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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Join us at the Hyatt Hill Country in San Antonio for the Spring Clinical Lipid Update (CLU) taking place February 23–25, 2018

This conference is the premier event for lipidology experts who are interested in networking with their peers while gaining an understanding of innovations within the field. Some of the topics this year include recent cardiovascular outcomes trials in T2DM and implications for clinical practice, CETP inhibition, and mobile health (mhealth) technology’s role in optimizing patient outcomes through cardiovascular risk factor and medication interventions.

We look forward to providing you with these vital updates in San Antonio! 

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AGENDA

Friday, February 23

3:45–3:55 PM

Chapter Presidents Welcome & Introduction

Session I: CVD & Dietary Fats

3:55–4:00 PM

ARS Questions

4:00–4:30 PM

Case Study for a Patient with Elevated LDL-C
Neil J. Stone, MD, FNLA

4:30–5:00 PM

Scientific Evidence to Decrease Saturated Fatty Acids
Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, MPH, FNLA

5:00–5:30 PM

Food-Based Guidance to Limit Saturated Fat and Reduce CVD Risk
Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, CLS, FNLA

5:30–6:00 PM

ARS Questions and Q&A Panel

6:00–7:00 PM

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

 

Saturday, February 24

7:00–7:50 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:50–8:00 AM

Housekeeping Notes & ARS Questions for Session II

Session II: Inherited Disorders, Can They be Impacted by Lifestyle Management?

8:00–8:30 AM

Genetic Risk Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle, and Coronary Disease

Zahid Ahmad, MD

8:30–9:00 AM

Dietary Interventions for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Tracy Severson, RD, LD

9:00–9:30 AM

Clinical Treatment for Cases of Inherited Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Kaye-Eileen Willard, MD, FNLA

9:30–9:50 AM

ARS Questions and Q&A Panel

9:50–10:20 AM

Break in Exhibit Hall

Session III: CETP Inhibition 4th Time a Charm?

10:20–10:25 AM

ARS Questions

10:25–10:55 AM

CETP Clinical Trials Overview (Bad Drugs or Bad Trials?)

David J. Davidson, MD

10:55–11:25 AM

REVEAL – Overview and Implications

Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, MPH, FNLA

11:25–11:55 AM

Human Genetics to Estimate the Effects of CETP Inhibition

Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, PhD

11:55–12:15 PM

ARS Questions and Q&A Panel

12:15–12:25 PM

SWLA & MWLA News & Notes

12:25 –1:25 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Session IV: Risk Assessment in Familial Hypercholesterolemia

1:25–1:30 PM

ARS Questions

1:30–2:00 PM

Risk Factor Scoring- Clinical Risk Factor Assessment

James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FNLA

2:00–2:30 PM

Genetic Testing in FH

Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, PhD

2:30–3:00 PM

Imaging for Risk Assessment in FH

Amit Khera, MD

3:00–3:20 PM

ARS Questions and Q&A Panel

3:20–3:40 PM

Break

Session V: Expanding Horizons in CVD Risk Reduction: Comprehensive Risk Factor Management for the Clinical Lipidologist

3:40–3:45 PM

ARS Questions

3:45–4:15 PM

The New Sugar- Coated Reality: Recent Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials in T2DM and Implications for Clinical Practice

Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD

4:15–4:45 PM

Challenging Paradigms in Hypertension: Moving Targets, Moving Goals, and the Role of ASCVD Risk Assessment in HTN Management

Angela L. Brown, MD

4:45–5:15 PM

For All, For Some, or For None: The Role of Aspirin in Prevention of ASCVD Events

Salim Virani, MD, PhD

5:15–5:35 PM

ARS Questions and Q&A Panel

6:30 PM

Foundation of the NLA Event

 

Sunday, February 25

7:00–7:50 AM

Breakfast

7:50–8:00 AM

Housekeeping Notes & ARS Questions for Session VI

 Session VI: Mobile Health (mhealth) Technology: Optimizing Patient Outcomes Through Cardiovascular Risk Factor and Medication Interventions

8:00–8:30 AM

Leveraging Technology to Improve Medication Use in your Patients

Joel Marrs, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

8:30–9:00 AM

Tracking the Trackers: Reliable Mobile Physical Activity Apps

Ralph LaForge, MSc, CLS, FNLA

9:00–9:30 AM

Practical Applications of Putting Mobile Applications to Good Use- Patient Scenarios

Taylor C. Biesterveld, RN

9:30–9:50 AM

ARS Questions and Q&A Panel

Session VII:  What Does the Evidence Say?

9:50–9:55 AM

ARS Questions

9:55–10:25 AM

CoEnzymeQ10 Supplementation for Statin Myopathy

Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

10:25–10:55 AM

Is Estrogen Replacement a Reasonable Statin Adjunct for CVD Prevention in Post-Menopausal Women? Swimming Against the Dogma; A Focus on Elevated Lp(a)

Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FNLA

10:55–11:25 AM

Fibrates & Niacin to Lower Non-HDL-C, Is it Over or Not?

