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CV Danica Avsec, MD

Graduated at University of Ljubljana, Medical Faculty, Slovenia, MD award in 1982, nomination for Primarius in 2002, nomination for Counsellour in 2008

Specialization in anesthesiology and Intensive Care in Ljubljana in 1990

Director of the Institute for organ and tissue transplantation of the Republic Slovenia, Ljubljana, first nomination in 2001 (re-elected in 2005 and 2010)

Functional areas of work and competences: managing Slovenia-transplant institute, promoting transplantation and donation for professional and lay public, communicating with media, leading and cooperating in European projects

Published several expert and popular articles and expert books on the subject of donation and transplantation, held invited lectures in Slovenia and abroad

different memberships in national and international expert bodies

Leader of European Donation Day Project

Communication skills, extensive experience in communicating with media

CV Bernarda Logar Zakrajšek

Graduated at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology in 1999

Employed by University Medical Centre Ljubljana since 1999;

Finished specialization in Clinical Psychology (2004)

Received Master's degree in Psychology (2005)

Specializing in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy

Main working areas:

  • Health and clinical psychology
  • Psycho-diagnostics, counselling and psychotherapy of patients before/ after organ transplantation

Other working areas:

  • licensed trainer of the EDHEP workshop: Grief response and organ donation request (communication skills when breaking bad news, dealing with grief and asking for organ donation)
  • work-package leader in project “EDD” (Developing Guidelines for the European donation Day; funded by European Commission) on research survey of the awareness raising potential of EDD (2008-2010); led by Slovenija-transplant

communication in health care, attitudes of general public on organ donation

communication and presentation skills, team management

Slovenian, English, French, Croatian, German (basic)


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