What You Can Expect from the Fall Clinical Lipid Update Program


From the latest treatment strategies for specialized populations to new analyses regarding the impact of different diets on cardiovascular and ASCVD risk, the NLA’s Fall Clinical Update presentations will provide you with need-to-know insights and clinical relevancies that will allow you to translate the science into practical patient care applications.

Our lineup of carefully selected presenters will:

  • Explore different strategies of treatment in the diagnosis and management of specialized populations;
  • Provide a framework for the integration of strategies to evaluate optimal lipid-lowering therapies;-
  • Increase your effectiveness in managing effective diet and lifestyle strategies to reduce your patients’ risk for cardiovascular disease.

Join us in the Land of 10,000 Lakes in Minneapolis, Minnesota September 13-15 to expand your clinical lipidology expertise.

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Friday, September 13
3:45 - 3:55 PM Chapter Presidents Welcome & Introduction
Session I: NLA Scientific Statement Session
4:00 - 4:05 PM Pre-Session Audience Polling  
4:05 - 4:35PM Lipid Laboratory Testing -  NLA Scientific Statement Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS
4:35 - 5:05 PM Lp(a) Position Statement Paper - NLA Scientific Statement  Terry A. Jacobson, MD, FNLA
5:05 - 5:35 PM NLA Positions on Lipid Laboratory Testing and Measurements: Addressing the Cases

Eugenia Gianos, MD,
Terry A. Jacobson, MD, FNLA,
Peter H. Jones, MD, FNLA,
and Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS

5:35 - 5:40 PM Post-Session Audience Polling  
5:40 - 6:00 PM Question & Answer Panel  
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
Saturday, September 14
7:00 - 7:50 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:50 - 8:00 AM Housekeeping Notes
Session II: Risk Enhancers for Women
8:00 - 8:05 AM Pre-Session Audience Polling
8:05 - 8:30 AM Risk Enhancers for Women - Progress and Evolving Knowledge - The 2018 AHA/ACC Guidelines and Beyond Ann Liebeskind, MD, FNLA
8:30 - 8:55 AM Fatty Liver - Does Gender have an Impact? Maya Balakrishnan, MD, MPH
8:55 - 9:20 AM Obstetrical History and Cardiovascular Risk- What You Need to Know When Treating Your Lipid Patient Laxmi Mehta, MD
9:20 - 9:25 AM Post-Session Audience Polling
9:25 - 9:45 AM Question and Answer Panel
9:45 - 10:30 AM Break in Exhibit Hall
Session III: Low Carbohydrate Diets: is it Possible to Fuel up without Filling up?
10:30 - 10:35 AM Pre-Session Audience Polling
10:35 - 11:00 AM The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity: Beyond 'Calories In, Calories Out' David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD
11:00 - 11:25 AM Dietary Patterns to Improve Clinical Outcomes for Type 2 Diabetes Jackie Boucher, MS, RD, LD, CDE
11:25 - 11:50 AM Low-Carbohydrate and Very-Low-Carbohydrate (including Ketogenic) Diets - NLA Scientific Statement Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, MPH, RDN, CLS, FNLA
11:50 - 11:55 PM Post-Session Audience Polling
11:55 - 12:15 PM Question and Answer Panel
12:15 - 12:30 PM MWLA and NELA Chapter News and Notes
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:30 - 1:30 PM Expert Theater Presentations
Session IV: Exercise is Medicine
1:30 - 1:35 PM Pre-Session Audience Polling
1:35 - 2:00 PM Fat, Exercise, and Cholesterol Christopher Lundstrom, PhD
2:00 - 2:25 PM Exercise is Medicine Casey Elkins, DNP, MEd, NP-C, CLS, FNLA
2:25 - 2:50 PM Increasing Physical Activity in Special Populations Donald Dengel, PhD
2:50 - 2:55 PM Post-Session Audience Polling
2:55 - 3:15 PM Question and Answer Panel
Session V: Tales from the Front: Case-Based Approaches to Implementing Optimal Lipid-Lowering Therapy
3:15 PM - 3:20 PM Pre-Session Audience Polling
3:20 - 3:45 PM What the 2018 Guidelines Recommend and Why Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, CLS
3:45 - 4:10 PM Maximizing Patient-Clinician Discussions through Shared Decision Making Guy L. Mintz, MD, FNLA
4:10 - 4:35 PM Population Health Models to Improve Cholesterol Management Michael S. Kelly, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
4:35 - 4:40 PM Post-Session Audience Polling
4:40 - 5:00 PM Question and Answer Panel
7:00 - 7:50 AM Breakfast
7:50 - 8:00 AM Housekeeping Notes
Sunday, September 15
Session VI: Imaging in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Diagnosis
8:00 - 8:05 AM Pre-Session Audience Polling
8:05 - 8:30 AM Use of Coronary Calcium Scoring as it Pertains to the 2018 Guidelines Matthew J. Budoff, MD
8:30 - 8:55 AM Use of Coronary Computerized Tomographic Angiography with Fractional Flow Reserve Jamaluddin Moloo, MD, MPH
8:55 - 9:20 AM Carotid IMT for Cardiovascular Risk Prediction - Does it Still Have a Role? James Stein, MD, FNLA
9:20 - 9:45 AM Pericardial Fat--Role in Metabolic Syndrome Damini Dey, PhD
9:45 - 9:50 AM Post-Session Audience Polling
9:50 - 10:10 AM Question & Answer Panel
Session VII :Practical Approaches to the High-Risk Patient with PAD
10:10 - 10:15 AM Pre-Session Audience Polling
10:15 - 10:40 AM The Facts and Nothing but the Facts for Lipid Management in PAD Jane Pearson, MD
10:40 - 11:05 AM Antithrombotic Therapy for High-Risk PAD: State of the Art in 2019 Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc
11:05 - 11:30 AM Considerations in Diabetes Management in High-risk Patients with PAD Vijay Nambi, MD, PhD
11:30 - 11:35 AM Post-Session Audience Polling
11:35 - 11:55 AM Question & Answer Panel
11:55 AM Adjourn


