Online Activities

Online Activities

The NLA offers online education and activities including Lipid Academy Online, Lipid Insights, Virtual Journal Club, Virtual Patient Center, and NLA Meeting Highlights.

Integrating Novel Treatments for Severe FH Into Real-World Practice: A Heartening Interpretation of the Clinical Data

There are many unmet needs associated with the treatment of severe familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), which lead to a significantly elevated risk of a cardiovascular event. Join Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt, an expert in cardiology from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as he explores how emerging options can build on the advances of current LDL-C lowering therapy to improve achievement of recommended LDL-C levels in these difficult-to-treat patient groups.

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Heartening News to Inform Better Care for Patients With Homozygous FH

In this new NLA-accredited online CME/CE activity, Prof. Derick Raal from Johannesburg Hospital in South Africa examines how current and emerging therapeutic options can reduce the impact of the cumulative LDL-C burden on cardiovascular risk for patients with severe familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Prof. Raal provides expert insights and practical guidance on how clinicians can maximize evidence-based care for these patients today and into the future.

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National Lipid Association
Journal Club

The NLA Journal Club is a series of free webinars designed to keep lipidologists up-to-date on the newest topics and techniques in Clinical Lipidology. Each webinar will include a short presentation and focused discussion from one of our senior members on the chosen journal/publication.

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Online Lipid Education Activities

Lipid Education Online is a user-friendly, tech-savvy adaptation of the NLA's live training courses. The National Lipid Association's outstanding live courses are reproduced here in a self-paced, mobile-friendly and interactive online learning experience, especially designed to give you all the tools you need to pursue lipidology as a full-fledged lipid specialist or to enhance your existing practice of medicine.

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NLA Self Assessment Program

The NLA-SAP series is a comprehensive, interactive clinical problem-solving program that validates, strengthens and reinforces your knowledge of the core curriculum of clinical lipidology. The program provides a critical assessment of your strengths and weaknesses to guide you in the selection of additional CME training courses.

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Complex Lipid Management Self Assessment Program

During this activity, Dr. Nihar Desai and Dr. Alan Brown discuss their top 10 takeaway messages from the National Lipid Association’s 2019 Fall Clinical Lipid Update. Tune in to learn more about the use of coronary calcium scoring and advances in lipid laboratory measurements.

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2019 Fall Clinical Lipid Update: Top 10 Takeaways

During this activity, Dr. Nihar Desai and Dr. Alan Brown discuss their top 10 takeaway messages from the National Lipid Association’s 2019 Fall Clinical Lipid Update. Tune in to learn more about the use of coronary calcium scoring and advances in lipid laboratory measurements

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Guess the Diagnosis: Uncommon Cases Presenting Commonly

Tune in to this on-demand activity from the NLA’s Clinical Lipid Update in Minneapolis! Test your knowledge of uncommon lipid disorders as you diagnose two virtual patients and workshop their cases along with our experts..

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Triglyceride Activity Center


Your home for triglyceride education! The Triglyceride Activity Center features activities and resources to strengthen your knowledge of triglyceride lowering, EPA and DHA, clinical trials and their implications for your patients, and patient-centered cardiovascular risk assessment.

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Past Meeting Highlights

The NLA takes pride in our speakers, so much so that we've built up a library of clinical lipidology talks, presentations, and case studies from past years. A great benefit of being an NLA member is that you have the ability to watch talks and presentations from our past conferences online. View Presentations


Lipid Insights

Tune in quarterly and hear from Dr. Alan Brown as he talks with expert speakers to gain insights on some of the leading topics in the field of lipidology. Listen Now!

Partnered Activities

The NLA partners with various medical education providers for special online program, satellite programs at meetings and more. The activities, sometimes accredited, are found here.

Successful Dyslipidemia Management: Tips and Tricks to Overcome Access Issues

This accredited program will feature a 15-minute expert discussion on the gaps present in dyslipidemia management, the impact of formulary/access issues on these gaps, and strategies for overcoming access issues in dyslipidemia.

