PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Join us in September as we come together for our Fall Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL. From highlighting clinical pearls and the latest in lipidology, to making new connections and learning techniques to better manage your patients, we look forward to bringing our community together, where all of lipidology meets.

We hope you will joining us in-person, but we will be live-streaming the sessions for those who are unable to join us in Orlando.


NLA 2021 Fall Scientific Sessions
IN-PERSON at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando, FL
September 24-26, 2021


  • The NLA 2021 Fall Scientific Sessions is our IN-PERSON meeting to be held at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando, FL from September 24 – 26, 2021.
  • In-person attendees can participate in the pre-conference courses (separate registration and fees) and the live, main sessions in Orlando.
  • The in-person meeting provides unlimited opportunities for networking and includes all social functions, symposia and expert theaters.
  • On-demand viewing of all recorded lectures will be available for 30 days after the Sessions.


NLA 2021 Fall Scientific Sessions
VIRTUAL from Orlando, FL
September 24-26, 2021


  • The NLA Fall Scientific Sessions VIRTUAL is being broadcast via live-stream from September 24 – 26, 2021 on our virtual platform for those unable to join us in Orlando.
  • CME/CE credits are earned for attending each session during the live meeting.
  • On-demand viewing of all recorded lectures will be available for 30 days after the Sessions.
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Omni Championsgate Orlando
1500 Masters Boulevard
Championsgate, FL 33896

NLA Contracted Rate: $159/night + tax and $15/night resort fee
Room Reservation Cutoff: August 23, 2021 (or until block is filled)

For reservations, please call (407) 390-6664 and ask for the National Lipid Association room rate or CLICK HERE.

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AGENDA


 
Friday, September 24, 2021
9:00 - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks
9:10 - 10:35 AM Session I - Update on the Dyslipidemia Research Pipeline
9:10 - 9:15 AM Pre-Session Assessment

9:15 - 9:35 AM

LDL-C Lowering Medications Mary P. McGowan, MD, FNLA
9:35 - 9:55 AM Tryglyceride and Lp(a) Lowering Medications Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FNLA
9:55 - 10:15 AM CV Outcome Trials Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA
10:15 - 10:35 AM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer Panel
10:35 - 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM - 12:05 PM Session II - Hot Off the Press: NLA Scientific Statements
10:40 - 10:45 AM Pre-Session Assessment
10:45 - 11:05 AM

NLA Scientific Statement: Lipid Measurements in the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases: Practical Recommendations

Peter W.F. Wilson, MD, FNLA
11:05 - 11:25 PM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer 
11:25 - 11:45 PM NLA Scientific Statement: Genetic Testing in Dyslipidemia Emily E. Brown, MGC, CGC
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer Panel
12:05 - 1:05 PM Expert Theater/Lunch
1:05 - 2:35 PM

CME/CE Symposium
This is an independent satellite CME/CE symposium held in conjunction with the NLA 2021 Scientific Sessions. It is not part of the official sessions as planned by the NLA Scientific Meetings Committee.

2:35 - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 - 5:00 PM Session III – Unusual Cases in Clinical Lipidology
3:00 - 3:05 PM Pre-Session Assessment
3:05 - 3:20 PM Case Presentations Kevin P. Forey, II, MD, MBA
3:20 - 3:35 PM Liver Disease TBD
3:35 - 3:50 PM HIV Robert S. Rosenson, MD, FNLA
3:50 - 4:05 PM Autoimmune Disease Karen E. Aspry, MD, MS, FNLA
4:05 - 4:20 PM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer Panel
4:20 - 4:30 PM Break
4:30 - 5:00 PM

