Dear ladies and gentlemen,


The University of Applied Health Sciences is organizing the 17th Nurses and Technicians Conference and the 3rd Healthcare Professional Conference from 22 to 23 March 2018 in Opatija and the main topic is EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOR QUALITY HEALTH PRACTICE.

Top experts as well as experienced researchers and practitioners from different areas of healthcare and other fields will present new insights, recommendations, and opinions and also share their experiences with the Conference participants.

Research is the prerequisite for improving all aspects of healthcare, while a more efficient education ensures faster and better transfer of knowledge as well as effective use of existing and new findings.

The speed of discovering new facts and insights as well as the number of research papers are increasing every day. Only those communities and individual social groups that can be actively involved in these accelerated processes will be able to adapt to changes and enable the highest level of service to members of their communities. These processes are particularly important when it comes to the health of all members of a community. In activities aimed at achieving quality healthcare, it is desirable to use all available resources for research and acquisition of new knowledge as well as for a more efficient transfer of such knowledge through education of all healthcare professionals.

The Conference program covers various topics from the field of research and education as well as the prerequisites for effectively linking these processes to everyday healthcare practice.

The content of the EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOR QUALITY HEALTH PRACTICE Conference will be divided into several sections and topics:

  • Healthcare research and practice based on evidence
  • Efficient ways of sharing new research findings in the 21st century
  • Career and education of healthcare professionals
  • Models of education of healthcare professionals
  • Modern technologies and opportunities for effective education
  • Research and education of healthcare professionals and patient safety
  • Ethical aspects of research in healthcare

Depending on the number of submissions, the papers will be categorised into appropriate (sub)topics.
We are looking forward to your application and working together to find the best approaches and methods for both research and education of healthcare professionals.
The program will be published after the completion of the acceptance process.

Organising and Expert Committee of the Conference
Krešimir Rotim, Vesna Turuk, Jadranka Pavić and Damir Lučanin



Damir Lučanin

Jadranka Pavić


Jasna Bošnir

Lana Feher Turković

Aleksandar Racz

Ozren Rađenović

Goran Roić

Snježana Schuster

Biserka Sedić



Krešimir Rotim


Vesna Turuk


Tomislav Čengić

Ozren Digula

Ana Marija Hošnjak

Boris Ilić

Ivan Jurak

Dalibor Kiseljak

Tomislav Madžar

Nenad Mojsović

Ana Mojsović-Ćuić

Tatjana Njegovan Zvonarević

Mara Županić

Paper submission

Paper submission is no longer available.

The conference accepts original basic and applied research papers, as well as theoretical, review and methodological papers in the fields related to the topic of the conference.

Abstracts should be written in standard English or Croatian. The abstracts that significantly deviate from the standards of the abovementioned languages will not be included in the review process. The abstracts should have between 1500 – 2000 characters with spacing, which does not include the title, author’s name and the name of the institution. If an abstract is a presentation of research results it should contain a common structure, especially the aim, methods, results and conclusion. In theoretical, review and methodological papers the abstract should contain a general overview of the topic, essential parts of the paper content, conclusions and implications.

Keywords should be provided after the abstract, on the same page. Include 3 to 5 keywords.

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

Since the number of papers that can be presented is limited, in order to enable as many authors to present their work, one person can be the author of maximum two papers, where only one author can be the first or the only author of the paper.

Expert Committee will review all incoming papers (abstracts) and make a decision on their acceptance for presentation at the conference. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors by 28 February 2017.

Conference Proceedings of the accepted papers will be prepared and published before the start of the conference.

Papers can be presented in the English or Croatian language.


The number of papers per author (active participation) is limited to two papers
Notice on the acceptance of papers and further instructions will be sent by 28 February the latest
Papers submitted after that date will not be considered or reviewed
Abstracts should be written in standard English or Croatian
Abstracts should have between 1500 - 2000 characters with spacing, which does not include the title, author's name and the name of the institution
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings
Expert Committee reserves the right to decide on the type of paper presentation
Topic and abstract submission by 18 February 2018
Acceptance notice by 28 February 2018
Start of the conference 22 March 2018
Registration fee: 500kn (VAT included). After 19.2.2018 fee is 600kn (VAT included)
One-day registration fee: 300kn (VAT included). After 19.2.2018 fee is 400kn (VAT included)
Registration fee for students of the University of Applied Health Sciences: FREE



Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 1


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


Accommodation is organized in the hotels:
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.
* Sojourn tax is not included in the tax and is 7 kn per person per day
** Garage: 90kn – car/day



Kolinda Grabar Kitarović

the City of Zagreb

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Science and Education

Croatian Chamber of Nurses