It is our great pleasure to invite medical doctors, public health specialists, nurses to participate in the unique joint event - 2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases and 14th Congress of the Baltic Association for Dermatovenerologists, which will be held in the Academy of Sciences of Lithuania (Gedimino Avenue, 3, Vilnius) on 4-7th October 2017.
The aim of the joint Meeting is to present and discuss evidence-based policies, guidelines, approaches and best practices of the communicable disease control and prevention within the European region. Among the speakers are experts from the World Health Organisation, the European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control, and other international organisations, the most prominent specialists of communicable diseases.
Relevant topics will be discussed including current threats of communicable diseases in Europe and the world, antimicrobial resistance, health care and veterinary medicine-related infection problems, challenges of the European Vaccine Action Plan and development of new vaccines, social health determinants and inter-related infections: HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis.
The most Vilnius tourist attractions and all hotels where delegates will stay are situated within easy walking distance from the conference venue.
We hope that the 4-day event will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest scientific achievements, to improve qualification and will contribute to the strengthening of international cooperation, and your stay in Lithuania will be useful and enjoyable.
Prof. Dr. Aurelijus Veryga
Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases and 14th Congress of the Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists (BADV) which will be held in Vilnius on 4-7 October 2017.
The 1st Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases took place in June 26th up to July 1st, This meeting was a consistent continuation of the international conferences, which have gained a major political repercussions and were highly evaluated by the specialists, including the 4th European Conference on HIV/AIDS and Related Issues on Social and Behavioural Aspects held in Vilnius in September 2002, 2nd Open Europe AIDS Conference “Europe and HIV/AIDS: new challenges, new opportunities” in Vilnius in September 2004, 5th European Conference on Clinical and Social Research of AIDS and Drugs in April 2009, 1st European Conference “Antimicrobial resistance and infection control” held in Kaunas in November 2011, 2nd European Conference “Antimicrobial resistance and infection prevention” in Vilnius in October 2012, and the annual National Conferences on Communicable Diseases that have been held since 2013.
The key topics of the 2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases “From political consensus to implementation” will be challenges of the European Vaccine Action Plan implementation, creation of new vaccines, challenges of antimicrobial resistance, health care and veterinary related infection, social determinants of health and interrelated infections: HIV infection, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis.
The BADV Congresses have been a remarkable event which brought together unique and international mix of various leading universities and dermatology institutions, pharmaceutical companies giving an opportunity to obtain new information about possibilities in diagnostics, therapy and prevention of the diseases, to foster collaborations and evaluate emerging technologies, to receive a high quality continuing medical education update.
The Congress in 2017 will be no exception and will bring together many prominent well-known dermatovenerology related experts from the Baltic States, Europe and the rest of the world to discuss the latest advances in this constantly evolving field. This Congress will be a kind of unique at the same time, because the audience will include not only dermatovenerology specialists but also family doctors, infectologists and other medical professionals, who encounter issues of sexually transmitted diseases and dermatology in their work. The Congress Programme includes key presentations on October 5-6th and seminar for companies on October 7th. On the 5th October issues of bacterial infections, STI, viral hepatitis and HIV will be discussed, on the 6th October – issues of dermatology.
We hope that this joint event will provide an unique opportunity to learn the newest scientific achievements and to strengthen the networking, to advance your patient care skills in everyday clinical practice, and you will find the event and your stay in Vilnius both valuable and enjoyable.
Our Lithuanian reputation for hospitality, friendliness, safety, and efficiency will be extended to all delegates, exhibitors, and accompanying persons. Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, is known for its baroque architecture, seen especially in its medieval old town,
and we hope that it will serve as a beautiful venue to host this unique joint event.
Prof. Dr. Saulius Caplinskas
Director, Centre for Communicable Diseases and AIDS
President of the 2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases
It is my great honor to welcome you to the 14th congress of the Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists (BADV) which this time will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania 5-7 October 2017 and congress president will be well known professor from Lithuania- Dr. med. Saulius Caplinskas.
At the 14th BADV congress we are going to discuss a broad spectrum of scientifically important issues and problems in dermatovenerology. Congress program will include main dermatological, skin cancers, cosmetic dermatological and STI problems. It will be an excellent possibility for all of us to exchange the ideas, experience and the latest achievements in the disease prevention, diagnostics and treatments.
This year we have already invited top dermatovenerologists from Europe to take a part as speakers and I am confident that also this year congress program will be outstanding.
Also we are inviting leading pharmaceutical companies to organize symposiums and demonstrate their production in exhibitions.
I am sure that all participants and speakers will be delighted with congress and will enjoy beautiful Vilnius atmosphere.
Andris Rubins, Dr.hab. med.
Professor and Chairman, University of Latvia President of Latvian Association of Dermatovenerologists President of Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists(BADV) President of Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists(EAAD)
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