Dr. Dario Rahelić

Assistant professor Dario Rahelic, MD, PhD, FACE, FRCP Edin. is a specialist of internal medicine, endocrinologist and diabetologist. He is director of Vuk Vrhovac University Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Merkur University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia. Dr. Rahelic served as a Board member and Secretary of IDF Europe in biennium 2015-2017. He is a president of Croatian Society for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders of Croatian Medical Association, chair of IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme, Executive committee member of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Study Group of EASD, Croatian Endocrine Society, Croatian Society for Obesity and Croatian Society for Endocrine Oncology. Dr. Rahelic published several chapters in croatian and international books. He was invited speaker at many croatian and international conferences. He participates in teaching of students at Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology and Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry. He was visiting scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA and Motol Clinic, Prague, Czech Republic.

Asst.prof. Rahelic is a Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE), Fellow of American College of Nutrition (FACN) and Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburg (FRCP Edin). He is a visiting professor at Faculty of Medicine at University of Skopje, Macedonia. He received Young Investigator’s award by Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of EASD, Etzwiller Rising Star Award, Croatian Endocrine Society award, Award for International collaboration by Macedonian Scientific Association of Endocrinologists and IDF Award for outstanding service.

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Invited speakers

Main topics

  • Early feeding and growth
  • First 1000 days
  • Biological models in growth
  • Growth disorders
  • Birth cohorts
  • Croatian Islands' Birth Cohort Study (CRIBS)
  • Obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Nutrition and body composition
  • Epigenetics of growth and development
  • Environmental effects on growth
  • Recent advances in data analysis
  • Clinical considerations in fetal growth and neonatology
  • Kinesiology, maturity and athletic performance
  • Complex and genetic disorders
  • The exposome and allergic diseases
  • Growth and development in educational context (in collaboration with Education and Teacher Training Agency - in Croatian)




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Important info

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to postpone the ISGA Congress, originally planned for May 27-31 2020 in Šibenik, Croatia. Even with the vaccinations, the situation is not improving significantly and prevents us from holding the Congress in 2021.

International Society for the Study of Human Growth and Clinical Auxology (ISGA), with the Institute and Anthropological Research as host, and European Anthropological Association (EAA) came to a mutual decision to hold a joint ISGA & EAA Congress in 2024 in Croatia. We look forward to this event as a great opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and networking!

As the planning for the 2024 Congress proceeds, we will be updating the website to keep you informed, so please check the website and do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.