Croatian Congress On Alzheimer’s Disease
with international participation
3th – 6th October 2018 @Novigrad, Croatia

GENERAL INFORMATION

CONGRESS VENUE
Aminess Maestral Hotel, 52466 Novigrad

REGISTRATION DESK
The Registration Desk will open an hour before the beginning of the sessions and close half an hour after the end of the sessions

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Official languages are Croatian and English. Simultaneous translation will 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 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 participate to the Congress are available at Offer for sponsors and exhibitors. Companies interested in advertising their products at the exhibition and in the congress materials, Final Program and “Neurologia Croatica” journal with abstracts, should contact the Congress Agency.

INSURANCE
The Organizing Committee cannot accept responsibility for accidents or damage to participants or accompanying persons before, during or after the Congress. Participants are urged to make their own arrangements with respect to travel and health insurance. Upon registration, the participant accepts this provision.

MOBILE PHONES
Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in off position in the rooms where scientific sessions are being held.

INTERNET
Internet services will be available to all participants during the Congress.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all registered participants.

DEADLINES
Abstract submission deadline August 29, 2018
Abstract acceptance deadline September 5, 2018
Lower registration fee deadline August 20, 2018
Accommodation reservation deadline September 3, 2018

WELCOME LETTER


Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to participate in the Croatian Congress on Alzheimer’s Disease with international participation, CROCAD-18. The Congress will take place in Novigrad, from October 3-6, 2018.

Again, the organizers have invited numerous national and international speakers, with the intention to present the newest scientific knowledge in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other causes of dementia, while special attention will be paid to issues related to patients and carers.

Along with the professional work, we will try to spend our time in socializing and getting to know each other, and Novigrad will certainly allow us to do so.

With best regards and looking forward to seeing you soon!

Prof. dr. sc. Ninoslav Mimica, prim. dr. med.

Professor Ninoslav Mimica, MD, DSc, Primarius
President of Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMa
President of the CROCAD-18 Organizing Committee

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
Croatian Alzheimer Alliance

SUPPORTERS
Alzheimer´s Disease International
Alzheimer Europe
Croatian Alzheimer Alliance

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President: Ninoslav Mimica

Secretary: Nataša Klepac

Members: Mirjana Babić, Danira Bažadona, Marina Boban, 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, Helena Subić, Jelena Sušac, Vlatko Šagud, Vesna Šendula-Jengić, Goran Šimić, Ivana Todorić Laidlaw, Vitomir Višić, Vlasta Vučevac, Iva Žegura

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

President: Goran Šimić

Members: Vanja Bašić Kes, Dražen Begić, Fran Borovečki, Marijana Braš, Vida Demarin, Goran Dodig, Veljko Đorđević, Pavo Filaković, Igor Filipčić, Serge Gauthier, Krasanka Glamuzina, Rudolf Gregurek, Neven Henigsberg, Iva Holmerova, Vlado Jukić, Nataša Klepac, Ivica Kostović, Osman Kučuk, Štefanija Lukič Zlobec, Alma Mihaljević Peleš, Ninoslav Mimica, Berislav Momčilović, Mladen Pavlović, Damir Petravić, Nela Pivac, Vidya Shenoy, Marina Šagud, Melita Šalković-Petrišić, Vesna Šerić, Slađana Štrkalj Ivezić, Janoš Terzić, Zlatko Trkanjec, Suzana Uzun, Dinko Vitezić, Jadranka Vuković, Bjanka Vuksan Ćusa, Danijela Žakić Milas

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Croatian congress on Alzheimer’s disease with international participation CROCAD-18

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

INVITED SPEAKERS

• Fran Borovečki (Zagreb, Croatia)
• Krasanka Glamuzina (Zagreb, Croatia)
• Iva Holmerova (Prag, Czech Republic)
• Nataša Klepac (Zagreb, Croatia)
• Osman Kučuk (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
• Štefanija Lukič Zlobec (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
• Nela Pivac (Zagreb, Croatia)
• Vidya Shenoy (Mumbai, India)
• Vlatko Šagud (Milwaukee, USA)
• Goran Šimić (Zagreb, Croatia)
• Slađana Štrkalj Ivezić (Zagreb, Croatia)
• Jadranka Vuković (Subotica, Serbia)
• Bjanka Vuksan Ćusa (Zagreb, Croatia)

