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Work experience

2019 - Present

Acting Assistant

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Venereology

2017 - Present

Certified dermatovenereologist

Derma Clinic Riga, Ltd.

2015 - Present

Acting Assistant

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectology and Dermatology

2015 - 2017

Resident dermatologist

SIA “Derma Clinic Riga”

Education and training

2014 - 2017

Certified dermatovenereologist

The University of Latvia

2017 - 2017

Erasmus+ exchange certificate

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital in Skåne

2016 - 2016

Introduction to Dermoscopy

Cardiff University

2008 - 2014

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

Riga Stradiņš University

Achievements

Lectured study course

Dermatovenerology (Pathology Visualisation, Modern Diagnostics, Therapy Possibilities)

Dermatology

Dermatovenerology

Infectious Diseases

Infectology and Dermatology

Clinical infectious diseases with the Social Work patients, clients with special medical problems

Dermatovenerology (Pathology Visualisation, Modern Diagnostics, Therapy Possibilities)

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

Student research papers​: 5

Reviewed:

Qualification papers: 1

Field of research

  • Actinic keratoses
  • Dermatooncology
  • Dermoscopy
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Acne and rosacea

Memberships

Since year 2017:​

- Member of Latvian Association of Dermatovenereologists;

Since year 2016:

- Member of Latvian Society of Dermatologists;

- Member of European Nail Society;

- Member of European Association of Dermato-Oncology;

Since year 2015:

- Junior member of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology;

Since year 2014:

- Member of International Dermoscopy Society;

2015 - 2016 - Member of Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenereologists.

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

Year 2018:

▪​ Certificate of Presentation in Third Latvian dermatology forum (January 12, Riga, Latvia);

▪​ Certificate of Attendance of Third Latvian dermatology forum (January 12, Riga, Latvia);

Year 2017:

▪​ Certificate of Attendance of 14th Congress of the Baltic Association for Dermatovenerologists (Vilnius, Lithuania);

▪​ Certificate of Attendance of 26th EADV Congress (Geneva, Switzerland);

▪​ Certificate of Attendance of 14th Spring Symposium of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (May 25-28; Brussels, Belgium);

▪​ Certificate of Attendance as a Speaker of Baltic Dermoscopy Forum (April 29, Riga, Latvia);

▪​ Certificate of Attendance of Baltic Dermoscopy Forum (April 29, Riga, Latvia);

▪​ Certificate of Attendance of 6th Conference of the European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (February 8-10, Copenhagen, Denmark);

▪​ Certificate of Presentation in Second Latvian dermatology forum (February 3, Riga, Latvia);

▪​ Certificate of Attendance of Second Latvian dermatology forum (February 3, Riga, Latvia);

Year 2016:

▪​Certificate of Attendance in course "Study methodology and data processing in health care sciences" (12.10.2016. - 14.12.2016., Riga, Latvia);​

▪Certificate of Participation in The First Latvian dermatology forum "21 century Glass mountain in Latvia" (17 November, Riga, Latvia);​

▪​Certificate of Attendance of 25th EADV Congress (Vienna, Austria);

▪​Certificate of Attendance of 16th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin and the 12th Congress of the European Association of Dermato-oncology (August 31 – September 3, Vienna, Austria);

▪​​Certificate of Participation in "Dermatoonkoloģija un ādas veidojumu neinvazīvā diagnostika. Dermatoskopijai Latvijā 20 gadi." (01-02 July, Riga, Latvia);

▪Certificate of Participation in EADV Fostering Resident Course: Summer School: Clinical Research & Epidemiology (13-17 June, Rotterdam, Netherlands);

▪Certificate of Participation in international conference "Dermatovenereology update 2016" (11. June, Klaipeda, Lithuania);

▪Certificate of Attendance of 74th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatologists (Washington, D.C., USA);

▪Certificate of Attendance of 5th Conference of the European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (Berlin, Germany);

▪Certificate of Participation in EADV Fostering Course: Hidradenitis Suppurativa/Acne Inversa (Dessau, Germany);

Year 2015:

