Dear colleagues, dear friends,

Thank you for your participating in the 37th European Congress of Cytology in Cavtat-Dubrovnik from September 30 to October 3, 2012.

This gathering of 566 participants from 50 countries was convened to exchange and examine new cognitions in cytopathology.

We hope that you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did, from the interesting and engaging speaker session, workshops, to the informal meetings outside the conference rooms, to the social events at the end of each day.

No matter what the setting or agenda, we felt that this event was characterized by a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere, with interesting knowledge exchange and new bonds and networks at every turn.

We would like to thank you for your contribution to this, and hope that you enjoyed your visit to Cavtat and Dubrovnik, and that you will return to visit us many times in the future.

Best regards,

On behalf of the Organization Committee,

Ika, Vesna, Silvana and Ana



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Welcome

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 37th European Congress of Cytology to be held in Dubrovnik-Cavtat, Croatia from September 30th until October 3rd, 2012.

We do hope the choice of topics and the active part of the renowned international and Croatian experts will arouse your interest in the Congress. The Congress will include plenary lectures, symposia, seminars, workshops, lectures and poster sections. In addition, we wish to make your stay here a pleasant and also the time we will spend together working, sightseeing Dubrovnik and Cavtat, at boat excursions and gala dinner.

We invite you herewith to this country with a rich tradition in cytology, where its development can be divided into four phases: curiosity, enthusiasm, professionalism, and adjustment to common European trends. The phase of curiosity started between the two World Wars, owing to clinical hematologists who were the pioneers of hematologic cytology. Yet, the true beginnings of the Croatian cytology date back to the 1950s to 1960s, i.e. the phase of enthusiasm, also closely related to the clinicians who were the carriers of development of both aspiration cytology and gynecologic cytology. The need in systematic education led to the introduction of the postgraduate study in medical cytology at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb (1967) and of the cytotechnologists course at the Health College in Zagreb (1968). The third phase, professionalism, began in 1974 with the introduction of independent residency in medical cytology, later clinical cytology. In 1994, the initially 3-year residency turned into a 4-year residency in clinical cytology. The phase of adjustment of education in clinical morphological professions, cytology and pathology, was initiated in line with the general pursuit of the united Europe values, having resulted in a new residency proposal for both of these so far independent professions in Croatia in 2011.

Welcome to Croatia, the country with 1246 islands, isles, cliffs, reefs and rocks, 1777 km of beautiful Adriatic coast and 1000 castles. Welcome to the country with the rich cultural heritage comprising numerous museums, galleries and churches, and the worldwide cultural heritage monuments, constituting a binding chapter of the UNESCO list of the worldwide heritage sites, i.e. Diocletian Palace in Split; Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč; Plitvice Lakes; Romanesque town Trogir; Šibenik Cathedral, and the unique and inimitable old town Dubrovnik.

Welcome to Croatia, the country of Herman Dalmatin, a renowned medieval philosopher from the Istria; Marco Polo, a world traveller and explorer; Julije Klović, a miniaturist, the Croatian Michelangelo; Ruđer Bošković from Dubrovnik, the greatest physicist, mathematician and astronomer of the time; and Nikola Tesla, one of the most brilliant world inventors, born in Lika. This country is proud of its great history and great people.

Welcome to Dubrovnik, the town of a long and rich tradition, proud of its cultural and historical heritage, and open to the people from all over the world. Nature has been very generous to Dubrovnik by blessing it with numerous beauties – the southernmost Dalmatian warm climate, bright blue sky, clear turquoise small coves with sandbanks, and dark-blue sea along the steep rocky coast covered with rich Mediterranean and subtropical flora

Welcome to Cavtat, the ancient town surrounded by numerous the excavations, evidencing thousand years long history of this site. Cavtat, known in the ancient times as Epidaurum, had been restored several times from the ruins, and after total destruction in 7th century it was rebuilt by Dubrovnik Republic in 15th century.

Zvonimir Milčec, a chronicler, said about the capital of Croatia: "...only Zagreb's women are more beautiful than Zagreb". Likewise, the Croatian cytologists say: "...only cytology is more beautiful than Croatia". An advertising slogan for the Croatian tourism is: "When your heart says summer, it says Croatia". In the same way we say: "When your heart says cytology, it says Dubrovnik-Cavtat 2012".

So, follow your heart and join the Congress of Cytology 2012 in Dubrovnik-Cavtat. You will be attracted by at least one of its topics; ... let it happen and enjoy four days stay in 'a small country for big cytology’!

 

Congress Information

Date and Location

37th European Congress of Cytology

Conference Hotel "Croatia" Cavtat, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia, September 30th – October 3rd, 2012

The official language is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Presenters must be able to answer questions in English.

Cavtat

The city of Cavtat is situated at the very south of the Republic of Croatia, 18 km from the centre of Dubrovnik and only 6 km from Dubrovnik International Airport. It has a population of some 1,500 inhabitants and is part of the Dubrovnik Riviera. The unpolluted sea and natural beauty of Mediterranean vegetation that covers the whole peninsula with the harmony of old and new architecture sets the natural beauty of Cavtat.

Cavtat, the antique Epidaurus, was an important Roman colony in this region, which expired after the breakthrough of the Slavs and the Avarians into this area after the decline of the Western Roman Empire, and their inhabitants fled to the neighbouring settlement Laus-Rave-Ragus, wherefrom Dubrovnik arose. In historical sources, Cavtat is also mentioned with the name Ragusa Vecchia, what clearly testifies to the connection of these two cities. In the times of the Dubrovnik Republic, Cavtat was the second most important seaport, place of trade and of administration in the Republic after Dubrovnik.

Places like Cavtat offering so much to the visitors are quite rare. Its scenery, the rich cultural and historical heritage along with the range of services offered to tourists meet the demands of the present day tourists, thus making it one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast. Cavtat is located between the magic city of Dubrovnik on one side and beautiful Konavle on the other. There one can still feel the spirit of the past time and experience the centuries old tradition of our ancestors. It is an ideal holiday resort. Each visitor can discover his own wishes, enjoy the hidden coves at peace, long walks at the seaside or spend active holidays going in for recreational sports and entertaining cultural programmes.

Dubrovnk

The most beautiful jewel of Croatia’s cultural heritage, the old city of Dubrovnik, is located in the southernmost part of the sunniest Croatian tourist region of all: the Dalmatia. Dubrovnik area comprises one county, the County of Dubrovnik-Neretva, which extends almost entirely along the shore. Within it is Dubrovnik, the most beautiful and the most important, but by no means the only, cultural gem. The vista of the old city of Dubrovnik, approached from the direction of Dubrovnik airport, is one of the best known panoramas of Croatia and of the whole of the Mediterranean area. Indeed, the first sentence of the description of Dubrovnik in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage begins with the words: "Pearl of the Adriatic on the Dalmatian coast...", for few are the cities which enjoy such a wonderful position on a rocky shoreline above the sea, and few are the places where medieval stone walls and fortresses are so well preserved.

