Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Centre of Communicable Diseases and AIDS, Nugal_toj_ 14 D, Vilnius


Northern Dimension Partnership on Public Health and Social Wellbeing (NDPHS) Expert Group on HIV, TB and Associated Infections meeting

Chair: A. Arsalo (Finland)


Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Lithuanian Academy of Science, Gedimino Av.3, Vilnius


Big hall




Welcome message on behalf of MoH (Ausra Bilotiene - Motiejuniene,) and Lithuanian Academy of Science (Vytautas Basys)


Key lecture: The Battle Over Genome Editing. Virgilijus Siksnys (TBC), Lithuania


Symposium A "Vaccine-preventable infections" 

Chairs: R. Butler (WHO), M. Skerlev (Croatia), A.Kozlov A (Russia)


Life time vaccination good practice and challenges. Robb Butler, WHO, Copenhagen


New vaccines implementation challenges in Lithuania. Nerija Kupreviciene, Lithuania


Vaccination in Latvia (TBC)


HPV and men in the global context of the vaccines. Mihael Skerlev, Croatia


Therapeutic HPV vaccination. Maria Issagouliantis, Sweden


Health Break 


Symposium B "Communicable diseases and social determinants of health"

Chairs: T. Noori (ECDC), A. Arsalo (Finland), M. Lehman (Germany), M. Mardarescu (Romania)


On behalf of ND, topic on HIV and AI (title TBC). Ali Arsalo, NDP, Finland


New Nordic Council of Ministers’ Cooperation Programme in Northwest Russia: mobilising resources for better response: HIV and associated infections, 2017-2018. Dmitry Titkov, Finland


Mika Salminen, Finland (title TBC)


Communicable diseases and prison health. Marc Lehmann, Germany


The Sialon II Project - integrating bio-behavioural survey among men who have sex with men in 13 European countries: project results and recommendations. Lorenzo Gios and Massimo Mirandola, Italy


Behavioural changes in the Romanian young population and their effect on HIV transmission. Mariana Mardarescu, Romania


Drug use related infections and drug use primary prevention social determinants (title TBC). Alfgeir Logi Kristjansson, Iceland


Teymur Noori, ECDC (title TBC)


Lunch Break


Symposium C "Tuberculosis"

Chairs:  M. van der Boom (WHO), T. Ulrichs (Germany), M. Danilovits (Estonia)


Strategies of TB containment in the EU. ECDC representative, Stockholm (TBC)


Martin van den Boom, WHO, Copenhagen (title TBC)


Challenges in TB control in Eastern Europe. Timo Ulrichs, Germany


TB  control in Lithuania. Kestutis Miskinis, Lithuania


Challenges in TB control in Estonia. Manfred Danilovits, Estonia


Tuberculosis (title TBC). Anne Marte Bakken Kran, Norway


TB control in Belarus (TBC). Alena Skrahina, Belarus


TB control in the Russian Federation, collaborative projects with EU in within the Northern Dimension Partnership (TBC). Anna Starchinova, Russian Federation


New Approaches to TB Diagnostics. Mahavir Singh, Germany


Genotypic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in patients with a combination of TB and HIV infection. Diana Vakhrusheva, Kseniya Belousova, Tatyana Umpeleva and Sergey Skornyakov, Russian Federation


Health Break



OPENING Plenary  

Chairs:  A.Veryga (Lithuania), M.Dara (WHO)                 


Video message from European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis


Welcome message. Ministry of Health Aurelijus Veryga, Lithuania (TBC)


Welcome message on behalf of Lithuania academy of science (TBC)


On behalf of WHO, topic HIV/STI/VH/TB. Masoud Dara, WHO, Copenhagen (title TBC)


Continuum of Care and antimicrobial resistance. Mike Catchpole, ECDC, Stockholm


European Vaccine Action Plan. Robb Butler, WHO, Copenhagen


Epidemiological overview and new strategies in TB containment in Eastern Europe. Martin van den Boom, WHO, Copenhagen


Continuum of HIV care in Europe and Central Asia: How are countries progressing against the 90-90-90 Fast Track targets? Teymur Noori ECDC,  Stockholm




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Lithuanian Academy of science, Gedimino Av.3, Vilnius

Big hall

Small hall





Welcome A. Rubins, S. Valiukeviciene, S. Caplinskas



Key lecture: Pruritus management in patients with chronic internal diseases. Jacek Szepietowski, Poland




Chairs: A. Poder (Estonia), M. Domeika (Sweden), I. Jakobsone (Latvia)

Oral Poster session „PH bureau activity“



Trends of STI-s in Europe. Airi Poder, Estonia



Diagnosis of bacterial STIs: a challenge for the future. Angelika Stary, Austria



Facing co-morbidity response challenges (perspective from Lithuania). Saulius Caplinskas, Lithuania



Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia (epidemiology, diagnostics and therapy) in Latvia. Ilze Jakobsone, Latvia



Clinical Manifestations of Congenital syphilis. Vesta Kucinskiene, Lithuania



Syphilis. Silvestrs Rubins, Latvia



Sexual behaviour and STI (Lithuania population representative studies results). Agne Simkunaite – Zazecke and Irma Caplinskien_, Lithuania



STI management - evidence based international approaches and international collaborative projects. Marius Domeika, Sweden



Health Break



Plenary B "HIV" 

Chairs: M. Dara (WHO), Y. Shao (China), C. Moog (France), E. Karamov (Russian Federation)

Oral Poster session „ULAC (Centre of Communicable Diseases and AIDS) initiatives“


On behalf of WHO, topic HIV/STI/VH/TB. Masoud Dara, WHO, Copenhagen (title TBC)

ULAC posters exhibition


On behalf of UNAIDS. Vinay Saldanha, UNAIDS, Moscow (TBC)



Basic Research Design and Clinical Evaluation Strategy for HIV Vaccine, Based on Replication-Competent Viral Vector. Yiming Shao, China



Lessons learned from HIV patients that control infection. Christian Moog, France



Late presentation in HIV infection. Cristina Mussini, Italy



Risk factors involved in late detection of HIV mother to child transmission -  data from the National Registry of HIV pregnant women and perinatally exposed children in Romania.

Mariana Mardarescu, Romania



 Lunch Break



PLENARY C "Psoriasis" 

Chairs: M-A. Richard (France), J. Szepietowski (Poland), E. Christophers (Germany)

Poster presentation /

Satellite session


The manifold faces of psoriasis. Enno Christophers, Germany



The New Aims in Psoriasis Treatment. Jacek Szepietowski, Poland



Treatment of severe psoriasis in children. Jurgita Karciauskiene, Lithuania



Methotrexate prescription in others skin condition than psoriasis. Marie-Aleth Richard, France



Enthesitis as a predisposing factor of psoriatic arthritis in patients with nail psoriasis? Tatjana Sidorcika, Latvia



Health Break


PLENARY D "Acne, Hidradenitis and Pruritus" 

Chairs: C. Zoubulis (Germany), V. Kucinskiene (Lithuania),

Poster presentation /

Satellite session


European guidelines for hidradenitis suppurativa management. Biological role and evidence based potential. Christos Zoubulis, Germany



Biological role for auto inflammatory PASH syndrome. Vesta Kucinskiene, Lithuania



What’s new in the management of Acne. Christos Zoubulis, Germany




Visit to the  Vilnius University (University St. 7, Vilnius) 


Dinner (Venue: Vilnius University Department of History Cafe, University St. 7, Vilnius)


Friday, October 6, 2017

Lithuanian Academy of science, Gedimino Av.3, Vilnius

Archangel Conference and Arts Centre,   Maironio St. 11

Big hall

Small hall






Free Communications / Case report session A

Chairs: E. Buinauskaite (Lithuania), M.Septe (Latvia), P. Kohl (Germany)

Free Communications / Abstract based Case report session B





Symposium D "HIV and AI" 

Chairs: V. Eremin (Belarus), E. Leskovsek (Slovenia), T. Reic (Belgium)


How to be happy being a doctor. Evelina Buinauskaite, Lithuania

The first surveillance and molecular characterization of environmental Legionella pneumophila strains isolated in Lithuania: a 4-year survey. Povilas Kavaliauskas, Lithuania

Teymur Noori, ECDC (title TBC)


The significance of high frequency ultrasound and spectrophotometry in diagnostics of melanocytic skin tumours. Gintare Linkeviciute, Lithuania

Seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza in 2015-2017: A hospital-based test-negative case-control study in Lithuania. Monika Kuliese, Lithuania

HIV modelling (WHO, ECDC or Lithuanian representative TBC)


Experience removal of benign tumours of the skin in problem face areas. Ingrida Ritina, Latvia


Building a repository to support HIV research, the experience of the Centre for AIDS Reagents. Yan Le Duff, UK


Side effects in cosmetic dermatology. Alena Soha, Latvia


Impact of recombination on HIV-1 evolution: viral loads and immune response. Feng Gao, USA


Dissecting folliculitis: a clinical case and review of literature. Alise Balcere, Latvia


Apoptosis in HIV infection. Sergey Zhavoronok, Belarus


Rosacea complication – Rhynophyma. Evita Jakusonoka, Latvia


HIV-1 molecular epidemiology in Moscow. Miguel Thomson, Spain


4 interesting case reports in dermatovenerology. Marcis Septe, Latvia


Presentation on genotypes / subgenotypes / subtypes of HIV and viral hepatitis in different groups of patients (IDUs, infection with medical manipulation, sexual transmission, mother-to-child transmission). Vladimir Eremin, Belarus


