ORPHEUS 2004: The First European Conference on Harmonisation of PhD Programmes, Zagreb

Programme

UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

PhD Program: Biomedicine and Health Sciences

 

 

With the support of

Association of Medical Schools in Europe

 

Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region

 

European Medical Association

Associationfor Medical Education in Europe

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON HARMONIZATION OF PhD PROGRAMS IN MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

University of Zagreb –Medical SchoolZagreb, Croatia, April 24 and 25, 2004   PROGRAM 

http://bio.mef.hr/conference

 SCIENTIFIC & ORGANIZING COMMITTEE President: Professor Zdravko Lacković, MD, PhD, – PhD Program Director, Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Studies, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, CroatiaSecretaries:Professor Jadranka Božikov, PhD, – PhD Program Deputy Director, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, CroatiaMr. Julien Goodman, – Program Manager, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region(ASPHER), Saint Maurice, FranceINTERNATIONALVincenzo Costigliola, MD, President, European Medical Association (EMEA), Bruxelles, BelgiumProfessor Petr Hach, President, Asociation of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), 3rd Faculty of Medicine Charles University, Prague, The Czeck Republic

Dr. Guy Haug, Expert on the European Higher Education Area (“Bologna process”), Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Cees C. Leibbrandt, MD., – a former (1999-2002) Secretary General of European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), Nijmegen, The NetherlandsProfessor Jadwiga Mirecka MD, PhD, – Member of the Executive Committee Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Department of Medical Education in Jagiellonian, University Medical College in Kraków, PolandProfessor Charles Normand, PhD, – President – Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), Trinity College, Dublin, IrelandProfessor Hans Joachim Seitz, MD, DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – German Academic Exchange Service), South-Eastern-European-Cooperation, Curriculum Reform in Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Zentrum für Experimentelle Medizin Institut f. Biochemie u. Molekularbiologie Biochemische Endokrinologie Hamburg, GermanyProfessor László Vécsei, MD, PhD, DSc. – Director of the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience PhD Program, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center, Faculty of General Medicine, Department of Neurology, University of Szeged, HungaryCROATIAN

Professor Nada Čikeš, MD, PhD, – ECTS coordinator, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Marija Dominis, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for postgraduate education, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, CroatiaProfessor Boris Labar, MD, PhD, – Dean of the University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, CroatiaProfessor Jasna Helena Mencer, PhD, – Rector of the University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Stjepan Orešković, PhD, – Director, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Krešimir Pavelić, MD, PhD, – Director, Division of Molecular Medicine, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

The initiative to organise European conference on the harmonization of PhD programs has been prompted by:

  1. The variety of organisational models of European PhD programs in biomedicine and health sciences. Some countries do not have PhD programs in medicine and health sciences at all. There are considerable differences between different universities in the same country, and even in the same country we can find two degrees: PhD and DSc. Most important information about PhD programs in medicine and public health in most European countries are not internationally available. Let us come together and exchange our experiences. Since the time available is limited, we should write information on our PhD programs in advance. Thus we are all to become active participants in the Conference, and the first booklet on PhD program, with our contribution, will be waiting for us in Zagreb.
  2. On the other hand, in the attempt to comply with the «Bologna Process», many universities are now organizing new PhD programs. According to the Bologna Process, the PhD program is the last step in higher education, but in its best tradition, it is a research as well, and should therefore be completed with a PhD Thesis. What is the place of advanced learning in such programs and should there be some minimal criteria for scientific accomplishments in one’s PhD Thesis? Is the PhD title the beginning or a “crown” of one’s academic and scientific career, or is it only the last step in education wherein research is not obligatory. If internationally recognized research should be the basis, how is one to organize good PhD programs in countries with a “small scientific community” (and a small scientific output). Following formally Bologna requirements, is there a danger to create a very diversified output? Is there a proper solution to these problems? Is it possible to reach a consensus on what exactly a PhD program should be, or perhaps even to offer certain recommendations for basic organizational and scientific requirements?
  3. The additional important questions are: the position of the existing Master programs in the light of the Bologna Process, introduction of ECTS in postgraduate education, and an open possibility to connect all forms of postgraduate and lifelong learning by means of ECTS. The problem of Master programs can be best observed in the field of public health where such programs are entered by scholars of different professional background (MDs which equals MSc according to the Bologna Process, MSc or even BSc degrees in social sciences, economics etc.). Is then a Master program in public health a postgraduate or additional graduate (MSc) program?

