Dear colleagues,
dear friends

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 7th CROATIAN SYMPOSIUM on Renal Replacement Therapy, DiaTransplant 2018, organized by University Hospital Center Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatian Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation of Croatian Medical Association and Croatian Association of Nurses - Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Section, under the auspicies of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences.

We truly believe in the Symposium success because of the selected topics which are of special interest in the field of Renal Replacement Therapy. In the scientific program, you will find numerous distinguished nephrologists and other medical specialists in the multidisciplinary fields related to nephrology.

The Symposium will be held in Opatija, Croatia, October 11-14, 2018.

This Symposium, already traditional, is going to be a permanent witness of the new scientific developments. Wherever you work, use the opportunity to break away from your daily routine and to discover new approaches, connect to colleagues and return home full of new knowledge, ideas and work motivation.

The emphasis will be on the "state of art" lectures and clinical aspects of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplantation, rare diseases – Fabry disease through dedicated international satellite symposium.

DiaTransplant 2018 is going to bring together distinguished clinicians and experts from Croatia and abroad to present and discuss recent discoveries in these fields.

You are heartily invited to contribute to the success of DiaTransplant 2018 with a presentation of your work and your abstracts are very much appreciated. Young colleagues and students are specially invited to participate in the scientific program.

Of course, we also want to emphasize the beauty of Opatija, the pearl of the Mediterranean, offering friendly and welcoming atmosphere within its hystoric architecture and rich culture. My kindest regards to all of you until we meet in Opatija!

President of the DiaTransplant 2018
Prof. Sanjin Rački, MD, PhD


Symposium organization

  • President:
    • Prof. Sanjin Rački, MD, PhD
  • Secretary:
    • Prof. Ivan Bubić, MD, PhD


  • University Hospital Center Rijeka
    • Department of nephrology, dialysis and kidney transplantation, Department of Internal Medicine
    • Department of urology, Referral Center for Kidney Transplantation of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka
    • Department of Internal Medicine
    • Department of Urology
  • Croatian Society for Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation
  • Croatian Nursing Society, Nephrology and Dialysis Society

Congress venue

  • Congress center Conference Park 25/7
  • Amadria Park Grand hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta
  • Ul. Nikole Tesle 5, HR-51410 Opatija

Under the Auspicies of

  • Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • University of Rijeka

Organizing Committee

  • Bosiljka Devčić, mag. med. techn.
  • Primarius Nikola Janković, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Mladen Knotek, MD, PhD
  • Gordana Novaković, mag. med. techn.
  • Prof. Tomislav Rukavina, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Alen Ružić, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Davor Štimac, MD, PhD
  • Božidar Vujičić, MD

Program Committee

  • Prof. Sanja Balen, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Jerko Barbić, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Krešimir Galešić, MD, PhD
  • Mladen Ivanovski, MD
  • Prof. Bojan Jelaković, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Petar Kes, MD, PhD
  • Primarius Dragan Klarić, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Mladen Knotek, MD, PhD
  • Ass. Prof. Mario Laganović, MD, PhD
  • Ass. Prof. Vesna Lovčić, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Dragan Ljutić, MD, PhD
  • Ass. Prof. Dean Markić, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Lidija Orlić, MD, PhD
  • Branka Sladoje-Martinović, MD
  • Ass. Prof. Josip Španjol, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Luka Zaputović, MD, PhD
  • Ass. Prof. Stela Živčić-Ćosić, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Željko Župan, MD, PhD

Scientific Committee - Student Symposium

  • Prof. Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, MD, PhD
  • Prof. Ivan Bubić, MD, PhD
  • Vesna Furić-Čunko, MD
  • Ita Jelić, MD
  • Ivo Jeličić, MD
  • Prof. Lidija Orlić, MD, PhD
  • Martina Pavletić-Peršić, MD
  • Prof. Sanjin Rački, MD, PhD
  • Valentino Rački, MD
  • Jelena Šimić, MD
  • Tea Vrdoljak-Margeta, MD
  • Božidar Vujičić, MD
  • Prof. Lada Zibar, MD, PhD

Main Session

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Hall Royal

  • 16:00 - 19:30
    (Congress Center)
  • 19:30 - 21:00
    Opening ceremony
    (Hall 1ABC)

Hall 0ABC

  • Industry Exhibition
    (Thursday, October 11th, 2018 to Sunday, October 14th, 2018)

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Hall 1ABC

  • 08:00 – 10:00
    Session 1
    Kidney transplantation
    Chairs: Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, Mladen Knotek
    • 08:00 – 08:30
      Nikolina Bašić-Jukić (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Kidney transplantation in Croatia – 10 years of Eurotransplant membership
    • 08:30 – 09:10
      Hans Sollinger (Wisconsin, USA)
      Highlights in Renal Transplantation
    • 09:10 – 09:40
      Mladen Knotek (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Challenging issues in kidney transplantation
    • 09:40 – 10:00
      Lada Zibar (Osijek, Croatia)
      Ethical dillema in the treatment of Jehova witness patient
  • 10:00 – 10:30
    Coffee break
    (Hall 0ABC)
  • 10:30 – 13:15
    Industry symposia
  • 10:30 – 11:15
    Symposium Abbvie
    „Novel treatment of common disorders in CKD“

    Chair: Sanjin Rački, Tajana Filipec-Kanižaj
    • 10:30 – 10:35
      Sanjin Rački (Rijeka, Croatia)
      Why is treatment of Hepatitis C important in patient with Chronic Kidney Disease
    • 10:35 – 10:55
      Tajana Filipec-Kanižaj (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Treatment options of Hepatitis C patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
    • 10:55 – 11:15
      Sanjin Rački (Rijeka, Croatia)
      VDR activation – a keystone in the treatment of CKD-MBD in CKD patients
  • 11:15 – 12:00
    Symposium Agmar/Baxter
    „Novel dialysis technology and procedures“

