A Closer Look at Women, Atherosclerosis, and Lipids: What Is Different?

A Closer Look at Women, Atherosclerosis, and Lipids: What Is Different? 

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A Closer Look at Women, Atherosclerosis, and Lipids: What Is Different?

Take a closer look at evidence that management of elevated triglycerides, diabetes, and other CV diseases plays a major role in ASCVD complications.

Available credits: 0.75

Time to complete: 45 minutes


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  • Overview

    Join us to discover optimal ways to identify women at risk or with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). In this Women’s Health 2021 lecture, our experts, Dr. Gregory Pokrywka and Dr. Karol Watson, dive deeper into evidence-based approaches to assess and manage ASCVD in women. They discuss topics from lifestyle modifications to recent clinical trial data on the use of omega-3 fatty acids for ASCVD event reduction. 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Gregory S. Pokrywka, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, NCMP
    Director, Baltimore Lipid Center
    Assistant Professor
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Amarin, Amgen, Esperion 

    Karol Watson, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
    Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
    Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA
    Consulting Fees: Amarin, Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Lilly, Esperion, Novo Nordisk

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Ben Caref, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Libby Lurwick has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Screen and diagnose female patients at high risk of cardiovascular events during their annual visit
    • Describe the importance of triglyceride management in ASCVD risk assessment and management
    • Apply evidence-based guidelines and recent randomized clinical trial evidence of icosapent ethyl in addition to statin therapy to manage women at risk of ASCVD events
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and certified nurse midwives in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, and internal medicine.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .75 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education is the leading provider of education for women’s health professionals. Our activities are recognized nationwide for providing credible, relevant, and practical information on issues impacting the female patient. Additionally, our unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment, and our ability to help learners recognize and overcome barriers to optimal performance and optimal patient outcomes has positioned us as a leader in women’s health education.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma, Inc.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. 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 patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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