▪Certificate of Participation in EADV Fostering Training Course: Advanced STIs (Amsterdam, Netherlands);

▪Certificate of Attendance of 24th EADV Congress (Copenhagen, Denmark);

▪Certificate of Attendance of the 5th EAAD Congress "United for Dermatology" (Riga, Latvia);

▪Certificate of Participation in EADV Fostering Training Course: Acne & Rosacea (Debrecen, Hungary);

▪Certificate of Attendance of Practical Course: Dermatohistopathology (Munich, Germany);

▪Certificate of Attendance of Practical Course: Hands-On Patch Test (Munich, Germany);

▪Certificate of Attendance of Master Class on Rosacea and Acne (Munich, Germany);

▪Certificate of Participation in EADV Fostering Training Course: Laser, IPPL, LED & RF (Trieste, Italy);

▪Certificate of Attendance of 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy (Vienna, Austria);

▪Certificate of Attendance of 12th Spring Symposium of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (Valencia, Spain);

▪Certificates of attendance of monthly meetings of Latvian Association of Dermatovenereologists

Year 2014:

▪Certificate of Presentation in Riga Stradiņš University 63rd Student scientific conference (two scientific works and one case report) (Riga, Latvia);

▪Certificate of Attendance of dermatosurgery training course (16 contact hours, Riga, Latvia);

▪Certificate of Attendance in 23rd EADV Congress "Building Bridges'' (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Year 2013:

▪Certificate of Attendance in 7th Latvian Congress of Doctors (Riga, Latvia);

▪Certificate of Attendance in 11th Congress of the Baltic Association of Dermatovenereologists (Kaunas, Lithuania);

Certificate of Attendance in 2nd International Medical Meeting (Riga, Latvia);

▪Certificate of Attendance in 10th European Academy of Dermatovenereologists Spring Symposium (Krakow, Poland);

▪Certificate of Presentation in 9th Warsaw International Medical Congress for Young Scientists (Warsaw, Poland);

▪Certificate of Presentation in Riga Stradiņš University 62rd Student scientific conference (Riga, Latvia)

Awards and recognitions

  • Michael Hornstein Memorial Scholarship (at 24th EADV Congress);
  • 4th World Congress of Dermoscopy – IDS Travel Grant

Publications

Research articles​​

Prevalence, discontinuation rate, and risk factors for severe local site reactions with topical field treatment options for actinic keratosis of the face and scalp / A.Balcere, M.Rone-Kupfere, I.Cema, A.Krumina // Medicina (Kaunas). - Vol.55, No.4 (2019, Apr.), article No.92, p.1-8. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus. - doi: 10.3390/medicina55040092

Treatment of actinic keratoses facilitates dermatoscopic diagnosis of early basal cell carcinoma : a case report and review / A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Čēma, M.Rone-Kupfere, L.Vīksna, A.Krūmiņa // Case Reports in Dermatology. - Vol.11, No.1 (2019), p.16-22. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus.

Balcere, Alise. Prevalence of actinic keratosis and its associated risk factors in elderly Latvian people / A.Balcere, R.Karls, K.Zabludovska // Collection of Scientific Papers 2015 : Research articles in medicine & pharmacy / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2016. - P.29-34.

Strutojoša hidradenīta/inversās aknes ārstēšana, balstoties uz pierādījumiem un Eiropas strutojoša hidradenīta ārstēšanas vadlīnijām / J.Ķīsis, A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Upeniece ...[u.c.] // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.9 (2016, sept.), 26.-33.lpp.

Karls, Raimonds. Akne policistisko olnīcu sindroma pacientēm / R.Karls, A.Balcere // Doctus. - Nr.10 (2015, okt.), 20.-22.lpp.

Abstracts​​

Clinical, dermatoscopical and histopathological correlation of atypical actinic keratoses / A.Balcere, R.Karls, M.Sperga, M.Rone-Kupfere, I.Čēma, L.Vīksna, A.Krūmiņa // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.426.

