An interprofessional continuing education event for cardiology, internal medicine and primary care providers.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Despite the efforts of clinicians to screen for and treat hyperlipidemia, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. Treatment recommendations include lifestyle and diet changes, as well as commonly prescribed statins. Newer interventions are available, such as PCSK9 inhibitors for adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or ASCVD. With the rapid development of new agents, and with the continued prevalence of cardiovascular disease, it is vital for primary care providers to be able to adequately screen for and treat hyperlipidemia.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
1. Elucidate the current strategies for assessing
cardiovascular risk in patients.
2. Recognize the role of diet and pharmacologic
therapy in hyperlipidemia and high risk
3. Apply current cholesterol screening and
management guidelines to patient population.
4. Appreciate the role of PCSK9 inhibitors in
secondary prevention of heart disease.
5. Formulate strategies for treating high triglycerides
and addressing residual risk.
Who Should Attend?:
This activity has been planned for primary care and family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals committed to the treatment of cardiovascular risk factors.
Rush Searle Conference Center
1725 W. Harrison St., 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
In support of Patient Care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of four and a half (4.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of four and a half (4.5) continuing nursing education credit(s) for ANCC certified advanced practice nurses.
Saturday, October 5 at 7:30am to 1:00pm
Rush Searle Conference Center, 5th Floor 1725 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612