CROATIAN CONGRESS ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
with international participation (CROCAD-20)
October 14 – 16, 2020

Abstracts submission deadline: September 15, 2020

– VIRTUAL CONGRESS –


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GENERAL INFORMATION


REGISTRATION DESK AND ONLINE SUPORT
The Registration desk and ONLINE  suport will open an hour before the beginning of the sessions and close after 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’s 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 participating in the congress exhibition is available in the Offer for sponsors and exhibitors.
Companies interested in advertising their products at the congress exhibition and in the congress materials: Final Program and Supplement of the “Neurologia Croatica” journal with abstracts should contact the Congress agency’s 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 invited to organize their travel and health insurance themselves. Upon registration, the participant accepts this provision.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Certificates of attendance will be issued to all congress participants in accordance with the rules of professional chambers.

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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Congress dates: Octobar 14 – 16, 2020
Abstracts submission deadline: September 20, 2020
Abstract acceptance deadline: September 30, 2020
Lower registration fee deadline: September 30, 2020

WELCOME LETTER 


Dear colleagues,

We are extremely honored and pleased to inform you that the Croatian Congress on Alzheimer’s Disease with International Participation (CROCAD-20) will be held from October 14-16, 2020 in VIRTUAL FORM, without the physical absence of participants and lecturers.

The Congress is organized by the Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry of the Croatian Medical Association and the Croatian Society for Neuroscience, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Education and with the support of the Croatian Alzheimer Alliance and University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče.

For the tenth time, we have an exceptional desire to gather distinguished domestic and foreign lecturers and numerous participants: doctors specialists, residents, psychologists, social workers, social pedagogues, economists, directors of homes for the elderly, pharmacists, neuroscientists, nurses and technicians, students, caregivers, all those who work and care for Alzheimer’s patients and, despite the current epidemiological situation, continue to educate and disseminate knowledge, in VIRTUAL FORM.

At the first virtual CROCAD-20 we expect about 200 participants from our country and neighboring countries, and foreign and domestic invited speakers, who will present the latest knowledge in the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AB) and other dementias. Special attention will be paid on topics related to care givers and care for patients. Exchange of experiences, analysis of results and evaluation of achievements are crucial for achieving common goals – higher quality in our daily work.

The programme will include plenary lectures, oral presentations, round tables, and e-posters online, through the Zoom virtual platform.

Since there are no accommodation and travel costs now, we believe that it will be possible to direct the planned funds for this Congress – from sponsors and donations – to a larger number of online registration fees.

New circumstances bring new challenges and, in order not to fall behind in education and exchange of experience, we have had to adapt to this new way of ‘socializing’.

We invite you to join us in large numbers on the web platform, and with your participation contribute to our common goal – better understanding and better care for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Stay healthy and welcome to the VIRTUAL CROCAD-20!

Ninoslav Mimica MD, DSc, Primarius, IFAPA
Professor Ninoslav Mimica, MD, DSc, Primarius, IFAPA
President of the CROCAD-20 Organizing Committee
President of Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMa

ORGANIZERS


ORGANIZERS
Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry
Croatian Society for Neuroscience

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

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

SUPPORTERS

Croatian Alzheimer Alliance
University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President: Ninoslav Mimica
Secretary: Nataša Klepac
Members: Mirjana Babić, Danira Bažadona, Sanja Đaković Prištof, Krasanka Glamuzina, Marina Gregurović, Marijana Hodak Ivanišević, Morana Ivičić, Dubravka Kalinić, Marina Kovač, Oliver Kozumplik, Aida Križaj Grden, Marija Kušan Jukić, Nevenka Mimica, Rajka Rigler Kunović, Paola Presečki, Vladimir Sabljić, Aleksandar Savić, Mirna Sisek-Šprem, Jelena Sušac, Vesna Šendula-Jengić, Goran Šimić, Mira Štengl-Martinjak, Ivana Todorić Laidlaw, Vitomir Višić, Vlasta Vučevac

