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News: FH awareness week

FH-awareness week #6 – Certificate of Education in FH - new online learning module on EAS Academy

Friday 25 September 2015  
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September 24 is FH-awareness day. All this week we have focused on the disease Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), aiming to increase the knowledge of this common inherited disease in both Europe and USA, and highlighting the great need for early detection and treatment. Today, EAS announce the release of a new interactive online educational Programme, Certificate of Education in FH. As part of FH-awareness week, it is available free of charge on the EAS Academy.

Comprehensive interactive online learning Programme on all aspects of FH

The EAS Certificate of Education in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia is a new comprehensive online learning Programme on FH, now available on the EAS Academy.

What will I learn?

The objective of this Programme is to give a broad knowledge about the most common genetic dyslipidaemia, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). The course covers all aspects of FH. It gives insight into the genetics of the disease, the basic molecular mechanisms, and its clinical development. It also covers many practical aspects of treatment of patients with FH, including FH in childhood, and management of FH patients and their families.

Who should take this Programme?

The Programme is suited to physicians who meet patients with FH, which includes a large number of specialities including general practice, internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, diabetology and other. The course is also suited to nurses and other medical professionals in lipid clinics or other clinics treating FH patients. Other professionals that will benefit from the course are basic scientists in the field of lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry.

Programme overview and content

The online Programme is interactive – participants learn by viewing presentations, reading consensus papers and working through case studies. Learning evaluation is by multiple choice questions. On completion of the course, the final step is overall evaluation and obtaining the Certificate.

Access to the Programme

The EAS Certificate of Education in Familial Hypercholesterolaemia is available now, free of charge, on the EAS Academy. As a special initiative to raise FH awareness, there is no cost to access the Programme.

EAS members (of all categories)

Access the Programme by entering your EAS Username & password on the EAS Academy site.


If you are not an EAS member, to access the Programme we recommend you register here for free Limited-Access EAS Membership, which includes access to this Programme, and other free non-Premium educational content on the EAS Academy.


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