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Andris Rubins

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Excellence’s

It is a great honor and privilege to hold the 13th Congress of Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists (BADV) in Riga, Latvia, July 21-23, 2016.

25 years from now in 1991 the three Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – regained their independence and Baltic dermatologists started to gather under the umbrella of BADV. This year Baltic dermatology celebrates its 25th Anniversary. This is a time for us to look back and remember, and to look forward and continue. There have been many achievements in the Baltic dermatology and there have been achievements in the World dermatology. There are many things we have changed our specialty dramatically – innovations and discoveries. Unfortunately, there still remains at least one large problem – neglect and stigmatization of dermatology and venerology at the top governmental levels. This affects not only the Baltics, but many countries in the World. Here we encounter on of the severest forms of discrimination – discrimination by skin. Skin color does not matter – just the skin. This means, that if the only organ affected by disease is skin – then governments see it as a minor problem – and the patient and doctor are left on their own. Due to this discrimination – discrimination by skin – many our patients do not have access to the proper skin-health-care. In most Baltic countries governmental investments in public dermatology and skin research are still miserable. I am sure many of you have asked yourself this questions: “Why do our democratic governments discriminate our specialty and patients? Aren’t they aware, that skin is vital for health, general well-being and economic activity? Isn’t that important, that 10 % of patients in adult population and up to 25% in pediatric are dermatological?”

I hope the next 25 years will be the years of profound recognition of our specialty at all levels. Recognition of dermatology as a vital specialty for human health and medicine.

The first steps towards full recognition and development of dermatovenerology at a new level will be initiated at the 13th BADV Congress in Riga. What they will be? Please come and see!

Human health and skin health – is one health!

You are kindly welcome to the 13th Congress of BADV, Riga, Latvia!

Andris Rubins, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman
Department of Dermatovenerology University of Latvia
President of Latvian and Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists,
President of the 13th BADV Congress

General Information

Date: July 21-23, 2016

University of Latvia,
Raina Boulevard 19,
Riga, Latvia,

Official language: English

Certificate of attendance

A Certificate of attendance will be available at the Registration desk on request.


A commercial and technical exhibition will take place in the University of Latvia, Riga bulv. Raina 19 21-22 July, 2016.

Poster exhibition

Poster exhibition will take place in the Hall Magna University of Latvia, July 21-23, 2016

Registration Fees

Category Until 31st of March, 2016 Until 31st of May, 2016 Until 10th of July, 2016 After 10th of July, 2016
Registration fee for BADV members 100 € 150 € 200 € 250 €
Registration fee for non-members 150 € 250 € 300 € 350 €
Accompanying person 75 € 100 € 100 € 100 €

Delegates Registration fee includes

  • Attendance to all scientific sessions
  • Scientific documentation and a Congress bag
  • Admission to the Opening Ceremony and the Get-Together Party
  • Admission to Exhibition
  • Coffee Breaks during the Congress
  • Certificate of Attendance

Accompanying Person Registration fee includes

  • Admission to the Opening Ceremony and the Get-Together Party
  • Admission to Exhibition

Congress Secretariat:
BADV Headquarters,
Perses street 14-3, Riga, LV-1011, Latvia
phone 00371 26222604, fax 00371 67361615
e-mail: info@badv2016riga.org

Payment modalities:
BADV, Reg.No: 40008083072
Bank: A/S Swedbank, BIC/SWIFT HABALV22
Account No.: LV76HABA0551007653598
Bank address: Balasta dambis 1a, Riga, Latvia, LV-1048


Congress president

Prof. Dr. Hab. Med. Andris RUBINS (Latvia)
President of Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists

Scientific committee members

  • Uladzimir ADASKEVICH (Belarus)
  • Evelina BUINAVSKAITE (Lithuania)
  • Kylli KINGO Estonia)
  • Chung Hong HU (Taiwan)
  • Silvestrs RUBINS (Latvia)
  • Skaidra VALIKUEVICIENE (Lithuania)
  • Franco RONGIOLETTI (Italy)
  • Thomas KRIEG (Germany)

