The Bulgarian dermatological society has organized 17 national conferences and 7 national congresses with international participation.
The Bulgarian dermatological society organizes many other events and international forums. A summit in the development and the international recognition of the Bulgarian dermatological school was the 3rd International Spring Symposium of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, which was held from 19th to 22nd May 2005 in Sofia. There were about 1600 participants from more than 62 countries. It is the first medical forum of such rank held in Bulgaria.
Since 1992, following the initiative of Prof. Assen Dourmishev, the Bulgarian dermatological society has been organizing annually the “Sofia Dermatological Days”. In the same year the Bulgarian dermatological society established award named on Prof. Bogomil Beron for achievements in the dermatological science. Through the years the Bulgarian dermatology developed mainly under the influence of the German and the French dermatology Almost all of their great representatives were guest-lecturers of the society. In 1923 Prof. Rhiele from Leipzig came to Bulgaria at the invitation of Prof. Bogomil Beron. Later on Bulgaria was visited by Prof. Gottron (Berlin), Prof. Stutgen (Berlin), Prof. Weber and Prof. Steigleder (Cologne), Prof. Kocken (Hamburg), Prof. Haustein (Leipzig), Prof. Bart (Dresden), Prof. Tronnier, Prof. Shubert (Erfurt), Prof. Garbe (Berlin), Prof. Ruzicka (Dusseldorf), Prof. Petzold (Heidelberg), Prof. Eisner (Jena), Prof. Wassilew (Krefeld), Prof. Orfanos (Berlin), Prof. Geilen (Berlin), Prof. Sterry (Berlin).
The Bulgarian dermatological society maintains close relations with the dermatological societies in Europe and in the world. Traditional and friendly are those with the Swiss dermatological society. Prof. Burg (Zurich), Prof. Dummer (Zurich), Prof. Trbeb (Zurich), Prof. Wbtrich (Zurich), Prof. Panizzon (Lozane) all were guests of the Bulgarian dermatological society. In the meantime many Bulgarian dermatologists have specialized in the department of dermatology in Zurich. Guests of the Bulgarian dermatological society were all former presidents of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) – Prof D. Stratigos (Athens), Prof. Jean-Paul Ortonne (Nice) – present editor of the journal of EADV, Prof. Martin Black (London), Prof. Jean Saurat (Geneva), Prof. Johannes Ring (Berlin) – present president of EADV, Prof. A. Gianetti (Italy), and general secretaries of EADV such as Prof. Andreas Katsambas (Athens), Prof. Sergio Chimenti (Rome), Prof. Torello Lotti (Florence), Dr. Frank Powell (Ireland), Prof. Joseph Pace (Malta) – present general secretary of EADV. There is fruitful collaboration with the Eastern European dermatological societies and their leaders Prof. Attila Horvath (Hungary), Prof. Dan Forsea (Romania), Dr. Anna Gorkiewicz-Petkov (Poland) and many others. It should be mentioned that on the occasion of the 3-rd International Spring Symposium of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology held in May 2005 in Sofia all members of the executive board of the Academy and all world outstanding dermatologists were welcomed in Sofia.
The Bulgarian dermatological society has its own official – “Dermatology and Venereology” journal, which have been issued regularly since 1963.Read More»