Srijeda, 3. listopada 2018. / Wednesday, October 3, 2018

17.00 – 19.00 Registracija i postavljanje postera / Registration and poster mounting

18.30 – 19.30 Večera / Dinner

Predsjedavajući / Chairman: Ninoslav Mimica
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Iva Holmerová, Marija Kušan Jukić

20.00 – 20.45 ART TERAPIJA KAO TERAPEUTSKA INTERVENCIJA ZA POBOLJŠANJE KVALITETE ŽIVOTA OBOLJELIH OD ALZHEIMEROVE BOLESTI
ART THERAPY AS AN INTERVENTION FOR QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENT OF PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
ŠAGUD V (Predavanje putem Skype-a u Kongresnoj dvorani / Lecture through Skype in Lecture room)

20.45 – 21.15 Otvorenje izložbe originalnih crteža Vlatka Šaguda iz knjige «Alzheimer – dvanaest istinitih ilustriranih pričica» autora Ninoslav Mimica, Marija Kušan Jukić / Opening of the exhibition of original drawings published in the book: «Alzheimer’s – twelve thrue illustrated stories» by Ninoslav Mimica, Marija Kušan Jukić (u Lobby-u hotela / in the Hotel Lobby)

Četvrtak, 4. listopada 2018. / Thursday, October 4, 2018

08.00 – 18.30 Registracija / Registration

09.00 – 09.30 Svečano otvorenje Kongresa / Opening ceremony

Predsjedavajući / Chairman: Goran Šimić
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Ljiljana Vrbić, Bjanka Vuksan Ćusa

09.30 – 09.45 ALZHEIMER NAŠ SVAKIDAŠNJI
OUR’S EVERYDAY ALZHEIMER
MIMICA N

09.45 – 10.15 KVALITETA NJEGE ZA OSOBE KOJE ŽIVE S DEMENCIJOM – INOVATIVNI PRISTUP ČEŠKE UDRUGE ZA ALZHEIMEROVU BOLEST
QUALITY OF CARE FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA – AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH OF THE CZECH ALZHEIMER SOCIETY
HOLMEROVÁ I , Hradcová D

10.15. – 10.45 PROVEDBA SLOVENSKE NACIONALNE STRATEGIJE ZA BORBU PROTIV DEMENCIJE I RAZVOJ MREŽE POTPORE U LOKALNOJ ZAJEDNICI
IMPLEMENTATION OF SLOVENIAN NATIONAL DEMENTIA STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORT NETWORK
LUKIČ ZLOBEC Š, Krivec D

10.45 – 11.00 Diskusija / Discussion

11.00 – 11.30 Stanka za kavu s izlagačima i razgledavanje postera / Coffee break with exhibitors and poster viewing

Predsjedavajući / Chariman: Slađana Štrkalj Ivezić
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Štefanija Lukič Zlobec, Iva Žegura

11.30 – 12.00 DEPRESIJA – RIZIČNI ČIMBENIK ILI PRODROM DEMENCIJE?
DEPRESSION: RISK FACTOR OR PRODROMAL STAGE OF DEMENTIA?
Vuksan Ćusa B, Šagud M

12.00 – 12.30 DEMENCIJA I SEKSUALNOST / DEMENTIA AND SEXUALITY
GLAMUZINA K, Crnogorac H, Lipša Kocmanić A

12.30 – 12.45 Diskusija / Discussion

12.45 – 13.45 KORAK ZA PAMĆENJE / MEMORY WALK
(Svi su pozvani i dobrodošli / All participants are invited & welcome)

13.45 – 14.30 Stanka za ručak / Lunch break

Predsjedavajući / Chairwoman: Nataša Klepac
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Osman Kučuk, Vitomir Višić

14.30 – 15.00 JOGA KAO POLAZIŠNA TOČKA U SKRBI ZA DEMENTNU OSOBU
MASTER KEY OF YOGA IN DEMENTIA CARE
SHENOY V

15.00 – 15.30 GENOMSKE ANALIZE U RAZVOJU NOVIH DIJAGNOSTIČKIH I TERAPEUTSKIH POSTUPAKA U POJEDINACA S DEMENCIJOM
GENOMIC ANALYSES IN DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES FOR SUBJECTS WITH DEMENTIA
BOROVEČKI F

