Croatia ’17

23rd ENOTHE Annual Meeting 2017

The ENOTHE Board are pleased to announce that the 23rd ENOTHE Annual Meeting 26 ‚Äď 28 October 2017 will take place in Zagreb, and the venue will be the conference facilities of the Panorama Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia.

 Themes | Key Note Speakers | Programme | Marketplaces  
Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture | Registration | About Zagreb 
 Hotel Panorama | Couchsurfing |Transport | Currency



Theme Area 1: Global Health Trends

Sustainable development goals, (WFOT) Health 2020, 2030, Human Rights,
European Theme: fight violence against women, Health for all, Opportunities and challenges for OT, Strategic and political reasoning in OT.

Theme Area 2: Education and Training

Teaching 21st century skills for today and the future, Teach the teacher, Internationalisation of the curriculum, Inter-professional teaching, Bridging the gap between practice and education.

Theme Area 3: Innovation and future Occupational Therapy Practice

Developing competences and learning outcomes, Roles of OT to expand in current and emerging areas, Working with communities and populations (i.e. refuges, ageing populations, young caregivers and urbanised populations), Using technology (i.e. tele-health and digital recordings.

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Key Note Speakers

Mrs Marleen Kaijen- van Doesburgn MSc., BScOT

[ezcol_1third]Mrs Marleen Kaijen- van Doesburg MSc., BScOT[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]Senior Lecturer
HAN University of Applied Sciences
The Netherlands[/ezcol_2third_end]

Dr. sc. Ivan ҆oҰa, dr. med.

[ezcol_1third]Dr. sc. Ivan ҆oҰa, dr. med.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]University of Rijeka
School of Medicine

Dr Claire Craig

[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]Lab4Living Health Director
Occupational Therapy Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Health & Social Care Research
Sheffield Hallam University UK[/ezcol_2third_end]

Mrs Anka SlonjŇ°ak

[ezcol_1third]Anka_2016[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities
Website: [/ezcol_2third_end]

 Susanne Guidetti

[ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end] Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden[/ezcol_2third_end]

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We are pleased to release the final version of the programme for your reference. This will enable you to find dates and times of all key note speakers, presentations, workshops, seminars, posters and social events that are taking place during the Congress.

Final Programme (PDF 2.0 mB) 



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Marketplaces are designated sessions within the framework of the ENOTHE Annual Meeting aimed at promoting collaboration within and between occupational therapy education, research and organisations.

Marketplace Information (PDF 205.4 kB)

Marketplaces Application Form (DOCX 71 kB)

The Deadline for Marketplace applications is now closed. 

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Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture

Delivering the 2017 Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture


Mieke le Granse

Program Coordinator and Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands


[/ezcol_2third] Mieke le Granse
This year ENOTHE are¬†pleased to welcome Mieke le Granse from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences,¬†The Netherlands to¬†deliver the prestigious Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture.¬†Mieke’s lecture is¬†entitled ‚ÄėChange! ¬†A “Can Do‚ÄĚ Attitude!‚Äô.

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Members will be pleased to hear that we have managed to keep our registration fees for the 2017 Annual Meeting very competitive and at the same level as 2014 and 2015 with no rises.

The registration fee includes buffet lunches and refreshments each day of the event, Thursday evening drinks reception and the Friday evening social dinner. This is excellent value for money and all attendees including lecturers/practitioners and students are welcome to attend the evening events.

CategoriesRegistration Fees
Member Registration Fee Academic/Practitioner ‚ā¨300
Student Registration Fee ‚ā¨200
Non-member Fee ‚ā¨400

Registration for the Annual Meeting is now closed.

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About Zagreb


It is a great honour and pleasure to welcome you to Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb: The city with a million hearts. Zagreb is one of the great European cities, voted as Best European Destination for Christmas 2 years in a row (2016-2017). It is a city where you can enjoy traditional Croatian dishes as well as excellent contemporary cuisine’, where a world-class marketplace is found under colourful ҆estine umbrellas and where one of the most important inventions of the 20th century – the Penkala fountain pen – was made. Indeed, one might say this invention has been, in a way, important for education and knowledge sharing for many generations.

