Hyperlipidemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases. While lifestyle is a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease and elevated lipids, in other incidences, emerging research has linked it to genetics. Providers knowledge of the guidelines has been suboptimal. The aim of this course is to provide guidance to healthcare professionals in the evaluation and management of various lipid disorders.
Topics will Include
Pathophysiology, laboratory evaluation, risk assessment, primary prevention, and an introduction to the genetic component of hyperlipidemia. This program was designed to prepare the participant to utilize the latest clinical guidelines in practice as well as prepare for the clinical lipid specialist examination.
- Describe the sources and functions of cholesterol and triglycerides, including the role of lipoproteins, in atherosclerosis.
- Discuss the role of genetics in the identification and treatment of lipid disorders.
- Recognize the importance of lifestyle modifications along with the role of drug therapy in reducing cardiometabolic risk.
- Examine the major clinical trials of lipid-altering drug therapies for appropriate use in primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention.
- Review the mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of approved medications for the management of dyslipidemia.
- Apply the current guidelines to the management of a patient with complex dyslipidemia.
- Develop a treatment plan for individuals with complex lipid disorders that incorporates strategies based on age, gender, ethnicity, and cultural variables.
Training Format and DetailsLecture style with interactive case studies and breakout sessions.
Continuing Nursing Education
6.3 CNE Contact Hours
This 6.3 contact hour educational activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing (PO103) and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Inclement Weather Policy
Inclement Weather Policy
• When the university is open during inclement weather, all attempts will be made to hold the scheduled program.
• When the university is closed, the program is postponed until the alternate date provided.
• When the university opens late, a decision will be made regarding the program as appropriate. Notifications will be sent via e-mail to all participants as early as possible.
• Emergency Alerts, including weather related alerts, can be found by clicking the link "Emergency Alerts".
Host Hotel Information
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Lipids Conference 2019
Start date: 3/28/19
End date: 3/29/19
Last day to book: 3/7/19
Residence Inn Baltimore at The Johns Hopkins Medical Campus
$149.00 USD per night
Register by March 25
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Hotel and Travel Information
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Date: Friday, March 29, 2019