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)
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