About us

9th Adriatic and 6th Croatian Congress of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Opatija, Croatia 11-14 April 2019


Institute for Research, Pharmacology and Health Economics (IRPHE) was born from the feeling that the state of affairs in our society should be better. The Institute was formally established in 2013, by group of like-minded professionals who decided that it is neither satisfactory nor acceptable to exchange opinions only over a cup of coffee, but instead to create a platform that will serve to improve our society as well as to inspire others to join the Institute in this endeavor to improve patient wellbeing and treatment outcomes in affordable manner.

Mission: Our society needs constant involvement in order to progress. Our aim is to research, develop, promote and support continuous improvement in healthcare and other areas of public interest on local, national and regional level.

Vision: Healthcare stakeholders, institutions or individuals – our aim is to become a partner of choice in order to lead and influence continuous improvement in health related outcomes and knowledge that supports the right to make an informed choice about every aspect of our society.

Section for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research of the Croatian Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, a society under the umbrella of Croatian Physician Association was founded in 2008 with the goal of promoting science and education in the field of pharmacoeconomics, health economics and outcomes research as well as assessing and developing methods for the evaluation of healthcare interventions and their impact on clinical and economical outcomes and reachable patient benefits. In addition, with its proactive work, the Section aims to positively influence changes of the local and regional legislation in the areas of primary focus of the Section and the relevant Society.

All activities that are undertaken by the Section are fully aligned with the goals and mission of the Croatian Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics as well as those of the Croatian Physician Association, and all are founded on non-profit principles and without any intention to gain profits or other assessable economic benefits.
Section is comprised of more than 30 members who have so far successfully organized five regional congresses and contributed to dozens of educational programs and professional publications as well as established active collaboration with respectable number of professional associations from the regional and EU countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Spain, France, etc.)

Mission: Improving patients’ health by using all available scientific resources and methods in the fields of pharmacoeconomics, health economics and outcomes research with the purpose of increasing the efficacy, effectiveness and equity of health care systems

Vision: We will become partners to Healthcare professionals, Patients, Ministries of health, Health insurance funds and all other relevant stakeholders in Croatia and other countries in the region, especially those who are making decisions important for patients’ health, in all fields which are related to or can benefit from pharmacoeconomics, health economics and outcomes research.

Congress Presidents Dinko Vitezić, Croatia
Igor Francetić, Croatia
Congress Secretary General Slobodanka Bolanča, Croatia
Congress Treasury Viktorija Erdeljić, Croatia
Congress Organizing Committee Tonći Buble
Carmen Hadžić Kostrenčić
Ivett Jakab
Aleksandar Knežević
Iva Kraljičković
Marta Kučan
Robert Likić
Ksenija Makar Aušperger
Jasenka Mršić-Pelčić
Natalija Petković
Zoran Sterjev
Andreja Šantek
Luka Vončina
Congress Scientific Committee Jurij Furst
Livio Garattini
Faris Gavrankapetanović
Mirjana Huić
Slobodan Janković
Zoltan Kalo
Iveta Merćep
Guenka Petrova
Tabassome Simon
Ljubica Suturkova
Siniša Varga
Neda Vitezić
Eduard Vrdoljak