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.00 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.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The National Lipid Association. The National Lipid Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Physician Credit Designation Statement

The National Lipid Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the 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 13.00 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/ materials. CDR Accredited Provider #NL002.


Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Universal Activity Number JA0007192-0000-19-022-L01-P (Application)

This Activity has been approved for 13.00 contact hour(s) (1.30 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education



The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 12.9 contact hours.

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


Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the needs of physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advance practice registered nurses, and registered dietitians with an interest in lipid management.


Type of Activity
Live Activity


Educational Objectives

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

  • Discuss strategies to improve the knowledge, skills or performance of the healthcare team;

Session I: NLA Scientific Statement Session

  • Identify appropriate lipid laboratory testing in adults at risk for ASCVD.
  • Recognize the clinical recommendations for measuring Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) to manage ASCVD risk.
  • Discuss the use of lipid testing for the management of dyslipidemia and ASCVD risk.

Session II: Risk Enhancers for Women

  • Recognize gender differences in risk that impact clinical care to reduce cardiovascular disease.
  • Review the evidence relating to the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in postmenopausal women.
  • Review strategies for managing CVD risk in women based on obstetrical history.

Session III: Low Carbohydrate Diets: is it Possible to Fuel up without Filling up?

  • Describe evidence supporting a high fat/low carbohydrate diet on prevention and management of obesity-related chronic diseases.
  • Explore the dietary evidence related to the management of type 2 diabetes.
  • Recognize the impact of various dietary patterns on cardiometabolic and ASCVD risk.

Session IV: Exercise is Medicine

  • Review the role of various types of physical activity on lipid management.
  • Recognize the exercise stages of change in the management of patients with dyslipidemia.
  • Discuss the appropriate use of physical activity in special populations.

