Dear ladies and gentlemen,


 It is our great honour and pleasure to invite you to the 18th Nursing Conference and 4th Health Professions Conference that will be held on 28-29 March 2019 at the Amadria Park Congress Centre in Opatija.

Following current trends in the education of nurses and health professionals, as well as the trends and issues in the health care system, this year we will gather together to discuss the topic  of Global Nursing and Healthcare. Globalization is one of the most important driving forces of the new millennium and, together with urbanization and digitization, has a strong influence on lifestyle and consequently on health and health needs. It also influences the changes in the health care system, as well as the needs in the education of  healthcare professionals.

For more than 50 years of education of health professionals, the University of Applied Health Sciences has been following global guidelines in the development of the professions of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, environmental health engineers, bachelors of medical laboratory diagnostics and radiological technologists. In the era of intensive migration of health professionals in the education system, an increasing emphasis is put on the competitiveness of our students in view of the acquired competences at the global level, the quality of study programs, the development of research projects and the internationalization of the University.

Together with more than 600 teachers and associates, and more than 4,000 students, we are trying to give answers to current issues of health professions and we believe that this traditional and among healthcare professionals recognized 18th Nursing Conference and 4th Health Professions Conference will be the place of discussion, exchange of knowledge and experience, and place of unity.

We invite you to join us at the Global Nursing and Healthcare -18th Nursing Conference and 4th Health Professions Conference!

Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Snježana Čukljek, PhD


Dear ladies and gentleman,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the


18th Nursing Conference and 4th Health Professions Conference

organized by the University of Applied Health Sciences.

The international conference under the joint name

„Global Nursing and Healthcare“

will be held from 28 – 29 March in Opatija, Amadria Park.


Globalization is one of the most important driving forces in the new millennium. Through digitalization and advanced technology, all areas of human activity have been interconnected and patterns of the functioning of society have been globally transformed. The expansion of global consciousness is also reflected in the field of health and the focus of the health system on ensuring a systematic approach to the health of the population through the use of the latest scientific knowledge, best practice experience and the most effective health care procedures.

For this reason, the Conference topics are focused on several key areas related to global approach to health:

  • New technologies and innovations in health care
  • Trends in the education of health professionals
  • Contemporary teamwork challenges
  • Connection between professions in health care

We invite you to contribute to the quality and successful realization of this conference through your active participation.

The applications for the conference will be made available online via the University of Applied Health Sciences website.


Expert Committee:
Jadranka Pavić, PhD
Damir Lučanin, PhD




Snježana Čukljek





Vesna Turuk



Jadranka Pavić






Damir Lučanin



Damir Lučanin

Jadranka Pavić


Jasna Bošnir

Lana Feher Turković

Aleksandar Racz

Ozren Rađenović

Goran Roić

Tomislav Sajko

Snježana Schuster

Biserka Sedić



Snježana Čukljek


Vesna Turuk


Ozren Digula

Domagoj Gajski

Ana Marija Hošnjak

Ivan Jurak

Dalibor Kiseljak

Nenad Mojsović

Ana Mojsović-Ćuić

Tatjana Njegovan Zvonarević

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 are presented in the form of oral presentations or e-posters.


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 20 February 2019.


E – posters

At the conference posters will be presented as e-posters. 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.

Posters saved as JPEG files
– the dimension of the E-POSTER must be in the landscape format of not less than 1920 × 1080 pixels.
– The file size must be less than 10 MB.

E-POSTERS in the PowerPoint format 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.


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.
The Expert Committee reserves the right to decide on the method of paper presentation (oral presentation or e-poster).
Notification of paper acceptance will be sent to the authors by 28 February 2019.



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 20 February 2019
Acceptance notice by 28 February 2019
Start of the conference 28 March 2019
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 program here.

Book of abstracts is available 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  : 590 kn – per person
Double rooms : 390 kn – per person

The price includes breakfast, the use of the hotel’s pool and VAT.
Additional payment for the buffet dinner is 90 kuna and it is served at Camellia Restaurant.
*Sojourn tax is not included in the tax and is 10 kn per person per day
** Garage: 90kn – car/day



Kolinda Grabar Kitarović

Ministry of Health

The City of Zagreb

Croatian Chamber of Nurses

Croatian Chamber of Health Professionals

Ministry of Science and Education