Travelling to and from Dubrovnik and Cavtat

Dubrovnik has an international airport Ćilipi (DBV).

Both direct international and domestic flights arrive at and depart from this airport using a single terminal complex. Domestic airline company Croatia Airlines offers direct flights on routes to and from Dubrovnik from Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome and Vienna; also transit flights via Zagreb are possible. For all information please contact your travel agent or directly at www.croatiaairlines.com or www.airport-dubrovnik.hr.

For the flight tickets please send us your inquiry by e-mail so we can arrange your flight bookings.

For the Congress participants, Penta Ltd. will organize the special charter flights (Zagreb-Dubrovnik-Zagreb).The details will be published in December 2012 on www.cytology2012.com.

Transport Airport-Hotel

There will be a hotel shuttle and taxi available at the Dubrovnik airport to transfer participants to hotels offered.

The prices for one way transfer per person are:

Shuttle bus = €10 per person; Taxi = €20-€30.

Taxi service is available 0-24 hours.

Time Difference

Croatian time is Central European Time GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Electricity

The electrical supply is 220 V and 50 Hz. Connection for appliances is a 2-pin plug.

Currency and Foreign Exchange

The currency is Croatian kuna (Kn), Facilities to exchange foreign currency and ATMs are available at the airport, in the hotel and throughout the city.

Climate

The climate in the Dubrovnik Region is a typical Mediterranean one. Average air and sea temperature in Dubrovnik region during September is approximately 24˚C.

Insurance

The organisers do not accept any responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Delegates are strongly advised to have their own travel insurance policies.

Badges

Badges will be distributed at the registration desks. Your personal badge is your entrance ticket to all sessions, to the exhibition area and to the social events. Please remember to always wear your badge at the Hotel Croatia Congress Center. Participants without badges will be not admitted to the congress activities. It will also be necessary to present the corresponding ticket for each social event.

Commercial Exhibition

The congress includes a commercial exhibition from Sunday, September 30th to Wednesday, October 3rd, which will be opened during meeting hours.

Attendance Certificate and Credits

The certificate of attendance will be presented to all registered attendants in exchange of your evaluation form.

Croatian Society for Clinical Cytology of Croatian Medical Association is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net

Smoking Policy

Please note that smoking is prohibited by law within the Congress premises as well as in restaurants and public buildings.

Passports & Visas

A valid passport is required for entry to Croatia. Citizens of a country which requires a visa for entry to Croatia are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least one month before the intended date of travel. If in doubt, information can be obtained from your nearest Croatian Embassy or www.mfa.hr

CME Accreditation /EUROPE WIDE ACCREDITATION

Croatian Society for Clinical Cytology of Croatian Medical Association is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net

Useful Links

Local Organisation Committee

HONORARY PRESIDENT
Inga ČREPINKO
e-mail: inga.crepinko@zg.t-com.hr
CO-PRESIDENTS
Ika KARDUM-SKELIN Vesna MAHOVLIĆ
e-mail: ika.kardum-skelin@zg.t-com.hr e-mail: vesna.mahovlic@kbc-zagreb.hr
ikardum@hi.t-com.hr vesna.mahovlic@zg.htnet.hr
Phone: +385 1 230 84 61 Phone: +385 1 460 46 06
CO-VICE PRESIDENTS
Silvana SMOJVER-JEŽEK Ana IVANIŠIN-BARAČ
e-mail: ssmojver@pbf.hr e-mail: ivanisinbarac@hotmail.com
Phone: +385 1 23 85 131 Phone: +385 20 43 18 20
SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIES
Lada ŠKOPLJANAC-MAČINA Biljana JELIĆ PUŠKARIĆ
e-mail: lskopljanac@yahoo.com e-mail: biljana.jelic.puskaric@zg.t-com.hr
Phone: +385 1 460 46 03 Phone: +385 1 230 84 61
TREASURER
Jasenka ANTULOV
e-mail: jasenkaantulov@yahoo.com
Phone: +385 1 238 80 64
CO-PRESIDENTS - CYTOTECHNOLOGISTS
Silvio CUVAJ Veronika ANIĆ
e-mail: silvio.cuvaj@gmail.com e-mail: veronika.anic@zg.t-com.hr
Phone: +385 1 460 46 05 Phone: +385 1 230 84 61

EUROPEAN FEDERATION of CYTOLOGY SOCIETIES (EFCS)

President: Binnur ÖNAL, Turkey

Past President: Fernando SCHMITT, Portugal

Secretary General: Philippe VIELH, France

Treasurer: Martin TÖTSCH, Austria

EUROPEAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE of CYTOTECHNOLOGY (EACC)

Chairperson: Dorthe EJERSBO, Denmark

Secretary: Maj Liv EIDE, Norway

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY of CYTOLOGY (IAC)

President: Diane SOLOMON, USA

Past President: Alain VERHEST, Belgium

Secretary Treasurer: Fernando SCHMITT, Portugal

CROATIAN SOCIETY of CYTOTECHNOLOGY - ENGINEERS,

MEDICAL LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS and LABORATORY TECHNICIANS

President: Silvio CUVAJ

Vice President: Orhideja Dutković-Štefec

Past President: Veronika ANIĆ

Secretary General: Katica Rubić

Treasurer: Suzana Harabajsa

CROATIAN SOCIETY for CLINICAL CYTOLOGY

CROATIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

President: Ika KARDUM-SKELIN

Vice Presidents: Vesna MAHOVLIĆ & Silvana SMOJVER-JEŽEK

Secretaries General: Lada ŠKOPLJANAC-MAČINA & Biljana JELIĆ PUŠKARIĆ

Treasurer: Jasenka ANTULOV

Main Topics

Analytical Cytology

  •   Cytogenetics

  •   Flow cytometry

  •   Image analysis

  •   Immunocytochemistry

  •   Molecular cytology

Breast cytology

Cancer immunology

Cytology of infectious diseases

Cytotechnology

Forensic cytology

GI tract, liver, pancreas, EUS, FNA from deep-seated masses

Gynecologic cytology

  •   cervix

  •   endometrium

  •   ovary

  •   vulva

  •   HPV

Head and neck FNA

Hematopoietic system cytology (lymph nodes and bone marrow)

Intraoperative and interventional cytology

Pediatric cytology

Quality assurance and automation

Pulmonary cytology

Resident’s session

Serous fluid cytology, cerebrospinal fluid cytology

Soft tissue and bone FNA

Tele-cytology

Training programs for cytologist and cytotechnologist

Transplant cytology

Thyroid FNA

Urinary cytology

Veterinary cytology

Free topics

Useful Information and Links

Travel documentation

Passport or any other internationally recognized identification document. Tourist stay in Croatia is limited to three months.