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

President: Goran Šimić
Members: Vanja Bašić Kes, Dražen Begić, Marina Boban, Fran Borovečki, Marijana Braš, Petrana Brečić, Vida Demarin, Veljko Đorđević, Pavo Filaković, Igor Filipčić, Krasanka Glamuzina, Trpimir Glavina, Rudolf Gregurek, Neven Henigsberg, Nataša Klepac, Ivica Kostović, Osman Kučuk, Štefanija Lukič Zlobec, Alma Mihaljević Peleš, Ninoslav Mimica, Berislav Momčilović, Damir Petravić, Nela Pivac, Marina Šagud, Melita Šalković-Petrišić, Vesna Šerić, Slađana Štrkalj Ivezić, Zlatko Trkanjec, Suzana Uzun, Dinko Vitezić, Bjanka Vuksan Ćusa, Danijela Žakić Milas

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMM


The Congress will be organized in a form of plenary lectures, oral presentations, round tables and e-posters. Oral presentations can be in Croatian or English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

TOPICS

1. Basic research and neuropathology of AD
2. Timely diagnostics and biomarkers of AD
3. Epidemiology, risk factors and prevention of AD
4. Clinical research in AD
5. Clinical characteristics of AD and case reports
6. Pharmacotherapy of dementia
7. Non-pharmacological interventions in AD
8. Care for people with dementia
9. Non-alzheimer dementia
10. Quality of life in dementia
11. AD associations and support groups
12. Palliative care in dementia
13. Other topics

After receiving abstracts, the Scientific Committee will decide whether a submitted paper will be selected for oral or poster presentation.

 

 

ORAL PRESENTATION

– invited speakers: 30 minutes
– oral presentations: 15 minutes
– discussion after each session: 15 – 30 minutes

POSTERS

Poster dimensions: max. 80 cm (width) x 100 cm (height)

Posters will be displayed in the congress area on poster panelling during all days of the Congress. The authors should bring posters in person. Supplies for poster mounting will be provided by the Congress agency.

Best poster awards

Expert committee will award three best poster presentations. The awards will be given during the last day of the Congress.

To be able to compete in the run for the best poster, at least one of the authors has to be fully registered

The award will be given to the first author.

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

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
Congress dates: Octobar 14 – 16, 2020
Abstracts submission deadline: September 15, 2020
Abstract acceptance deadline: September 30, 2020
Lower registration fee deadline: September 30, 2020

ABSTRACTS


INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITING AND SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS

Participants who would like to present an oral presentation or e-poster should submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee. The abstracts should be submitted in Croatian or English, and will be published in the Supplement of the indexed journal “Neurologia Croatica”. The Scientific Committee will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for an oral or e-poster presentation.

Instructions for Writing Abstracts

– abstract should be written in Croatian or English

– abstract length: up to 350 words

– abstract headlines should be written in capital letters

– author’s and co-author’s last name and first name initials without titles

– author’s and co-author’s name of institution, city and country

– author’s e-mail address

– text of the scientific abstract: aim of the study, methods, results, and conclusion

– text of the proffessional abstract: free style

– original abstracts will not be edited – linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the author

– previously published abstract will not be accepted

Deadline for submitting abstracts: September 20, 2020

Deadline for accepting abstracts: September 30, 2020

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPEAKERS

After receiving abstracts, the Scientific Committee will decide whether a submitted paper will be selected for oral presentation or e-poster.

Instructions for presentations

  • presentations should be prepared in Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT)
  • videos need to be compressed
  • recommendations:

– avoid writing in capital letters

– avoid writing in red

– avoid full sentences, hints are enough (4-5 per slide)

– 1-2 slides per minute

Recording lecture

The speaker can record his own lecture and send it to e-mail: goran.grbic@btravel.pro

Live lecture

 The speaker can hold his presentation live through the virtual zoom platform in his lecture term; in that case a preliminary technical check can be arranged which will be carried out by the technical organizer in cooperation with the lecturer, contact: Goran Grbić, mob. +385 99 492 6679, e-mail: goran.grbic@btravel.pro

IMPORTANT: Regardless of the way of presentation, lecturers should participate in the entire course of the session in which they have a lecture and participate in a live discussion at the end of the session.

E-POSTERS

E-posters will be available on the official website of the Congress and participants will be able to view them according to their own interest.