15.30 – 15.45 BIOMARKERI U SVAKODNEVNOM KLINIČKOM RADU S OSOBAMA S KOGNITIVNIM OŠTEĆENJEM
BIOMARKERS IN EVERYDAY CLINICAL WORK WITH COGNITIVELY IMPAIRED PERSONS
BOBAN M

15.45 – 16.00 NEUROPSIHIJATRIJSKI SIMPTOMI DEMENCIJE
NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA
PRESEČKI P

16.00 – 16.30 Diskusija / Discussion

16.30 – 17.00 Stanka za kavu s izlagačima i razgledavanje postera / Coffee break with exhibitors and poster viewing

Predsjedavajući / Chairman: Anđelko Vrca
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Marina Boban, Danijela Žakić Milas

17.00 – 17.30 PROGRAM REHABILITACIJE ZA OSOBE S DEMENCIJOM S CILJEM BOLJE PRILAGODBE NA ŽIVOT U DOMU
PROGRAM OF REHABILITATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA FOR BETTER CONTINUING OF LIFE IN HOME
KUČUK O

17.30 – 18.00 DONOŠENJE ODLUKE O SMEŠTAJU OBOLJELOG ČLANA PORODICE -PREUZIMANJE ODGOVORNOSTI
ACCOMODATION OF SERIOUSLY ILL FAMILY MEMBER IN A NURSING HOME – DECISION MAKING AND RESPONSIBILITY TAKING
VUKOVIĆ J

18.00 – 18.15 MB. ALZHEIMER U SVJETLU GEROPSIHIJATRIJE USMJERENE OSOBI
MB. ALZHEIMER SEEN FROM PERSON-ORIENTED GEROPSYCHIATRY
Radovančević LJ, Švarc R, Lecher-Švarc V

18.15 – 18.45 Diskusija / Discussion

18.45 – 19.30 Godišnja skupština Hrvatskog društva za Alzheimerovu bolest i psihijatriju starije životne dobi HLZ-a / Annual assembly of Croatian Association for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMa

19.30 Večera / Dinner

21.00 Prikazivanje filma „Obitelj Savage“ (slobodan ulaz) / Projection of the movie „The Savages“ (free entrance)

Petak, 5. listopada 2018. / Friday, October 5, 2018

08.00 – 13.00 Registracija / Registration

Predsjedavajući / Chairwoman: Krasanka Glamuzina
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Jadranka Vuković, Zrnka Kovačić Petrović

09.00 – 09.30 STIGMA ALZHEIMEROVE BOLESTI / STIGMA OF ALZHEIMER DISEASE
ŠTRKALJ-IVEZIĆ S

09.30 – 09.45 PALIJATIVNA SKRB OSOBA OBOLJELIH OD DEMENCIJE U DOMU ZA STARIJE OSOBE SVETI JOSIP ZAGREB
PALLIATIVE CARE FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA IN THE NURSING HOME SVETI JOSIP ZAGREB
VRBIĆ LJ, Matić M, Mufić M

09.45 – 10.00 SEKSUALNOST OSOBA STARIJE ŽIVOTNE DOBI
SEXUALITY IN ELDERLY PEOPLE
ŽEGURA I

10.00 – 10.15 Diskusija / Discussion

10.15 – 10.45 Stanka za kavu s izlagačima i razgledavanje postera
Coffee break with exhibitors and poster viewing

Predsjedavajući / Chairman: Suzana Uzun
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Morana Ivičić, Paola Presečki

10.45 – 11.15 VASKULARNO KOGNITIVNO OŠTEĆENJE: NOVO ZNAČENJE STAROG KONCEPTA
VASCULAR COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: AN OLD CONCEPT WITH NEW MEANING
KLEPAC N

11.15 – 11.30 OSOBE OBOLJELE OD DEMENCIJE, NEUBROJIVI POČINITELJI KAZNENIH DJELA
PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA AS ACCIDENTAL PERPETRATORS OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES
ARBANAS G, Buzina N

