Does my patient need a statin?  How measurement of subclinical disease can help guide the decision”

Learning objectives: Understand the strengths and limitations of the 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol guidelines.

Understand how measurement of coronary artery calcium can identify patients who would and would not benefit from statin therapy. 


A genetic basis for Chronic Kidney Disease: the APOL1 gene”

Learning objectives: Understand how APOL1 mutations explain much of the racial disparity in CKD and ESRD prevalence.

Understand the emerging clinical role for genetic testing for APOL1.

Session date: 
09/27/2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT
UCMC P-117
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation

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Speaker Name: 
Tamar S. Polonsky, MD, MSCI and Patrick N. Cunningham, MD