Course Director

Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM
Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Christie M. Ballantyne
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
Houston, Texas, USA

Accredited by

Oakstone Publishing, LLC

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Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2017-Apr-13
Expiration Date:2018-Apr-12
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of charge

Funding Disclosure

This activity is supported by an educational funding donation provided by Amgen.

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in lipid-lowering therapy discuss recent data that continues to inform best practices in the treatment of patients with dyslipidemia.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Summarize the latest data on safety and efficacy of comprehensive strategies to intensify existing lipid-lowering therapy in patients with dyslipidemia
  • Identify the clinical implications of these new data
  • Apply evidence-based LDL-C lowering strategies to reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk for patients with dyslipidemia at high risk of CV events

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, lipidologists, and endocrinologists involved in the treatment of dyslipidemia.

Faculty Disclosure Statement / Conflict of Interest Policy

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, medical reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Course Director

Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM
Staff Physician, Cardiovascular Division
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Amarin Corporation; American College of Cardiology; Amgen Inc; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb; CVS Caremark; Daiichi Sankyo; GlaxoSmithKline; Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Merck & Co., Inc.; Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc; Pfizer Inc; St Jude Medical; and Stealth Peptides Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Amgen Inc.
Honoraria from Amgen Inc; Daiichi Sankyo; and Merck & Co., Inc.


Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiology
Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center
Houston, Texas, USA

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Abbott Diagnostic; Amarin Corporation plc; Amgen; Astra Zeneca Plc; Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH; Eli Lilly and Company; Esperion Therapeutics Inc; Ionis Pharmaceuticals; Matinas BioPharma Holdings Inc; Merck and Company; Novartis; Pfizer; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Roche Diagnostic; and Sanofi-Synthelabo.
Grant/Research Support from Abbott Diagnostic; Amarin Corporation plc; American Diabetes Association; American Heart Association; Amgen; Eli Lilly and Company; Esperion Therapeutics Inc; Ionis Pharmaceuticals; National Institute of Health; Novartis Pharmaceutical Company; Pfizer Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; Roche Diagnostic; and Sanofi-Synthelabo.

PeerVoice Medical Director

Serena Welch has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclosure of Unlabelled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labelled for use in certain jurisdictions. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabelled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our materials. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in our materials.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


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 Oakstone Publishing, LLC and PeerVoice. Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC 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.

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the American Medical Association (AMA). European physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM into European CME credit (ECMEC) should contact the UEMS (

This CME activity is jointly provided by Oakstone Publishing, LLC and PeerVoice.

Requirements for Successful Completion

To receive credit, participants must complete the activity, the post-test, and the evaluation form prior to the expiration date noted below. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form. Consult your professional licensing board for information about your eligibility to claim credit for participation in this educational activity. A minimum performance level of 70% is needed.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: April 13, 2017 - April 12, 2018
Time to Complete: 30 minutes


The participants of this educational activity have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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