Dear friends and colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you in Croatia's capital, Zagreb, for the 13th East-West Immunogenetics Conference, which will be held in hotel Panorama March 14-16, 2019. We are pleased that the EWIC has become a “must attend” conference for a high number of professionals in the histocompatibility and immunogenetics field and our hope is that EWIC 2019 will keep up with this good tradition.

Zagreb and Croatia, with a long and rich history of international collaborations in this field, as well as a status of a Regional Health Development Center on Organ Donation and Transplant Medicine within South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), embodies well the first EWIC 2006 motto “Transfer of Knowledge”. Our main intention is to give the participants a well-balanced amount of new scientific insights and future avenues in the histocompatibility and immunogenetics field, but at the same time provide the opportunity to present everyday routine work of various laboratories. Finally, the best outcome of a good scientific conference are new contacts and collaborations and we hope to give the attendants plenty of time for socializing and discussing new projects. The EWIC 2019 “Building Bridges” motto reflects this idea.

In the end, we invite you to explore Zagreb, one of the rising touristic destinations in Europe. Zagreb's coat of arms, a white town with wide open golden gates represents well the hospitality of its inhabitants. The city offers something for everybody’s taste, from historic Upper Town with numerous museums and art galleries, to the busy Down Town and its many restaurants, coffee shops and bars, plentiful parks and interesting architecture.

In hope that the EWIC 2019, with your participation, becomes a valuable experience in our scientific advancement and professional education, we look forward to seeing you in Zagreb.

Sincerely yours,


On behalf of the Organising Committee

Asst. Prof. Renata Zunec   


EWIC 2019


Under the auspices of
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia  

Organized by
The Tissue Typing Center, Department of Transfusion Medicine and Transplantation Biology, 
University Hospital Center Zagreb

Supported by
European Federation for Immunogenetics
Croatian Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation of Croatian Medical Association