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Advances in Lipid Management: Treatment and Management of Dyslipidemias

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

October 25, 2023 2:00pm – 2:50pm (ET) Online

CE: 1.0 contact hours
Includes 0.9 hours of pharmacology

This webinar — the second in a series of three presented by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) — provides a deep dive into lipid-lowering therapies. Presented by expert nurse practitioner (NP) faculty, Drs. Allison Dimsdale and Colleen Walsh-Irwin.

Event Details
  • Webinar Details

    When: Oct. 25, 2023, 2-2:50 p.m. ET (1-1:50 p.m. CT).

    Where: Online, via the AANP CE Center.

    Cost: Free for AANP members and non-members.

    CE Credit: This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours (CH) of continuing education (CE), which includes 0.9 hours of pharmacology, by AANP. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

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    About the Webinar

    Did you know that less than half of patients who have severely elevated cholesterol levels receive appropriate treatment, placing them at high risk for CVD and death? A ten percent reduction in cholesterol levels decreases the risk of cardiovascular events, including death, by thirty percent. Join expert faculty Drs. Allison Dimsdale and Colleen Walsh-Irwin for the second of a three-webinar series to learn about lifestyle interventions, lipid-lowering therapies, treatment guidelines and helpful resources.


    • Utilize risk assessment tools and laboratory test results to establish treatment goals.
    • Distinguish among the lipid-lowering pharmaceutical treatments.
    • Develop evidence-based treatment plans for patients with dyslipidemias.

    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.