8th Croatian Paediatric Surgery Congress

VENUE: Olympia Hotel & Olympia Sky Hotel, Ljudevita Gaja 6, 22211 Vodice, Croatia

DATE: 3rd to 6th of October 2018

Registration fee:

  • Students and retired physicians have no registration fee
  • Nurses                                  500/700 kuna (70/95 euro) – early/late
  • Residents                             1150/1500 kuna (150/200 euro) – early/late
  • Attendings/consultants    1500/1900/2250 kuna (200/250/300 euro) – rana/kasna/on-sight
  • Daily registration fee         500 kuna (70 euro) – lectures and business lunch

EARLY registration fee: September 10th 2018
LATE registration fee: September 11th – October 2nd 2018

Fees include:

  • Congress materials
  • Free access to lectures
  • Business lunch
  • Welcome cocktail

Abstract submission deadline: August 22nd 2018
Abstract acceptance notification: September 1st 2018

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LinkedIn:         #HDDK ; #CSPS ; #Pediatric_Surgery ; #Pediatric_Urology

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3rd Croatian Symposium of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists


The Paediatric Anaesthesia Section of the
Croatian Association for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (HDAIL)
of the Croatian Medical Association (HLZ)

The symposium topics: 

  • Safety in paediatric anaesthesia
  • Ultrasound-guides regional anaesthesia of children
  • Case reports – unexpected events in paediatric anaesthesia / events that have
    changed our practice

Registration fee:

  • HDAIL member – a specialist 750,00 kn (100 eura) / 1000,00 kn ( 150 eura)
  • HDAIL member – a resident 350,00 kn (50 eura) / 500,00 kn (75 eura)

Early registration fee:  September 10th 2018
Regular registration

Fees include:

  • Congress materials
  • Free access to lectures
  • Business lunch
  • Coffee breaks

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended
On behalf of the 3r Croatian Symposium of Pediatric  Anesthesiologists Scientific Committee we would like to announce that abstract submission deadline is extended to September 1st.The notice of acceptance will be received by September 5th 2018.

Abstract submission deadline: September 1st 2018
Abstract acceptance notification: September 5th 2018

Download first announcement

12th Croatian Meeting of Pediatric Surgical Nurses and Tehnicians with International Participation

Meeting topics: 

  • Challenges, novelties and specifics from fields of pediatric surgical specialties
  • Team communication
  • Free topics

Registration fee:

  • Nurses         500/700 Kuna – early/late

EARLY registration fee: September 10th 2018
LATE registration fee: September 11th – October 2nd 2018

Registration fee includes: 

  • Congress materials
  • Free access to lectures
  • Business lunch
  • Welcome cocktail

Abstract submission deadline: August 22nd 2018
Abstract acceptance notification: September 1st 2018


Šubićeva 9, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska

Secretary Office:
Tajništvo Hrvatskog društva za dječju kirurgiju HLZ,
Klinika za dječju kirurgiju,
Klinika za dječjebolesti,
Klaićeva 16, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska

Important information

Official langages:
Croatian and English + simultaneous tranlation; slides, abstracts and posters in English

Presentation format:
Microsoft Powerpoint (.pptx)

Poster format:
A0 format

Registration i abstract submission form:
Electronic submission over the web


3rd to 6th of October 2018


Olympia Hotel and Olympia Sky Hotel

Ljudevita Gaja 6
22211 Vodice, Hrvatska

+385 (0) 22 452 400

Travel information


We recommend using the highway A1 Zagreb – Split. If you are coming from the north using the A1 exit Pirovac, and if you are coming from the south use the A1 exit Šibenik.

If you choose to ride the “old” road, use the following directions.
For arrival from Zagreb: Zagreb – Karlovac – Plitvice – Šibenik – Maslenica – Benkovac – Vodice.
To arrive from the direction of Rijeka: Rijeka – Senj – Karlobad – Zadar – Zadar – Vodice.
To arrive from the direction of Split: Split – Trogir – Sibenik – Vodice.

Gas stations on major highways are open 0-24h. Within the village are working times is 07-22h.

If you are traveling by car, useful information on road conditions and traffic can be obtained from HAK (Croatian Automobile Club), by calling +385 1 4640 800. Information Centre is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Vodice GPS data for navigation:
(Longitude, latitude): 15.790699, 43.759425



Arriving by bus it is possible from all the major bus stations in Croatia. Arrival at the Vodice Bus Station, located in the center of the town. From there you can eather take a short walk to the hotel or take a taxi.

Bus Station Vodice
tel: +385 22 443 627

Bus station Sibenik
060 368 368

Bus station Zadar
tel: +385 23 211 035



The nearest airport is in Zadar. It is called Zadar Airport – Resnik, located 60 km from Vodice.

The nearest larger airport is in Split. From Vodice is situated 80km.



Large marina is located in center of Vodice.

International ferry lines are Ancona – Zadar, Ancona – Split. For information about tickets, contact one of the local branch Jadrolinija.

