What Do You Know about Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder of severely elevated lipids and premature cardiovascular disease. These interactive cases explore family screening, management, and patient education. An embedded webinar provides background on FH and therapeutic options, and videos demonstrate several approaches to educating patients on FH inheritance, cascade screening, and guideline-based disease management.

This activity is jointly provided by The France Foundation, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC).

After completing this 2.25 hour activity, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence and impact of FH
  • Describe the pathophysiology of FH, as well as the role of genetic factors
  • Delineate key aspects of relevant screening and diagnostic guidance, including extension to the patient’s family members at risk
  • Identify the role of genetic counseling in the identification of FH patients and educational process
  • Delineate steps for applying key aspects of relevant guidance regarding FH management to clinical practice
  • Evaluate data on new and emerging treatment options and its implications for clinical practice

Click here to participate in the course.

*There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.* 


The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the France Foundation to offer up to 0.07 CEUs or 0.75 Category 1 contact hours (Category 1) for each case in the What Do You Know About Familial Hypercholesterolemia? series through March 2017. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of certification and recertification.

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