We are pleased to inform you that the gathering called the "International Annual Symposium and Scientific Workshop on the topic of Sterilization and Disinfection in Health Care Organizations" is going to take place in Opatija (Croatia) from 25 to 28 March 2009.
The enclosed programme is final with regard to the title and the schedule of the lectures, whereas the printed programme containing the information on the patronage, sponsors and the organizing
committee will be the component part of the materials to be handed over to the participants during their registration.
The lectures will be held in English with simultaneous translating and Power Point presentations shown on two screens in Croatian and in English.
A book of abstracts will be printed in both languages and the presentations will be available at the web site of the World Forum (www.wfhss.com).
Croatian Medical Chamber, Croatian Chamber of Pharmacists, Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists and the Croatian Chamber of Nurses will award points to the participants according to their Regulations on the professional training.
For the period of the symposium the exhibition of the sponsors will be opened and the participants will be able to see it during the coffee and lunch breaks.
The business centre will be open all the time, and the friendly hostesses will make sure that you do not loose your way.
For the participants to arrive in Zagreb by plane the organizer is going to offer transportation to Opatija by organizing groups in accordance with the arrival schedule in Zagreb.
Therefore you are kindly asked to deliver the itinerary of your trip to our Email address soonest possible:
Secretary: Mrs. Maja Velickovic Phone/Fax: +385 1 2388 137
Opatija often called the Nice of the Adriatic, is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Croatia and a place with the longest tourist tradition on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. In 1844 the powerful merchant Higinio von Scarpa erected Villa Angiolina, with beautiful green and a lavish park around it, visited by distinguished guests the Croatian Viceroy Josip Jelacic, the Austrian empress Maria Anna which soon made Opatija a popular excursion destination of the inhabitants from Rijeka, then of the Italians and Austrians.
Named after the Benedictine abbey of St James first mentioned in 1449. Between 1560 and 1723 owned by the Augustinians from Rijeka, and since 1774 a property of the chapter of Rijeka. The present chapel of St James was built in 1506 and extended in 1937.
Already in 1889 Opatija was declared the first climatic seaside resort on the Adriatic, which strengthened its position as the most fashionable tourist resort. Numerous tourists and owners of the villas contributed by planting exotic plants to the horticultural grandeur. Opatija was so attractive that, at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20 centuries, it was visited by the then most prominent personalities of the noble rand Princess Luise von Sachsen Coburg, the Romanian king Charles I, the Swedish- Norwegian king Oscar, etc. Tourist development is Opatija's main feature even today.
Favorable climate, well maintained landscape, maintained beaches and lively entertainment throughout the year make this place one of the most elite summer resorts in Croatia today. The offer includes 20-odd hotels, a large number of catering establishments, sports and recreational facilities, and especially entertainment opportunities. By the hotel Admiral there is a marina open throughout the year. Very many events in Opatija have a long tradition and offer a high-level entertainment; carnival (January/February), International Yachting Regatta (in May), the Opatija Yachting Cup (in November). Opatija is also one of the most important congress centers in Croatia.
Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta, that in its 4 villas (Camellia, Magnolia, Melia und Wisteria) offer you the intimacy and comfort of a small and all the benefits of a large hotel. The hotel provides a total of 262 rooms with spacious balconies and a magnificent view of the hillsides of Ucka on one side and Kvarner Bay and its islands on the other.
Within the 'Tamaris' Congress centre, Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta provides its business guests with 7 multipurpose air-conditioned congress halls and lounges. The congress halls and their pleasant atmosphere, the most modern technical equipment, a total capacity of 1000 seats, and a configuration that can be adjusted to the needs of any event taking place, provide a perfect place where of all sorts of events like seminars, workshops, big congresses, cocktail parties and gala dinners can be organised.
At the Wellness Centre in Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta we have formed a special offer based on maintaining one's vitality, reaching harmony of the body and the soul, stress relieving and regaining energy. In this spacious Wellness Centre offering a rich range of treatments, a real wellness oasis, each of your visits will be a unique experience interwoven with relaxing background music, the aromas of pure essence oils and the scent of herbal teas and fruit. At Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta our excellent chefs take you on a gourmet trip around Kvarner and the Kvarner islands, across Istria to the Mediterranean. Top-quality Croatian wines and sweet surprises from our patisserie will certainly make it a unique trip.
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As the opening day is approaching the Organizing Committee would like to notify you about the following:
Accommodation is organized at the Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta (Camellia, Magnolia, Wisteria, Melia) Hotel Milenij and Agava. Package includes welcome drink, gala dinner and the excursion. All meals are included daily. Extras are not included!
A complimentary shuttle bus service for transport to Opatija is provided for participants arriving at the Zagreb airport. Precise information will be given at the info desk with the label HUMS-te that will be placed at the airport. For participants from Zagreb, and those who come to Zagreb from other destinations, the bus will leave from Branimirova Street (in front of the Croatian post office) on Wednesday, 25.03.2009. at 12.00pm. The bus from Opatija to Zagreb will leave on 28.03.2009. About the exact time, you can ask the Congress Center. For participants who come to Opatija by car - the car can be left in the hotel garage, which is to be paid at the reception.
Registration will be at the Registration desk situated in the hotel. Registration fee include the use of symposium materials, opening reception and coffee breaks.
Each participant will be given a name accreditation at the registration desk. All participants are kindly requested to wear the accreditation throughout the congress. Only accreditation wearers will be admitted to the sessions and social events.
During the welcome dinner and gala dinners, stylish clothes. During excursion, casual clothing
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
A certificate of attendance will be available on request at the registration desk on the last day of the congress.
All information concerning the Symposium can be obtained at the Congress center or by members of the Organizing
Committee, which will be identified by the green accreditation. At the hotel reception you can get all the tourist information.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact. We look forward to meeting you in Opatija.
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As chairman of the WFHSS it is my pleasure to invite you to participate. The workshop will take place from March 25 till March 28 2009, at the Croatia Hotel Milenij, Opatija, Croatia.
This workshop is intended for:
CSSD managers and workers,
health care inspectors,
representatives of the Ministry of Health,
and for all those professionally interested in this topic.
Our industrial partners are given the opportunity of booking a booth in the industrial exhibition. The price a booth is € 2000 per 6 m², and € 3000 per 10 m², inclusive of the full conference participation fee for two persons. Enclosed please find all necessary information regarding the booking. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Companies are also given the opportunity to submit a proposal for a scientific presentation. These proposals should be submitted to the WFHSS Secretariat (Email
) at the latest on 31 December 2008.
For all further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are looking forward to meeting in Opatija, Croatia.
Vlatka Turcic, MD, MSc
The above letter/invitation to our industrial partners is also available for download in PDF format: