September 22

EAS Education in FH – engaging with the medical community

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common genetic disorder associated with premature cardiovascular disease. Many people have FH and do not know it, and will perhaps not know it until they suffer a premature heart attack. There is a global need to initiate programmes to find and treat persons with FH. The tools are there to be used, the costs are low relative to the number of lives saved, and the potential health benefits are huge.

September 24 is FH-awareness day. All this week, in a series of newsletters, EAS highlights activities that are putting FH on the public health agenda. In this newsletter, we focus on how EAS and the FH Studies Collaboration are working on raising awareness of FH in the medical community through educational activities and online resources.

Guidelines & Consensus publications, Advanced Courses, Congress symposia, and online learning through EAS Academy and other resources

The recently-published ESC/EAS guidelines on management of dyslipidaemias (2016), containing sections on Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (Heterozygous FH, Homozygous FH, and FH in children) is the latest essential reference for clinicians. EAS Consensus Position papers on FH (FH in children and adolescents, Homozygous FH, and FH is underdiagnosed and undertreated in the general population) have been widely cited. With a programme of Advanced Courses, Congress symposia and other meetings, and through EAS Academy and other online resources, EAS educates healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and management of FH patients.


EAS Academy – key presentations on FH

Many of the lectures and presentations featured in the Society’s courses and congresses can be viewed online via the EAS Academy. With video podcasts available to download to your mobile device, EAS Academy offers healthcare professionals a convenient way to keep up to date, or brush up their knowledge, wherever they are.

Recent presentations on FH on EAS Academy

FH related presentations from EAS 2016 in Innsbruck (EAS members only)
EAS Advanced Course on FH, Gothenburg, Sweden, December 1-2, 2015 (EAS members only)
FH Studies Collaboration session at EAS 2015 in Glasgow

How to access the Academy >>
EAS membership >>

EAS Certificate of Education in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

This accredited online learning programme on FH, available on EAS Academy, gives a broad overview of the genetic dyslipidaemia, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), with insight into the genetics of the disease, the basic molecular mechanisms, and its clinical development.

The course is suited to physicians who meet patients with FH, including those working in general practice, internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, diabetology and other.

Participants completing the requirements of the Programme will receive a Certificate of Excellence in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). The EAS Certificate of Excellence in FH is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 4 hours of External CME credits.



EAS Certificate of FH >>

EAS membership >>

EAS publications & resources on FH 

ESC/EAS Guidelines on the management of Dyslipidaemias (2016)
Consensus - FH in children and adolescents
Consensus - Homozygous FH
Consensus - FH is underdiagnosed and undertreated in the general population
Diagnostic support tool - FH Score
Clinician's handbook - Targeting Familial Hypercholesterolaemia – app for iPad, iPhone
Commentaries & slide sets
EAS Academy presentations on FH – (full list)

Find out more

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