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Icosapent ethyl (IPE) in cardiovascular disease: Knowledge Translation on the New Canadian Dyslipidemia Guideline

December 9, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom – Digital Delivery, Vancouver BC

Cardiovascular diseases remain a significant leading cause of death in Canada with approximately 1 in 12 Canadians living with a heart disease diagnoses. Advances in cardiovascular risk factor management has progressed significantly over the past 30 years with effective, safe, and well-tolerated medications made available to patients. In recent years, at least 15 global medical societies have recognized Icosapent ethyl (IPE) as an important treatment for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Join Dr. Reginald Smith on December 9, 2021 as he discusses the tools pharmacists have available to help patients with cardiovascular diseases as well as an explanation of the recommendations from the New Canadian Dyslipidemia Guidelines.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize that persistent cardiovascular risk (PCVR) remains in statin-treated patients
  • Identify elevated triglycerides as a marker of PCVR in statin-treated patients
  • Review the evidence for cardiovascular event reduction in statin-treated patients with elevated TGs
  • Describe a recent non-statin therapy for cardiovascular event reduction in statin- treated patients with elevated TGs
  • Apply novel cardiovascular risk management therapies to statin-treated patients with PCVR

About the Speaker: Dr. Reginald Smith

Reginald Smith is a man of many talents, he is most well known in Pharmacy as a well-respected Clinician, Researcher, Educator and Mentor. He brings these same skills sets to his personal life as he constantly seeks new creative challenges.

Born and raised in beautiful Victoria BC, Reginald (Reg) Smith completed three years of an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria which led him on to UBC to complete his B.Sc. in Pharmacy and a Hospital Residency in Vancouver. He then practiced as a clinical pharmacist at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for a few years then embarked on a new adventure to work as Pharmacist at a military hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during the first gulf war where he also learned to speak a little Arabic. After working in Saudi Arabia for a couple of years he ventured south to the University of Kentucky where he obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.  He then returned to Canada and took a position with Island Health at the Royal Jubilee Hospital (28 years), where he has been a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Cardiovascular Medicine and Thrombosis. At that same time, he has also maintained a position as a Clinical Researcher with the Victoria Heart Institute and has worked as an investigator in numerous clinical trials in cardiology, thrombosis, and thromboembolism. In addition to his clinical and research roles Dr. Smith has always committed time to give back to his profession as teacher and mentor. Dr. Smith is a Clinical Associate for the UBC Faculty of Medicine (Pharmacy) (16 years) and is currently the Coordinator for the Island Health Pharmacy Residency and Education Program. Dr. Smith is a past chair of Canadian Cardiovascular Pharmacist Network and is current Member of Thrombosis Canada.

In his time away from the hospital Dr. Smith resides in Victoria with his wife and two sons. He finds time in his already busy schedule for his other lifelong creative passions for building and learning new skills including wood working (live edge epoxy river tables) and recently refining his tiling skills for his newly renovated bathroom.

Learning Hours

This program is non-accredited. Total learning hours is estimated at 1.0 hours.

Participants will receive a letter of participation after completion of the survey at the end of the webinar.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to members. The fee for non-members is $50.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from noreply@zoom.us and could be in your junk folder.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.