Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In less than 2 weeks, the VIIIth Regional Scientific-Practical Conference “DERMATOLOGICAL COMPASS” will start, organized by the Southeast Branch of Stara Zagora. The event will take place at the International Congress Center, Burgas, from June 13th to June 16th, 2024, under the patronage of the Rector of the Trakia University in Stara Zagora and the Mayor of Burgas.

Our scientific program is completed, and you can familiarize yourself with it on the page of the Bulgarian Dermatological Society and the event’s organizer – Dermatology Association Stara Zagora – /

We will have the pleasure to host 15 foreign lecturers, world-renowned experts in dermatology, dermatosurgery, phlebology, and oncodermatology from Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, Poland, Macedonia, and Serbia, as well as our leading dermatologists. In the spirit of a multidisciplinary approach and teamwork, we have invited Bulgarian surgeons who will present their experience in the surgical treatment of suppurative hidradenitis and pilonidal disease.

Traditionally, this conference will provide an opportunity for practical training in dermatoscopy and dermatosurgery with certification. The intensive dermatosurgery course will be led for the 3rd time by the team of Prof. Peter Kol from Berlin, along with two other dermatosurgeons from Berlin, together with an expert vascular dermatologist from Vienna and a Bulgarian team from the Dermatology Clinic of Acibadem Tokuda Hospital and the Clinic in Stara Zagora. The theoretical part of the course will be available to all conference participants. The practical part of the course will provide training in surgical techniques on pig skin for beginners and advanced practitioners, with only colleagues who have paid the additional fee for the practical course being included in this part. The course will be certified by Trakia University according to the requirements of the Bulgarian Dermatological Society as additional qualification, as well as by the Bulgarian Dermatological Society. Due to high interest, registration will be closed upon reaching the specified number of participants.

We hope to restore the traditions of the German-Bulgarian Dermatological Society in the spirit of meetings with leading scientists, exchange of knowledge, and training of young dermatologists.

Our partners from the pharmaceutical industry have prepared interesting symposiums, presentations, and meetings with colleagues in convenient halls for scientific discussions and information.

We are confident that we will surpass the great success of our previous conference, as we have planned a rich Network program. The attendees of the conference will experience the warmest hospitality, music, and seaside sunsets in an atmosphere of harmony and understanding.

The Clinic of Skin and Venereal Diseases at the University Hospital in Stara Zagora celebrates its 30th anniversary. The organizing team of the conference is looking forward to celebrating the clinic’s birthday together with you!

We look forward to welcoming you in sunny Burgas!

Prof. Dr. Evgeniya Hristakieva, MD
Chair of the Organizing Committee