Session V: Tales from the Front: Case-Based Approaches to Implementing Optimal Lipid-Lowering Therapy

  • Review the rationale for the current cholesterol guidelines and the impact on treatment.
  • Review evidence supporting multidisciplinary implementation strategies.
  • Implement strategies that improve patient adherence and compliance to lipid-modifying therapies.
  • Analyze the process of shared decision making related to the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.
  • Interpret evidence evaluating the benefits of shared decision making when implementing lipid-lowering therapy.
  • Discuss prevention and treatment strategies impacting the population at large.
  • Review evidence evaluating multifaceted strategies to improve guideline implementation.

Session VI: Imaging in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Diagnosis

  • Discuss the clinical recommendations for the use of coronary calcium scoring.
  • Recognize the diagnostic utility of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and fractional flow reserve (FFR).
  • Identify the potential role of carotid IMT in cardiovascular risk assessment.
  • Discuss the potential role of pericardial fat measurement on the increased risk of ASCVD.

Session VII: Practical Approaches to the High-Risk Patient with PAD

  • Discuss the evidence for benefits of statin therapy, ezetimibe, PCSK9i, and EPA in high-risk patients with PAD.
  • Discuss role of aspirin, P2Y12 inhibitors, and anticoagulants in high-risk PAD.
  • Describe the principles of lipid management for peripheral artery disease (PAD) prevention in patients with diabetes.

Ancillary Courses

Are you new to Lipidology or just looking to brush up on the changing information coming out in the field? Attend one of our ancillary courses taught by Experts in the area of Lipidology:

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).

The NLA's Foundations of Lipidology course, formerly Lipid Academy, provides an introductory review of the core curriculum in Clinical Lipidology. This course is designed for any healthcare professional seeking to learn the fundamentals of Lipidology. Experts in Lipidology will lecture on basic concepts and guide participants through interactive learning scenarios that provide the knowledge and tools necessary to work effectively in a lipid practice, and prepare for advanced training.


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Venue Information

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

225 3rd Avenue South 

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Meeting Room Rate: $179/night plus tax

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Social Media

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Exhibit in Minneapolis

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us as an exhibitor at our 2019 Clinical Lipid Updates. NLA meetings provide you with an opportunity to reach your target audience of Lipidologists, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Primary Care Physicians, PhD researchers, and clinical team affiliates from an array of disciplines including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, and dietitians, in a uniquely intimate educational setting. We are proud to showcase not only an agenda led by distinguished faculty who are leaders in their fields, but a lively exhibit hall to act as a home base for our attendees. On behalf of our board of directors and the members we serve, we look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis.

Host a Symposium

The NLA has established that independently developed CME/CE-certified satellite symposia held in conjunction with the scientific meetings of the NLA are valuable opportunities to provide continuing education for our members and meeting participants.

In this regard, we are pleased to offer satellite symposia opportunities in conjunction with our 2019 Fall Clinical Lipid Update. Satellite symposia curriculum should include educational topics that complement or supplement the Fall CLU program agenda, addressing educational gaps preventing optimal patient care. Download our guidelines to view important information regarding hosting a satellite symposium, including the proposal creation and application processes.

Please contact the NLA Program Development department directly should you have any questions or require additional information. We hope to see you in Minneapolis!

