National Lipid Association Self-Assessment Program


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Program Overview

The National Lipid Association (NLA) developed the National Lipid Association Self-Assessment Program (NLA-SAP) to provide a critical assessment of your knowledge and to guide you in the selection of additional training courses as well as prepare you for certification as a Lipid Specialist. The NLA-SAP will evaluate your clinical knowledge of the core curriculum in clinical lipidology as well as challenge your problem-solving skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with dyslipidemia.

The following modules comprise the self-assessment program:

  • Module 1 – The Science of Lipidology: Lipid Metabolism, Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis and Genetic Disorders
  • Module 2 – Evidence-based Medicine and Statistics: ASCVD Risk Assessment and Risk Indicators and Subclinical Atherosclerosis Detection
  • Module 3 – Contemporary Management of Dyslipidemia: Therapeutic Lifestyle Change
  • Module 4 – Contemporary Management of Dyslipidemia: Pharmacologic Therapy
  • Module 5 - CLM-SAP 20 - 2023 Guidelines: Standards of Care for Dyslipidemia

Program Format

The NLA-SAP is an online self-assessment program. Modules can be completed from any computer, tablet or device with internet access. Each module contains multiple-choice questions. Participants answer each question and receive immediate feedback including the correct answer, the rationale for the correct answer and references for additional study. Each question's rationale is based on the most current, peer-reviewed published information to help you strengthen and reinforce your knowledge.

Once a module is completed, please email nlasap@lipid.org to receive the required activity evaluation. Upon receipt of the evaluation(s), the user will be issued the content for review and the certificate(s) for CME/CE credit.

Participant Testimonials

"Excellent questions that made me realize I don’t understand the material as clearly as I thought I did!"

"Kept my interest and helped me understand guideline-developed risk assessment."

"Excellent program for those preparing for certification or who just want to learn lipid management."

"This program helped me assess my current knowledge and pointed out the areas that I need to reinforce with further study."

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:15

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