    Chair: Dragan Ljutić, Dragan Klarić
    • 11.15 – 11.30
      Sanjin Rački (Rijeka, Croatia)
      Expanded hemodialysis (HDx) – a novel technology meet clinical needs
    • 11.30 – 11.40
    • 11.40 – 11.55
      Karmela Altabas (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Regional citrate anticoagulation in CRRT
    • 11.55 – 12.00
  • 12:00 – 12:45
    Symposium Amgen
    „Secondary hyperparathireoidism – current treatment and future directions“

    Chair: Sanjin Rački
    • 12:00 – 12:10
      Jerko Barbić (Osijek, Croatia)
      The role of CaSR in the patophysiology of secondary hyperparathyreoidism
    • 12:10 – 12:20
      Dragan Ljutić (Split, Croatia)
      Cardiovascular complications in ESRD patients – consequences of the secondary hyperparathyreoidism
    • 12:20 – 12:30
      Nikolina Bašić-Jukić (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Etelcalcetide – a novel treatment of secondary hyperparathyreoidism
    • 12:30 – 12:45
  • 12:45 – 13:15
    Symposium Astellas
    „Right time changes lead to better outcome – meet Mario“

    Chair: Sanjin Rački
    Speaker: Bojana Maksimović (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • 13:15 – 14:15
    Session 2
    Kidney transplatation
    Chairs: Stela Živčić-Ćosić, Miha Arnol
    • 13:15 – 13:35
      Jadranka Buturović-Ponikvar (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
      Research potential of Doppler ultrasonography of transplanted kidney
    • 13:35 – 13:55
      Radomir Naumović (Belgrade, Serbia)
      The role of plasma exchange in the treatment of nephrology diseases and kidney transplantation
    • 13:55 – 14:15
      Lidija Orlić (Rijeka, Croatia)
      Kidney transplantation in elderly
  • 14:15 – 15:00
  • 15:00 – 16:30
    Session 3
    Chronic kidney disease
    Chairs: Krešimir Galešić, Mario Laganović
    • 15:00 – 15:20
      Damjan Kovač (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
      Cardiovascular complications in CKD
    • 15:20 – 15:40
      Halima Resić (Sarajevo, BiH)
      Epidemiology of CKD – GFR measurement
    • 15:40 – 16:00
      Ingrid Prkačin (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Overview of anemia treatment in CKD
    • 16:00 – 16:20
      Sanja Klobučar-Majanović (Rijeka, Croatia)
      Treatment of diabetic patients with CKD, novel insulin therapy
  • 16:30 – 17:00
    Coffee break
    (Hall 0ABC)
  • 17:00 – 18:10
    Session 4
    Free communications - transplatation
    Chairs: Josip Španjol, Branka Sladoje-Martinović Lecture 10 min, discussion 2 min
    1. U-T1 Spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C infection in renal transplant recipients
      Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, Vesna Furić-Čunko
      KBC Zagreb
    2. U-T2 Gastrointerstinal tumors in kidney transplant recipients
      Danilo Radunović, Vesna Furić Čunko, Ivana Jurić, Lea Katalinić, Ines Mesar, Vladimir Prelević, Ljubica Bubić Filipi, Nikolina Bašić Jukić
      Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb
    3. U-T3 Making kidney transplantation more available – is there room for improvement?
      Vesna Furić Čunko, Nikolina Bašić Jukić
      KBC Zagreb
    4. U-T4 Učestalost malignoma nakon transplantacije u bolesnika s transplantiranim bubregom u splitsko-dalmatinskoj županiji 
      Josipa Radić1, Željka Čuljak2
      1Zavod za nefrologiju i dijalizu, KBC Split
      2Zavod za hitnu medicinu Splitsko - dalmatinske županije
    5. U-T5 En-bloc transplantacija bubrega
      Josip Španjol1, Romano Oguić1, Kristian Krpina1, Antun Gršković1, Dražen Rahelić1, Nino Rubinić1, Mauro Materljan1, Lidija Orlić2, Ivan Bubić2, Dean Markić1
      1Klinika za urologiju, KBC Rijeka
      2Zavod za nefrologiju, dijalizu i transplantaciju bubrega, KBC Rijeka
    6. U-T6 Arteriovenska fistula u poslijetransplantacijskom razdoblju
      Dean Markić1, Kristian Krpina1, Antun Gršković1, Dražen Rahelić1, Nino Rubinić1, Mauro Materljan1, Ivan Vukelić1, Lidija Orlić2, Josip Španjol1
      1Klinika za urologiju, KBC Rijeka
      2Zavod za nefrologiju, dijalizu i transplantaciju bubrega, KBC Rijeka
  • 18:10 – 19:00
    Session 5
    Free communications - other
    Chairs: Dubravka Mihaljević, Ninoslav Leko Lecture 10 min, discussion 2 min
    1. U-O1 Vitamin d and cardiovascular complication in chronic kidney disease
      Vedad Herenda, Damir Rebić, Aida Hamzić-Mehmedbašić, Elnur Tahirović
      Klinika za KV bolesti, KCU Sarajevo
    2. U-O2 Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) - case report
      Danilo Radunović, Živka Dika, Ivana Abramović, Dražen Perkov, Bojan Jelakovi
      Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb
    3. U-O3 Endemska nefropatija -NAK- u hrvatskom žarištu nekad i sada; postoji li uopće hrvatsko endemsko žarište
      Ninoslav Leko1, Nikolina Bukal 1, Zvonimir Bosnić 1, Marijana Kovačević 1, Nino Leko 2, Bojan Jelaković 3
      1OB "Dr. Josip Benčević" Slavonski Brod 2Stomatološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu 3Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb
    4. U-O4 Plazmafereza kod trombotske trombocitopenične purpure
      Dragan Klarić, Petra Grbić Pavlović, Dario Nakić, Danijela Santini- Dušević, Lada Gilić Šipicki
      Opća bolnica Zadar

