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Certificate of excellence in lipidology

What is it?

EAS Certificate of Excellence in Lipidology is a comprehensive teaching programme - a combination of a modular online curriculum and face-to-face courses. The Programme covers fundamental and state-of-the-art developments in clinical lipidology, with focus on its role in cardiovascular disease.

Participants completing the requirements of the Programme will receive a Certificate of Excellence in Lipidology. 

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You can purchase access to the Programme here.

Why is it needed?

Understanding the role of lipids in health and disease is important for many professionals working in health care.

Who should take it?

The Programme is suited to physicians in internal medicine, cardiology, diabetology, endocrinology and in general practice. It is also highly relevant to nurses working in lipid clinics, in cardiovascular prevention, in diabetes and in many other clinics training care of patients with cardiovascular or metabolic diseases, scientists working in cardiovascular epidemiology and in basic cardiovascular research, and persons employed in the pharmaceutical industry.

What will I learn?

Participants will learn about the role of lipids in health and disease on several different levels. These different levels include:

  • Basic understanding of lipids and lipoprotein metabolism
  • The role of lipids as risk factors
  • How lipids affect the vessel wall and cause CVD
  • Understanding the role of genetics and environmental factors in determining disorders of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism
  • Lifestyle and pharmacological interventions against dyslipidaemias
  • The clinical relevance of lipids and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of dyslipidaemias
  • Lipid-lowering treatment in cardiovascular prevention and the development of new therapeutic targets

The Programme has been developed by the EAS Educational Activities Committee, led by Programme Director Professor Lale Tokgozoglu, and Professor Olov Wiklund.

How will I learn?

The Programme is in three parts, and participants should:

  • Year 1:
    • Complete a curriculum of 13 online teaching modules. Participants should work through the modules at their own pace, but they must be completed over a period of one year
    • Attend one EAS Advanced Course
    • Either attend EAS Congress OR complete a further three online teaching modules
  • Year 2 & year 3:
    • Complete one new online teaching module each year.

How do I take part?

Participants can start the online part of the Programme at any time, and have one year to complete the curriculum.The accreditation is valid for 3 years, after which time it should be renewed.

How much does it cost?

Participation in the Programme costs

 Non-member price 1,000 €
 Member price 600 €


Sign up for the Programme

You can purchase access to the Programme here.

To access the Programme

Once you have purchased your access to the Programme, please go to and log in using your EAS username & password. Select "Events & Courses" from the main menu, and select "Certificate of Excellence in Lipidology".

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