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The program is interactive – participants will be asked to view presentations, read consensus papers and work through case studies. Learning evaluation is by multiple choice questions. On completion of the course, the final step is overall evaluation.

The programme comprises:

Each presentation is preceded by a pre-test (multiple choice questions) and followed by a post-test, to evaluate the participants learning. The presentations included are as follows

1. Familial Hypercholesterolemia in clinical practice,
Kees Hovingh (April 12, 2013)

2. Modernising our understanding of HoFH,
Janine Roeters van Lennep (March 22, 2015),

3. Familial Hypercholesterolemia: can we do a better job? Molecular genetics: is the screening of lipid disorders useful in clinical practice?,
Sebastiano Calandra (April 30, 2014)

Consensus papers
Each Consensus is preceded by a pre-test (multiple choice questions) and followed by a post-test, to evaluate the participants learning. The Consensus papers included are as follows:

1. Familial Hypercholesterolaemia is underdiagnosed and undertreated in the general population: guidance for clinicians to prevent coronary heart disease

2. Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: new insights and guidance for clinicians to improve detection and clinical management

3. Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in children and adolescents: gaining decades of life by optimising detection and treatment

Case studies:
The final parts of the programme are two case studies.
These two cases define a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of FH for the clinician.
Learning objectives: When to suspect FH, clinical diagnosis of FH according to guidelines, how to treat and try to get to LDL goal in FH patients, family screening and approach to asymptomatic children of FH patients.


System Requirements:

Desktop/Laptop Requirements:

Medium or Combination of Media Used:
- A recent web browser (cookies and javascript enabled) compatible with HTML5 applications
- Flash Player 9+ is required in order to view the modules and complete the accredited course. If you cannot start a module please click here to download and install the current version of the Flash Player.
- Operating system: MacOS/Windows

Internet Connection:
Broadband is recommended

Screen Resolution:
Desktop/Laptop Screens: 800 x 600 or better, 1024 x 768 is preferred



The objective of this course is to give a broad knowledge about the most common genetic dyslipidaemia, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). The course will cover all aspects of FH. It will give insight into the genetics of the disease, the basic molecular mechanisms and the clinical development. It will also cover how to practically handle FH patients, FH in childhood and the family of FH patients, and it will also cover all aspects of how to treat patients with FH.


The course is suited to physicians who meet patients with FH, which includes a large number of specialities including general practice, internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, diabetology and other. The course is also suited to nurses and other medical professionals in lipid clinics or other clinics treating FH patients. Other professionals that will benefit from the course are basic scientists in the field of lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry.
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