11.30 – 11.45 NEKA OBILJEŽJA OBITELJSKOG NASILJA PREMA STARIJIM OSOBAMA
SOME FEATURES OF FAMILY ABUSE OF ELDERLY PERSONS
KOVAČIĆ PETROVIĆ Z, Peraica T, Kozarić-Kovačić D

11.45 – 12.00 OPTEREĆENJE NJEGOVATELJA ČLANOVA OBITELJI OBOLJELIH OD DEMENCIJE
CAREGIVER BURDEN AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA
LUCIJANIĆ J, Jureša V, Hanževački M

12.00 – 12.15 LIJEČENJE ODLAŽENJEM NA POZNATA MJESTA: “BRIŽNO OKRUŽENJE ZA OSOBE S DEMENCIJOM”
TRIP THERAPY: “A CARE ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA”
CILESI I

12.15 – 12.30 PSIHOLOŠKA ANALIZA HUMORA O MB. ALZHEIMER
PSYCHOLOGICAL ANALYIS OF HUMOR BASED ON MB. ALZHEIMER
RADOVANČEVIĆ LJ

12.30 – 12.45 Diskusija / Discussion

12.45 – 14.15 Stanka za ručak / Lunch break

Subota, 6. listopada 2018. / Saturday, October 6, 2018

08.00 – 14.00 Registracija / Registration

Predsjedavajući / Chairman: Fran Borovečki
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Eduard Pavlović, Vitomir Višić

09.00 – 09.30 VAŽNOST PROMJENA KRVNO-MOŽDANE BARIJERE ZA NASTANAK ALZHEIMEROVE BOLESTI
THE IMPORTANCE OF BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER CHANGES FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
ŠIMIĆ G

09.30 – 10.00 POVEZANOST VARIJANTI GENA ZA MOŽDANI NEUROTROFNI ČIMBENIK (BDNF) I PROTEINSKIH BIOMARKERA U CEREBROSPINALNOJ TEKUĆINI BOLESNIKA S ALZHEIMEROVOM BOLESTI
ASSOCIATION BETWEEN BDNF POLYMORPHISMS AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE PROTEIN BIOMARKERS IN CSF
PIVAC N, Nikolac Perković M, Babić Leko M, Švob Štrac D, Borovečki F, Šimić G

10.00 – 10.15 O SUVREMENIM SPOZNAJAMA UZROKA NEURODEGENERATIVNIH PROMJENA POVEZANIH UZ POREMEĆAJ PAMĆENJA I KOGNICIJE CURRENT INSIGHTS INTO PATHOGENESIS OF NEURODEGENERATIVE CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH MEMORY IMPAIRMENT AND COGNITIVE DETERIORATION
VRCA A

10.15 – 10.30 LIJEČENJE ALZHEIMEROVE BOLESTI KELATORIMA: NANOČESTICE KAO NOVOST U TERAPIJI
CHELATION THERAPY FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: NANOPARTICLES AS NEW COMPONENTS OF THIS THERAPY
BARIĆ N

10.30 – 11.00 Diskusija / Discussion

11.00 – 11.30 Stanka za kavu s izlagačima i razgledavanje postera / Coffee break with exhibitors and poster viewing

11.30 – 13.00 RADIONICA / WORKSHOP HOLISTIČKI PRISTUP ŽIVOTU KROZ PRAKTICIRANJE JOGE
HOLISTIC LIFE THROUGH PRACTICE OF YOGA
SHENOY V

Predsjedavajući / Chairman: Nela Pivac
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Oliver Kozumplik, Vladimir Sabljić

13.00 – 13.15 DEMENCIJA I PALIJATIVNA SKRB U PB UGLJAN – NAŠA ISKUSTVA
DEMENTIA AND PALLIATIVE CARE IN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL UGLJAN – OUR EXPERIENCE
VIŠIĆ V, Mavar M, Fiamengo J, Smud A, Gržanov N

13.15 – 13.30 TAU PROTEIN U MREŽNICI
TAU PROTEIN IN THE RETINA
KAYABASI U, Rose J

13.30 – 13.45 PRAVNA I FINANCIJSKA PITANJA OBOLJELIH OD DEMENCIJE
LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ISSUES OF DEMENTIA PATIENTS
CHAWLA S

