ACE Self-Assessment Program 2018 - Serum Lipid Disorders

The ASAP online self-assessment tool provides learners with case-based questions and answers designed to challenge clinical thought processes in recall, interpretation, and problem-solving skills in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and management of endocrine diseases.

ASAP features patient cases with case histories, images, lab results and other pertinent information. After completing each topic-based question set, participants are presented with rationales and references for further learning.


Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Predictors: Donald Smith, MD, MPH


Pediatric Lipid Guidelines: Justin Zachariah, MD, MPH & Flora Nunez Gallegos MD, MPH


Changing Landscape of HIV Lipid Treatment: Judith A. Aberg, MD, FACP, FIDSA


Disorders of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: Timothy O’Brien, MD, PhD, FRCPI, FRCP (UK), FACP, FACE & Derek O’Keeffe, BM, BCh, BAO, BEng, PhD, MRCPI


Management of Hypertriglyceridemia: Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA


Treating Elevated Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol: Carl Orringer, MD, FACC

Target Audience

Clinical Endocrinologists and Endocrine Fellows-in-Training

Learning Objectives

After this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of endocrine diseases
  • Recognize the relationship between pathophysiology and approach to evaluation, diagnosis, and management
  • Apply updated information to the diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases
  • Compare and contrast current and new therapeutic options for endocrine diseases
  • Improve competence in the diagnosis and management of patients with endocrine diseases
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 8.00 ABIM MOC II
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Section Editor

Donald A. Smith, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA

Professor of Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Director, Lipids and Metabolism, Mount Sinai Heart

New York, NY


Section Authors

Judith A. Aberg, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Dr. George Baehr Professor of Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

Mount Sinai Health System,

New York, NY


Eliot A. Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA

President, Utah Lipid Center

Salt Lake City, Utah


Flora Nunez Gallegos, MD, MPH

Pediatrics Resident, Baylor College of Medicine

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

Timothy O’Brien, MD, PhD, FACE

Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences

Professor of Medicine

National University of Ireland

Galway, Ireland


Derek O'Keeffe, BM, BCh, BAO, BEng, MEng, PhD, MRCPI

Physician / Engineer

National University of Ireland, Galway

University Hospital

Galway, Ireland


Justin P. Zachariah, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Texas Children's Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas


Carl E. Orringer, MD, FACC, FNLA

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, FL

CME Credit

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Only those who receive a passing score will be eligible for MOC credit. Please allow two weeks for MOC points to appear within your account on the ABIM website.

Participation information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).


The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recognizes that you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge, skill or performance. As part of AACE’s duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with AACE includes:



  • Promotes improvements or quality in healthcare;
  • Is Valid, reliable and accurate;
  • Offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias for or against a product/service;
  • Is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interest of planners, teachers or authors;
  • Is driven and based on learning needs, not commercial interests;
  • Addresses the stated objectives or purpose; and
  • Is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need.



  • Supports learners’ ability to meet their individual needs;
  • Respects and attends to any special needs of the learners;
  • Respects the diversity of groups of learners; and
  • Is free of promotional, commercial and/or sales activities.



  • Relevant financial relationships planners, teachers and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity; and
  • Commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA
  • 8.00 Attendance
  • 8.00 ABIM MOC II

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