Instructions for making an e-poster

  • please make e-posters in Croatian or English
  • e-poster must contain ONLY ONE slide showing the entire contents of the poster
  • please use fonts compatible on PC and Mac operating systems (Arial, Courier New, Georgia, Helvetica, Times, Times New Roman)
  • please do not use fonts smaller than 10 pt
  • the file size must be less than 20 MB
  • e-posters must be created in landscape format according to the template available HERE
  • only one e-poster per abstract is allowed
  • e-posters must not contain audio / video or moving images
  • saving an e-poster created in PowerPoint format (Save As .pdf)
  • file MUST be saved under the surname of the main author and the title of the abstract
  • e-posters in the specified form should be sent no later than November 2nd, 2020 to the e-mail address: goran.grbic@btravel.pro
  • e-posters sent after the specified date will not be accepted for presentation, except in the form of an abstract in the Book of Abstracts
  • for all questions of technical support regarding the creation of an e-poster please contact the e-mail:   goran.grbic@btravel.pro

Best poster awards

Expert committee will award three best poster presentations. The prize is a free registration fee for the next CROCAD-22, which will take place in Supetar on Island Brač, October 5-8, 2022.

 

International jury:

President: Alexander Kurz

Members: Marc Wortmann, Mihovil Mladinov

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM FOR CROATIAN CONGRESS ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE with international participation (CROCAD-20)

TOPICS (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 (in superscript).
Example: Horvat I1, Tomic L2, Kovac M2

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

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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
- 5 keywords
- 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 Supplement of indexed journal “Neurologia Croatica”, the official journal of the Croatian Neurological Society and the Croatian Neurosurgical Society

Abstract:

Abstract submission deadline: September 1, 2020
Abstract acceptance deadline: September 15, 2020

INVITED SPEAKERS</font size></font color>


Stefanie Auer is a clinical and health psychologist and she currently works at the Danube- University Krems where she holds the position of a University Professor for Dementia studies (https://www.donau-uni.ac.at/de/universitaet/organisation/mitarbeiterinnen/person/4295200094). Dr. Auer is also the scientific director of the non-profit organization MAS Alzheimerhilfe where she and her team developed the model of the Dementia Service Centre, an evidence based comprehensive care model providing early detection of dementia, stage specific training for persons with dementia and support for caregivers. The Austrian National Insurance implemented this care model into routine care in 2020 in the Upper Austrian region. At the beginning of her career, Dr. Auer worked at New York University on the development of test measures and scales for persons with dementia. Dr. Auer is a member of the implementation group for the Austrian Dementia strategy and she is a member of Interdem.

Marina Boban is a consultant neurologist at the Referral Center for Cognitive Neurology and Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Center Zagreb, and Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. Her research and clinical areas of interest are cognitive neurology and dementia. She was a visiting scientist at internationally recognized institutions (Institute of Neurology, Queen Square Hospital in London, and Grosshadern Hospital in Munich). She is an invited lecturer at national and international congresses, the author of numerous scientific articles, reviewer and member of the editorial board of established international scientific journals, winner of awards and scholarships for scientific work, co-author of books in the field of cognitive neurology, and collaborator of numerous national and international scientific projects. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, the principal advisor and mentor to graduate and postgraduate students at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb.

Silva Butković Soldo redoviti je profesor u trajnom zvanju na Medicinskom fakultetu Osijek, Sveučilišta J.J. Strossmayera u Osijeku. Od 2017. godine na navedenom fakultetu obnaša funkciju Prodekana za međuinstitucijsku suradnju i razvoj.
Specijaliste je neurolog te subspecijalist iz područja neuroimunologije na Klinici za neurologiju Kliničkog bolničkog centra Osijek. Voditelj je Zavoda za neurorehabilitaciju i neuroimunologiju s poliklinikom i dnevnom bolnicom navedene ustanove.
Osnivač je i višegodišnji voditelj Referentnog centra za neurorehabilitaciju i restauracijsku neurologiju Ministarstva zdravstva Republike Hrvatske.
Od 2004.godine predsjednik je Organizacijskog odbora do sada uspješno održanih šest Kongresa iz neurorehabilitacije i resturacijske neurologije s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem. Autor je, urednik i koautor jedanaest sveučilišnih udžbenika.

