1st SEE CTM & HIV – arhiva

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Croatian Society of Travel, Tropical and Migration Medicine of the Croatian Medical Association and the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the 1st South-East European Conference on Travel, Tropical, Migration Medicine and HIV and the 2nd Croatian Conference on Travel, Tropical, Migration Medicine and HIV which will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 28 – October 1, 2017.
A very successful 1st CroCTM & HIV held in 2015 that gathered more than 150 participants from ten countries and a growing interest in migration medicine in the region, encouraged us to organize the first Southeast European Conference of this kind. We are looking forward to even greater success at this year’s Conference.
The main goal of the congress is to bring together Southeastern European health care workers with various professional backgrounds and leading experts in the field to share knowledge and expertise on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the most common diseases in travelers and migrants, major tropical diseases and HIV infection. We aim to achieve this goal through high quality workshops and invited lectures and also hope that younger colleagues will have a great learning experience and the opportunity to present their original work.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Dubrovnik.


Davorka Lukas

Organizing Committee

Davorka Lukas, president
Neven Papić
Josip Begovac
Ljiljana Betica Radić
Goran Tešović
Adriana Vince
Mia Ajduković

Scientific Committee

Davorka Lukas
Bruno Baršić
Josip Begovac
Adrian Streinu-Cercel
Arjan Harxhi
Ivica Knezović
Snježana Židovec Lepej
Alemka Markotić
Nenad Pandak
Mario Poljak
Arjana Tambić-Andrašević
Goran Tešović
Mike Youle

Congress Administrator

Jasminka Blaha


Thursday, 28 September 2017

14:00 Registration opened
20:00 – 22:00 Opening ceremony* Davorka Lukas & Neven Papić on behalf of Croatian Society for Travel, Tropical and Migration medicine
Nikša Burum on behalf of University of Dubrovnik
Plenary lectures* prof. Eduardo Gotuzzo – Education in tropical medicine
prof. Arjen Dondorp – Tropical medicine research in the tropics
prof. Mario Poljak – What is new in ESCMID in 2017/2018?
Welcome reception*

* Venue: University of Dubrovnik, Branitelja Dubrovnika 41 (location)

Registration opened form 14:00-19:30


Friday, 29 September 2017

09:00 – 11:00 Oral session
HIV & Viral hepatitis
J. Begovac, A. Vince
Current trends in HIV epidemics and healthcare in Southeast Europe – D. Gökengin
Standards of care for HIV and viral hepatitis in IDUs – M. Youle
Migration of HIV subtypes in SE Europe – S.Ž. Lepej
Real life studies on HCV treatment in Romania – A. Streinu Cercel
Hepatitis B – new clinical and treatment approach – N. Papić
Hepatitis E in transplant setting – an emerging problem in SE Europe? – A. Mrzljak
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break / Poster viewing
11:30 – 12:00 Plenary session prof. Arjen Dondorp
Antimalarial resistance
12:00 – 13:00 Integrated symposia
13:00 – 14:30 Break / Poster viewing
14:30 – 16:00 Workshop
D. Lukas, N. Papić

Presenters: Anca Streinu-Cercel (Romania), Arjan Harxhi (Albania), Brankica Dupanović (Montenegro), Davorka Lukas (Croatia), Snežana Brkić (Serbia), Vesna Hadžiosmanović (BiH)

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break / Poster viewing
16:30 – 17:30 Integrated symposia

Registration opened form 08:00-16:30


Saturday, 30 September 2017

09:00 – 11:00 Oral session
A. Dondorp, Anca Streinu-Cercel
Cerebral toxoplasmosis – B. Baršić
Pathophysiology and treatment of severe malaria – A. Dondorp
Current ICU approach to patients with severe malaria (case series, Croatian experience) – M. Kutleša
The role of radiology in the diagnosis and management of parasitic infections – K. Višković
Management of visceral leishmaniasis in SEE – from guidelines to real-life settings – D. Lukas
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break / Poster viewing
11:30 – 12:00 Plenary session prof. Eduardo Gotuzzo
Emerging parasitic diseases in Latin America
12:00 – 13:00 Integrated symposia
13:00 – 14:30 Break / Poster viewing
14:30 – 15:30 Oral session
V. Hadžosmanović, A. Harxhi
Noncommunicable diseases in migrants – G. Roglić
Infectious diseases among migrant children – G. Tešović
The 1st Quarantine in Dubrovnik – lessons learned – Lj.B. Radić
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break / Poster viewing
16:00 – 17:00 Integrated symposia
20:00 – 22:00 CONGRESS DINNER

