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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.

This course is particularly useful to review core elements of Clinical Lipidology and is appropriate for clinicians from the full spectrum of clinical experience including Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist, Exercise Physiologists, and Dietitians who are in any phase of training, or even experienced physicians who are looking to take a deeper dive into Lipidology.

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

Course Curriculum

  • Lipids, Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis
  • Landmark Clinical Trials
  • Primary Literature Evaluation and Discussion
  • Diagnosis and Clinical Appraisal
  • Pharmacologic Therapies
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
  • Overview of Clinical Guidelines in Lipid Management
  • Challenging Patient Cases

    
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 seeking to develop an expertise in clinical Lipidology.


To register for the next Foundations of Lipidology Course in San Antonio, Texas, February 22- 23, 2018, click here:

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 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only 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.

Dietitians
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 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/ materials. CDR Accredited Provider #NL0002.


Pharmacists

Universal Activity Number - J0007192-0000-18-002-L01-P (Application)
This activity has been approved for 13.50 contact hours (1.35 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Nursing
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 13.4.

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 syllabus.

Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

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

Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA

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

Lori Alexander, MSHS, RD, CCRC, CLS, FNLA

Site Manager    
St. Johns Center for Clinical Research     
Ponte Vedra, FL

Ann Liebeskind, MD, FAAP

Founder, Complex Lipids Clinic
Mobile Health Team
Neenah & Wauwautosa, WI 

Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA

Director, Preventive Cardiology
Co-Director, Women’s Heart Care
Medical University of South Carolina
Mt. Pleasant, SC

2018 Lipid Academy at Spring Clinical Lipid Update- San Antonio

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Day 1

7:30 - 8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 AM Program Overview Course Chairs
8:05 - 9:05 AM Atherosclerosis, Lipids and Lipoproteins, Atherogenic Dyslipidemia Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA
9:05 - 9:15 AM Break
9:15 - 10:15 AM Pharmacologic Therapies Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
10:15 - 10:25 AM Break
10:25 - 11:25 AM Pharmacologic Therapies Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
11:25 - 11:35 AM Break
11:35 - 12:35 Current Lifestyle Recommendations Lori A. Alexander, MSHS, RD, CLS
12:35 - 1:05 PM Lunch
1:05 - 2:05 PM Landmark Clinical Trials Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
2:15 - 3:15 PM Primary Literature Evaluation and Discussion Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA and Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA
3:15 - 3:35 PM Coffee Break
3:35 - 4:35 PM Inherited Lipid Abnormalities Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA
4:35 - 4:45 PM Break
4:45 - 5:45 PM Challenging Patient Cases- Case 1 Presenter:Lori Alexander, MSHS, RD, CLS, FNLA Panelists: Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA Ann M. Liebeskind, MD Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA

Friday, February 23, 2018

Day 2

7:30 - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 AM Day Overview Course Chairs
8:05 - 9:05 AM Specific Populations Ann M. Liebeskind, MD
9:05 - 9:15 AM Break
9:15 - 10:15 AM Specific Populations- Continues Ann M. Liebeskind, MD
10:15 - 10:25 AM Break
10:25 - 11:25 AM Overview of Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations in Lipid Management Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA
11:25 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 1:15 PM Challenging Patient Cases- Case 2 Presenter: Ann M. Liebeskind, MD Panelists: Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA Lori Alexander, MSHS, RD, CLS, FNLA Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA  
1:15 - 2:15 PM Challenging Patient Cases- Case 3 Presenter:Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA Panelists: Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA Ann M. Liebeskind, MD Lori Alexander, MSHS, RD, CLS, FNLA
2:15 - 2:30 PM Panel Discussion with Q&A



by Dr. Radut.