Welcome to the Scottish Lipid Forum, a group of health care professionals with an interest in lipids, cardiovascular (CV) risk and prevention of CV disease.

Chairman’s Welcome

Dr Jonathan Malo

SLF Chairman

Thank you for visiting our webpage. The Scottish Lipid Forum holds an annual educational meeting every November for lipid and cardiovascular risk specialists across Scotland. Many of us, like myself, are doctors trained in clinical biochemistry who see individuals with dyslipidaemia in an outpatient setting. However the meeting also relies on the input of a wide-range of healthcare professionals, including cardiologists, clinical pharmacologists, clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors, clinical nurse specialists, GPs and paediatricians.

Our aim is to keep up-to-date with the latest in lipidology and cardiovascular risk and to promote best practice across Scotland. And our meeting regularly attracts high-profile speakers in the field from Scotland and beyond. If you are interested in finding out more then please do get in touch using the contact form below.


18th November 2021, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Lipid Forum & SHARP Hybrid meeting will take place on Thursday 18th November 2021. We are offering delegates the option to attend virtually or in person at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

The meeting is free to attend and further information including the programme can be found below.

Please can we ask that you advertise this meeting as widely as possible, bringing this to the attention of clinical and pharmacy colleagues.

Thank you

Note from Chairman

If you haven’t already registered for this year’s Scottish Lipid Forum/SHARP meeting then now is the time! You can attend online, or in-person at RCPE and there is no charge for registration. Our meeting caters for everyone with an interest in atherosclerosis, from primary care through to specialist clinics and lab medicine.

This year’s lipid forum will bring you the latest on estimating CV risk, including a preview of the role that AI can provide in real-world CV risk management. We will also find out how n-of-1 trials can guide your approach to statin associated muscle symptoms, debate the adoption of lower cholesterol targets and get the very latest on Inclisiran. Our speakers include the director of LSHTM, the president of EAS and the team behind ASSIGN.



This event is funded by the above companies through event sponsorship and sponsored sessions.  These companies have had no input into the design or content of the agenda (other than their own sessions) but will be in attendance on the day.


We are offering delegates the option to attend virtually or in person at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Sett in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre, the College offers both historic elegance and state of the art venue facilities. With stunning architecture and medical symbolism weaved throughout, we are excited to host our annual meeting here.


Train or Tram

Waverley Train Station is the closest train station, located less than half a mile from the College.

The nearest tram stop is located at St Andrews Square, providing frequent connections from the city centre to Edinburgh Airport in around 40 minutes. Trams depart frequently through the day from early morning into late evening.


Metered on-street parking is available at the College’s Queen Street entrance and in surrounding streets at the cost of £2.30 per hour with a maximum stay of three hours between 08:30-17:30. A multi-story car park is also available at Qpark(link is external) with prices ranging from £3 per hour, £15.00 for 7 hours, or up to £22.00 for 24 hours. This is approximately a 10 minute walk from the College and is located behind the Omni Centre.

The College has clear access directly outside our main entrance, allowing for easy drop-off and collection by car or taxi. There are multiple taxi ranks situated within proximity to the College. However, our reception team is more than happy to help you book transport.


There are several local buses stops located near the College.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment & Information

The meeting is being held at the RCPE who have prepared as part of their Risk Communications Strategy a comprehensive COVID -19 information and good guidance leaflet for those attending the college in person. This guidance is available via the links below:

RCPE Risk Assessment

Covid-19 Informaton for Attendees

Thank you for your cooperation making this hybrid meeting both a safe and successful event.

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