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Activity Details


Course Title: LDL and HDL Subclasses: Use and Misuse in the Community

Method of Delivery:
Pre-recording at the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 
                                     Symposium on February 16, 2013

Original Release Date:
August 2013     Expiration Date: June 2014

Robert H. Superko, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FAACVPR           
Executive Director
Center for Genomics and Human Health, 
Translational Research Institute at St Joseph’s Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Conference Director
Michael Ozner, M.D. 
Medical Director, Center for Prevention and Wellness
Baptist Health South Florida
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Target Audience
Cardiologists, Family Physicians, General Internists, Endocrinologists, Psychologists, Gynecologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses and Dietitians.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:
● Describe how the 55 year history of lipoprotein subclass science started at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (University of California).
● Explain the interaction of triglycerides and HDL-C in the prediction of small LDL pattern B.
● Review results of the NIH clinical trials that address the impact of lipoprotein heterogeneity on coronary artery disease prediction and response to treatment.
● Describe the impact of lifestyle and medications on lipoprotein heterogeneity.

Instructions for Participation and Credit
  • Access the lecture recording.                       

Download handout materials provided.     

Complete the post-test and evaluation.    

  •             ·The exam is submitted electronically to the CME Department when you select “Submit.” If you are having technical 
  •                   difficulties, please fax the exam to 786-533-9706.
                    · If you pass the exam with a score of 75% or higher, credits earned will be
                     added  to your online transcript within one week of submission.
                     Visit BaptistHealth.net/CME and select CME Credit Report to view and
                 print your transcript.
  •             ·Participants will be notified if they do not achieve the minimum passing score.  

Bibliography and Additional Resources

  • Superko HR, Gadesam RR. Is it LDL Particle size or Number that Correlates with Risk for Cardiovascular Disease? Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008 Oct;10(5):377-85.

  • Speakers Disclosures: Robert Superko, M.D., has disclosed that he is an employee of Celera, a Quest Diagnostics company. Dr. Superko has indicated that his lectures will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.
    Accreditation and Credit Statement
          Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
          Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
         This activity has been approved for 0.75 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-404966, by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine.