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One Minute, One Family
It takes just 1 minute to share vital information that might save a family from early CVD.

“I first found out I had high cholesterol when I was in high school. Without having a name for it, I knew that it was something that I had inherited from my father’s side of the family. I have now accepted the fact that diet and exercise are not enough for what we have. Aggressive medical treatment is necessary.” — Catherine Davis Ahmed, FH Advocate, Director of Outreach, FH Foundation

“It wasn’t until I saw a lipid specialist about my kids that I actually learned about the disease I have. Now that I know what I am fighting against, I am learning everything I can about FH in order to guide my kids through this disease with early detection and appropriate treatment. My wish for them is a future without the intense surgeries that I have had, in order to save my life.”-Scott Radabaugh, Patient Advocate

2014 CME Symposium
The Wide Spectrum of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Discovering Your Highest Risk Patients and Optimizing Treatment

Our distinguished faculty will address knowledge and practice gaps in the identification and management of patients with FH, provide expert recommendations for diagnosing FH and cascade family screening, and present the most current evidence on novel therapeutic options. Specific topics include:

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: The Evolution of a Disease Over the Last 40 Years
Presenter: Seth J. Baum, MD

Strategies for Early Identification, Diagnosis, and Cascade Screening
Presenter: Sarah de Ferranti, MD, MPH

Advanced Approaches for Optimizing Outcomes in the Severe FH Patient Presenters: Patrick Moriarty, MD and Pamela Morris, MD

In addition, Catherine Davis Ahmed, FH Advocate and Director of Outreach for The FH Foundation, and Scott Radabaugh, patient advocate, both of whom are living with FH, will present “The Faces of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Call to Action from the FH Community.” The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

To view the webcast from the 2014 Symposium and earn CME credit, visit Online Education.
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