Additional information is available at the embassies of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia. Phone: +385 (0)1 4569 964 - www.mvp.hr.

Time zone

GMT + 1 in the winter, GMT + 2 in the summer.

Standard voltage and frequency

220 V, 50 Hz.

Water

Tap water is potable on the whole territory of the Republic of Croatia.

Postal and telecommunication services

Post office in Cavtat is open whole day during working days and on Saturday mornings.
If you need to use a phone booth, phone cards are available for purchase at post offices, hotels and news-stands.
There are three mobile networks operating in Croatia:
T Mobile (098) www.t-mobile.hr
VIPnet (091) www.vipnet.hr
TELE2 (095) www.tele2.hr
All operators offer roaming service. For details, visit the respective websites.

Post office

20210 CAVTAT
Phone: +385 20 478 040
Fax: +385 20 478 020

Internet

Internet connection is available at all hotels. There are also several cafés and tourist agencies in Cavtat offering this service.

Croatian currency is kuna (HRK/kn). 1 kuna = 100 lipas

Bank-notes are in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kunas, and coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 lipa and 1, 2 and 5 kuna.

Payments: You can use only kunas as means of payment, and money can be exchanged in numerous banks, exchange offices, post offices and hotels.

Banks: Banks are open in Cavtat from Monday till Friday whole day and on Saturday mornings. There are also many cash machines in Cavtat, Dubrovnik Airport, Čilipi and Gruda.

Credit cards: Most hotels, restaurants and shops will accept credit card payments (Eurocard/Mastercard, Diners, American Express, Visa).

Customs duties: Foreign currency can be freely transferred to Croatia to the amount of 40,000.00 HRK. Customs must be notified of any amounts exceeding this number. Home currency can be freely transferred to and from Croatia to the amount of 15,000.00 HRK.

Owners of pets must possess an international certificate not older than 6 months.

Tax return: The right of tax return encompasses all foreign citizens for purchased goods (except petroleum derivatives) to the amount of 501.00 HRK per receipt. The purchaser must have a VAT (PDV-P) form filled by the seller, which must be verified upon leaving Croatia on the border crossing. Tax return is possible six months after the purchase of goods. Additional info about customs duties:

Republic of Croatia Customs Directorate, phone: +385 1 6102 333, www.carina.hr

Medical help

Primary medical help can be received in surgery in Cavtat.
During the summer season (April-October) there is a tourist surgery at the guests’ disposal. It is open seven days a week and located at the Iberostar Albatros Hotel, Cavtat.
All other types of health care are available at the Dubrovnik General Hospital.
Guests from countries which have signed a health-care agreement with the Republic of Croatia do not have to pay for medical services. If that is not the case, the services are charged directly to the user, according to the official price list.
Medical Emergency Service telephone number: 94

Working hours

The majority of shops and supermarkets are open from 8 AM till 8 PM and on Saturday mornings. Public services and business offices work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

Foreign language radio news

During the summer season, Croatian National Radio Channel 2 regularly broadcasts news and Croatian Automobile Club reports on traffic conditions on a daily basis in several languages: English, German, Italian and Czech. This station also broadcasts news and traffic conditions reports from several foreign radio stations (Bavaria Radio Channel 3, Austria Radio Channel 3, RAI Uno, British Virgin Radio and Czech Radio.).
There are also specialized daily news broadcasts for boaters in Croatian and English.

Safety, fire and environmental protection

A special European emergency number has been also established in Croatia: 112.
You can dial it from all mobile and fixed phones in case you need: urgent medical help, fire department, police, mountain rescue service, veterinarian help and other emergency services.
Please, act responsibly in natural areas, take notice of fire restriction signs and do not throw burning or inflammable objects in the surrounding countryside. In case you notice fire, please call fire department on number 93.
The sea water in the area of Konavle, as well as in Croatia in general, is of high quality, so please help us in keeping it so.

Local transport
Public transport

Cavtat is connected with Dubrovnik by a local bus line which is scheduled every thirty minutes. During the summer season you can go to Dubrovnik by boats which sail during the whole day.
Taxi service is also at your disposal. There are taxi stops in the Cavtat bus station and the airport in Čilipi. Radio taxi service is available on number (020) 970.
More on local lines: www.libertasdubrovnik.com.

Car hire

There are a number of car hire offices in Cavtat and Čilipi airport that offer a variety of vehicle types.

Important Phone Numbers

During your stay in Cavtat, you may need some of these numbers:

Country code for Croatia is +385
Area code for Cavtat, all settlements in Konavle and the Dubrovnik-Neretva County is 020. In case you are calling from abroad, you must leave out 0 from the area code, so just dial +385 20
General emergency services number: 112

If you precisely know what service you need, you can call directly for:

Police: 92
Fire Department: 93
Medical Emergency Service: 94
Road assistance: 987 (+385 1 987 for mobile phones)
Croatian Automobile Club 01 4640 800, www.hak.hr e-mail: info@hak.hr
Weather forecast and traffic conditions: 060 520 520
Cavtat Pharmacy: +385 20 487 261
Cavtat Surgery: +385 20 478 657 ili 478 001
Cavtat Port Authority: +385 20 478 065
Dubrovnik Airport: +385 20 773 377
General Informations: 981

Useful Links

Konavle County and Cavtat Tourist Information

Dubrovnik Tourist Information

Croatia Tourist Information

Congress Venue

5 Star Hotel - Hotel Croatia





Situated across the bay from the historic walls of Dubrovnik, Hotel Croatia Cavtat is the leading five-star resort and conference hotel on the South Adriatic. Built to demanding specifications allowing Hotel Croatia to blend seamlessly with its natural surroundings, Hotel Croatia is the ideal destination for relaxation, business and to serve as a base for exploring Dubrovnik, the crown jewel of the Adriatic.

Hotel Croatia offers everything you expect from a luxury five-star resort, including private beaches both on the open water and a protected bay, indoor and outdoor pools, hiking trails along the coast and through a protected forest, full-service wellness center and numerous restaurants and dining facilities.