13.45 – 14.00 STAROST U VICEVIMA NA NET-u
OLD AGE IN JOKES ON WEB PAGES
PAVLOVIĆ E

14.00 – 14.15 Diskusija / Discussion

Predsjedavajući / Chairman: Ninoslav Mimica
Radno predsjedništvo / Chairpersons: Goran Šimić, Nataša Klepac

14.15 – 14.30 Zaključci Kongresa i zatvaranje Kongresa / Congress conclusion and closing

DEADLINES
Abstract submission deadline August 29, 2018
Abstract acceptance deadline September 5, 2018
Lower registration fee deadline August 20, 2018
Accommodation reservation deadline September 3, 2018

ABSTRACTS




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Abstract submission deadline August 29, 2018
Abstract acceptance deadline September 5, 2018

INVITED SPEAKERS

Vidya Shenoy (Mumbai, India)
Vidya SjenoyVidya Shenoy is Secretary General of Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India and Honorary Secretary of its Mumbai Chapter. With M.A. in Economics, Finance and Management she is aboard many medico-social causes. She practices Alternative Therapies with special emphasis on Yoga for those affected by Alzheimer’s, children with special needs and teaches Yoga at centres of Shri Ambika Yoga Kutir in Mumbai. Her passion of volunteering for Alzheimer’s is updated with continuous study, spreading awareness with sensitivity, conducting workshops, counselling to seniors, families and caregivers of those affected by dementia. She runs a specialised Dementia Daycare Centre in Mumbai called Universe of Memory, Smriti Vishvam. She is invited to speak and make presentations on Alzheimer’s & dementia at Conferences and has conducted Yoga workshops in India and overseas.

GORAN ŠIMIĆ (Zagreb, Hrvatska)
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. He graduated from the University of Zagreb Medical School in 1992, where he, after three research fellowships from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, also received PhD in 1998. 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. Prof. Šimić was the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of Translational Neuroscience journal from 2010-2016. For his work on etiopathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy he received The Kurt Jellinger Prize from Acta Neuropathologica and Springer Verlag in 2008.

ŠTEFANIJA LUKIČ ZLOBEC (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Štefanija Lukič ZlobecIn 2009 Joined Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenia when her husband (early onset Alzheimer’s Disease at age 50) was a patient of a psychiatrist dr. Aleš Kogoj, specialist on dementia, founder and president of Spominčica from 1997. In 2009, together with dr. Aleš Kogoj and neurologist dr. Gorazd Stokin, they gave initiative for the preparation of the National Dementia Strategy, in 2010 Minister of Health nominated the Working Group, in 2016 the Strategy was successfully adopted. In 2012 became vice president of Spominčica. In 2012 on her initiative Spominčica became member of Alzheimer Europe (AE) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). In 2012 brought Alzheimer Café to Slovenia, which is now organized in more than 80 locations around Slovenia. In 2014 became president of Spominčica. In 2014 became board member of Alzheimer Europe and gave initiative to hold an Alzheimer Europe conference in Ljubljana and succeeded that all Slovenian members of the European parliament became members of Alzheimer Alliance of the European parliament. In 2015 hosted the jubilee 25th Alzheimer Europe Conference in Ljubljana. From 2016 intensively works on the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy. Gave initiative for Dementia Friendly Spots (DFS), first DFS opened in 2017 in collaboration with the Human Rights Ombudsman, more than 50 DFS opened until July 2018. With the Ministry of Health launched the education and training program for formal and informal caregivers of persons with dementia all around Slovenia. Spominčica is a partner in several European projects .

OSMAN KUČUK (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
“Expert for dementia in the field psychology and care. Authored the book “Dementia – What Next“, a guide on dementia for people with dementia, carers and families; conducted epidemiological research “Dementia as an epidemic in modern Bosnian society“; designed a rehabilitation program for people affected by dementia or stroke; is the current director of Center for dementia in Sarajevo and initiator of many other projects on dementia care. Organizer of expert meeting for countries of Region of Western Balkan on topic Developing and adopting of national dementia plan for combat against dementia which in conclusion adopted Sarajevo statement on dementia in Region of Western Balkan.”

