This course includes:
- Video presentation by a leading expert
- Pre- and post-exams to measure your understanding
- CME and MOC claiming online
Calvin Yeang, MD, PhD
Dr. Calvin Yeang is a physician scientist specializing in treating and preventing cardiovascular diseases with research interest and clinical expertise in lipoprotein(a). His areas of research include refining the cardiovascular risk attributed to lipoprotein(a) and low-density lipoprotein, as well as understanding how lipoprotein(a) mediates calcific aortic valve disease. Through his research, Dr. Yeang hopes to translate his findings towards improving risk assessment and developing new therapies for his patients. He has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and his work has appeared in Nature, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Circulation, among others. He research is supported by the NIH (K08 HL150271-01). Dr. Yeang completed medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He then completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at UC San Diego. Dr. Yeang also performed advanced clinical and research training mentored by Drs. Sam Tsimikas and Joe Witztum at UC San Diego. Dr. Yeang is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the evidence linking lipoprotein(a) to cardiovascular disease and aortic valve stenosis.
- Explain the effect of lipid lowering therapies on lipoprotein(a) levels.
- Develop concepts of how to clinically manage cardiovascular risk associated with elevated lipoprotein(a).
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1 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.
Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
The American College of Endocrinology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Endocrinology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.