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Main topic
Head and Neck Pathology including Ophtalmopathology
The 15th Ljudevit Jurak International Symposium on
Comparative Pathology

Zagreb, Croatia

June 4-5, 2004

Date and Venue
Offical language Paper and Abstracts
Oral presentation
Poster presentation
Slide seminar
Registration fee
Social program
How to get to Zagreb
Location of the symposium

         The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to Zagreb to take part in the 15th Ljudevit Jurak International Symposium on Comparative Pathology. All pathologists dealing with human and animal pathology are invited to present their work concerning human and animal pathology or both. The main topic of this symposium is Head & Neck Pathology (including Ophtalmopathology) but all papers regarding other symposium sections are also welcome (see program). The goal of this symposium is multidisciplinary approach to human and animal pathology. We hope that you will enjoy the scientific program as well as the social events that  we  organize. We also hope that you will find some free time to enjoy our beautiful city  and its surroundings.

         Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, one of the  oldest European countries. The city is more than nine hundred years old. Zagreb is a city with a population of one million inhabitants, with 20 theatres, 40 museums and galleries, and many streets and squares that are museums themselves. Zagreb is the diplomatic, economic, business, cultural, comercial, sporting and scientific center of Croatia. Convention facilities in Zagreb include specialized halls where larger conventions and congresses can be held, while accommodation is provided in one of the city’s hotels.

The climate in northern Croatia, including Zagreb is continental.

Basic Croatian currency unit is KUNA. Foreign currency can be exchanged for local money according to the published rates of exchange in banks, official exchange offices, hotels and Cash dispensers. Banks and post offices are normally open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. non stop. Public telephone boxes accept only phone cards available at news stands and post offices.

Regardless to the means of transportation you choose Croatia and Zagreb are always geographically close to major European cities. Zagreb is linked to the rest of the world by an up-to-date telecommunication system.

Multimedial Center
June 4-5, 2004
Zagreb, Vinogradska cesta 29, Croatia

Sestre milosrdnice  University Hospital is one of the oldest Croatian hospitals situated only fifteen minutes by walk from main city square (Location of the symposium).

The official language of the Symposium is English.
Papers and Abstracts
All papers and abstracts will be published in Acta Clinica Croatica (Indexed in Excerpta Medica). Free electronic variant of the journal can be found at  http://www.acta-clinica.kbsm.hr.  Acta Clinica Croatica will be handed to each fully registered participant prior to the Symposium at the registration desk. Registration Form and Abstract should be returned to the Organizing Committee by April 1st, 2004. Microsoft Word files are prefered. Notification of acceptance and categorization of the paper for an oral or a poster presentation will be sent to the presenting author not later than  April 15th, 2004. Please note that the abstracts of  participants who do not pay the registration fee until  April 15th, 2004 will not be published.
Oral presentation

Oral presentation should not be longer than 10 minutes which includes 2 minutes for discussion.  LCD projector will be provided.
Poster presentations

Each poster board will have an available space of 120 cm high x 100 cm wide. Please use fonts at least 6 mm high, so that they can be easily read at a 2-m distance. The title should be written at the top of the space or poster with letters at least 25 mm high. The posters should be fixed on the board by adhesive tapes that will be provided by the Organizers. Handouts of the posters are welcome.
Poster discussion will take place on Saturday, June 5th, 2004.
Allocated time for each poster discussion is up to 3 minutes. Two slides may be used to present relevant data.

Slide seminars

Slide seminars will be held on Saturday in the main hall of the Multimedial Center Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital.
             1. Comparative Pathology of  Human and  Animal Tumors
             2. Oral Cytopathology

Slide seminar cases will be available at this web site.

All potential participants will have the opportunity to see slides and to send/voice their opinions. The slides and their diagnoses will be discussed during the slide seminar.

Quiz on pathology  will be organized on Saturday morning. There will be an award for the winner.
Registration  fee

The reduced registration fee (100 EUR) should be paid until April 1st, 2004.
Regular fee after April 1st, 2004 will be 1200 kunas (150 EUR).
No abstract will be published without relevant payment of the registration fee. On site registration fee may be paid in cash only. Attendance at slide seminar will be charged with an additional payment of 400 kunas (50 EUR) and must be payed before May 1st, 2004. Sending slides for slide seminar  in advance is included in additional fee. The registration fee for accompanying person will be 200 kn (30 EUR).
Certificates will be issued to all participants who have fully paid the registration fee.

The registration fee includes all Symposium materials, access to the exhibition and all lectures, cocktails, coffee breaks and symposium dinner. For accompanying persons the fee includes the same social events.
Social program

Symposium dinner will take place  on Friday, June 4th at  8 p.m.
One day  tour  to Samobor and Mokrice Castle, Sunday, June 6th, 2004

Duration: 10 hours approximately
Includes: coach, guide, entrance fees, lunch
Price per person:  85 EUR (minimum of 15 persons is required)

Samobor - picturesque little town, only few kilometres from  Zagreb, famous for its delicious cake “kremšnite”, its crystal and its carnival. Since 1242 Samobor has been a free market town, whilst the centuries-long tradition and skill in handicrafts and catering is felt to the present day, giving this small town a specific feature. With its long history, rich cultural heritage, attractive surroundings and well-known home specialities from numerous inns and restaurants, Samobor is one of the most popular excursion resorts in the region.
Mokrice castle (in Slovenia, only few kilometres from Samobor), offers you a pleasant stay -  connection with history and modern shine and good taste of food.
Samobor Mokrice
The little town near Zagreb
The  beautiful castle Mokrice
How to get to Zagreb
Zagreb airport (opening for domestic and international flights) is located 17 km from the centre of the city, or 20-25 minutes by bus. Informations on flights can be obtained by calling 385 1 6255-222. The Zagreb Airport bus terminal (bus stop) is at the Central Bus Station on Marin Držić Avenue. Buses leave the terminal depending on flights schedules and timetables, from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. Regulary, they leave for the airport at least once an hour, or hour and a half.
The bus lines from the airport to the bus terminal on Držićeva operate from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., at least hour or after landings.
Zagreb Airport Pleso

The main Railways Station is located in the City (at Kralj Tomislav Square 12, a ten minutes walk from the central city square). Informations on arrivals and departures can be obtained by dialing 385 1 060-333-444.
There are dialy international lines from Munich (Euro City Mimara), Vienna, (Inter City Croatia, Cibalia), Venice (Inter City Kras, Simplon, Venice), Budapest (Drava, Maestral), Paris and Geneva, Graz (Inter City Croatia, Zagreb) and Moscow (Maestral).
Maun Railways Station
The main Railways Station
By Road

Main international roads are:

  •  Trieste-Ljubljana-Zagreb
  • Graz-Maribor-Ljubljana-Zagreb
  • Klagenfurt-Ljubljana-Zagreb
  • Budapest-Varaždin-Zagreb
Central bus station
Central bus station and
the Zagreb Airport bus

Driving directions:

From North   
Take Highway to Munich to Salzburg to Graz to Maribor to Zagreb. Or take Highway to Innsbruck to Vienna to Trieste to Ljubljana to Zagreb.

From East   
Take Highway Budapest to Zagreb.

From West   
Take Highway to Milano to Venezia to Trieste to Ljubljana to Zagreb.
There are daily international bus lines from/to Graz, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Zurich, Barcs, Trieste, Wiena.
Several times a week buses leave for Berlin, Paris, Prague, Brno, Rome, Goeteburg.

Date and Venue
Offical language Paper and Abstracts
Oral presentation
Poster presentation
Slide seminar
Registration fee
Social program
How to get to Zagreb
Location of the symposium