WELCOME FROM CONGRESS PRESIDENT

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great honour to welcome you to the 17th Congress of the Baltic Association of Dermatovenereologists (BADV), which will be held on 17-19 September 2021 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The BADV Congress has become a nice tradition of bringing together the dermatovenereologists from three Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Every year, more and more international leading experts and colleagues from other countries become active participants of this Congress.

We are pleased to hold this traditional Congress in which we will discuss the hottest topics in dermatology and venereology, share clinical experiences, and also establish long-term international collaboration. Clinical dermatology and venereology is undergoing rapid changes in terms of diagnostics and treatment. The 17th BADV Congress will continue to serve as a good medium for updating most recent technologies and treatment options of various medical conditions for delivering optimal care to patients. The Congress also fosters the exchange of new research data with academic dermatologists, sharing your successful experiences with peer colleagues.

Since the 14th century, Kaunas has been known as the old historic town of the Hanseatic League - a waterway trading union. It is the second-largest city of Lithuania that became the provisional capital of Lithuania for 20 years during the Interwar period. Cultural characteristics and vibrant city life offer a great platform for many activities around the Congress and will make your participation a memorable event.

Experience a new destination, come to Kaunas in 2021, and enjoy the Congress as well as Lithuanian autumn colours.

Sincerely,

Congress President
Prof. Dr. Skaidra Valiukeviciene

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

MEMBERS:

Agne Bubilaite
Paulina Gruselionyte
Vesta Kucinskiene

Jokubas Liutkus
Arunas Petkevicius
Daiva Staniene

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Uladzimir P. Adaskevich (Vitebsk, Belarus)
Olaf H. Antonsen (Oslo, Norway)
Evelina Buinauskaite (Oslo, Norway)
Gunter Burg (Zuerich, Switzerland)
Marius Domeika (Uppsala, Sweden)
Steffen Emmert (Rostock, Germany)
Ruta Ganceviciene (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Harald P.M. Gollnick (Magdeburg, Germany)
Jurate Grigaitiene (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Wayne Gulliver (St. John‘s, Canada)
Ilona Hartmane (Riga, Latvia)
Mischihiro Hide (Hiroshima, Japan)
Kai Joers (Tartu, Estonia)
Kenji Kabashima (Kyoto, Japan)
Kulli Kingo (Tartu, Estonia)
Janis Kisis (Riga, Latvia)

Vesta Kucinskiene (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Filippa Nyberg (Karolinska, Sweden)
Airi Poder (Tartu, Estonia)
Kristian Reich (Hamburg, Germany)
Andris Rubins (Riga, Latvia)
Silvestrs Rubins (Riga, Latvia)
Alevtina Savicheva (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Hans-Joachim Schulze (Munster, Germany)
Robert Allen Schwartz (New Jersey, USA)
Iryna Smolanka (Uzhgorod, Ukraine)
Evgeny Sokolovskiy (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Jacek Szepietowski (Wroclaw, Poland)
Magnus Unemo (Orebro, Sweden)
Wolfgang Uter (Erlangen, Germany)
Skaidra Valiukeviciene (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Christos Zouboulis (Dessau, Germany)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

IMPORTANT DATES:

Call for Abstracts closes – 1 May 2021

Results distributed after – 15 May 2021

 

TOPICS:

- Acne and Related Disorders, Hidradenitis suppurativa
- Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
- Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disorders
- Bullous Autoimmune Diseases
- Contact and Occupational Dermatitis
- Cosmetic Dermatology
- Cutaneous Oncology
- Dermatological Surgery
- Dermatology and Internal Medicine, incl. Skin Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
- Hair Disorders

- Infectious Skin Diseases
- Inflammatory Skin Diseases
- Nail Disorders
- Pediatric Dermatology
- Phototherapy, Photodynamic Therapy
- Psoriasis
- Experimental Dermatovenereology
- Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV/ AIDS
- Urticaria, Angioedema
- Chronic Wounds and Ulcers
- Miscellaneous and Case Reports

All abstracts should contain a title, full names and workplace of the author(s), city, country and email address. Text of the abstract, including the title, should not exceed 3 000 characters without spaces. Submissions must be in English. Do not use commercial drug names. The names of drugs should be referred to by the active substance.

Abstract structure: 
- Introduction 
- Aims and Objectives
- Materials and Methods
- Results
- Conclusions

Use standard abbreviations where appropriate, any unusual abbreviation should be presented in brackets after the full term as used for the first time in the text. All abstracts will be reviewed. 