SPECIAL LECTURE: ORION Data with Kausik Ray, MBChB, MD, MPhil

5:00 - 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
6:00 - 7:00 PM NLA Honors and Awards Ceremony
7:00 - 9:30 PM CME/CE Symposium
This is an independent satellite CME/CE symposium held in conjunction with the NLA 2021 Scientific Sessions. It is not part of the official sessions as planned by the NLA Scientific Meetings Committee.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
7:00 - 9:00 AM CME/CE Symposium
This is an independent satellite CME/CE symposium held in conjunction with the NLA 2021 Scientific Sessions. It is not part of the official sessions as planned by the NLA Scientific Meetings Committee.
8:00 - 8:50 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
9:05 - 10:25 AM Session IV - Elucidating the Evidence: The Relationship Between Lipoproteins and CV Risk
9:05 - 9:10 AM Pre-Session Assessment
9:10 - 9:30 AM Lp(a) Zareen Farukhi, MD, MPH
9:30 - 9:50 AM LDL-C Salim S. Virani, MD, PhD
9:50 - 10:10 AM Triglycerides and non-HDL-C TBD
10:10 - 10:25 AM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer Panel  
10:25 - 11:15 AM Abstract Question & Answer/Break in Exhibit Hall
11:15 - 11:30 AM NLA President's Address Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
11:30 AM - 12:05 PM W. Virgil Brown Distinguished Achievement Award and Lectureship Peter W.F. Wilson, MD, FNLA
12:05 - 1:05 PM Expert Theaters/Lunch in Exhibit Hall
1:05 - 3:00 PM Session V - Update from the Experts: What Your Colleagues Should Know
1:05 - 1:10 PM Pre-Session Assessment
1:10 - 1:25 PM The Interprofessional Team Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
1:25 - 1:45 PM Medication Adherence Steven Orlando, PharmD
1:45 - 2:05 PM Nutrition Lauren A. Williams, RD
2:05 - 2:25 PM Shared Decision Making to Reduce ASCVD Risk Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, CLS, FNLA
2:25 - 2:40 PM Fireside Chat on Importance of Integrating the Team Panel
2:40 - 3:00 PM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer Panel
3:00 - 3:05 PM  Break
3:05 - 4:10 PM Session VI - New Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Summary Sessions
3:05 - 3:10 PM Pre-Session Assessment
3:10 - 3:30 PM History: What is Different? 

Kristina Petersen, PhD

3:30 - 3:50 PM What Was Included and What Wasn't? Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, MPH, RDN, CLS, FNLA
3:50 - 4:10 PM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer Panel
4:10 - 4:15 PM Break
4:15 - 5:40 PM Session VII - Individual Health Inequities in the US
4:15 - 4:20 PM Pre-Session Assessment
4:20 - 4:40 PM Overview of Health Inequities Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FNLA
4:40 - 5:00 PM Health Inequities: Hispanics with Diabetes TBD
5:00 - 5:20 PM Health Inequities: African Americans Angela L. Brown, MD
5:20 - 5:40 PM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer Panel  
6:00 - 7:30 PM CME/CE Symposium
This is an independent satellite CME/CE symposium held in conjunction with the NLA 2021 Scientific Sessions. It is not part of the official sessions as planned by the NLA Scientific Meetings Committee.
8:30 - 10:30 PM Foundation of the NLA Event
Sunday, September 26, 2021
7:00 - 9:00 AM CME/CE Symposium
This is an independent satellite CME/CE symposium held in conjunction with the NLA 2021 Scientific Sessions. It is not part of the official sessions as planned by the NLA Scientific Meetings Committee.
8:00 - 8:50 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
9:05 - 10:00 AM Session VIII - Oral Poster Presentations
9:05 - 9:10 AM Introductions
9:10 - 9:20 AM 3rd Place Oral Presentation TBD
9:20 - 9:30 AM 2nd Place Oral Presentation TBD
9:30 - 9:40 AM 1st Place Oral Presentation TBD
9:40 - 9:50 AM 1st Place Young Investigator Presentation TBD
9:50 - 10:00 AM FH Hunninghake Award Winner Presentation TBD
10:00 - 11:00 AM Abstract Question & Answer/Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Late Breakers
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Expert Theaters/Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:30 - 2:15 PM Session IX: What the Lipid Specialist Needs to Know About the Intersection Between Medications Used to Treat Diabetes and Other Diseases: An Evidence-Based Update?
12:30 - 12:35 PM Pre-Session Assessment
12:35 - 12:55 PM Cardiometabolic Risk of Lipid-lowering Medications

TBD

12:55 - 1:15 PM Chronic Kidney Disease Joseph Nardolillo, PharmD
1:15 - 1:35 PM Heart Failure TBD
1:35 - 1:55 PM Obesity Sheldon Litwin, MD
1:55 - 2:15 PM Post-Session Assessment and Question & Answer Panel

ANCILLARY COURSES


Foundations of Lipidology

Live, In-person Course

Wednesday, September 22 • 9:00 AM – 6:35 PM ET

Thursday, September 23 • 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM ET

$550 NLA Members, $950 Non-Members, $0 Trainees

 

Overview

The NLA's Foundations of Lipidology course 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 two-day course prior to NLA meetings (Clinical Lipid Updates [CLU] and Scientific Sessions).

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Masters

Live, In-person Course

Wednesday, September 22 • 8:30 AM – 6:45 PM ET

Thursday, September 23 • 8:30 AM – 3:20 PM ET

$750 NLA Members, $1,250 Non-Members, $395 Trainees

 

Overview

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.

