The Important Role of Lipoprotein(a) in Cardiovascular Disease: Present and Future Therapeutic Options

  • November 12, 2017 - December 1, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An Unofficial Satellite Event at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017


Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Registration Time:

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

*Complimentary for all those attending the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2017.

CME Symposium Time:

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hotel Location:

Hilton Anaheim
777 Convention Way,
Anaheim, CA


California Ballroom D


CME Symposium Agenda:

6:30 – 7:00 pm   Registration and Dinner

7:00 – 7:05 pm   Welcome and Introductions

7:05 – 7:20 pm   The Burden of Elevated Lipoprotein(a)

7:20 – 7:25 pm   Interactive Panel Discussion

7:25 – 7:40 pm   Therapeutic Targets – Mechanisms of Action 

7:40 – 7:55 pm   Pathophysiology – Vascular Disease

7:55 – 8:05 pm   Interactive Panel Discussion

8:05 – 8:20 pm   Current Therapeutic Options to Lower Lipoprotein(a) Levels

8:20 – 8:30 pm   Interactive Panel Discussion

8:30 – 8:45 pm   Emerging Therapeutic Options to Lower Lipoprotein(a) Levels

8:45 – 8:50 pm   Interactive Panel Discussion

8:50 – 9:30 pm   Cardiology Grand Rounds: Case Presentations



Patrick Moriarty, MD
Director, Atherosclerosis/LDL-Apheresis Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS


Børge G. Nordestgaard, MD, DMSc
Chief Physician in Clinical Biochemistry
Copenhagen University Hospital
Herlev, Denmark
Professor in Genetic Epidemiology
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

Marlys L. Koschinsky, PhD
Scientific & Executive Director
Robarts Research Institute
Professor, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Ontario, Canada

George Thanassoulis, MD
Director, Preventive and Genomic Cardiology
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Canada

Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD
The William and Sonja Connor Chair of Preventive Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Physiology & Pharmacology
Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon


This CME activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Amgen Inc., Akcea Therapeutics, and Kaneka Pharma America LLC.

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This event is not part of the official Scientific Sessions 2017 as planned by the AHA committee on Scientific Sessions Program.



Venue Phone: 1-714-750-4321

777 Convention Way, Anaheim, California, 92802, United States