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2023 Cholesterol Summit

May 18, 2023

8:00 am CDT -5:00 pm CDT

Join us to learn how to apply evidence-based lipid management strategies in your nursing practice.  The American Heart Association estimates that nearly 94 million American adults have elevated blood cholesterol levels.  Despite advances in the pharmacological treatment of dyslipidemia, high cholesterol remains a significant public health problem across the United States. The 2023 Cholesterol Summit will cover the following topics:

  • Inherited Genetic Lipid Disorders: An Overview
    • Pathophysiology and effect of dyslipidemia
    • Pharmacological management of dyslipidemia
    • Case study of Familial Hypercholesterolemia and/or high triglycerides – a patient perspective
  • Primordial Prevention of Dyslipidemia in the Younger Years
    • Risk factors for developing dyslipidemia beginning in childhood
    • Lifestyle and nutrition behavioral change principles
    • Identification and monitoring of lipid disorders
  • Nutrition Interventions Across the Lifespan: A Case Study Approach
    • Review of modifiable versus non-modifiable risk factors
    • Metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes
    • Nutrition interventions to deploy for enhanced patient outcomes
  • Women’s Lipid Health Across the Lifespan
    • Lipids during peri-pregnancy period
    • Dyslipidemia treatment considerations for contraception and fertility
    • Menopause and aging effect on lipid status
  • Access to Lipid Lowering Medications
    • Overview of novel lipid-lowering medications on the market today
    • Effect of Social Determinants of Health on access and adherence to lipid-lowering medications
    • Shared decision making in access and adherence – a patient perspective

Registration coming soon!