The Vth ISPAD/VAPES Conference “DIABETES AND RARE DISEASES” will take place on 11-13 April 2019, Albena resort near Varna, Bulgaria

After the success of the previous 4 ISPAD/VAPES meetings (2011 to 2017), local organizers (Varna Pediatric Endocrine Society, VAPES) aim to attract any interested pediatric endocrinologists, pediatricians, postgraduate trainees, medical students and nurses in 2019.

The chosen topics concentrate on different aspects of diabetes in children and adolescents, with a special emphasis on new technologies, as well as the contemporary emphasis on rare diabetes and other rare endocrine diseases. Our distinguished speakers are Tadej Battelino, Irene Netchine, Paul Thornton, Senthil Senniappan, Marek Niedziela, Matthew Johnson, Anya Rothenbuhler, Noah Gruber and others. Lay public lecture is organized for the Silver-Russell and Prader-Willi patients. The always present and very beneficial for participants live ESPE e-learning will be lead by Danielle van der Kaay from The Netherlands. The program is posted separately.


Registration fees (in BGN#):
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Full participation, paid before 01.03.2017 100 BGN 50 BGN 25 BGN 25 BGN
Paid after 01.03.2017 or on place 160 BGN 50 BGN 50 BGN 50 BGN
#Fees can be paid in Euro according to the official daily bank exchange rate.
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Paid registration includes attendance of all lectures, symposia and MTE sessions, as well as meeting materials, welcome reception, coffee breaks, and 2 lunches. Dinner on April 12th is by invitation only. 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 oral or poster sessions, must be written in English (Times New Roman, 12 pt), up to 250 words in length. Please write the names of all authors as well as their affiliations, and up to 3 key words at the end of the abstract. Also, please mark your presentation preference – oral or poster, and send the abstract to the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The abstracts will be printed in a Supplement of Scripta Scientifica Medica journal, with free Internet access. Dead-line for abstract submission – 05 March 2019. Notification of first authors – 20 March 2019.

THE VENUE. “Albena” Resort is situated near Varna - 30 km away from Varna airport. Pick-ups from the airport will be organised. The 4-star “Flamingo Grand” hotel is offering nice atmosphere, excellent service and prices from 50 Euro per single room per night, incl. breakfast.

Local organiser is ExpressTravel (Ms Julieta Nazaryan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For further enquiries and details, please look at

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