Our conference center is unparalleled on the Adriatic coast, hosting large, small, domestic and international conferences for over 35 years. From a grand hall to private meeting rooms, with professional staff and equipment to meet all your needs, Hotel Croatia has earned its re putation as the country’s leading destination for conferences.

Invited Speakers

Aedo Ocana Olga Del Pilar, Spain Jakopović Marko, Croatia Poljak Mario, Slovenia
Alameda Francisco, Spain Jakšić Branimir, Croatia Poljičak-Milas Nina, Croatia
Anić Veronika, Croatia Jakšić Ozren, Croatia Radhika Kottu, India
Antulov Jasenka, Croatia Jelić-Puškarić Biljana, Croatia Radić-Krišto Delfa, Croatia
Aurer Igor, Croatia Jiménez-Ayala Matias, Spain Rajwanshi Arvind, India
Balazs Jaray, Hungary Jiménez-Ayala Beatriz, Spain Ramljak Vesna, Croatia
Banno Kouji, Japan Jonjić Nives, Croatia Repše-Fokter Alenka, Slovenia
Barišić Ana, Croatia Jurič Danijela, Croatia Rossi Esther Diana, Italy
Barišić Ingeborg, Croatia Kaić Gordana, Croatia Santamaria Mercedes, Spain
Barroca Helena, Portugal Kapila Kusum, Kuwait Srithara Satyanarayana, India
Batinić Drago, Croatia Karakitsos Petros, Greece Sauer Torill, Norway
Beale Tim, UK Kardum Matko, Croatia Savić Spasenija, Switzerland
Beck Ana, Croatia Kardum-Paro Mirjana Marijana, Croatia Schmitt Fernando, Portugal
Bedrossian Carlos, USA Kardum-Skelin Ika, Croatia Schneider Volker, Germany
Bergeron Christine, France Klijanienko Jerzy, France Siddiqui Momin, USA
Bobuš Kelčec Iva, Croatia Kloboves Prevodnik Veronika, Slovenia Smith Peter, UK
Bollmann Reinhard, Germany Kocjan Gabrijela, UK Smith John H.F., UK
Bondi Arrigo, Italy Kojić-Katović Sandra, Croatia Smojver-Ježek Silvana, Croatia
Borovečki Ana, Croatia Kokalj-Vokač Nadja, Slovenia Sood Neelam, India
Bourgain Claire, Belgium Krishnamurthy Savitri, USA Stančić Rokotov Dinko, Croatia
Chhieng David, USA Labar Boris, Croatia Stani Josefine, Austria
Cochand Priolet Beatrix, France Lasan Trčić Ružica, Croatia Stipoljev Feodora, Croatia
Cuvaj Silvijo, Croatia Ljubić Nives, Croatia Sučić Mirna, Croatia
Čulić Vida, Croatia Mahovlić Vesna, Croatia Sugiyama Yuko, Japan
Davidson Ben, Norway Margari Hara, Greece Syrjänen Kari, Finland
Desai Mina, UK Margari Niki, Greece Šentija Karmela, Croatia
Di Bonito Luigi, Italy Markov-Glavaš Duška, Croatia Šiftar Zoran, Croatia
Di Loreto Carla, Italy Mateša Neven, Croatia Šokčević Marijka, Croatia
Di Lorito Alessia, Italy Megha Harke, India Šoljić Violeta, BIH
Diamantis Aristidis G., Greece Morožin-Pohovski Leona, Croatia Tooru Hayashi, Japan
Domanski Henryk A., Sweden Moussa Adnène, Tunisia Tötsch Martin, Austria
Duškova Jaroslava, Czech Republic Naito Zenya, Japan Troncone Giancarlo, Italy
Dworzak Michael, Austria Nasioutziki Maria, Greece Trutin-Ostović Karmen, Croatia
Džeko Škugor Nives, Croatia Nayar Ritu, USA Üstün Melek, Turkey
Eide Maj Liv, Norway Negri Silvana, Italy Vasilj Ankica, Croatia
Elsheikh Tarik, USA Nemet Damir, Croatia Vass Laszlo, Hungary
Fabre Monique, France Obad-Kovačević Dragica, Croatia Verhest Alain, Belgium
Fadda Guido, Italy O'Flynn Paul, UK Vielh Philippe, France
Fassina Ambrogio, Italy Oliviera Helena, Portugal Vigliar Elena, Italy
Filipec Kanižaj Tajana, Croatia Önal Binnur, Turkey Vince Adriana, Croatia
Ostojić-Kolonić Slobodanka, Croatia Vrabec Branica Božica, Croatia
Flegar-Meštrić Zlata, Croatia Ovanin-Rakić Ana, Croatia Vrbanus Ljiljana, Croatia
Gerhard Rene, Portugal Özgül Neyat, Turkey Vrdoljak-Mozetič Danijela, Croatia
Giles Thomas, UK Paksoy Nadir, Turkey Wiener Helene, Austria
Gonçalves Louis, Portugal Perković Sanja, Croatia Wiseman Pinto Roque Gabriel, India
Grahovac Blaženka, Croatia Peroš-Golubičić Tatjana, Croatia Wojcik Eva M., USA
Grce Magdalena, Croatia Pinar Firat, Croatia Zanconati Fabrizio, Italy
Gredelj-Šimac Njetočka, Croatia Planinc-Peraica Ana, Crotia Zemanova Zuzana, Czech Republic
Grest Paula, Switzerland Pohar-Marinšek Živa, Slovenia Zeppa Pio, Italy
Herbert Amanda, UK Pokieser Wolfgang, Austria
Hintermann Suzanne, Switzerland Poller David N, UK

Preliminary timetable

Workshops

1. DEEP ORGANS/EUS

2. BONE MARROW -Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) & Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) & MDS/MPN

3. SEROUS EFFUSION

4. BONE MARROW - Plasma Cell Neoplasms & Chronic Leukemic Lymphoproliferative Diseases

5. HEAD & NECK

6. GYNECOLOGICAL CYTOLOGY - Squamous Lesions

7. LUNG

8. BREAST

9. SALIVARY GLANDS

10. NONGYNECOLOGYCAL CYTOLOGY - LBC

11. PEDIATRICS

12. SOFT TISSUE & BONE

13. BONE MARROW - Acute Leukemias

14. GYNECOLOGICAL CYTOLOGY - Endometrium & Ovary

15. INFECTIOUS DISEASES

16. GYNECOLOGICAL CYTOLOGY - Glandular Lesions

17. URINE

18. LYMPH NODE

19. CNS/CSF

Slide Seminars

Slide seminar participants are kindly invited to send their presentation of 4-5 images with a short history of their cases as a Power Point presentations (.ppt) (not as JPG or PDF files) by September 1st, 2012 to penta@cytology2012.com / ksenija.zunic@penta-zagreb.hr.

