2018 Virtual Symposium (CME concluded): The ABC Access Program: Overcoming Barriers to Access of Newer Cardiovascular Agents for High-Risk and Minority Patients

Despite advances in medical therapies and new treatment modalities for patients with or at risk for cardiovascular disease, health equality and access to care remain significant areas of concern. Two associations have set their goals to address these clinical barriers.

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) has set its mission to address critical issues in a changing health care landscape by revealing disparities faced by minorities and high-risk patients and promulgating solutions to diminished access, especially to newer medications and therapies.

The FH Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) in the medical community and public domain, examining gaps in care for those living with FH, and improving adherence to guideline-recommended treatments for FH.

During this virtual symposium, faculty will discuss ongoing initiatives to overcoming barriers to access, and provide overviews of both the Access to Health Care Initiative of the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Cascade Registry from the FH Foundation. Challenging clinical patient cases will also be presented to demonstrate how to apply these solutions to real-world clinical scenarios.

Ongoing Initiatives to Overcome Barriers to Access

Presenter: Deirdre J. Mattina, MD

The ABC Access Program: Actions Taken, Current Status and Future Considerations

Presenter: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA

FH Patient Case: What's Being Done

Presenter: Catherine Davis Ahmed, MBA

Real World Approaches to Access: A Clinician's Perspective

Presenter: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHADeirdre J. Mattina, MD

Audience Q&A

Presenter: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHADeirdre J. Mattina, MDCatherine Davis Ahmed, MBA