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Hall 1ABC

  • 08:00 – 08:30
    Chair: Mirela Bušić, Ministry of Health, Republic of Croatia
    Presenting the project of European Union - The Effect of Differing Kidney Disease Treatment Modalities and Organ Donation and Transplantation Practices on Health Expenditure and Patient Outcomes – EDITH
    Speaker: Marijana Dragović, Ministry of Health, Republic of Croatia
  • 08:30 – 10:00
    Session 6
    Chairs: Vesna Lovčić, Enisa Mešić
    • 08:30 – 08:50
      Bojan Jelaković (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Update in the treatment of arterial hypertension in 2018
    • 08:50 – 09:10
      Dario Nakić (Zadar, Croatia)
      Vascular access complications – catheters today?
    • 09:10 – 09:30
      Marijana Gulin (Šibenik, Croatia)
      Vaccination in dialysis patients
    • 09:30 – 09:50
      Ivana Jurić (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Hemodialysis in elderly
  • 10:00 – 10:30
    Coffee break
    (Hall 0ABC)
  • 10:30 – 13:30
    Session 7
    Regional Symposium on Fabry disease
    Supported by Shire (Gold sponsor); Sanofi (Gold sponsor); Amicus (Bronze sponsor) and Protalix (Sponsor)
    In collaboration with Fabry Center Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
    Programme in English language

    Chairs: Bojan Vujkovac, Božidar Vujičić, Vladimira Vuletić
    • 10:30 – 10:40
      Welcome - Božidar Vujičić and Bojan Vujkovac
    • 10:40 – 11.00
      Alberto Ortiz (Madrid, Spain)
      Pathophysiological mechanisms of Fabry disease
    • 11:00 – 11:20
      Mehdi Namdar (Geneve, Switzerland)
      Cardiologist view: How to diagnose and when to treat a patient with Fabry disease?
    • 11:20 – 11:40
      Juan Politei (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
      Neurologist view: How to diagnose and when to treat a patient with Fabry disease?
    • 11:40 – 12:00
      Bojan Vujkovac (Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia)
      Nephrologist view: How to diagnose and when to treat a patient with Fabry disease?
    • 12:00 – 12:30
      Joao Paulo Oliveira (Porto, Portugal)
      Overview of treatment options for Fabry disease
    • 12:30 – 12:45
      Vanja Bašić-Kes (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Petar Kes (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Management of Fabry disease in Croatia
    • 12:45 – 13:00
      Božidar Vujičić (Rijeka, Croatia)
      Diagnostics, treatment and management in countries of South East Europe
    • 13:00 – 13:30
      Coffee with Fabry experts
  • 14:15 – 15:00
  • 14:15 – 14:45
    Session 8
    Book presentation
    Chairs: Sanjin Rački, Dragan Ljutić
    • 14:15 – 14:30
      Nikolina Bašić-Jukić et al.
    • 14:30 – 14:45
      “Acute renal failure”
      Petar Kes et al.
  • 14:45 – 15:30

    Hall 2BCD

    Session 9
    e-poster presentations
    P-D1 - P-D3; P-D5 - P-D8; T-12: Jerko Barbić, Ivan Bubić
    P-D9 - P-D15: Josipa Radić, Ivan Barišić
    Transplantation (P-T1 – P-T10): Ljubica Bubić-Filipi, Branislav Čingel
    Other (P-O1 – P-O8): Jelenko Lazić, Danica Galešić-Ljubanović
    Renal Nurses (RN-P1 – RN-P3; P-D4): Željka Vidić, Dubravka Mandić, Ines Kantura
  • 15:30 – 16:30
    Session 10
    Acute renal failure
    Chairs: Petar Kes, Rafael Ponikvar
    • 15:30 – 16:10
      Petar Kes (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Acute renal failure – State of the art
    • 16:10 – 16:30
      Kazimir Juričić (Rijeka, Croatia)
      Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in the ICU – intensivist’s view
  • 16:30 – 17:00
    Coffee break
    (Hall 0ABC)
  • 17:00 – 18:00
    Session 11
    Peritoneal dialysis
    Chairs: Vesna Furić-Čunko, Dean Markić
    • 17:00 – 17:20
      Karmela Altabas (Zagreb, Croatia)
      Incremental peritoneal dialysis
    • 17:20 – 17:40
      Dragan Klarić (Zadar, Croatia)
      Assisted peritoneal dialysis
    • 17:40 – 17:55
      Damir Rebić, Aida Hamzić-Mehmedbašić, Vedad Herenda, Edina Hasanagić, Amira Srna  Klinika za nefrologiju KCU Sarajevo, BiH
      U-D1 Cardiovascular risk factors in PD patients
  • 18:00 – 19:00
    Session 12
    Free communications – dialysis
    Chairs: Tomislav Filipović, Žarko Belavić Lecture 10 min, discussion 2 min
    1. U-D2 Prognostic biomarkers of dialysis and mortality in acute heart failure and/or acute coronary syndrome 
      Aida Hamzić-Mehmedbašić, Damir Rebić, Amina Valjevac, Vedad Herenda
      Klinika za nefrologiju, KCU Sarajevo
    2. U-D3 Etelkacetid u liječenju sekundarnog hiperparatireoidizma, naša prva iskustva 
      Draško Pavlović, Boris Kudumija, Sonja Dits, Ivančica Hršak 
      Poliklinika za internu medicinu i dijalizu B. Braun Avitum
    3. U-D4 Vascular access for hemodialysis in Republic of Macedonia 
      Petar Dejanov, Vesna Gerasimovska,  Vladimir Pusevski, Nikola Gjorgjievski 
      Clinic of Nephrology, Medical Faculty Skopje
    4. U-D5 Correlation of nutritional status markers with arterial stifness in mainentance hemodialysis patients - a pilot study 
      Josipa Radić1, Tanja Iilić Begović1, Leida Tandara1, Darko Modun2 
      1University Hospital Centre Split
      2University of Split School of Medicine
    5. U-D6 Utjecaj terapijskih vježbi i elektromišićne stimulacije (ES) na funkcionalnu sposobnost donjih ekstremiteta u bolesnika na kroničnoj hemodijalizi 
      Petra Kovačević, Karmela Altabas, Simeon Grazio, Karla Kovačević, Siniša Šefer
      KBC Sestre milosrdnice