Registration opened form 08:00-16:00


Sunday, 1 October 2017

09:30 – 10:30 Clinical Ground Rounds
S. Brkić, J. Begovac, Lj.B. Radić
Meningitis in patient with anaplasmosis – Lj. Lukić, M.B. Topić
Visceral larva migrans in returning travelers – M. Vrdoljak, D. Lukas
Haemorrhagic pneumonitis caused by leptospirosis, succesfully treated by extracorporeal membrane oxigenation – B. Gjurašin, M. Kutleša
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in HIV-1 positive patients due to Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia – M. Ajduković, J. Begovac
10:30 – 11:30 Poster Oral Presentations
B. Dupanović, A. Harxhi
Causes of Death of Foreign Tourists in the Istrian Region During the Summer Seasons from the Year 2013. up to 2016. – Lj. Lazičić-Putnik, S. Radošević, A. Stojanović, B. Sep-Ševerdija
Foreign tourists in to risky contacts with animals in the Istria County from 2012-2016 – B. Sep-Ševerdija, A. Stojanović, Lj. Lazičić-Putnik
Malaria in Children: Our Clinical Experience in the Past 17 Years – N. Krajcar, M. Šestan
Visceral leishmaniasis in Croatia – J. Krznarić, D. Lukas
Epidemiology of invasive bacterial diseases in children before and after introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine in Croatia – D. Didović, L. Stemberger Marić
Analysis of transmitted HIV Drug Resistance Mutations in patients with recent and chronic HIV infection in Croatia from 2014 to 2015 – M. Trupković, A. Planinić, S. Židovec Lepej, J. Begovac
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:00 Closing remarks Congress Organizing Committee
Croatian Society for Travel, Tropical and Migration medicine

Registration opened form 08:00-10:00

Programme in PDF
Congress official languages: English, Croatian

Congress is categorized by Croatian Medical Chamber as international congress.


  • speakers: 18
  • listeners: 12

General information

Congress Dates

September 28 – October 1, 2017.


Hotel Kompas 4*, Dubrovnik
Ul. kardinala Stepinca 21, 20000, Dubrovnik

Opening Ceremony

Ulica Branitelja Dubrovnika 41, 20000 Dubrovnik, (location)


You can book your accommodation on discounted conference rate here…


Thursday, 28 September: 14:00-19:30
Friday, 29 September: 08:00-16:30
Saturday, 30 September: 08:00-16:00
Sunday, 1 October: 08:00-10:00


Official language is English


(in alphabetical order)

Eduardo Gotuzzo, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Professor Gotuzzo is principal professor of the Department of Medicine and Director of the “Alexander von Humboldt” Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru and head of the Department of Transmissible Diseases at the Cayetano Heredia Hospital.
He works on several research areas and teaches on emerging diseases, TB, HTLV-1, free-living amoebas, brucellosis, typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis and parasites.

