Final programme


Final programme can be downloaded here.


Click here to find out more about poster sessions programme.

Youth Programme

EPC2018 is proud to support students with Youth Program Grants.


The goal of this programme is to give the students possibility to attend the XV EPC 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia and to present their paper.

The students will be awarded with full registration to EPC2018 and four-day post-conference journey, visiting poultry facilities in Croatia, as well as cultural and natural sites.

Applicants must be a student (undergraduate, graduate, master or PhD student). Maximum age of the applicant should be 35 at the time of application. Applicants must submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentations and be the first author.


Please note that:

  • Congress registration fee for EPC 2018 will be paid by the Congress Organizer
  • Traveling expenses and accommodation during 4-day post-conference excursion tour within Croatia will be covered by the Congress Organizer
  • The costs of travel to and from Croatia must be borne by the student. Please note that your return flight should be booked from Zagreb!
  • Your accommodation during the Congress (September 17-21) should be paid by yourself


For more details kindly contact Assist prof. Danijela Horvatek Tomic via e-mail


Itinerary for the Youth Programme 4-day post-conference excursion tour


September 21st, 2018: After breakfast, departure from Dubrovnik to Zagreb by bus. The guide will take the students to agro tourism Etnoland Dalmati where the lunch will be served. Dinner will be provided in Zagreb. Overnight stay in a Student Dormitory in Zagreb.  


September 22nd, 2018: After the breakfast at the Student Dormitory, students will visit a poultry farm near Zagreb. After lunch, which will be provided by the same company, students will have organized sightseeing tour through the city of Zagreb.  Dinner and overnight in the Student Dormitory.


September 23rd, 2018: After breakfast, students will visit the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Faculty of Agriculture. Organized picnic lunch will be served. Students will have free afternoon in Zagreb.


September 24th, 2018: After breakfast, departure to poultry farm and meat producing company near city of Varazdin. Lunch will be provided by the same company. In the afternoon, return to Zagreb (approx. at 15:00). Students can leave directly to the airport.


Social Programme

Welcome cocktail (17th Sept 2018 / 8PM to 10PM)


Valamar Lacroma hotel (conference venue) beautiful terrace will be the location of the Welcome cocktail on Monday, 17th September 2018.

Throughout the terrace, there are breath-taking views across the sea and Elaphite Islands.



Gala dinner (19th Sept 2018 / 8PM to 10PM), price per person: 90,00 EUR


Gala dinner will take place on 19th September 2018 in one of the most interesting Dubrovnik city centre sites. Enjoy nice and tasty dishes accompanied with great music and have some fun with your colleagues and friends for the last night of the conference.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible as number of places are limited.



Technical visit (21st Sept 2018 / 8AM – cca 4 or 5PM), price per person: 55,00 EUR


Technical visit is planned for 21st September 2018. Visiting poultry farm near the Metković city, you will be able to get a “wow effect” by getting the view to the wonderful Neretva Valley.
Technical visit will be a full day tour incl. transfer and lunch. This is why we encourage you to arrange your accommodation up to 22nd September in case choosing to participate tech visit.


*VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ! When requiring croatian visa you are obligated to mark „mutiple entries requested“ as this is the only way for passing the border (Neum coridor)


We encourage you to register as soon as possible as number of places are limited.



Island of Korčula – full day excursion, 20th Sept 2018


Price per person : 54,00 EUR per person
Price includes: transfer, guide, boat transfer to Korčula, wine tasting Pelješac


Marco Polo is the property and inheritance of the whole world!
Other explorers before him had changed the geography of the world – Marco Polo changed its history.
… and Korčula is his hometown!
The island of Korčula indisputable holds a privileged position among the Croatian islands.Here we find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else.
Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best works for their own city.
Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean.
After sightseeing free time for lunch or even swimming.
On the return trip a stop will be made in one of the well known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine.



Elaphite (3 island) cruise – full day excursion, 19th Sept 2018


Price per person : 51,00 EUR per person
Rate includes: transfer, guide, live music, lunch and wine


Just like the streets of Dubrovnik were not built to be seen by carriage but by foot it is certain that the best views of the Dubrovnik region are from the sea. The historical Galleon is certainly the best stage for such scenery. During this cruise you will see the three most beautiful islands of the Dubrovnik archipelago – Koločep. Lopud and Šipan commonly known as the Elafiti islands.The old legend of the islands is hidden in its name-about the old Greeks hunting for deer and subsequently naming the islands the Deer islands. Green islands, with gardens full of oranges and lemons and lovely seashore landscapes, charming and picturesque villages with harmonious architecture of summer manors; old seaman´s houses and little votive churches. Visit all the three Elaphite islands and enjoy your lunch of grilled fish and wine while beeing entertained by our local musicians.


Note: sportswear recommended



2 day tour – 16th -17th September 2018 – Split and National Park Krka Waterfalls


Itinerary and more details about the tour can be found here.



3 day tour – 22nd to  24th September 2018 – Split, National Park Plitvice and Ston


Itinerary and more details about the tour can be found here.



Additional half day excursions – more information on info desk





Be amazed with the breathtaking views of the Old City of Dubrovnik, the crystal clear Adriatic Sea, and the numerous islands. Enjoy all the comforts of our facilities. Have a drink, snack or a meal at the snack bar or in the restaurant overlooking the Old City. Go on an adventurous ride with the Buggy Safari tour. Visit the souvenir shop, the Ohrid pearl shop or the coin blacksmithing shop and take something home to remind you of your trip.





The first mention of Lokrum in writing came in 1023, in connection with the founding of the Benedictine abbey and monastery. According to legend Richard the Lion-Heart was cast ashore here after being shipwrecked in 1192 while returning from the Crusades. The vow he made to build a church on the spot where he came ashore should he be saved was kept at least in part. Although he came ashore in Lokrum, at the request of the people of Dubrovnik, he agreed to have the church built in the city itself.





Cavtat is the largest and the only urban centre in Konavle that has been built up deliberately. It is located on the peninsula of Rat, which surrounds the well protected and accessible bay together with the peninsula of Sustjepan. In its harmonious architecture, the centuries-old natural, spiritual and material affiliation to the Dubrovnik Republic can be observed.


Places like Cavtat offering so much to the visitors are quite rare. Its scenery, the rich cultural and historical heritage along with the range of services offered to tourists meet the demands of the present day tourists, thus making it one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast. Cavtat is located between the magic city of Dubrovnik on one side and beautiful Konavle on the other. There one can still feel the spirit of the past time and experience the centuries old tradition of our ancestors. It is an ideal holiday resort. Each visitor can discover his own wishes, enjoy the hidden coves at peace, long walks at the seaside or spend active holidays going in for recreational sports and entertaining cultural programmes.