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Venue: Crikvenica

Crikvenica has a long historic tradition. It was mentioned way back in Roman times as settlement Ad Tures. After that we can date the name Crikvenica to 1412 when the Grand Duke Nikola Frankopan had the Assumption of the Virgin Mary church restored, after which Crikvenica was named (Croatian church = crkva).. A monastery was also built next to the church and the Grand Duke donated it to the monks of the order of St Paul the Hermit. This monastery is the nucleus of the future town Crikvenica . The development of Crikvenica was always tightly connected to this monastery when the old town centre was located on the hill Kotor. Most of the population moved closer to the sea after the great fire in 1776. Crikvenica has a long tradition in tourism.

The year 1888 is considered to be the start of organised tourism in Crikvenica, as it is the year in which the first sea baths were built.

Travel agency and technical organization:

Simultana d.o.o.

Vlade Gotovca 9A, 10 000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
Mr. Željko Pokasić
mob: +385 (98) 279 266
mob: +385 (98) 538 141
fax: +385 (1) 3864 315
e-mail: simultana@simultana.com

A representative of Simultana company (technical organiser) will operate at the Travel Agency Desk in the lobby of the Hotel.

Hotel accomodation:

Congress venue will be in Hotel Omorika.

Official language:

Croatian. For invited plenary lecturers from abroad the official language is English.


Abstracts of plenary sessions and posters should be submitted via our on-line registration form which is available here.

Poster presentations:

Upon registration please consult the Final Program or the Abstract Book for the number corresponding to your poster presentation in the Poster Hall. The authors must use the board with this number when setting up their posters. Please mount your poster between 14.00 and 15.00 on Thursday, May 16th. The posters will be mounted with wall-pins or self-adhesive tape provided by the congress staff members in the Poster Hall. At least one of the authors is required to be at the poster during the poster sessions. All posters must be removed between 11.45 and 12.00 on Saturday, May 18th. The organizers are not responsible for any item including „abandoned“ posters left in the Poster Hall.

Invited speakers presentations:

All invited speakers should bring the USB stick with their presentations half an hour before the start of the session and give it to the congress staff member by the projector in the Congress Hall. Near the Congress Hall there is a slide preview room.

Young investigator award for the best poster:

The young investigator award ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18th at 11.30 hours in the Congress Hall.

Registration fees:

Intending to stimulate the participation of all the interested scientists, especially younger, the registration fee for participants is only 500,00 kunas (70 €, V.A.T. included).
Working press from newspapers, radio and television stations as well as retired members of Croatian atherosclerosis society will be registered free.


Badges with your name will be needed for admission to all scientific sessions, to the exhibition area and to the social program. This concerns all the participants, exhibitors and accompanying persons. Please wear your badge visibly all the time.
Badges are in different colours:
red – organizers
blue – invited speakers and chairpersons
white – participants
yellow - exhibitors

Certificate of attendance:

Certificates of attendance will be available upon request at the end of the congress, on Saturday, May 18th, from 9.00 until 11.30 hours at the Secretariat Desk.

Organizing secretariat:

University Hospital Center Zagreb
Department of internal medicine
Division for metabolic diseases
10000 Zagreb, Kispaticeva 12, Croatia
Telephone: +385-1-2388-772
Fax: +385-1-2388623
e-mail: zreiner@kbc-zagreb.hr

Secretariat desk:

During the congress the Secretariat Desk will be situated in the lobby of Hotel Omorika.