The solution to some of the above mentioned problems could be achieved by creating a regional i.e. international network(s) which would enable an increased fluctuation of students and academic staff, the exchange of new achievements and a wider range of subjects. Probably no country in Europe can meet the highest standards in all fields of current medical research on its own. Along with an improvement of quality, the aim of international co-operation is the broadening of contents, in order to be as close as possible to the dissertation topic of each individual attendant of the doctoral study. Therefore, this kind of network(s) represents an indispensable way of cooperation.

And finally, the major aim of the Conference is to gather in one place the representatives of European medical schools, schools of public health and research institutes participating in PhD programs in medicine and public health, who will give an insight into their experiences and the experiences of their countries, as well as try to propose the best way of mutual harmonization. Even if the only outcome would be the first publication of PhD programs in Europe, it would still be an important guideline for many universities in creating or reshaping their PhD programs. If, additionally, we propose certain recommendations and start initiatives for mutual cooperation, it will represent a significant achievement.

 CONFERENCE TOPICS1.  Overview of PhD programs in biomedicine and health sciences in different universities and countries,2.  PhD programs in the Bologna process3.  Master programs in Medicine AND Public Health : where to place them in the «Bologna process», interrelations among Master programs, PhD programs and programs of specialization4.  Is there a need for regional and European harmonization of PhD programs, modalities of possible regional and/or European cooperative network(s),

5.  Concluding discussion, recommendations etc.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

In general we will work in sessions, chaired by several members of Scientific & Organizing Committee. Chairmen, together with the Scientific & Organizing Committee, will prepare written proposal of consensus statement (that is why we have usually one invited speaker but 4 chairmen). Discussion about invited lecturers and proposed consensus statement, exchange of experiences and ideas as cornerstone of the Conference.

 FRIDAY, April 23, 200420.00 – Welcoming reception cocktail party at the Dverce City Palace given by the Lady Major of Zagreb Ms. Vlasta Pavić.   

SATURDAY, April 24, 2004

09.30 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction

                        Chair: Helena Jasna Mencer, Boris Labar, Mara Dominis

10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break

11.00 – 13.30 Session 1. Overview of PhD programs in different universities and countries

Chair: Petr Hach, László Vécsei, Zdravko Lacković

Invited Lecturer:

Vincenzo Costigliola: EPOWEB project about medical postgraduate programs in Europe

Zdravko Lacković, Jadranka Božikov and Marija Dominis: A survey of PhD programs in European medicine and public health: A compilation of answers to a questionnaire

Tina Dušek, Alena Kavalirova (PhD students from Croatia and Czech Repubic): An overview of European PhD programs as available on the Internet 

Chairpersons will present proposal of consensus statement.

13.30 – 14.30  Lunch

14.30– 16.00   Session 2. PhD programs in the Bologna process

Chair: Vincenzo Costigliola, Charls Normand, Marija Dominis, Jardanka Bozikov

Invited Lecture: Guy Haug:“Trends in PhD programs in the context of the Bologna process”.

Chairpersons will present proposal of consensus statement.

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30  Session 3. Master programs in Medicine and Public Health: are they still necessary: where to place them in the «Bologna process», interrelations among Master programs, PhD programs, programs of specialist CME.

Chair: Charles Normand, Cees C. Leibbrandt, Stjepan Orešković

Invited Lecturers:

Charles Normand: Is there a need for Master Programs in Public Health and Medicine?

Luke Kovačića i Jadranke Boľikov:  Master Programs in Public Health – Dilemmas and Challenges

Cees C. Leibbrandt: Problems and achievements in continuing medical education (CME) in Europe.

Chairpersons will present proposal of consensus statement.

20.00 Dean’s welcoming dinner reception party  (information will be available on Internet site of the Conference: http://bio.mef.hr)

SUNDAY, April 26, 2004

9.30 – 11.00    Session 4. Is there a need for regional, international cooperative network(s) in PhD Programs (what possible modalities)?

Chair: Joachim Seitz, Nada Čikeš, Boris Labar

Invited Lecturers:

Joachim Seitz: How to promote cooperation in South –East Europe? DAAD Experinece.

