Dear colleagues and friends,

It is my great honour and pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee, to participate at the 7th Croatian Congress of Laboratory Diagnostics with international participation, to be held in Porec, Croatia, September 27 – October 1, 2017.

Our profession plays a vital role in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients, in monitoring, development of new tests and in surveillance of diseases of public health importance. The theme for the 7th Congress: “Laboratory and Clinical Medicine – Theory, Innovations and Practice” is therefore highly relevant and important.

Congress is multidisciplinary, designed as a bridge between scientists and experts of different specialities (BLSs, Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists, Medical Scientists, Clinical Pathologists, Cytologists, Microbiologists, Molecular Biologists, Medical Doctors, Nurses, Researchers, as well as Laboratory Suppliers from all fields of Laboratory Medicine and Technology).

The Congress will be organized in plenary sessions, symposia, oral presentations and poster sections, workshops and coordinated discussions, which will be great opportunity for all participants to exchange information related to scientific research, new ideas and technologies and their implementation in science or everyday diagnostic/clinical practice. We hope that the selected topics and active participation of renowned national and international experts will be sufficient invitation for all participants.

It is our wish to use part of the time for pleasant contacts during the Congress and for sightseeing. Istria offers a wealth of amazing historical sites surrounded by untouched nature. The ancient town of Porec, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations, is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. Its attractive historic centre features the most distinctive monument of Early Byzantine art in the Mediterranean area: the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast.

Finally, allow me to invite you to our beautiful country, to join us on Congress, to actively participate, meet other colleagues, share your knowledge and experience and create social and professional networks and friendship.

Looking forward to seeing you in Porec, Croatia!

With kind regards,

Mirjana Stupnisek
Assistant professor, PhD, MLT
Congress Organizing Committee President
CLA President