Dear ladies and gentlemen,


It is our great honour and pleasure to invite you to the 20th Nursing Conference and 6th Health Professions Conference Crisis management in nursing and healthcare,  that will be held on 6-7 May 2021 at the Amadria Park Congress Centre in Opatija.

Due to the current situation caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, participants will be able to attend the conference physically or in an online environment via a virtual conference platform. Since the health and well-being of each participant is our first priority, the physical part of the conference will be organized in compliance with all the epidemiological measures and measures of physical distancing.

2020 has brought about the Covid 19 pandemic, and has, in addition to previous challenges and requirements, presented us with a number of new ones. Therefore, following the current situation in the health system and the education of health workers, the conference topics this year are as follows:

  • Crisis management in nursing and health
  • Health institutions in crisis situations
  • Environmental safety
  • Crisis communication
  • Trends in the education of health professionals

This year’s 20th conference will be a place of the exchange of knowledge and experiences of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, environmental health  engineers, bachelors of medical laboratory diagnostics and radiological technologists on current topics in the health system and education of health workers. Eminent experts from the education and health systems will give their contribution through plenary lectures and panel discussions related to the main topics of the conference.

We invite you to join us at the 20th Nursing Conference and 6th Health Professions Conference Crisis management in nursing and healthcare!


Chairs of the Organizing Committee
Snježana Čukljek, PhD
Professor Krešimir Rotim, MD, PhD




Krešimir Rotim







Snježana Čukljek








Tomislav Madžar







Aleksandar Racz






Ozren Rađenović






Ozren Digula
Domagoj Gajski
Ana Marija Hošnjak
Dalibor Kiseljak
Franjo Liška
Ana Mojsović-Ćuić
Vesna Turuk
Ivana Vrdoljak
Olja Vori


Jasna Bošnir
Tomislav Čengić
Lana Feher Turković
Ivan Jurak
Damir Lučanin
Tatjana Njegovan Zvonarević
Jadranka Pavić
Goran Roić
Tomislav Sajko
Biserka Sedić
Mara Županić








Forms of participation

At the conference, participants can present original basic and applied research papers, as well as theoretical, review and methodological papers from the fields related to the topic of the conference.

Accepted paper abstracts will be presented as e-posters, and regular posters will be presented in the e-form as well. Posters will be presented on the main monitor of the conference, on computers and monitors in the poster viewing room, and in a virtual environment on the conference website.


Preparation and formatting of abstracts

The abstract should be written in standard Croatian or English language. The abstracts that significantly deviate from the standards of the abovementioned languages will not be included in the review process. The abstract should have between 1500 to 2000 characters with spaces, which does not include the title of the paper,the name of the author and the institution. If the paper presents the results of a research, the abstract should have the usual structure, and as a rule the aim, the methods, the results, and the conclusion. In theoretical, review and methodological papers, the abstracts should clearly indicate the content that provides a general overview of the topic, important parts of the content, and the conclusion and implications.

Three to five keywords should be stated following the abstract on the same page.

The deadline for the abstract submission is 12 April 2021.

Paper abstracts as e-posters

At the conference papers will be presented as e-posters on monitors. . Posters will be presented on the main monitor of the conference, on computers and monitors in the poster viewing room, and in a virtual environment on the conference webpages. Posters will be presented on the main monitor of the conference, on computers and monitors in the poster viewing room, and in a virtual environment on the conference website.


Once the abstract is accepted, it is necessary to prepare an e-poster. You can prepare and save this poster in a JPEG file or PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) format.

E-posters as JPEG files

– the dimension of the e-poster must be in the landscape format (16:9) of not less than 1920 × 1080 pixels.

– The file size must be less than 10 MB.

E-posters as PowerPoint and saved as .ppt or .pptx files

– E-posters must contain a single slide on which the full poster content is displayed.

– Please use fonts compatible with PC and Mac operating systems (Arial, Courier New, Georgia, Helvetica, Times, Times New Roman)

– E-posters must be in the landscape format (16:9).

Submit your e-posters to email


Other rules and information

Payment of the registration fee is a prerequisite for the acceptance of papers and inclusion in the conference program.

The Expert Committee will review the submitted abstracts and decide on their acceptance for presentation at the conference in the formo f the e-poster.

Notification of paper acceptance will be sent to the authors by 16 April 2021.

Conference Proceedings will be published in the electronic form before the start of the conference.

Papers can be presented in the Croatian or English language.

Topic and abstract submission by 12 April 2021
Acceptance notice by 16 April 2021
Start of the conference 06 May 2021
Regular registration fee: 700kn
One-day registration fee: 350kn
Registration fee for students of the University of Applied Health Sciences: 200kn

Paper submission

You can register here.

*Filling out a form for abstract submission does not imply registration.


You can check out the preliminary program here.


For information about registration fee and accommodation should contact the agency BAN TOURS


Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 1


TEL: 385 1 6057 483
FAX: 385 1 6057 480


Accommodation is organized in the hotels AMADRIA PARK:
Single rooms  : 670 kn – per person
Double rooms : 470 kn – per person

Hotels are assigned based on their availability on the day of your application, and are filled on the “first come, first served” basis.
  • Resident fee is 10 kn per person per day and is paid to the agency during application.
  • Conference parking fee in the hotel garage: 90 kn per vehicle per day (paid at the reception desk before departure). Reservation is not necessary.
  • Reservation of accommodation is considered to be confirmed only after payment.
After payment, it is not possible to cancel the reservation without cancellation fees.



Zoran Milanović

Ministry of Science
and Education

Ministry of Health

Croatian Chamber
of Nurses

The City of Zagreb

Croatian Chamber of
Health Professionals

Croatian Council of Physiotherapists