Provider Statements

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen.

Activity Chair

Michael Miller, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Epidemiology & Public Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology
University of Maryland Medical Center
Cardiology Division
Baltimore, MD

Contracted Research: Amgen
Steering Committee: Pfizer, Spire

Series Faculty

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Cardiology
VA Boston Healthcare
Director, Integrated Interventional Cardiovascular Program
Brigham and Women's Hospital & VA Boston Healthcare
Boston, MA

Research Funding (Paid to institution): Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca (PI), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Ethicon, Forest Laboratories, Ischemix (PI), Medtronic (PI), Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi Aventis, The Medicines Company (PI)

Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM, FACC, FAHA
Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group
Physician, Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Consulting Fee: Amarin, American College of Cardiology, Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CVS Caremark, Daiichi Sankyo, GlaxoSmithKline, Lexicon, Merck, Portola, Pfizer, St. Jude, Stealth Peptides
Contracted Research: Amgen
Honorarium for CME Lectures: Amgen, Daiichi Sankyo, Merck

Robert S. Rosenson, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FNLA
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director, Cardiometabolic Disorders
Mount Sinai Heart
New York, NY

Royalties: UpToDate
Consulting Fee: Akcea, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron, Sanofi
Honoraria: Kowa

James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FACPM, FACP, FASH, FNLA
Lipidology & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention  
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine  
NYU Medical School & NYU Center for CV Prevention  
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic  
New York, NY

Consulting Fee: Aegerion, Alexion, Akcea, Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Gemphire, Invitae, Sanofi, Synageva  
Speakers Bureau: Alexion, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Genzyme, Merck, Sanofi  
Contracted Research: Aegerion, Gemphire, Pfizer


Ronald Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s):
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Activity Details

Credit Type: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Credit Amount: 0.25
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Expiration Date: January 30, 2018
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 15 minutes
Registration Required: No
Fee for Activity: There is no fee for participating in this activity.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.


Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, January 31, 2017 to January 30, 2018.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, review the CME content, and complete the CME posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is internists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with dyslipidemia.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe inherited disorders of LDL-C metabolism and how they can be appropriately managed.
  • Identify patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and test their family members in order to apply effective treatment early and reduce cardiovascular risk.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2017 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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