Nada Čikeš, Aleksa Bjeliš, Jasna Helena Mence; The role of University of Zagreb in developing joint doctoral programs.

Chairpersons will present proposal of consensus statement.

11.00 – 11.30  Coffee break

11.30 – 13.30  Session 5. Closing discussion, conclusions, recommendations etc.

Chair: Petr Hach, Vicenco Costigliola, Charles Normand, Zdravko Lacković, Jadwiga Mirecka

Chairpersons will present proposals of consensus statements and recommendations.

13.30                                          Lunch

INSTRUCTION FOR PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT TO BE PUBLISHED IN EXTENSIO IN MONOGRAPH WITH A WORKING TITLE:

EUROPEAN PhD PROGRAMS

IN MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCES

One of the primary goals of the Conference is to collect data on what PhD programs in medicine and health sciences currently look like in Europe. We think that a publication with some introductory articles by our invited speakers might contribute to harmonization and development of these programs. It is thus very important to collect such data from as many European universities as possible. We kindly ask even those universities which will not be able to attend the conference to send us manuscripts about their programs. In return all first authors and all institutions will receive one copy of a monograph free of charge.

Preparing the manuscript please follow rules outlined bellow.

All manuscripts should be sent as attachments to the e-mail address of Conference Secretary: Professor Jadranka Božikov: jbozikov@snz.hr.

To have a monograph printed for the Conference all manuscripts must be received until April 19th.

Manuscripts should be written using most common fonts like Times New Roman. If you want to use figures and pictures please incorporate them in the text in.jpg or.gif format. They will be reproduced in black and white.

Try to organize the manuscript as follows.

Title:

Name, surname, titles and academic function of all authors.

Address.

Text

References (if you use them please use Vancouver rules, yr; vol: pp)

Writing the manuscript please tray to answer the questions outlined bellow:

  1. Do you have a PhD program at your Medical School, School of Public Health or Research Institute?
  2. If so, is it covering only a certain more or less narrow field (i.e. neuroscience, public health etc)? If you have more than one program please provide a list.
  3. Are you planning to organize a new PhD program(s) in accordance with the Bologna Declaration?
  4. If you don’t have a PhD program what is a substitute for it in scientific/academic career (for example habilitation /please give us a short description), published papers (is it a quantitative criterion), experience (is it quantitative)?
  5. If you have a PhD program is it organized: (a) as research under the guidance of a supervisor of the PhD thesis only or (b) a combination of research for the thesis and organized courses (Course load)?
  6. If your answer to the previous question was (b); is the study divided into fields (disciplines), are the students allowed to choose courses regardless of disciplines, duration of the PhD study in years.
  7. Is there an intermediate degree (for example Master of Science, licentiate) before or during attaining the PhD and, if so, state the name of the degree.
  8. Conditions for PhD enrolment: whether MD or some other degree is a prerogative (and which?). What is the required grade average and whether supervisors are required.
  9. Conditions for approval of PhD dissertation: number of accumulated credits, number of published papers, other.
  10. Are foreign experts involved in evaluation of PhD dissertation? How often?
  11. Appearance of the PhD dissertation: whether or not it contains published papers.
  12. Whether the attainment of the PhD degree a prerequisite for academic career (i.e attaining a status of associate professor or other).

Manuscript should not exceed 4 pages (single spacing, font 10, Times New Roman).

CONFERENCE VENUE:

Zagreb University Medical School, Miroslav Čačković Hall, Šalata 3, Zagreb (10-15 min walking distance from city center (Ban Jelačić square). Transfer from hotels to Zagreb’s Medical School and back will be organized by official accommodation agent.

REGISTRATION.

All representatives of European medical schools, research institutes and schools of public health should register filling up enclosed registration form and a questionnaire in written or electronic form, and sending it to Conference organizer

Dedline: April 20, 2004.

CONFERENCE FEE: For registered representatives of European medical schools, research institutes and schools of public health there is no conference fee. All registered participants will receive conference material and participate in social program free of charge.

TECHNICAL EQUIPEMENT.

