and Sanofi.

CME content review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE content review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:
Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lisa Crenshaw, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, Medical Services for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes, has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.
During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the online activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

Participants will receive their certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: April 1, 2020

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