Images will be published on www.cytology2012.com one week before the Congress for participants' use (as a pre-congress material). With author’s approval, a final presentation will be published after the Congress as a post-congress educational material (pdf format).

SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM/SLIDE SEMINAR - SS/SLS III EFCS-PSC-ASC

I Did Not Expect That: Surprises During the Daily Practice of Fine-Needle Aspiration

SLIDE SEMINAR 1

GI-Liver/Pancreas

SLIDE SEMINAR 2

Gynecological

Cytology

SLIDE SEMINAR 3

Lymph Node

SLIDE SEMINAR 4

Pulmonary Cytology

SLIDE SEMINAR 5

BONE MARROW Plasma Cell

Neoplasms & Leukemic

Lymphoproliferative Neoplasms

SLIDE SEMINAR 6

Breast

SLIDE SEMINAR 7

BONE MARROW Myelodysplastic

Syndrome (MDS) & Myeloproliferative

Neoplasms (MPN) & MDS/MPN

Key Dates

Congress Dates

September 30th – October 3rd, 2012

Key Dates

Deadline for abstract submission May 20th, 2012

Decision about abstract acceptance not earlier than June 30th, 2012

Deadline for early registration extended to May 20th, 2012

Accommodation

Official housing agency

Penta

PCO & Travel agency

penta@cytology2012.com

ph. +385 1 46 28 609

fax +385 1 45 53 284

Online reservation

Participants can book their hotel room online. Full prepayment by credit card or bank transfer is mandatory. Each participant will receive a confirmation.

Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly encourage you to book early in order to benefit from central hotel locations, special rates and conditions and to avoid disappointment.

The names of people sharing rooms must be indicated.

Manual Registration Processing Surcharge

Hotel bookings received by fax, mail or email are subject to an administration surcharge of EUR 20. Therefore, we encourage you to use the online hotel booking system that is safe, quick and easy and also gives you an immediate confirmation.

Hotel description & rates

The following hotels have offered special rates for participants of the 37th European Congress of Cytology. All hotels are located in Cavtat and some are within walking distance of the congress venue.

Hotel Croatia *****

The Hotel Croatia is a masterpiece of modern hotel architecture and a rare example of the fusion of architecture, the surrounding green vegetation and the blue of the sea. For more than 30 years now, the hotel has been known as one of the most significant Croatian destinations for the organisation of congresses, gatherings and incentive programs.

It is located in the picturesque bay of the little town of Cavtat, which is a part of the Dubrovnik Riviera. The hotel is situated in the immediate vicinity of the Dubrovnik International Airport (5 km). The famous medieval walled city of Dubrovnik can be seen from some hotel terraces. The Croatia Hotel’s unique structure, open views from all hotel spaces and caracteristic interior decoration creats and elegat an lively atmosphere.

www.hotelcroatia.hr

Room type Price
single room (sea view) 170,00 EUR
single room (park view) 150,00 EUR
double room (sea view) 200,00 EUR
double room (park view) 180,00 EUR

Price per room per night inclusive of buffet breakfast, VAT and city tax

3 nights compulsory for Sep 30th-Oct 3rd, 2012

Check-in: from 14.00 hours / Check-out: until 12.00 hours

Hotel Iberostar Albatros ****

The Iberostar Albatros is located in the picturesque town of Cavtat, just 20 kilometres from Dubrovnik. Recently renovated, the Iberostar Albatros has an outstanding range of family facilities including bars, restaurants, a conference room, an indoor swimming-pool and an outdoor swimming-pool for adult and children.

www.iberostar.com

Walking distance to venue: 15 minutes

single room: 105 €

double room: 150 €

Price per room per night inclusive of buffet breakfast, VAT and city tax

Check-in: from 14.00 hours / Check-out: until 12.00 hours

Hotel Iberostar Epidaurus ***

The Iberostar Epidaurus Hotel in Croatia is situated on Tahía Bay, overlooking the Plaza Epidaurus beach. The Iberostar Epidaurus is the ideal hotel for a restful, relaxing holiday at our prime beachfront location and opposite the sea under shelter of our prime location at this beach spot. Its closeness to places of considerable interest like Cavtat and Dubrovnik make it easier for you to discover Croatia.

www.iberostar.com

Walking distance to venue: 15 minutes

single room: 90 €

double room: 124 €

Price per room per night inclusive of buffet breakfast, VAT and city tax

Check-in: from 14.00 hours / Check-out: until 12.00 hours

Group reservations

Reservations for a minimum of 10 rooms will be handled by separate contracts and regulations. Please contact us at penta@cytology2012.com

Cancellation and refund policy

All cancellations must be provided in writing or e-mailed to the Cytology 2012 Secretariat and are liable for the following penalties:

- until May 31st, 2012 : an administration fee of 50 Euros will be due and deducted from the refunded amount

- after June 1st, 2012 - full payment is due and no refunds will be granted

All refunds will be handled after the Congress.

Any change of reservation will be subject to a handling fee of 30 Euro.

The hotels will not accept direct changes.

Social Programme

Saturday, September 30th - Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Hotel Croatia

Access with badge only

Attendance to the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee for registered participants and accompanying persons.

Sunday, October 1st – Festive Evening

Revelin Fortress

Access with badge only

Attendance to the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee for registered participants and accompanying persons.

Monday, October 2nd – Gala Dinner

Hotel Croatia

Access with voucher only

Ticket price: 100€ per person, (VAT 25% included). Please make your reservation for the Gala Dinner when you register for the congress.

Call for Abstracts

All participants are invited to submit abstracts on one of the topics listed below for presentation at the 37th Congress of Cytology.

Abstracts may only be submitted via internet. Late abstracts will not be considered. In order to standardise the abstract layout we ask you to read the preparation guidelines CAREFULLY! Avoid submission within 48 hours of the deadline for best system performance.

