The NLA’s Masters in Lipidology course has been completely revised for 2024. The new course format is intended to provide advanced training to Lipid Specialists and other health care professionals in the treatment of complex lipid disorders. Through case discussions, practical application in practice and the various treatment opinions from the expert faculty, participants in the course will leave with confidence in their role as a consultative lipid specialist. Faculty and guest panelists will cover a number of complex disorders in each course offering. Topics and faculty may vary by course date and location. Participants in this course will learn how to recognize and diagnose complex lipid disorders. The course will also describe the various treatment options for each disorder, key clinical trial data for pharmacologic therapies, and how to develop treatment plans.

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

2024 Course Dates:


Course Curriculum:

Complex Cases 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

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize lipid disorders including (insert Consultative Case Module topics selected) through case discussions.
  • Describe mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of approved therapies to treat lipid disorders.
  • Evaluate data from key clinical trials of lipid-altering drug therapies.
  • Diagnose complex lipid disorders.
  • Compose a treatment plan for patients with complex lipid disorders.
  • Distinguish roles in a team-based approach to care.
  • Discuss strategies to improve the knowledge, skills or performance of the healthcare team.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 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 Live Activity for a maximum of 14 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 14 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/ materials. Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific of IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU).

CE Credit provided by The National Lipid Association
Universal Activity Number - JA0007192-0000-23-043-L01-P(Application)
This activity has been approved for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 14.

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 www.lipid.org/cme.

For Pharmacists:
Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at www.mycpemonitor.net 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
Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the activity materials.

Jessica M. Peña, MD, MPH, FNLA*

Course Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine in Clinical Radiology
Director, HeartHealth, Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging
Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

James A. Underberg, MD, MS, MNLA*

Course Co-Chair
Lipidology & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU Medical School & NYU Center for CV Prevention
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
Past-President, National Lipid Association 
Past-President, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
President, Foundation of the National Lipid Association
New York, NY

Alan S. Brown, MD, MNLA*


P. Barton Duell, MD, FNLA


Abhimanyu Garg, MD


Lisa C. Hudgins, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine
The Rogosin Institute
Weill-Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Dean G. Karalis, MD*


Kathleen L. Wyne, MD, PhD, FNLA*



Thursday, September 5, 2024

Day 1

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Course Overview James A. Underberg, MD, MS, MNLA and Jessica M. Peña, MD, FNLA
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Consultative Case: Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) Lisa C. Hudgins, MD
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Consultative Case: Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) Alan S. Brown, MD, MNLA
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM Consultative Case: Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD) Kathleen L. Wyne, MD, PhD, FNLA
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Consultative Case: Lipoprotein(a) Dean G. Karalis, MD

Friday, September 6, 2024

Day 2

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM - 7:45 AM Recap Cases Day 1 James A. Underberg, MD, MS, MNLA and Jessica M. Peña, MD, FNLA
7:45 AM - 9:45 AM Consultative Case: Lipodystrophy Abhimanyu Garg, MD
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Consultative Case: HDL and Cardiovascular Risk P. Barton Duell, MD, FNLA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Putting it all Together in Consultative Lipidology Jessica M. Peña, MD, FNLA