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Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center Proposed Lipids Guidelines: Recommendations for ATP IV

Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center Proposed Lipids Guidelines: Recommendations for ATP IV

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

April 12, 2012

Expires

April 12, 2013

Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accredited Provider

This program is presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Produced by Haymarket Medical Education.

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Program Description

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, primarily due to the effects of heart disease and stroke. The goal of this activity is to educate clinicians on the significant challenges in revising the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel guidelines and to provide balanced recommendations.

Intended Audience

This educational activity is intended for Physicians and other healthcare clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular/cerebrovascular diseases. There are no prerequisites.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify significant deficits in the current Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines.
  • Provide better care to patients in the treatment of hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular risk.

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Faculty

Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

PROGRAM COURSE DIRECTOR
Steven Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

PROGRAM MODERATOR
Roger Blumenthal, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease

Roger Blumenthal, MD, has no relationships to disclose.

PROGRAM FACULTY
Seth S. Martin, MD

Cardiology Fellow
Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease

Seth S. Martin, MD, has no relationships to disclose.

Activity Planner Disclosure

Steven Jones, MD, reports the following interests:
Grant/Research Support: Atherotech Diagnostics Lab
Consultant: Amylin

No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.

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Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

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Proposed Lipid Guidelines Recommendations for ATP IV

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
720 Rutland Avenue/ Turner 20
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195

Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)

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