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Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis: Prediction, Prevention and Management

A medical illustration of lipids in a blood vessel represents this conference.

Join us June 19, 2021 for this live streaming virtual CME event!

This CME conference will offer a comprehensive summary of new medications and clinical data pertaining to the management and treatment of atherosclerosis.

Conference Details

Conference Overview

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a common problem which may begin early in life and progress as a person ages. The atherosclerotic condition involves lipid deposition of the arterial wall, which involves the immune system, inflammatory mediators, and the endothelial system. Over time, if developing atherosclerosis is left untreated, it may be progressive and can result in several dangerous and life-threatening cardiovascular conditions including myocardial infarction, carotid artery disease and stroke, among others. While atherosclerosis can often be prevented through good lifestyle choices including proper diet and exercise, a number of therapeutic options are available for patients where lifestyle changes may not be enough.


Over the past several years there has been a substantial increase of clinical trials specifically dedicated to the management and treatment of atherosclerosis and underlying risk factors. These studies have generated comprehensive data on a large number of randomized patients and have led to new indications for medical therapies. Clinicians need to be familiar with these evolving clinical diagnoses and novel therapeutic options for their patients. The Scripps Cardiovascular Atherosclerosis conference is designed to offer a comprehensive summary of these new treatment options as well as to promote clinical awareness regarding prudent lifestyle and dietary choices to improve patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives

After attending this live internet activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify cardiac risk factors and estimation of patients’ clinical risk.
  • Explain mechanism and indication of PCSK9 inhibitors and omega 3 fish oil.
  • Summarize mechanism and indication of SGL2 inhibitors as well as GLP1 agonists’ mechanisms of action and cite indications for use.
  • Describe the cardiovascular benefits associated with diet and exercise modifications.
  • Assess cardiac CT scoring and utility of coronary CTA.
  • Illustrate polygenetic risk scoring in primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Accreditation and Disclosures

Physicians

Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Scripps Health designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ABIM MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.25 Medical Knowledge 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.


Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.


The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Physician Assistants

PAs may claim a maximum of 5.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


Commercial Support

This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME Accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.


Cultural and Linguistic Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. A variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which can be found in the Cultural & Linguistic Competency Resource Guide.

Event details

Location
The Schaetzel Center
9890 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Date and time

Sat, Jun 19, 2021

7 am - 2 pm