Town Hall on PCSK9 Inhibitors at AHA


In 2016, the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) sought to address patient barrier to access PCSK9 inhibitors by bringing together various stakeholder organizations for two Town Hall events entitled “Unraveling a Therapeutic Conundrum: Barriers to Access PCSK9 Inhibitors." The ASPC and other stakeholder groups - National Lipid Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Cardiology, and FH Foundation — identified access issues and recommended pragmatic solutions. From the 2016 series, the ASPC and stakeholders produced a publication to summarize the identified access issues and recommended solutions entitled “PCSK9 Inhibitor Access Barriers: Issues and Recommendations: Improving the Access Process for Patients, Clinicians, and Payers."

Join us as we discuss this publication that summarizes barriers to access PCSK9 inhibitors, and learn about new tools and resources to overcome this hurdle in accessibility. Read our paper on the latest findings and solutions to accessing PCSK9 inhibitors by clicking here

This non-CME breakfast symposium is being held at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA on November 13 from 6:30 – 8:30 am.

This event is not part of the official Scientific Sessions as planned by the AHA Committee on Scientific Sessions  Programming.

This activity is sponsored by Amgen, Sanofi and Regeneron.

Questions? Contact Vivian Grifantini at (904) 309-6212 or


Register today for this non-CME breakfast symposium at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA on November 13 from 6:30 – 8:30 am.


Monday, November 13, 2017

6:30 – 8:30 am

Anaheim Marriott

Platinum Ballroom 1-4

700 West Convention Way

Anaheim, CA 92802

6:30 – 7:00 am Registration & Breakfast
7:00 – 7:05 am Introductions
7:05 – 8:05 am Successful Pathway to Access  
8:05 – 8:30 am Question & Answer



Seth J. Baum, MD, FASPC
President, American Society for Preventive Cardiology
Medical Director, Women’s Preventive Cardiology
Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Clinical Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Science
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
Founder, Chief Medical Officer
Excel Medical Clinical Trials, LLC
Boca Raton, FL



Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FASPC
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor, Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Physician Executive Director
Banner-University Medicine
Cardiovascular Institute
Phoenix, AZ



Michael Shapiro, DO, FASPC
Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Director, Cardiac MR CT Program
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR



Peter P. Toth, MD, PhD, FASPC
Preventative Cardiology
CGH Medical Center
Sterling, IL
Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Peoria, IL
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University