From the Symposium President
On behalf of the hosts – Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University
of Zagreb, Croatian Pharmaceutical Society and Croatian Chamber of Pharmacists,
we are pleased to invite you to the ESCP 37th European Symposium on Clinical
Pharmacy, to be held from 22 to 24 October 2008 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
In the framework of the main theme Pharmaceutical Care Models and Therapeutic
Innovations, numerous lectures, workshops and poster presentations will
give you an insight into the current state of implementation of clinical
pharmacy into the pharmacists daily work in Europe and the trends of its
further development. Constant progress and new achievements in pharmacy
and related sciences as well as rapid changes in health
systems call for such conferences to exchange experience and knowledge,
learn, plan and, through cooperation of all parts of the pharmacy profession,
contribute to its progress and efficacy.
We believe that the extensive and diverse program of the Symposium will
offer something interesting to every participant, and the social part
will provide ample opportunities for informal and friendly socializing.
Dubrovnik, called the pearl of the Mediterranean, with its beauty and
singularity as well as we as the organizers will do
our utmost to make this conference a memorable event.
As the old city of Dubrovnik is the cradle of Croatian pharmacy,
let ESCP 37th European Symposium be a new impetus to the clinical pharmacy.
Thus, be sure to check whether the dates 22-24 October 2008 are clearly
marked in your diary!
Maja Jakševac Mikša
From the President of ESCP
WALNUTS, PEPPER AND HONEY …
Flying back from Dubrovnik, where we made an inspection trip, I started
to muse when carefully eating my 'paprenjak'. This tiny biscuit gets its
sweet-peppery flavor from a mixture of walnuts, pepper and honey. It tells
us something about the history of Croatia. Many times foreign invaders
took away the honey, and left the pepper.
The theme of the upcoming ESCP conference in Dubrovnik can
be symbolized by the ingredients of the 'paprenjak'. Indeed, when therapeutic
innovations have to be considered in a caring environment, we have also
a mixture rich in flavor. The walnuts are standing for the brains. That
is what Paracelsus thought us in the 16th century
according to his signatura theory: if the brain and the walnut are morphologically
similar, eating the latter will benefit the former. Brains are needed
to go for the discovery of new therapeutic agents, or using the existing
ones in an innovative way. When our health deteriorates, we can experience
difficulties to cope with an uncomfortable situation. It is like the pepper
invisibly mixed with a dish we have to swallow. The honey stands for the
caring. It can be the care delivered by applying clinical pharmacy.
In October forthcoming, the historical city of Dubrovnik
will become the place to be for all of us. On top of the scientific program,
you may enjoy the late gentle Croatian summer and the marvellous scenery
of a pearl on the Adriatic Coast. Our Croatian friends and colleagues
are ready to welcome us and their hospitality will add to the
warmth of the ESCP family.
See you in Dubrovnik,
President of ESCP
About the Symposium
LIBERTAS RIXOS Hotel
Lichtensteinov put 3
Dubrovnik City Bus Schedule
Continuing Education Credits
Pharmacists from Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany,
Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom can
obtain continuing education credits for attending ESCP courses, conferences
For more information, please contact the ESCP International Office or
visit the ESCP stand during the symposium.
The organisers accept no liability for personal injuries sustained, or
for loss of or damage to property belonging to participants, incurred
either during or as a result of the symposium. Delegates are advised to
take out their own travel insurance policies.
The official language of the symposium will be English. No simultaneous
translation will be available.
Discounted hotel accommodation rates are exclusively available for the
ESCP symposium attendees at the LIBERTAS RIXOS Hotel, 5-star (symposium
venue), DUBROVNIK PRESIDENT Hotel, 4-star, ARGOSY & TIRENA Hotels,
both 3-star and LERO Hotel, 3-star.
To benefit from these rates, reservations must be made through the Symposium
Secretariat by completing the registration and hotel booking form.
LIBERTAS RIXOS Hotel is centrally located, either 15 minutes
walk to the city centre or 5 minutes by local city bus.
LERO Hotel is across the street to LIBERTAS RIXOS Hotel.
Other hotels – DUBROVNIK PRESIDENT, ARGOSY & TIRENA –
are all located close to one another, 10 minutes drive to the
LIBERTAS RIXOS Hotel and 15-20 minutes drive to the city centre.
All the hotels and the city itself are located some 30 minutes
drive from Dubrovnik Airport (20 kilometres).
Hotel Reservation Policies
Reduced rates are subject to availability. Hotel bookings must be guaranteed
by credit card. Reservation requests without such a guarantee will not
be processed. Room bookings are subject to availability. All room blocks
will be released after 1 September 2008. After this date discounted rates
cannot be guaranteed. We therefore advise you to book early. In case the
requested hotel is fully booked, the organisers will suggest the best
alternative accommodation possible.
The registration fee includes:
Participant & Student: entrance to all sessions, coffee and tea breaks,
lunches, welcome reception, and the Symposium materials.
Accompanying Person: coffee and tea breaks, lunches and welcome reception.
To register for the Symposium please complete the online
form or download it and send either by e-mail to
or by fax to +385-1-4698-053.
||Before 2 Sept 2008
||Between 2 Sept and 10 Oct 2008
||After 10 Oct and on-site
|Participant: ESCP Member*
* Please note that ESCP members who have not paid their
membership fee for 2008 will not be allowed the reduced registration fee.
** Student fee is available only to those under-graduate students who
do not yet have their pharmacy degree. A copy of a student card must be
attached to the registration form.
