Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee I’m honoured to invite you to participate at the 6th Baltic Atherosclerosis Congress, which will take place in Riga, Latvia, October 11-12, 2013.

The meeting will be a continuum of the tradition to hold the Baltic Atherosclerosis Congress every three years in Tallinn, Vilnius or Riga. Despite the recent advances in the cardiovascular prevention and atherosclerosis research, the burden of the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality remains very high in all the three Baltic countries. We believe this meeting will be an excellent platform where views and experiences will be shared among local and international experts for the benefit of our patients and nations.

It is our conviction that the programme of the Congress should help practitioners to find answers to the questions they are facing in their daily work. The programme will tackle all the major risk factors and mechanisms of atherosclerosis as usually, with special emphasis on lipids, familial dyslipidemias such as familial hypercholesterolemia, and risk estimation in primary prevention.

Looking forward to seeing you in Riga,

Gustavs Latkovskis
Chairman of the Organising Committee
President-elect of the Baltic Atherosclerosis Society