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Outstanding Specialists in Neurology from Bulgaria and Abroad Took Part at the National Congress on Neurology

The 14th National Congress on Neurology with international participation, organized by the Bulgarian Society of Neurology was held from 7th to 10th May at Golden Sands Resort near Varna. During the forum, leading experts from the USA, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey discussed current issues related to the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in neurodegenerative (Alzheimer's disease, Pompe disease), cerebrovascular and autoimmune diseases (Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis), epilepsy, pain syndromes, rare hereditary diseases (Pompe, Niemann-Pick diseases) and others.
The head of the First Clinic of Neurology at "St. Marina" University Hospital-Varna Prof. Dr. Ara Kaprelyan delivered a lecture, entitled "Application of Positron Emission Tomography in Movement Disorders Diagnosis". Moreover, a special session on nursing care for people with neurological disorders, entitled "Traditions and Innovations in Health Care in Neurology" was held for the second consecutive year. During the session reports on modern multiple sclerosis therapy were conducted by the head-nurse Violeta Staneva ("Betaconnect - Easy, Convenient and Quality Way of Life for Our Patients") and Prof. Dr. Kaprelyan ("Effectiveness of MS Therapy - Traditional and New Performance Evaluation Indicators").

There were also discussions on the results of the studies presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (18 - 25 April, Washington), where MU-Varna and "St. Marina" University Hospital-Varna were represented by the head of the First Clinic of Neurology.

One of the most distinguished Italian neurologists and acknowledged European expert in the field of Parkinson's disease Prof. Angelo Antonini, Director of the Parkinson Department at the Institute of Neurology San Camillo in Venice, put the stress on the possibilities for modern therapy of late Parkinson's disease.

Furthermore, the results of the latest consensus of the Bulgarian Society of Neurology, rendering clear and accurate diagnostic algorithm for patients and the organization of their therapy, were presented within the programme of the 14th National Congress on Neurology. The General Assembly meeting of Bulgarian Society of Neurology was also held during the congress, which elected a new Management Board.