17th Lj. Jurak Int. Symp.
The 17th Ljudevit Jurak International Symposium on
Comparative Pathology

Zagreb, Croatia

June 2-3, 2006

Date and Venue
Instructions for participants 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 17th 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 Advances in oncopathology, 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.

June 2-3, 2006
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
Papers and Abstracts The official language of the Symposium is English.
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, 2006. 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, 2006. Please note that the abstracts of  participants who do not pay the registration fee until  April 15th, 2006 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 presentation

Second hall of the Multimedia Center Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital
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 easily be 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. Posters number 1 to 19 should be mounted on Friday by 9 a.m. and dismounted on Friday by 5 p.m. Posters number 20 to 38 should be mounted on Saturday by 8 a.m. and dismounted on Saturday by 2 p.m. See pages 17 to 20 for checking the poster numbers.
Poster discussion will take place on Saturday, June 3th, 2006.
Allocated time for each poster discussion is up to 3 minutes. Two slides may be used to present relevant data.
Slide seminars
Slide seminar on pathology and cytopathology will be held on Saturday, June 3 in the main hall of the Multimedia Center Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital from 10.00 to 12.00.

Slide seminar cases will be available at this web site  [SLIDE SEMINAR].

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.
Registration fee

Regular fee is 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. The registration fee for accompanying person will be 200 kn(30EUR).
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

The church of the Holy Ghost in Pozega




Symposium dinner will take place  on Friday, June 2nd at  8 p.m.
Restaurant "Hrvatski kulturni klub" (Croatian Cultural Club), also know as "kod Drageca".
The restaurant is situated in the building of the Museum of Arts and Crafts.

One day  tour  to Kutjevo and Pozega  on Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Pozega is a city of long and rich culture and tradition, mentioned in history for the first time in 1227. This town of 21 000 inhabitants is known for its beautiful baroque architecture and numerous cultural monuments among which Church of St. Lawrence, Votive Monument to the Plague, Franciscan monastery and Church of the Holy Ghost, Church of St Theresa of Avila are the most notable. Pozega has always been the administrative, religious, cultural and economic centre not of only Pozega Valley, but also of its wider surroundings. Therefore, Poñega today represents the centre of the Pozega - Slavonia County, diocesan see and the Seat of an associate-degree college. Throughout the history of Croatian culture, Pozega was continuously contributing many famous names in the fields of science, culture, literature and economy. Pozega and its surroundings are veritable paradise for hunters, fishermen and nature lovers whereas its tourist offer is very much enriched by numerous cultural events.
Franciscan monastery and the church of the Holy Ghost are situated directly opposite the monument to the Trinity. The monastery and the church have been built in the 13th century. The church got its present form in the second half of the 19th century, following the great fire of 1842. Pozega´s Franciscan library contains bibliographic rarities and incunabula, while their chronicles have preserved a lot of valuable information on the monastery, the church and the city. The Franciscans were the first to govern the Pozega parish, and today the church of the Holy Ghost in one of the four parishes in Pozega.
Kutjevo wine region is situated in the Pozega - Slavonia County and it lies on southern slopes of Papuk and Krndija mountains, on the level non higher then 300 m. It is famous for the production of white sort of wines, especially Grasevina, but, also, white and Grey Pinot, Chardonnay, and Traminac.
For its sortiment, Kutjevo wine region is considered to be amog the best wine regions, producing many highly estimated and requested Croatian wines of high and top quality.

Duration: 10 hours approximately
Includes: coach, guide, entrance fees, lunch
Price per person:  78  EUR (minimum of 20 persons is required)
08:30     Departure from Zagreb.
11:00     Arrival to Kutjevo. Upon arrival visit of old Cistercit wine cellars from12th century.  Snack and wine tasting (3 sorts)  of  Kutjevo vines presented by professional enologist and Sommelier.
13:00    Departure towards Pozega, visit of the church of Holly Spirit in franciscan monastery. Continue with a visit of Pozega Diocese.
14:00    Lunch in an authenthic atmosphere of the Jakobovic familiy household  in Ramanovci village (couple of kilometers from Pozega town).
16:30    Departure to  Zagreb.
19:00    Expected arrival to Zagreb.
How to get to Zagreb

By.Air 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
By.Train 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 StationThe 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
Instructions for participants Paper and Abstracts
Oral presentation
Poster presentation
Slide seminar
Registration fee
Social program
How to get to Zagreb
Location of the symposium