Arjen Dondorp, MD, PhD
Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford, U.K., and a visiting Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Prof Dondorp is the Deputy Director and Head of Malaria Research at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand. and chairs the Technical Expert Group on Antimalarial Drug Resistance and Containment for the World Health Organization. His main research interests include antimalarial drug resistance, the pathophysiology and treatment of severe malaria, and care for critically ill patients in resource poor settings.
Mario Poljak, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Microbiology ESCMID President & Secretary General Head of Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology and Slovenian HIV/AIDS Reference Centre, Institute of microbiology and immunology Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana Slovenia
Gökengin Denize, MD, PhD
Professor Deniz Gökengin is an academic staff member in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University.
Director of the Ege University Research and Practice Center since 2009, the founder member and executive board member of the AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections Society and the Positive Living Association.
Mike Youle, MD
Director of HIV Clinical Research at Royal Free Centre for HIV Medicine, London, United Kingdom Committee member of the British HIV Association (responsible for the British HIV therapeutic guidelines), International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care and the MANON Therapeutic Vaccine Programme.
Snježana Židovec Lepej, MD, PhD
Assistant professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science
Head of Department for Molecular Diagnostics and Flow Cytometry at University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Zagreb
Adrian Streinu Cercel, MD, PhD
Professor Adrian Streinu-Cercel is senior physician in Infectious Diseases, is currently Professor at the Department of Infectious Diseases and President of the University Senate of the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest and General Manager of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș”, Romania.
Neven Papić, MD, PhD
ID specialist at the Department for viral hepatitis, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Zagreb, Croatia
Secretary of the Croatian Society for Travel, Tropical and Migration Medicine.
Anca Streinu Cercel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and senior infectious diseases specialist at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Balș”, Bucharest, Romania.
Arjan Harxhi, MD, PhD
Chief of Department of Infectious Disease and Dermatology Associate professor of infectious diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Tirana, Albania
Brankica Dupanović , MD, PhD
Head of Department for Infections Clinical Center of Montenegro
Head of WHO/DPR Country Office, Institute of Health of Montenegro
Davorka Lukas, MD, PhD, DTM&H
Head of the HIV/AIDS Department, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases Zagreb
Professor at Medical School, University of Zagreb
Head of the Croatian National Reference Center for Tropical and Travel Medicine of the Ministry of Health
Snežana Brkić, MD, PhD
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad
Professor of infectious diseases, Clinical Center of Vojvodina,
Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Novi Sad, Serbia
Vesna Hadžiosmanović, MD, primarius
Head of the HIV/AIDS Department
Clinical Center Infectious Diseases Clinic, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bruno Baršić, MD, PhD
Professor at Medical School University of Zagreb
Head of Department of Neuroinfectology and Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia
Marko Kutleša, MD, PhD
Assistant professor at Medical School University of Zagreb, Infectologist and Intensivist
Department of Neuroinfectology and Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia
Head of Croatian team for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Klaudija Višković, MD, PhD, primarius, senior research fellow
Radiology Specialist
Head of Radiology and Ultrasound Department at University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia
Adriana Vince, MD, PhD
Professor at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb,
Head of Department for Gastrointestinal Infections, Division of Viral Hepatitis
Head of the Croatian National Reference Center for Diagnostics and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis of the Ministry of Health
President of the Expert Council of the CMA
Josip Begovac, MD, PhD
Professor at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
Clinical director of the University Hospital for Infectious Diseases “Dr. Fran Mihaljević”, Zagreb, Croatia
Head of the Croatian National Reference Centre for HIV of the Ministry of Health
Vice Chair of the HIV Prevention Committee of the Government of Croatia
Gojka Roglić, MD
Medical Officer responsible for WHO activities on diabetes management and individual level prevention, within the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI)
Goran Tešović, MD, PhD
Professor at School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
Head of Department for Pediatric Infections and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of Infectious Diseases in Zagreb, Croatia
Ljiljana Betica Radić, MD, primarius
Specialist in infectious diseases and pediatric infectious diseases
Head of Infectious Diseases Department at General Hospital Dubrovnik, Croatia


Attendance Grants: ESCMID provides a number of attendance grants for ESCMID “young scientist members”.
The grant covers the registration fee, but not travel or accommodation costs.

Please apply via the ESCMID website at following link before August 16, 2017.

Applicants will be informed about their acceptance by August 30, 2017.

Abstract topics

  • HIV
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Migration Medicine
  • Malaria
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Ebola & Other hemorrhagic fevers
  • Other vector borne diseases
  • Immunization
  • Children travelers
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal & Pneumococcal Diseases
  • Travelers’ Diarrhea
  • Intestinal / Extraintestinal Parasitic Infections
  • Echinococcosis
  • Microbiological diagnostic
  • Molecular methods
  • Point of care testing
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • STD
  • Skin Diseases in Travelers
  • Wilderness medicine and rescue services
  • Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Gynecological problems in travelers
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Self Treatment Medications for Travelers
  • Pre-Travel Advice, Post-travel Evaluation
  • Education and Training in Tropical & Travel Medicine
  • Access to information on Tropical, Travel & Migration
  • Maritime Medicine

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts may be submitted online only.

Abstracts submitted via fax or post mail will not be accepted.

In order to standardize the abstract layout we ask you to read the preparation guidelines.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
Please structure your abstract using the following headings:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

The abstract text may not be longer than maximum 300 words.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 21, 2017 by email.

Instructions for poster preparation


The dimensions of the posters should be 70 cm wide x 90cm high.

Allocate the top of the poster for the title and authors as stated on submitted Poster form.

The text and illustrations should be bold enough to read from a distance of two meters.

Please refer to the Congress Final Program for the poster number assigned to you. Please use the board with the same number.

Authors are requested to be present at their posters during the poster session for which their poster has been scheduled.

Technical information

Tacks and technical equipment will be available for the hanging of posters. Material for mounting posters will be provided in the poster area.

Posters must be mounted on the first day of the conference till 09:00 AM and remain on display until the end of the Congress.

Registration Fee

Regular, early fee (till August 31, 2017) 350 € / 2.625 Kn
Regular, late fee (after September 1, 2017) 400 € / 3.000 Kn
Resident / Young Physician 270 € / 2.025 Kn
Nurse 200 € / 1.500 Kn
Day ticket 150 € / 1.125 Kn
Accompanying person 100 € / 750 Kn


Congress Dinner 55 € / 412,5 Kn
Fees for all Meeting Participants include:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Admission to the industrial exhibition
  • Congress bag
  • Book of abstracts
  • Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
  • Coffee breaks

NOTE: Registration fee does not include lunch (supplement for lunch is 22 € / 165 Kn, can be paid with accommodation)

Venue – Hotel Kompas Dubrovnik 4*

Situated on the beachfront of the picturesque Lapad Bay and its’ famous boardwalk (Uvala) overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the hotel is less than 4 km away from the Old Town city centre.
Hotel feature 173 sophisticated bedrooms and suites with elegant décor and unique styling details, envisioned by Croatia’s leading designers, creating a sophisticated, modern yet harmonious look, which will delight our discerning guests.