Parallel Sessions

Nurses symposium

Friday, October 12th, 2018 - Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Hall 2A


Students in nephrology

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Hall 1A

  • 09:00 – 10:25
    Session 13
    Students in nephrology 1
    Chairs: Sanjin Rački, Alen Ružić
    • 09:00 – 09:12
      S-T1 Transplantacija bubrega i rijetke bolesti 
      Tea Vukić (MEF Zagreb)
      Nikolina Bašić Jukić (KBC Rebro)
    • 09:12 – 09:24
      S-T2 Povezanost izraženosti koštanog morfogenetskog proteina 7 (BMP-7) u vaskularnim endotelnim stanicama epigastričnih krvnih žila sa razinom proteinurije kod bolesnika s transplantiranim bubregom 
      Ana Rukavina (Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb) 
      Tvrtko Hudolin (Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb) 
      Željko Kaštelan (Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb) 
      Marijana Ćorić (Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb) 
      Vesna Furić-Čunko (Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb) 
      Marijana Gulin (Opća bolnica Šibenik) 
      Nikolina Bašić Jukić (Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb) 
    • 09:24 – 09:36
      S-T3 Tackling An Ubiquitous Threat In Kidney Transplant Patients
      Jason Kirincich (University of Zagreb, School of Medicine) 
      Nikolina Basic-Jukic (University Hospital Centre Zagreb)
    • 09:36 – 10:48
      S-T4 Usporedba utjecaja Advagrafa i Envarsusa nakon transplantacije bubrega na profil nuspojava i razinu mikofenolne kiseline u krvi
      Branimir Krtalić (Medicinski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu)
      Nikolina Bašić-Jukić (KBC Zagreb)
    • 09:48 – 10:00
      S-T5 Community Acquired Legionnaire’s Disease in a Kidney Transplant Patient 
      Armin Atic (University of Zagreb, School of Medicine)  
      Zrinka Sakic (University of Zagreb, School of Medicine)
      Jason Kirincich (University of Zagreb, School of Medicine) 
      Nikolina Basic-Jukic (University Hospital Center Zagreb) 
    • 10:00 – 10:12
      S-D2 Srčano žilne bolesti, kronična upala i serumska razina N-terminalnog pro-B-tip natriuretskog peptida te bioimpendancijska procjena viška tjelesne vode u bolesnika liječenih hemodijalizom
      Marin Šamija (Medicinski fakultet Osijek)
      Toni Barbić (Medicinski fakultet Osijek)
      Dominik Šimatić (Medicinski fakultet Osijek)
      Kristina Kralik (Katedra za medicinsku statistiku i informatiku Medicinskog fakulteta u Osijeku)
      Jerko Barbić (Zavod za nefrologiju KBC Osijek i Katedra za patofiziologiju Medicinskog fakulteta u Osijeku)
    • 10:12 – 10:24
      S-T7 Tumori štitnjače u bolesnika s transplantiranim bubregom 
      Marko Banić (Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu) 
      Alan Horvat (Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu)
      Nikolina Bašić-Jukić (KBC Zagreb) 
  • 10:25 – 10:45
    PCoffee break
    (Hall 0ABC)
  • 10:45 – 12:25
    Session 14
    Students in nephrology 2
    Chairs: Nikolina Bašić-Jukić, Lada Zibar
    • 10:45 – 10:57
      S-T12 Eurotransplant senior program 
      Josipa Starčević (Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci)
      Aurelija Vukičević (Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci)
      Dean Markić (Klinika za urologiju, KBC Rijeka)
    • 10:57 – 11:09
      S-T13 Funkcionalnost arteriovenske fistule nakon transplantacije bubrega
      Petra Remenarić (Medicinski fakultet, Sveučilište u Rijeci)
      Dina Rajović (Medicinski fakultet, Sveučilište u Rijeci)
      Dean Markić (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka)
    • 11:09 – 11:21
      S-T14 Endemska nefropatija i transplantacija bubrega 
      Lidija Pleš (Medicinski fakultet Rijeka)
      Monika Posavac (Medicinski fakultet Rijeka), Dean Markić (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka)
    • 11:21 – 11:33
      S-T15 Usporedna studija između takrolimusa u dvije doze (Prograf®) i kasne konverzije s Prografa® na jednodozni tacrolimus (Advagraf®) kod stabilnih bolesnika s bubrežnim presatkom
      Ivana Crnojević (Sveučilište u Rijeci, Medicinski fakultet) 