IVA HOLMEROVA (Prague, Czech Republic)
“Education: MD (Faculty of General Medicine Charles University – Charles University in Prague 1981), PhD( Social Gerontology 2002 ChU). Associated Professor in Social Anthropology (2009 ChU). Postgraduate professional licencing education: General Medicine I 1985, II 1989), Geriatric Medicine (1993), Public Health (1996), Long-Term Care Medicine (2011). Medical and Organisational Positions: 1981 – physician. Since 1992, founding Director and Consultant Geriatrician, Centre of Gerontology Praha 8. Academic positions: Lecturer and since 2009 Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague. Since 2010 founding head of CELLO UK FHS (Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care). Since 2012 Vice-Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague. Since 2012 head of the Department of Post-acute Care, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education. Since 2014 Visiting Professor, Dementia Practice and Policy Centre, University of the West of Scotland, School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery.
Public and scientific activities: National: since 1997 founding member of the board and Chairperson (2003-2014) of the Czech Alzheimer Society, since 2005 member of the Government Committee on Ageing. 2007–2011 and since 2015 President of the Czech Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics. The main convener and supervisor of the Prague Days of Gerontology (since 1996). Member of the Scientific committee of the Hradec Geriatric Conference (since 2002). International: since 2008 Board member of Alzheimer Europe since 2010 Vice-chairperson and since 2016 chairperson of Alzheimer Europe. Since 2008 president of the International Longevity Centre Czech Republic member of the ILC Global Alliance. Since 2012 board member of the international scientific network INTERDEM (Psychosocial interventions in dementia). Awards: 2004 Award for the Outstanding Contribution to Czech Gerontology in the clinical category by the DTO Ostrava. 2008 Makropulos award of the Ministry of Health on behalf of the Centre of Gerontology, awarded for a model project of a day care unit for persons with dementia. 2013 The Czech Business Chamber Platinum Laurus Award. 2015 Aeskulap Academy Award for education in gerontology and ethics. 2015 Prize of the Zadak Foundation for gerontology, Medical Society JEP award 2015. Publications and lectures on: health and social care interface, dementia, depression, family caregivers issues, dance and movement therapy, ethics in geriatric care. During the last years focus especially on anthropological issues of medical and social care. Popularization of gerontology in media. Address: Centre of Gerontology, Šimůnkova 1600, 182 00 Praha 8 – Kobylisy, The Czech Republic, www.gerontocentrum.cz
VLATKO SAGUD (Milwaukee, USA)
Vlatko Šagud, mag.art.kip., is a graduate student of Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI. In 2016, Shortly after acquiring his master’s degree in fine arts with a major in sculpture from the Academy of Fine arts in Zagreb, Croatia, he went on to pursue a three-year graduate course in science, department of art therapy with a focus on counseling, in Milwaukee, WI. With a professional art education span of thirteen years, he participated in more than fifteen domestic and international group art exhibitions and presented lectures on international symposiums on topics of art and psychoeducation from. His focus is on research and study of the human psyche, the role or art on human wellness and wellbeing, and direct psychotherapeutic work with people who present with a wide array of mental disorders. In 2016 he interned as a therapist at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical center. In 2017 he interned as a therapist NorthPointe Resources, who deal with clients who present with intellectual disabilities and comorbid disorders. When not preoccupied with helping those in need, he works on his artwork. Currently, he is in his final year in the U.S. As of 2018, he interns at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he provides therapeutic services to American war veterans. Furthermore, he is working on his final thesis on the topic of the role of art on international students. Contact email: vlatko.sagud@hotmail.com

NATASA KLEPAC (Zagreb, Croatia)
Natasa KlepacAssistant 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 in 1997. She specialized in neurology at University Hospital Zagreb during 2002 –2007. From 2007 until know she works as a specialist at Neurology Department at Clinical University Hospital in Zagreb. She is Assistant 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.

NELA PIVAC (Zagreb, Croatia)
Nela PivacProfessor Nela Pivac: DVM (1974), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb; MSc (1987), School of Medicine, University of Zagreb; PhD (1994), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb. She spent one-year post doc study (1996-1997) at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. From 2001, she is a secretary of the Croatian Pharmacological Society; and from 2012 senior scientist, re-elected, at the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb. From 2014, she was appointed as Associated Professor, and from 2017, as Full Professor in the interdisciplinary PhD study at the University Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek. She is a regular member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the Republic of Croatia from 2016. She is secretary of the College of Basic Medical Sciences of the Academy of Medical Sciences from 2016. From 2017, she is Associate Editor for the journal: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. As a Guest Professor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences she has spent 3 months (in 2017) in the Institute for Experimental Medicine in Budapest, Hungary.

