LDL and Beyond: Current and Future Approaches to Cholesterol Management

Los Angeles, CA

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Activity Overview

Statins have been the cornerstone of lipid therapy for decades and low-density lipoprotein C has been the primary target of intervention.  However, the management of dyslipidemia is much more complex than this.  The difficulty of reaching increasingly more stringent LDL-C goals and emerging data, including major outcome trials, and the potential for new treatment targets and agents with which to address them, may usher in a new era of lipid management. Updated treatment guidelines have been eagerly awaited that incorporate new learning’s. This continuing education program will bring together expert faculty to review where we are and where we are going with dyslipidemia management…LDL and Beyond: Current and Future Approaches to Cholesterol Management.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for  Endocrinologists, Fellows in Clinical Practice and Clinical Researchers.



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LDL and Beyond: Current and Future Approaches to Cholesterol Management

Thursday, December 5, 2013



  6:30 pm


  7:00 pm - 7:10 pm

  Welcome & Introduction

  7:10 pm - 7:30 pm


  Epidemiology, Pathophysiology & Treatment Goals for Prevention

  7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

  Aggressive LDL Risk Reduction in the Modern Era:

  Monotherapy and Beyond

  7:50 pm - 8:10 pm

  Beyond LDL, The Residual Risk: Managing High TGL and Low HDL:

  Focus on Non HDL

  8:10 pm - 8:30 pm

  Future Options for the Management of Dyslipidemia:

  Clinical Data from Novel Classes of Drugs

  8:30 pm - 8:45 pm

  Panel Discussion:  

  What Will/Does ATP IV Do For Clinicians?

  8:45 pm




 Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA - Chair

Medical Director, Metabolic Institute of America

Tarzana, CA



Chris K. Guerin, MD, FACE, FNLA

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine University of California

San Diego, CA


Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Describe why many patients require therapy that targets more than one lipid parameter.
  • Explain how multiple lipid risk factors contribute to a patient's total risk profile.
  • Interpret data on the merits of targeting low LDL-C goals, triglycerides and HDL to improve patient’s CV risk profiles.
  • Evaluate emerging data on novel agents that modify lipids.
  • Consider how if the anticipated ATPIV will alter clinical practice recommendations for your patients with dyslipidemia or will the medical community turn to others for leadership in lipid management and prevention of CVD.
Steering/Program Committee


 Yehuda Handelsman, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA

Medical Director, Metabolic Institute of America

Tarzana, CA



 Alan J. Garber, MD, PhD, FACE

Professor, Departments of Medicine,

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX


George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE

Chairman, Grunberger Diabetes Institute

Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Center

for Molecular Medicine & Genetics

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Bloomfield Hills, MI


Chris K. Guerin, MD, FACE, FNLA

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine University of California

San Diego, CA


Paul S. Jellinger, MD, MACE

Professor of Clinical Medicine

University of Miami

School of Medicine

Miami, FL

The Center for Diabetes & Endocrine Care

Hollywood, FL


Paul D. Rosenblit, MD, PhD, FACE, FNLA

Clinical Professor, Medicine (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism)

University California, Irvine (UCI), School of Medicine

Irvine, CA

Co-Director Diabetes Out-Patient Clinic, UCI Medical Center

Orange, CA

Director, Diabetes/Lipid Management & Research Center

Huntington Beach, CA


Kathleen L. Wyne, MD, PhD, FACE

Director of Clinical Research

Diabetes Research Center

Weill Cornell Medical College

Houston, TX

Corporate Support

This is activity is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen, Inc.


Physician Credit

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 


Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood

10740 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90024 

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