The economic and social developments in our society has lead to significant change in life style and the diet of people, thus resulting in an increase in adult diseases. The understanding of lipid metabolism is one of the basic requirements for the prevention and cure of these adult diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes etc. The Lipidology Research Group was organized in June 1980 by professionals studying clinical medicine, basic medicine, biochemistry, and nutrition to resolve lipid related health problems of our people. The Korean Society of Lipidology was established on Nov. 29, 1990, when the international lipidology symposium in commemoration of the opening of the association was held.

Young Gil Choi was elected as the first president and the society has held two academic symposiums in the spring and fall every year since the first spring symposium in 1991.

Having joined the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences as a member in 1996, we have become a regular academic group. Also our activities are supported yearly from the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies of which we are a member. We became a member of the International Atherosclerosis Society in 2000 and have been acting as an international medical science group.

In 2001, the Korean Society of Lipidology merged with the Korea Society of Atherosclerosis which has the same objectives of our society. This integration led not only to the expansion in the size of the society, but also in the broader exchange and development of knowledge and studies. In Mar. 2001, the new society called the Korean Society of Lipidology and Atherosclerosis (KSoLA) held a spring academic symposium. Since 2004, it has held combined symposiums on circulatory organs in cooperation with the Korean Society of Cardiology (KSC) and the Korean Society of Echocardiography (KSE).

As one of our international academic activities, we successfully held the 5th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Atherosclerosis and Blood Vessel Related Disease at the Jeju Convention Center during April 12 to 15, 2006 with 2300 participants.

Year Publications No. of copies published
1996 Treatment instructions for hyperlipidemia (Edition 1) (published by Committee for Establishing Treatment Instruction for Hyperlipidemia). 1,500
1998 Hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerosis (published by Committee for Establishing Treatment Instruction for Hyperlipidemia). 1,500
2000 Diagnosis and treatment of hyperlipidemia (published by Committee for Establishing Treatment Instruction for Hyperlipidemia). 500
2003 Treatment instructions for hyperlipidemia (published by Committee for Establishing Treatment Instruction for Hyperlipidemia). 2,000
2003 Hyperlipidemia and Coronary sclerosis (published by Committee for Establishing Treatment Instruction for Hyperlipidemia). 2,000
2009 Treatment instructions for Dyslpidemia (Edition 2) (published by Committee for Establishing Treatment Instruction for Dyslipidemia) 1,000
2010 Treatment instructions for Dyslpidemia (Edition 2) (published by Committee for Establishing Treatment Instruction for Dyslipidemia) 1,000
2010 Evidence in Statin Clinical Trials (published by Committee for Clinical Practice Guideline) 3,000
2010 Nutrition Therapy Guideline Establishment of Cardiovascular Disease (published by Food & Nutrition Committee) 3,000
2011 The 2011 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Day (published by Public Relations Committee) 350
2012 The 2012 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Day (published by Public Relations Committee) 300
2013 The 2013 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Day (published by Public Relations Committee) 300
2014 The 2014 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Day (published by Public Relations Committee) 300
2015 2015 Korean Guidelines for Management of Dyslipidemia (published by Committee for Guidelines for Management of Dyslipidemia) 1,000


   The First Cholesterol Day
(1) Date and venue: Sept. 4, 2005 (12:00 - 17:00), Olympic Park
(2) Number of participants
- Pre-registered participants: 57
- On-site registration: 430
- Total participants: 462
   The Second Cholesterol Day
(1) Date and venue: Oct. 21, 2006, Auditorium, 2nd floor of Veterans' Building
(2) Number of participants: 106
   The 2011 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Day
(1) Date and venue : Sept. 25, 2011, Auditorium, 8th floor of Gwanak-gu Office
(2) Number of participants : 120
   The 2012 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Day
(1) Date and venue : Oct. 13, 2012, Hammaeum Hall,
4th foor of Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital
(2) Number of participants : 154
   The 2013 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Day
(1) Date and venue : Oct. 19, 2013, Jangchungdan Park
(2) Number of participants : 200
   The 2014 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Day
(1) Date and venue : Sep. 27, 2014, Jangchungdan Park
(2) Number of participants : 200