CONGRESS VENUE
Amadria Park Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta
Ul. Viktora cara Emina 6, 51410 Opatija, Croatia
www.amadriapark.com

REGISTRATION DESK
The Registration Desk will open half an hour before the beginning of the sessions and close half an hour after the end of the sessions.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Official languages are Croatian and English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

LETTER OF INVITATION
Organizing Committee will issue the Letter of Invitation upon request, to be used for visa application and for your employer. Please send your request to the Congress Agency e-mail: goran.grbic@btravel.pro

OFFICIAL BADGES
All registered participants with registration fee paid will get Congress badges and are obliged to wear them during the scientific and social program.

CONGRESS EXHIBITION
During the Congress, an industrial exhibition of medical manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies will be organized in the congress area. More information about participate to the Congress are available at Offer for sponsors and exhibitors. Companies interested in advertising their products at the exhibition and in the congress materials, Final Program with abstracts, should contact the Congress Agency.

INSURANCE
The Organizing Committee cannot accept responsibility for accidents or damage to participants or accompanying persons before, during or after the Congress. Participants are urged to make their own arrangements with respect to travel and health insurance. Upon registration, the participant accepts this provision.

MOBILE PHONES
Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in off position in the rooms where scientific sessions are being held.

INTERNET
Internet services will be available to all participants during the Congress.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all registered participants (Croatian Medical Chamber and Croatian Nursing Council)

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Congress dates: May 23 – 25, 2019
Abstracts submission deadline: April 6, 2019
Abstract acceptance deadline: April 20, 2019
Lower registration fee deadline: April 10, 2019
Accommodation reservation deadline: April 23, 2019

Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,

It is my great pleasure and honor to announce and invite you to the Annual Congress of the Croatian Society for Vascular Surgery, CroMA with international participation and Congress of the Croatian Society of Nurses and Vascular Surgery Technicians which will be held from May 23 – 25, 2019 in Opatija, Croatia with the participation of Croatian vascular surgeons and renowned guests from abroad. In particular, I would like to point out that a number of guests from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Germany and Austria are actively participating at the Congress with colleagues from Croatia.

With renowned colleagues from Croatia and abroad, the Symposium will also be attended by nurses and technicians with whom we collaborate daily and share beautiful and difficult moments in care for our patients. In the professional part we will cover the most interesting and most current topics of vascular medicine, surgical and endovascular treatment of thoracic and abdominal aorta and visceral aneurysms.

We will also cover the topic of medicamentous and endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, venous thrombosis, endovenous treatment of varicose veins and a modern multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic wounds. We also want to cover important topics of treatment of supra aortic branches atherosclerotic disease and open the topic of clinical nutrition in vascular medicine.

Selected topics require a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment and co-operation of general practitioners, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, neurologists, dermatologists, clinical pharmacologists and other specialties. I also, particularly want to announce the awards for the best presentations of young scientists to encourage them in their further education in vascular medicine.

I look forward to seeing you in Opatija!
Prof. Miljenko Kovačević, MD, PhD
Prof. Miljenko Kovačević, MD, PhD
Organizing Committee President
President of Croatian Association of Vascular Surgery, CroMA


Dear Colleagues and Friends!

It is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to join us at the annual Congress of the Croatian Society of Nurses and Vascular Surgery Technicians which will be held from May 23 – 25, 2019 in Opatija. Professional topics will cover areas of endovascular surgery, venous insufficiency, health promotion and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and free topics.

Congress is multidisciplinary, conceived as a bridge between professionals of various specialties who are scientifically or professionally engaged in prevention, detection, diagnosis and therapy in vascular surgery. The congress will take place through oral presentations, poster sections and discussions, which will provide opportunities for all participants to share information related to new ideas and technologies and their application in everyday diagnostic and therapeutic practice. We hope that selecting topics from these areas and actively engaging will stimulate your interest.
Our desire is to take advantage of your stay and enjoy a good time during the Congress, restore your old and develop new friendships.
We hope that our congress will meet your expectations, because the success of the Congress depends also on your active participation.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Opatija!
Linda Čendak Božunović, mag. med. tech.
Linda Čendak Božunović, mag. med. tech.
President of the Congress of the Croatian Society of Nurses and Vascular Surgery Technicians
President of the Croatian Society of Nurses and Vascular Surgery Technicians