Facilities for overhead projection, single and dual slide projection (size 5×5 cm), video projection (VHS format) and computer assisted presentation will be available. Computer assisted presentation in PowerPoint program can be performed by using 3.5’’ floppy disk, CD, ZIP disc or notebook. The slides numbered in the order of projection should be delivered to Registration and Slide Desk 15 min before the start of the session and collected afterwards by the authors.

SOCIAL PROGRAM:

During a conference at Medical School coffee, refreshment and light lunch will be served. Social program in late afternoon and evening hours is also organized.

For accompanying persons different social programs are available trough our travel and accommodation agent.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION: Official travel and accommodation agent:

BTI O-Tours

Mrs. Smiljka Latković, Project Manager

Gajeva 6/ 1st floor, HR-10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Phone:+385 1 4831 444, Fax: +385 1 4813 013

e-mail: smiljka.latkovic@otours.hr, congresses@otours.hr, otours@otours.hr | WEB page: www.otours.hr, www.bti-worldwide.com

Declaration

UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB
MEDICAL SCHOOL

PhD Programme:
Biomedicine and Health Sciences

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON
HARMONISATION OF PhD PROGRAMMES
IN BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES

University of Zagreb – Medical School
Zagreb, Croatia, April 24 – 25, 2004

 

 

The Declaration of European Conference on

Harmonisation of PhD Programmes in Biomedicine and Health Sciences

Convened in Zagreb on April 24 – 25, 2004

 

(hereafter referred to as the «Zagreb Declaration»)

 

 

After extensive discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences among participants coming from 25 universities and from 16 European countries having different schemes for obtaining PhD degree in medicine and health sciences regarding both form and the way of evaluation, ranging from monograph and evaluation within the same university to high standards of PhD thesis containing four or more papers published in internationally recognized peer reviewed journals, often with high impact factor and the inclusion of evaluators from abroad, the participants of the European Conference on Harmonisation of PhD Programmes in Biomedicine and Health Sciences (hereafter referred to as the «Zagreb Conference» or the «Conference») have agreed on the following:

Article 1

PhD programme is intended to enable individuals, after completing and defending their PhD thesis, to carry out independent, original and scientifically significant research and critically evaluate work done by others. To assure the above, the participants of the Conference reached consensus on the following:

Article 2

As in any kind of scientific peer review process, the reviewers of PhD thesis should be competent and independent from the PhD thesis, candidates and supervisor. In this sense, the participants of the Conference would like to encourage the inclusion of supervisors from other universities and countries.

Article 3

The Conference agreed that a suitable benchmark to describe the necessary achievement is a PhD thesis based on original in extenso publications in internationally recognized scientific-medical journals. The independent contribution of the candidate should be clearly demonstrated (for example the candidate being the first author). The Conference recommends that the minimal requirement for the PhD thesis in medicine and health sciences should be the equivalent of at least three in extenso papers published in internationally recognized journals. In addition to the papers presented the candidate should provide a full review of the literature relevant to the themes in the papers, and, where necessary, a fuller account of the research methods and results. Where the PhD research is presented in other formats, such as the single monograph, reviewers should demonstrate that the contribution is at least equivalent to this benchmark, and should encourage inclusion of publication from the research.

 

Article 4

While the main demonstration of the achievement should be the thesis and published papers, PhD programmes should include a theoretical basis as well as the development of technical research skills in taught courses where appropriate.

Article 5

The Conference recommends to all universities to make their PhD programmes publicly available to students, lecturers and tutors from other universities and countries. All medical schools are recommended to create their web pages and written material about PhD programmes in English and to make their programs open to candidates from other universities and countries.  The Conference encourages the development of joint PhD programmes in order to enhance the link between the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area with a view to ensure higher quality and enable joint degree recognition.

Article 6

The development of well-designed and high-quality PhD programmes requires substantial support by medical faculties, universities, national governments, the European Commission or private sponsors and other institutions in order to engage the best medical students into scientific research so as not to lose our future in medicine and public health.

