September 22, 2017

ABM/EABM 2023 Conference

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)/ European Association of Breastfeeding Medicine (EABM) and the University of Split School of Medicine invite you to attend the 8th ABM/ EABM European Association of Breastfeeding Medicine EABM European Regional Conference from 11th-13th May 2023 in the beautiful and charming UNESCO World Heritage site of Split, Croatia.

ABM is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding and human lactation through education, research and advocacy. ABM’s mission is to unite members of various medical specialities with this common purpose.

Dear colleagues, dear guests,

Croatia is a land of ancient history and spectacular nature. Legend says that when God gave each nation its piece of land, He accidentally forgot the Croats, so ended up giving them the jewel He had saved for Himself!

Discover for yourselves the amazing sights Split has to offer: emperor Diocletian’s palace, the view from the Cathedral bell tower, the Ivan Meštrović Gallery, Sustipan and Marjan parks, a stroll along the waterfront, the nearby fortress of Klis (where ‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed), the ethno village Stella Croatica, and lots more.

Wander a bit further and visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Trogir, the spectacular Krka waterfalls, the local Roman ruins of Salona, or the former pirate stronghold of Omiš, with its beautiful Cetina River canyon.

Split is also the gateway to the stunning Croatian islands. There are more than 1000 islands off the Croatian coast! The hardest part is deciding which one to visit.

Did you know that Croatia has the largest sailing fleet in the world? It is truly a sailor’s paradise.

Finally, for foodies, I suggest you try our traditional silverbeet (Swiss chard) and grilled fish,  smoked cod dishes, cuttlefish with broad beans, grilled calamari …or for those with a sweet tooth ‘rožata’ (a Croatian caramel flan), ‘fritule’ (tiny donuts), or visit one of many artesian ice cream vendors in the old town.

On top of all of that, we are preparing for you an intellectually stimulating, aesthetically pleasing, academically rewarding conference, where you’ll be able to meet with colleagues from all over the world – 40 countries are currently represented – and listen to the best speakers in the field of breastfeeding medicine.

I look forward to welcoming you to Split!


Irena Zakarija-Grković, MD, FRACGP, IBCLC, PhD, FABM, Conference Chair

Irena Zakarija-Grković

Irena Zakarija-Grković

Elien Rouw, MD, FABM , President, EABM


Irena Zakarija-Grković (Croatia) – Chair                                
Elien Rouw (Netherlands) – Vice Chair
Dinka Barić (Croatia)
Anamarija Ćuže Gugić (Croatia)
Lara Delić (Croatia)
Zorica Kovač (Croatia)
Zdenka Krsnik Katunarić (Croatia)
Dalia Meštrović (Croatia)
Amneris Milano Bekavac (Croatia)
Robert Vulić (Croatia)
Radojka Vukšić (Croatia)

Anita Pavičić Bošnjak (Croatia)-Chair
Adriano Cattaneo (Italy)- Vice Chair
Irena Zakarija-Grković (Croatia)- Chair
Boris Filipović Grčić (Croatia)
Marko Mimica (Croatia)
Michal Mansovsky (Israel)
Monica Pina (Portugal)
Reet Raukas (Estonia)
Milan Stanojević (Croatia)
Lara Tauritz (Netherlands)
Andreja Tekauc Golob (Slovenia)