      Vedran Blažina (Sveučilište u Rijeci, Medicinski fakultet) 
      Tea Vrdoljak Margeta (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka) 
      Lidija Orlić (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka) 
      Ivan Bubić (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka) 
      Sanjin Rački (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka) 
      Bosiljka Devčić (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka) 
    • 11:33 – 12:45
      S-T6 Transplantacija potkovičastog bubrega 
      Petra Maričić (Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci)
      Alen Mančić (Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci) 
      Dean Markić (Klinika za urologiju, KBC Rijeka)
    • 11:45 – 11:57
      S-O1 Utjecaj ekstrakorporalne membranske oksigenacije na bubrežnu funkciju 
      Ivana Šanko (Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci)
      Leona Štromar (Medinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci)
      Željko Župan (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka)
    • 11:57 – 12:09
      S-O4 Kronična bubrežna bolest nakon akutnog bubrežnog oštećenja 
      Lori Srdoč (Medicinski fakultet u Rijeci)
      Igor Rubinić (Medicinski fakultet u Rijeci) 
      Ivan Bubić (Medicinski fakultet u Rijeci) 
      Bosiljka Devčić (KBC Rijeka) 
      Sanjin Rački (Medicinski fakultet u Rijeci) 
      Ita Jelić Pranjić (Medicinski fakultet u Rijeci)
    • 12:09 – 12:21
      S-O5 Probir na Fabryjevu bolest u bolesnika s kroničnom bubrežnom bolesti u Kliničkom bolničkom centru Rijeka 
      Nikolina Bratović (Sveučilište u Rijeci, Medicinski fakultet) 
      Ema Ahel (Sveučilište u Rijeci, Medicinski fakultet) 
      Marta Šrajbek (Sveučilište u Rijeci, Medicinski fakultet) 
      Jelena Šimić (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka) 
      Božidar Vujičić (Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka)
  • 12:25 – 13:00
    Coffee break
    (Hall 0ABC)
  • 13:00 – 14:40
    Session 15
    Students in nephrology 3
    Predsjedavajući: Mladen Knotek, Ivan Bubić
    • 13:00 – 13:12
      S-T8 Sudbina arterijskovenskih fistula nakon bubrežnog presađivanja u Kliničkom bolničkom centru Osijek 
      Anton Jurić (Medicinski fakultet Osijek) 
      Lada Zibar (Medicinski fakultet Osijek)
    • 13:12 – 13:24
      S-T9 Ishodi bubrežnog presađivanja u Kliničkom bolničkom centru Osijek 
      Robert Rončević (Medicinski fakultet Osijek)
      Lada Zibar (Medicinski fakultet Osijek) 
      Alen Rončević (Medicniski fakultet Osijek)
    • 13:24 – 13:36
      S-T10 Pathohistologic findings in kidney biopsy samples of patients with transplanted kidney from University Hospital Centre Osijek
      Terezija Berlančić (Faculty of Medicine Osijek)
      Lada Zibar (University Hospital Centre Osijek)
      Danica Galešić Ljubanović (Clinical Hospital Dubrava)
      Petar Šenjug (Clinical Hospital Dubrava)
    • 13:36 – 13:48
      S-T11 Varijabilnost koncentracije imunosupresivnih lijekova u bolesnika s bubrežnim presatkom
      Darija Damjanović (Medicinski fakultet Osijek)
      Lada Zibar (Medicinski fakultet Osijek)
    • 13:48 – 14:00
      S-D1 Utjecaj terapijskih vježbi i elektromišićne stimulacije (ES) na efikasnost dijalize (Kt/V) u bolesnika na kroničnoj hemodijalizi
      Karla Kovačević (KBC Sestre milosrdnice)
      Karmela Altabas (KBC Sestre milosrdnice)
      Simeon Grazio (KBC Sestre milosrdnice)
      Siniša Šefer (KBC Sestre milosrdnice) 
      Petra Kovačević (KBC Sestre milosrdnice)
    • 14:00 – 14:12
      S-O2 Učestalost i osobitosti rezistentne arterijske hipertenzije među bolesnicima u nefrološkoj ambulanti 
      Josipa Radić (Zavod za nefrologiju i dijalizu, KBC Split)
      Sara Milin (Medicinski fakultet u Splitu)
      Ivana Novak (Medicinski fakultetu Splitu)
    • 14:12 – 14:24
      S-O3 Učestalost arterijske hipertenzije i kronične bubrežne bolesti među bolesnicima sa šećernom bolesti tip 2 
      Josipa Radić (Zavod za nefrologiju i dijalizu, KBC Split)
      Ivana Novak (Medicinski fakultet u Splitu)
      Sara Milin (Medicinski fakultetu Splitu)
  • 14:40 – 15:30