Registration fees include Value Added Tax (VAT).
The registration is closed since the maximum number of
participants has been reached.
To confirm your participation and reservation for the symposium, you will
receive a confirmation by email, fax or mail within 3 days after receipt
of payment of the registration fee. If you do not receive this confirmation,
please contact the Symposium secretariat ATLAS Travel Agency by e-mail:
phone: +385-1-4698-007 or fax: +385-1-4698-053.
In the case of Government intervention or regulation, military activity,
strikes or any other force majeur circumstances that make it impossible
or inadvisable for the ESCP 37th European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy
to take place at the time and place provided, the participant shall waive
any claim for damages or compensation except the amount paid for registration
after deduction of actual expenses incurred in connection with the symposium
and there shall be no future liability on the part of either party.
Payment, Cancellation and Refund
Costs referred to on the registration form are in euros. All payments
must be made in euros. Delegates with outstanding payments will be asked
for payment on site, proof of payment or a guarantee by credit card. If
one of these cannot be supplied, the delegate will be refused access to
the Symposium. Cancellations must be submitted in writing and postmarked
on or before 1 September 2007 to the Symposium secretariat ATLAS Travel
Agency. A cancellation fee will apply to cancellations received by 1 September
2007. Cancellations received after 1 September 2007 will not be refunded.
All refunds are subject to prevailing exchange rates. Refunds will be
made following the conference in the same manner as the original payment
Special registration forms for groups and invited delegations are available
on request to ATLAS Travel Agency.
How to Get There
Dubrovnik international airport operates a large number of flights across
Europe. More info
A regular bus service operates between the airport and the
city covering all regular flights. The fare is EUR 5,00 per person. Taxis
are easy to get in the front of arrival building and the rate to the city
is about EUR 30,00 per ride. A special rate for participants’ arrival
transfer on Tuesday, 21 October is available through Symposium Secretariat
– please check the Registration Form.
Personal Invitation/Travel Visa
A valid passport is required to enter Croatia. For most EU citizens it
is possible to get a sticker visa upon arrival at Dubrovnik airport (cash
payment – if applies). Participants are kindly invited to verify
if they need a visa through the website of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign
Participants requiring visa are strongly advised to make their application
in their home country at least one month before the intended date of travel.
The organisers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation
to any person requesting one. It is understood that such an invitation
is intended to help potential delegates in raising funds or in obtaining
a visa. The letter of invitation is not a commitment on the part of the
Symposium to provide any financial support. You may request invitation
letters from the official Symposium Secretariat.
To receive the invitation letter, please provide:
1. Personal information:
- Your name and surname
- Date and place of birth
- Domicile (your home address)
2. Travel document (passport)
- Travel document number
- Place of issue
- Date of issue
- Date of expiry
It would be useful to send a copy (as attachment by E-mail
or fax) of the front pages of the Passport.
Get to know and view some pictures of the splendid city
of Dubrovnik through:
City of Dubrovnik www.dubrovnik.hr
Dubrovnik City Guide www.tzdubrovnik.hr
Croatian National Tourist Office www.croatia.hr
As an addition to the scientific programme, an exciting
social programme has been developed to give you the opportunity to explore
the historical and natural beauties of Dubrovnik, providing you with the
perfect environment for open debate and network.
Gala Dinner will take place on Friday, 24 October 2008 at ARSENAL CLUB
in the centre of the old walled city of Dubrovnik. The guests will be
transferred by coaches to the city gate to walk to the ARSENAL CLUB –
a former Dubrovnik's shipyard. The venue has been renovated recently and
looks like the interior of an ancient sailing ship. A view on the marina
of Dubrovnik and a dancing band to entertain guests will provide unforgettable
and fun memories of this dinner. After dinner, enjoy a stroll through
the main street before returning to the hotel by coaches.
Gala Dinner can be booked and purchased through Registration
Participants and accompanying persons may wish to take time out to enjoy
Dubrovnik's attractions by joining a variety of excursions organised by
the Symposium Secretariat.
For more information on the tours, prices and availability, please visit
• Dubrovnik City Tour
• Mediterranean Gardens
• Medjugorje Pilgrimage
• Montenegro Tour
• Pearls of Montenegro
• City of Mostar
Exhibiting & Sponsorship Opportunities
Demonstrate your commitment to the rational and appropriate
use of medicines by exhibiting or becoming a sponsor at the 37th ESCP
European Symposium on Clinical Pharmacy.
ESCP's promotional opportunities are an excellent investment
that will allow your company to extend brand exposure. Our unique packages
and promotional items offer something for every budget and marketing strategy.
An exhibition will be organised in conjunction with the symposium. ESCP
is offering your company a wide range of packages. To reserve your space
and participation today or to know more about ESCP's promotional opportunities,
please contact Symposium Secretariat at email@example.com.
ESCP understands the mutual benefits of a strong collaboration.
Therefore exhibiting and sponsorship packages are designed to establish
or reinforce a successful business relationship, providing your company
with an extensive visibility and ROI according to the chosen level. Should
you wish to address ESCP's audience in a different way, please contact
Symposium Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
for a tailor-made package.
For exhibiting and sponsorship packages, please
For symposium related enquiries, please contact:
ATLAS Travel Agency
P.O. Box 27
For enquiries about the Abstract Submission process, ESCP
and its educational activities, ESCP Membership, please contact:
ESCP International Office
"it Krúswâld" Pharmacy
NL-9285 NM Buitenpost
Tel: +31 645 915 831
Fax: + 31-511543660
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