Dr. Erin Kershaw, gives a presentation on the cholesterol guidelines and moving beyond statins.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • To recognize new evidence impacting the clinical treatment of hypercholesterolemia since publication of the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce ASCVD Risk in Adults
  • To recognize new evidence related to the use of PCSK9 Inhibitors for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
  • To recognize new evidence related to the use of other non-statin medications in the treatment of dyslipidemia


Dr. Saba has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:Grant/Research Support: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals:

  • Consultant: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

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