National Lipid Association Committees

The National Lipid Association offers the following committees as an excellent way to get involved. Participation is completely voluntary. Reasonable expenses related to committee participation may be reimbursed, if necessary. For more information, please contact the NLA office at (904) 998-0854.


Advocacy Committee
Communications Committee
Executive Committee
Finance Committee
Health Quality & Research (HQR) Committee
Honors and Awards Committee
International Committee
Membership Committee
Nominating Committee
Practice Management Council

Education Committees

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee
Program Development Committee
Scientific Meetings Committee
Self-Assessment Programs Committee

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Advocacy Committee Back to Top
The Advocacy Committee is currently a committee under development by the Board of Directors.
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Communications Committee Back to Top
The Communications Committee oversees all major publications of the NLA including the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, the Lipid Spin and by suggesting, developing and reviewing all content for message consistency with the Mission and goals of the NLA. The Committee also provides guidance and recommendations on public awareness campaigns and media interactions.
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Executive Committee Back to Top
The Executive Committee, consisting of the NLA President, NLA Immediate Past-President, NLA President-Elect, NLA Treasurer, and NLA Secretary, is authorized to act on behalf of the Board of Directors to administer the affairs of the NLA between meetings of the Board.
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Finance Committee Back to Top
The Finance Committee provides financial oversight for the NLA by assisting the Executive Director with financial planning, reporting and suggesting sound financial policy. The Committee is charged with assuring financial controls and reviewing the financial statements of the NLA.
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Health Quality & Research (HQR) Committee Back to Top
The Health Quality & Research (HQR) plays an important role in the creation and dissemination of materials for the public and for healthcare professionals. The Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding guidelines in practice and their impact on patient care, recommends and approves patient materials created by the NLA and provides practical analysis of clinical studies, when appropriate.
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Honors and Awards Committee Back to Top
The NLA Honors and Awards Committee determines the criteria for and the Fellow of the NLA Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award. In addition, the Committee reviews all candidates for each award and makes recommendations to the NLA Board of Directors on the recipients of each award.
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International Committee Back to Top
The International Committee provides guidance to the NLA Board of Directors and staff regarding NLA initiative with other countries. The committee primarily focuses on bringing the NLA Mission and education to international audiences.
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Membership Committee Back to Top
The Membership Committee provides recommendations to the Board of Directors on applicants to the NLA, supervises the maintenance of data records, manages access to CME/CE records to concerned parties (e.g. the individual member, independent certifying boards, and other organizations as appropriate) and leads membership retention efforts. The Committee also provides guidance to the NLA staff with regard to cross-disciplinary member recruitment, and may offer recommendation on development of future programs to make available to the membership.
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Nominating Committee Back to Top
The Nominating Committee oversees the process of recommending members to the NLA Board of Directors. The Committee meets annually to determine make suggestions to the Board for vacant seats on the Board of Directors.
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Practice Management Council Back to Top
The Practice Management Council helps NLA members of all disciplines improve health outcomes in their patients and improve the efficiency and solvency of their practices. Part of its mission is to define best practices in clinical lipidology that integrate the expertise of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, pharmacists, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians. Read More

Education Committees

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee Back to Top
The CME Committee oversees the NLA's overall program of Professional Development and Continuing Medical Education consistent with guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education (ACCME) and American Medical Association (AMA) and other professional organizations designated to provide continuing education credit for allied health professionals. The Committee is comprised of members who serve in an advisory role to the NLA by recommending policy, developing the core curriculum and educational goals of the organization, overseeing the CME planning and content validation process, and monitoring the quality of all NLA sponsored continuing education activities.
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Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee Back to Top
The GME Committee will foster high quality training programs in clinical lipidology for physician and allied health trainees; develop career and educational opportunities for trainees in a variety of settings; and serve as the NLA's liaison with other organizations involved in GME or allied health training programs.
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Program Development Committee Back to Top
The Program Development Committee will develop specific educational activities (CME/CE-certified and non-CME) under the direct auspices of the NLA Board of Directors and CME Committee, designed to improve the knowledge, competence and skills of health professionals involved in the delivery of clinical lipid care as well as to provide educational outreach to non-members on topics of greatest need. The Committee will seek to round out the NLA educational program and professional development track by providing activities in a variety of formats, including but not limited to live meetings and courses, online, print, self-assessment programs, case presentations and performance improvement activities.
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Scientific Meetings Committee Back to Top
The Scientific Meetings Committee is responsible for overseeing the planning and format of the NLA annual scientific sessions, and two regional Clinical Lipid Update meetings each year.
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Self-Assessment Programs (SAP) Committee Back to Top
The SAP Committee will maintain and update the content of the NLA's Self-Assessment Programs, including the core NLA Self-Assessment Program (NLA-SAP, Volumes 1-4) as well as the Complex Lipid Management Self-Assessment Module Series.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 01:30

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