Escape Room Experience: LDL-Lowering Therapy and Beyond - Applying Advances to Patient Care
Lowering LDL-C effectively and safely is crucial to prevent and lower the risk of adverse cardiovascular events, however, LDL-C goal achievement remains suboptimal, including in high-risk and very high-risk patients. The landscape of LDL-C lowering therapy has significantly evolved, with new consensus statements, newer agents, as well as important evidence that may help address some of the current gaps. Additionally, there is residual risk beyond LDL-C, including elevated triglyceride levels and elevated Lp(a). The latter is being increasingly recognized not only as a risk marker, but also as a potential target of therapy, with several approaches in clinical development.
This activity will review these advances and provide important clinical pearls on the application of lipid-lowering therapy. It consists of two parts: a webcast and an interactive activity modeled after an "escape room format'. During the webcast, faculty experts utilize patient cases to cover recent advances in LDL-C lowering therapy, as well as in addressing Lp(a). As you transition to part 2, you will enter a virtual 'escape room', where you will have a chance to apply some of the concepts discussed in part 1, answer questions behind interactive 'hot spots', and collect clues to 'escape' the room.
Part I - Case-based Webcast
Patient Case #1: applying advances in LDL-C lowering therapy
Patient Case #2: Lp(a)
Part II - Escape Room Experience
Medical Office - Preparing for patient visit & review of medical literature on guidelines/important trials in dyslipidemia (LDL-C, Lp(a), HTG)
Exam Room - Patient Case: Introduction, Assessment, and Current Treatment Options
US-based healthcare professionals, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, lipidologists, primary care clinicians (PCPs), registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals involved in the management and treatment of cardiometabolic patients.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Recognize the need for the early and adequate intensification of LDL-C lowering therapy beyond statins to address ASCVD risk
- Evaluate the new approaches with novel LDL-C lowering agents and their potential impact in ASCVD risk reduction
- Select individualized treatment strategies for hypercholesterolemic patients that prioritize the early initiation and intensification of therapy to reduce ASCVD risk
- Assess current and emerging therapies to address residual ASCVD risks, including elevated TGs and Lp(a)
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Ballantyne discloses the following:
Grant/Research Support (All paid to institution, not individual): Abbott Diagnostic, Akcea, Amgen, Arrowhead, Esperion, lonis, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Regeneron, Roche Diagnostic, NIH, AHA, ADA.
Consultant: 89Bio, Abbott Diagnostics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Althera, Amarin, Amgen, Arrowhead, AstraZeneca, Denka Seiken, Esperion, Genentech, Gilead, lllumina, Matinas BioPharma Inc, Merck, New Amsterdam, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche Diagnostic, Sanofi-Synthelabo
Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Epidemiology
Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Michos discloses the following:
Consultant, Advisor, Speaker: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Esperion, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer
Joseph Saseen, PharmD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO
Dr. Saseen has nothing to disclose.
ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY
EDUCATIONAL GRANT SUPPORT
Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
JOINT PROVIDERSHIP STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). PACE 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.
PHYSICIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION
PACE designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
NURSING CONTINUING EDUCATION
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.
PHARMACY CONTINUING EDUCATION
PACE designates this continuing education activity for 1.25 contact hours (0.125 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number - JA4008073-9999-23-139-H01-P. Type of activity: Application
For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.
DIETITIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION
This program offers 1.25 CPEUs for dietitians.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION & REQUEST FOR CREDIT
There are no registration fees for this activity. During the period May19, 2023 through May 19, 2024, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, obtain a score of 75% or better on the post-test, and complete the evaluation. Upon completing, your certificate will be available for print. For questions about receiving certificates, please contact us at CMHC_Eval@cardiometabolichealth.org.
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For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation instructions above. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-6 weeks.
The PACE planners and others have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies. The CMHC planners and others have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.
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DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
- 1.25 ABIM MOC and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.25 ACPE Pharmacy
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.25 ANCC
- 1.25 CDE
- 1.25 Participation
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