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Advances in Lipid Management: Diagnosing Dyslipidemias

There is no charge to attend this live webinar.
Fall Registration

September 26, 2023 2:00pm – 3:00pm (ET) Online

CE: Pending approval for 0.75 CE credits

This live webinar — the first in a series of three presented by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) — provides a comprehensive look into the causes, risk factors and diagnosis of dyslipidemias. Presented by expert nurse practitioner (NP) faculty, Drs. Allison Dimsdale and Colleen Walsh-Irwin, attendees may participate in a live Q&A session following the presentation. The webinar recording will be made available as an on-demand presentation within a week of the live event.

Event Details
  • Webinar Details

    When: Sept. 26, 2023, 2-3 p.m. ET (1-2 p.m. CT).

    Where: Online, via the AANP CE Center.

    Cost: Free for AANP members and non-members.

    CE Credit: This activity is pending approval by AANP for 0.75 contact hours (CH) of continuing education (CE) credit, and the activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

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    About the Webinar

    In the U.S., cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality and accounts for approximately 1 in every 5 deaths annually. Hypercholesterolemia/dyslipidemia is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Dyslipidemias are managed with a combination of lifestyle and pharmacologic interventions. Join expert faculty Drs. Allison Dimsdale and Colleen Walsh-Irwin for the first of a three-webinar series to learn about primary and secondary lipid disorders, diagnosis of dyslipidemias and risk assessment. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the faculty following the presentation.


    • Summarize the different types of dyslipidemias and their causes.
    • Utilize risk assessment tools and laboratory test results to establish treatment goals.

    This program is supported by an educational grant from Novartis.

  • Speakers
    Allison Dimsdale

    Allison Dimsdale, DNP, NP-C, AACC, FAANP

    Dr. Allison Dimsdale is the associate vice president for advanced practice at Duke Health, a board-certified NP in the Duke Department of Medicine/Cardiology and clinical associate faculty in the Duke School of Nursing.

    Dimsdale is known as a relentlessly enthusiastic, transformational executive leader skilled in driving change and transforming culture to provide access to care for patients who need it. She is known for conceptualizing innovation, designing strategy and building sustainable and scalable structure with a focus on developing leaders and improving high-quality clinical care. As an NP, she specializes in the treatment of heart failure, acute coronary syndromes and primary prevention of coronary heart disease. Lastly, as a clinical associate faculty in the Duke University School of Nursing, she lectures to graduate students in the areas of professional practice and cardiology and serves as content expert on student doctoral committees. She is an investigator on clinical trials through the Duke Clinical Research Institute and is an active participant in nursing research initiatives through the Duke Translational Nursing Institute, focusing on implementation science. She has a keen interest in creative nursing education and mentorship, as well as the leadership interface between systems of care, provider utilization, access to care and excellent patient outcomes.

    Dimsdale sustains active memberships in AANP, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Nurses Association and the North Carolina Nurses Association. She is a peer reviewer for Elsevier Publishing and has been published in several nursing and medical publications, including Circulation. She serves on a variety of community task forces and boards and was a participant in the 2016 AANP Executive Leadership Program.

    Colleen Walsh-Irwin

    Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AACC, EBP-C, FAANP

    Dr. Colleen Walsh-Irwin is the associate director for evidence-based practice for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Nursing Services in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for assisting facilities to improve their evidence-based practice programs. Walsh-Irwin has been an adult nurse practitioner (ANP) in cardiology for the VA for over 27 years. She has developed cardiac guidelines for the VA that have been implemented nationally across the health care system. Walsh-Irwin serves on multiple committees for AANP and the American College of Cardiology. She holds a Certificate of Specialization in Leadership and Management from Harvard Business School Online, is an Associate of the American College of Cardiology and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Walsh-Irwin is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing. In addition to being a speaker locally, regionally and nationally, she is well-published in nursing textbooks and peer-reviewed journals. Walsh-Irwin has been the recipient of numerous awards, including NP of the Year for the New York State NP Association of Long Island, the VA Secretary’s Award for Nursing Excellence and the 2021 AANP State Award for Excellence.