Last year, we have had 30 years of occupational therapy education and 100 years of the occupational therapy profession in Croatia. We are extremely proud of the great and positive changes that have occurred in the profile of the profession in Croatia over the last 10 years through the efforts of our ‚Äúcommunity of practice‚ÄĚ. We now have strong foundations for raising the visibility of the profession and establishing new areas of practice. So please join us¬†in changing occupational therapy history and future. 

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Hotel Panorama

We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will take place in the Conference Facilities of the Panorama Zagreb Hotel. The Hotel is the tallest hotel in Zagreb.

hotel_panoramaSpecial Room rates apply from Wednesday 25 October РSunday 29 October 2017:

  • Single Room¬†–¬†70 Euros per night – Breakfast included.
  • Twin Room – 80 Euros per night (per room) – Breakfast included.

Participants can book directly with the hotel and quote the special code ENOTHE2017.

Room reservations:

  • Tel +385 1 3658 299
  • Fax +0385 1 4892 060


Social Drinks Venue

[ezcol_1third]The venue for the evening drinks reception during the Annual Meeting is¬†the beautiful¬†Palańća DVERCE (palaise Dverce).

Address: Katarinin trg 6, 10000, Zagreb.

It is anticipated that the Lord Mayor of Zagreb will be there to welcome all the Annual Meeting participates.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]PalacaDverce(outside)1View of Dverce Palace from the outside.[/ezcol_2third_end] [ezcol_1third]PalacaDverce(outside)2Another view of Dverce Palace from the outside.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Dverce_PalaceView of Dverce Palace from the inside.[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]PalacaDverce(inside)2Another view of Dverce Palace from the inside.[/ezcol_1third_end]

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The ENOTHE Office and our Zagreb hosts are also exploring alternative ways to reduce accommodation costs. With this in mind, the hosts are looking for local colleagues and students who are prepared to offer ‚Äėcouch-surfing‚Äô services (i.e. accommodation for an ENOTHE Meeting participant in his/her private home). ¬†We kindly ask those interested in this type of accommodation to search¬†local hosts, discuss and find advice in Zagreb on

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By Air

Zagreb Airport is located 17 km from the centre of the city, or 20-25 minutes by bus. For information on flights visit the Zagreb Airport website.

The Zagreb Airport bus terminal (bus stop) is at the Central Bus Station on Marin Drzic Avenue. For more information about the bus schedule to/from the airport visit

By Train

The Main Railway Station is located in the centre of the City (at Kralj Tomislav Square 12, a ten minute walk from the central city square or 2 tram stops from there on lines 6 or 13). For information on arrivals and departures of trains visit

By Road

The main international roads serving Zagreb are:

  • Trieste-Ljubljana-Zagreb
  • Graz-Maribor-Zagreb
  • Klagenfurt-Ljubljana-Zagreb
  • Budapest-Varazdin-Zagreb

The Central Bus Station is located on Marin Drzic Avenue, a few minutes by tram (line number 6) from the central city square.

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The Croatian currency is the Croatian Kuna (KN). Check your exchange value.

ExpenseKuna (KN)Euro
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
45.00 kn (5.96 Euro)
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant200.00 kn (26.48Euro)180.00-280.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)14.00 kn (1.85 Euro)12.00-15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)15.00 kn (1.99 Euro)14.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular)10 kn (1.32 Euro)9.00-12.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 14.00 kn (1.85 Euro)12.00-15.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle)10.00 kn (1.32 Euro)9.00-12.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)10 kn (1.32 Euro)
Daily Ticket (Local Transport) 30 kn (3.97Euro)
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)10 kn (1.32 Euro)9.00-15.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)6.00 kn (0.79 Euro)5.00-6.00

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