ORGANIZERS

• Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Society for Vascular Surgery
• Croatian Society of Nurses and Vascular Surgery Technicians
• Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka
• University of Rijeka, School of Medicine
• Univeristy of Rijeka, Faculty of Health Studies¸
ORGANIZATORI

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

• Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia
• Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia
POKROVITELJI

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Miljenko Kovačević, Ivan Cvjetko, Davor Primc, Aleksandra Sinožić, Sanja Pećanić, Linda Čendak Božunović, Marinka Vlah

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Miljenko Kovačević, Mirko Šarlija, Ivo Lovričević, Mladen Petrunić, Berislav Budiselić, Vinko Vidjak, Igor Medved, Andrija Škopljanac-Mačina, Predrag Pavić, Hrvoje Palenkić, Slavica Kovačić, Ivan Cvjetko, Zvonimir Ante Korda, Vjekoslav Tomulić, Krešimir Čandrlić, Renato Vidos

ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE CROATIAN SOCIETY FOR VASCULAR SURGERY
with international participation
&
CONGRESS OF THE CROATIAN SOCIETY OF NURSES AND VASCULAR SURGERY TECHNICIANS
with internatinal participation

PRELIMINARY SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019

11:00 – 13:30 Registration

Congress Hall A

13:30 – 14:00 Opening ceremony of the CSVS Congress and CSNVST Congress

14:00 – 14:30 PLENARY LECTURES

14:30 – 15:30 SURGICAL AND ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF VISCERAL ARTERY ANEURYSM

15:30 – 16:30 MESENTERIAL ISCHAEMIA

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00 SURGICAL AND ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019

Congress Hall A

08:00 – 17:00 Registration

09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY LECTURES

10:00 – 11:00 ENDOVENOUS THERAPY

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 CHRONIC WOUND CARE

12:30 – 13:30 HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 15:30 NUTRITION IN VASCULAR MEDICINE

15:30 – 16:00 MEDTRONIC ADRIATIC d.o.o. – sponsored lecture (dr. Ugursay Kiziltepe)

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00 INNOVATIONS IN MEDICAMENTOUS AND ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

Congress Hall B

10:00 – 18:30 CONGRESS OF THE CROATIAN SOCIETY OF NURSES AND VASCULAR SURGERY TECHNICIANS

10:00 – 11:00 VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 METHODS OF ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT

12:30 – 13:30 DIAGNOSTIC METHODS IN VASCULAR SURGERY

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 15:30 PROMOTION OF HEALTH AND PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30 FREE TOPICS

17:30 – 18:30 ASSEMBLY OF THE CROATIAN SOCIETY OF NURSES AND VASCULAR SURGERY TECHNICIANS

SATURDAY, May 25, 2019

Congress Hall A

09:00 – 11:00 Registration

09:30 – 10:30 DIABETIC FOOT

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 ANESTHESIA IN VASCULAR MEDICINE: TIPS AND TRICKS

12:00 – 13:00 FREE TOPICS

13:00 – 13:30 Congress closing


IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

Congress dates: May 23 – 25, 2019
Abstracts submission deadline: April 6, 2019
Abstract acceptance deadline: April 20, 2019
Lower registration fee deadline: April 10, 2019
Accommodation reservation deadline: April 23, 2019

INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITING AND SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS

Participants who would like to present an oral or poster presentation should submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee. The abstracts should be submitted in Croatian and English. The Scientific Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for an oral or poster presentation.

The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the Congress agency, and of all communications thereafter.

SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS

I apply for summary for:

Annual Congress of the Croatian Society for Vascular Surgery, CroMA with international participationCongress of the Croatian Society of Nurses and Vascular Surgery Technicians


MEDICAL DOCTORS - CONGRESS TOPICS: (choose topic)

NURSES - CONGRESS TOPICS: (choose topic)

In case co-authors are from different institutions, please enter a number after co-author's first name initial that matches the number of the institution. Example: Co-authors: Horvat I1, Tomic L2, Kovac M2

Institution: 1 Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 2 General Hospital Zadar, Zadar, Croatia

I WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESS (please, choose one option)*:
oral presentationwith poster

SHORT DIRECTIONS FOR ABSTRACTS

- abstracts should be written in Croatian or English
- abstract font: Arial 10 pts
- abstract headline should be capitalized Arial 12 pts
- author’s and co-author’s last name and first name initial without titles
- author’s and co-author’s institution, city, and country
- author’s e-mail address
- abstract length: up to 350 words
- text of the abstract: aim, methods, results and conclusion
- linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the author
- previously published abstract will not be accepted

Abstract:

Abstract submission deadline: April 6, 2019
Abstract acceptance deadline: April 20, 2019

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTATIONS

• presentations should be in Croatian or English
• computers onsite will be PC’s. Presentations should be in Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT), windows-based
environment. Macintosh users who want to submit presentations must export their presentation as a MS PowerPoint file
• PowerPoint format: A4 format or 4:3
• file format: Onsite organizers operating systems will include Microsoft Office 2016 and Windows 7. The following file formats are supported: .ppt or .pptx
• videos: Make sure that you compress the video. There are numerous different file formats and codecs, we recommend using .mp4 videos – H.264 video and AAC audio (MPEG-4 AVC). Other supported file formats are .mpg, .wmv and .avi
• projector format: The standard format of the projectors in the congress rooms will be 4:3
• speakers are kindly asked to prepare their presentations at least one hour before their lecture in the preparation area and give them to the Congress agency technician
• technical personnel will test-check the oral presentation(s) for compatibility and speakers will be given a final
opportunity for any last minute modifications
• speakers are kindly asked to give the technical personnel any special instructions they may have when in the
preparation room, not during the lecture
• please use the following PowerPoint template to create a presentation – soon!

POSTERS

• posters can be written in Croatian and English
• poster dimensions: 80 cm (width) x 100 cm (height)
• elements: title, list of authors, poster text (introduction, elaboration, conclusion), literature
• recommendations:
– avoid shading, underlining, and mixing different types of letters
– avoid capital letters

Posters will be displayed on billboards in the exhibition area throughout the duration of the Congress. The authors must be present next to their posters during the poster viewing in time according to the program. Posters should be brought in person. Supplies for poster mounting will be provided by the Congress agency.

Best poster award – The jury will award the author of the best poster. The award is a weekend package for two persons at the Amadria Park Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta, Croatia during a before agreed period.

Oral or poster presentation is not possible if the registration fee is not paid (excluding invited speakers).

List of invited speakers soon!
Paid by 10/04/19 Paid after 10/04/19
Medical doctors, specialist € 305,00 € 345,00
Medical doctors Residents € 155,00 € 175,00
Nurses and technicians € 125,00 € 150,00
Accompanying persons € 155,00 € 175,00
Daily fee € 120,00 € 135,00
Retired doctors and Students* free of charge free of charge
Exhibitor firm representative (at the exhibition stand) € 140,00 € 140,00

* does not apply to students of masters and doctoral studies
VAT (25%) is included.

Full registration fee for Medical doctors, specialist, Residents and Nurses and technicians includes:
– admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas and social program
– congress materials (Final Program, Book of Abstracts, congress bag, certificate of attendance)

One day registration fee includes:
– admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas and social program for that day
– congress materials (Final Program, Book of Abstracts, congress bag, certificate of attendance)

Registration fee for accompanying persons includes participation in the social program.

Free registration for Retired doctors and students* includes:
– admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas
– congress materials (Final Program, Book of Abstracts, congress bag, certificate of attendance)

*Note: Registration form must be accompanied by documentation or a letter of the Department Head confirming the student status. The letter should be printed on the department letterhead and addressed to the Congress agency BTravel Ltd.

