Webcast: Challenging Cases in Lipid Lowering: Interpreting the Evidence to Patient Care

Expert faculty developed three challenging cases that illustrate practical points about the current challenges of optimizing LDL-C lowering therapy, as well as how to optimize treatment with statin and non-statin therapies. In addition, the cases serve to offer clinical pearls on how the newer therapies fit into the treatment landscape and inform patient selection. During the webcast, expert faculty engage in interactive discussions to offer additional perspectives and clinical pearls.

The cases complement the information presented at the 2022 CMHC Spring Symposium The Evolving Landscape of LDL-C Reduction in High Risk Patients: Optimizing Combination Therapy to Reduce ASCVD Risk and is part of CMHC's Lipid Management Digital Education Hub.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of 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.

Learning Objectives

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
  • Review 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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CDE
  • 1.00 Participation
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Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Dr. Ballantyne discloses the following:

Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Abbott Diagnostics, Althera, Amarin, Amgen, Arrowhead, Astra Zeneca, Denka Seiken*, Esperion, Genetech, Gilead, Illumina, Matinas BioPharma Inc, Merck, New Amsterdam*, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roch Diagnostic, Sanofi-Synthelabo
Contracted Research (Principal Investigators must provide information, even if received by the institution): Grant/Research Support - All Significant (All paid to institution, not individual): Abbott-Diagnostic, Akcea, Amgen, Arrowhead, Esperion, Ionis, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Regeneron, Roch Diagnostic


Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Director, Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
Trustee, American College of Cardiology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Dr. Morris discloses the following:

Local PI: Esperion


Margo B. Minissian, PhD, ACNP-BC, RN, NEA-BC, FAHA, FNLA
Executive Director, Geri and Richard Brawerman Institute
Simms Mann Family Foundation Chair in Nurse Education, Innovation and Research
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Minissian has nothing to disclose. 

1.0 hours

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.


This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Cardiometabolic Health Congress.

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Cardiometabolic Health Congress. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0530-9999-22-079-H01-P.

This is a knowledge-based activity. 

Global Education Group is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activities / materials. CPE Provider #GE012

CDR learners may submit their program evaluation directly to the CDR.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com..


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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Name of Planner or ManagerReported Financial Relationship
Rhys Williams, MSN, FNP-C, RNNothing to disclose.
Lindsay BorvanskyNothing to disclose.
Andrea FunkNothing to disclose.
Liddy KnightNothing to disclose.
Ashley CannNothing to disclose.
Karin McAdamsNothing to disclose.
Shpetim Karandrea, PhDNothing to disclose.
Neha Agarwal, PhDNothing to disclose.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Cardiometabolic Health Congress 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 any organization associated with this activity. 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


This activity is complimentary and available during the period November 28, 2022 through November 28, 2023. Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, obtain a score of 70% or better on the post-test, and complete the evaluation. Upon completing, your certificate will be 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CDE
  • 1.00 Participation
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