P-T1 – P-T12

  • P-T1
    Primjena centralnog VA ECMO u bolesnika s akutnim infarktom miokarda i kardiogenim šokom poslije transplantacije bubrega – prikaz slučaja
    Berislav Barbalić, Branka Čačić, Hana Tunaj, Stella Gašparuš 
    KBC Rijeka
  • P-T2
    Kako poboljšati ishode nakon transplantacije bubrega – uloga ljekarnika u multidisciplinarnom transplantacijskom timu
    Nikolina Bašić-Jukić1, Martina Prusac2
    KBC Zagreb
    Ljekarna Draženović, Metković
  • P-T3
    Kidney transplantation in elderly patients
    Ivana Jurić, Nikolina Bašić-Jukić
    University Hospital Centre Zagreb
  • P-T4
    Treatment options for BK nephropathy – single center experience
    Vesna Furić Čunko, Ana Rukavina, Nikolina Bašić Jukić
    KBC Zagreb
  • P-T5
    Potkovičasti bubreg i transplantacija bubrega 
    Dean Markić1, Romano Oguić1, Kristian Krpina1, Antun Gršković1, Dražen Rahelić1, Nino Rubinić1, Mauro Materljan1, Ivan Vukelić1, Sanjin Rački2, Josip Španjol1
    1Klinika za urologiju, KBC Rijeka
    2Zavod za nefrologiju, dijalizu i transplantaciju bubrega, KBC Rijeka
  • P-T6
    Febrilno stanje s razvojem fulminantne jetrene lezije u bolesnice s transplantiranim bubregom 
    Nikolina Bukal1, Lea Katalinić2, Ivana Jurić2, Vesna Furić Čunko2, Bojan Jelaković2, Nikolina Bašić Jukić2
    1OB "Dr.J.Benčević", Slavonski Brod
    2KBC Zagreb
  • P-T7
    Kalcifilaksija – iskustvo dugotrajnog liječenja natrij tiosulfatom - prikaz slučaja 
    Renata Ivanac Janković1, Nikolina Bašić-Jukić2, Vesna Lovčić1, Branko Fila1
    1OB Bjelovar
    2KBC Zagreb
  • P-T8
    Akutna hepatotoksičnost antivirusne terapije za liječenje infekcije virusom hepatitis C u bolesnika nakon transplantacije bubrega 
    Nikolina Bukal1, Lea Katalinić2, Antonia Dedo3, Ivana Knežević-Štromar2, Vesna Furić-Čunko2, Ivana Jurić2, Nikolina Bašić-Jukić2
    1OB "Dr.J.Benčević", Slavonski Brod
    2KBC Zagreb
    3OB Dubrovnik
  • P-T9
    Povezanost koncentracije takrolimusa i vremena nakon transplantacije bubrega s ukupnim staničnim imunosnim odgovorom mjerenim Quantiferon monitor testom® 
    Ivan Margeta1, Ivana Mareković2, Mladen Knotek1
    1KB Merkur
    2KBC Zagreb
  • P-T10
    Promjena kriterija za prihvaćanje bubrega umrlih darovatelja za transplantaciju 
    Stela Živčić-Ćosić, Tea Vrdoljak Margeta, Dean Markić, Nataša Katalinić, Lidija Orlić
    Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka i Medicinski fakultet u Rijeci
  • P-T11
    Značaj Luminex tehnologije u praćenju protutijela HLA prije transplantacije organa
    Katalinić Nataša, Franić A, Duhović M, Šimac Sušanj I, Milojević T, Šever Šušnjar S, Starčević A, Balen Sanja
    Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka, Klinički zavod za transfuzijsku medicinu i tipizaciju tkiva
  • P-T12
    Is There a Correlation Between MAG3 Tubular Extraction Rate and Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Transplanted Kidney?
    A. Hrelja, S. Grbac-Ivanković, J. Šimić, S. Rački, B. Vujičić
    Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka

P-D1 – P-D15

  • P-D1
    Endovaskularna terapija komplikacija dijaliznih arterio-venskih fistula 
    Ljiljana Fodor, Luka Novosel, Karmela Altabas, Dijana Zadravec
    KBC Sestre Milosrdnice
  • P-D2
    Povezanost sindroma niskoga trijodtironina, stanja kronične upale i malnutricije s komorbiditetom i smrtnošću bolesnika u terminalnoj fazi kronične bubrežne bolesti 
    Nataša Črne Fureš1, Marko Lucijanić2, Igor Žabić3, Karmela Altabas1, Draško Pavlović4
    1KBC Sestre milosrdnice, 2KB Dubrava, 3OB "Dr Tomislav Bardek" Koprivnica, 4Poliklinika za internu medicinu i dijalizu B.Braun
  • P-D3
    Liječenje sekundarnog hiperparatireoidizma tijekom četiri godine 
    Boris Kudumija, Draško Pavlović, Ivančica Hršak, Sonja Dits
    Poliklinika za internu medicinu i dijalizu B. Braun Avitum
  • P-D4
    Mortalitet bolesnika liječenih hemodijalizom 
    Dubravka Varivoda, Snježana Smolić,  Dragan Klarić 
    Opća bolnica Zadar
  • P-D5
    Problematika vaskularnog pristupa u bolesnice s hereditarnom buloznom epidermolizom
    Ines Golubić1, Lea Katalinić2,  Vedran Premužić2, Ivan Barišić2, Bojan Jelaković2, Nikolina Bašić Jukić2
    1OB "Dr Tomislav Bardek" Koprivnica
    2KBC Zagreb
  • P-D6
    Positive hepatitis B surface antigen due to recent vaccination with hepatitis B vaccine (Fendrix) in chronic hemodialysis patients 
    Rafael Ponikvar, Bojana Kogovšek, Rozalka Mihelič, Robert Smerekar
    Fresenius Medical Care, Nefrodial, Dragomer, Slovenija
  • P-D7
    Kognitivni poremećaji u bolesnika na kroničnoj hemodijalizi 
    Ivančica Hršak1, Boris Kudumija1, Anđelko Vrca2, Dinka Kušter2
    1Poliklinika B. Braun Avitum, Zagreb
    2KBC Dubrava, Zagreb
  • P-D8
    Primary kidney disease does not affect L-carnitine supplementation effects in hemodialysis patients 
    Lea Katalinić1, Branimir Krtalić2, Ivan Barišić1, Bojan Jelaković1, Nikolina Bašić Jukić1
    1KBC Zagreb
    2Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
  • P-D9
    Učinak primjene L-karnitina na parametre nutricije u bolesnika na redovitoj hemodijalizi 
    Gordan Dorčić1, Ivan Bubić2, Božidar Vujičić2, Filip Šimunović2, Bosiljka Devčić2, Sanjin Rački2
    1Klinička bolnica Sveti Duh
    2Klinički bolnički centar Rijeka 
  • P-D10
    Iskustvo u primjeni kalcitriola i parikalcitola u bolesnika na redovitoj hemodijalizi u Centru za dijalizu Umag 
    Gordan Dorčić1, Vinko Brozović2
    1Klinička bolnica Sveti Duh
    2Istarski domovi zdravlja, Centar za dijalizu Umag
  • P-D11
    Trendovi nadomještanja bubrežne funkcije dijalizom 
    Dragan Klarić
    OB Zadar
  • P-D12
    AV fistula ili centralni venski kateter u osoba starije životne dobi - ima li danas mjesta dilemi? 
    Vesna Lovčić, Vesna Vencl, Renata Ivanac Janković 
    Opća bolnica Bjelovar
  • P-D13
    Razina serumskih albumina i krutost arterija procjenjena brzinom pulsnog vala u dijaliznih bolesnika Županijske bolnice Šibenik
    Marijana Gulin, Marko Gulin, Ivan Krečak, Gordan Babić, Vesna Rožanković Čobanov, Sandra Petković, Nena Peran 
    Opća bolnica Šibensko kninske županije
  • P-D14
    Sindrom gornje šuplje vene u bolesnice s fibroziranim kateterom za hemodijalizu 
    Franka Zuban, Ranko Ladavac, Oriano Bulić, Andrej Angelini, Renato Vidos, Ljubomir Penezić
    Opća bolnica Pula
  • P-D15
    Depresija i suradljivosti bolesnika liječenih kroničnom hemodijalizom u Općoj bolnici Pula 
    Ranko Ladavac, Ana Katarina Ladavac Bašlin, Franka Zuban, Oriano Bulić 
    Opća bolnica Pula