What is your diagnosis? – 5 interactive cases from Berlin. Peter Kohl, Germany


Sexual behaviour and HIV/STD prevention - the Slovenian experience. Evita Leskovsek,Slovenia


Case report. Angelika Krumina, Latvia


HIV and TB Co-infection in Russia. Eduard Karamov, Russian Federation


Psoriasis and Lichen pityriasis Chronic of type I hypersensitivity background. Iveta Rubule, Latvia


Development of DNA vaccine against HIV. Andrey Kozlov, Russian Federation


Forgotten diseases in Europe but not in Africa. Evelina Buinauskaite, Lithuania


Aleksey Mazus, Russian Federation (TBC)




Automated Cell Culture, HIV Virus Production, and Cell-Based Assays. Anke Schultz and Anja Germann, Germany




On behalf of European Liver Patients’ Association (ELPA) (title TBC). Tatjana Reic, Belgium


Health Break 


SYMPOSIUM E "Dermatology and internal medicine" 

Chairs: T. Krieg (Germany), A. Bulinska (Australia), U. Adaskevich (Belarus)

Poster presentation / Free Communications /

Satellite session C

Symposium D "HIV and AI" (contin.)

Chairs: V. Eremin (Belarus), E. Leskovsek (Slovenia), T. Reic (Belgium)


Localized and systemic scleroderma. Thomas Krieg, Germany




Primary Cicatrical Alopecias. Uladzimir Adaskevich, Belarus




Biological therapy in patients with psoriasis and hepatitis. Viktorija Vilkickaite, Lithuania












Lunch Break


Symposium F "Cutaneous oncology and surgery" 

Chairs: K. Eisendle (Austria), M. Rone-Kupfere (Latvia), A. Kozlov (Russia)

Poster presentation / Free Communications /

Satellite session D

Symposium G "AM resistance" Chairs: M. Catchpole (ECDC), C. Mussini (Italy), I. Zurlyte (WHO)


Diagnosing of pigmented and non-pigmented skin lesions by dermatoscopy. Agata Bulinska,



Continuum of Care and antimicrobial resistance. Mike Catchpole, ECDC, Stockholm


The new oncological theory and it’s possible practical application. Andrey Kozlov, Russian Federation


Title TBC. Ingrida Zurlyte, WHO office in Lithuania



Actinic keratosis - what is hot and what is not. Evelina Buinauskaite, Lithuania


Improve antimicrobial resistance in endemic countries. Cristina Mussini, Italy


Peculiarities of the pathogenesis and locoregional recurrence in case of head and neck basalioma. Jelena Moisejenko – Golubovica, Latvia


From stable to table – the AMR situation in the field of animal health. Vidmantas Paulauskas, Lithuania


Surgery, flaps and grafts. Klaus Eisendle, Austria


M.V. Sinicin, Russian Federation (title TBC)


Treatment technologies for face in modern dermatology. Mara Rone Kupfere, Latvia




Symposium H "Skin fragility and inflammation" 

Chairs: A. Rubins (Latvia), D. Zaslavsky (Russia), K. Kingo (Estonia), K. Eisendle (Austria)

Poster presentation / Free Communications /

Satellite session E

Symposium H

/ Satellite session


Dermatology – practical notes. Andris Rubins, Latvia




Questions of neonatal and infant dermatology. Denis Zaslavsky, Russian Federation




Dermatologic diseases of the breast and nipple. Klaus Eisendle, Austria




The possibilities of clinical research on chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Külli Kingo, Estonia




Contact Dermatitis – Diagnosis and Treatment. Silvestrs Rubins, Latvia




Dead Sea Minerals in Dermatology. Orit Palti, Israel




Health Break 


Symposium I "Melanoma" 

Chairs: S. Valiukeviciene (Lithuania), R. Bergman (Israel), A. Bulinska (Australia), A. Berzina (Latvia)

Poster presentation / Free Communications /

Satellite session F



Use of dermatoscopy in diagnosing malignant neoplasms deriving from epidermis. Agata Bulinska, Australia




Dysplastic nevi – good or bad for the patient?

Anna Berzina, Latvia




Early detection of Melanoma – why, who and when? Reuven Bergman, Israel




What is important for the management of melanoma. Skaidra Valiukeviciene, Lithuania






Visit to the  Church Heritage Museum   (Maironio St. 11)




CLOSING CEREMONY  and Gala Dinner      (Venue:  Archangel Conference and Arts Centre, Maironio St. 11)


Saturday, October 7, 2017