Invitation letter

Dear colleagues,

It is my utmost pleasure to invite you to this year's Croatian Student Summit themed 'T.E.A.M.', an acronym for 'Together Everyone Achieves More.'

The Croatian Student Summit, known as CROSS, is one of the largest congresses in Croatia entirely organized by students, a responsibility we proudly uphold! We are delighted to share that this is an international scientific congress gathering students and young researchers in the biomedical field from various European countries and around the world. The project was initiated by the Student Council of the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, back in the academic year 2004/2005, and this marks the nineteenth consecutive organization by the Student Council. This year's edition of the Croatian Student Summit will take place from April 9th to April 12th, 2024.

In addition to the congress program in the form of lectures, we offer the opportunity to participate in a series of thoughtfully designed workshops and a platform for presenting your own work!

The importance of teamwork in medicine is no longer up for debate - in 21st-century medicine, synergy and collaboration, diversity of ideas, support and motivation, efficiency, and speed are crucial aspects and advantages of teamwork. Encouraging and fostering a good dynamic within medical teams is exceptionally important; this is the only way to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. This year's edition of CROSS specifically emphasizes how medical professionals collaborate on a daily basis, not only among themselves but also with related and unrelated professions.

The Croatian Student Summit is an opportunity for all participants to learn a great deal and take away valuable experiences for their further studies, careers, and work. I am confident that none of the participants will remain indifferent to a program meticulously crafted to offer our attendees new knowledge, skills, and motivation - from lectures by some of the greatest experts in the field of biomedicine presenting new achievements and ideas, to structured and practical workshops; everyone will find something for themselves, leaving a profound impression. Alongside the scientific program, there is a social program designed to connect students and young doctors.

Lastly, I've saved an important, if not the most important aspect of the entire congress: forming valuable and long-lasting connections, I'll dare to say friendships. Therefore, I often come across senior colleagues who fondly reminisce about their student days and CROSS with a smile on their face.

With that in mind, I bid you a warm farewell and hope to see you at CROSS 19!



Lazarela Cuparić

President of CROSS 19

CROSS 19 / April 9 - 12, 2024.