Download Symposium Guidelines and Application:


Interested in non-CME programming? Please email


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Expert Theaters

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Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FNLA

Committee Co-Chair
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Research
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FACP, FNLA

Committee Co-Chair
President, Foundation of the NLA

Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO


Casey Elkins, DNP, MEd, NP-C, CLS, FNLA

Program Planner
Treasurer, Southeast Lipid Association

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Director, DNP Program
University of South Alabama
College of Nursing
Mobile, AL

Edward M. Goldenberg, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
President, Northeast Lipid Association

Director Preventive Cardiology
Christiana Care
Newark, DE

Peter H. Jones, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
Director, Division of Cardiology
Associate Professor of Medicine Co-director, 
Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic Center for
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center 
Baylor College of Medicine 
Houston, TX

Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, RDN, MPH, CLS, FNLA

Program Planner
Wellness Center Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


Ann M. Liebeskind, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
President, Midwest Chapter Lipid Association

Mobile Health Team Lipids Clinic
Neenah, WI

Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Co-Director, Women’s Heart Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Alan T. Remaley, MD, PhD

Program Planner
Section Chief Lipoprotein Metabolism Laboratory
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

Program Planner
President-Elect, National Lipid Association

Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO

Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internal Medicine/Clinical Lipidology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA


Premchand Anne, MD, MPH, MBA

Director of Pediatric Cardiology
Ascension St. John Children's Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Maya Balakrishnan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Vascular and Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Jackie Boucher, MS, RD

Children’s HeartLink
Minneapolis, MN

Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, CLS, FNLA

Professor, Colleges of Nursing and Medicine
Rush University
Nurse Practitioner
Rush Heart Center for Women
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Matthew J. Budoff, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology
Director, Cardiac CT
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Torrance, CA

Donald R. Dengel, PhD

Henry L. Taylor-Arthur S. Leon Professorship in Exercise
  Science and Health Enhancement
Professor of Kinesiology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Damini Dey, PhD

Director, Quantitative Image Analysis Lab
Biomedical Imaging Research Institute
Technical Co-Director, PET/MR Services
Biomedical Imaging Research Institute
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Los Angeles, CA

Terry A. Jacobson, MD, FNLA

Professor of Medicine
Director, Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Michael S. Kelly, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Irvine, CA

David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD

Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor, Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Christopher J. Lundstrom, PhD

University of Minnesota
School of Kinesiology
Lecturer, Sport and Exercise Science
M.Ed. Director, Sport and Exercise Science; Physical Activity and Health
Fitness Development Coach and Exercise Physiologist
Minneapolis, MN

Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Advanced Lipid Disorders Program Ciccarone Center for
 the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Baltimore, MD

Laxmi Mehta, MD

Section Director of Preventative Cardiology &
  Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Director of Lipid Clinics
Sarah Ross Soter Endowed Chair in
  Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Professor of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Guy L. Mintz, MD, FNLA

Director of Cardiovascular Health & Lipidology
Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital
North Shore University Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Zucker School of Medicine
Manhasset, NY

Jamaluddin Moloo, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Director, Cardiac CT
Cardiac and Vascular Center
Departments of Medicine and Radiology
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Vijay Nambi, MD, PhD

Staff Cardiologist Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital
Associate Professor
Medicine- Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Jane K. Pearson, MD

Preventive Cardiology, Program Director
Cardiac Rehabilitation, Medical Director
SSM Health, Dean Medical Group
Madison, WI

James H. Stein, MD, FNLA

Robert Turell Professor in Cardiovascular Research
Director, Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Robert Turell Professor in Cardiovascular Research Department of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine Division
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FNLA

Past- President, National Lipid Association
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
New York, NY

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September 14, 2019

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Registration: Online registration and payment must be received no later than September 14, 2019. After this date, meeting materials and name badge cannot be guaranteed, but onsite registration will be available until September 15, 2019. By registering for this meeting, attendee understands and agrees that attendee’s name, city, and state may be shared with other attendees and exhibitors. By allowing an exhibitor to scan the conference badge, attendee understands, agrees and consents to the sharing of attendee’s contact information with the company that scanned the conference badge.

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Cancellation: Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than August 13, 2019. This includes social events and guest fees. There will be a $100 fee for all cancellations. There will be no refunds if cancelling within 30 days of the start of the meeting date.

Attendees who need special reasonable accommodations or who have special needs should contact the meeting organizers at 904-998-0854.