4th CROATIAN CONGRESS ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  with international participation
October 2-6, 2004, Hotel Ambasador, Opatija, Croatia
under the auspices of
Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia
 
     
 

Dear colleagues, dear friends!

On behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee I am honored to welcome you to the 4th Croatian Congress on Infectious Diseases with international participation.
This year our host city is beautiful Opatija, also known as "the pearl of North Adriatic". I hope you will be able to enjoy its shine, after busy working schedule of our Congress.
Today, at the beginning of the third millennium, infectious diseases are again becoming the focus of our attention and a global public health care issue. An interdisciplinary approach is needed in dealing with infectious disease problems, especially in trying to understand their complex pathogenesis and etiology. Therefore we tried to gather experts from various specialties to this Congress, whose common goal is to fight against infectious diseases, especially hospital infections that often undermine or even nullify extraordinary results in surgery, oncology, hematology etc.
Infectious disease topics are divided into 18 subject areas, with esteemed experts from particular field working as moderators of each session. I cordially thank all those colleagues who invested a lot of effort and enthusiasm to create interesting sessions, as well as all lecturers from Croatia and abroad.
Many thanks to all those who helped in Congress organization, from pharmaceutical industry representatives to all members of the Organizing Committee. We tried to organize the Congress on a high scientific and professional level, so that each participant can find something of interest and in spare time experience at least a small part of Croatian hospitality.
I wish you a pleasant stay in Opatija, friendly atmosphere and hope to see you at our next Congress.

Looking forward to seeing you in October!

Congress President
Professor Tatjana Jeren MD, PhD



ORGANIZERS
CROATIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
CROATIAN SOCIETY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES OF CROATIA

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
President: Tatjana Jeren
Vice-presidents:
Nikola Bradaric,
Ljiljana Misic-Majerus,
Miro Morovic,
Alemka Markotic
Secretary:
Vjekoslav Mahovlic
Treasurer: Rok Civljak

LOCAL SCIENTIFIC BOARD
Dragan Primorac
Josip Begovac
Ivan Beus
Miroslav Lisic

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC BOARD
Arikawa J., Sapporo, Japan
Avsic-Zupanc T., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Buchmeier M., La Jolla, CA. USA
Calisher C., Colorado, CO, USA
Henttonen H., Vantaa, Finland
Hukic M., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jung M., Zürich, Switzerland
Krüger D., Berlin, Germany
Lecour H., Porto, Portugal
LeDuc JW., Atlanta, GA, USA
Lipkin W.I., New York, NY, USA
Petrosillo N., Rome, Italy
Poljak M., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Popovic T., Atlanta, GA, USA
Ryabchikova E., Koltsovo, Russia
St. Jeor S., Reno, ND, USA
Xiao S.Y., Galveston, TX, USA



Program table
Sunday, October 3, 2004
Monday, October 4, 2004
Tuesday, October 5, 2004
Wednesday, October 6, 2004

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS ARE KINDLY REQUESTED TO SEND THEIR POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS BY E-MAIL TO jblaha@bfm.hr BY OCTOBER 1st, OR HAND THEM AT THE SLIDE ROOM ONE DAY BEFORE THEIR PRESENTATION IS SCHEDULED. THANK YOU.



CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases
Mirogojska 8
10 000 Zagreb
CROATIA
tel: +385 1 46 03 240 or 190
fax:+385 1 46 78 235
e-mail: apavelic@bfm.hr
web page:http://www.bfm.hr/



OFFICIAL TRAVEL AGENCY
" O-Tours", Gajeva 6,
Zagreb, Croatia;
Contact person: Dean Sudec
tel: +385 1 48 31 444,
fax: +385 1 48 13 013,
e-mail: otours@otours.hr
web page:http://www.otours.hr/


We gratefully acknowledge the support in Congress organisation from

Major contributor



Hoffmann la Roche

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia

Abbott Laboratories
Agmar
Alkaloid
Astra Zeneca
Artus
Bayer Pharma
Belupo
Biomax
Biomedicina
GlaxoSmithKline
Hermes Analitica
Jadran Galenski laboratorij
Jasika
Krka
Labud
Lek
Medical Intertrade
Medicopharmacia
Medika
Medoka
MSD
Oktal Pharma
Olympus
PharmaSwiss
Pliva
Sanolabor
Schering Plough
Tamico Instruments

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