 

The Zagreb Declaration was adopted unanimously on April 25, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. by:

 

Conference participants
Representatives of international and Croatian professional / academic associations and governmental institutions (in alphabetical order)

Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

Prof. Jadwiga Mirecka, MD, PhD, Executive Committee member

Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE)

Prof. Petr Hach, MD, PhD, President

Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)

Prof. Charles Normand, BA, DPhil, FFPHM, President

Croatian Medical Association

Prof. Ivan BakranMD, PhD, Vice-President

European Medical Association (EMA)

Vincenzo Costigliola, MD, President

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), South-Eastern European Cooperation, Curriculum Reform in Medicine

Prof. Hans Joachim Seitz, MD,

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Croatia

Prof. Velimir Božikov, MD, PhD, State Secretary for Health

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia

Prof. Pavo BarišićPhD, Assistant Minister

University of Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Aleksa Bjeliš, PhD, Vice-Rector

Prof. Helena Jasna Mencer, PhD, Rector

Representatives of medical schools and schools of public health (in alphabetical order by country name)

University of Mostar, Medical School, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. Filip Čulo, MD, PhD, Dean

Prof. Mirna Saraga-Babić, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Science

University of Sarajevo, Medical School, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. Jadranka Dizdarević, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Undergraduate Studies

Prof. Benjamin Vojniković, MD, PhD, Secretary General of the Medical School

University of Tuzla, Medical School, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prof. Lejla Begić, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Science

Prof. Osman Sinanović, MD, PhD, PhD ProgrammeDirector

Prof. Husref Tahirović, MD, PhD, Dean

Higher Medical Institute of Pleven, Pleven, Bulgaria

Prof. Maria Simeonova, MD, PhD, Head of Medical Genetics Department

  1. J. Strossmayer University, Medical School, Osijek, Croatia

Asst. Prof. Gordan Lauc, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Education

Asst. Professor Ante Tvrdeić, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies

University of Rijeka, Medical School, Rijeka, Croatia

Prof. Anđelka Radojčić Badovinac, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies

Prof. Dragica Bobinac, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Graduated Studies

Asst. Prof. Zlatko Trobonjača, MD, PhD

Prof. Luka Zaputović, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Science

University of Split, Medical School, Split, Croatia

Prof. Mladen Boban, MD, PhD, Dean

Prof. Željko Dujić, MD, PhD, Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies

Prof. Stjepan Gamulin, MD, PhD, Head of Postgraduate Studies Committee

Prof. Marijan Saraga, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Science

University of Zagreb, Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Nada Čikeš, MD, PhD, ECTS Coordinator

Prof. Marija Dominis, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies

Prof. Boris Labar, MD, PhD, Dean

Prof. Zdravko Lacković, MD, PhD, PhD Programme Director, Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Studies

University of Zagreb, Medical School, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. Jadranka Božikov, PhD, PhD Programme Deputy Director

Prof. Luka Kovačić, MD, PhD Deputy Director

Prof. Stjepan Orešković, PhD, Director

Charles University in Prague, First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. MUDr. Stanislav Štípek, DrSc., Vice-Dean for Pedagogical Affairs

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Finland

Prof. Seppo Meri, MD, PhD, Head, Committee for Postgraduate Scientific Studies in Medicine

University of Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Seitz, MD, Director of the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology III – Biochemical Endocrinology

University of Szeged, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Centre, Faculty of General Medicine, Szeged, Hungary

Prof. László Vécsei, MD, PhD, DSc, Director of the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience PhD Programme

University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Charles Normand, BA, DPhil, FFPHM, Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Management

University of Pavia, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Pavia, Italy

Prof. Alberto Calligaro, Deputy Dean

University “St. Cyril and Methodius”, Medical School, Skopje, R. Macedonia

Prof. Magdalena Žanteva-Naumoska, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Studies

Prof. Ljubica Georgijevski-Ismail, MD, PhD, FESC, Member of the Postgraduate Studies Committee

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Medicine, Trondheim, Norway

Anne Britt Storeng, Senior Executive Officer, Research Administration

Prof. Alf O. Brubakk, Professor of Environmental Physiology

University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Oslo, Norway

Sigrid Bergseng, Senior Executive Officer and Head of PhD Programme University Administration

Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland

Zbigniew Wegrzyn, MD, Department of Education and Quality Assessment

Jagellonian University, University Medical College, Kraków, Poland

Prof. Jadwiga Mirecka, MD, PhD, Head of the Department of Medical Education

Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Prof. Maciej Zabel, PhD, Head of PhD Program

Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Prof. Petru Adrian Mircea, Vice-President of the University