P-O1 – P-O8

  • P-O1
    Demencija i kronična bubrežna bolest 
    Vera Klarić, Dragan Klarić 
    Opća bolnica Zadar
  • P-O2
    Naša iskustva liječenja plazmaferezom u centru za dijalizu OB „Dr Josip Benčević“ 
    Marijana Kovacevic1, Zvonimir Bosnic1, Nikolina Bukal1, Ninoslav Leko1, Nino Leko2, Ivana Stefanovic1
    1OB "Dr Josip Bencevic" Slavonski Brod
    2Stomatološki fakultet Zagreb 
  • P-O3
    Gender differences in nutritional status among dialysis patients 
    Josipa Radić, Tanja Iilić Begović, Leida Tandara 
    University Hospital Centre Split
  • P-O4
    Nutrition with red meat promotes chronic kidney disease progression 
    Ingrid Prkacin1, Gordana Cavrić1, Dominik Raos2, Ivona Kovačević2, Josip Hrabar2, Vesna Djermanović Dobrota3 
    1Clinical Hospital Merkur
    2University of Zagreb, School of Medicine
    3Vuk Vrhovac Clinic for Diabetes
  • P-O5
    Cases of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy 
    Gordana Đorđević1, Stela Živčić-Ćosić2, Romano Oguić3
    1Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty Rijeka
    2Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation, Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka
    3Department of Urology, Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka
  • P-O6
    Karcinom bubrežnih stanica u kroničnom bubrežnom zatajenju-prikaz bolesnice 
    Gordana Đorđević1, Sanja Štifter1, Dean Markić3, Ivan Bubić2, Lidija Orlić2 
    1Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty Rijeka
    2Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation, Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka
    3Department of Urology, Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka
  • P-O7
    Renal denervation in a real life: an early decrease in ambulatory and home blood pressure 
    Ingrid Prkačin1, Marija Stanković2, Domagoj Marković3, Marija Magdalena Jakopović2, Anja Ivošević2, Josip Hrabar2
    1University Hospital Merkur
    2University of Zagreb, School of Medicine
    3University Hospital Centre Split
  • P-O8
    Acute kidney injury secondary to hypothyoidism-induced rhabdomyolysis: case report
    Mirha Pjanic, Amila Jasarevic, Mirna Aleckovic-Halilovic, Enisa Mesic
    UKC Tuzla

RN P1 – RN P3

  • RN P1
    Retrospektivni pregled uhranjenosti bolesnika na hemodijalizi u razdoblju tri godine 
    Snežana Ilikić,  Andreja Furlan Jarec
    Fresenius Medical Care, Nefrodial, Dragomer, Slovenija
  • RN P2
    Vaccination of chronic hemodialysis patients against HBV infection
    Bojana Kogovšek, Rozalka Mihelič,  Robert Smerekar, Rafael Ponikvar
    Fresenius Medical Care, Nefrodial, Dragomer, Slovenija
  • RN P3
    Prevalence of native AV fistula aneurysms in chronic hemodialysis patients
    Robert Smerekar, Zoran Tica,  Rozalka Mihelič, Rafael Ponikvar
    Fresenius Medical Care, Nefrodial, Dragomer, Slovenija
Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta
Hotel Agava
Conference park
Conference park
Conference park
Hotel Continental
Hotel Royal
Hotel Royal
Hotel Royal
Hotel Royal

Instructions for speakers

Oral presentations

  • 10 minutes + 2 minutes discussion
  • languages for oral presentations: Croatian or English
  • speakers are kindly asked to adhere to the proposed time limits for presentations

Oral presentations

  • computers onsite will be PC's. Presentations should be in Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) 2003 or higher, windows-based environment. Macintosh users who want to submit presentations must export their presentation as a MS PowerPoint file
  • videos: Make sure that you compress the video. There are numerous different file formats and codecs, we recommend using .mp4 videos H.264 video and AAC audio (MPEG-4 AVC)
  • LCD projector format: standard projector format in congress halls is 4:3
  • speakers are kindly asked to prepare their presentations at least two hours before their session and give them to the Congress agency technician in the congress hall
  • in case you do not want to change anything in your presentation, you may send it in ahead of time to the following address: by October 10, 2018. In this case, you do not need to hand in your presentation at the conference
  • in case you would like to use your own laptop for presentation, please advise the organizer ahead of time at:
  • for all technical questions, please use the above e-mail address


  • presentation format is a PDF document, dimensions 1920x1080 pixel
  • e-poster presentations should be sent in by September 30, 2018 to the e-mail address:
  • e-posters received after this date will not be accepted for presentation, apart from the feature in the Book of Abstracts
  • or all questions regarding e-posters and their production, please use the above e-mail address

