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National Association for Continuing Education
Karol Watson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
John Mazziotta, M.D., Ph.D. Term Chair in Medicine.

Gregg Sherman, MD
Family Practice
Plantation, FL

: Secondary Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: Incorporating Evolving Data to Individualize Care
Activity/Course #:
: NCME372
: Free
Release/Start Date:
: Feb 19 2019
Expiration Date:
: Feb 18 2020
: Cardiovascular
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
: Webcast
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 1.0 Hour
: 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)
1.0 AANP Contact hour(s) which includes 0.75 pharmacology hour(s)
Hardware/Software Requirements:
Program Summary
Low density cholesterol (LDL-C) is causally associated with risk for cardiovascular disease, which is a common cause of morbidity and mortality. Lipid-lowering therapy can not only lower serum cholesterol but can also decrease adverse cardiovascular events and mortality. Statins have been the mainstay of hypercholesteremia management for many years, but despite the use of these agents, cardiovascular event rates remain relatively high, underpinning the need for novel therapies. This activity will examine the current guidelines and recommendations for management of hyperlipidemia in high risk patients.
This webcast was recorded live at the Conversations in Primary Care 2019 and is being used with the permission of the presenters.
Learning Objectives
After completing this program participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the findings from recent trials of PCSK9i hypercholesterolemia treatments on cardiovascular outcomes
  2. Discuss current guidelines and recommendations on the management of hyperlipidemia in high risk patients
  3. Incorporate current data into secondary prevention treatment strategies for patients with the highest cardiovascular risk
  4. Recognize barriers to access for PCSK9 monoclonal antibody therapy and discuss novel strategies to overcome them
How to obtain the CME Certificate
  1. Register for the course at
  2. View the content.
  3. Complete and submit the post-test and evaluation.
  4. A minimum passing score of 60% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME activity.
  5. Print your CME certificate.
Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education which includes 0.75 pharmacology hours.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the the accredited providers to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosures are provided below.

Dr. Watson is a consultant for Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Esperion and Kowa.

Contributing Faculty
Dr. David Smith has no relationships to disclose.

Activity Planning Committe
Gregg Sherman, MD, Course Director, has no relationships to disclose.

Josh Killbridge, Medical Writer, has no relationships to disclose.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, has no relationships to disclose.

Daniela Hiedra, has no relationships to disclose.

Sandy Bihlmeyer, MEd, has no relationships to disclose.
Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.