West Annual Conference

Anaheim, CA | May 30-June 2, 2018

Anaheim Convention Center

Practical Guide to the Management of Atherogenic Lipids


Elevated triglyceride (TG) levels are associated with significantly increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. While statins remain the mainstay of dyslipidemia, a large residual risk remains in patients treated to LDL-C goals. This program will be presented by distinguished experts in the field to provide the healthcare professional managing dyslipidemia with a clinical background of the problem, methods to screen and diagnose, evidence-based strategies, and clinical treatment plans to improve outcomes of their patients.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the etiology, diagnosis (including non-HDL-C), and risk assessment of hypertriglyceridemia (HTG), and the impact of residual CVD risk that remains beyond statin therapy, including patients with HTG

Summarize the clinical and genetic evidence for the observational and causal association between elevated triglycerides (TG) / TG-rich lipoproteins and atherosclerosis

Apply evidence-based guidelines to lifestyle and therapeutic approaches for managing patients with elevated non-HDL-C and HTG

Describe the anti-atherosclerotic / anti-inflammatory properties of TG-lowering agents, with a focus on prescription omega-3 fatty acids, and biologic/clinical characteristics of EPA and DHA

Relate the current status and recommendations on omega-3 FA dietary supplementation; Increase competency to formulate an action plan for managing elevated non-HDL-C and HTG, taking into account overall therapeutic value to achieve individualized patient goals


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Matthew J. Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA

Matthew Jay Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA, is a professor of medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Budoff is a graduate of University of California at Riverside ...

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Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD

A graduate of the medical school of the University of Rome, Italy, Dr. Fazio continued at the same institution with a fellowship in metabolic diseases. In 1985, he entered a PhD program in experimental medicine at the University of Siena, Italy, and ...

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Amarin Pharma Inc.