Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FVM
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Medical Director, Vascular Care
Renown Institute for Heart and Vascular Health
Reno, Nevada

Ty J. Gluckman, MD
Adjunct Faculty
Ciccarone Center for Preventive Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medical Director,
Clinical Transformation Providence Heart and Vascular Institute
Portland, Oregon

Accredited By

Jointly provided by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), an HMP Communications Holding Company, and Horizon CME.

Activity Details

Credit Type: CME/CNE/CPE/CPE for Dietitians
Credit Amount: 1.0 credit hour
Release Date: December 16, 2016
Expiration Date: December 16, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1 hour
Registration Required: No
Fee for Activity: There is no fee associated with this activity.

Intended Learners

This activity is designed for primary care physicians, general practitioners, family medicine specialists, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, and other related healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients at risk for cardiometabolic syndrome.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Integrate the latest clinical trial data with current guideline recommendations to optimize treatment of hypercholesterolemia
  • Incorporate PCSK9 inhibitors to optimize outcomes in patients with hypercholesterolemia based on individual characteristics and risks
  • Outline the clinical impact of medication nonadherence in patients with hypercholesterolemia
  • Implement strategies, including patient engagement tools, to optimize LDL-C control and outcomes

Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10 question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release Date: December 16, 2016

Expiration Date: December 16, 2017

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Participants who completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.

There is no fee associated with this activity.

ACPE Credit Policy

Your official record of ACPE credit will be generated through the CPE Monitor System. The certificate printed from this website after completing the evaluation for this activity is for personal tracking purposes only.

Eligibility for pharmacy credit is contingent upon the successful completion of a post-test and/or evaluation for each activity or session attended. Please note that you must complete the activity evaluation within 60 days of a live activity or within 60 days of beginning the evaluation for an enduring activity. Under ACPE Policy, NACCME will not be able to report your activity completion to CPE Monitor after this 60-day period.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137, ext. 6219.

Hardware/Software Requirements

The evaluation is accessible after the activity via a PC (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7) or Mac (Mac OS 10.x or later) computer with current versions of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for print publications. Please direct technical questions to


This activity has been planned and implemented by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) and Horizon CME.

In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) 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.


NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 1 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1 contact hour.

This continuing nursing activity awards up to 1 pharmacology credit.

Nurse practitioners may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AANP accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through its reciprocity agreements.

CPE for Pharmacists

This activity is approved for 1 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education: UAN 0276-9999-16-023-H01-P

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing pharmacy education activity accredited by NACCME may contact the Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance, NACCME, in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, Suite 200, East Windsor, NJ 08520. The Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the written statement. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, NACCME, may be made for a second level of review.

CPE for Dietitians

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationNorth American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity/material. CDR Activity Number: 129547. Provider Number: HM001, Level 3.

Planning Committee

The planning committee is comprised of Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, FVM; Ty J. Gluckman, MD; Susie  Seaman, NP; Peter Oettgen, MD; Brian Lee, PharmD, Elizabeth Wilkerson, Katie Oakes, Horizon CME, and MaryEllen Fama, Mary Johnson, Randy Robbin, John Savage, NACCME.

Independent Clinical Reviewer:
Peter Oettgen, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of Preventive Cardiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Nurse Planner:
Susie Seaman, NP
Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic
San Diego, California

Financial Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:

Ms. Seaman: Scientific Advisor - Smith and Nephew; Speakers’ Bureau - Smith and Nephew

Dr. BlochDr. Gluckman and Dr. Oettgen have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Mr. Lee, Ms. Wilkerson, Ms. Oakes (Horizon CME) and Ms. Fama, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Robbin, and Mr. Savage (NACCME) disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty has disclosed no off label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed in the presentations.

Privacy Policy

NACCME protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. NACCME and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual's consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. 

NACCME maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Copyright © 2016 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

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