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First International Congress of Person-Centred Medicine

Child Protection Center of Zagreb participated in the First International Congress of Person Centred Medicine. The presentation ‘The Effects of Children’s Online Activities – are Those Engaged in Cyberbullying at Risk of Self-harm?‘ was delivered by dr. Domagoj Štimac, psychiatrist, sub specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and deputy of Center’s director. Co-authors were Ella Selak Bagarić, psychologist of the Brave Phone and prof. dr. sc. Gordana Buljan Flander, Director of the Child Protection Center of Zagreb.

It is the first international congress on personcentred medicine and was held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, prof. dr. sc. Ivo Josipović, at the Westin hotel in Zagreb from 7 to 10 November 2013.

Future education of students and health professionals

The Congress, in line with long-standing activities of international organisations and institutions from all over the world, emphasized the educational activities promoting person-centred activities as its main subject matter. The aim of the Congress was to put professionals and patients’ associations together and draft important documents and decisions based on the concept of person-centred medicine, related to future education of students and health professionals, patients and the wider public. Participants included 20 invited lecturers from all over the world and 10 invited lecturers from Croatia, together with 200 presentations and 600 participants from Croatia and abroad.

President of the Congress was prof. James Appleyard, who is the president of the International College of Person-centred Medicine, prof. Juan Mezzich, president of the Organisational Committee of the Congress, and secretary general of the ICPCM, and the vice-president was prof. dr. sc.Veljko Đorđević, also the head of the local organisational group.

The Congress was also attended by the Child Protection Center Dora Kralj, social pedagogue and Renata Ćorić Špoljar, psychologist.