Chapter Activities 

ISPOR Croatia Chapter at the ISPOR 20th European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland

ISPOR Croatia Chapter Activities during 2017

Representatives of ISPOR Croatia Chapter had an important participation at ISPOR CEE Consortium Meeting during the ISPOR European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland. 

They attended Working Committee Meeting held on Monday, November 6th and ISPOR Europe Chapters Presidents and EUPATI Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, November 7th, as well as at the ISPOR CEE Consortium Executive Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, November 7th.

ISPOR Croatia members participated in lecturing within Forum: “The Burden of COPD in Central and Eastern Europe”.

Members of ISPOR Croatia Chapter participated in lectures on the interdisciplinary scientific and professional symposium "One Health - One Science", held in Zagreb on November 18th, 2017 at the University of Zagreb. The event has been dedicated to the European Day of Antibiotic Awareness, the World Antibiotic Awareness Week, as well as to the 135th Continuous Pharmacy Class at the University of Zagreb.

On December 11th 2017 HALMED organized a regulatory and pharmacovigilance conference on "The Complete Regulatory Approach - From Approval to Drug Administration". ISPOR Croatia Chapter members have been the co-organizers of the conference and have participated with the lectures.

During the current year the Executive board of the ISPOR Croatia Chapter held several meetings and discussed various actual issues.

The activities of ISPOR Croatia members during the past 2017 were diverse in the field of pharmacoeconomics, health economics and public health, and within their core professional responsibilities.
In the past year 2017, some ISPOR members held lectures at various Universities and Faculties in Croatia in the field of pharmacoeconomics, within the curriculum of these faculties. This type of activity of chapter members has been ongoing in the past few years. 
Furthermore, during 2017, members of the Society published papers in scientific publications.

During autumn 2017 some ISPOR members participated in consultations on the preparation of a new Medicines Act in Croatia, which is being prepared and drafted, and the Act shall be put into the Parliament’s adoption procedure within the following year.



Article Publication

”Risk-Sharing Policy in Pharmaceutical Pricing in Croatia”

The article was published in News Across CEE Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 2. It discusses approaches used in Croatia in reference to financing of high-cost medicines, legal background of risk-sharing schemes, implementation, and the impact on patients’ access to high cost medicines.


News Across CEE Newsletter

Third Croatian and Third Adriatic Congress on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Brijuni Island, Croatia, April 2013

The Congress, co-organized by the Chapter focused on: The Role of Pharmacoeconomics in Developing Countries



ISPOR 15th Annual European Congress

Berlin, Germany, November 2012

The Chapter presented in a Forum on: Methods of Financing and Decision Making in Health Care in Central & Eastern Europe in Times of Limited Funds: Revolution or Evolution?

Forum Description

Contact Information


ISPOR Croatia Regional Chapter Office

Hrvatsko Drustvo za Farmakoekonomiku I Istrazivanje Ishoda ISPOR-Croatia
Laginjina 16
1000 Zagreb, Croatia 

Tel/fax: +385 1 244 5159



Chapter Leadership


PresidentMarijo Vukusic, MSc, BSc
President-ElectPetra Turcic, MPharm, PhD Assistant Professor
SecretaryMaja Lovrek Romcevic, MPharm
Past PresidentPero Dragnic, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
DirectorMarinko Bilusic, MD
DirectorOgnjen Brborovic, Assistant Professor, MD, Phd
DirectorProf. Josip Culig, MD, PhD


More Details


The Chapter Executive Committee: Dr. Josip Čulig, Dr. Marinko Bilušić and Dr. Pero Draganić at ISPOR 15th European Congress, Berlin


Dr. Pero Draganić with ISPOR Founding Executive Director, Dr. Marilyn Dix Smith

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