Room Amenities
› Air-conditioning
› Bathrobes and slippers
› Direct dial telephone
› Dry cleaning & laundry service
› En-suite bathrooms
› Flat screen satellite TV
› Free wireless internet
› Hairdryer
› Luxury Toiletries
› Mini bar
› Pay TV
› Safety deposit box
› 24-hours room service
New wellness and spa centre
› Freshwater indoor swimming pool
› Freshwater outdoor swimming pool
› Finish sauna & Steam room
› 3 treatment rooms
› Experience showers
› Relax zone

Accommodation & travel

Special Congress Prices

Room type Price
Single room 121 €
Double/twin room 142 €

Price include: Bed and breakfast, City tax, internet, swimming pool and gym

Supplement for lunch (Half board): 22 €

Cancelation fee

  • 149-90 days prior to arrival: 50% of total accommodation costs
  • 89-45 days prior to arrival: 80% of total accommodation costs
  • 44-0 days prior to arrival and No Show: 100% of total accommodation costs


For travel arrangement please feel free to contact technical organizer at hdptm@bizztravel.biz.

Airport transfer

Airport transfer is organized as “shared transfer” by the price of 20€ per person, per way.
Please book your airport transfer at hdptm@bizztravel.biz.
Required information:

  • arrival date
  • arrival time
  • arrival flight No.
  • departure date
  • departure time (flight departure)*
  • departure flight No.

*You will be informed of your departure time from Hotel.


Throughout the Symposium, there will be an exhibition of medical equipment, pharmaceutical products and programs.
Companies interested should contact Congress or Technical organizer for additional information.

The list of confirmed sponsors:

Pliva-120 msd_w [Converted]
Mylan Krka-120 Pliva-120
Siemens Sanofi Biomax

Supported by:

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Information about participant

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Registration fee

Registration fee includes VAT.
The registration will be confirmed upon receipt of registration form and payment in full amount.
Registration confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address of the registered participant.
If you do not receive a confirmation within 7 days after submitting the application and payment, please contact the agency Bizz travel d.o.o.

Change or cancellation of registration of participants:

  • Any changes or cancellation must be sent to hdptm@bizztravel.biz
  • Cancellations received up to and including 1 September 2017: total minus 25% handling fee
  • Cancellations received up to and including 14 September 2017: total minus 50% handling fee
  • No refund on cancellations after 15 September 2017
  • For any name change, we charge a fee of 375,00 Kn.


Prices are per room per night based on bed and breakfast.
VAT and city taxes are included.
Rooms are available for the period from 28 September till 1 October. Any possibility of bookings before and after these dates will depend on Hotel availability.
Registration (check-in) on the day of arrival is after 16:00.
Check out (check-out) on the day of departure is until 10:00.

Changes or cancellations of accommodation:

  • Any changes or cancellation must be sent to hdptm@bizztravel.biz
  • Cancellations received up to and including 1 August 2017: total minus 25% handling fee
  • Cancellations received up to and including 31 August 2017: total minus 50% handling fee
  • No refund on cancellations after 1 September 2017.
  • For any name change, we charge a fee of 50 €.

Accommodation booking will be confirmed based upon availability on the day of the receipt of the reservation request and payment, noting that the number of rooms is limited and bookings will be handeled on „first come first serve basis“.
Confirmation of accommodation will be sent to the e-mail address of the registered participants.


The transfer fare includes VAT.
Change or cancellation of transportation:

  • Any changes or cancellation must be sent to hdptm@bizztravel.biz
  • Cancellations received up to and including 14 September 2017: total minus 25% handling fee.
  • No refund on cancellations after 15 September 2017.


Bank transfer
Payments should be made to:
Bizz travel d.o.o., Mitnicka 3, 10000 Zagreb, VAT No HR04194636066.
Account number: IBAN: HR1723600001102240649
Zagrebacka Banka; reference number 09 2017,
Please write first and last name of participant in payment description.

Payments without the reference number and first and last names of the participants will not be processed.
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Information about the Congress

Ms. Jasminka Blaha
Klinika za infektivne bolesti, Mirogojska 8, 10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mirogojska 8,
10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
Tel: +385 1 28 26 191; Fax: +385 1 28 26 191
mob: +385 91 4012 622
e-mail: jblaha@bfm.hr

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