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Comprehensive Strategies for Cholesterol Treatment and Screening


February 21, 2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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This on-line conference will focus on best practices in treating and screening patients with elevated cholesterol.

Workshop Objectives

  • Discuss cholesterol management including screening recommendations and currently available cholesterol therapies.
  • Explore newer non-statin pharmacological therapies for lipid lowering and strategies to optimize cholesterol management
  • Review current scientific literature on low carb, high fat diets and the impact of these diets on heart health and cholesterol.


8:30 - 9:30

Low Carb and High Fat diets and Heart Health- Noreen Nazir, MD, FACC

Low carbohydrate diets have become very popular in the past decade. Many individuals follow a low carb diet to manage diabetes or lose weight-but how does a low carb, high fat diet impact heart health and cholesterol? This presentation will review the most recent scientific literature on how a low carb, high fat diet impacts heart health and the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

9:40 - 10:40

Cholesterol Management – Targets and Treatments - Maggie McGuire, RD, LD, CDCES

This presentation will give insight into who to screen for elevated cholesterol and categories of treatment from evidence based research and guideline recommendations.  Currently available cholesterol therapy options will also be discussed.

10:50 - 11:50

The Evolving Landscape of Cholesterol Medications - Jennifer Rosselli, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES

Improving cholesterol management is a key strategy to preventing cardiovascular disease events. Evidence-based treatments are available and include several medications with proven cardiovascular benefits. This presentation will explore newer non-statin pharmacological therapies for lipid lowering and provide an overview of strategies to optimize cholesterol management in the context of cardiovascular risk reduction.

3.0 Nurse Contact Hours. 

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Criteria for successful completion include attendance at ninety percent of the event and submission of a completed evaluation form.  Partial credit will not be awarded.

There is no charge to attend this workshop. Funding for this conference is provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health’s grant: Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Chronic Disease Prevention (CDC-DP18-1815)

The planning committee members and presenters declared no conflict of interest. The presenters have agreed to present information fairly and without bias.