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Intended Audience

This complimentary CME educational activity is designed for all healthcare providers (HCPs) involved in developing, delivering, consulting, and monitoring care for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.

This constituency of HCPs shall include the following audience:



Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period April 30, 2012 through April 30, 2014, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 74 segments, totaling 2 hours and 36 minutes, to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out CME certificate.

Registration

Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Familial Hypercholeterolemia is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

Supported by an educational grant from Genzyme.



Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education (UMMS-OCME) and CMEducation Resources, LLC. The UMMS-OCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Program Faculty and Disclosure

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Methodist DeBakey Heart Center
Chief of the Section of Cardiovascular Research
Baylor College of Medicine
Director of Atherosclerosis Laboratory
Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Advisor or Consultant: Abbott Laboratories; Amarin Corporation plc; Adnexus; Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Kowa Company Ltd.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Resverlogix Corp; Roche; sanofi-aventis; Synthelabo; Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
Speaker or Speakers Bureau: Abbott Laboratories; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck & Co., Inc.


William Boden, MD
Chief of Medicine
Albany (NY) Stratton VA Medical Center
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Speaker: Abbott, Gilead, sanofi-aventis


Robin Choudhury, MD
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
University of Oxford
Consultant Cardiologist
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford Acute Vascular Imaging Centre
Oxford, England

Consultant: Roche, sanofi-aventis, AstraZeneca
Speaker: Merck
Research Support: Merck, Novartis



Michael Davidson, MD, FACC, FNLA
Director of Preventive Cardiology
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Executive Medical Director
Radiant Research
Chicago, IL

Advisory Board/Consultant: Amgen, Merck, Roche, Sanofi-aventis
Stockholder: Omthera Pharmaceuticals



James De Lemos, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sweetheart Ball-Kern Wildenthal, MD, PhD Distinguished Chair in Cardiology
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
Director, Coronary Care Unit
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Director, Cardiology Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas

Speaker: Bristol-Myers Squibb, sanofi-aventis
Consultant: AstraZeneca



Mary McGowan, MD
Medical Director
Cholesterol Treatment Center
Concord Hospital Cholesterol Treatment Center
Concord, NH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Consultant: Genzyme, Amgen, sanofi-aventis
Speaker: GlaxoSmithKline, Merck


Prof. Dr. Heribert Schunkert, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Director of Medizinische Klinik II
Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein
Campus Lübeck, Germany

Nothing to disclose


Professor Erik Stroes, MD
Chair of the Department of Vascular Medicine
Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nothing to disclose


Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA
Director, Advanced Imaging
Washington Hospital Center
Professor of Medicine
Washington, DC

Speaker: Abbott Laboratories


Sotirios Tsimikas, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine
Director of Vascular Medicine
University of Calfornia, San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, CA

Consultant: Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genzyme Corporation; sanofi-aventis; Amarin Corporation plc
Speaker: Merck & Co., Inc.
Research Support: Pfizer Inc; Merck & Co., Inc.
Stock, stock options, or bonds: Atherotope


Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.

Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
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