Virtual Symposium (Expired): A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges of Rare Lipid Disorders

One of the many challenges posed to clinicians today is that of the recognition, diagnosis and care of patients with rare diseases. The educational goals of this activity are to raise clinician awareness about the prevalence of certain rare lipid disorders, and improve their diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities. Nationally recognized experts will discuss the prevalence of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D), familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS), cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX), and inherited forms of lipodystrophy, and the diagnostic and treatment challenges associated with them.

Case studies will be presented to highlight the issues associated with these rare lipid disorders. A concluding audience question-and-answer session will reinforce key concepts and help clinicians understand how to effectively diagnose and manage rare lipid disorders to improve patient outcomes and reduce the risk of mortality when these disorders are undetected.

Overview of Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL-D), Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS), Lipodystrophy, and Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH)

Faculty: James A. Underberg, MD

FH Patient Advocate

Faculty: Allison Jamison

Audience Q&A

Presenter: All Faculty