Professor Vida Demarin, MD, PhD, FAAN, FAHA, FESO, FEAN, FWSO
Full member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Head of its Department of Medical Sciences
Professor Vida Demarin, MD, Ph.D., specialist in neuropsychiatry graduated from School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
She was Head of  Department of Neurology in University Hospital Centre in Zagreb and from 2015. she is director of International Institute for Brain Health. She authored about 1000 papers in national and international journals, several chapters in books, organized and participated in numerous symposia, conferences and congresses. She is a founder and one of directors of Summer Stroke School, “Healthy Lifestyle and Prevention of Stroke and Other Brain Impairments” in Interuniversity Centre in Dubrovnik and president of traditional Mind & Brain INPC in Pula.a She is a member of numerous national and international professional societies and she serves on various scientific Advisory, Editorial and Review Boards

Professor of Neurology, Clinical University Hospital Zagreb, Medical School Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
She was born in Zagreb, Croatia. Natasa Klepac received her medical degree from the Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb. She specialized in neurology at University Hospital Zagreb during 2002 –2007. From 2007 until know she works as a subspecialist for neurodegenerative disorders at Neurology Department at Clinical University Hospital in Zagreb. She is Professor in Neurology at the Zagreb Medical School. She has done research in the fields of neurology, mainly neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease and dementia, and is the author and coauthor of many papers on that subject in Croatia and international medical literature.

Employee: Clinic for Psychiatry Vrapče, Department of Biological Psychiatry and Psychogeriatrics, Reference Center of the Ministry of Health for Alzheimer’s Disease and Elderly Psychiatry. He is a permanent scientific advisor.
He has participated in scientific research projects that significantly influence the development of scientific knowledge in psychiatry. He is the author of numerous scientific and professional articles in the field of psychotic disorders, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Ekspert za demenciju na polju psihologije. Autor više brošura te dvije knjige: Demencija-šta i kako dalje(2015.)-vodič za oboljele, njegovatelje i medicinske tehničare; Demencija iz ugla primarne zdravstvene zaštite (2019.)-vodič za ljekare porodične medicine. Autor je smjernica „Demencija u vrijeme epidemije Covid-19“(2020.) prihvačenih od Federalnog Ministarstva zdravlja i objavljenih na web stranici ADI i Alzheimer Europe. Koautor je transnacionalnih smjernica Interprofessional Management of Dementia. Predsjednik Organizacionog Odbora iCoDem-Međunarodnog Kongresa o Demenciji te regionalnih skupova održanim u BiH kojima je za cilj zajednički napor u razvoju Nacionalnih Planova za borbu sa demencijom. Autor „Sarajevske deklaracije o demenciji u regionu Zapadnog Balkana“ prihvačene od WHO. Član Naučnih i Organizacionih Odbora različitih Konferencija u Evropi i regionu. Predavač na više Dementia Master Class-a, trener njegovatelja i edukator psiholozima, socijalnim radnicima, terapeutima, ljekarima porodične prakse i opšte medicine. Predsjednik radne grupe za izradu Plana za borbu protiv demencije u FBiH. Učesnik i incijator više istraživačkih projekata te autor prihvačenog naučnog rada „Demencija kao epidemija BH društva“(2015.) kojim je utvrđen broj osoba pogođenih demencijom. Obavlja dužnost direktora Centra za demenciju već osmu godinu.

Alexander Kurz is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and senior scientist at the Department of Psychiatry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has directed the memory clinic at TUM for over 25 years. His research interests include neuropsychological assessments, genetics, biomarkers, brain imaging and carer support. After his clinical activities Prof. Kurz has planned and coordinated European research and development projects with the aim of improving dementia care, taking advantage of modern information technology.

 


Marija Kušan Jukić graduated at the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb in 1994. and worked first as a GP. Since 1997, she worked at the Department of Physiology at the School of Medicine in Zagreb and completed a scientific master’s degree in immunology, and in 2011, PhD in renal physiology. After residence in psychiatry she worked at the University Psychiatry Clinic Vrapče at the Department of Psychogeriatrics, and since 2015 she continued to work at the Teaching Institute for Public Health “Dr. A. Štampar “. Her professional, clinical and scientific interest is cognitive impairment, old age psychiatry and Alzheimer’s disease. She has published numerous articles in foreign and domestic publications, participated in congresses and workshops.

