General Info

    Slovenia

    Surrounded by high Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is a hidden gem in the heart of Europe. It is a land where the Pannonian Plain meets the mysterious Karst, where hills and valleys show off their pristine nature. Green mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests, caves, hills, plains, rivers and the sea – all on 20,273 km2 of land. The beautiful nature is replete with historic buildings, castles, churches and parks, where old traditional customs are still alive and the people are friendly and cheerful.

    Slovenia borders on Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. The coastal climate is Mediterranean, and continental in the plateaus and valleys of the east, which makes this country an ideal tourist destination throughout the year.
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    There are many places to visit, depending on a visitor’s interest and the duration of the stay. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana, a charming city with an old centre containing many beautiful architectural masterpieces by Jože Plečnik. The coast offers its visitors a chance to relax in the sun, while making short trips to the historical gardens of Štanjel, walking the streets of medieval Piran, seeing the vast saltpans of Sečovlje, visiting the Postojna Cave or even taking a boat to nearby Venice, the city on the sea. Those who enjoy walking in verdant mountains should stop in Bled to ring the wishing bell in a small church in the middle of the lake, or hike from Bohinj to many of the nearby hills. Slovenia is also known for its great wine and delicious traditional food that appeals even to people with a discerning palate.

    For more information about Slovenia visit the following web site: http://www.slovenia.info

    Ljubljana

    The capital of Slovenia is located in the centre of the country, about an hour’s drive from the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. Ljubljana is a lively industrial, commercial, administrative, and cultural centre with a population of 300,000 people, of which 54,000 are students. With its cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries, the picturesque Old Town on the banks of the Ljubljanica River is an increasingly popular tourist attraction. For more information, visit
    http://www.visitljubljana.si

    TIC Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre
    Stritarjeva ulica, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone: +386 (0)1 - 306 1215

    Travel information

    Get to Ljubljana by Air

    The nearest airport is Ljubljana international airport (Brnik) northwest of the city 25 km from Ljubljana. 

    Important: an early booking of your flight is strongly recommended!

    There are direct flights to Ljubljana from: Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich.

    Distances from other major international airports: Trieste (120 km), Venice VCE & TSF (230 km), Zagreb (150 km).
    Airport transfer

    • GRH Transportation services  
    • GoOpti shuttle service
    • Taxi service: approximately 50€


    Get to Ljubljana by road

    Arriving to Ljubljana by car is easy. Listed below are distances to some nearby cities: 

    • Klagenfurt (Austria) - 90 km
    • Trieste (Italy) - 90 km
    • Venice (Italy) - 240 km
    • Munich (Germany) - 410 km
    • Venice (Italy) - 240 km

    Cankarjev dom is located in the strict city centre were there is limited Parking opportunities.

    Visa information

    Participants who require a visa to enter Slovenia need to request a letter of guarantee, which will be issued by the Conference Secretariat. The letter of guarantee is issued exclusively for the purposes of visa arrangements and does not imply provision of any financial or other support.

    Information on visas and addresses of embassies is available on the web site of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In case you apply for a visa at an embassy, please fill in the form below in order to obtain the letter of guarantee and fax it to +386 1 241 72 96 or send it by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Participants who already possess a valid Schengen visa type C or a valid residence permit issued by another Schengen country do not need to obtain an additional visa to enter Slovenia.
    How do I apply for a visa? 

    You need to follow these steps:

    1. Register for the conference and pay the registration fee.
    2. Fill in the form below and send your request for letter of guarantee to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    3. After we have received the filled-in form we will issue a letter of guarantee and send you a copy by email and an original by post. 
    4. Should you require the letter of guarantee immediately please inform us about it. We can arrange shipping by DHL. However, DHL costs need to be paid in advance.
    5. After you have received your letter of guarantee contact the embassy that can issue your visa.
    6. Letter of Guarantee

    Conference secretariat Information
    CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre 
    Gregor Rogač
    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Phone: +386 1 2417145
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    Scientific Programme Information
    Klemen Grabljevec, MD, MSc
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