University of Niš, School of Medicine, Niš, Serbia and Montenegro

Prof. Goran Nikolić, MD, Vice-Dean

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro

Prof. Nevena Sečen, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Foreign Communication and Foreign Students

Comenius University, Jessenius Faculty of  Medicine, Slovak Republic

Prof. Kamil Javorka, MD, DSc, Vice-Dean for PhD Study

University of Navarra, Medical School, Navarra, Spain

Prof. Alfonso Sánchez Ibarrola, MD, PhD, member of University PhD Committee

List of other invited lecturers not listed above (in alphabetical order):
Tina Dušek, MD, PhD student, University of Zagreb Medical School, Croatia
Dr. Guy Haug, Expert on the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process), Bruxelles

Alena Kavalírová, graduated pharmacist, PhD student, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, Charles University in Prague

Dr. Cees C. Leibbrandt, MD, Former Secretary General (1999–2002) of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)

List of observers (in alphabetical order)

Sandra Belko, BA (English), PhD Programme Secretary, Medical School, University of Zagreb; Kristina Fišter, MD, Research Fellow, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Medical School, University of Zagreb; Asst. Prof. Ileana Linčir, MD, PhD, Vice-Dean for Postgraduate Education, University of Zagreb School of Stomatology; Prof. Josip Madić, DVM, PhD, Vice-Dean of Science and International Cooperation, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb; Prof. Albert Marinculić, DVM, PhD, Vice-Dean of Education, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb; Anita Putrić, BA (Political Science), Senior Executive Officer of PhD Programme Administration, Medical School, University of Zagreb; Marita Mimica, BA (psychologist), Head of Postgraduate Studies Department, Medical School, University of Split, Miroslav Sabolek, BA (economy), Head of PhD Programme Administration, Medical School, University of Zagreb; Assoc. Prof. Velimir Sušić DVM, PhD, ECTS Coordinator, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb; Tea Vukušić Rukavina, MD, Research Fellow, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Medical School, University of Zagreb.

Conference Participants

Invited lecturer

 

Organization / University

 

Position

 

Address, E-mail, phone, fax

Dr. Vincenzo Costigliola, MD

European Medical Association (EMA)

President

Bruxelles, Belgium

 

Petr Hach, MD

Asociation of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE),

President

Prague, Czeck Republic

Dr. Guy Haug Expert on the European Higher Education Area (Bologna process),   Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Cees C. Leibbrandt, MD

European Union of Medical Specialist (UEMS)

Former (1999-2002) Secretary General

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

cc@leibbrandt.net

Professor Helena Jasna Mencer

University of Zagreb

Rector

Zagreb, Trg Maršala Tita 5

HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Professor Jadwiga Mirecka, MD, PhD Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Member of the Executive Committee  

Prof. Charles Normand, DPhil

Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) and

University of Dublin, Trinity College

President of ASPHER Executive Board

3 Foster Place

Dublin 2, Ireland

normandc@tcd.ie

Phone: 353 1 608 3075

Professor Hans Joachim Seitz, MD

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), South-Eastern-European-Cooperation, Curriculum Reform in Medicine,

University Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Professor László Vécsei, MD, PhD, DSc

University of Szeged

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center, Faculty of General Medicine, Szeged, Hungary

Director of the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience PhD program, Department of Neurology

Semmelweis Str. 6

6725 Hungary

vecsei@nepsy.szote.u-szeged.hu

 

University/School

 

Participant

 

Participant’s position Department

 

Addres, mail, phone, fax

University of Mostar

Medical School

Prof. Filip Culo, MD, PhD

Dean

Bijeli brijeg bb

88000 Mostar, Bosnia&Herzegovina

filif.culo@sve-mo.ba

fculo@mef.hr

University of Sarajevo, Medical School Prof. Jadranka Dizdarevic, MD, PhD Vice Dean for Undergraduate Studies

 Cekaluša 90, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia&Herzegovina

 

+387 (33) 663-743

Prof. Benjamin Vojnikovic, MD, PhD Secretary General of the Medical School

University of Tuzla, Medical School

Prof. Lejla Begic, MD, PhD

Vice Dean for Science

Univerzitetska 1, 75000 Tuzla, Bosnia&Herzegovina

l.begic@bih.net.ba

selos@bih.net.ba

Prof. Osman Sinanovic, MD, PhD PhD Programme Director
Prof. Husref Tahirovic, MD, PhD

 

Dean

Higher Medical Institute of Pleven Prof. Maria Simeonova, MD, PhD Head of Medical Genetics Department

1 St. Kliment Ohridski St.

 

Pleven, 5800, Bulgaria

simeonovamaria@hotmail.com

J.J. Strossmayer University Osijek, Medical School Assist. Prof. Ante Tvrdeic, MD, PhD Vice Dean

Josipa Huttlera 4, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia

 

tvrdeic@vukovar.mefos.hr

glauc@srce.hr

Assoc. Prof. Gordan Lauc, MD, PhD Vice Dean
University of Rijeka, Medical School Prof. Miljenko Kapovic, M.D.Ph.D.  Dean

B. Branchetta 20, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia

 

andjelr@medri.hr

+385 (51) 651-131

Prof. Andelka Radojcic Badovinac, M.D.,Ph.D. Vice Dean for postgraduate studies Department of biology and medical genetics
Prof. Dragica Bobinac, M.D.Ph.D Vice Dean for graduate studies
Prof. Luka Zaputovic, M.D.Ph.D. Vice Dean for the science
Assist. Prof. Zlatko Trobonjaca, M.D.,Ph.D.  

University of Split, Medical School

Prof. Mladen Boban, MD, PhD

Dean

Šoltanska 2,

21000 Split, Croatia

mmimica@bsb.mefst.hr

Prof. Marijan Saraga, MD, PhD

Vice Dean

Prof. Mirna Saraga Babic, MD, PhD

 

Prof. éeljko Dujic, MD, PhD

Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies

Prof. Stjepan Gamulin, MD, PhD

Head of Postgraduate Studies Commitee

Marita Mimica, psychologist

Head of Postgraduate Studies Department

University of Zagreb, Medical School

Prof. Zdravko Lackovic, MD, PhD

PhD Program Director, Deputy Dean fro Postgraduate Studeis Department of Pharmacology

Šalata 3b,

HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

lac@mef.hr

boris.labar@inet.hr

mdominis@mef.hr

ncikes@mef.hr

Prof. Boris Labar, MD, PhD

Dean Chair of Internal Medicine

Prof. Marija Dominis, MD, PhD

 

 

Deputy Dean fro Postgraduate Studeis Department of Pathology

 

Prof. Nada Cikeš, MD, PhD

 

ECTS coordinator

Chair of Internal Medicine

 

University of Zagreb, Medical School, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health

 

Prof. Stjepan Oreškovic, PhD

 

School Director

Department of Medical Sociology

 

Rockefeller St. 4

HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

 

soreskov@snz.hr

lkovacic@snz.hr

jbozikov@snz.hr

 

Prof. Luka Kovacic, MD, PhD

 

School Deputy Director

Department of Social Medicine and Organization of Health Care

 

Prof. Jadranka Božikov, PhD

 

PhD Program Deputy Director

Department of Medical Statistics, Epidemiology and Medical Informatics

 

Charles University in Prague, First Faculty of Medicine

 

Prof. MUDr. Stanislav Štípek, DrSc.

 

Vice Dean for Pedagogical Affairs

Katerinská 32

 

Praha 2, CZ-121 08,

Czek Republic

 

stipekst@.lf1.cuni.cz

 

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine, Finland

 

Prof. Seppo Meri, MD, PhD

 

Head of the Committee for Postgraduate Scientific Studies in Medicine

 

University of Helsinki

seppo.meri@helsinki.fi

 

University of Dublin, Trinity College

 

Prof. Charles Normand, DPhil

 

 

3 Foster Place

Dublin 2, Ireland

 

normandc@tcd.ie

Phone: 353 1 608 3075

 

University of Pavia

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

 

Prof. Alberto Calligaro

 

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery,

Full Professor of Histology

 

University of Pavia

Via Forlanini 10

27100 Pavia, Italy

 

alberto.calligaro@unipv.it

tel. +39 (0)382 507273

fax +39 (0)382 528330

 

Sts. Cyril and Methodios University Skopje, Medical School

 

Prof. Magdalena éanteva Naumoska, MD, PhD

 

Vice Dean

 

50 Divizija 6

1000 Skopje, Macedonia

 

medfaksk@mt.net.mk

 