Accepted abstracts will be selected for Oral presentation or Poster presentation and published in the Congress Online Abstract Book with ISBN code. 
Authors of the two best posters will be nominated and awarded with prizes.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

- In order to submit (any number of submissions) you will need to set yourself up as a New User and provide your contact information
- Select “Submit Abstract” to add your submission(s) to the system. The system will prompt you for the required information
- You will be asked to select a submission topic for your submission
- You will be asked for your preference of presentation format – either oral or poster
- Please submit abstracts only in Microsoft Word (.docx) version

AFTER SUBMISSION:

- The online system will enable you to add multiple submissions to your profile
- All submissions will be acknowledged by E-mail. If you have not had a confirmation of receipt within 5 working days of your submission, please contact the Congress Secretariat
- Reviewers will review all abstracts and their decision on the acceptability of the abstract and format of the presentation will be final. No correspondence on their decision can be initiated by the author(s)
- Instructions on the duration of oral presentations and the format of posters, will be given in the result correspondence which is planned for issue after 15 May 2021. This includes the confirmation of acceptance or decline

GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION FEES (in Euro)

 
Early Bird*
(to July 1)

Standard Registration*
(to September 3)

On-Site
Physicians from Baltic Countries 100 150 200
Physicians from Other Countries 150 250 300
Resident, Student** 75 125 175
Faculty 0 0 0
CONGRESS DINNER (September 18)

Delegate

50

70

N/A

Faculty

0

0

0

* - Payment must be made by a certain date 
** - During registration please upload document approving your Resident or Student status


REGISTRATION FEE COVERS:

  • Admission to Congress Scientific Programme

  • Congress Materials

  • Electronic Certificate of Attendance

  • CME Credits

  • Refreshments during the Congress

The official language of the Congress is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Congress is intended for dermatovenereologists and other speciality medical doctors, nurses.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

ORGANIZERS

CONGRESS VENUE

PARK INN BY RADISSON KAUNAS

The Congress will be held in the Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas hotel Conference Center.

4 plus star Park Inn by Radisson Kaunas hotel is located in Kaunas, 185 m from the Laisvės Alėja, which features numerous cafés and restaurants, and 1 km from the the Akropolis Shopping and Leisure Centre.

ADDRESS
K. Donelaičio str. 27, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

ARRIVAL & TRAVEL

ARRIVAL TO LITHUANIA

Lithuania is easily accessible via various modes of transport. The infrastructure here is well developed, moreover, the country is not large and it is easy and convenient to travel between the major cities. The airports are typically 15–20 min. drive from the city center and the local and international bus network is extensive.

 BY PLANE

There are three international airports in Lithuania that connect the country with a number of European capital cities and some major international air travel hubs outside of Europe.

Vilnius International Airport (VNO)
Kaunas International Airport (KUN)
Palanga International Airport (PLQ)

Most airlines arrive at Vilnius International Airport, the main airport of Lithuania. Kaunas International Airport receives mostly low cost airlines, such as Ryanair. Palanga International Airport, located near the seaside resort of Palanga, mostly offers short and mid-range routes to destinations in Europe. This airport is the smallest in the country and is a convenient gateway to western Lithuania, the beach resorts and the seaport of Klaipėda.

Getting to Kaunas city from Vilnius International Airport

Kaunas can easily be reached by public transport:
- by bus
It is one connection journey. Buses are located outside the Arrival Hall. Tickets can be bought from the driver. First you have to reach Vilnius Bus station then take a bus to Kaunas Bus station.
- by train
It is one connection journey. A special train runs between Vilnius International airport and Vilnius Railway station on a regular basis. The airport train station is located directly in front of the airport. Tickets are sold on board. After you reach Vilnius Railway station take a train to Kaunas Railway station.

Getting to Kaunas city from Kaunas International Airport

Kaunas can easily be reached by bus no. 29, which goes from Kaunas International Airport straight to the city centre. Buses are located outside the Arrival Hall. Tickets can be bought from the driver for 1 Eur. The bus runs once or twice every hour, the ride takes about 45 min.

 BY BUS

A number of large international bus companies with an extensive route network operate in Lithuania. There are frequent bus connections with most European capitals and some other large cities from the main Lithuanian cities - Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda.

Ecolines
Eurolines
Luxepress

Coming to Lithuania by bus is an easy and convenient option. Bus is also a good choice for visiting neighboring countries, Riga-Vilnius connection being particularly popular with several daily departures.

 BY TRAIN

International railway lines connect the capital city Vilnius to Moscow (Russia), Minsk (Belarus) and Kaliningrad (Russia). Vilnius Train Station is conveniently connected to Vilnius International Airport by a special railway shuttle line.

Litrail

 BY CAR

Kaunas is served by highway E67 running from Helsinki to Prague via Tallin, Riga, Warsaw. Kaunas also is linked to Vilnius to it's east and to Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea via the A1 motorway. There is no highway toll fee in Lithuania.

