Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the organising committee, it is my great honour to welcome you to the 17th Congress of the Baltic Association of Dermatovenereologists (BADV), which will be held on 17-19 September 2021 in Kaunas, Lithuania. 

The BADV Congress has become a nice tradition of bringing together the dermatovenereologists from the three Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Every year, more and more international leading experts and colleagues from other countries become active participants of this Congress.

We are pleased to hold this traditional Congress in which we will discuss the hottest topics in dermatology and venereology, share clinical experiences, and establish long-term international collaboration. Clinical dermatology and venereology are undergoing rapid changes in terms of diagnostics and treatment. The 17th BADV Congress will continue to serve as a good medium for updating most recent technologies and treatment options of various medical conditions for delivering optimal care to patients. The Congress also fosters the exchange of new research data with academic dermatologists, sharing your successful experiences with colleagues.

Since the 14th century, Kaunas has been known as the old historic town of the Hanseatic League, a waterway trading union. It is the second-largest city of Lithuania that became the provisional capital of Lithuania for 20 years during the Interwar period. Cultural characteristics and vibrant city life offer a great platform for many activities around the Congress and will make your participation a memorable event.

Experience a new destination, come to Kaunas in 2021, and enjoy the Congress as well as Lithuanian autumn colours.


Congress President
Prof. Skaidra Valiukeviciene





Agne Bubilaite
Marius Domeika
Paulina Gruselionyte
Vaiva Jariene
Vesta Kucinskiene
Jokubas Liutkus
Arunas Petkevicius
Daiva Staniene
Vilte Velickaite


Assoc. Prof. Ruta Ganceviciene (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Assoc. Prof. Jurate Grigaitiene (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Assoc. Prof. Vesta Kucinskiene (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Prof. Angelo Valerio Marzano (Milan, Italy)
Prof. Andris Rubins (Riga, Latvia)
Assoc. Prof. Silvestrs Rubins (Riga, Latvia)
Prof. Skaidra Valiukeviciene (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Prof. Christos C. Zouboulis (Dessau, Germany)





The Congress will be held in the Radisson Hotel Kaunas Conference Center.

4 plus star Radisson Hotel Kaunas is located in Kaunas, 185 m from the Laisvės Alėja, which features numerous cafés and restaurants, and 1 km from the the Akropolis Shopping and Leisure Centre.

K. Donelaičio str. 27, Kaunas, Lithuania




Lithuania is easily accessible via various modes of transport. The infrastructure here is well developed, moreover, the country is not large and it is easy and convenient to travel between the major cities. The airports are typically 15–20 min. drive from the city center and the local and international bus network is extensive.


There are three international airports in Lithuania that connect the country with a number of European capital cities and some major international air travel hubs outside of Europe.

Vilnius International Airport (VNO)
Kaunas International Airport (KUN)
Palanga International Airport (PLQ)

Most airlines arrive at Vilnius International Airport, the main airport of Lithuania. Kaunas International Airport receives mostly low cost airlines, such as Ryanair. Palanga International Airport, located near the seaside resort of Palanga, mostly offers short and mid-range routes to destinations in Europe. This airport is the smallest in the country and is a convenient gateway to western Lithuania, the beach resorts and the seaport of Klaipėda.

Getting to Kaunas city from Vilnius International Airport

Kaunas can easily be reached by public transport:
- by bus
It is one connection journey. Buses are located outside the Arrival Hall. Tickets can be bought from the driver. First you have to reach Vilnius Bus station then take a bus to Kaunas Bus station.
- by train
It is one connection journey. A special train runs between Vilnius International airport and Vilnius Railway station on a regular basis. The airport train station is located directly in front of the airport. Tickets are sold on board. After you reach Vilnius Railway station take a train to Kaunas Railway station.

Getting to Kaunas city from Kaunas International Airport

Kaunas can easily be reached by bus no. 29, which goes from Kaunas International Airport straight to the city centre. Buses are located outside the Arrival Hall. Tickets can be bought from the driver for 1 Eur. The bus runs once or twice every hour, the ride takes about 45 min.


A number of large international bus companies with an extensive route network operate in Lithuania. There are frequent bus connections with most European capitals and some other large cities from the main Lithuanian cities - Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda.


Coming to Lithuania by bus is an easy and convenient option. Bus is also a good choice for visiting neighboring countries, Riga-Vilnius connection being particularly popular with several daily departures.


International railway lines connect the capital city Vilnius to Moscow (Russia), Minsk (Belarus) and Kaliningrad (Russia). Vilnius Train Station is conveniently connected to Vilnius International Airport by a special railway shuttle line.



Kaunas is served by highway E67 running from Helsinki to Prague via Tallin, Riga, Warsaw. Kaunas also is linked to Vilnius to it's east and to Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea via the A1 motorway. There is no highway toll fee in Lithuania.


Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania with about 300 thousand population. Kaunas is located in the central part of Lithuania on the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers – Nemunas and Neris. Kaunas is located 100 kilometres from the capital Vilnius and 212 kilometres from the country's major seaport Klaipeda.

Kaunas is an attractive centre of business and industry as well as science, studies and culture. Famous music, dance, visual art festivals and exceptional projects are held in Kaunas. It is the provisional capital of Lithuania, famous for its colourful history, cosy parks, remarkable and wonderful Old Town and interwar spirit. Visit KAUNAS


Kaunas Old Town located to the east of the confluence of the rivers, occupies 144 hectares. There are a lot of surviving Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, especially in the western part of the Old Town. Many notable buildings and facilities are located in the Old Town, such as the Kaunas Town Hall, the Kaunas Castle and the Historical Presidential Palace, gothic House of Perkunas, Kaunas Cathedral, the Church of St. Gertrude, Vytautas' church and many other churches.
Vilnius street is the most beautiful street of the Old Town, meant for pedestrians. Some buildings have survived from the 16th century, some of which have been reconstructed. Even the unique telephone booths are a clear indication that you are walking along the street, which connects the old and the new parts of the city.


George Maciunas name square in Kaunas. Probably Everyone of you have heard of FLUXUS. The founder of this movement is George Maciunas and he was born in our city.
Kaunas is a great cultural centre. Kaunas has 7 professional and 10 amateur theatres, 20 folklore ensembles and various other arts and sports groups. The main state theatres in Kaunas are the Musical Theatre, the National Drama Theatre, and the Puppet Theatre. Kaunas State Musical Theatre palace on the central street of Kaunas was built in 1892. The city is also a home to the modern dance theatre Aura, Kaunas pantomime theatre, the Little Theatre, the Chamber Theatre, Kaunas State Choir and Kaunas Symphony Orchestra. Visit the M.K.Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.


According to The Guardian, Kaunas is a surprising hotspot for art deco. In 2015 Kaunas was granted the sign of European heritage and included into the list of UNESCO design cities. Nowadays – this is an exceptional inheritance, witnessing the golden period of flourishment of the city, when Kaunas as a historical capital of Lithuania developed its modernistic architecture in parallel with other European cities. 
In Lithuania, modernistic architecture developed into its own specific form and is therefore called the Kaunas school of architecture.
Do not miss a chance to visit the most important objects in the interwar period – Kaunas Garrison Officer's Club, Christ's Resurrection Church, Vytautas the Great War Museum and many more.


The name of Kaunas is inseparable from the legendary basketball team ZALGIRIS and its star Arvydas Sabonis. Go to a basketball game if there is one when you come to Kaunas. Even if you are not a basketball lover, you will have a wonderful experience there. The atmosphere is incredible. Basketball is of an exceptional importance for Lithuanian people. The basketball club ZALGIRIS from Kaunas is the oldest and the most successful men's basketball club in Lithuania. Arvydas Sabonis, the brightest basketball star in Lithuania, played for ZALGIRIS team. The first official basketball game in Kaunas was held in 1922. Kaunas Sports Hall was built in 1939. In this arena in 1939, Lithuanian men's basketball team won the gold medal at the FIBA European Championship for the second time.


Lithuania is an unique country – green and flat land in the north of Europe, ashore the Baltic Sea. It is one of the three Baltic countries. The capital of Lithuania – Vilnius has always been a multinational, multilingual, and multicultural European city. 

Lithuania is referred to as the Centre of Europe by its cultural criteria. There is a lot of beautiful and pristine nature, fascinating cities, clean air, security, friendly people, eventful, and pulsating cultural life in Lithuania. 

The country has preserved many pagan and folk traditions that are still alive in villages. On the other hand, big cities are rich with vibrant cultural life and endless entertainment opportunities. There are numerous museums that have accumulated huge collections, national and private art galleries, the never-ending buzz of theatre and music halls, fascinating nightlife, a variety of entertainment options and sports events.

Total area: 65,300 sq. km or 25,174 sq. miles
Population: 2 793 694
Language: Lithuanian
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT + 2 hours
International telephone code: +370
Geographical location: The Republic of Lithuania lies on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea        


Neighbour countries: Latvia, Russia, Poland and Belarus
Government: Democratic Republic
Ethnicity: Lithuanian – 84.2%, Polish – 6.6%, Russian – 5.8%, Belarusian – 1.2%, Ukrainians – 0.5%, Other – 1.7%
Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic (approximately 77.2% of the total population)
Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz. European style 2-pin plugs
Climate: Maritime/Continental. Average temperature in July is +16°C, in January is -2.5°C