Effectiveness and attitude towards daylight-photodynamic therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis / A.Balcere, E.Ozola, I.Čēma, M.Rone Kupfere, A.Krūmiņa // 28th European Academy of Dermatology-Venerology Congress (Madrid, Spain, Oct.9-13, 2019) : [Abstracts]. - Madrid, 2019. - Poster No.P1512, p.98.

Association between sun exposure history and actinic keratosis severity / A.Balcere, M.Rone-Kupfere, I.Čēma, L.Vīksna, A.Krumina // 15th BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress & 7th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress & 18th LDVA (Latvian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress (Riga, Latvia, Oct.4-6, 2018) : Final Program and Abstract Book. - Riga, 2018. - P.18.

Balcere, Alise. Value of skin lesion check-up promotion in social network [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Balcere, R.Karls, E.Jakusonoka // 5th World Congress of Dermoscopy (Thessaloniki, Greece, June 14-16, 2018) [Elektroniskais resurss] : Abstract Book. - Thessaloniki, 2018. - P.110. - Resurss aprakstīts 2019.g. 18.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://docplayer.net/80732015-5-th-world-congress-of-dermo…

Daylight-photodynamic therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis in Latvia / A.Balcere, M.Rone-Kurfere, R.Karls, A.Krūmiņa // International Conference "Dermatology without borders" (Liepāja, Latvia, Aug.16-18, 2018) : Program & Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, Latvijas Dermatovenerologu biedrība. - Liepāja, 2018. - [2.]lpp.

Sun protection habits among actinic keratosis patients / A.Balcere, M.Rone-Kupfere, I.Čēma, L.Vīksna, A.Krumina // 15th BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress & 7th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress & 18th LDVA (Latvian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress (Riga, Latvia, Oct.4-6, 2018) : Final Program and Abstract Book. - Riga, 2018. - P.19.

Actinic keratosis : treatment efficacy and application site reactions / A.Balcere, R.Karls, M.Rone-Kupfere, A.Krumina // 14th Congress of BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) and 2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases (Vilnius, Lithuania,Oct. 4-7, 2017) : [Abstract Book] / Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists. - Vilnius, 2017. - P.32.

Balcere, Alise. Swimmer's itch : case report / A.Balcere, M.Rone-Kupfere, A.Krumina // 14th Congress of BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) and 2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases (Vilnius, Lithuania,Oct. 4-7, 2017) : [Abstract Book] / Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists. - Vilnius, 2017. - P.36.

Dissecting folliculitis : a clinical case and review of literature / A.Balcere, A.Abolins, M.Skudra, N.Gerula // 14th Congress of BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) and 2nd Vilnius Summit on Communicable Diseases (Vilnius, Lithuania,Oct. 4-7, 2017) : [Abstract Book] / Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists. - Vilnius, 2017. - P.27.

Balcere, Alise. Field-directed therapy for actinic keratosis with imiquimod 3,75%. Are side effects predictable? : [abstract] / A.Balcere, R.Karls // Dermatovenereology Update 2016 (Klaipeda, Lithuania, June 10-11, 2016) : Conference Program. - Klaipeda, 2016. - P.48-49.

Balcere, Alise. The prevalence of actinic keratosis and basal cell carcinoma and their association with UV radiation in the elderly Latvian population [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Balcere, R.Karls // Melanoma Research [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.26, e-Suppl.1 (2016, Aug.), p.E61-E62. - Abstracts from the 16th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin & 12th Congress of the European Association of Dermato-Oncology (Vienna, Austria, Aug.31-Sept.3, 2016). - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://journals.lww.com/melanomaresearch/toc/2016/08001. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Dermatoscopic image analysis precision between the Latvian dermatologists / E.Jakušonoka, A.Balcere, R.Karls ...[et al.] // 13th Congress of BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) (Riga, Latvia, July 21-23, 2016) : Final Program and Abstract Book / Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists. - Riga, 2016. - P.46-47.

Phymatous rosacea : a case report / A.Balcere, I.Rubule, R.Karls ...[et al.] // 13th Congress of BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) (Riga, Latvia, July 21-23, 2016) : Final Program and Abstract Book / Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists. - Riga, 2016. - P.70-71.

