Improving Patients’ Health Through Cholesterol Control - June 24

Time: 10:00 AM




There is no cost to register. Funding for this program is provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Chronic Disease Prevention (CDC-DP18-1815).

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High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke—the first and fifth most common causes of death in the U.S., respectively. The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ initiative aims to improve awareness, detection and management of high cholesterol by educating and empowering consumers, healthcare professionals, and patients with evidence-based information and tools. The initiative also uses AHA’s quality improvement programs to enhance care for patients.

This webinar will cover AHA’s 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol, the American College of Cardiology’s ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus and the Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol Recognition Program.


Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the most up-to-date cholesterol guidelines.

  • Describe the best practices for calculating patient risk for cardiovascular disease and making cholesterol treatment decisions.


Who Should Attend

This program is designed for:

  • Dentists/dental hygienists

  • Dietitians/nutritionists

  • Nurses (APN, RN, LPN)

  • Physical therapists

  • Respiratory therapists



Noreen T Nazir, MD
Dr. Nazir is an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She specializes in preventive cardiology and works to increase knowledge and management of cardiovascular disease risk factors and risk enhancers. She is actively involved with AHA, as well as the American College of Cardiology and American Society of Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Nazir received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. She completed her cardiovascular disease fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and a cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Nazir is currently establishing a preventive cardiology program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

LaToya Stewart, MPH
Stewart is a non-profit leader, strategic planner and public health professional. She is currently a national community health consultant at AHA, where she leads the development and execution of community health strategies across 12 states and Puerto Rico. Stewart has 15 years of experience in strategic planning, nonprofit management, grant-making and public health. Prior to AHA, she served as vice president of community development at United Way of Tarrant County, Texas, where she oversaw the organization’s $6.6 million community grants fund.  Stewart currently serves on the boards of the Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public. She received a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Neil J. Stone, MD, MACP, FAHA, FACC
Dr. Stone is the Bonow Professor of Medicine in Preventive Cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He heads a special clinic for the diagnosis and management of lipid-related disorders. Dr. Stone also is the Suzanne and Milton Davidson Distinguished Physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and serves as medical director of the Center for Vascular Disease at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He is most known for his work on national guidelines and has over 230 publications in the cardiovascular field. Dr. Stone received his medical degree (summa cum laude) from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and underwent internship and residency training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He spent three years in lipid/cardiovascular research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute before returning to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1973 to become the chief medical resident and complete his cardiology fellowship.