Deadline for abstract submission:

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Guidelines for preparation and submission of abstracts:

  • Abstracts may be submitted only via internet. Abstracts submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English using UK English spelling. Original Abstracts will not be proof-read - corresponding author is responsible for language and content validity.
  • Please structure your abstract using the following headings:
    • Case: Background, Case, Conclusion
    • Other abstracts: Aim, Methods, Results, Conclusion
  • The abstract text may not be longer than 250 words. Tables, charts and other graphics are not permitted.
  • Authors should indicate their presentation preference:
    • poster presentation
    • oral presentation
  • After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation by email (please make sure to state your correct email address!). Should you wish to make corrections to an abstract already submitted or if you wish to submit other abstracts later, you may use your user name and password. Corrections to abstracts can only be made up to the deadline of May 20th, 2012. If you do not receive a confirmation please contact us.
  • After submission deadline, abstracts will be reviewed as sent with no possibilty to make any further changes.
  • Authors will be notified of acceptance not earlier than June 30th, 2012 by email.
  • Abstract authors must register for the conference by July 08th, 2012 or advise us of withdrawal by this date. Only registration ensures publication.
    Authors with accepted abstracts are entitled to the early registration fee if registered by July 08th, 2012.
  • If an abstract is accepted, the presenting author must attend the congress and present it in person. 

If you have difficulties in submitting your abstracts or if you need any further information, please contact us at +385 1 46 28 609 (Monday – Friday during CET business hours).

Topics

Please carefully select the topic under which you wish to submit your abstract for review. Abstracts not submitted under an appropriate topic may be incorrectly reviewed and rejected.

Publication

All accepted abstracts will be published in the supplement of Cytopathology, Wiley Blackwell.

Presentation Format

Accepted abstracts are to be presented either as a poster or oral presentation. The final decision of the presentation format will be made by the Scientific Committee. Full instructions concerning the preparation and presentation will be given at the congress web site by the end of July 2012.

Invited speakers only!

Deadline for abstract submission:

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Please note the following points when preparing your abstract 

  • Please use UK English spelling.
  • The abstract text may not be longer than 500 words. Tables, charts and other graphics are not permitted
  • Please structure your abstract in the space provided without predefined headings.
  • After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation by email (please make sure to state your correct email address!). Should you wish to make corrections to an abstract already submitted or if you wish to submit other abstracts later, you may use your personal user name and password. Corrections to abstracts can only be made up to the deadline of May 20th, 2012. If you do not receive a confirmation by email please contact us.
  • Reminder of when your presentation is scheduled will be sent to invited speakers not earlier than July 15th, 2012.

If you have difficulties in submitting your abstracts or if you need any further information, please contact us at:

Phone +385 1 46 28 609 (Monday – Friday during CET business hours)

Sponsors

Sponsorship Packages

Tailored packages can be arranged to suit objectives. Please feel free to contact PENTA Congress Organization Secretariat to discuss your needs.

All rates are quoted in Euro and include VAT 23%. In case of change of the VAT (PDV) in Croatia, new rates will be applied.

Platinum sponsor - EUR 60.000

Plenary Satellite Symposium

- Opportunity to organize an Official Satellite Symposium in a Plenary Hall up to 90 minutes (program subject to the approval of the Congress Scientific Committee)

- Includes hall rental, standard audio/visual equipment

- Symposium programs will be included in the Final Program

- Time slots will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis

*Speakers will be invited by the Sponsor. Travel costs, accommodation and registration fees of the speakers will be covered by the Sponsor.

Exhibition

- 40 m2 Exhibition space (additional space can be purchased at reduced price of EUR 500)

Advertisements

- Insertion of Sponsor’s symposium invitation in the conference bags

- Insertion of Sponsor’s company brochure in the conference bags

- Full Page Color Symposium Advertisement in the Program

- Sponsor's logo with hyperlink on Congress website

Registration

- six congress registrations

- six exhibitors badges

Acknowledgements

- Company logo displayed in the Congress room and in the Registration area

Gold sponsor - EUR 45.000

Parallel Satellite Symposium

- Opportunity to organize an Official Satellite Symposium in a Parallel Hall up to 90 minutes (program subject to the approval of the Congress Scientific Committee)

- Includes hall rental, standard audio/visual equipment

- Symposium programs and abstracts will be included in the Final Program

- Time slots will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis

*Speakers will be invited by the Sponsor. Travel costs, accommodation and registration fees of the speakers will be covered by the Sponsor.

Exhibition

- 20 m2 Exhibition space (additional space can be purchased at reduced price of EUR 500)

Advertisements

- Insertion of Sponsor’s symposium invitation in the conference bags

- Insertion of Sponsor’s company brochure in the conference bags

- Full Page Color Symposium Advertisement in the Program

- Sponsor's logo with hyperlink on Congress website

Registration

- four congress registrations

- four exhibitors badges

Acknowledgements

- Company logo displayed in the Congress room and in the Registration area

Silver sponsor - EUR 35.000

Plenary Satellite Symposium

- Opportunity to organize an Official Satellite Symposium in a Parallel Hall up to 90 minutes (program subject to the approval of the Congress Scientific Committee)

- Includes hall rental, standard audio/visual equipment

- Symposium programs and abstracts will be included in the Final Program

- Time slots will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis

*Speakers will be invited by the Sponsor. Travel costs, accommodation and registration fees of the speakers will be covered by the Sponsor.

Exhibition

- 9 m2 Exhibition space (additional space can be purchased at reduced price of EUR 500)

Advertisements

- Insertion of Sponsor’s symposium invitation in the conference bags

- Insertion of Sponsor’s company brochure in the conference bags

- Full Page Color Symposium Advertisement in the Program

- Sponsor's logo with hyperlink on Congress website

Registration

- two congress registrations

- two exhibitors badges

Acknowledgements

- Company logo displayed in the Congress room and in the Registration area

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Plenary Satellite Symposium - EUR 15.000

The Organizing Committee has designated 90 minutes slots for this symposium. This symposium wil be held in the Main Hall 1 "Ragusa"

- Program subject to the approval of the Congress Scientific Committee

- Includes hall rental, standard audio/visual equipment

- Symposium programs and abstracts will be included in the Final Program

- Insertion of Sponsor’s symposium invitation in the conference bags

- Time slots will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis

*Speakers will be invited by the Sponsor. Travel costs, accommodation and registration fees of the speakers will be covered by the Sponsor.

*Please note that there are other scientific activities that will take place at the same time.

Parallel Satellite Symposium - EUR 10.000

The Organizing Committee has designated 90 minutes slots for this symposium. This symposium wil be held in the Parallel Halls (2, 3, 4 or 5)

- Program subject to the approval of the Congress Scientific Committee

- Includes hall rental, standard audio/visual equipment

- Symposium programs and abstracts will be included in the Final Program

- Insertion of Sponsor’s symposium invitation in the conference bags

- Time slots will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis

*Speakers will be invited by the Sponsor. Travel costs, accommodation and registration fees of the speakers will be covered by the Sponsor.

*Please note that there are other scientific activities that will take place at the same time.