BJANKA VUKSAN – ĆUSA (Zagreb, Croatia)
Bjanka Vuksan CusaGraduated at Zagreb University Medical Faculty in 1992. PhD thesis was entitled Bipolar disorder, metabolic syndrome and alostatic load-multidimensional analysis“ (2010). Since 2016. Assistant Proffessor at Medical Faculty Osijek and Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina). She published several articles in international journals with high impact factors. She is a member of Croatian psychiatric association, Croatian Catholic medical doctor association. Croatian association for psychopharmacotherapy and biological psychiatry (secretary) and Croatian aliance for Alzheimer disease. Topics of special proffesional interest are psychopharmacology, bipolar disorder, dementia, metabolic parameters and cardiovascular risk factors in psychiatric patients

KRASANKA GLAMUZINA (Zagreb, Croatia)
Krasanka GlamuzinaKrasanka Glamuzina (Slatina, April 05, 1953), BSc in Social Work, Director of the Home for elderly people „Medveščak” Zagreb since 1992. She has been working all her life in health and social institutions. Particular areas of interest are elderly people, protecting their rights through participation in creating opportunities for their dignified life. She closely cooperates with institutions that initiate initiatives to improve the quality of life of older people, especially those afflicted with AD and other dementia. She participates in the creation of national and local policies for the care of the elderly and in the role of President of the Association for the Improvement of the Quality of Life “Medveščak“, She initiates the education of formal and informal caregivers and professional and auxiliary workers for work with AD and other dementias. As a director of the Home for the elderly people “Medveščak”, on November 3, 2015, she opened the first Department for the Care of Persons Affected by AD and other dementia in Croatia. She participates in congresses, conferences and all professional gatherings related to older people’s issues where she promotes active, participative and dignified aging.

SLAĐANA ŠTRKALJ IVEZIĆ (Zagreb, Croatia)
Slađana Štrkalj Ivezić, professor at the Zagreb Medical School, psychiatrist, sub specialist of social psychiatry and psychotherapy, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb (1976), M.Sc. (1987) and Doctor of Science (1991). Employed at Vrapče Psychiatric Clinic, Head of the Ministry of Health Reference Center for the area of psycho social methods in psychiatry. The president of the Croatian Society for Clinical Psychiatry of Croatian medical association. She is a group analyst and a family psychotherapist. She is active at the national and international levels regarding community mental health development and implementation of psycho social and psycho-therapeutic methods, anti-stigma programs and education of various mental health professionals.

JADRANKA VUKOVIĆ (Subotica, Serbia)
Born in 1957 in Subotica. She studied sociology in Belgrade. In 2010, she founded a facility for the care and accommodation of elderly persons “Betanija” in Subotica. In 2012, she founded the “Betania-Alchajmer” association. He has made a big contribution while working with people with Alzheimer’s disease through the Association and Day care center in Subotica, but also, due to helping families whose members are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease through care-giving education. She expanded her role in the care for Alzheimer’s and people with dementia, and opened the first Nursing home for people with dementia in Novi Sad, Serbia in 2014. In Subotica, Serbia about 500 users with dementia have gone through the center, and in Novi Sad, Serbia about 400 users. She has participated at the International Conferences on Dementia in Budapest, Kyoto and Chicago as well as at an international conference in Slovenia.

