Медицински университет - Варна
Проф. д-р Параскев Стоянов

За нас

First Varna Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

symposium and workshop

September 26, 2020

Varna / Bulgaria; Pecs / Hungary; Freiburg / Germany; Novosibirsk / Russia

Supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria via the National Programme "European Research Networks"



Prof. Y. Enchev, MD, PhD, DSc, MHA, FRCS(Eng)

Head, Department of Neurosurgery and ENT,

Medical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria

Head, Clinic of Neurosurgery, University Hospital "St. Marina", Varna, Bulgaria

Vice President, Bulgarian Society of Neurosurgery


Prof. S. Andonova, MD, PhD, DSc,

Director, University Hospital "St. Marina", Varna, Bulgaria

Department of Neurology, Medical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria

Head, 2nd Clinic of Neurology, University Hospital "St. Marina", Varna, Bulgaria

Prof. A. Kaprelyan, MD, PhD, DrMedSi,

Head, Department of Neurology, Medical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria

Head, 1st Clinic of Neurology, University Hospital “St. Marina”, Varna, Bulgaria

Prof. Anton Tonchev, MD, PhD, DSc,

Director, Research Institute of the Medical University of Varna

Head, Department of Anatomy, Medical University of Varna


Prof. Y. Enchev, Varna, Bulgaria - Chairman, 1st Varna DBS Symposium

Prof. I. Balas, Pecs, Hungary

Prof. N. Kovacs, Pecs, Hungary

Prof. V. Coenen, Freiburg, Germany

Dr. N. Denisova, Novosibirsk, Russia

Dr. M. Tsalta-Mladenov, Varna, Bulgaria


8.55-9.00 Opening remarks (Prof. Y. Enchev- Chairman, DBS Symposium)

9.00 DBS for Parkinson's disease: Surgical technique, summary of guidelines and local experiences in Pecs, Hungary (Prof. I. Balas, Pecs, Hungary)

9.20The basic stereotactic technique and modern imaging strategies (Prof. V. Coenen, Freiburg, Germany)

9.40 Deep brain stimulation can preserve working status in Parkinson's disease (Prof. N. Kovacs, Pecs, Hungary)

10.00Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's disease – Patient Selection and Initial Experience in Varna, Bulgaria (Dr. M. Tsalta-Mladenov, Varna, Bulgaria)

10.20Complications after DBS surgery (Dr. N. Denisova, Novosibirsk, Russia)

10.40 Virtual Coffee Break

11.00Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's disease –Initial Neurosurgical Experience in Varna, Bulgaria (Prof. Y. Enchev, Varna, Bulgaria)

11.20Deep Brain Stimulation and the neurocircuitry of depression (Prof. V. Coenen, Freiburg, Germany)

11.40Long-term outcome of Gpi DBS for dystonias, a single-center study in Pecs, Hungary, experiences of 60 cases, and review of literature (Prof. I. Balas, Pecs, Hungary)

12.00DBS in dystonia, interesting clinical cases (Dr. N. Denisova, Novosibirsk, Russia)

12.20The impact of "old" and "new" deep brain stimulation techniques on the treatment of drug-resistant movement disorders (Prof. N. Kovacs, Pecs, Hungary)

12.40 Closing remarks (All faculties)