Registration fee for exhibitor firm representative includes:
– admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas and social program
– congress materials (Final Program, Book of Abstracts, congress bag, certificate of attendance)

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

Terms of cancellation

• All cancellations of Congress registration, which must include your full bank account details, should be sent in writing to the Congress Agency BTravel Ltd. Cancellations received no later than April 23, 2019 will be refunded in full except VAT and administrative fee of 10% after the Congress.
• Cancellations received after April 23, 2019 will not be refunded.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION FEE:
Medical doctors, specialist (€ 345,00)Medical doctor, Residents (€ 175,00)Nurses and technicians (€ 150,00)Retired doctors and Students* (free of charge)Accompanying persons (€ 175,00)Daily fee (€ 135,00)Retired doctors and Students* (€ 140,00)

PAYER’S INFORMATION


CONDITIONS
After completing the registration form, you will receive an automated e-mail verification certificate. The registration certificate is not a payment confirmation. For more information on registration, please contact us at email goran.grbic@btravel.pro. After the payment has been made, the account will be sent to the payer's address.


PAYMENT
Bank payment procedure: After receiving your completed registration form, we will send you an offer within 48 hours to make your payment.


NOTE:
Be sure to fill in all fields marked with an asterisk.
Retired doctors and Students enter ˝0˝ under payer information.


CONTACT PERMISSION
By registering for the congress, I give my permission to BTravel Ltd. to contact me about the congress, as well as all other similar meetings related to the medical profession. You will be able to contact BTravel Ltd. and withdraw this permission at any time.


CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS

Terms of cancellation

• All cancellations of Congress registration, which must include your full bank account details, should be sent in writing to the Congress Agency BTravel Ltd. Cancellations received no later than April 23, 2019 will be refunded in full except VAT and administrative fee of 10% after the Congress.
• Cancellations received after April 23, 2019 will not be refunded.


The accommodation is organized at hotels: Hotel Royal****, Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta**** Hotel Agava**** and Hotel Gardenija**** with special congressional prices. Prices are expressed per person per day (VAT is included in the prices, and sojourn tax € 1,35 per person per day):
For booking accommodation and payment please contact Congress agency.

HOTEL ROYAL ****
HOTEL ROYAL 4*

HOTEL 4 OPATIJSKA CVIJETA ****
HOTEL 4 OPATIJSKA CVIJETA

HOTEL AGAVA ****
HOTEL AGAVA 4*

HOTEL GARDENIJA ***
HOTEL GARDENIJA

HOTEL GARDENIJA*** - price at single room per room per day - 120,00 €HOTEL GARDENIJA*** - price at double room per room per day - 173,00 €
HOTEL AGAVA**** - price at single room per room per day - 127,00 € - SOLD OUT
HOTEL AGAVA**** - price at double room per room per day - 188,00 € - SOLD OUT
GRAND HOTEL 4 OPATIJSKA CVIJETA**** - price at single room per room per day - 137,00 € - SOLD OUT
GRAND HOTEL 4 OPATIJSKA CVIJETA**** - price at double room per room per day - 190,00 € - SOLD OUT
HOTEL ROYAL**** - price at single room per room per day - SOLD OUT
HOTEL ROYAL**** - price at double room per room per day - SOLD OUT



PRICE INCLUDES ACCOMMODATION PER PERSON PER DAY ON THE BASE OF HALF BOARD (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH) WITH ALL TAXES INCLUDED:




IMPORTANT:
After receiving the form, in 48 hour we will send you an offer and we kindly ask you to pay the amount. The final accommodation booking will be considered after the payment has been received. All other extra costs are paid by each participant separately: mini bar, telephone, parking, wellness services etc. before leaving the hotel reception.

Cancellation & refund policy:
• Please send your cancellations in writing to goran.grbic@btravel.pro
• Cancellation of accommodation after April 23, 2019 – the cost of the cancellation is 100%

NOTE: We kindly ask you to pay the full amount of your stay at the hotel before the start of the meeting, otherwise, your reservation will be canceled.


CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka, Surgery Clinic
Krešimirova 42, 51 000 Rijeka, Hrvatska / Croatia
T +385 (0)51 658 665
F +385 (0)51 213 734
@ crosocvascs@gmail.com
W www.hdvk.org

Technical Organization Information

Registration, accommodation, congress information for participants, exhibitors, advertisers, and sponsors, technical organization

CONGRESS AGENCY
BTravel d.o.o.
Maksimirska cesta 112a, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Contact person: Goran Grbić
M +385 99 4926 679
T +385 1 6661 151
@ goran.grbic@btravel.pro
W www.btravel.pro