Croatia 2023: Alan Petranović | Institute for Public Health of the Zagreb County

Delegate: Alan Petranović

Affiliation: Institute for Public Health of the Zagreb County

Short Bio:


1) Expert meeting with the title – “Sleep as a pillar of health – medical and psychological aspects of sleep disorders”, Friday 13th of March at 13:00 – 14:15 CET

Two lectures were held:

1A) “Sleep and wakefulness disorders”, Ana Jadrijević Tomas, MD, a neurology specialist and somnologist, Center for Sleep and Wakefulness Disorders, The University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče

The lecture “Sleep and Wakefulness Disorders” is an opportunity to present sleep medicine – somnology, with an overview of the most important sleep and wake disorders, including insomnia and apnea, their clinical presentations, diagnostic methods, and treatment principles. It will also discuss “normal” sleep and the recommendations for achieving it, known as sleep hygiene.

1B) “Cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of various sleep disorders”, Ivan Zečević, mag. psych., CBT certified therapist

The lecture “Cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of various sleep disorders” will provide basic knowledge to health and allied professionals regarding available psychological therapy and the effects of each approach.

2) Publication of an article about the held expert meeting

The article was published (22nd of April) in the largest newspaper in the country (“Večernji list”), that is in the monthly supplement to a newspaper focused on health called “Doctor’s office”. Circulation is 20,000 or more copies, covered area is the whole of Croatia.

The article promoted World Sleep Day, the World Sleep Society and the key messages of World Sleep Day 2023 referring readers to the previously organized and held activity at 17th of March.

Location: Gradska vijećnica, Zagrebačka ulica 37, 10410 Velika Gorica

Date of Activity: 17.3.2023.

Submitted by: Alan Petranović