Linda C. Hemphill, MD, FNLA

11:25–11:45 AM

ARS Questions and Q&A Panel

11:45 AM

Adjourn

 

 

ACCREDITATION

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

Application, Knowledge

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: CVD & Dietary Fats

  • Analyze case studies in lipid management to improve treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease;
  • Assess the impact of saturated fatty acids on lipid levels and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD);
  • Identify nutritional guidelines for the reduction of CVD;

Session II: Inherited Disorders, Can They be Impacted by Lifestyle Management?

  • Identify which interventions, including lifestyle changes and various drugs in combination, are most appropriate for patients with FH;
  • Utilize current treatment strategies for patients with FH;

Session III: CETP Inhibition 4th time a charm?

  • Explain the role genetics plays in the function of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP);
  • Critically appraise the design of clinical trials of CETP inhibitors including their impact on study outcomes;
  • Assess the implications of recent clinical trials for the use of CETP inhibitors;

Session IV: Risk Assessment in Familial Hypercholesterolemia

  • Compare screening recommendations for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH);
  • Describe the current and future technologies available for genetic FH screening;
  • Review the use of newer imaging modalities for FH screening;

Session V: Expanding Horizons in CVD Risk Reduction: Comprehensive Risk Factor Management for the Clinical Lipidologist

  • Describe the impact of diabetes medication cardiovascular outcomes trials on cardiovascular disease prevention in patients with type 2 diabetes;
  • Outline current issues and approaches to ASCVD risk assessment for the use in managing hypertension;
  • Identify appropriate use of aspirin for primary prevention of ASCVD;

Session VI: Mobile Health (mhealth) Technology:  Optimizing Patient Outcomes Through Cardiovascular Risk Factor and Medication Interventions

  • Describe mhealth tools healthcare providers can use with patients to improve medication use and adherence;
  • Describe mhealth tools healthcare providers can use with patients to increase exercise and optimize Cardiovascular (CV) risk factors;
  • Recommend appropriate mhealth tools for patients to use to optimize CV risk factors and medication use;

Session VII:  What Does the Evidence Say?

  • Critically appraise available evidence for the use of nonprescription supplements;
  • Review the evidence for the use of estrogen replacement to lower lipoprotein(a);
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy data for niacin and fibrates for the treatment of dyslipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

 

 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the 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 14 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/ materials. CDR Accredited Provider #NL002.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Universal Activity Number J0007192-0000-18-001-L01-P (Application)
This Activity has been approved for 14.00 contact hour(s) (1.4CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Nursing

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 13.9 contact hours.

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 successfully completing the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service 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.

Commercial Support

Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the activity syllabus.

Pre - Conference 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 Pre-Conference courses taught by Experts in the area of Lipidology:

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 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).

This course is particularly useful to explore the details 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.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Be part of the conversation and get the latest news and announcements from the Spring CLU. Follow the NLA on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Use the hashtag #NLASanAntonio when posting about the meeting.

MEDIA PARTERS

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HOTEL INFORMATION

Hyatt Hill Country

9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
San Antonio, TX
Meeting Room Rate: $229/night plus tax
Room Reservation Cut-Off-Date: January 22, 2018

For reservations, click here or call (888) 421-1442 and ask for the National Lipid Association room block. Escape to the beauty of the Texas Hill Country at our San Antonio resort and spa. Located just 20 minutes from the River Walk, our hotel offers a variety of services and amenities for families, business travelers, and convention guests.

More about the venue

VISIT SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio River Walk

Vibrant colors, ecelectic restaurants and a happening night life await at San Antonio's signature entertainment area, the River Walk. Located on the San Antonio River, the River Walk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes.

Mission San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo)
Synonymous with San Antonio, The Alamo was founded in 1718 as the first mission in San Antonio, serving as a way station between east Texas and Mexico. For 13 days in 1836, close to 200 Texas defenders held the Alamo from approximately 2,500 of General Santa Anna's troops from Mexico. The most famous of the defenders, William Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett, died fighting overwhelming odds for freedom.

Market Square - El Mercado
The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio's city center, Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. It is one of America's top -ten outdoor markets according to Frommer's. 

 

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EXHIBIT IN SAN ANTONIO

 

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us as an exhibitor at our 2018 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 2018.

HOST AN EXPERT THEATER

National Lipid Association attendees are passionate healthcare providers who expect high-quality and innovative education while attending the Clinical Lipid Update. Add your presentation to their list of must-see events by signing up to host an Expert Theater in 2018.

