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Course Director

Frederick Johan Raal, FCP(SA), FRCP, MMED, PhD
Frederick Johan Raal, FCP(SA), FRCP, MMED, PhD

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

Accredited by

The National Lipid Association

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CE
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2020-Sep-25
Expiration Date:2021-Sep-24
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in lipid disorders discusses intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the impact of early intensive LDL-C lowering in patients with homozygous FH (HoFH) and severe heterozygous FH (HeFH)
  • Outline the current recommended treatment strategies for patients with severely elevated LDL-C, such as patients with HoFH or severe HeFH
  • Propose intensive treatment plans that identifies the potential role of emerging therapeutic strategies for appropriate patients with HoFH or severe HeFH

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of lipidologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advance practice registered nurses, and other clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with lipid disorders.

Faculty Disclosure Statement / Conflict of Interest Policy

The National Lipid Association 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/CE activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. The National Lipid Association and Answers in CME’s planners, medical reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

NLA’s Interprofessional Continuing Education Committee Reviewer

Casey Elkins, DNP, MEd, NP-C, CLS, FNLA, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Course Director and Faculty

Frederick Johan Raal, FCP(SA), FRCP, MMED, PhD
Professor & Head, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

Frederick Johan Raal, FCP(SA), FRCP, MMED, PhD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Amgen; Novartis/The Medicines Company; Regeneron; and Sanofi-Aventis.
Speakers Bureau participant with Amgen; Novartis/The Medicines Company; Regeneron; and Sanofi-Aventis.
Honoraria from Amgen; Novartis/The Medicines Company; Regeneron; and Sanofi-Aventis.
Advisory Board for Amgen; Novartis/The Medicines Company; Regeneron; and Sanofi-Aventis.

Answers in CME Medical Director

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Accreditation

Physicians

ACPE In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the National Lipid Association and Answers in CME. The National Lipid Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The National Lipid Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this 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 (www.uems.eu).

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.5 contact hour(s).

This continuing education activity offered 0.3 pharmacotherapy contact hour(s).

Pharmacists

ACPE Universal Activity Number – JA0007192-9999-20-019-H01-P (Knowledge)
This activity has been approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) (0.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Global Education Group
This CME/CE activity is jointly provided by the National Lipid Association and Answers in CME.

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 80% is needed.

Pharmacists

Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at www.mycpemonitor.net within 4 weeks.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: September 25, 2020 - September 24, 2021
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Disclaimer

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.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of Answers in CME or any of its supporters.

About This Answers in CME Activity

Answers in CME and the National Lipid Association, are responsible for the selection of this activity's topics, the preparation of educational content, and the distribution of this activity. The preparation of Answers in CME activities is supported by written agreements that clearly stipulate and enforce the independence of Answers in CME, the National Lipid Association, and the faculty presenters.

The faculty may discuss unapproved products or uses of these products in certain jurisdictions. Faculty presenters have been advised to disclose any reference to an unlabeled or unapproved use. No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our activities. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions.

For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer's product monograph.

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