Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 5th International Congress of the International College of Person Centered Medicine which is going to be held from October 23-25, 2017 in Hotel Westin in Zagreb.

The International College emerged from the ongoing annual Geneva Conferences and the aspiration to promote a medicine of the person, for the person, by the person and with the person.

The main theme of our upcoming 5th International Congress in Zagreb will be Cancer and Person Centered Medicine and Health.

This theme will be unfolded through lectures, symposia, workshops, oral and poster presentations.

Selecting Zagreb was in no small measure connected to the enduring legacy of Dr. Andrija Stampar, president of the first WHO World Health Assembly, founder of Zagreb University’s School of Public Health, and pioneer of person- and people-centered care. We are delighted that this year the University of Zagreb Medical School is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and that the Congress will be a part of such an important jubilee.

Zagreb with its beautiful fin-de-siècle European architecture will offer an inspirational and friendly atmosphere for our discussions and plenty of opportunities for leisurely and stimulating explorations. Zagreb will be waiting with its thousand fascinating faces to make us feel at home, ready to renew old friendships and start new ones.

We are looking forward to greeting you personally in Zagreb!

Cordially yours,

Professor James Appleyard
Congress Co-president
President, International College of Person-centered Medicine

Professor Jon Snaedal
Congress Co-President,
Professor of Geriatric Medicine, National University of Iceland

Professor Veljko Đorđević
Congress Co-president,
Chair of Congress Scientific Committee

Professor Juan E. Mezzich
Secretary General, International College of Person-centered Medicine
Co-chair, Congress Organizing Committee

Ass. Professor Marijana Bras
Co-chair of Congress Organizing Committee