Štefanija Lukič Zlobec has a university degree in Economics. For the last 20 years, she worked at the Slovene Ministry of Finance. Her husband, Jaša Lukič Zlobec (Slovene Ambassador in Brussels), started developing symptoms of Alzheimer disease at the age of fifty and was a patient of Dr. Aleš Kogoj (psychiatrist) and founder of Spominčica. Together with Aleš Kogoj, she was an initiator of the National Strategy for Dementia. In 2010 by decree of the Minister of Health, the Working Group was established. The Strategy was adopted in May 2016. In 2012, she initiated the Alzheimer Café gatherings in Slovenia, which has been a huge success and spread around the country. She became the vice-president of the Alzheimer Slovenia – Spominčica in 2012. From 2014, she became the president of Spominčica. She successfully enrolled and introduced Spominčica in the international networks of Alzheimer’s Disease International and Alzheimer Europe. She has been a member of the Alzheimer Europe board for the last four years. She is very actively involved in the implementation of the Dementia strategy and of the building of a dementia friendly society. Now she is involved in the preparation of the Strategies of 2020 to 2030.

Dr. Mladinov received his MD and PhD degrees from School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. He worked as teaching and research assistant in human neuroanatomy and neuroscience at the affiliated Croatian Institute for Brain Research. His PhD thesis was on localization and expression of the dopamine D2 receptors in the prefrontal cortex of men and mice. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University Hospital Tuebingen in Germany, where he acquired expertise in assessment and care of elderly patients with psychiatric disorders and dementia in outpatient and inpatient setting. His primary interests are biological correlates and treatment of disorders of sleep, circadian rhythms, and psychopathology in Alzheimer’s disease.

Matea Nikolac Perković was born in 1984 in Zagreb. She graduated in 2008 at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb and obtained a Masters degree in Molecular Biology. She defended her Ph.D. thesis titled The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in dementia (2015, mentor: Nela Pivac) and completed a Ph.D. interdisciplinary program Molecular Biosciences at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek. She has been employed at the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) since 2009, and since 2018 she has been working as a Research associate. She has published 54 scientific papers, all of which are cited in the Web of Science (WoS) database, and 17 chapters in scientific books. During her scientific career, she has participated as a collaborator in a total of 18 scientific projects.
She has visited research institutes in Bordeaux, France (2016), Budapest, Hungary (2017), Madrid, Spain (2018-2019), and Ljubljana, Slovenia (2019) on several occasions. Her main research focus lies in researching the biological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. She participates in the Ph.D. programme Biomedicine and Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb and in the Ph.D. interdisciplinary program Molecular Biosciences at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek. She is a member of 11 scientific societies. She was also rewarded The annual award of RBI for excellent scientific paper in 2014, The annual award of RBI and Division of Molecular Medicine for excellent scientific paper in 2012 and 2013, National Science Award of the Republic of Croatia – Annual Award for Junior Researchers for 2013 in the field of Biomedicine, and The annual award of the society of university teachers, scholars and other scientists – Zagreb for young scientists and artists for 2013.

Gabriela Novotni MD, PhD is a neurologist working at the University Clinic of Neurology in Skopje, North Macedonia since 2009. She graduated from the Medical Faculty in Skopje, University Ss Cyril and Methodius in 2007. During the pre and postgraduate studies, Dr. Novotni completed a clinical observership at the University Hospital “ Allgemeines Krankenhaus” -Vienna, Austria, University Hospital “Charitè “- Berlin, Germany, Nuremberg Clinic, Germany and at the Memory Clinic -University Clinic of Neurology, Belgrade, Serbia. In 2017 Dr. Novotni established the Dementia Outpatient Clinic within the University Clinic of Neurology in Skopje, North Macedonia. In collaboration with the Genetic laboratory “Prof.d-r Georgi Efremov” at the  Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, a DNA bank for genetic research in Alzheimer’s disease, FTD and Lewy body Dementia has been established, and since 2016 it is a basis for scientific research. In 2019 Dr. Novotni successfully defended the doctoral theses- Identification and evaluation of risk and prognostic factors for Alzheimer’s disease and earned a PhD degree in neurology/neuroscience. She has special interests in Alzheimer’s Disease, neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders, neurogenetics, rare neurological disorders, TTR-Amyloidosis,  and neuroimmunology. Dr. Novotni is a member of the Macedonian Neurology Society, Macedonian Physicians Society, Macedonian Medical Chamber, European Academy of Neurology-associate member, ECTRIMS Council member Dr. Novotni is a founder and president of the NGO Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and Neuroscience and is involved in organizing educational workshops for raising public awareness on dementia issues, supporting the rights and needs of people living with dementia.