Jadrolinija – Agency Sibenik
Croatian Navy, Coast bb
HR-22000 Sibenik
tel: +385 22 213468

Jadrolinija – Agency Zadar
Liburnijska coast 7
HR-23000 Zadar
tel: +385 23 250 555

Jadrolinija – Agency Split
Gat sv. Duje bb
HR-21000 Split
tel: +385 21 338 333

Climate and weather

There are two climate zones; a temperate continental climate, locally also a mountainous climate, prevails in the interior, whereas a pleasant Mediterranean climate prevails along the Adriatic coast, with an overwhelming number of sunny days and a sea temperature that does not fall under 20°C. This pleasant climate favours the relax and enjoyment of the treasures of the Adriatic coast. The average temperature: January 0 to 2°C, August 19 to 23°C; average temperature at the seaside: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 27 °C; the sea temperature is about 12°C in the winter, and 25°C in the summer. Weather forecast


The Croatian currency is the Kuna (not the Euro!), which is divided into 100 lipas. (The word ‘Kuna’ means marten, a weasel-like animal, whose fur Croats used as payment many centuries ago. The word ‘lipa’ means lime tree, but we don’t know the connection here!) When listed as a price, Kuna is abbreviated to Kn.

The Kuna comes in dominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 as notes and 1, 2, 5 and 25 (25 Kn being largely commemorative) as coins. The Lipa comes in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50. In Croatian, the plural of Kuna is Kune (pronounced ‘koo-neh’), although it is fine to pluralise it – as many outside of the country do – to Kunas.

Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, most travel agencies and at the reception of hotels, camps as well as in marinas.

You will find that you can pay for some items – private accommodation, taxis, some small restaurants – in Euros. Do note that this is entirely on an unofficial basis; the Euro is NOT an official currency and NO business/individual is required to accept them as payment.

Credit cards

In Croatia the most used cards are: Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners. They are accepted at most hotels, marinas, restaurants and shops, as well as at ATM’s and commercial centers.

Did you know...

… that in 1906 the Croat S. Eduard Penkala invented and patented the first real pen and first fountain pen.

… that the tie is a Croatian invention. In the 17. century the Croats made it a costum to put a piece of textile around the neck as a detail of fashion.

… that in four places on Veliki Brijuni were found more than 200 footprints from dinosaurs.

… that around the Arena of Pula was fastened the biggest tie in the world. It was 808 meter long and at the lower part of the tie 25 meters wide.

… that UNESCO and the Croatian government proclaimed the year 2006 that of Nikola Tesla. In 1882 Tesla discovered the principle of the rotating magnetic field. With his genious discovery he enabled the creation of the first electromotor running with alternate current.

… that our olympic Janica Kostelic entered in history with her many victories and became the most successful skier ever in the olympic games.

… that Croatian islands hide a lost world of living fossils. In caves of Hvar and Korčula were found new types of very small lobsters, survived examples of species that died out long ago.

… that Croatia is the homeland for protected and endemic types of plants. One of them is runolist, which has been protected by the law of nature since 1952, as well as the degenija of Velebit, an endangered, rare and endemic type that has been protected since 1964.

… that Ivan Meštrović is the most famous Croatian sculptor, as well as one of the biggest modern world artist. An interesting fact is that in 1947 he organized in the Metropolitan Museum of New York an exhibition about his work, which was the first exhibition of a living artist.


General Visa Requirements for Croatia

Even prior to EU entry, foreign visitors did not normally require visas to enter Croatia. Citizens of the U.K., EU countries, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand did not (and do not) need visas to visit Croatia. Visitors can visit Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180 day period.


Visa Requirements for Croatia for Holders of Schengen Visas

On joining the EU, Croatia extended a ruling for holders of Schengen visas that was first introduced in 2012. This regulation allows holders of valid dual or multiple entry Schengen visas to enter, stay and transit in or through Croatia WITHOUT the need for an additional visa (for tourist purposes).

Travellers holding a dual entry Schengen visa must have one unused entry if travelling to Croatia.

Holders of a residence permit, or certain other types of visa issued by a Schengen Area country, can also visit Croatia without requiring an additional visa.

For more details, do see the website of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please pay special attention to the bold text.

Despite being part of the EU, Croatia IS NOT part of the Schengen Zone. The country officially applied to join on 1st July 2015 (the two year anniversary of joining the EU), but it is still not yet part of the Zone. The latest news is that it may join in early 2019.

However, this means that if you are in possession of a Schengen visa, you will not use up any days of the time limit (90 days in a 180 day period) that you are allowed to be in the Schengen zone if you visit Croatia.

This is useful if you’re travelling in Europe and need to be careful with the Schengen days you use up. If you come to Croatia you’ll still be in Europe, but won’t use up any “Schengen visa” days. And, of course, spending some time travelling in Croatia isn’t exactly a hardship!


Entering Croatia with an ID card

Citizens of EU countries may enter Croatia using their national identity cards (if these exist) instead of a passport. Otherwise, passports are required to enter Croatia.


Electricity in Croatia

In Croatia the power sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.


The Official Language of Croatia – Croatian

Croatian is the most popular language in the country, and 95% of the population are Croatian native speakers.

But a lot of Croatians speak some foreign language. Mostly English, German and Italian. So you should not have any difficulty getting by

Important links

Olympia Sky

Technical organizer


Dore Pfanove 7

10000 Zagreb