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Certificate of Excellence in Lipidology

Now in its second edition, EAS Certificate of Excellence in Lipidology (Update 2.0) is a fully-updated, comprehensive teaching programme for medical specialists. The Programme covers fundamental and state-of-the-art developments in clinical lipidology, with focus on its role in cardiovascular disease.

To fully complete the Programme, participants take a modular online curriculum, and should attend one of the Society's face-to-face courses, or EAS Congress. The Programme is accredited by UEMS, and participants can claim CME credits from EACCME®.

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Curriculum of online modules

Here are some of the topics and presentations included in the programme's online curriculum on EAS Academy. Participants view the presentations and complete multiple choice questions to demonstrate their understanding of the topics. 

  • Module 1: Epidemiology of ASVD
    • Lessons from epidemiology and environmental CVD risk factors,
      Salim Yusuf
    • Epidemiology. Development of cardiovascular disease in different populations,
      Annika Rosengren
  • Module 2: Lipids, lipoproteins and metabolism
    • Overview of lipoprotein metabolism,
      Arnold von Eckardstein
    • Dysregulation of hepatic and lipoprotein metabolism in the atherogenic dyslipidemia,
      Marja-Riitta Taskinen
  • Module 3: Arterial wall in atherosclerosis
    • Overview of the role of lipids in atherosclerosis,
      Petri Kovanen
    • How LDL causes inflammation in the arterial wall,
      Göran Hansson
  • Module 4: Risk factors and risk prediction
    • LDL is causal to atherosclerosis,
      John Chapman
    • Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and Lp(a) as risk factors for CVD,
      Borge Nordestgaard
    • 2016 ESC/EAS guidelines for management of dyslipidaemias -risk prediction and treatment targets,
      Olov Wiklund
  • Module 5: Genetics in cardiovascular disease
    • Genetics of cardiovascular disease: from ugly duckling to beautiful swan,
      Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen
    • Using naturally randomized genetic evidence to understand heritability of coronary artery disease,
      Brian Ference
  • Module 6: Familial dyslipidaemias
    • Genetic disorders of lipid metabolism – with special focus on familial hypercholesterolaemia, Kees Hovingh
    • Chylomicronaemia: background and clinic,
      Maurizio Averna
  • Module 7: Pharmacological treatment of hypercholesterolaemia
    • A brief history of cholesterol lowering,
      Terje Rolf Pedersen
    • New & old lipid-lowering drugs,
      Lale Tokgozoglu
    • A contemporary approach to dyslipidaemias, PCSK9 inhibition,
      Ulf Landmesser
  • Module 8: Pharmacological treatment of other dyslipidaemias
    • How to treat diabetic dyslipidaemia,
      Gerald Watts
    • Fibrates in the management of AD and CVD risk,
      Michal Vrablik
  • Module 9: Lifestyle and nutrition in cardiovascular prevention
    • Reducing cholesterol by dietary means,
      Eric Bruckert
    • Dietary fat vs. carbohydrates,
      Gabriele Riccardi
  • Module 10: Emerging treatments of dyslipidaemia
    • Are we ready to test the Lp(a) hypothesis?
      Sotirios Tsimikas
    • Demystifying the management of hypertriglyceridaemia, 
      Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation 

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

The Programme is further accredited by the EACCME®, the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), and medical specialists can claim credits towards their continuing medical education.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM

Programme development & aims

The Programme has been developed by the EAS Educational Platform Working Group, led by Programme Director Professor Lale Tokgozoglu, and Professor Olov Wiklund.

The aim of the Programme is to provide an understanding the role of lipids in health and disease, important for many professionals working in health care.

Who should take this programme?

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 participants 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

Programme components

The Programme comprises online modules on EAS Academy, plus one live event, and participants should:

  • Complete a curriculum of 10 online teaching modules. Participants should work through the modules at their own pace, but they must be completed over a period of one year
  • And either
    • Attend one EAS Advanced Course
    • or Attend EAS Congress

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.

Pricing

Participation in the Programme costs

 Non-member price* 750 €
 Member price* 500 €


*Member rate applies for Full Individual EAS members.

To access the Programme

Once you have purchased your access to the Programme, please go to http://academy.eas-society.org/ and log in using your EAS username & password. Select "Online Courses" from the main menu, and select "Certificate of Excellence in Lipidology, Update 2019".

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