The ancient Mediterranean city of Šibenik, dating back to 1066, is located on the central Adriatic coast, between two airports. The city has two UNESCO protected sites of cultural significance – the architectural marvel St. James Cathedral, built 1431 – 1535, and the Venetian period St. Nicholas fortress. Impressive views of the medieval town begin with its four fortresses surrounding limestone houses, narrow laneways and terracotta rooftops.

Set on a hilltop, the historic town leads down to a crystalline blue sea, and an archipelago dotted with breathtaking islands visible as far as the horizon. Two outstanding national parks in the region are the Krka River with its series of waterfalls, and the cone-shaped Kornati islands-both are protected sites.

Weather and climate

Šibenik city belong to the Mediterranean climate region. In the summer, the mean temperature is between 24 C and 26 C along the coast. In winter, the coast has a mean temperature of 9. During October weather in this region brings slightly gloomier skies and the promise of some rain, signaling the full onset of the coastal autumn. The average temperature drops down to 17 C, but the sun is still present on most of the days.



Airports, transports

Amadria park Complex is located in central Dalmatia. Thanks to its geographic position it is great connected. If you are arriving by plane to the airports of Split (SPU) or Zadar (ZAD) you will come to Amadria in 20 – 30 minutes by motorway A1.

When coming to Amadria complex from Zagreb (ZAG) airport you will arrive to Solaris in 2.5 hours. If you arrive by bus to the main station in Šibenik, you can get a direct bus line to Amadria park that goes from the city market. The trip takes 5 minutes. Easily accessible from virtually any point of departure.




Visa regualtions

Now part of the EU, visa requirements for Croatia have fallen into line with the rest of the union.

Even prior to EU entry, foreign visitors did not normally require visas to enter Croatia. Citizens of the U.K., EU countries, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand did not (and do not) need visas to visit Croatia. Visitors can visit Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180 day period.

For other countries, please check the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs‘ website for visa requirements for Croatia. If you do need a visa, please contact the Croatian Embassy in your country for more information.

There is a list of Embassies on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website. This list will also tell you which Embassy to contact if there is no Croatian Embassy in your home country. 



Custom duties are not paid on personal objects. Professional and technical equipment of sustainable value should be reported upon entering Croatia. Foreign currency can be imported and exported freely

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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)




Important dates

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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.