The main aims of NLA and PoLA are to increase the awareness of physicians to the scale of the problem and improve knowledge on the management of this group of patients. There is still an enormous job ahead of us. It seems that only joint international research, continuous education, clear recommendations, and creation of specialists – lipidologists, may improve the current situation in Poland, Europe and in the world. PoLA is going to be an open society and would like to invite all the societies and people who take care of lipid management to join. From the start of the society we have been cooperating with the Polish Association on Atherosclerosis Research (PAAR) and the American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) and would like to invite all similar societies in Poland and Europe to work together to counter lipid disorders, which are a major cause of increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.