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CPD

Identify And Act: Overcoming Barriers to Managing Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

  • Authors: Marcello Arca, MD; Dirk Blom, MBChB, PhD; Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA, FACE
  • CPD Released: 9/7/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 9/26/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.50 CPD

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for cardiologists, lipidologists/endocrinologists, and other HCPs involved in the management of HoFH.

The goal of this activity is that through increased awareness of HoFH, learners will be better able identify patients with HoFH and refer them to specialist centers for treatment.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Appropriate management options for patients with HoFH
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Diagnosis of HoFH
    • Referral to specialist centers for more intensive low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) management


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Faculty

  • Marcello Arca, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Rome, Italy

    Disclosures

    Marcello Arca, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Akcea; Alfasigma; Amarin; Amryt; Daiichi Sankyo; Novartis; Pfizer; Sanofi
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Akcea; Alfasigma; Amarin; Amgen; Amryt; Novartis
    Research funding from: Akcea; Amgen; Amryt; Daiichi Sankyo; Novartis; Sanofi
    Contracted researcher for: Pfizer

  • Dirk Blom, MBChB, PhD

    Head of Division of Lipidology
    The University of Cape Town
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Disclosures

    Dirk Blom, MBChB, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Amgen; Amryt; Novartis; Sanofi
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Amgen; Amryt; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Novartis; Organon; Sanofi
    Contracted researcher for: Amgen; LIB Therapeutics; Novartis; Sanofi

  • Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA, FACE

    President​
    Utah Lipid Center​
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    Disclosures

    Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA, FACE, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: 89Bio; Amarin; Amgen; Amryt; Dalcor; Esperion; Immunovant; Kowa; Novartis; Pfizer
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Amarin; Amgen; Amryt; Esperion; Novartis
    Research funding from: Regeneron
    Contracted researcher for: Regeneron

Editors

  • Ozerk Akgun, MD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Ozerk Akgun, MD, has no relevant financial relationships. 

  • Walid Amara, MD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Walid Amara, MD, has no relevant financial relationships. 

Compliance Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Identify And Act: Overcoming Barriers to Managing Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Authors: Marcello Arca, MD; Dirk Blom, MBChB, PhD; Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA, FACEFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 9/7/2022

Valid for credit through: 9/26/2023

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