Prof. Ljubica Georgijevski.Ismail, MD, PhD,FESC

 

Institut za srcevi zaboluvanja

 

Vodnjanska 17

1000 Skopje, Macedonia

 

ismail@unet.com.mk

 

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Medicine

 

Ms. Anne Britt Storeng

 

Senior Executive Officer, Research Administration

 

MTFS,

N-7489 Trondheim, Norway

anne-britt.storeng@medisin.ntnu.no

 

Prof. Alf O. Brubakk

 

Professor of Environmental Physiology

 

ISB, Medical Technology Centre, 7489 Trondheim, Norway

 

alf.o.brubakk@medisin.ntnu.no

 

University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine

 

Sigrid Bergseng

 

Senior Executive Officer and Head of PhD Program

University Administration RH/Dnr/Ahus/Heled

 

P.O.Box 1171, Blindern,

0318 Oslo, Norway

 

sigrid.bergseng@medisiu.uio.no

 

Jageiellonian University Medical School

 

Prof. Jadwiga Mirecka, MD, PhD

 

Department of Medical Education

 

Kopernika 19E/1, 31-501 Kraków, Poland jmirecka@cm-uj.krakow.pl

Poznan University of Medical Sciences

 

 

Prof. Maciej Zabel, PhD

 

Head of PhD Program

Department of Histology

 

Swiecickiego 6,

60-781 Poznan, Poland

 

mazab@amp.edu.pl

 

Medical Centre of Postgraduate Education Warsaw

 

Zbigniew Wegrzyn, MD

 

Department of Education and Quality Assessment

 

Kleczewska 61

01-826 Warsawa, Poland

 

wegrzyn@cmkp.edu.pl Phone/fax: +48 22 8347905

 

Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca

 

Prof. Petru Adrian Mircea

 

Vice-president of the University

Dept. Internal Medicine

 

Emil Isac st., no. 13, 3400, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

 

pmircea@umfcluj.ro

 

University of Niš, School of Medicine

 

Dr. Goran Nikolic

 

Vice Dean

Brace Taskovic 81

 

18000 Niš, Serbia&Montenegro

 

gorahem@yahoo.com

 

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine

 

Prof. Nevena Secen, MD, PhD

 

Vice Dean for foreign communication and foreign students

 

Hajduk Veljkova 3

21000 Novi Sad, Serbia&Montenegro

 

nssecen@eunet.yu

 

Comenius University, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine

 

Prof. Kamil Javorka, MD, DSc

 

Vice Dean for PhD Study

 

Str. Zaborskeho N.2 036 01 Martin, Slovak Republic

 

Javorka@jfmed.uniba.sk

 

University of Navarra, Medical School

 

Prof. Alfonso Sánchez Ibarrola

 

 

Irunlarrea, 1

31008 Pamplona (Navarra), Spain, vsobrini@unav.es

 

List of contributors who were not able to attend the Conference

 

University of Bielefeld, School of Public Health

 

Prof. Dr. Claudia Hornberg

 

 

P.O.Box 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany

claudia.hornberg@uni-bielefeld.de

 

Hajo Zeeb, MD, MSc, PhD, acting Professor

 

Annette K.F. Malsch, PhD, researcher

 

Pécs University, Medical School

 

Prof. Emil Fischer, MD, PhD

 

President of PhD Program

 

Pécs, Hungary

 

emil.fischer@aok.pte.hu

 

University of Kragujevac, Medical Faculty

 

Prof. Slobodan Jankovic, M.D., M.A., Ph.D,

 

Vice-dean for research,

Professor of Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology

Ul. Svetozara Markovica 69

 

34000 Kragujevac, Serbia&Montenegro

 

slobnera@eunet.yu

Tel. 064/1168103

Fax. 034/370073

 

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine

 

Prof. Lovro Stanovnik

 

Institute of Pharmalogy

 

Korytkova 2

1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

lovro.stanovnik@mf.uni-lj.si Tel: (1) 543 7337

 

University of Bern, Medical Faculty

 

Dr. Marlene Wolf

 

Theodor Kocher Institute

 

Freierstrasse 1,

CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland

marlene.wolf@tki.unibe.ch

Tel: +41 31 631 4150

Fax: +41 31 631 3799

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