Dr. Zvonimir Šostar

Dr Zvonimir Sostar was born on August 26th, 1956 in Zagreb, Republic of Croatia. He studied in Zagreb, where he graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb (Croatia) and obtained the medical doctor degree. He is Alumni at Harvard School of medicine, Boston (United States) where he has completed three postgraduate courses and is Health Care Manager.
He has worked for 13 years as a Head of the Zagreb City Office for Health, after which he has been appointed Director of Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute of Public Health, Zagreb (Croatia).

His is an active lecturer at universities and colleges in Croatian and the region. He is also a Head of the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Applied Health Sciences.
Dr Sostar is the president and initiator of South East European Network for Food Safety and Quality Control (SEEN-FSQC). He is currently in the final stage of the Ph.D. study at Libertas International University.
He’s married with two daughters.

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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.