GENERAL INFORMATION


CONGRESS VENUE
Hotel Olympia Sky Vodice, Ljudevita Gaja bb, 22211, Vodice, Croatia.

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

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Official language is 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.

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

CONGRESS EXHIBITION
During the Congress, an industrial exhibition of manufacturers of equipment, devices and products and other companies related to food safety and quality will be organized. More information about the participation options are available in the Offer for sponsors and exhibitors.

Companies interested in advertising their products at the exhibition and in the congress materials should contact the Congress agency, contact person Goran Grbic, e-mail: goran.grbic@btravel.pro

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.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Congress dates: September 24 – 26, 2020
Abstracts submission deadline: June 1, 2020
Lower registration fee deadline: July 1, 2020
Accommodation reservation deadline: August 24, 2020

WELCOME LETTER


Dear colleagues, dear friends,

On behalf of the Managing Board of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society as well as of the Organizing Committee, I have the honor and pleasure of inviting you to the 9th Congress of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society and Joint Meetings with the Czech Neurosurgical Society and Swiss Society of Neurosurgery, and a very special symposium on CSF physiology organized in collaboration with the Japan Neurosurgical Society and Medical School of the University of Zagreb.

This exceptional gathering will take place in Vodice near Šibenik, at the midpoint of the Croatian Adriatic coast, from the 24th to the 26th September 2020. From its inception almost a quarter of a century ago, the Congress of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society has outgrown its’ initial scope of a national neurosurgical specialists’ meeting to grow to a regional melting pot of exchange of knowledge, experience and up-to-date management strategies in the different fields of the noble art of neurosurgery. We will once again bring together prominent Croatian and European neurosurgeons, as well as distinguished guests and speakers from all over the world to provide the attendants a spectacular environment for professional formation and social interaction.

The 9th Congress promises to be the most attended yet, since we proudly host Joint Meetings with two fellow continental
Neurosurgical Societies – the Czech Neurosurgical Society and Swiss Society of Neurosurgery, but also co-organize a spectacular Symposium on cerebrospinal fluid physiology and pathophysiology with eminent guests from the Japan Neurosurgical Society.

We invite you to take an active part in the scientific program of this remarkable Congress, but also to fully enjoy the social activities that we have in preparation for you.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vodice!

Professor Miroslav Vukic, MD, PhD
Organizing Committee President
President of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society


Dear colleagues and friends!

It is a privilege and a pleasure to do neurosurgery. But it is equally exciting to share knowledge and experiences from your own practice with colleagues and friends. I would like to thank Professor Vukic for this wonderful idea of organizing the Croatian-Swiss-Czech Neurosurgical Congress. Croatia, Switzerland and the Czech Republic have no common borders. But it can easily be overcome: our neurosurgery has no limits! A generation of us, like the people who organize this event, is very lucky. Thanks to EANS, the Training Committee and specially designated people, there is a whole friendship in all of us throughout Europe. I would like to see this event attended by many young generations of neurosurgeons, perhaps not just from the three organizing societies, who will share their knowledge, thoughts and ideas and establish a new partnership or even friendship. And this is good for us, this is good for neurosurgery and ultimately good for our patients.

Croatia is a beautiful place to start the tradition of this congress model. It has everything we need. I welcome you as one of the organizers and wish you an unforgettable stay in Vodice 2020.

Yours,

Professor Martin Smrcka, MD, PhD
President of the Czech Neurosurgical Society, Czech
Medical Association, JEP


Dear colleagues, dear friends,

It is my honour and pleasure to invite you to the upcoming meeting of the Croatian, Japanese, Czech and Swiss Society of Neurosurgery. Hosted by the Croatian Society, the meeting will bring leading experts together who share the interest to deliver cutting edge scientific content, education, lively discussions, but also meeting or making friends and connecting our national societies.

The main topics of the meeting include Neurooncology, Skull Base, Vascular Neurosurgery, Spine, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurotrauma, Functional Neurosurgery, Epilepsy surgery, Stereotactic Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery with their open questions but also established evidence of knowledge and management. I personally consider a meeting or congress, where questions can be discussed openly and in a friendly atmosphere more effective and educating than trying to keep up with the information overload in our electronic or paper media. So take you chance and join these presentations and discussions. The Swiss society of Neurosurgery is proud to be part of the Croatian Neurosurgical Society Joint Meeting. The multinational spirit of the congress reflects our European and international networking within our neurosurgical specialty and represents an excellent example on how crossing borders helps us learning from each other and getting better.

Please save the dates from September 24th – 26th, 2020, come to Vodice, and consider taking a few extra days of vacation in the company of your family to enjoy Croatia!

Best regards.

Professor Andreas Raabe, MD, PhD
President of the Swiss Society of Neurosurgery

ORGANIZERS


ORGANIZERS
Croatian Neurosurgical Society

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


President: Miroslav Vukic
Members: Members: Krešimir Rotim, Darko Chudy, Sergej Marasanov, Hrvoje Jednačak, Bruno Splavski, Rade Škarica, Vlatko Ledenko, Dean Girotto, Marijan Klarica, Shinya Yamada

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Members: Miro Vukić, Krešimir Rotim, Darko Chudy, Sergej Marasanov, Martin Smrcka, David Netuka, Martin Sameš, Karl Schaller, Michael Reinert, Andreas Raabe, Marijan Klarica, Shinya Yamada

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM


TOPICS

1. Neurooncology
2. Skull Base Surgery
3. Vascular Neurosurgery
4. Spinal Neurosurgery
5. Pediatric Neurosurgery
6. Neurotrauma and Critical Care
7. Functional Neurosurgery
8. Epilepsy surgery
9. Stereotactic Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery
10. Free topics

