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Program Detail

Release Date: June-22-18
Credit Expiration Date: June-22-19


John J. Russell, MD
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Sydney Kimmel College of Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington-Jefferson Health
Philadelphia, PA

Michael H. Davidson, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director of the Lipid Clinic
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Credit Hours

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Online Presentation

Program Description

There are numerous treatment options available for the management of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and non-familial hypercholesterolemia, but many patients remain unable to achieve optimal reductions in their LDL-C levels. This interactive case-based activity will examine the consequences of elevated LDL-C and explore strategies for achieving target LDL-C goals.

Program Developer/Facilitator


Target Audience

Primary care and internal medicine physicians, PAs, NPs, and nurses, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with dyslipidemia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Use the 2013 ACC/AHA dyslipidemia guidelines to develop individualized initial lipid management plans for patients in the 4 statin benefit groups outlined in the guidelines.
  2. Monitor patients on lipid-lowering therapy to ascertain adequacy of treatment.
  3. Discuss the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety of non-statin agents, including PSCK9 inhibitors, for the management of dyslipidemia.
  4. Employ non-statin agents as appropriate to achieve desired lipid levels when statin therapy is inadequate or not tolerated.


As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Dr. Russell discloses the following:
Speaker: Sanofi

Dr. Davidson discloses the following:
Consultant and Speaker: Akcea Therapeutics, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Regeneron, Sanofi
Consultant: Merck, AstraZeneca

Mahira Zec Bonomo, University of Chicago, Director for CME, has nothing to disclose.
Lillian McVey, MCM Education medical writer, has nothing to disclose.
Kathleen Hines, MCM Education VP, Editorial Services, has nothing to disclose.
Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, MCM Education VP, Medical Affairs, has nothing to disclose.

Faculty members are required to inform the audience when they are discussing off-label or unapproved uses of devices or drugs. Devices or drugs that are still undergoing clinical trials are identified as such and should not be portrayed as standard, accepted therapy. Please consult full prescribing information before using any product mentioned in this activity. If using products in an investigational, off-label manner, it is the responsibility of the prescribing physician to monitor the medical literature to determine recommended dosages and uses of the drugs. Neither the publisher nor the providers promote the use of any agent outside of approved labeling.

Credit Statements

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 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and MCM Education. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other health care professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Commercial Support Statements

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen.


Completion Instructions

  1. Computer Requirements: Minimum System Requirements: • Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7 • Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers
  2. Accessing Activity:
    * Click "Start Program"
    * Take the pre-test
    * Review the activity
    * Take the post-test and score 80%
    * You are allowed a total of 3 attempts
    * Complete the evaluation
    * View, print, or save a CME certificate verifying your credit/participation in this activity

Certificate Fee


There is no charge for CME credit.


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