KAUNAS

Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania with about 300 thousand population. Kaunas is located in the central part of Lithuania on the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers – Nemunas and Neris. Kaunas is located 100 kilometres from the capital Vilnius and 212 kilometres from the country's major seaport Klaipeda.

Kaunas is an attractive centre of business and industry as well as science, studies and culture. Famous music, dance, visual art festivals and exceptional projects are held in Kaunas. It is the provisional capital of Lithuania, famous for its colourful history, cosy parks, remarkable and wonderful Old Town and interwar spirit. Visit KAUNAS

OLD TOWN

Kaunas Old Town located to the east of the confluence of the rivers, occupies 144 hectares. There are a lot of surviving Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, especially in the western part of the Old Town. Many notable buildings and facilities are located in the Old Town, such as the Kaunas Town Hall, the Kaunas Castle and the Historical Presidential Palace, gothic House of Perkunas, Kaunas Cathedral, the Church of St. Gertrude, Vytautas' church and many other churches.
Vilnius street is the most beautiful street of the Old Town, meant for pedestrians. Some buildings have survived from the 16th century, some of which have been reconstructed. Even the unique telephone booths are a clear indication that you are walking along the street, which connects the old and the new parts of the city.

CULTURE

George Maciunas name square in Kaunas. Probably Everyone of you have heard of FLUXUS. The founder of this movement is George Maciunas and he was born in our city.
Kaunas is a great cultural centre. Kaunas has 7 professional and 10 amateur theatres, 20 folklore ensembles and various other arts and sports groups. The main state theatres in Kaunas are the Musical Theatre, the National Drama Theatre, and the Puppet Theatre. Kaunas State Musical Theatre palace on the central street of Kaunas was built in 1892. The city is also a home to the modern dance theatre Aura, Kaunas pantomime theatre, the Little Theatre, the Chamber Theatre, Kaunas State Choir and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. Visit the M.K.Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.

ARCHITECTURE

According to The Guardian, Kaunas is a surprising hotspot for art deco. In 2015 Kaunas was granted the sign of European heritage and included into the list of UNESCO design cities. Nowadays – this is an exceptional inheritance, witnessing the golden period of flourishment of the city, when Kaunas as a historical capital of Lithuania developed its modernistic architecture in parallel with other European cities. 
In Lithuania, modernistic architecture developed into its own specific form and is therefore called the Kaunas school of architecture.
Do not miss a chance to visit the most important objects in the interwar period – Kaunas Garrison Officer's Club, Christ's Resurrection Church, Vytautas the Great War Museum and many more.

SPORTS

The name of Kaunas is inseparable from the legendary basketball team ZALGIRIS and its star Arvydas Sabonis. Go to a basketball game if there is one when you come to Kaunas. Even if you are not a basketball lover, you will have a wonderful experience there. The atmosphere is incredible. Basketball is of an exceptional importance for Lithuanian people. The basketball club ZALGIRIS from Kaunas is the oldest and the most successful men's basketball club in Lithuania. Arvydas Sabonis, the brightest basketball star in Lithuania, played for ZALGIRIS team. The first official basketball game in Kaunas was held in 1922. Kaunas Sports Hall was built in 1939. In this arena in 1939, Lithuanian men's basketball team won the gold medal at the FIBA European Championship for the second time.

LITHUANIA

Lithuania is an unique country – green and flat land in the north of Europe, ashore the Baltic Sea. It is one of the three Baltic countries. The capital of Lithuania – Vilnius has always been a multinational, multilingual, and multicultural European city. 

Lithuania is referred to as the Centre of Europe by its cultural criteria. There is a lot of beautiful and pristine nature, fascinating cities, clean air, security, friendly people, eventful, and pulsating cultural life in Lithuania. 

The country has preserved many pagan and folk traditions that are still alive in villages. On the other hand, big cities are rich with vibrant cultural life and endless entertainment opportunities. There are numerous museums that have accumulated huge collections, national and private art galleries, the never-ending buzz of theatre and music halls, fascinating nightlife, a variety of entertainment options and sports events.

Total area: 65,300 sq. km or 25,174 sq. miles
Population: 2 793 694
Language: Lithuanian
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT + 2 hours
International telephone code: +370
Geographical location: The Republic of Lithuania lies on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea        

 

Neighbour countries: Latvia, Russia, Poland and Belarus
Government: Democratic Republic
Ethnicity: Lithuanian – 84.2%, Polish – 6.6%, Russian – 5.8%, Belarusian – 1.2%, Ukrainians – 0.5%, Other – 1.7%
Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic (approximately 77.2% of the total population)
Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz. European style 2-pin plugs
Climate: Maritime/Continental. Average temperature in July is +16°C, in January is -2.5°C