Psoriasis severity assessment differences between the patient and doctor / Z.Stāmere, A.Balcere, R.Karls ...[et al.] // 13th Congress of BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) (Riga, Latvia, July 21-23, 2016) : Final Program and Abstract Book / Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists. - Riga, 2016. - P.49-50.

The role of diet in acne vulgaris from female patient's perspective / L.Salmiņa, A.Balcere, R.Karls ...[et al.] // 13th Congress of BADV (Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists) (Riga, Latvia, July 21-23, 2016) : Final Program and Abstract Book / Baltic Association of Dermatovenerologists. - Riga, 2016. - P.52-53.

Balcere, Alise. Pigmented balloon cell nervus: a case report [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Balcere, R.Karls // 24th EADV (European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology) Congress (Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct.7-11, 2015) : Abstracts [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Copenhagen, 2015. - Abstr. No.P0869, on CD-ROM.

Balcere, Alise. Polarized vs. nonpolarized light dermoscopy in daily practice [Elektroniskais resurss] / A.Balcere, R.Karls // Dermatology Practical & Conceptual [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.5, No.2, Suppl. (2015, Apr.), p.183. - Abstracts from the 4th World Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society (Vienna, Austria, Apr.16-18, 2015). - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4462919/

Case report : acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) / A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Rubule ...[et al.] // Continental Dermatology. - Vol.1, No.1, Suppl.1 (2015, Sept.), abstr. No.A-51. - 5th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress "United for dermatology" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2015) : Programme and Abstracts Book.

Historical aspects of Basal cell carcinoma / A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Rubule ...[et al.] // Continental Dermatology. - Vol.1, No.1, Suppl.1 (2015, Sept.), abstr. No.A-75. - 5th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress "United for dermatology" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2015) : Programme and Abstracts Book.

Is melanoma's ABCDE still actual? / A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Rubule ...[et al.] // Continental Dermatology. - Vol.1, No.1, Suppl.1 (2015, Sept.), abstr. No.A-98. - 5th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress "United for dermatology" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2015) : Programme and Abstracts Book.

New onset guttate psoriasis in a psoriasis patient treated with Brodalumab : a case report / A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Rubule ...[et al.] // Continental Dermatology. - Vol.1, No.1, Suppl.1 (2015, Sept.), p.19. - 5th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress "United for dermatology" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2015) : Programme and Abstracts Book.

Pink lesions in dermatologist's daily practice / A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Rubule ...[et al.] // Continental Dermatology. - Vol.1, No.1, Suppl.1 (2015, Sept.), p.90. - 5th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress "United for dermatology" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2015) : Programme and Abstracts Book.

The different faces or dermatofibroma / A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Rubule ...[et al.] // Continental Dermatology. - Vol.1, No.1, Suppl.1 (2015, Sept.), abstr. No.A-111. - 5th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress "United for dermatology" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2015) : Programme and Abstracts Book.

The prevalence of onychomycosis in Latvian population / M.Krievane, A.Balcere, I.Rubule, R.Karls // Continental Dermatology. - Vol.1, No.1, Suppl.1 (2015, Sept.), p.20. - 5th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress "United for dermatology" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2015) : Programme and Abstracts Book.

Up to date of dermoscopy to recognising basal cell carcinoma / A.Balcere, R.Karls, I.Rubule ...[et al.] // Continental Dermatology. - Vol.1, No.1, Suppl.1 (2015, Sept.), abstr. No.A-64. - 5th EAAD (Euro-Asian Association of Dermatovenerologists) Congress "United for dermatology" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-20, 2015) : Programme and Abstracts Book.

Contacts

Colleagues

Alexander Lerner
Visiting professor
Aigars Pētersons
Rector, Academic Staff
Ludmila Vīksna
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Chair, Convent of Councillors
Guntis Bahs
Vice-Rector for Health Studies, Academic Staff
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Pēteris Tretjakovs
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme
Gunta Ancāne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Maija Eglīte
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Rezeberga
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ilona Hartmane
Academic Staff
Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff
Gaida Krūmiņa
Academic Staff