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The Lipid Disorders Courses are educational opportunities designed specifically for cardiologists and other physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, and other providers who are interested in learning more about managing various lipid disorders.

This two-and-a-half-day course features lectures and case discussions of lipid treatment guidelines, diagnosis of various dyslipidemias, dietary and pharmacologic treatments for lipid disorders, factors influencing treatment, and results of recent clinical trials.

A unique feature of the Minifellowship is a one-day demonstration clinic in which course participants see Gladstone Lipid Clinic patients and analyze their treatment.

2017 Lipid Disorders Minifellowships
June 1–3, 2017    
October 5–7, 2017    
ATTENTION KAISER EMPLOYEES: You are eligible for a 50% discount for all Minifellowships classes. Please do not sign up through PayPal. To obtain your discount, you must register by mail.
CLICK HERE to get details on how to register.


Thursdays 8:00 am–4:30 pm
Continental Breakfast and CME Registration
Structure, Composition, & Metabolism of Plasma Lipoproteins
Primary Hypercholesterolemia Disorders
Triglyceride Disorders and Secondary Hyperlipidemia
The Rationale for Treatment: Epidemiology and Clinical Trials
12:00 to 1:00 pm–Lunch (included)
Nutrition Recommendations for Dyslipidemia
Pharmacologic Treatment of Hyperlipidemia and Review of Treatment Guidelines

Fridays 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Continental Breakfast
Demonstration Clinic
12:00 to 1:00 pm–Lunch (included)
Basic Dietary Assessment Techniques
Discussion of Clinic Patients

Saturdays 8:30 am–noon
Continental Breakfast
Additional Lifestyle Therapies
Special Populations: Patients with Low HDL Cholesterol Levels, Elderly, and Women Case Presentations

16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


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The one-day Updates are designed for graduates of our basic course and as an advanced lipidology course for cardiologists, endocrinologists, and others experienced in the management of dyslipidemic patients.

The Updates provide the latest information from clinical and basic research. Specific topics are chosen based on newly available, practical information.

2017 Lipid Disorders Updates
May 20, 2017    
December 2, 2017    
ATTENTION KAISER EMPLOYEES: You are eligible for a 50% discount for all Updates classes. Please do not sign up through PayPal. To obtain your discount, you must register by mail.


Saturdays 8:30 am–4:00 pm
Continental Breakfast and CME Registration
Recent Findings in Basic and Clinical Science
Nutrition Update
12:00 to 1:00 pm–Lunch (included)
Clinical Trial Review
Case Discussions

6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™



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Updates Course

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The Gladstone Institutes is located at 1650 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158.


contact Gayatri Saldivar:
415-355-0919 (Fax)

Bersot   Thomas P. Bersot, MD, PhD, course director, is an associate investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, where he conducts research in HDL metabolism. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and director of the Lipid Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital.
McCoin   Mikelle McCoin, MPH, RD, is a consulting nutrition educator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and a lecturer in nutritional sciences and toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley. She counsels patients with dyslipidemia, evaluates research, and teaches on the management of dyslipidemia.

Accreditation for Physicians This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of AKH Inc. and the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease. AKH Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AKH Inc. designates these live activities for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (Minifellowship) and 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Update). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurses AKH Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.

AKH Inc. designates the Minifellowship for 16.5 contact hours and the Update for 6 contact hours. Accreditation applies solely to educational activities and does not imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product by the ANCC-COA.

 California Nurses AKH Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12070, for 16.5 contact hours.
ACPE Logo Pharmacists AKH Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. AKH Inc. approves the Minifellowship application-based activity for 16.5 contact hours (1.65 CEUs) UAN 0077-9999-14-002-L04-P and the Update knowledge-based activity for 6 contact hours (0.6 CEU) UAN 0077-9999-14-002-L04-P.

CPE LogoDietitians AKH Inc. is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 16.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of the Minifellowship and 6 CPEUs for completion of the Update program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2. Learners may submit evaluations of program/material quality to the CDR at
Statements of CME credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance, completion of registration for credit form and evaluation form, and will be mailed to you within 4–6 weeks after the activity.

If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH at

There is no commercial support for this activity.

After attending the Lipid Disorders courses, participants will be able to better manage cardiovascular disease risk factors in patients with lipid disorders.

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