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Management of Hyperlipidemia - 2 CME Credits

A case-based course reviewing current guidelines for patients with a variety of lipid disorders

Start Date: June 19, 2018
Duration: ~ 2 hours
Price: $99

Course Description

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Abnormalities in lipid metabolism contribute to increased risk for developing coronary heart disease and other forms of vascular disease. This case-based, multiple question course will review current guidelines for patients with a variety of lipid disorders.

The target audience for this activity is primary care physicians (internists, family practice, and general medicine), nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who treat overweight patients. As they see overweight patients in their practices, this education will be directly applicable to their current scope of practice.

What You'll Learn

  • To discuss representative clinical cases in the management of patients with dyslipidemia
  • To identify primary and secondary prevention measures for hyperlipidemia
  • To recognize the importance of vascular inflammation in coronary heart disease


Peter Oettgen, MD

Peter Oettgen, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Preventive Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Editor in Chief, DynaMed Plus


Management of Hyperlipidemia is organized as follows:

Precourse Information:
Accreditation and AMA Credit Designation
Disclosure Statement
How to Take This Course
Grading and Certificates

Management of Hyperlipidemia
Case 1: Hypercholesterolemia
Case 2; Risk Assessment and Treatment Based on Current Guidelines
Case 3: Dyslpidemia and the Metabolic Syndrome
Case 4: Case Vignettes

CME Certificate
CME Posttest
Course Evaluation



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


The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Every 30 days HMS GCE will upload participant data (name, date of birth, ABIM ID#, MOC points earned) for any learners who have completed this activity directly to their transcript at the ABIM via the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Since MOC points earned will be uploaded to your ABIM transcript these points will not appear on your CME certificate. If you do not see your points on your ABIM transcript after 30 days of completing the activity please contact Jillian West at HMS GCE at


Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School has long held the standard that its continuing medical education courses be free of commercial bias.

In accord with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relevant relationship they, or their spouse or partner, have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss.

Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide the course director and participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.

Disclosure Statement

All individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.


Dr. Peter Oettgen is the director of Preventive Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Oettgen is also the editor in chief for DynaMed Plus, a point-of-care tool produced by EBSCO Health. Dr. Oettgen completed a cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in 1993. His clinical interests are in preventive cardiology. Dr. Oettgen also directed a basic science laboratory at the Harvard Institutes of Medicine. The focus of his research is centered on understanding the molecular mechanisms of vascular inflammation, vascular development, and angiogenesis. His laboratory was funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. He was awarded a Physician Scientist Award in 1999, and an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association in 2007.


Dr. Joanne Dushay contributed to a previous version of this course.


Original Release: 6/26/2006
Most Recent Update: 6/19/2018

End Date: 6/19/2021 (Enrollment ends 5/19/2021)


How long will this course take?

This course should take approximately 2 hours to complete. You do not need to complete it all at once. You may come back as often as you like.

How long will this course be available?

This self-paced course will close enrollments three years after its start date.

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