Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Solutions to Improve Patients' Quality-of-Life

0.75 CME
$0 FEE
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Provider Statement: This continuing education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Support Statement: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea TherapeuticsTM A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Endorsed by: The National Pancreas Foundation.

There is no non-commercial support for this activity.

Education activities are distinguished as separate from endorsement of commercial products. When commercial products are displayed, participants will be advised that accredited status as a provider refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products.

Target Audience: The intended audience for the activity is gastroenterologists, pancreatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS).

Purpose/Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess the burden of FCS, its pathophysiology, and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
  • Describe the clinical symptomatology associated with FCS, as well as diagnostic modalities that assist in earlier diagnosis.
  • Evaluate the use of dietary modifications for the management of FCS based on efficacy and impact on patient quality-of-life.
  • Recognize the benefits and limitations of available and emerging therapeutic interventions for the management of FCS.

Activity Chair:
Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Pancreatic Disorders
Director, Interventional Endoscopy of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT)
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Nurse Reviewers:
Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ

Joyce L. Ross MSN, CRNP, FNLA

Medical Writer:
Lobna Eldasher, PharmD

Reviewers (ACCME Recertification review on 03/28/2018):
Ronald A. Codario MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP

Jennifer Frederick PharmD, BCPS

Physician Information (Recertified 03/28/2018):
Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material was originally approved for 1 year from the date of original release, May 16, 2017 to May 15, 2018. It has since been recertified for an additional 3 months and will now expire on August 15, 2018.

Pharmacist Information (Expired May 15, 2018):
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This program is acceptable for 1.0 contact hours of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-0000-17-003-H01-P, effective 5/15/2017. This is a knowledge-based activity and there is no fee to attend.

Vindico Medical Education will provide Pharmacist credits claimed information directly to the ACPE through CPE Monitor.

Nurse Information (Expired May 15, 2018):
Vindico Medical Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME/CNE/CE Credit:
To participate in this CME/CNE/CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME/CNE/CPE providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME/CNE/CPE content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME/CNE/CPE activity content over which the individual has control.

The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.

Activity Chair reports the following relationship(s) which are accurate at the time of original content release (05/16/2017):
Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
Royalty: Up-To-Date
Consulting Fee: AbbVie
Reasearch Grant: Dompé Pharma

Medical Writer reports the following relationship(s) which are accurate at the time of original content release (05/16/2017):
Lobna Eldasher, PharmD
No relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Nurse reviewers report the following relationship(s) which are accurate at the time of original content release (05/16/2017):
Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
No relevant relationships to disclose.

Joyce L. Ross MSN, CRNP, FNLA
Consulting Fee: Akcea, Kastle Therapeutics
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amarin, Amgen, Kaneka America, KOWA, Sanofi/Regeneron

Reviewers report the following relationships which are accurate at the time of original content release (05/16/2017):
Ronald A. Codario, MD, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Jennifer Frederick PharmD, BCPS
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s) which are accurate at the time of original content release (05/16/2017):
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage:
The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

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Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2017 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

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