The IVth ISPAD Postgraduate Course and Conference “CHANGING DIABETES” will take place on 20-22 April 2017, in Varna, Bulgaria.

After the success of the Ist, IInd and IIIrd ISPAD Postgraduate Courses (2011, 2013&2015), local organizers (Varna Pediatric Endocrine Society, VAPES) aim to attract any interested pediatric endocrinologists, pediatricians, postgraduate trainees, medical students and nurses in 2017.

The chosen topics concentrate on aspects of current achievements and expectations in the field of the daily management of diabetes and rare endocrine diseases in children and adolescents, with a special emphasis on new technologies enabling health and societal challenges. Our distinguished speakers are Franco Chiarelli, Faisal Ahmed, Orit Pinhas-Hamiel, Henk Veeze, Kevin Colclough, Annemieke Boot, Simone von Sengbusch and others. Poster session is organized with the possibility to discuss own research with colleagues. Three MTE sessions are planned, with the possibility that everybody takes part. A lecture to the lay public devoted to new frontiers in diabetes management will be delivered.

The pre-final program is posted separately, as well as registration and accommodation.

Registration fees (in Euros):



Fellow in training*

Medical student


Full participation, paid before 01.03.2017



Free of charge

Free of charge

Paid after 01.03.2017 or on place





*Verified with a letter from supervisor/Head of department

Paid registration includes attendance of all lectures, symposia and MTE sessions, as well as meeting materials, welcome party, coffee breaks, 2 lunches and dinner. Please, follow us at Members of the BNSDE ( will be entitled to reduction of the accommodation fees.

Abstracts of participants, interested to take part in the poster session, should be sent by e-mail to Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите. or Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите.. Abstracts must be written in English, up to 200 words (Times New Roman, 12 pt). They will be printed in a Supplement of Scripta Scientifica Medica journal, with free Internet access.

Dead-line for abstract submission – 01 March 2017. Notification of first authors – 10 March 2017.

THE VENUE. “Golden Sands” Resort is situated near Varna - 12 km away from the city centre. The 4-star “Kaliakra” and 5-star “Admiral” hotels are offering nice atmosphere, excellent service and unbeatable prices of 46 to 50 Euro per single room per night, incl. breakfast.

Registration, accommodation and abstract submission details could be found at Local organiser’s assistant is Express Travel (Mrs Julieta Nazaryan, Този имейл адрес е защитен от спам ботове. Трябва да имате пусната JavaScript поддръжка, за да го видите.).

Sponsors: Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Medtronic, Berlin-Chemie, Sandoz, RSR, and others.