General Information

Congress venue

Congress center Conference Park 25/7
Amadria Park Grand hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta
Ul. Nikole Tesle 5, 51410 Opatija, Croatia


Hotel Camelia & Vila Royal

  • 3 HB package per room, including taxes and VAT
  • single room: € 380
  • double room: € 610

Le Jardin / Hotel Continental / Hotel Agava

  • 3 HB package per room, including taxes and VAT
  • single room: € 336
  • double room: € 556

Hotel Royal

  • 3 HB package per room, including taxes and VAT
  • single room: € 455
  • double room: € 720

The Technical Organizer has reserved hotel rooms for the delegates. Hotel accommodation is booked on a first-come, first served basis. If you wish to share accommodation, please indicate the name of the participant you have arranged to share a room with on the registration form. Reservations should be made no later than August 31, 2018. After this date, a desired hotel accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

Official languages

  • Croatian and English
  • Presentation slides should be prepared in English

Scientific program

The Symposium will be organized in a form of plenary lectures, oral presentations, satellite symposia, workshops, and posters. Oral presentations may be in Croatian or English. 


  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Fabry Disease
  • Diabetes in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Free topics


Participants who would like to give an oral or poster presentation should submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Committee who will determine whether the abstract will be accepted for an oral or poster presentation. The abstracts should be submitted in Croatian or English, and will be published in the Book of Abstracts.

The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the Congress agency, Conventus Credo, and of all communications thereafter.

Instructions for writing abstracts

  • abstracts should be written in Croatian or English 
  • abstract length: up to 300 words
  • abstract font: Arial 10 pts
  • abstract headline should be capitalized Arial 12 pts
  • name of the author who will present the paper should be capitalized
  • author's and co-author's last name and first name initial without titles
  • author's and co-author's institution, city, and country
  • author's e-mail address
  • up to 10 co-authors
  • abstract text: goals, materials and methods, results, conclusion
  • linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the author
  • previously published abstract will not be accepted

Instruction for submitting abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted only via the online submission form here.

Please, follow the instructions step-by-step. Please, do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract. 

You will receive a confirmation that your abstract has been forwarded for review indicating the abstract number which it has been allocated. Please, refer to the abstract number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.

Abstract submission deadline: August 15, 2018

Instructions for speakers 

  • Plenary lectures: 20 minutes
  • Invited lectures: as indicated in the program
  • Oral presentations of the best papers: 7 minutes for presentation + 3 minutes for discussion 

Technical equipment

We kindly ask all speakers to hand over their presentations to the Congress agency technician at least two hours prior to their lecture. 


Poster presentations: Electronic form and presentation – MS Office PPT or PDF versions are acceptable.

Registration fees

  • Physicians: € 335
  • Residents, nurses and technicians members of HUMS: € 200
  • Nurses and technicians non members of HUMS: € 215
  • Accompanying person: € 175
  • Exhibitor fees: € 200
  • Students: free of charge

Registration fee includes: admission to all congress sessions, poster and exhibition areas, Congress materials: Program, abstracts, congress bag, ID card, Welcome reception, Congress dinner, lunches, coffee breaks


All refund requests must be submitted in writing to the Congress agency Conventus Credo and must be postmarked by September 15, 2018. Reimbursement of the fee less an administrative charge of 10% and VAT (25%) will be refunded after the Congress. Cancellations received after September 15, 2018 will not be refunded.


During the Symposium, we will organize an industrial exhibition of manufacturers of equipment, devices and products as well as of other companies related to renal replacement therapy and other forms of treatment. More information about the participation options are available in the Offer for sponsors and exhibitors. Companies interested in advertising their products at the exhibition and in the congress materials should contact the Congress agency.

Registration desk

The Registration Desk will open half an hour before the beginning of the sessions and close half an hour after the end of the sessions. 

Letter of Invitation

The Organizing Committee will issue the Letter of Invitation upon request to be used for visa application and for your employer. Please, send your request to the Congress agency’s e-mail: 

Official badges

All registered participants with registration fee paid will get Congress badges (ID cards) and are obligated to wear them during the scientific and social program.


The Organizing Committee cannot accept responsibility for accidents or damage to participants or accompanying persons before, during or after the Symposium. Participants are urged to make their own arrangements with respect to travel and health insurance. Upon registration, the participant accepts this provision.

Mobile phones

Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in off position in the halls where scientific sessions are being held. 


Internet services will be available to all participants during the Symposium.

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all registered participants.


A bus transfer from Zagreb to Opatija and back is organized for all interested Symposium participants. The bus departs from the bus station in Zagreb on October 11 at 15:00. On return, the bus departs from Opatija on October 14 at 3:30 pm and arrives at the bus station in Zagreb. We kindly ask all interested participants to e-mail us at:

The bus transfer is free of charge.


Technical organizer


Gold sponsors

Bronze sponzors

  • Amicus Therapeutics UK

Industry symposia sponsors

  • Abbvie
  • Agmar/Baxter
  • Amgen
  • Astellas

Exhibition sponsors

  • Abbvie
  • Agmar/Baxter
  • Amgen
  • Amicus Croatia
  • Amicus Therapeutics UK
  • Astellas
  • Betamed
  • Berlin-Chemie Menarini Hrvatska
  • D. Med
  • Ewopharma
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Genesis Pharma
  • Medicinska naklada
  • Medilab
  • Novartis
  • Pharma Express
  • Pliva
  • Sandoz
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Shire
  • Tehmed

DiaTransplant bag's sponsor

  • Protalix Biotherapeutics

DiaTransplant bag's materials sponsor

  • GM Pharma

Official DiaTransplant carrier

  • Emil Frey Auto Centar