2014 CME Symposia - Lunch Symposium A

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CME Lunch Symposium A

Friday · 12:30 - 2:00pm

Triglyceride and Mixed Dyslipidemia Management: The Changing Landscape of CV Risk Reduction

Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca

Symposium Overview

Triglycerides are an increasingly important consideration when assessing cardiovascular risk. This symposium will address the prevalence of untreated hypertriglyceridemia and the importance of managing triglycerides to reduce cardiovascular risk. Recognized experts will discuss current guideline recommendations for hypertriglyceridemia and present data on new and emerging treatment options with a focus on comparing and contrasting the clinical data on prescription omega-3 fatty acids and novel combination therapies.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement strategies to incorporate current guideline recommendations concerning LDL-C lowering, triglyceride and non-HDL-C management to clinical practice.
  • Assess elevated triglyceride levels as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
  • Identify patients who would benefit from a lipid management strategy that targets mixed dyslipidemias to reduce cardiovascular risk.
  • Evaluate the safety, efficacy, tolerability, and cardiovascular outcomes data on available therapeutic strategies for lowering triglycerides.
  • Discuss the overall observational and clinical trial evidence for CV event reduction with omega-3 fatty Acids.
  • Discuss clinical trial data on available and emerging prescription omega-3 fatty acids, including data on their bioavailability and pharmacokinetic profiles.

Preliminary Agenda & Faculty

12:30 - 12:35pm Opening Remarks Chairperson: Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
12:35 - 12:55pm Where Do We Stand with the Lipid Guidelines: Are LDL-C and Triglycerides Still Important? Presenter: Michael Miller, MD
12:55 - 1:15pm Managing CV Risk in Patients with High TG and Mixed Dyslipidemia: Recommendations and Best Practices Presenter: Terry A. Jacobson, MD
1:15 - 1:35pm What Is the Epidemiological and Clinical Trial Evidence for CVD Event Reduction with Omega-3 FAs and What Are the Mechanisms? Presenter: Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH
1:35 - 2:00pm Optimizing the Management of Patients with High TG and Mixed Dyslipidemia
Interactive, Case-Based Scenarios, Panel Discussion and Debate along with Audience Q&A
Moderator: Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Discussants: Terry A. Jacobson, MD; Michael Miller, MD; Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Research
  • Chief, Section of Cardiology
  • Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Methodist DeBakey Heart Center
  • Houston, TX

Terry A. Jacobson, MD

  • President, National Lipid Association
  • Professor of Medicine, Emory University Director
  • Office of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
  • Co-Director, Lipid & CV Risk Reduction Program
  • Grady Health Systems
  • Atlanta, GA

Michael Miller, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Public Health
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Baltimore, MD

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

  • Dean
  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
  • Tufts University

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