Hospitality suite - EUR 8.000

The Organizer provides several optional facilities which can be used by companies an other interested parties. Some of these facilities are subject to availability, and it is generally recommended that you contact the technical organizer well in advance.

Confirmed Sponsors & Exhibitors

PLATINUM SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR

Contact Us

Professional Congress Organiser

Penta Ltd

Izidora Krsnjavoga 25

10000 Zagreb, Croatia

penta@cytology2012.com

phone: +385 1 4553 290

fax: +385 1 4553 284

www.penta-zagreb.hr

www.penta-pco.com


Should you have any specific questions or concerns please feel free to contact us also at:

Abstracts and Scientific Programme: secretariat@cytology2012.com

Registrations: registrations@cytology2012.com

Accommodation: housing@cytology2012.com

Optional Tours & Visits: tours@cytology2012.com

Registration

To register please complete the online registration - click here.

Manual Registration Processing Surcharge

Registrations received by fax, mail or email are subject to an administration surcharge of EUR 20. Therefore, we encourage you to use the online registration system that is safe, quick and easy and also gives you an immediate confirmation along with the invoice.

All participants should register online until September 10th, 2012 including invited speakers. After this date you should register on-site.

No registration is valid without payment.

DEADLINE FOR EARLY REGISTRATION: MAY 20th, 2012

Early registration is advised to benefit of the reduced rates. Completed registration and the proof of the payment must be received by midnight May 20th, 2012 the latest. Thereafter the registration fee will increase as published.

REGISTRATION FEE in EUR (VAT included) EARLY REGISTRATION
until May 20th, 2012
LATE REGISTRATION
May 21st / August 31st, 2012
ON SITE
From Septembre 1st 2012 and onsite
Delegate 500 600 650
Cytothechnologist 350 450 500
Resident / Student * 350 400 450
Accompanying person 150 150 150
Exhibitor 150 175 200
Workshop (each) 100 100 100
One day fee** 200 200 200
Cytotechnologist One day fee* 150 150 150
QUATE Exam 150 150 150
IAC Examinations www.cytology-iac.org

*For students: Please provide proof of full time student status when submitting your registration form (ID card or letter from your institution or program Director)

** One-day registration fee is valid for either Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. For more than one day full registration is required.


Authors of the accepted papers are not exempted from paying the registration fees.

Registration fee for participants includes:

- Name badge permitting access to all sessions and symposiums

- Delegate’s bag and printed materials (congress proceedings book, Certificate of attendance)

- Admission to Welcome Reception

- Admission to Festive Evening at the Revelin Fortress

- Refreshment breaks

- Option to purchase a ticket for the congress dinner

Accompanying Guests

- All accompanying guests must be registered. Please provide full guest names as all guests will be issued with a badge for entry to the Welcome Reception and the Festive Evening

The Accompanying Guest Fee includes:

- Name Badge permitting access to the following events, but NOT Congress sessions

- Admission to the Welcome Reception and the Festive Evening

- Option to purchase tickets for Accompanying Guest Tours

- Option to purchase a ticket for the Congress Dinner on Thursday, October 2nd, 2012

Group Registrations

In order to make a group registration please complete the group registration form. On this form you can enter all participants’ information together with their postal address and contact details. Please note that the complete individual addresses (hospital, department, street name and number, postal code, city, country and personal email address) are needed of each participant.

Download: Group registration form (xls)

Download: Group registration policy (PDF)

For further assistance please contact us at
penta@cytology2012.com

Confirmation

Upon receipt of the correct registration fee, each participant will receive a confirmation of registration. Please bring this confirmation to the registration desk at the conference centre as proof of your registration.

On-site registration hours

The registration desk at the congress venue will be open during the following hours:

Saturday, September 29th 16.00 – 21.00
Sunday, September 30th 07.00 – 20.00
Monday, October 1st 07.00 – 20.00
Tuesday, October 2nd 07.00 – 20.00
Wednesday, October 3rd 07.00 – 13.00

On-site registrations will be accepted but receipt of all congress documents cannot be guaranteed. Please arrive early if you wish to register on-site.

Invitation letter

The organisers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any individual requesting one, once their registration form and fee have been received. It is to be understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the congress to provide any financial support. You may request such a letter from the Administrative Secretariat.

Payment of fees

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN EUROS

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Registration fees can be paid online by credit card or by bank transfer.

Payment of fees must be made when the registration form is completed or a purchase order provided.

Online by credit / debit card

Online payment is available in the last step of online registration. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Unfortunately Diners cannot be accepted.

All participants paying online will receive the electronic confirmation of registration in form of an email, as soon as they submit the registration/payment.

Bank Transfer

If paying by bank transfer, the participant shall be sent a confirmation letter as soon as the Congress Secretariat receives the required payment.

All bank charges are the responsibility of the participants and should be paid in addition  to the registration fee.

All participants paying by a bank transfer must send a copy of the bank transfer.

Delegates requiring invoices should provide a purchase order number and invoice department / address if different from the Address for Correspondence on the registration form.

Cancellation and refund policy

All cancellations must be provided in writing or e-mailed to the Cytology 2012 Secretariat and are liable for the following penalties:

- until July 1st , 2012 : an administration fee of 70 Euros will be due and deducted from the refunded amount

- after July 1st, 2012 - full payment is due and no refunds will be granted

All refunds will be handled after the Congress.

Name changes are permitted and will be charged additional € 30.

On-site changes of name badges due to incorrect submission of names and/or address data will be charged with € 10.



Optional Tours and Visits

Group excursions Dubrovnik 2012

1. OLD TOWN SIGHTSEEING

Available days: Septembre 30th / Octobre 1st / Octobre 2nd / Octobre 3rd

Departure from hotel Croatia at 9:30 – return to hotel Croatia at 13:00

This tour is a classic!

Transfer from Cavtat to Dubrovnik accompanied by an English speaking professional guide for a sightseeing tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik is on UNESCO's list of cultural heritages and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Surrounded by ramparts and fortresses, it is a treasure of architectural and cultural masterpieces, well preserved over the centuries.

During the tour, the guests will get to see some of the most attractive sights in the Old Town, including the Franciscan Monastery, home to one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe.

After the tour the guests will have some free time to keep exploring the tiny streets by themselves, to shop or simply to sit down for a coffee and take in the unique atmosphere.
Transfer back to Cavtat at 12:30.

2. KONAVLE TOUR

Excursion date: Octobre 1st

Departure from hotel Croatia at 14:00 – return to hotel Croatia at 17:30

Konavle is the southernmost region in Croatia and very well known for its rich traditions and customs. It is also an important wine growing region in southern Dalmatia with recognized and geographically protected wines which among other specialties our guests will have the opportunity to try.