 

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 2018 Spring Clinical Lipid Update. Satellite symposia curriculum should include educational topics that complement or supplement the Spring 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 San Antonio!
 

Download Symposia Guidelines


Interested in non-CME programming? Please email exhibits@lipid.org

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Foundation Event

We know you’ve got a rock star, pop idol or country crooner inside you. Let yours out at the upcoming Foundation of the NLA event in San Antonio — take the stage and grab the mic because our ears are waiting. The evening will feature food, drinks and live band karaoke, so whether your musical dreams are built on classic riffs or modern hits, make plans to attend and showcase your talents — you’ll find hot tracks you’ve been burning to perform. Your moment in the spotlight is here. 

The ticket price includes a bar, heavy bites and you as the lead singer.

 

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SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS CO-CHAIRS

James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FNLA

Committee Co-Chair
President, National Lipid Association

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
New York, NY

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



PROGRAM PLANNERS

Alan S. Brown, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
Director, Division of Cardiology

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Co-Director, Cardiology Service Line
Advocate Medical Group
Clinical Associate Professor
Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Park Ridge, IL

Sanford A. Carimi, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
President, of the Midwest Chapter of the NLA

Director, UnityPoint-Meriter Lipid Clinic
Monona, WI

Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD, FNLA

Program Planner
William and Sonja Connor Chair of Preventive Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
Director of Preventive Cardiology
Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Ira J. Goldberg, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Professor
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Elizabeth Jackson, MSN, ACNS-BC, CLS, FNLA

Program Planner
Cardio Texas
St. David's Medical Center
Austin, TX

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

 

Joel C. Marrs, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

Program Planner
President, of the Southwest Chapter of the NLA

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Aurora, CO

Pamela B. Morris, MD, FNLA

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

Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA

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



FACULTY

Zahid Ahmad, MD

Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Taylor Biesterveld, RN

Mobile Health Team
Neenah, WI

Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FNLA

President
Utah Lipid Center
Salt Lake City, UT

Angela L. Brown, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

David J. Davidson, MD

Clinical Educator
NorthShore Medical Group
Chicago, IL

 

Linda C. Hemphill, MD, FNLA

Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director
LDL Apheresis Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Amit Khera, MD, MSc

Professor of Medicine
Director, Preventive Cardiology Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Mikhail N. Kosiborod, MD

Professor of Medicine
University of Missouri- Kansas City
School of Medicine
Lees Summit, MO

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, CLS, FNLA

Distinguished Professor of Nutrition
College of Health and Human Development
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

 

Ralph La Forge, MSc, CLS, FNLA

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Durham, NC

Joel C. Marrs, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

Program Planner
President, of the Southwest Chapter of the NLA

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Aurora, CO

Jennifer G. Robinson, MD, MPH, FNLA

Professor
Departments of Epidemiology & Medicine
University of Iowa
Iowa City Iowa, IA

Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

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

Tracy Severson, RD, LD

Instructor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
School of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Washington University School of Medicine
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Genetics
Saint Louis, MO

Neil J. Stone, MD, FNLA

Bonow Professor of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Salim S. Virani, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Medicine-Atherosclerosis & Lipoprotein
Medicine - Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Kaye-Eileen Willard, MD, FNLA

Chief of Department of Medicine
Medical Director, Chronic Disease Management
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, All Saints
Racine, WI



REGISTRATION

Register for 2018 Spring Clinical Lipid Update

Must be logged in to register at the NLA member price

CLINICAL LIPID UPDATE

February 23-25, 2018

  • NLA Rate Before 12/15/2017
    NLA Member
    $495.00
  • NLA Rate After 12/15/2017
    NLA Member
    $545.00
  • Non-Member
    $895.00
  • Trainee*
    $75.00
  • Includes one admission badge to Exhibit Hall for all food functions.

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES

February 22-23, 2018

  • MASTERS OF LIPIDOLOGY
  • NLA Member
    $750.00
  • Non-Member
    $1250.00
  • Trainee*
    $395.00
  • Register Only for one of these
    Professional Development.

February 22-23, 2018

  • FOUNDATIONS OF LIPIDOLOGY
    (formerly Lipid Academy)
  • NLA Member
    $550.00
  • Non-Member
    $950.00
  • Trainee*
    $0.00
  • Register Only for one of these
    Professional Development.

EVENT TICKETS

  • Foundation Event - Live Band Karaoke
    Saturday, February 24, 2018
    6:45-9:00 PM
    The ticket price includes a bar, heavy bites and you as the lead singer.

    $75.00



GUEST TICKETS






JOIN THE NLA AND REGISTER

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Lipid Bucks: Lipid Bucks can be applied on the checkout page.

Registration: Registration and payment must be received no later than February 23rd, 2018. After this date, meeting materials and name badge cannot be guaranteed. 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.

Cancellation: Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than January 26th, 2018. 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.