KEYNOTE speakers on behalf of the Croatian, Czech and Swiss Society:

• Jürgen Beck (Freiburg, Germany)
• Frederick Boop (Memphis, Tennessee, USA
• András Büki (Pecs, Hungary)
• Domagoj Coric (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
• Andre Grotenhuis (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
• Mikka Nimela (Helsinki, Finland)
• Nelson Oyesiku (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
• Veit Rohde (Göttingen, Sweden)
• Franco Servadei (Milano, Italia)
• Volodymyr Smolanka (Uzhhorod, Ukraine)
• Claudius Thomé (Innsbruck, Austria)
• Beverly C. Walters (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)


„NEUROSURGICAL NURSING SYMPOSIUM“ – Saturday, September 26th 2020
• 10:45 – 12:35 Morning Session
• 13:30 – 15:45 Afternoon session


RAPID FIRE ORAL POSTER PRESENTATION – Saturday, September 26th 2020
• 15:45 – 17:30 Afternoon session


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM:
Keynote lecture: 12
Invited speaker lecture: 24
Other lecture: 36
Sponsored lecture: 2


FRIDAY 25th / SATURDAY 26th


The Congress will be organized in a form of plenary lectures, oral presentations, satellite symposia and e-posters. Oral presentations and PowerPoint presentations should be in English.

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 English. The Scientific Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for an oral or poster presentation.

Posters
All posters will be displayed electronically (e-posters) on monitors; e-posters should be in English

Best poster award

The jury will award the author of the best poster. The award is a weekend package for two persons at the Hotel Olympia in Vodice, Croatia during a before agreed period. Oral or poster presentation is not possible if the registration fee is not paid (excluding keynote speakers).

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Congress dates: September 24 – 26, 2020
Abstracts submission deadline: June 1, 2020
Lower registration fee deadline: July 1, 2020
Accommodation reservation deadline: August 24, 2020

ABSTRACTS


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 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

Choose a 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 English
- 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
- accepted abstracts will be published in the indexed journal ‘Neurologia Croatica’, the official journal of the Croatian Neurological Society and the Croatian Neurosurgical Society

Abstract:

Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2020
Abstract acceptance deadline: July 1, 2020

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTATIONS

• presentations should be in 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: 16:9
• file format: Onsite organizers operating systems will include Microsoft Office 2019 and Windows 10. 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 16:9
• 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

POSTERS
Posters will be displayed in a digital form in the exhibition area on two display panels. Posters may include text, figures and images. The authors are kindly asked to send in their digital posters in the pdf. format by August 31, 2020 to goran.grbic@btravel.pro

Best poster award
The jury will award the author of the best poster. The award is a weekend package for two persons at the Hotel Olympia in Vodice, Croatia during a before agreed period.

KEYNOTE AND INVITED SPEAKERS


KEYNOTE speakers on behalf of the Croatian, Czech and Swiss Society:

• Jürgen Beck (Freiburg, Germany)
• Frederick Boop (Memphis, Tennessee, USA
• András Büki (Pecs, Hungary)
• Domagoj Coric (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
• Andre Grotenhuis (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
• Mikka Nimela (Helsinki, Finland)
• Nelson Oyesiku (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
• Veit Rohde (Göttingen, Sweden)
• Franco Servadei (Milano, Italia)
• Volodymyr Smolanka (Uzhhorod, Ukraine)
• Claudius Thomé (Innsbruck, Austria)
• Beverly C. Walters (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

REGISTRATION FEES


REGISTRATION FEES & PAYMENT

Paid by July 1 2020 Paid after July 1 2020 on site
Participant € 200,00 € 225,00 € 250,00
Nurse € 100,00 € 100,00 € 100,00
Exhibitor firm representative € 120,00 € 150,00 € 180,00

VAT is included.

The registration for Participant and Exhibitor firm representative:
– 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 August 24, 2020 will be refunded in full except VAT and administrative fee of 10% after the Congress.
• Cancellations received after August 24, 2020 will not be refunded.

REGISTRATION


PERSONAL INFORMATION

PAYMENT (please choose):

Pay via credit card (VISA, MasterCard and AMEX accepted)Pay via bank transfer (you will receive a confirmation e-mail with payment details)

REGISTRATION FEE (please choose):

Participant (200,00 €)Nurse (100,00€)Exhibitor firm Representative (120,00 €)


PAYER'S INFORMATION


CONDITIONS
After you have complited the registration form, you will receive an e-mail with confirmation of your application.This confirmation is not a payment confirmation. You will
receive an offer for payment from the congress agency. After the payment, the preinvoice will be sent to the payer's e-mail.


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


NOTE:
Be sure to fill in all fields marked with an asterisk.


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 August 24, 2020 will be refunded in full except VAT and administrative fee of 10% after the Congress.
• Cancellations received after August 24, 2020 will not be refunded.


ACCOMMODATION



NEUROSURGERY 2020 | Accomodation


HOTEL OLYMPIA **** - price at single room per room per day – 83,00 € / 610,00 HRKHOTEL OLYMPIA **** - price at double room per room per day – 117,00 € / 860,00 HRK

Number of nights:


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, 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. Paying for other charges: mini bar, telephone, etc. at hotel reception.

from August 24, 2020 - 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

Scientific Program Information

Sergej Marasanov, MD
Croatian Neurosurgical Society, Secretary

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Center Zagreb
Kišpatićeva 12
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone +385 91 517 4026
@: smmarasanov@gmail.com

Technical Organization Information

Congress information for participants, exhibitors, advertisers, and sponsors:

CONGRESS AGENCY
BTravel d.o.o.

Maksimirska cesta 112a, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Contact person: Goran Grbić
M +385 99 4926 679
P +385 1 6661 151
@ goran.grbic@btravel.pro