Proposed invited speakers

  • Uladzimir ADASKEVICH (Belarus)
  • Evelina BUINAUSKAITE (Lithuania)
  • Chung Hong HU (Taiwan)
  • Arieh INGBER (Israel)
  • Kulli KINGO (Estonia)
  • Silvestrs RUBINS (Latvia)
  • Skaidra VALIUKEVICIENE (Lithuania)
  • Henry W. LIM (USA)
  • Alex zur HAUSEN (The Netherlands)
  • Peter van de KERKHOF (The Netherlands)
  • Nikolay TSANKOV (Bulgaria)
  • Denis ZASLAVSKY (Russia)
  • Ertugrul H. AIDEMIR (Turkey)
  • Franco RONGIOLETTI (Italy)
  • Thomas KRIEG (Germany)
  • Gregor JEMEC (Denmark)
  • Igor BARTENJEV (Slovenia)
  • Ilze JAKOBSONE (Latvia)
  • Jianzhong ZHANG (China)
  • Ellen MOONEY (Iceland)
  • Peter KOHL (Germany)
  • Marcis SEPTE (Latvia)
  • Saulius CAPLINSKAS (Lithuania)
  • Ercan ARCA (Turkey)
  • Caius SOLOVAN (Romania)

Proposed program

Thursday, July 21, 2016

8:00–18:00 Registration
9:00–12:30 Workshops (for those who have registered) (Auditorium #1)

Unigue innovative nonablative surgical treatment with plasma generating device
Ingrida RITINA

Patch tests
Silvestrs RUBINS (Riga, Latvia)

Lesions on the black skin: what is your diagnosis and why?
Evelina BUINAUSKAITE (Lithuania)

Topical treatment
Ertugrul H.AYDEMIR (Ancara, Turkey)

10:30–12:30 Case Reports / Free comunications (Small hall)

Marina Kulikova
Clinical and histopathological characterisation of cutaneous melanoma in Latvia during two periods — 1989–2006 and 2007–2015: a clinic based study

Evita Jakusonoka
Dermatoscopic image analysis precision between the Latvian dermatologists

Jelena Moisejenko-Golubovica
Aggressive and neglected basal cell carcinoma

Linda Kapteine
Dermatologists role treating venous malformation

Zane Stamere
Psoriasis severty assessment differences between the patient and doctor

Liene Salmina
The role of diet in acne vulgaris from female patient’s perspective

Diana Plise
Antioxidant significance of maintaining the healthy skin

Marina Losevich
Difficulties in treatment of fatal neurosyphilis

Irma Caplinskiene
Sexually transmitted infections trends (2010-2014) among Lithuanian youth

Ana Ramsak
Perianal Bowen’s disease; diverse clinical presentation leads to delays in diagnosis

Astrida Krakopa
Clopidogrel cross-reactivity-induced erythroderma following drug-eluting-stenting or allergic Reaction to stent metal?

12:30–13:00 Coffee break
13:00–14:30 Symposium. Practical dermatology (Big hall)

Uladzimir Adaskevich (Belarus)
Topical flavonoids-based cream in treatment of rosacea

Alena Soha (Latvia)
Rosacea Fulminans in a patient with Diabetes Mellitus

Igor Bartenjev (Slovenia)
Dermatosurgery in daily dermatological practice

Ilze Jakobsone (Latvia)
Dry and itch skin- therapy

Ercan Arca (Turkey)
Dermatoscopy of BBC

15:00–17:00 Plenary Lectures

Jianzhong Zhang (China)
AD-like GVHD: a distinct form of chronic cutaneous GVHD

Axel zur Hausen (The Netherlands)
The cellular origin of Merkel cell carcinoma and its implication for novel treatment option

Franco Rongioletti, Caterina Ferreli (Italy)
Update on cutaneous manifestations of lupus erythematosus: the eye of dermatologist

Silvestrs Rubins (Latvia)
Alergic Contactdermatitis - Diagnostic

Ertugrul H. Aydemir (Turkey)
Psychocutaneous diseases at children

Uladzimir Adaskevich (Belarus)
Combined therapy of vitiligo patients: narrowband UVB 311 nm plus topical antioxidant

17:15–18:00 Opening Ceremony
18:00–18:45 Opening Lectures

Henry W. Lim (USA)
What’s new in photoprotection?

Andris Rubins (Latvia)
BADV — 25 years history

18:45–20:45 Welcome reception

Friday, July 22, 2016

8:00–18:00 Registration
8:30–10:30 Case Reports / Free comunications (Big hall)

Tatjana Sidorcika (Latvia)
Psoriatic arthritis subclinical detection and US screening protocol development patients with psoriatic onychopathy. Pilot prospective study

Anastasija Sangirejeva
Non Hodgkin's lymphoma with cutaneous involvement in AIDS patient

Alise Balcere
Phymatous rosacea: a case report

Ilona Subotinaite (Lithuania)
Lichen planus verrucosus in association with vitiligo

Anita Abelite
Haemosiderotic dermatofibroma or melanoma?

