Preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: Where primary care meets guidelines

May 8, 2024

U of C Cumming School of MedicineThe intent of this virtual real-time CME is to delve into current dyslipidemia guidelines and explore complex, challenging cases experienced by primary care providers in the context of CVD risk reduction. Participants will engage in stimulating discussions about the intersect between guidelines and practice, how to address unusual cases, and apply a nuanced approach to management.

  • Time details: 6:30 - 8 p.m. MDT
  • Location: via Zoom
  • Cost: free
  • Visit the event website for more information or contact Kiyana Madani.

Register for the session



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this virtual real-time CME event, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the value of completing CVD risk assessments using Enhanced Lipid Reporting (ELR) for your patient panel.
  • Recognize the nuances of current dyslipidemia guidelines to confidently apply them within your practice.
  • Describe available laboratory tests, their utilization, and interpretation of the results.
  • Effectively discuss CVD risk scores and appropriate interventions with your patients leading to enhanced engagement promoting shared decision making.
  • Recognize unique conditions, such as hypertension in pregnancy, requiring specialized CVD risk identification and management.

Who Should Attend

This course will be of interest to all Alberta-based primary care physicians interested in learning more about the current dyslipidemia guidelines.

This course will also serve the learning needs of other healthcare practitioners including nurse practitioners and pharmacists that are working with patients having cardiovascular disease risk factors.


Dr. Lisa Stevenson, Dr. Katrina Nicholson, Dr. Janet Craig, Dr. Glen Pearson, Dr. Todd Anderson, and Dr. Kara Nerenberg


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for up to 1.5 Mainpro+® credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


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