Having started from Cavtat we head South to a local winery where we try some of the best wines this region has to offer and learn about the history of wine growing in Konavle.

After this tasty experience we continue our scenic drive through the picturesque villages of Konavle to an authentic water mill situated by the river Ljuta. The mill which is surrounded by a beautiful nature park, dates back to the times of the Dubrovnik Republic and is protected as a cultural monument.

The guests will experience a warm welcome by local musicians and girls dressed in national costumes who serve typical local drinks and figs.

Besides a demonstration of the mill which is still in use today the guests will also see a fully reconstructed fulling mill which authentically shows the process of pounding textile, a crucial step in the making of national costums and other clothes 500 years ago.
Finally a typical snack will be served before returning to Cavtat in the late afternoon.

3. GOURMET TOUR – PENINSULA OF PELJESAC

Excursion date: Octobre 2nd

Departure from hotel Croatia at 10:00 – return to hotel Croatia at 16:00

Dubrovnik, is the second largest peninsula in Croatia after the peninsula Istria. It is very well known for its wines, especially the red wines Postup and Dingac which are grown for hundreds of years in the vineyards along the southern slopes of the peninsula, as well as for the ancient town of Ston (combined settlements Veliki and Mali Ston).

Ston, a town that Napoleon was more eager to acquire than Dubrovnik itself, is famous for its valuable salt works which are still in function today and for its great fortifying walls – proudly announcing themselves to be the second longest in the world after the Great Wall of China.

Mali Ston's great claim to fame are its oysters which are voted the finest in the world.

Try these specialties for yourself during a wine tasting sessions at a family run wine cellar as well as a boat ride to the oyster beds in Mali Ston where you will have the opportunity to taste mussels and oysters fresh from the sea.
Finally lunch will be served at restaurant Bota in Mali Ston, one of the best restaurants in the area offering local specialties

4. GALLEON CRUISE / DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN TOUR

Excursion date: Octobre 3rd

Departure from hotel Croatia at 15:00 – return to hotel Croatia at 19:00

We invite the guests on a unique cruise from Cavtat to Dubrovnik onboard an original replica of a 16th century trade ship from the Dubrovnik Republic – the Karaka.

According to the information at the Dubrovnik Maritime Museum, karakas were the largest ships on the Adriatic Sea in the early 15th century, and even among the largest vessels in the world in the 16th century

Dubrovnik is on UNESCO's list of cultural heritages and is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean. Ssurrounded by ramparts and fortresses, it is a treasure of architectural and cultural masterpieces, well preserved over the centuries.

Besides learning about the impressive history of this medieval town, the guests will also have the opportunity to taste fresh oysters coming from the most renowned Croatian oyster bay – Mali Ston.

After the sightseeing tour the guests will have some free time in the Old Town before we return to Cavtat by coach

5. MOSTAR & MEĐUGORJE (full-day tour)

Excursion date: on request

Departure from the hotel along the coastline and the Neretva valley. Our first stop will be in a typical old Bosnian small town Pocitelj. After a short break we continue to Mostar.
This very picturesque town is more then 5 centuries old and became famous for its old Turkish bridge that once was the only means uniting the city over the emerald waters of the Neretva River. The bridge always played a central role in the lives of the inhabitants. The guests will enjoy the lively atmosphere of the old bazaar around it and admire medieval Turkish architecture. Free time for lunch.

Leaving Mostar we continue to Medjugorje. Since the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1981 this small mountain village has grown into a town and a place of holy worship where people from all over the world come to find spiritual peace and rejuvenate their faith.
Free time and return to Dubrovnik late in the afternoon.



Travel


SAVE UP TO 20% ON TRAVEL WITH THE STAR ALLIANCE™ NETWORK

The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for 37th European Congress of Cytology 2012.

To obtain the Star AllianceConventions Plus discounts please follow the below steps to access the Conventions Plus online booking tool:
- visit http://www.staralliance.com/en/business-solutions/conventions-plus/delegates/
- Under “Delegates login” enter conventions code OU03S12
- The online booking tool opens in a separate window (Should the online booking tool not open, please ensure that your Pop-Up blocker is disabled).

Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for this event are:

Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Ethiopian Airlines, TAM Airlines, Adria Airways, Blue1, Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, SWISS International Air Lines, EgyptAir, ANA, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Asiana Airlines, South African Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Turkish Airlines, TAP Portugal, United, US Airways, Avianca Taca.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

Please note: For travel to/from Japan and New Zealand special fares or discounts may be offered by the participating airlines on their own network. To obtain these special fares or discounts and for booking office information please visit http://www.staralliance.com/en/business-solutions/conventions-plus/delegates/ and:
- Click on “ConventionsPlus Booking Contacts” and enter the conventions OU03S12.
- Choose one of the participating airlines listed
- Call the respective reservation contact listed and quote the conventions code OU03S12 when requesting the special ticket.

When making your travel plans please present confirmation of your registration or proof of attendance for the Event/Convention.

Croatia Airlines Domestic Flights

We have secured number of seats on the flights from Zagreb to Dubrovnik and back on the following Croatia Airlines scheduled flights:

ZAGREB-DUBROVNIK
29.09. OU 384 14:10 15:15
29.09. OU 662 14:20 15:15
29.09. OU 664 21:10 22:05
30.09. OU 384 7:40 8:45
30.09. OU 662 10:55 12:00
DUBROVNIK-ZAGREB
03.10. OU 667 17:30 18:35
03.10. OU 385 19:55 21:00
04.10. OU 663 12:50 13:45
04.10. OU 667 16:40 17:45
04.10. OU 301 21:10 22:05

Package price: 210 EUR

Package is inclusive of: roundtrip flights in economy class, airport taxes, ticket service charge, bus transfers airport-hotel-airport

Price is subject to change without notice due to fluctuations in currency exchange rates, change in fuel prices, departure taxes, transportation related fees, airport security charges.

Airlines serving the Dubrovnik International Airport have been expanding their number of flights and adding new non-stop direct flights from number of European aiports (Barcelona, Berlin,Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Zurich and many more).

More information on SUMMER 2012 FLIGHT SCHEDULE.

Star Alliance members



Timetable



CME Accreditation

The 37th European Congress of Cytology was granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

The 37th European Congress of Cytology' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

The 37th European Congress of Cytology' is designated for up to18 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group.
Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.



Exams

IAC Exams www.cytology-iac.org

QUATE Exam



Instruction for Presenters

TBA



Preliminaly Scientific Program

Please download full Preliminaly Scientific Program here

Session preview for chairs