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.

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

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ACCREDITATION


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.75 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 13.75 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.

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 13.75 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/ materials. CDR Accredited Provider #NL002.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Universal Activity Number JA0007192-0000-21-027-L01-P (Application)

This Activity has been approved for 13.75 contact hour(s) (1.375 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

 

Nursing
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 13.75 contact hours.

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

EDUCATION OVERVIEW


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

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: Update on the Dyslipidemia Research Pipeline

  • Appraise emerging pharmacologic management options for dyslipidemia.
  • Discuss recent and ongoing clinical trials and their role in the treatment of dyslipidemia.

Session II: Hot off the Press – NLA Scientific Statements

  • Review current literature of importance to the science and practice of clinical lipidology.

Session III: Unusual Cases in Clinical Lipidology

  • Evaluate the management of patients with lipid related issues through case discussions.

ORION Data- Special Virtual Lecture

  • Discuss recent clinical trials and their role in the treatment of dyslipidemia.

Session IV: Elucidating the Evidence: The Relationship between Lipoproteins and CV Risk

  • Discuss the potential role of various lipoproteins in risk assessment and the management of CVD.

W. Virgil Brown Lecture

  • Evaluate the management of patients with dyslipidemia.

Session V: An Update from the Experts: What Your Colleagues Should Know

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

Session VI: New Dietary Guidelines for Americans- Summary Session

  • Discuss the implications of the new dietary guidelines for Americans on the treatment of patients with dyslipidemia.

Session VII: Individual Health Inequities in the U.S.

  • Recognize population differences that may impact clinical care.

Session VIII- Oral Poster Presentations

  • Critically appraise emerging research and its applications to daily clinical practice.

Session IX: What the Lipid Specialist Needs to Know About the Intersection Between Medications used to Treat Diabetes and Other Diseases: An Evidence-Based Updated?

  • Appraise pharmacologic management options for dyslipidemia.
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SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS CO-CHAIRS

Peter H. Jones, MD, FNLA

Program Planner
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Joseph J. Saseen, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

Program Planner
President, National Lipid Association

Professor and Vice Chair
Clinical & Academic Programs
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Aurora, CO



PROGRAM PLANNERS

Mary Katherine Cheeley, PharmD, CLS, FNLA

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA

Nihar R. Desai, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
Associate Chief
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven, CT

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

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

Eugenia Gianos, MD, FNLA

System Director
Cardiovascular Prevention
Northwell Health
Director
Women's Cardiovascular Program
Lenox Hill Hospital
Associate Professor of Cardiology
Hofstra School of Medicine
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

Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA

Executive Council Chair, National Lipid Association
Adjunct Professor
Department of Applied Health Science
School of Public Health
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Chief Scientist
Midwest Biomedical Research
Chicago, IL

James A. Underberg, MD, MS, FNLA

Past- President, National Lipid Association
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine & NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Director
Bellevue Hospital Lipid Clinic
New York, NY

Lauren Williams, MCN, RD, LD

Clinical Dietitian II
Endocrinology - REACH Clinic
Cook Children’s Medical Center
Fort Worth, TX



FACULTY

Salim S. Virani, MD, PhD

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

Peter W.F. Wilson, MD, FNLA

Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Karen E. Aspry, MD, MS, FNLA

Director, Lipid Clinic and Cardiovascular
  Disease Prevention Program
Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute
East Greenwich, RI

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FNLA

Committee Co-Chair
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Research
Chief, Section of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

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

Angela L. Brown, MD

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

Emily E. Brown, MGC, CGC

Certified Genetic Counselor
Center for Inherited Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

 

 

 

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FNLA

Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

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

Program Planner
Director/Clinical Associate Professor
Wellness Center
Idaho State University
Kasiska Division of Health Sciences
Pocatello, ID

Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA

Executive Council Chair, National Lipid Association
Adjunct Professor
Department of Applied Health Science
School of Public Health
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Chief Scientist
Midwest Biomedical Research
Chicago, IL

Kristina Petersen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX



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The NLA 2021 Fall Scientific Sessions will be held in-person at the Omni Champions Gate in Orlando, FL. The Sessions will also be broadcast via live stream for those unable to join us in Orlando. You will be asked to specify IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL registration option on the checkout page.

Please note: All registrants (both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL) will receive on-demand access to the lectures for 30 days following the meeting.

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

Registration: Online registration and payment must be received no later than September 21, 2021. 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 visiting the exhibit hall, attendee understands, agrees and consents to the sharing of attendee’s contact information with the participating companies.

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Cancellation: Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than September 1, 2021. There will be a $50 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.