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Improving Management of Dyslipidemia: Making the Most of the Care Team

Utilizing a team-based approach in the management of cardiovascular disease can improve both clinical and patient-centered outcomes. Cardiologists, pharmacists, primary care providers, dietitians, nurses and nurse practitioners, and other clinical staff all have an essential role in symptom assessment, medication monitoring, and patient/caregiver education. In this multidisciplinary roundtable discussion, Dr. Deepak Bhatt leads clinical pharmacist Joseph Saseen and clinical lipid specialist and nurse practitioner Joyce Ross in a review of their recommended approaches to management of high-risk patients with dyslipidemia. Given the recent data from the GOULD registry -- which showed that patients with high-risk dyslipidemia are being widely undertreated -- more comprehensive management strategies are clearly needed.

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Managing LDL-C with PCSK9 Inhibitors: Identifying the Patients, Optimizing the Outcomes

LDL-C is a central focus of cardiovascular risk reduction. Prudent use of PCSK9 inhibitors requires identifying patients with elevated LDL-C at increased risk. High-risk patients include ASCVD patients and those with LDL-C > 190 mg/dL without ASCVD. Awareness of evidence with PCSK9 inhibitors, discussions of best use of PCSK9 inhibitors by lipid experts, and cases aim to facilitate treatment of appropriate patients with these drugs to optimize outcomes. In this program, Chair Dr. James Underberg, and Drs. Ty Gluckman, Margo Minissian, Michael Shapiro, and Pam Taub will use these formats to assist lipidologists in patient management with PCSK9 inhibitors.

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Combating Residual Risk with Treatment Intensification: Focus on PCSK9 Inhibitors - A Care Team Forum℠

This activity features an engaging video panel discussion with 3 renowned clinical experts and Charles—a patient living with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The lively exchange is enhanced with explanatory visuals; direct note-taking capability; interactive questions; and a full in-suit resource library. The panel will delve into topics covering safety/efficacy data for PCSK9 inhibitors (PCSK9-Is), 2018 ACC/AHA guideline updates, and patient selection for treatment intensification with PCSK9-Is. Faculty will examine key matters in patient care, provide illustrative patient case scenarios, pose practical solutions to common issues encountered in clinical practice, and Charles will provide insight into his experience with FH, its treatment, and his interaction with the healthcare system.

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Obtaining Authorization for Use of PCSK9 Inhibitors: A Care Team Forum℠

It took a lot of convincing for Charles to get back on medication to help lower his cholesterol—particularly because his mother, who also had high cholesterol, lived to be 100 years old. He was later diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and started on a PCSK9 inhibitor (PCSK9-I) after failing several statin and non-statin therapies. Within weeks, he found himself both astounded at its efficacy but also its cost. In this interactive roundtable discussion, Charles, his doctor, and 2 other prominent clinical experts gather to deliberate over reimbursement issues surrounding the clinical use of PCSK9-Is and offer practical strategies to facilitate navigating the prior authorization and appeals process.

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Free CME/CE Activity on Emerging Therapeutics in FH

This live symposium held in conjunction with the 2018 NLA Spring Clinical Update will explore and analyze data in specific patient populations in PCSK9 Inhibitor Therapeutics. Expert faculty will give updates on recent PCSK9 inhibitor data and dive into how to optimally apply these therapies into clinical practice. Recent dyslipidemia guidelines will also be reviewed. The panel will discuss how to best improve outcomes for dyslipidemia patients, including those with stroke or at high CV risk.

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PCSK9 Inhibitors and CV Risk Reduction

In this two part educational series, experts discuss how Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors represent a promising strategy for decreasing CV risk in patients.

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Lipid Management Beyond Statins: Biologic Basis, New Clinical Evidence and Strategies

For clinicians involved in managing dyslipidemia, including lipidologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, internists, pharmacists, registered nurses, advance practice registered nurses, and associated allied health professionals.

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Publish Date: 
Friday, January 1, 2016 - 01:45

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