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July 24th - July 31st 2020, Zadar

This year's summer school will be held at the end of July in Zadar, the city with the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida" according to Alfred Hitchcock

Emergency medicine

Over the course of 7 days, you will acquire new knowledge as well as improve your practical skills. Apart from attending lectures and workshops that deal with everything from heart beat to toe beat, you will have plenty of time to enjoy summer in Croatia


Early bird price of 450 EUROS* include all the workshops, ILS certificate, accommodation, three meals per day, social activities. However, if you want to find your own place to stay, EMSS will cost you 350 EUROS. After May 1st, the price will be 470 EUROS/370 EUROS



ILS certificate

This workshop gives you an opportunity to review BLS, learn how to perform high-quality chest compression, defibrillation and successful airway management. You will discuss the ALS algorithm, treatment of shockable…

Trauma Workshops 1&2

A Airway management includes a set of maneuvers and medical procedures performed to prevent and relieve airway obstruction. You will learn how to performe a tracheotomy, intubation and many other…

Pediatrics Emergencies

From going through algorithms in pediatric airway obstruction to learning how to perform CPR in children, the workshop will provide you with a wide range of practical knowledge in pediatric…

Basic Suturing Skills

The workshop will start with a short lecture about different wound types and their clinical treatment, after which participants will be able to learn how to take care of wounds,…

Trauma Brain Injury

After a short theoretical part about medical and social aspects of a traumatic brain injury, the participants will get the chance to test and improve their manual skills in capnography,…

Child Delivery

A short introduction covering the stages of birth will be followed by the practical segment on a model, preparing the participants for a out-of-hospital vaginal birth many complications that may…

The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service

The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service is a volunteer, not-for-profit and public organisation. It is specialised in rescuing in mountains, on rock faces, in caves and other unapproachable places where rescuing…

Lifeguard Procedures

For all of you that want to get some extra tan and learn about emergency medicine while having your toes in the Adriatic sea, we have organised a very fun…


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Our lecturers

Graduated at the School of medicine, University of Zagreb in 2008; defended his PHD thesis in Neuroscience in 2012.  He also collaborates with the Department of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy on the Zagreb Medical University as a higher assistant.

Ivan Bohaček
Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeon at Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb

Finished Medical University in Zagreb 2006. Two years later doctor started residency at University Hospital Centre Zagreb. His field of interest is focused on knee and shoulder surgery, sports traumatology and tumours of musculosceletal system. Besides that, Josipović is enrolled in PhD programme at Zagreb Medical University in the field of Biomedicine and Health sciences

Mario Josipović
Orthopaedic surgeon at KBC Zagreb

A true heart doctor with a heart, after hours he volunteers in a non-profit organisation 'Veliko srce malom srcu (Big hearts for small hearts)' where he is offering psychological support to patients' families and raising money for medication and aids. He even won the 'Pride of Croatia' national award.

Hrvoje Kniewald
pediatrician at Clinical Hospital Centre Sestre Milosrdnice

Dr. Vlasica, DO practices Emergency Medicine in Paterson, NJ. Dr. Vlasica graduated from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Vlasica accepts multiple insurance plans including QualCare, UnitedHealthcare, and First Health (Coventry Health Care). In addition to English, Dr. Vlasica's practice supports these languages: Spanish and Arabic.

Katherine Vlasica
an emergency medicine specialist in Brooklyn, NY

Graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 2005. Completed Residency in anestesiology, reanimatology and intensive cere medicine, University Hospital Zagreb, Croatia in 2012. After completion of specialty training, worked at Klinikum der Universitaet Muenchen in Munich, Germany and at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Currently is an Anesthesiology specialist at the University Hospital Center, Zagreb.

Marijana Matas
Specialist in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine

He graduated on School of Medicine University of Zagreb and his master thesis was in biomathematics. Works at School of Medicine University of Zagreb, University Clinical Centre Zagreb, Department of anesthesiology, reanimatology, intensive care medicine, Division of neuroanesthesia and neurointensive care medicine, head of Institute of anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. Awarded dr. Ivan Bettini for the best resident in anesthesiology paper.

Ante Sekulić
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine

Instructor in European societies for reanimatology in the area of ​​advanced measures for the maintenance of adult life (ALS), National Emergency and Hospital Emergency Medical Officer of the Croatian Emergency Bureau medicine and a national instructor at the Medical Emergency Response Course (MRMI).

Adis Keranović
Emergency Medicine Resident at Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb

His fields of interests are ultrasonic diagnostic, student education, mass accidents and crisis management. Since 2016, he has been involved in teaching the Medical Skills for students as an external associate at the School of Medicine. In the last 10 years he has been educated in the field of ultrasound, and for the last 4 years he has been teaching at courses of the international organization for education in ultrasound Winfocus

Alan Kvarantan
Emergency Medicine Resident at Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb

President of Croatian Resuscitation Council that organise ILS courses in Croatia. The Resuscitation Council (UK) Immediate Life Support (ILS) course was launched in 2002. It was developed in response to a demand from healthcare professionals who may have to act as first responders and treat patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival of a cardiac arrest team.

Silvija Hunyadi Antičević

Who we are?

The European Medical Students´ Association – (EMSA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation representing medical students from all across Europe. EMSA Zagreb is a part of this organisation. We act under the patronage of the University of Zagreb School of Medicine.The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. Our School of Medicine recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Our other projects are:

  • Zagreb International Medical Summit
  • Teddy Bear Hospital
  • Clinical Skills Event


About Zadar

Zadar is a city rich in spirutual and material culture, as well as in a touristic identity created in the present. It was created around the Roman forum, a city inside well-kept walls, a city of old Croatian monuments. Full of archieves, museums and libraries, it is the keeper of literary and musical treasure, it is the city inside with the oldest University among Croatians (1396). It was long ago the place where the first Croatian novel and the first newspapers in the Croatian language were created. It is protected by four guardian saints: Zoilo, Simeon, Grisogone and Anastasia.

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