FRAN BOROVEČKI (Zagreb, Croatia)
Professor Fran Borovecki was born in 1975 in Zagreb, Croatia. He graduated from Zagreb Medical School in 1999 and attained his PhD from Zagreb Medical School in 2004. He was a visiting research scientist at Harvard Medical School on several occasions from 2003 to 2007 and was also a visiting research scientists at New York University. Since 2007 he has headed the Department for Functional Genomics at the Center for Translational and Clinical Research, University of Zagreb School of Medicine. Since 2012 he has been employed as a board certified neurologist at the Department of Neurology, University Hospital Center Zagreb. Prof. Borovecki was appointed the acting Director of the Center for Translation and Clinical Research, University of Zagreb School of Medicine and University Hospital Center Zagreb in 2015. Since 2017 he serves as the Head of the Division for Movement Disorders, at the Department of Neurology, University Hospital Center Zagreb. Prof. Borovecki’s area of scientific and clinical interest is genetics of neurological diseases. He has published 59 scientific papers indexed in CC and WoS databases which have been cited 1948 times according to the Scopus database, published 12 book chapters and has held more than 40 invited lectures at national and international scientific conferences. Prof. Borovecki is the recipient of the Award for Best PhD Thesis defended at Zagreb Medical School for year 2003/2004 and was awarded the National Science Foundation of Croatia Scholarship and the Fulbright Scholarship, as well as Michael J. Fox Foundation Rapid Response Innovation Award.

REGISTRATION FEES

Participant Paid before August 20, 2018 Paid after August 20, 2018
*Doctors specialists, economists, director of homes for the elderly € 245,00 € 300,00
*Members of the Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMA and Croatian Society for Neuroscience € 180,00 € 230,00
**Doctors specialists, psychologists, social workers. social pedagogues, pharmacists, neuroscientists € 205,00 € 260,00
Nurses and technicians € 110,00 € 140,00
***Students € 95,00 € 120,00
Accompanying persons € 100,00 € 140,00
Retired doctors free of charge free of charge
One day registration fee € 140,00 € 165,00
Representatives of companies (sponsors and exhibitors at the exhibition stand) € 140,00 € 165,00

VAT is included

*Registration fee for doctors specialists, registration fee for the members of the societies includes:
– admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas
– Final Program, “Neurologia Croatica” journal with abstracts, Certificate of Attendance, congress bag

*Members of the Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMA and/or Croatian Society for Neuroscience who paid the affiliation fee for the year are granted a registration fee discount.

**Registration fee for doctors residents, psychologists, social workers, social pedagogues, pharmacists, neuroscientists includes:
– admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas
– Final Program, “Neurologia Croatica” journal with abstracts, Certificate of Attendance, congress bag

***Registration fee for students includes admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition
areas and congress materials.
• does not apply to students of masters and doctoral studies
Note: The registration form must be accompanied by documentation or a letter of the Department Head confirming the student status. The letter should be printed on the department letterhead and addressed to the Congress agency BTravel Ltd.

Registration fee for accompanying persons includes admission to the social program.

Registration fee for retired doctors includes admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas, and congress materials.

Daily fee includes admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas for that day, Final Program, “Neurologia Croatica” Journal with abstracts and Certificate of Attendance.

Exhibiting company staff registration fee includes admission to the scientific and social program.

REGISTRATION

Doctors specialists, economists, director of homes for the elderly (€ 300,00)Members of the Croatian Society for Alzheimer’s Disease and Old Age Psychiatry, CroMA and Croatian Society for Neuroscience (€ 230,00)Doctors specialists, psychologists, social workers. social pedagogues, pharmacists, neuroscientists (€ 260,00)Nurses and technicians (€ 140,00)Students (€ 120,00)Accompanying persons (€ 140,00)Retired doctors (free of charge)One day registration fee (€ 165,00)Representatives of companies (sponsors and exhibitors at the exhibition stand) (€ 165,00)

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ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation is organized at Aminess Maestral Hotel with special congressional prices.

HOTEL AMINESS MAESTRAL****

The accommodation is organized at Hotel Aminess Maestral Novigrad with special congressional prices. Prices are expressed per person per day (VAT is included in the prices, and sojourn tax € 1,00 per person per day):

HOTEL AMINESS MAESTRAL**** - price at single room per person per day € 74,00HOTEL AMINESS MAESTRAL**** - price at double room per person per day € 56,00




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CONTACTS

Scientific Program Information

Professor Ninoslav Mimica MD, DSc, Primarius
University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče
Bolnička cesta 32, Zagreb, Croatia
10090 Zagreb, Croatia
T: +385 (0)1 3780 678
F: +385 (0)1 3780 622
@: ninoslav.mimica@bolnica-vrapce.hr

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