Associate (Trainee) Membership to NLA
Available to individuals who are actively enrolled in a graduate, postgraduate or other relevant training program which includes topic areas for the treatment or investigation of lipid disorders and in pursuit of full credentialing in their specialized area of medical study. A letter from the program director or the school registrar must accompany the application.Join Now for Free!
The NLA mentoring program was established to help develop the next generation of clinical, academic, and administrative leaders in the field of lipidology by pairing early career members with established members. We hope you will take the time to get involved in this new initiative. Click here to complete an application to participate in the mentoring program as either a mentor or mentee.Mentorship Page
The NLA hosts Clinical Lipid Updates and Scientific Sessions each year to provide comprehensive programs addressing the latest science and research in the field of Clinical Lipidology. The NLA also offers online courses and print education to our trainee members.Yearly Conferences Online Courses Print Education
NLA Self Assessment Program
Associate members of the NLA can complete the entire NLA-SAP, Edition 5 at a reduced rate. The NLA-SAP was developed 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 in clinical lipidology. The modules in this program include:
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: Lifestyle Therapy
Module 4: Contemporary Management of Dyslipidemia: Pharmacologic Therapy
Get real-time feedback after each question as well as a list of suggested references. The web-based program can be completed from any computer. Associate members can purchase the entire program for $100.
Travel Grants Available
Associate Members may apply to receive a travel grant to the two-day Foundations of Lipidology and may also attend the Clinical Lipid Updates or Annual Scientific Sessions for $75. This benefit is available not just to physicians, but to all healthcare professionals in-training who qualify for associate membership with the NLA. Before submitting a travel grant application, trainees must join the NLA as an associate member and register to attend Foundations of Lipidology. Limited space is available so act now! For more information, please contact the CME Manager or apply below. Restrictions apply.
Online Lipid Education
Foundations of Lipidology online is a user-friendly, tech-savvy adaptation of the NLA's live training course. This series of 7 interactive modules provides a comprehensive indoctrination to lipid science and essential information for the systematic management of dyslipidemia and the metabolic syndrome. The one-of-a-kind course covers the core competencies in Lipidology, while preparing you to work more effectively in clinical practice. Registration for Associate Members of the NLA is complimentary.Online Education Page
Certification in Lipidology
The American Board of Clinical Lipidology (ABCL) is an independent physician-certifying organization offering the highest benchmark of professional competency in Clinical Lipidology.
The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL) is an independent certifying organization that has developed standards and an examination in the field of Clinical Lipidology for the growing number of health care professionals, primary care and paraprofessionals who are involved in lipid management. The ACCL offers two unique pathways to certification and competency assessment in Clinical Lipidology for health care professionals.ABCL Homepage ACCL Homepage
Get Involved with the NLA
The National Lipid Association several different committees as an excellent way to get involved.Committees Page
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is responsible for the Accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States.
Accreditation is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established standards and guidelines.ACGME Homepage
This page was last updated: Dec 16, 2022