Ancillary Course Info

The NLA's Masters in Lipidology course provides an advanced examination of the core curriculum in Clinical Lipidology. This course is designed for any health care professional with experience in Lipidology who desires advanced training. Experts in the field of Lipidology will lecture on advanced concepts and guide participants through interactive learning scenarios that provide tools and skills to further advance personal standards of practice. It is recommended that attendees have already completed preparatory coursework (eg Foundations of Lipidology [formerly Lipid Academy] or similar core curriculum training).

This course is particularly useful to explore the details of Clinical Lipidology and is appropriate for clinicians from the full spectrum of clinical experience including Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist, Exercise Physiologists, and Dietitians who are in any phase of training, or even experienced physicians who are looking to take a deeper dive into Lipidology.

Masters in Lipidology is offered as a 2-day course prior to NLA meetings (Clinical Lipid Updates [CLU] and Scientific Sessions).

2021 Spring Live Virtual Course
March 11 - 12, 2021

This course must be taken live to claim credit.

CLICK HERE to register for this live, virtual course.

Course Curriculum:

Lipoprotein Metabolism, Genetics, and Familial Lipid Disorders
Advanced Lipidology: Cardiovascular Biomarkers and Atherosclerosis Imaging
Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Mellitus
Evidence-Based Nutrition and Lifestyle Modifications
Pharmacology Part I- Lipid Altering Drugs
Pharmacology Part II- Evidence Based Therapy
Complex Case and Consultative Lipidology 

Target Audience
This activity is designed to meet the needs of physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, advance practice registered nurses, nurse practitioners and registered dietitians with expertise in Lipidology looking for further advanced training.

Member cost: $750
Non-Member cost: $1,250
Trainee cost: $395

*Pricing subject to change


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 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 credit.

The National Lipid Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Credit Designation Statement
The National Lipid Association designates this Internet Live Activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category I Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

The National Lipid Association is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 15.00 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/ materials. CDR Accredited Provider #NL0002.

CE Credit provided by The National Lipid Association
Universal Activity Number - JA0007192-0000-20-007-L01-P(Application)
This activity has been approved for 15.00 contact hours (1.5 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 15.0.

Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/ claimed credit form at

For Pharmacists:
Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at within 4 weeks.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of NLA to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by NLA prior to accreditation of the activity. NLA planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Akcea Therapeutics, Amarin Pharma Inc., and Amryt Pharmaceuticals DAC.

Lori Alexander, MSHS, RDN, CLS, FNLA

ENCORE Lipid Center of Excellence
Jacksonville, FL

Harold E. Bays, MD, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA

Medical Director/President
Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center
Louisville, KY
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Peter H. Jones, MD, FNLA

Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA

Secretary/Treasurer, National Lipid Association
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Co-Director, Women’s Heart Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology

James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FNLA

Clinical Lipidology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine & NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
Immediate Past- President, National Lipid Association
New York, NY
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology

2021 Masters in Lipidology Live Virtual Course

*PLEASE NOTE* The course will be held using the CENTRAL time zone.

You must attend the live course to claim credit. This version is not offered on-demand, those interested in on-demand can purchase this version at

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Day 1

7:30 - 7:40 AM Program Overview Harold E. Bays, MD, FNLA
7:40 - 8:40 AM Advanced Lipidology: Cardiovascular Biomarkers and Atherosclerosis Imaging Michael D. Shapiro, DO, FNLA
8:40 - 10:10 AM Evidence-Based Nutrition and Lifestyle Modifications Lori Alexander, MSHS, RDN, CLS, FNLA
10:10 - 10:20 AM Break
10:20 - 10:50 AM Be the Master – Interactive Critical Journal Review Harold E. Bays, MD, FNLA
10:50 - 12:20 Advanced Lipoprotein Metabolism and Genetic Disorders James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FNLA
12:20 - 12:55 PM Lunch
12:55 - 2:35 PM Pharmacology – Lipid Altering Drugs James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FNLA
2:35 - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 - 4:45 PM Be the Investigator – Interactive Lipid Research Application Harold E. Bays, MD, FNLA
4:45 - 4:55 PM Break
4:55 - 5:45 PM Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome Harold E. Bays, MD, FNLA

Friday, March 12, 2021

Day 2

7:30 - 7:35 AM Day Overview Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA
7:35 - 9:25 AM Randomized Controlled Trials, Evidence Based Treatment, and Combination Therapy Peter H. Jones, MD, FNLA
9:25 - 9:45 AM Coffee Break
9:45 - 11:35 AM Newer Approaches to Lipid Management for ASCVD Risk Reduction Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA
11:35 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 2:05 PM Complex Cases and Consultative Lipidology Peter H. Jones, MD, FNLA & Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA
2:05 - 2:20 PM Course Wrap-up Peter H. Jones, MD, FNLA & Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA