Početna O nama Najave Arhiva Zanimljivosti Kontakti

3. Regionalni Kongres Fizioloških Društava i
5. Kongres Hrvatskog Fiziološkog Društva
Plitvička Jezera, 22.- 24. Rujna 2022.

The deadline for abstract submission is prolonged to 20th July 2022. The conference will be held in a hybrid format, where online participants will be able to attend via Zoom. The official language of the conference is English.


Hotel Jezero, Josipa Jovića 19, Plitvička jezera.
Tel: +385 (0)53 751 015, +385 (0)53 751 014
e-mail: info@np-plitvicka-jezera.hr
Website: https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/planirajte-posjet/hoteli-i-kampovi/hotel-jezero/

Tentative program

  Thursday, September 22nd 2022

10:00 – 15:00Registration
15:00 – 16:00Opening ceremony
16:00 – 18:00Session 1 – Sport physiology
18:00 – 19:00Keynote lecture: Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA)

  Friday, September 23rd 2022

08:30 – 10:30Session 2 – Endocrinology
Naim A. Khan (representative of French physiological society): "Physiology of 6th sense of taste: fat taste & obesity"
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00Session 3 – Neurophysiology
Guest speaker: Dmitri Rusakov (University College London, London, UK): "Adaptive astroglial control of extrasynaptic glutamate signalling"
Guest speaker: Markus Ritter (Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology, Salzburg, Austria): "Volume-and-acid activated chloride Channels in microglia and chondrocytes"
13:00 – 14:00CPS Assembly
14:00 – 16:00Lunch
Poster session #1
16:00 – 19:00Plitvice lakes
20:00 – 23:00Dinner

  Saturday, September 24th 2022

08:30 – 10:30Session 4 – Cell physiology
Guest speaker: Michael F. Romero (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, USA): "Physiology of bicarbonate transporters and how to measure them"
Guest speaker: Oksana Zayachkivska (representative of Ukraine physiological society): "Role of Hydrogen Sulfide in age-related changes in mesenteric resilience in health and fructose overload"
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00Session 5 – Cardiovascular physiology
Guest speaker: Akos Koller (Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary): "Exercise-induced changes in hemodynamic forces drive the adaptions of the coronary circulation"
Guest speaker: Ines Drenjančević (University of Osijek, Croatia): "Permissive role of angiotensin II in maintaining microvascular reactivity to physiological stimuli"
Guest speaker: Helena Lenasi (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): "Does an oral glucose load affect endothelial function and how to evaluate it?"
13:00 – 15:00Lunch
Poster session #2
15:00 – 17:00Session 6 – Immunology
17:00 – 18:00Award and closing ceremony


The Organizing Committee, consisting of CPS members, along with the International Scientific Board and the Slovenian Physiological Society (co-organizer) are working hard on ensuring that the participants will be offered a unique opportunity to interact with leading scientists from all over the world.

Organizing Committee
Prof. Aleksandra Dugandžić (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb)
Prof. Ines Drenjančević (Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek)
Prof. Ines Mrakovčić-Šutić (Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka)
Prof. Željko Dujić (School of Medicine, University of Split)
Prof. Lana Ružić (Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb)
Assoc. prof. Ana Stupin (Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek)
Doc. Hrvoje Lalić (School of Medicine, University of Zagreb)
Doc. Ana Shek-Vugrovečki (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb)
Ivana Šutić (Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka)
Martina Ratko (Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Zagreb)
Mirjana Sučić (Local organizer, NP Plitvička jezera)

Co-organizing society
Slovenian Physiological Society

Participating societies
IUPS (International Union of Physiological Societies)
FEPS (Federation of European Physiological Societies)
Hungarian Physiological Society
Austrian Physiological Society
French Society of Physiology
Slovak Physiological Society
American Physiological Society
Bulgarian Physiological Society
The Physiological Society of Italy
Macedonian Society of Physiologists and Anthropologists
The Serbian Physiological Society
Turkish Society of Physiological Sciences

Key dates

June 1st – early registration closes
July 20th – abstract submission deadline
September 1st – late registration closes


Early registration is still open and will be accessible until June 1st 2022, after which higher registration fees will be applied until the beginning of the Congress. The Registration form can be downloaded from this website. Completed forms should be sent to the following addresses: aleksandra.dugandzic@mef.hr or martina.ratko@mef.hr. Please note that active participants cannot choose to register for daily registration rates (this option is only open to passive participants). The registration fees do not cover accompanying persons; they are required to pay the same registration fee as participants should they wish to attend lectures or social events. In light of the fluctuating dynamics of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, certain restrictions may be applicable at the time the conference takes place. Therefore, we urge all potential attendees to monitor instructions issued by the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia and prepare the documentation needed to participate in the conference.

Payment instructions

Registrations fees are listed in the table below. It is possible to register for the entire conference duration or for one or more days. Active participants must register for the full duration of the conference (whether they attend online or in person). Payment may be made by bank transfer in either euros or Croatian kunas. If you are registering as a member of the Croatian Physiological Society, please make sure that your membership fees have been paid in the last 3 years.

  Payment information:

Account name: Croatian Physiological Society, Heinzelova 55, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Account Number: 1101865173
Bank name: Zagrebačka banka dd Zagreb, Croatia
IBAN: HR1123600001101865173

Early registration Late registration Daily fees
(passive participation)
In person Online
Eur (kn) Eur (kn) Eur (kn) Eur (kn)
Members 50 (375) 100 (750) 40 (300) 20 (150)
Non-members 75 (560) 125 (940) 50 (375)
Members (PhD students) 40 (300) 50 (375) 30 (225)
Non-members (PhD students) 50 (375) 75 (560) 30 (225)

Abstract submission

Abstracts should be written in English and have a maximum of 300 words. They should contain a brief introduction, a clearly stated aim, list of methods used, results and a conclusion. The deadline for abstract submission is July 20th 2022. Abstracts should be sent as doc. or docx. files to the following e-mail addresses: aleksandra.dugandzic@mef.hr or martina.ratko@mef.hr.


National park Plitvička jezera offers several accommodation options within the Park that are close to the conference venue (https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/planirajte-posjet/hoteli-i-kampovi/). In addition to those, the area offers a large number of privately owned accommodation options, which the participants can find through online booking sites. Please take into account that during September the Park receives a large number of visitors, so make sure to book your accommodation on time.

Further information regarding the final program, accommodation, poster size and orientation etc. will be posted on this web site in the near future. We thank you for your interest in attending this Congress and hope to see you soon! Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Registration Form Poziv sponzorima