Funding Disclosure

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

Activity Description & Educational Objectives

In this activity, based on a symposium held November 15, 2016, experts in lipid management discuss how current and emerging data will impact the optimal clinical management of patients with coronary atherosclerosis.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the impact of intensive LDL-C lowering on plaque regression and other clinical outcomes
  • Describe the recently available clinical data assessing intensive LDL-C lowering on plaque regression
  • Apply evidence-based management strategies using available treatment options that optimize reduction of residual cardiovascular risk in patients with coronary atherosclerosis

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, lipidologists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with coronary atherosclerosis.

Faculty Disclosure / 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 and Moderator

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Amarin Corporation Plc; Amgen; AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Eisai Co Limited; Ethicon Inc; Forest Laboratories; Ischemix Inc; Medtronic Ltd; Pfizer Inc; Roche AG; Sanofi Aventis; and The Medicines Company.


Michael H. Davidson, MD, FACC, FNLA
Professor, Director of the Lipid Clinic
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Michael H. Davidson, MD, FACC, FNLA, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Amgen Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; and Sanofi.
Grant/Research Support
from Amgen Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Amgen Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; and Sanofi.
Honoraria from Amgen Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; and Sanofi.
Advisory Board for Amgen Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; and Sanofi.

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; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb; CVS Caremark; Daiichi Sankyo; GlaxoSmithKline; Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Merck and Co; Pfizer Inc; Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc; St. Jude Medical; and Stealth Peptides Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Amgen.
Honoraria from Amgen; Daiichi Sankyo; and Merck.

PeerVoice Medical Director

Meghan Coulehan, MPH, 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 Credit™ 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: December 19, 2016 - December 18, 2017
Time to Complete: 60 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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