Barbora Rugeviciute (Lithuania)
Therapeutic Effects of Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2% / Tretinoin 0.025% Gel for Acne Vulgaris

Inga Zemite (Latvia)
Cases in trichology — what is your diagnosis?

Anna Berzina (Latvia)
Skin lesions on the back of the trunk- pitfall site

Ieva Saulite (Latvia)
Innate immunity characteristics in psoriasis affected and healthy nails

Marcis Šepte (Latvia)
What is your diagnosis?

10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–13:00 Plenary Lectures (Big hall)

Arieh Ingber (Israel)
What's new in contact dermatitis?

Thomas Krieg (Germany)
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) — classification and therapy

Ellen Mooney (Iceland)
Virtual dermatopathology: Diagnostic and Teaching Tool of the 21st Century

Külli Kingo (Estonia)
Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERVs) in psoriasis

Skaidra Valiukeviciene (Lithuania)
Perioral dermatitis: what's new

Gregor Jemec (Denmark)
Optical Coherence Tomography in Dermatology

13:00–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–16:00 Plenary Lectures (Big hall)

Evelina Buinauskaite (Lithuania)
Actinic Keratosis: what’s new

Chung–Hong Hu (Taiwan)
Sweet Syndrome revisited

Nikolay Tsankov (Bulgaria)
Skin in Antarctica

Igor Bartenjev (Slovenia)
Antiageing techniques and aproaches in daily dermatological practice

Helgi Silm (Estonia)
What is new in diagnosis and treatment of congenital syphilis

Eriks Jakobsons (Latvia)
Authologous artificial skin transplant production development

16:00–16:30 Coffee break
16:30–18:30 Plenary Lectures

Peter K. Kohl (Germany)
Giant congenital nevus of the back

Peter van de Kerkhof (The Netherlands)
Psoriasis state of the art and future possibilities

Saulius Čaplinskas (Lithuania)
New challenges for health sector response to HIV (perspective from Lithuania)

Calius Solovan (Romania)
Lesons learned from Mucosal Melanoma

Denis Zaslavsky (Russia)
Congenital syphilis: difficulties in diagnosis and treatment

Stephen Chu-Sung Hu (Taiwan)
Involvement of chemokine receptors in the pathogenesis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

18:30–19:00 Closing ceremony and awards to 3 young doctors
20:00–23:00 Congress Dinner
Latvian style restaurant “Lido” (Krasta street 76)
Bus from hotel Roma will leave at 19.30 (for those with invitations or tickets)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

9:00–11:00 Workshops (for those who have registered)

Unigue innovative nonablative surgical treatment with plasma generating device
Ingrida RITINA

Patch tests
Silvestrs RUBINS (Riga, Latvia)


ABSTRACT STRUCTURE any of 3 types of abstracts can be selected:

  • A) Title, Author(s), Introduction, Aim(s)/Objective(s), Materials/Methods, Results, Conclusions;
  • B) Title, Author(s), Aim(s), Method(s), Results, Conclusions;
  • C) Title, Author(s), Introduction, Conclusions.

A and B is preferable for studies, C – for overviews. Abstracts shall contain only textual information without figures, photos, tables, references. Abbreviations must be explained.



TOPICS: Abstract topics can be freely selected from dermatology, medicine, surgery, medical science.

SUBMISSION ADDRESS: abstracts@badv2016riga.org

FILE FORMAT: Microsoft Word, PDF


Social events

Welcome reception

The Welcome reception is scheduled for Thursday evening at 19:00, July 21. The Welcome reception will be held in the Congress Venue of the University of Latvia.

Congress Dinner

Congress Dinner will be held on Friday, July 22. The dinner will be held in restaurant “Lido”, Krasta Street 76. Entry fee for the dinner is 70€ per person.


  • Unigue innovative nonablative surgical treatment with plasma generating device
  • Patch tests
  • Lesions on the black skin: what is your diagnosis and why?
  • Topical treatment

Fee for one workshop — 40 EUR (person)

Exhibition and Sponsorship

A commercial and technical exhibition will take place in the Congress Centre of the University of Latvia on the 21st and 22nd of July. Companies, willing to take part in the exhibition or to sponsor the Congress events, please contact Congress Secretariat info@badv2016riga.org or arubins@apollo.lv and you will receive Sponsorship prospectus.