Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

01/07/2021 7:00 pm to 01/07/2021 8:00 pm

Event Details

The Lipid Optimisation Event Series programme of events is aimed at people wanting to increase their knowledge around lipid optimisation and underpinning evidence base.

Each session, which will be around one hour and will be delivered live via the Virtual Medical Educators Facebook page with no requirement to register. However, in advance of the session a Zoom link will also be provided via the Facebook page which enables a more interactive experience with the speakers if you choose.

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Who should attend?

The events would be suitable for, but not limited to:

  • secondary care practitioners with an interest in lipids,
  • general practitioners,
  • nurse practitioners,
  • primary care network pharmacists
  • medicines optimisation pharmacists
  • community pharmacists.

Lipid Optimisation Event Series

The series has been put together by Hannah Beba, Senior Clinical Pharmacist for Diabetes and Endocrinology at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) and will systematically address some of the key topics in lipid optimisation today and equip people to overcome barriers and arm patients with the information they need to make informed decisions.  Hannah has been involved in lipid clinics at CDDFT for a number of years and is passionate about educating people around this topic.

The next event in the series is being held on 1st July 2021 at 7pm and details are below:

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

1st July 2021 7pm


This session will aim to address what familial hypercholesterolaemia is, how is it inherited, the epidemiology of familial hypercholesterolaemia and natural history. It will look at therapies and any special considerations e.g. women of childbearing age and it will explain the role of specialist lipid clinics.


  • Look at the mechanism of action of statin therapy
  • Look at clinical efficacy and safety
  • Look at statin intolerance in detail and how to address this systematically

Dr Peter Carey – Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology Sunderland Royal Hospital and Chair of NENC Lipid Specialists Advisory Group

Download Lipid Optimisation Event Series Flyer

Past Events

Recordings of previous events in this series are available by following the links below to the videos on the Virtual Medical Educators Facebook Page:


Lipid therapies on the horizon

Lesser known lipid therapies

Statin and Statin Intolerance

PCSK9 Inhibitors

Lipid Therapy for Primary Prevention –


Upcoming events


Secondary Prevention – Stroke

Secondary Prevention – Post MI

Secondary Prevention – PVD



Genetic Lipid Disorders including familial hypercholesterolemia



Lipid Biochemistry and interpretation



Dietary Advice from a Dietician



Virtual Consultations for Lipid Optimisation



Lipid Optimisation Resources


Each session will be approximately 60 minutes.

Sessions will be delivered via the Virtual Medical Educators Facebook page.

Please follow this page and in advance of the session and a Zoom link will be provided via the page.

If you are on Twitter, please follow and tag @Virtual_MedEd  and  @LifeLipid in any tweets about the events.

Recordings of all sessions will be available on the Virtual Medical Educators website:  https://www.virtualmedicaleducators.org/