First International meeting of dialysis patients and organ transplant recepients

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Nemčiji primanjkuje darovalcev organov, zato bi uvedli zakon, po katerem so darovalci kar vsi

First International meeting of dialysis patients and organ transplant recepients in Macedonia with educational and sporting events



NEFRON – Kidney Patient Association is honored and privileged to invite you to the First International meeting of  dialysis patients and organ transplant recipients in Macedonia with educational and sporting events  in hotel “Drim”- Struga held April 11th – 14th 2019.



11 April 2019 (Thursday)

Arrival of guests, check-in the Hotel “Drim” in Struga, registration and name tag pickup

19:00 Dinner & guests welcoming, socializing and registration for competitions


12 April 2019 (Friday)

7:00 – 10:00  Breakfast

11:00  Opening Ceremony for the First International meeting of dialysis patients and organ transplant recipients in Macedonia

Formal addresses:

  • Nefron – Kidney Patient Association – president Mr. Dushko Gjorgiev
  • Ministry of Health of Republic of Macedonia – Minister Venko Filipche
  • National Health Insurance Fund – Director Den Donchev
  • Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences  – Academic Momir Polenakovich
  • Dialysis Centers in Republic of Macedonia – Directors
  • Institute for nephrology Struga, short film marking 40 years of dialysis at Institute for Nefrology in Struga, Director Aleksandar Popovski

12:00 Press conference for media and presentation of the SEEN Transplant Network

12:30  Educational lectures:   

  • “Dialysis in Macedonia – History, present and future” – Dr. Irena Rambabova Bishletik, Director of University Clinic for nephrology in Skopje
  • “Transplantation in Macedonia & Organ donation: Living donor – Cadaveric” – Prof.dr. Goce Spasovski, University Clinic for nephrology in Skopje
  • “Surgical aspects of Kidney Transplants” – Prof.dr. Sasho Dohchev, Kidney Transplant Center at University Clinic for urology in Skopje
  • “Legislation and Strategy for development of cadaver transplantation in Macedonia” – Dr. Maja Mojsova Mijovska, National Transplant Coordinator / Hospital Transplant Coordinator

14:00 Coffee break & cocktail

15:00 Beginning of sporting meeting and competitions

  • The following disciplines are planned for sporting events: darts, table tennis, cards, chess, bowling, football – penalties, ringing of bottles
  • For football penalties each participating country can register one team (national team) consisting of a goalkeeper and five players (penalty takers).
  • All other competitions are for individuals. Darts, table tennis and bowling competitions will be separate for male/female groups.

19:00 Dinner with live music


13 April 2019 (Saturday)

7:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

09:30 – Group photo of all participants in front of hotel Drim

09:45 – 16:00 – Organized day excursion with a tour guide to St. Naum. transport by bus or by own cars. Visit to the Bay of Bones, St. Naum Monastery, the Drim river springs.
Group lunch at restaurant Ostrovo. On the bridge over the Drim river springs, on behalf of Nefron and SEEN Transplant we will send a message of Peace and a message of Gratitude to all organ donors and their families.

15:00  Return to the hotel and short rest

16:00 – 18:00 Completion of final competitions

17:00   SEEN Transplant network meeting

20:00   Formal dinner with Italian food prepared live, party with live music and unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

Awards ceremony of certificates, medals and trophies for participants.


14 April 2019 (Sunday)

7:00 -10:00 Breakfast

– Check-out from the hotel and goodbyes.


** The organizer retains the right to change the plan of the program and time of the activities during the meeting.



All applications must be submitted to the meeting organizer:

Nefron – Kidney Patient Association, address: 11-th of October N:17 – 1000 Skopje

By sending a completed application (attached) to the following email addresses: and

After registration of your application, you’ll receive approval mail.


IMPORTANT: Patients needing dialysis treatments during the stay are required to fill out the DIALYSIS NEEDED section. The dialysis treatments will be held in Institute for nephrology in Struga which is near the hotel (distance 1km). In case you schedule your dialysis treatment in Sistina Nefroplus Center in Ohrid (distance 7km) taxi transport from the hotel to the center and back will be provided.

The cost per dialysis treatment in Institute for nephrology is 90 EUR.

Sistina Nefroplus Ohrid accepts the official price for dialysis treatment from your country.

Payment should be made in cash at the dialysis center. Guests from countries that have a bilateral agreement with Macedonia (Montenegro) do not need to pay for dialysis if they provide a certified form (attached – form codes).

In addition to the application form, dialysis patients must also provide their dialysis medical dossier (letter from home dialysis center) in a timely manner in order to complete the appointment reservation.



Total package price: EUR 115 for 3 overnights based on half-board.

Payment Instructions:

Account holder: NEFRON – Skopje

Account Number: 0270100279670

IBAN: MK07300701002796768

BIC (Bank Identifier Code): KOBSMK2X
Bank’s Name and head office: Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje , Orce Nikolov 1, 1000 Skopje-Macedonia


Your applications with payment are due no later than 25 March 2019.

Note:   The accommodation will be in hotel Drim in Struga in double and triple rooms.

Accommodation in a single room is available at a surcharge of + 40%.

For children under the age of 12, the price is 30% of standard rate.


The price of 115 EUR includes:

  • 3 nights, half-board
  • Refreshments (water, juices) and coffee break with cookies on 12 April
  • Organized excursion with transport and a tour guide on 13 April
  • Formal lunch on 13 April in Restaurant Ostrovo – St. Naum
  • Formal dinner with unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) on 14 April
  • Unforgettable experience, lots of fun and lots of love from the beautiful Ohrid-Struga region and Lake Ohrid – priceless


President of Nefron Kidney Patient Association

Dushko Gjorgiev