 

 

MARINA ŠAGUD
1982-1988; School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1989-1990; Rotating internship, Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Zagreb
1991-1993; Postgraduate study in Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
1993-1997; Psychiatric Residency at University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department of Psychiatry
2001-2002; Post doctorate study at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
April 2007; PhD Degree at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
July 2014-Chief of Unit for Schizophrenia, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Centre Zagreb
September 2012- Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
2010-; Coordinator for e-learning in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
2008-2012; Assistant in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
2011-July 2014; Chief of Intensive Care Unit for Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Centre Zagreb
2009-2011; Chief of Unit for Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders as a part of Unit for Integrative Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Centre Zagreb
1997-2008; Ward Physician at the Unit for Biological Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Centre Zagreb
1993-1997; Psychiatric Resident at University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department of Psychiatry
1991-1993; Pharmaceutical Company „Pliva“
Head of the projects “Predictors of treatment response in schizophrenia”, sponsored by University of Zagreb, BM106 and “The influence of religiosity on treatment outcome in depression: clinical and biochemical parameters”, sponsored by University of Zagreb, BM126, investigator in several projects, invited speaker at numerous international and national conferences, author/co-author of 50 research articles

Goran Šimić is a tenured Professor of Neuroscience and Anatomy, and the Head of Neuroscience Department at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research of the University of Zagreb Medical School. In the department, prof. Šimić also leads the Laboratory for Developmental Neuropathology. His laboratory has extensive expertise in the neuropathology of developmental and neurodegenerative disorders and has established an international cooperation on biomarkers for brain diseases, especially Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Dubravka Svob Strac, PhD, works as Senior Research Associate at Laboratory for Molecular Neuropsychiatry, Division of Molecular Medicine, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia and holds a tittle of Assistant Professor at University of Osijek. She obtained her BS, MS and PhD degrees in Molecular Biology at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Additionally, she graduated in Project Management at Accredited College of Business and Management, Zapresic. She also obtained various short-term trainings at home and abroad and received several awards and stipends, including Rudjer Boskovic Institute Awards for science popularization (2017 and 2018) and for best scientific paper (2017 and 2018), as well as Croatian National Science Award for science popularization in 2018. So far, she published 73 (61 WoSCC) scientific papers (citations: 906; h-index: 18) and 16 book chapters. She has held 32 scientific and 15 popular lectures and 75 poster presentations at national and international conferences. Dubravka Svob Strac has been principal investigator of 5 projects and actively participated in 11 national and 7 international projects. She is lecturer at 7 graduated and post-graduate courses at University of Zagreb, Osijek and Rijeka and mentor of 16 BS and 4 PhD theses. Dubravka Svob Strac actively participates in the work of various scientific societies, organization of scientific meetings and science popularization. She has been Treasurer (2015-19) and Secretary (2019-present) of Croatian Pharmacological Society, Vice-President of Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association (2015-present) and Vice President (2018-present) of Rudjer Boskovic Institute Biomedical Scientific Council. She is member of editorial board of several and reviewer for many international scientific journals, congresses/symposia, textbooks, book chapters and Croatian Science Foundation projects. Her field of research is molecular basis of stress-related and neuropsychiatric disorders, and molecular mechanisms of neuropsychoactive drugs.

