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12-14.April 2018. @ Lovran

Welcome letter

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

With great honour and pleasure we invite you to the eleventh interdisciplinary AVUS 2018 symposium/ meeting dedicated to vascular sonography, vascular and cardiac imaging, vascular and interventional radiology, vascular surgery and angiology.

The meeting has become traditional and is being organized regularly since January 2004, as the result of international collaboration of experienced speakers, a team of clinicians and experts in the field of vascular and cardiac imaging and vascular medicine.

Distinguished faculty members from three organizing countries - Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia - but also from the United Kingdom, Russia, Israel, Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina guarantee high quality of lectures that will cover wide range of topics of vascular imaging and interventional and surgical treatment.

The attendants will benefit from lectures, hands-on vascular ultrasound sessions, clinical case analysis and personal communication with speakers, by sharing experience and knowledge in the field of vascular imaging and intervention. While the general outline of AVUS symposia is similar, in comparison to the previous meeting the program in cardiac imaging and interventional radiology is expanded considerably this year, and the hot issue of radiation protection is introduced.

We look forward to meeting you again in the beautiful small city of Lovran / Laurana, the jewel of Adriatic sea and Opatija / Liburnia riviera, the area with the oldest tourist tradition on Croatian coast, for another memmorable course.

Meeting directors:
Boris Brkljačić
Sergio Castellani
Saša Rainer

Scientific Programme

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Marko Ajduk, Zagreb, HR

Michele Bertolotto, Trieste, IT

Aleš Blinc, Ljubljana, SL

Boris Brkljačić, Zagreb, HR

Mirjana Brvar, Maribor, SL

Sergio Castellani, Firenze, IT

Danijel Cvetko, Zagreb, HR

Igor Čikara, Zagreb, HR

Josip Ćurić, Zagreb, HR

Colin Deane, London, UK

Francesco M. Drudi, Roma, IT

Ivica Grgurević, Zagreb, HR

Zoltan Harkanyi, Budapest, HU

Maja Hrabak-Paar, Zagreb, HR

Gordana Ivanac, Zagreb, HR

Andrea Kordić, Mostar, BH

Slavica Kovačić, Rijeka, HR

Ivana Kralik, Zagreb, HR

Tonći Mišević, Osijek, HR

Vinizio Napoli, Pisa, IT

Pietro Pavlica, Bologna, IT

Maja Pirnat, Maribor, SL

Pavel Poredoš, Ljubljana, SL

Stipe Radoš, Zagreb, HR

Saša Rainer, Slovenj Gradec, SL

Ivica Sjekavica, Zagreb, HR

Jacob Sosna, Jerusalem, IL

Valentin Sinitsyn, Moskva, RU

Andrej Šikovec, Novo Mesto, SL

Nino Tičinović, Zagreb, HR

Hrvoje Vavro, Zagreb, HR

Vinko Vidjak, Zagreb, HR

Iva Žuža, Rijeka, HR

Congress Venue - Accommodation

Hotel Excelsior

Šetalište Maršala Tita 15,

51417 Lovran,



Hotel Info:

Tel. ++385-51-710444

Fax. ++385-51-710399





Accommodation price list:

Double bed room: 56,00 Eur

Single bed room: 82,00 Eur

Price are per person, per day
(VAT is included, tourist tax is not included)

All participants have to pay a costs of accommodation by prepayment or by cash or credit cards at reception desk at the hotel. 


Sponsorship Opportunities

During the Congress, an industrial exhibition of medical manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies will be organized in the congress area.
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 Congressional Service.

Course information for sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers are avaliable for download.

General Information


Croatian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology of Croatian Medical Association (HDUMB HLZ)

Slovenian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (SZRUM) and University of Zagreb School of Medicine (UZSM)

Italian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SIUMB) - www.siumb.it


Early registration fee deadline - February 1, 2018
Accommodation reservation deadline - March 25, 2018


Official languages is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.


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


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


Novacon d.o.o.
Bartolići 17 - 10000 Zagreb - Croatia
Phone/Fax +385(0)1 3830 638
Cell +385(0)91 5075 134

Organisational or technical issues:

Register now

Registration Fees:

Before February 1st After February 1st On site
Physicians members * 240,00 € 310,00 € 360,00 €
Physicians non-members 280,00 € 350,00 € 400,00 €
Resident members** 170,00 € 220,00 € 270,00 €
Resident non-members 220,00 € 270,00 € 320,00 €
Exhibitor fee 100,00 € 150,00 € 200,00 €
Accompanying person 100,00 € 100,00 € 100,00 €

Payment Information:

Kind request to transfer the total amount to:

Novacon d.o.o.,
Bartolići 17, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia,
Account No. (IBAN): HR8024840081101215562
Notification: The registration fees must be free of every charges or banking commission. Specify participant's name and "XI AVUS - Lovran " as the purpose of payment.


* Physicians members of Croatian Society of Ultrasound or Slovenian Society of Ultrasound or SIUMB
** Residents members of CSUMB, SSUS or SIUMB

The Registration Fee includes: 

Admission to the Basic Training Course and all lectures, hands on scaning, Coffee breaks, Certificate, Welcome reception and dinner.

Accompanying person fee includes: 

Admission to exhibition area, Welcome reception and dinner.

Exhibitor fee includes: 

Welcome reception, Coffee breaks and dinner