Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

Release date: July 23, 2014
Expiration date: July 23, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.75 hours

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Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (www.pimed.com) and Medtelligence, LLC
                         
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Program Overview

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis. This has serious consequences, as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey recently found the prevalence of elevated TG concentrations (200 mg/dL or greater) in the US to be over 40 million persons, or ~18% of the adult population. This activity uses an innovative educational format, in which two experts, Drs. Harold Bays and Sergio Fazio, make use of “Dialogues” to address 26 frequently asked questions on a wide range of clinical topics focused on hypertriglyceridemia, including pathophysiology, screening and diagnosis, pancreatitis, management strategies, omega-3 fatty acid therapy, and fish oil dietary supplements.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Clinical Endocrinologists, Diabetologists, Internists, Clinical Cardiologists, Geriatricians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Allied Health Professionals, and Diabetes Nurse Educators involved in the care of patients with hypertriglyceridemia.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

Faculty

Harold E. Bays, MD, FTOS, FACE, FNLA
Medical Director and President
Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center
Louisville, KY

Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD, FAAP, FASCI
The William and Sonja Connor Chair of Preventive Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Director of Preventive Cardiology
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Medtelligence, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

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:

Dr. Harold Bays reports that he has received clinical research grant support from GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk A/S, and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., clinical research grant support and speaker honoraria from Amarin Corp., Eisai Inc., and Vivus, Inc., and clinical research grant support and consultant honoraria from AstraZeneca and Omthera Pharmaceuticals. He also reports that his presentation will include discussion of investigational or unlabeled use(s) of prescription EPA to lower TG, CRP and other metabolic effects; and Naltrexone/Bupropion in weight management. Dr. Bays has an identified conflict of interest and it has been resolved accordingly. He has been advised by the AACE CME Accreditation Committee to base his presentation and recommendations on the best available, preferably published evidence/information.

Dr. Sergio Fazio reports that he has received consultant honoraria from Amarin Corp., Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc., Hoffman-LaRoche, and sanofi-aventis US LLC, clinical trial institutional support from Amgen, Inc., ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Pfizer Inc., and clinical trial institutional support and consultant honoraria from Merck & Co., Inc. He also reports that his presentation will not include discussion of any investigational or unlabeled use(s) of a product. Dr. Fazio has an identified conflict of interest and it has been resolved accordingly. He has been advised by the AACE CME Accreditation Committee to base his presentation and recommendations on the best available, preferably published evidence/information.

The planners and managers 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:

The following PIM planners and managers, Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CCMEP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Medtelligence, LLC: Ben Caref, PhD; Pamela Clark - No financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period July 23, 2014 through July 23, 2015, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. 

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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