Rođena je u Zagrebu gdje je završila osnovnu školu i Matematičko-informatički obrazovni centar. Na Medicinskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu diplomirala je 1990. godine. Zaposlena je na Klinici za psihijatriju Vrapče od 1996.g, Zavod za biologijsku psihijatriju i psihogerijatriju, Referentni centar Ministarstva zdravstva za Alzheimerovu bolest i psihijatriju starije životne dobi. Specijalistički ispit položila je pred Komisijom Ministarstva zdravstva Republike Hrvatske u listopadu 1999. godine. Pripravnički staž obavila je 1991. god. u KB Sveti Duh. Tijekom 1992. godine radila je u hitnoj ambulanti Doma zdravlja Trnje, a od 1993. do 1996. godine u Medicinskom centru Karlovac kao liječnik opće medicine, te od 1995. godine kao specijalizant psihijatrije u Općoj bolnici Karlovac. U siječnju 2009. godine položila je pred Komisijom Ministarstva zdravstva Republike Hrvatske subspecijalistički ispit iz biologijske psihijatrije. U studenom 2009. godine Povjerenstvo Ministarstva zdravstva i socijalne skrbi Republike Hrvatske priznalo joj je naziv primarijus. Magistrirala je 1994.g. na Medicinskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. Doktorsku disertaciju obranila je 2000. godine na Medicinskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu. U studenom 2004. godine izabrana je u višeg predavača na Zdravstvenom veleučilištu u Zagrebu. U veljači 2007. g. izabrana je u zvanje znanstvenog suradnika, a 2010. godine u zvanje višeg znanstvenog suradnika. 2011. godine izabrana je za naslovnog višeg asistenta na Medicinskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Osijeku. 2012. godine izabrana je u naslovnog docenta na Medicinskom fakultetu Svečulišta u Osijeku. U znanstveno zvanje znanstvenog savjetnika u trajnom zvanju izabrana je 2019.g. Uključena je u nastavne aktivnosti koje se provode na Klinici za psihijatriju Vrapče. Suvoditelj je poslijediplomskog tečaja trajnog usavršavanja I kategorije na Medicinskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu pod nazivom “Nuspojave psihofarmaka”.

Znanstveni projekti
Genomski i glikomski biomarkeri PTSP-a, suradnički projekt, Hrvatska zaklada za znanost; Nuspojave psihofarmaka u bolesnika s psihotičnim i afektivnim poremećajima,; Određivanja razine kortizola i polimorfizma gena koji kodiraju proteine dopaminergičkog i opioidnog sustava u bolesnika sa shizofrenijom i ovisnosti o nikotinu, hrvatsko-američki kolaborativni projekta , Klinika za psihijatriju Vrapče, Institut Ruđer Bošković i Sveučilište Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, SAD; Uloga 5-HT6 receptora u Alzheimerovoj bolesti: Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i športa RH; hrvatsko-slovenska suradnja; Early detection of Alzehimer’s disease with methylation status of candidate genes in liquid biopsies cfDNA. ; Sudjelovala je u organizaciji brojnih znanstvenih i stručnih skupova te je autor više od 300 znanstvenih i stručnih publikacija.

Marc Wortmann is a consultant to the non-profit sector in strategy, governance, fundraising and events, based near Utrecht in The Netherlands. He was educated as a lawyer and worked for the last 20 years in the non-profit world, as Executive Director of Alzheimer Netherlands (2000-2006) and of Alzheimer’s Disease International in London (2006-2017), the global umbrella body of Alzheimer associations. He has a lot of experience in international advocacy and lobby at the World Health Organization and United Nations, organizing conferences and events, fundraising and governance of NGOs. Marc has been a speaker at many (international) conferences and events and published dozens of articles and papers on these topics. He is a board member of various NGOs and research expert at De Dikke Blauwe, the Dutch weekly magazine for the non-profit sector.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

PARTICIPANTS Registration fee
Doctors specialists, economists, director of homes for the elderly € 165,00
Members of the Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMA and Croatian Society for Neuroscience € 140,00
Medical doctors, doctors on specialisation, psychologists, social workers, social pedagogues, pharmacists, neuroscientists € 140,00
Nurses and technicians € 85,00
Undergraduate students  free of charge
Retired doctors free of charge

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admission to all congress sessions by connecting to the online web platform of the Congress

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– price at double room per room per day (HB) = € 118,00

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• October 16 – breakfast + lunch
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CONGRESS SECRETARIAT

Scientific program information

Professor Ninoslav Mimica, MD, DSc, Primarius, IFAPA
University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče
Bolnička cesta 32, HR-10090 Zagreb, Croatia
T: +385 (0)1 3780 678
@: ninoslav.mimica@bolnica-vrapce.hr

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