3rd Regional Congress of Physiological Societies and
5th Congress of Croatian Physiological Society
22 - 24 September 2022, Plitvička Jezera, Croatia
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.
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.
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)
Slovenian Physiological Society
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
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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.
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.
Account name: Croatian Physiological Society, Heinzelova 55, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Account Number: 1101865173
Bank name: Zagrebačka banka dd Zagreb, Croatia
|Members (PhD students)
|Non-members (PhD students)
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.