Strategies for Achieving LDL-C Goals to Reduce ASCVD Risk

This interactive case-based activity will examine the consequences of elevated LDL-C and explore strategies for achieving target LDL-C goals.
Educational Partner: MCM Education

Medium: Online Presentation

Commerical Support: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen.

Target Audience

Primary care and internal medicine physicians, PAs, NPs, and nurses, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with dyslipidemia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Use the 2013 ACC/AHA dyslipidemia guidelines to develop individualized initial lipid management plans for patients in the 4 statin benefit groups outlined in the guidelines;
  • Monitor patients on lipid-lowering therapy to ascertain adequacy of treatment;
  • Discuss the mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety of non-statin agents, including PSCK9 inhibitors, for the management of dyslipidemia;
  • Employ non-statin agents as appropriate to achieve desired lipid levels when statin therapy is inadequate or not tolerated.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
MCM Education
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Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  John J. Russell, MD
  Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
  Thomas Jefferson University
  Sydney Kimmel College of Medicine
  Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
  Abington-Jefferson Health
                            Philadelphia, PA
  Michael H. Davidson, MD
  Clinical Professor of Medicine
  Director of the Lipid Clinic
  The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  Chicago, IL

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physicians Credit
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 the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and MCM Education. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Physicians Credit
Nurses and other health care professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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