In this module of a Four-Part Expert Interview Series, Dr. James A. Underberg, along with Dr Christopher P. Cannon, course chair, will identify barriers to caring for dyslipidemia patients. There barriers will include financial and other patient-related obstacles. This discussion will incorporate strategies to improve access to PCSK9 inhibitors, in turn leading to improved patient outcomes.
Cardiologists, internists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with dyslipidemia.
1. Utilize recent guidelines and recommendations when making treatment decisions for patients
2. Recognize potential financial and treatment access barriers that may impact standard of care
Christopher P. Cannon, MD
Director, Education, Cardiovascular Medicine Innovation
Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
James A. Underberg, MD, MS
Lipidology & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine & NYU Center for CV Prevention
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
President, National Lipid Association
New York, New York
Disclosures of Conflict of Interest
It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
|Faculty||Relationship Identified With:|
|Christopher P. Cannon, MD||Consultant/Advisor: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Amarin Corporation; Amgen Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Eisai Co., Ltd.; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Kowa Company, Ltd.; Merck & Co.; Pfizer Inc.; Regeneron; SanofiGrant/Research Support: Amgen Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Merck & Co.|
|James A. Underberg, MD, MS||Consultant/Advisor: Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc; Akcea Therapeutics; Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Amarin Corporation; Amgen Inc.; Invitae Corporation; Regeneron; SanofiGrant/Research Support: Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc; Pfizer Inc.Speakers Bureau: Akcea Therapeutics; Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Amarin Corporation; Amgen Inc.; Regeneron; Sanofi|
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This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Amgen Inc.
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