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Current Challenges and Emerging Treatments for the Management of Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

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In this module, learn about the current challenges in the diagnosis and management of severe hypertriglyceridemia, including familial chylomicronemia syndrome, and explore emerging treatments for these diseases. 

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Nurses: 1.00 Nursing contact hour

Physicians: maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Released: January 28, 2024

Expiration: January 29, 2025

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Faculty

Michael Miller

Michael Miller, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Medicine
Corporal Michael J Crescenz, VA Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC

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Supporters

Supported by an educational grant from Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Target Audience

This program is intended for cardiologists (including lipid specialists), internal medicine/primary care providers, nurse practitioners, physician associates, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia. 

Program Learning Goal

The goal of this program is to improve the knowledge and competence of learners in identifying and managing patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia including those with FCS.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the pathophysiology and burden of disease in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia

  • Assess the safety and efficacy of current and emerging therapies for treating severe hypertriglyceridemia

  • Evaluate current treatment options in patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome and emerging strategies to address unmet needs

Disclosure

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Primary Author

Michael Miller, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Medicine
Corporal Michael J Crescenz, VA Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Michael Miller, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Amarin, Ionis, 89Bio. 

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose, except Viet Le, DMSc, PA-C, FACC, HF-Cert, as noted below.

Viet Le, DMSc, PA-C, FACC, FAHA, HF-Cert: consultant/advisor/speaker: Novartis; researcher: Janssen.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from January 28, 2024, through January 29, 2025:

  1. Login or Sign Up for an account by clicking at the top of this page.
  2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  3. View and study the content in its entirety.
  4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65 and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Format

This program has been made available online.

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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 Medical Education

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 1 contact hour.

Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education

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Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 29, 2025. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.