“Derčevi dnevi”, the under-graduate education in pediatrics with an international participation, took place at the CD Congress Centre Ljubljana. The 2017 conference welcomed more than 300 doctors and medical experts at the 2-day professional meeting on 2nd and 3rd June.

Although the CD Congress Centre Ljubljana has hosted the event for the first time it is scheduled to become the venue of the future events. The Slovenian capital was buzzing with the knowledge in the field of pediatrics with the undergraduate education of the international community, a part of the Pediatrics Department of the University of Medicine in Ljubljana, aimed at paediatricians, specialists in school medicine, general and family doctors, medical nurses and others working in the field of obesity and youth health care.

This year’s topics devoted to contemporary education were:
– pediatric gastroenterology,
– children and
– youth psychology in pediatric intensive care

The event has been named after Bogdan Derč, Slovenian pediatrician who graduated from the Medical University in Graz in 1904, completed his specialisation in Ljubljana and then went on to specialise in paediatrics in Vienna and Graz, to eventually return to Ljubljana in 1907 as the first Slovenian paediatric specialist.

In view of the event’s amazing history, and the marvellous architecture and rich history of the largest and best-known Slovenian congress centre, the two are perfectly matched …
Walking into CD’s Grand Reception Hall, the impressive history of this venue is simply palpable. Undoubtedly, with a history of nearly four decades as the leading cultural and congress centre, the imposing building has stories to tell and countless successes to show.

With its amazing history and professional services perfectly combined, together with great location – just a step away from Ljubljana’s main attractions and bustling life, this magnificent venue is simply one of the finest in Europe. Built from 1978 to 1980 and designed by the great architect Edo Ravnikar (protegee of famous Jože Plečnik), it continues to meet the modern demands of a congress and cultural centre, as its smart and functional design has allowed it to adapt to present-day needs.